University of Hawaii-West Oahu

91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI 96707
Tel: (808)689-2800
Public | 1,997 students
This four-year institution continues its strong commitment in providing access to higher education for residents of Hawai‘i by offering a high-quality education, personalized attention and classes during the day, evening, weekends and online. In fall 2012, a new campus in Kapolei is scheduled to open.

School Overview:

University of Hawaii-West Oahu
CountyHonolulu County, HI
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPublic
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
55 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment1,997 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
830 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
1,167 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Tuition$2,568/per semester
Tuition NotesLowest B.A. Tuition
Percent Admitted72%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)390-470450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)400-510460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)380-480440-570
ACT English (25-75%)14-2119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)16-2318-25
ACT Writing (25-75%)6-86-8
ACT Composite (25-75%)16-2120-25

School Notes:

  • The University of Hawai‘i is a ten campus system of higher education institutions serving the State of Hawai‘i.The system includes baccalaureate degree-granting institutions - the University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, which is a Research I (Extensive), multi-college university with graduate programs. The system also includes seven community colleges - four on O‘ahu and one each on Maui, Kaua‘i, and Hawai‘i.
  • The University of Hawai‘i-West Oahu’s curriculum offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in four majors: Business Administration, Humanities, Public Administration, and Social Sciences. The University also offers a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Applied Science. Each major requires students to choose a concentration, or area of study.
  • It is possible for students entering the University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu with a Bachelor’s degree from another college or university to earn a second Bachelor’s degree in a different academic field. It is also possible for students working toward their first Bachelor’s degree at the University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu to declare two Majors for dual Bachelor’s degrees. In cases where a student chooses more than one concentration under the same Major, only one degree will be awarded. Students interested in either of these alternatives must consult with a Student Services advisor.
  • The University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu is located on the Leeward Community College campus in Pearl City. It is centrally located in an area that includes the Central and Leeward regions of O‘ahu. These regions extend from the Fort Shafter Military Reservation to the North Shore of Haleiwa-Waialua, with the coast of Wai‘anae-Nanakuli forming the southern boundary. West O‘ahu encompasses nearly half of the total land area of O‘ahu including over twenty percent of the total urbanized land area. The composition of the population of west O‘ahu and of the entire State of Hawai‘i reflects the diversified mixture of numerous racial and ethnic groups.
  • The University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu received accreditation in February, 1981 from the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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