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.


MAR. 20, 2024

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

    Elizabeth Milner

    HPU student Elizabeth Milner recently co-wrote and presented on two research papers in the HPU biomedical and health science research symposium in 2023. Elizabeth is also a member of the HPU honors program.

  • Faculty Spotlight

    Kathryn Vaughn

    HPU Professor Kathryn Vaughn, Ed.D., teaches education coursework at HPU. She recently led a highly engaging interactive session with her students, delving into the imaginative world of crafting wizard hats, glow-in-the-dark wands, and concocting creative solutions in the form of potions and spells!

  • Alumni Spotlight

    Hanna Odahara

    Hanna Odahara earned her bachelor's in marine science in 2021 and her master’s in marine science in 2023 from HPU. She recently was selected to participate in the prestigious Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship in 2024.