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Hawaii Pacific University Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

74.7%
Admission Difficulty for Hawaii Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionLow

Can I get into Hawaii Pacific University? The school has a 75% acceptance rate. Last year, 4,892 out of 6,551 applicants were admitted making Hawaii Pacific University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent. Hawaii Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 10% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

75% are accepted,
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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1080-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Hawaii Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 520
SAT Composite 25th 1080
SAT Scores for Hawaii Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Estimated Average SAT 1180
SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Hawaii Pacific University?

Hawaii Pacific University typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1180 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hawaii Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >84%
1175 to 1270 Avg + 75%-84%
1080 to 1175 Avg - 64%-75%
985 to 1080 Reach 51%-64%
Less than 985 Low <51%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for Hawaii Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
ACT Math 25th 18
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Hawaii Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 25
ACT Composite 75th 25
Estimated Average ACT 22
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Hawaii Pacific University?

Admission data indicates that Hawaii Pacific University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hawaii Pacific University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hawaii Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >85%
22 to 25 Avg + 75%-85%
20 to 22 Avg - 66%-75%
18 to 20 Reach 56%-66%
Less than 18 Low <56%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Hawaii Pacific University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hawaii Pacific University was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Hawaii Pacific University accepts 75% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Hawaii Pacific University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 17% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 18% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 2% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

53% of Hawaii Pacific University freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Hawaii Pacific University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 25%
Top 25% of class 53%
Top 50% of class 85%
Bottom 50% of class 15%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Hawaii Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,767 1,784 6,551
Accepted 3,619 1,273 4,892
Acceptance Rate 76% 71% 75%
Enrolled 384 116 500
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 11% 9% 10%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
114

Applicants have 114 days left until the Fall 2019 term applications are due on Aug 15, 2019.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Hawaii Pacific University before the Aug 15 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
May 4 May 17
Jun 1 Jul 10
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 8 Jun 18
Jul 13 Jul 23

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hawaii Pacific University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Hawaii Pacific University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Hawaii Pacific University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141644 IPEDS survey data for Hawaii Pacific University.