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Hawai'i Pacific University

At HPU we believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the community and respect the land we live in. Students, faculty, staff, and the broader university community are encouraged to find experiential learning opportunities with community impact that perpetuates our Hawaiian values of pono, kuleana, and aloha.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Social Sciences (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



In the 1960s, two small liberal arts colleges were founded by community members recognizing a need for private education in our newly formed state of Hawai‘i. In 1992, a picturesque Windward college merged with a downtown university, uniting the strength of two academically strong institutions.


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Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Career Development Center provides students and alumni with the necessary resources to be highly competitive individuals in the college-to-career transition. Recognizing that the global workplace is a forever changing environment, Career Development supports students to be prepared, adaptable, dynamic and resourceful, while embodying the values of Pono, Kuleana, and Aloha.

Housing services

Student needs will vary according to the individual course requirements and the nature of the disability. The university is not required to provide every accommodation that a student may request. Students should note that the requirements for accommodations for post-secondary education are different from the requirements for high school and that the accommodations themselves may differ. Accommodations are determined through the following:

  • Student’s Self-Report
  • Observation and Interaction
  • Information From External or Third Parties

Medical services

  • The Counseling and Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) department provides FREE and CONFIDENTIAL counseling services to current registered HPU students.
  • HPU students have access to on-campus health services during the fall and spring semesters.

Student Life

Campus life

HPU combines the excitement of an urban downtown campus with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of O’ahu’s Ko’olau mountains, and its aquaculture research facility, Oceanic Institute, borders the ocean. The main campus is located in downtown Honolulu, the business and financial center of the Pacific, and it is home to the College of Business and College of Liberal Arts.

Sports facilities

Hawai‘i Pacific University is proud to be expanding fitness offerings for students, staff, and faculty.  Whether it is having free access to a gym or taking a fitness class in between classes, the Campus Recreation program will keep improving options to engage as many people in enjoying these health benefits. 

Student clubs

Being a member of a registered student organization (RSO) is an excellent way to meet new people from around the world and enrich your HPU experience. The active RSO's are listed here. If you do not see the perfect match for your strengths and interests, consider creating your own club!

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

i really like the professors of my core classes. They have been very motivating and caring. I also love the class size that isn't too big (we dont have those super big lecture classes, which allow us to have a better connection with the class). The location of the downtown campus can be improve. There's a lot of homeless people. The facilities can be better. Sometimes I...

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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