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University of Hawaii - West Oahu (UHWO)

96-129 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI

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University of Hawaii - West Oahu is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Pearl City, HI, which is a predominately suburban area. About a thousand students enroll at UHWO per year.

Students can pick from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Social Sciences
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Education
  • Humanistic Studies

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1190 - 1510 for the SAT exam and in a range of 15 - 22 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to UHWO. UHWO accepts roughly 70% of applicants. Of those admitted, about 36% enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found at westoahu.hawaii.edu.

The tuition at UHWO varies based on the state of residence of the student. In-state residents pay close to $5,700 per year, while out-of-state residents are charged $17,000 annually. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided as grants or student loans.

Contact information, admission forms, areas of study, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://westoahu.hawaii.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students UHWO accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to UHWO.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • Letters of Recommendation are Recommended
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Recommended
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading400 - 500
SAT ® Math410 - 530
SAT ® Writing380 - 480
SAT ® Total Score1190 - 1510

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2010

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English15 - 21
ACT ® Math16 - 20
ACT ® Composite Score15 - 22

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into UHWO

The chances for admission at UHWO can be seen in the table below.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants404
Granted Admissions298 (74%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled108 (36%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Hawaii - West Oahu is around 1,500 students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $50 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $5,600-$6,700
    • Out-of-State: $17,000-$19,990
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $230-$280 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $690-$830 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid57%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships43%$4,547
Receiving Student Loans27%$4,060

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 10%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Hawaii - West Oahu may provide services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment

Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Social Sciences

  • Social Sciences (B)

Business and Marketing Studies

Public Administration and Social Services

Education

Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Humanistic Studies (B)

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (B)