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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


    Pre-nursing major Faith Lopez loves HPU for its diversity and the love it has fostered for her “home,” Hawai‘i and the Pacific region. Her involvement with on-campus clubs has deepened her love for different cultures and traveling.

  • Faculty


    Professor of International Business Harm-Jan Steenhuis, Ph.D., believes the value of education is in learning a way of thinking. He also appreciates the different perspectives of his students — many of whom come from around the world — adding to the classroom experience.

  • Alumni


    Alumna Shubheksha “Subu” Rana (MSW ’10) is improving lives and communities in Nepal. Rana trains social work students to organize school and community based awareness programs on HIV and AIDS. She takes HPU’s global perspective with her and makes the world a better place.

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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!