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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


    As the recipient of a 4 year scholarship through HPU’s Biz4Good scholarship challenge, freshman Chantal Charbonnier is embracing everything about her university experience in and outside of the classroom.

  • Faculty


    Preparing students for graduate school success is a focus of Assistant Professor of Psychology Katherine Aumer, Ph.D., and cultivating her students’ research skillset through tailored curricula and opportunities are key.

  • Alumni


    Inspired by vintage, local fashion during his time at Hawai‘i Pacific University, alumnus Simen Staalnacke (BSBA ’01), infuses an international flair into his designs for the Norwegian fashion house and lifestyle brand, Moods of Norway.

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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!