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Hawaii Pacific University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Komal Yadav

(SEO title: Hawaii Pacific University International Admission Information)

Hawaii Pacific University admissions are lightly competitive as can be observed by its acceptance rate of 75%. The SAT scores are competitive, they range from 1000 to 1200.

The average ACT range is 20-25 which makes these scores moderately competitive.

  • The undergraduate applicants can apply through either the Online Application or theCommon Application.
  • The graduate applicants can apply through the university’s Online Application portal.
  • The University provides admission under the Early Action program which is non-binding.
  • Graduate applicants should submit the application and required documents at least 1-2 months prior to the start of the entry semester.


Application PortalOnline Application
Common Application
Application Fee55 USD
Average GPA3.4
Acceptance Rate75%
Average SAT range1000-1200
Average ACT range20-25
Tuition (Annual)27,925 USD
Application PortalOnline Application
Application Fee55 USD
Payment ModeCredit Card
Tuition (per Semester)20,670 USD

Hawaii Pacific University Admission Deadlines

TransferSummer: Rolling Admission;
Fall: Priority- January 15, 2019, Regular- March 1, 2019,
Rolling Admission on Space Available Basis;
Spring: Regular- October 1, 2019, Rolling Admission on Space Available Basis
UndergraduateFall: Early Application- November 15, Regular- January 15, Priority- March 1,
Rolling Admission Post March 1
Application DeadlinesVaries for different programs

Hawaii Pacific University International Admissions

Office of International Admissions oversees the admission process for international applicants. They are always available to help students with any queries and doubts they might have regarding the admission process.

Hawaii Pacific University admission requirements for international applicants:

  • Academic Transcripts:
    • Both in the native language and an official English language translation.
    • Should list all courses taken in high school and include grades/scores for each subject.
  • Proof of English language proficiency.
  • Students who did not meet the minimum English requirement for Hawaii Pacific University admissions may seek to enroll at the university's affiliated ELS Language Center program.
  • Copy of passport's biographical photo page.
  • Statement of financial sponsorship.
  • All students have to demonstrate financial ability before Hawaii Pacific University can issue an immigration document.
  • Bank statement of a government sponsorship letter.
  • An official bank statement showing that the applicant has an account which holds sufficient funds to cover the total estimated costs.

Language Requirements for International Students

International students can demonstrate proof of English language proficiency by completing one of the test score requirements. Test scores more than two years old by the intended entry term will not be accepted.

Following are the scores for regular admission

TOEFL iBT80 or higher
ACT English18
SATClitical Reading + Critical Writinf: 800;
Evidence-based Reading & Writing: 450
AP English3 or higher
IB - HL English (Language A)5 or higher

Hawaii Pacific University Undergraduate Admissions

Hawaii Pacific University admission for undergraduates require its applicants to submit either official or unofficial high school transcripts along with SAT or ACT scores.

Following are the requirements for undergraduate applicants:

  • Personal statement (essay) and/or resume: This is an opportunity for the applicants to let the admissions committee know more about themselves.
  • The university takes a holistic approach to review applications and consider all the information provided on the application to make an admissions decision.
  • The applicants are required to fulfill the university’s GPA requirements
  • Recommended courses:
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of History or Social Science, Math, and Natural Science
    • 2 years of Foreign Language

Transfer applicants:

Students who are transferring from other universities or colleges must have a preferred minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for admissions and have submitted official transcripts from each previously attended school.

It is recommended that transfer students apply by the priority date or at least three months prior to the start of the term in which they are interested unless otherwise noted by the academic program.

Hawaii Pacific University Graduate Admissions

Gradaute applicants are required to fulfill the following requirements to be considered for admission at Hawaii Pacific University:

  • Transcripts
  • The NACES member evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation).
  • Essay questions/Personal statement
  • 2 letters of recommendation are required by all the graduate programs offered at Hawaii Pacific University except the Master of Public Administration program.
  • Test scores: Standardized entrance exams are specific to each program and may include GMAT or GRE scores. Standardized entrance exams must be less than five years old.
  • Resume

Hawaii Pacific University Graduate Courses Admissions

Application Portal: Common Online Application portal

Application Deadline: Varies

Application Fee: 55 USD

Minimum English Language Proficiency:

  • TOEFL iBT: overall score of 80 with a writing score of 25
  • IELTS: overall score of 6.0 with a writing score of 6.5
CourseAcademic Requirements
M.S. Information SystemsTest Scores: GMAT or GRE; Additional Requirements*
M.S. Clinical Mental Health CounselingGRE Quantitative and Verbal Scores

*A minimum of five years of professional experience

Admission Decision for students applying under the Early Action program will receive a decision by December 31. Students applying under Regular Decision will receive a decision by February 15 and the Priority applicants will receive a decision by April 1.

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