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University of Hawaii - West Oahu Overview

Located in Kapolei, Hawaii, University of Hawaii - West Oahu is a public institution. Kapolei is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

What Is University of Hawaii - West Oahu Known For?

1,611 Full-Time Undergraduates
$10,519 Avg Cost After Aid
79% Acceptance Rate
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest degree offered at University of Hawaii - West Oahu.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of the faculty were full-time.

University of Hawaii - West Oahu Rankings

College Factual ranked University of Hawaii - West Oahu as #1,370 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. University of Hawaii - West Oahu also holds the #6 spot on the Best Colleges in Hawaii ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that University of Hawaii - West Oahu has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 140
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 306
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,161
Best Colleges 1,370

Where Is University of Hawaii - West Oahu?

Location of University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Contact details for University of Hawaii - West Oahu are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, HI 96707-4507
Phone: 808-689-2800
Website: https://westoahu.hawaii.edu/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhwestoahu
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/uhwestoahu

How Do I Get Into University of Hawaii - West Oahu?

You can apply to University of Hawaii - West Oahu online at: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Admission Requirements for University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations recommended
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into University of Hawaii - West Oahu?

79% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
53% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 79%, University of Hawaii - West Oahu may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 53% of students accepted to University of Hawaii - West Oahu submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 440 and 560. Math scores were between 430 and 550.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Hawaii - West Oahu  ( 440 to 560 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Hawaii - West Oahu  ( 430 to 550 )
200
800
University of Hawaii - West Oahu received ACT scores from 80% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 16 and 20.

ACT English Scores for University of Hawaii - West Oahu  ( 14 to 21 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Hawaii - West Oahu  ( 16 to 20 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Hawaii - West Oahu  ( 16 to 20 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Hawaii - West Oahu?

$10,519 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
6.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of University of Hawaii - West Oahu is $10,519. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for University of Hawaii - West Oahu

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$7,728 $9,217 $11,197 $13,863 $15,761

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of Hawaii - West Oahu, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $4,559 a year. That adds up to $18,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of Hawaii - West Oahu is 6.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

University of Hawaii - West Oahu Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,611 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
91% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,082 undergraduate students at University of Hawaii - West Oahu, with 1,611 being full-time and 1,471 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,611 full-time undergraduates at University of Hawaii - West Oahu, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of Hawaii - West Oahu

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Hawaii - West Oahu students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of Hawaii - West Oahu Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 575
Black or African American 37
Hispanic or Latino 204
White 139
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 644

Geographic Diversity

Hawaii students aren't the only ones who study at University of Hawaii - West Oahu. At this time, 11 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 7 countries are represented at University of Hawaii - West Oahu. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, South Korea, and China.

Online Learning at University of Hawaii - West Oahu

932 Took All Classes Online
2,213 Took At Least One Class Online
9.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,213 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of Hawaii - West Oahu has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 2nd most popular in Hawaii for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of University of Hawaii - West Oahu

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Hawaii - West Oahu was 9.1%. This is the #1,396 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of Hawaii - West Oahu regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of University of Hawaii - West Oahu majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 3%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at University of Hawaii - West Oahu ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at University of Hawaii - West Oahu.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Social Sciences #27
Public Administration #60
Social Sciences #110
Public Administration & Social Service #127
Business Administration & Management #468

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Hawaii - West Oahu Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Business Administration & Management 0 235 0 0
General Education 0 30 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 111 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 32 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 88 0 0
Public Administration 0 147 0 0
Total 0 1,286 0 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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