Real Videos

$2,000 Scholarship

Take a Student-led Tour on CampusReel to Enter

Hawaii Pacific University: 2024 Requirements, Scores & GPAs

This is the go-to guide for getting into Hawaii Pacific University. We suggest you read until the end... Not only will we layout the exact GPA and test scores you should aim for when applying to Hawaii Pacific University, but we’ll also offer creative ways to help your application stand out from the pack. We breakdown Hawaii Pacific University statistics better than any article out there and show you how these have changed over time. Also, make sure to check out Hawaii Pacific University on CampusReel to see what it’s really like here. If you're interesting in transferring to Hawaii Pacific University, the read our transfer guide. You can also use the below calculator to help determine your likelihood of acceptance at Hawaii Pacific University

Hawaii Pacific University chances calculator

This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at any other U.S. college

Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

Your SAT Score
my SAT
Your ACT Score
Select a Score
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • 32
  • 33
  • 34
  • 35
  • 36
  • Your GPA*
    on a 4.0 scale
    *or select a school below for a specific calculation
    Need chances at another college?

    What Is Hawaii Pacific University’s Acceptance Rate?

    Last year Hawaii Pacific University’s acceptance rate was 91.3. However, check out how the acceptance rate has changed over time.

    As you can see, Hawaii Pacific University is a little easier to get into than last year.

    Acceptance rate alone does not indicate your likelihood for getting into Hawaii Pacific University - it’s a very high level understanding of the true competition. Use the acceptance rate as a general guide for curating a list of 10-15 schools that fall into different ranges of competitiveness. Then, use the below data to get a deeper understanding of how your application will compare to the rest of the pool.

    2016 2017 2018
    Acceptance Rate 75.0 % 75.0 % 91.3 %
    Will You Get Into Hawaii Pacific University?
    Calculate Your Chances

    Does Hawaii Pacific University Require Test Scores?

    Hawaii Pacific University requires that you either take the SAT or ACT. See the table below for how Hawaii Pacific University’s accepted students have performed on both tests. You may be wondering how many test scores should you submit. Generally, don’t freak out about taking the test too often. Industry consensus is that you can submit up to 6 tests as a reasonable limit.

    Hawaii Pacific University’s average SAT score is 1120 - this is the sum of the math and reading portions of the SAT (the 1600 scale). Check out the below table for a deeper look into how students performed - it’s also very interesting to look at the average test score over time. The trend over time helps give insight into whether Hawaii Pacific University is getting more or less competitive.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    Math 500 600 550
    Reading 520 620 570
    2019 Total 1020 1220 1120
    2018 Total - - -
    2017 Total - - -

    Hawaii Pacific University’s average SAT score is 1120. To be a competitive applicant for Hawaii Pacific University your SAT score should come close to the average. If you’re closer to the 1020, you’re likely going to have a tougher time getting accepted. To consider Hawaii Pacific University a “target” school (one that you are likely to get into) you should aim for a score of 1220.

    Will You Get Into Hawaii Pacific University?
    Calculate Your Chances

    Main Academic Excellence that is in line with Hawaii Pacific University admission standards.

    1. Score at least a 1120 on the SAT or 46 on the ACT.
    2. 2
    3. Maintain a GPA of at least a 3.43.

    Join Extracurriculars that Align with Hawaii Pacific University’s Values.

    1. Join your school band, a sports team or another group activity. If Hawaii Pacific University values music heavily, for example, then try to participate in an organization related to that topic.
    2. 2
    3. Volunteer in your hometown. Honolulu has tons of ways to be involved beyond just the college. Hawaii Pacific University wants applicants that are also good ambassadors for the school - they want students who will give back to the local community and broader Honolulu area in general.
    4. 3
    5. Spend your summer doing something that speaks to your values, personal growth, leadership qualities and other less quantifiable characteristics. Hawaii Pacific University needs to see past your test scores and grades - they need to know that you will be a valuable and contributing member of their community. You are more than grades and test scores - your experiences should demonstrate that.

    Prepare Your Application

    1. Write a stellar essay that shows Hawaii Pacific University something they can’t figure out from the other parts of your application. For a detailed guide on writing the best college essay, check this out.
    2. 2
    3. Get teacher recs that speak to your character. If you know what you’re majoring in and include that in your Hawaii Pacific University app, try to have at least 1 recommendation from a teacher in that department.
    4. 3
    5. Apply Before the Deadline. Too many students wait until the last minute to submit their application, and too much can go wrong during this precious time window. Since many students are applying on the last day, it’s possible that Hawaii Pacific University’s own system crashes. Don’t risk the added stress this can cause - submit your app a few days early.