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Founded in 1965, Hawaiʻi Pacific University has grown to become the state’s leading private, nonprofit university with a student population of 5,600 undergraduate and graduate students. HPU is one of the most culturally diverse universities in America with students from all 50 U.S. states and 65 countries. HPU prides itself on maintaining strong academic programs, small class sizes, individual attention, and a diverse faculty and student population.

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Head to HPU, where another world is waiting to be discovered by you. In fact, we think you will love it so much that we invite you to attend an official campus visit. If you are a prospective undergraduate student and enroll, we will give you a one-time $500 visit grant.

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  • Student


    Joshua Sheetz is a senior majoring in advertising and public relations with an emphasis in creative design. He is the president of Akamai Advertising, ad sales director for Kalamalama, and was named a 2016 American Advertising Federation Most Promising Multicultural Student, only one of 50 awardees in the nation.

  • Faculty


    AnnMarie Manzulli, Senior Lecturer of Communication, brings an extensive industry background to HPU that helps to facilitate hands-on learning experiences. For Manzulli’s students, learning extends beyond the classroom, providing them the opportunity to engage with industry experts.

  • Alumni


    Jordan Serpentini (BSBA International Business ’16), founder and CEO of Ragical Life, is using her HPU experience to provide skateboarders with magical, rad art and influence the skateboarding world to create global change.

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Imagine expanding your circle of friends with students from all 50 states and over 65 countries. That's a global education unlike any other. When you're ready to learn more about living and learning at Hawai'i Pacific University, let us know. Our admissions staff, esteemed faculty and energized students are here to welcome you!