Stay Local

Stay local and finish your undergraduate degree at Hawaiʻi Pacific University on Oʻahu. HPU is committed to making a personalized private education affordable for every student from Hawaiʻi. If you are an incoming freshman college student or transferring to HPU from your former institution, we are committed to helping you complete your college degree at HPU at a price you can afford.

When you believe in the Hawaiian values of aloha, pono and kuleana - like we do - you know this is the place for you. Apply Now

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Stay local. We are island ‘ohana.

HPU wants to help you stay local. As a safe and convenient private college option, you can expect academic excellence and experiential learning. 

Here are a few reasons students like you choose HPU:

  • Noted for graduates having the highest median salary among Hawaiʻi universities according to and
  • Named top college in Hawai‘i for Return on Investment by
  • Among the nation’s best online universities, and rated best online in Hawai‘i, according to
  • Rated as Hawai‘i’s Best University by
  • Named “Best in the West” by Princeton Review
  • Ranked #1 for safest colleges in Hawaiʻi by CollegeSnacks


Through the Holomua Commitment, Hawaiʻi Pacific University is committed to meeting 100% of students’ unmet tuition need.

The Holomua Commitment is available for first-time, full-time, freshmen and transfer applicants (Regular, Pre-Nursing and Scholars Program tuition rates only) who plan to enter the Fall 2020 semester and take classes at the downtown campus. To be eligible, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list HPU as a school to receive your information by August 24, 2020.

Let's connect and get you set for Fall 2020.

Fall 2020 Academic Terms

Fall 2020 semester - 15 weeks: August 24 - December 6
8-Week Session A: August 17 - October 11
8-Week Session B: October 12 - December 6

Click here for more information about the Holomua Commitment.