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.

New Sharks, Get Ready for Fall 2023


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

    Danielle Carreira Ching

    Danielle is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) student and was born and raised in Kāneʻohe. Her unique background of working after high school and returning to university later in life has encouraged others to remember that it’s never too late to pursue a new career at any age.

    Learn more about Danielle and her journey at HPU

  • Faculty Spotlight

    Gideon Berger

    HPU Associate Professor of Chemistry Gideon Berger, Ph.D. has been a professor at HPU since 2008 and teaches organic and general chemistry. He is a natural teacher and has a knack for breaking down the complexity of chemistry in a way that makes learning fun and engaging.

    Learn More About Professor Berger

  • Alumni Spotlight

    Jacob Hargis '12

    Jacob was born and raised in Northfield, a college town in southeastern Minnesota. He spent his childhood in pursuit of the natural world so when he enrolled at HPU it was a perfect fit to earn his degree in environmental studies and later become a wildlife biologist.

    Learn more about Jacob's experience at HPU