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Hawaii Pacific University Admission Requirements

Honolulu, Hawaii

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Chances of getting into Hawaii Pacific University

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
81%
Admission Difficulty for Hawaii Pacific University
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into Hawaii Pacific University and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Hawaii Pacific University is 81%.  It ranks #4 in Hawaii for lowest rate of acceptance. Hawaii Pacific University is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 6,753 out of 8,296 applicants were admitted.

The school has easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent (SAT 970/1160 ACT 17/24). Hawaii Pacific University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.5. 8% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Hawaii Pacific University. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 59% of students submitted SAT scores and 40% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

Hawaii Pacific University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
970-1160
Applicants Submitting SAT 
59%
SAT Scores for Hawaii Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 970
SAT Scores for Hawaii Pacific University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1160
Average SAT Score 1070

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

Hawaii Pacific University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 66 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 970 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 870. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1070 out of 1600. Hawaii Pacific University ranks #4 in Hawaii for highest average SAT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Hawaii Pacific University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1160 and Above Good >89%
1065 to 1160 Avg + 81%-89%
970 to 1065 Avg - 69%-81%
875 to 970 Reach 54%-69%
Less than 875 Low <54%
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Hawaii Pacific University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
17-24 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
40%
ACT Scores for Hawaii Pacific University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 16
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 17
ACT Scores for Hawaii Pacific University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 24
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 24
Average ACT Score 20

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 17 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 69 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 24 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #4 in Hawaii for highest average ACT composite score. 40 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Hawaii Pacific University.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Hawaii Pacific University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
24 and Above Good >90%
20 to 24 Avg + 81%-90%
17 to 20 Avg - 71%-81%
14 to 17 Reach 59%-71%
Less than 14 Low <59%
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Hawaii Pacific University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.5
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Hawaii Pacific University?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Hawaii Pacific University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Hawaii Pacific University was 3.5 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 in Hawaii for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.5 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Hawaii Pacific University accepts 81% of all applicants.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Hawaii Pacific University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,296 1,995 8,296
Accepted 5,171 1,579 6,753
Acceptance Rate 82% 79% 81%
Enrolled 405 133 538
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 8% 8% 8%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Hawaii Pacific University is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Hawaii Pacific University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Hawaii Pacific University Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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.

FAQs

Does Hawaii Pacific University prefer SAT or ACT?

59% of students submit their SAT scores to Hawaii Pacific University. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Hawaii Pacific University?

81% of those who apply are granted admission to Hawaii Pacific University. Admission competition is and the college has easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Hawaii Pacific University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 970 and 1160. 59% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Hawaii Pacific University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 17 and 24. 40% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.