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Hawaii Pacific University

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 7,879 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 7%
Institution type Private

About Hawaii Pacific University

Established in 1965, Hawaii Pacific University is a non-government institution that has approximately 3,436 undergraduate students enrolled into one of its 36 unique undergraduate degrees that are also clustered into 31 majors within 18 broad fields of study. Located in the urban area of Honolulu, Hawaii, and a campus size of 135 acres, this institution also utilises a semester-based academic calendar.

In the classrooms, the student-faculty ratio is only at 12:1 with 58% of Hawaii Pacific University students in classes with less than 20 students. Some of the more popular course programmes according to students’ choice include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Health Professions and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs. It is also interesting to note that students’ satisfaction rate regarding overall learning experience on campus is at 69 percent.

Other than that, the gender distribution among the student body is at a fairly equal balance with 42 percent makeup of the male students, and the remainder of 58 percent are female students. However, when it comes to students’ choice for accommodation, 87 percent of students favour in living outside with the remainder of 13 percent still prefer to live on -campus.

Campus information

At Hawaii Pacific University, the downtown area of campus comprises of 6 buildings that mark the centre of Honolulu’s business district. These buildings include HPU Frear Centre with modern facilitated classrooms, communication lab, and even a cutting-edge information systems classroom. Another part of the buildings houses HPU’s Meader Library which functions as a provider of a collection of general and specialised resources, comprising of a business reference collection, a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) collection, and many another resources students and the faculty can make use of.

Throughout campus, there are also other facilities provided such as study areas, group study rooms, computer work stations, and WiFi. In another part of the campus as well, the Tutoring and Testing Centre offers access for students to acquire free tutoring in all core subjects imbedded in their course.

Almost all primary features of the campus are linked by a shuttle bus service.


Waterfront Lofts

Waterfront Lofts can be easily located on Piers 8 and 9 at the downtown of Honolulu waterfront. It also frames the Aloha Tower that was once used to welcome passenger ship arrivals.

  • The student residential community that is situated on the second floor of the Aloha Tower Marketplace.
  • Types: single-, double- and triple-occupancy bedroom options in a loft unit and a double-occupancy option in a studio unit.
  • The lofts have a living room, kitchenette, and bathroom; studios have a bathroom and mini-fridge.
  • Each bedroom -  an extra-long twin bed, bed frame, desk, desk chair and wardrobe dresser.
  • Living at the Waterfornt Lofts means easy access to many amenities, activities, and public transportation in downtown Honolulu.

Hawaii Loa Campus Residence Halls

Hawaii Loa has some of the residence halls at Hawaii Pacific University.

  • Home to thirty students in each hall - suite style.
  • Employs Resident Advisor in each residence hall.
  • Types of rooms: double-occupancy or triple-occupancy rooms.
  • Provides full academic year accommodations (fall, winter, and spring semesters) for students in six co-ed (men and women) residence halls.
  • Convenient for first-year students because; prepared meal plan, quick access to important locations on campus, shuttle service, and strong community atmosphere.


Courses available 8

Agriculture Studies 1 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Health and Medicine 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


Reviews 3

HPU is a 4 year university that is not only in a beautiful location, but has many other amazing attributes. The professors genuinely care for their students and care about what they are actually teaching. The school has also has a great student life system that is great at getting all students to b…
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Hawaii Pacific University is a great place for students who are adventure and love the island living. The university is very diverse and the teachers and staff are truly amazing. They are passionate and extremely knowledgeable in their fields.
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