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Study at Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University was established in 1965, and is a private university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The university has more than 8, 000 students from nearly 100 countries. The largest academic programs of the college are in International Relations and Business Administration. The university has two major campuses - the downtown Honolulu campus and Hawaii Loa campus. The sports teams of the university are known as the Sea Warriors. The college has men's and women's teams in tennis, soccer, cross country and basketball. Major League Baseball outfielder Benny Agbayani and economist Daniel Brackins are notable alumni of the university.

Profile of Hawaii Pacific UniversityHawaii Pacific is found in Honolulu, HI. Honolulu is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at Hawaii Pacific.

Course Topics

The school has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. Hawaii Pacific is known for its programs in media, business and management, and computer science and engineering.

Hawaii Pacific Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 560.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 7, 943 in 2007 at Hawaii Pacific. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Hawaii Pacific offers students meal plans. The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Division II Independents and Pacific West Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:


Pacific University is an international learning community set in the rich cultural context of Hawaii

. Students from around the world join us for an American education built on a liberal arts foundation. Our innovative undergraduate and graduate programs anticipate the changing needs of the community and prepare our graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society. "Hawaii Pacific Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management664business, business management, business and related services, marketing, finance, human resources, accounting, international business, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine240registered nursing, community nurse, nurse practitioner, various nursing
Media121communication studies, public relations, advertising, journalism
Computer Science and Engineering103computer science, information science, computer and media applications, computer security
Liberal Arts99history courses, political science, international studies, interdisciplinary studies, English, international relations, social services, history, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement94criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Therapy and Counselling55psychology
Education and Teaching54secondary teaching, ESL instruction
Science40marine biology, biology, oceanography
Hospitality39tourism and travel
Family and Social Work23social work, human services, public administration
Conservation and Resource Management10environmental studies, environmental science
Mathematics8mathematics, applied mathematics
Medical administration0health care administration
Contact: Hawaii PacificHawaii Pacific University

1164 Bishop St. Suite 216

Honolulu, HI 96813

General Phone: (808) 544-0200


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