To change the world, you have to change how you view it
Hawai‘i Pacific University is the state’s largest private nonprofit university, located in downtown Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu. Established in 1965, HPU is home to more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from Hawai‘i, the mainland, and more than 100 countries around the world.
The university offers 33 undergraduate programs, 18 graduate programs, and three doctoral programs. HPU has been named “Hawai‘i’s Best University” (Wallethub.com, 2019) and the most diverse private nonprofit university in the country (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2016). HPU alumni, numbering 45,000-plus worldwide, also enjoy the highest median salary among graduates of all universities in the state (Guidetoonlineschools.com, 2019).
We are committed to serving our local and global communities, and we challenge our students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences that will enable them to think critically, speak and write effectively, and understand the workings of an increasingly interconnected world. Our curriculum, which builds on our diversity by combining American educational traditions with global perspectives, stresses rigorous intellectual engagement, relevant career education, and social responsibility. Graduates of Hawai‘i Pacific University are responsible citizens and active, independent, lifelong learners.