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Chances of getting into University of Hawaii West Oahu

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
95%
Admission Difficulty for University of Hawaii West Oahu
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Extremely Easy 
Applicant Competition Very Low 
How hard is it to get into UHWO and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at UHWO is 95%.  It ranks #7 in Hawaii for lowest rate of acceptance. University of Hawaii West Oahu is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 679 out of 713 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 73 percent (SAT 940/1120 ACT 16/21). University of Hawaii West Oahu typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.33. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The UHWO application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Hawaii West Oahu. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 48% of students submitted SAT scores and 77% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

UHWO SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
940-1120
Applicants Submitting SAT 
48%
SAT Scores for University of Hawaii West Oahu
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 460
SAT Math 25th 480
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for University of Hawaii West Oahu
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1120
Average SAT Score 1030

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Hawaii West Oahu?

University of Hawaii West Oahu typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 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 850. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. UHWO ranks #6 in Hawaii for highest average SAT composite score. 48 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

University of Hawaii West Oahu admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1120 and Above Good >97%
1030 to 1120 Avg + 95%-97%
940 to 1030 Avg - 91%-95%
850 to 940 Reach 84%-91%
Less than 850 Low <84%
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UHWO ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-21 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
77%
ACT Scores for University of Hawaii West Oahu
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Hawaii West Oahu
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 20
ACT Math 75th 21
ACT Composite 75th 21
Average ACT Score 18

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UHWO?

Admission data indicates that UHWO regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 14 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 21 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #6 in Hawaii for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 77 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Hawaii West Oahu.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Hawaii West Oahu admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
21 and Above Good >98%
18 to 21 Avg + 95%-98%
16 to 18 Avg - 92%-95%
14 to 16 Reach 87%-92%
Less than 14 Low <87%
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UHWO GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.33
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Hawaii West Oahu?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UHWO. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Hawaii West Oahu was 3.33 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Hawaii for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.33 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as UHWO accepts 95% of all applicants.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Hawaii West Oahu students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 9.0% Good
3.75 to 3.99 14.0% Good
3.50 to 3.74 19.0% Avg +
3.25 to 3.49 16.0% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.0% Avg -
2.50 to 2.99 25.0% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

76% of University of Hawaii West Oahu freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Hawaii West Oahu students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 37%
Top 50% of class 76%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Hawaii West Oahu admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 445 246 713
Accepted 431 227 679
Acceptance Rate 97% 92% 95%
Enrolled 141 84 232
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 33% 37% 34%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
192

Applicants have 192 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 15, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Hawaii West Oahu is $50.

Application Requirements

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

University of Hawaii West Oahu 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 University of Hawaii West Oahu
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=141981 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii West Oahu.

FAQs

Does University of Hawaii West Oahu prefer SAT or ACT?

48% of students submit their SAT scores to UHWO. 77% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Hawaii West Oahu?

95% of those who apply are granted admission to UHWO. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for University of Hawaii West Oahu?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1120. 48% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Hawaii West Oahu?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 21. 77% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.