HPU is America's No.1 University for Diversity!

Strategically located in the center of the Pacific Rim – the region with the fastest growing economies in the world – Hawai’i Pacific University provides an American education in an international setting. With students from all 50 states and nearly 80 countries, HPU is America's No. 1 university for diversity and one of the most culturally diverse universities in the U.S., according to a 2013 online study conducted by College Factual. HPU is also recognized by the Institute for International Education as one of the top thirty most diverse Master’s Level Institutions in the U.S.

This multicultural diversity helps HPU achieve its mission to “prepare its graduates to live, work, and learn as active members of a global society.” Students from all majors can also study abroad in more than 65 different countries. These international opportunities enable students to graduate culturally knowledgeable, globally connected, and ready to make a difference in the world as true global citizens.

Ranked high in International Diversity

  • Hawai`i Pacific University is consistently ranked one of the top Master’s Universities around the world for international diversity by the Institute for International Education (IIE). IIE is considered the preeminent source for international enrollment as the publisher of Open Doors, the annual publication on international enrollment at U.S. universities. Click here to see IIE rankings by institution type.
  • Hawai`i Pacific University was recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top universities in the western region with “Most International Students.” For more information, click here.
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