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Hawai'i Pacific University

Hawai'i Pacific University

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Strategically located in the center of the Pacific Rim, the region with the fastest growing economies in the world, Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) provides an American education in an international setting. The University has one of the most diverse student populations in the US with over 8,000 students from all 50 US states and more than 100 countries. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1 and average class size is under 25. With three campuses linked by shuttle, Hawai‘i Pacific combines the excitement of an urban downtown campus with the serenity of the windward side of the island. The main campus is located in downtown Honolulu, the financial center of the Pacific, and is home to the business, communication, international studies, professional studies, and liberal arts programs. The Hawai‘i Loa residential campus is eight miles away situated in Kane‘ohe at the base of the Ko‘olau Mountains; it is the site of the School of Nursing, the marine science program, and a variety of other course offerings. The third campus, Oceanic Institute, is an aquaculture research facility located on a 56 acre site providing a global center for research and education in marine environmental and life sciences. The University also offers classes at six military locations on Oahu.

Areas of Expertise

Students may choose from more than 50 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs in the areas of Business Administration, Communication, Liberal Arts, and Natural Sciences. Multimedia classrooms, modern science and communication labs, and a Media and Technology Center are provided to keep HPU students on the cutting edge of today's technology.

On Campus Housing

HPU offers on-campus housing at the residence halls located on the windward Hawaii Loa campus. Go to for more information.

Off Campus Housing

The University offers various off-campus housing options. Go to for more information.

Career Planning

Career development and preparation is an integral part of HPU, which offers a wide array of career services to meet the needs of all students and graduates. Services include career counseling, job preparation, job search assistance, employment listings, and cooperative education and internships.


Hawai'i Pacific University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and plays in the association's Pacific West Conference, the PacWest.


Students may choose to participate in over 75 different clubs and organizations including student government, social clubs, pre-professional organizations, honor societies, theatrical productions, the literary magazine, pep band, and the award winning newspaper, Kalamalama.

Information Technology

HPU has two computer centers, both offering Internet access. Wireless Internet access is available on both campuses, as well as in the residence halls.

International Involvement

The University offers exchange programs in Australia, Germany, France, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and the UK.

Campus Tour

Campus tours are given daily.

Modified on February 13, 2007