|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||480|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||970|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1070|
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 estimated 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1160 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1065 to 1160||Avg +||81%-88%|
|970 to 1065||Avg -||71%-81%|
|875 to 970||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 875||Low||<60%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||16|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||17|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||24|
|ACT Composite 75th||24|
|Average ACT Score||20|
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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|24 and Above||Good||>89%|
|20 to 24||Avg +||81%-89%|
|17 to 20||Avg -||73%-81%|
|14 to 17||Reach||63%-73%|
|Less than 14||Low||<63%|
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.
GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||8%||8%||8%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to Hawaii Pacific University is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to Hawaii Pacific University and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Neither required nor recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
59% of students submit their SAT scores to Hawaii Pacific University. 40% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.