HPU sets you up for success.

HPU is different. You learn from professors who are top of their field, not only in academics, but in applied and industry knowledge. With this type of college education, you don’t just learn from lectures and textbooks. Courses at Hawai‘i Pacific University are hands-on and interactive. You study under and learn from faculty who excel at teaching face-to-face and in online environments, making your learning experience seamless.

You will fit right in.

HPU is different, and inclusive. You will experience things here that you won’t experience anywhere else in the world. You will receive a private university education and experiment with hands-on learning. Get ready to make friends who are also excited about new experiences, people, and perspectives.

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Learn from the best.

HPU's diverse faculty come from elite professional and educational backgrounds. No graduate students teach in the classroom – meaning you’ll learn directly from the best.

Hawai‘i residents, HPU is committed to making a personalized private education affordable for every student from Hawai‘i. If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, we are committed to helping you complete your college degree at HPU at a price you can afford.

  • Student Spotlight

    Carlos Farfan

    Carlos is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and has been stationed at Schofield Barracks for three-and-a-half years. He is currently pursuing his bachelor's degree in criminal justice at HPU.

  • Faculty Spotlight

    Hazel Downing

    Associate Professor of Nursing Hazel Downing, RN, Ed.D, has been a professor at HPU for over 20 years. She specializes in Comprehensive Nursing at the undergraduate level and Advanced Pathophysiology at the graduate level. Hazel has received the HPU "Teacher of the Year" award and has presented at the International Council of Nurses conference.

  • Alumni Spotlight

    Emma Williams

    Emma Williams '23 was born and raised in Rhode Island. She was always interested in filmmaking and communication so she chose both, majoring in Multimedia Cinematic Production and Mass Communication at HPU. She was also in the Residential Honors Program.