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

    Jessica Hankins

    Jessica is a Master of Science in Marine Science student who is working on pioneering coral research at HPU. She is using a Raman spectrometer that uses lasers to analyze coral reefs and marine debris found off Hawai'i’s waters and on its beaches.

    Learn more about Jessica and her research at HPU.

  • Faculty Spotlight

    Ken Schoolland

    Economics Professor Ken Schoolland has been a professor at HPU for over 40 years. He is the author of "The Adventures of Jonathan Gullible," one of the most successful books on economics in recent memory. Professor Schoolland is one of the most popular professors at HPU and his door is always open.

    Learn More About Professor Schoolland

  • Alumni Spotlight

    Christopher Gooch '12

    Christopher was born and raised in New Jersey and was always interested in cooking and entrepreneurship. When he arrived in Hawai'i to study for his entrepreneurial business degree, he found a perfect fit to match his culinary background and business interests. Christopher graduated from HPU in 2012, and he currently is the co-owner of Hearthly Burger in New Jersey.

    Learn more about Christopher's Experience at HPU

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