Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, USA

Honolulu, USA


History, Affiliations & Rankings

Established in 1965, Hawaii Pacific University is located in Honolulu. The university has been accredited by WSCUC (WASC Senior College and University Commission). Hawaii Pacific University is a member of the Hawaii Public Health Association, The National League for Nursing, The American Association of Colleges of Nursing, The Association of College and Research Libraries and The National Organization of Nurse Practitioners Faculties. The university is popularly known for its Nursing, Business and Psychology majors. Hawaii Pacific University has been ranked at 18 out of the top 25 online MBA programmes available in International Business. The university is known as one of the top regional universities in the West.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Hawaii Pacific University offers undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, online programs, associate programs and graduate certificates. It boasts of possessing a state-of-the-art infrastructure. The university comprises a Downtown Campus, Oceanic Institute, Hawaii Loa Campus and Military Campuses. The main campus is located in downtown Honolulu and is referred to as the business and financial centre of the Pacific. Hawaii Pacific University has AC based classrooms equipped with modern techniques. The university also offers multiple general and specialized resources in the library along with easy access to e-books, study rooms, computers, databases and wireless internet. Hawaii Pacific University provides laboratories, staff and faculty offices, theatre, art gallery, distance learning centre, research labs, teaching lab etc.

Accomplishments & Alumni

Located in an urban setting, the university is a private educational institution that has been recognised as offering the best online MBA programmes as per a survey conducted by thebestschools.org. The nursing programme of Hawaii Pacific University was recognized and appreciated in the world reports annual review of graduate schools and the US news. Keeping in view the contribution in the nursing domain, the university was tagged as the Best Health school 2013. In the year 2014, Hawaii Pacific University was recognised as Best Western College by Princeton Review. The university imparts brilliant knowledge, skills, and values to the students that guarantee them success in the professional sphere. The Career Development Center of Hawaii Pacific University encourages students to work all across the globe with the spirit of lifelong learning.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Hawaii Pacific University is one of the top diverse universities in the United States. In the year 2014, US Today had ranked the university as number one among the Top Ten Most Diverse Colleges in the U.S. In the number of Study Abroad students hosted each year from foreign universities, Hawaii Pacific University stands in the top position. It promotes international diversity and lends equal opportunities to them. The university has designed the curriculum in a way that combines American educational traditions with global perspectives. The Career Development Center of Hawaii Pacific University looks after interpersonal skills of students and prepares them for the global workplace. Hawaii Pacific University is one of the most diverse universities in the nation that keep in view the changing needs of the community, thereafter preparing students to work, live, and learn as active members of a global society.

COVID-19 Response

With the world starting to get back on its feet after the pandemic, services and accessibility to these services are slowly commencing their operations. Similarly, Hawaii Pacific University has decided to begin their sessions for 2020 with major COVID-19 regulations and precautions, allowing for the safety and health of all involved. HPU is dedicated to offering the students the best possible academic experience while keeping them safe during these unprecedented times. Students, staff and faculty members, alike will be asked to participate in the COVID-19 precaution routines for the benefit of all stakeholders involved.

  • HPU will be offering in-person classes this session, with an option of Online classes for those who are unwilling to join the in-person classes. In this case, students will be required to contact their faculty members and communicate the same.

  • Since in-person participation has resumed on-campus, many health and safety routines will be strictly followed such as daily health questionnaires, screenings and other precautions.

  • The questionnaires will be available on the universitys MyHPU app, which needs to be updated every day, mandatorily.

  • While on-campus, students will be asked to ensure that they maintain the social distancing practices such as wearing face-masks or coverings, keeping a distance of 6 feet between each other and washing ones hands ever so often.

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Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, USA Scholarship

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

  • The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship is offered to all international students who display a vision for intercultural understanding.
  • Selected international undergraduates will take up the role of furthering #YouAreWelcomeHere message by uniting intercultural differences.


  • Candidate must be a first-time international applicant to any major offered by the university.
  • Candidates should display interest and initiative in intercultural understanding and leadership.
  • Candidates will be required to write a 500 - 1,000 worded essay or a 2 - 5 minute video, explaining your roles and leadership skills in your school and community and how you plan to implement your leadership skills at the University.

Amount: 50% of the tuition fees.

Application Process:

  • Apply to a programme offered by Hawaii Pacific University and submit the necessary documents.
  • Send in a one-page application for #YouAreWelcomeHere scholarship, along with your essay or video within the deadline.

Merit Scholarships

  • All first-time undergraduate applicants to Hawaii Pacific University will be considered for merit-based scholarships.
  • Merit-based applications will only be offered to Full-time, degree-seeking candidates.
  • The academic merit scholarships will be applied to the tuition fees of a programme.

Campus Location

Hawaii Pacific University

1164 Bishop St #200, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, United States

https://hpu.edu/International_Student/IC_Staff_Directory.html | 808-543-8095 | nrmahan@hpu.edu

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