University of Hawaii – West Oahu

Also known as UH West Oahu

91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, 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 predominantly 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 of West Oahu can be found by visiting their portal.

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 West Oahu today.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students UH West Oahu accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Hawaii – West Oahu is around 2,700 students, where graduate students make up roughly 9% of the student body.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,600. 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: $6,900-$8,300
    • Out-of-State: $19,000-$23,240
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $290-$350 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $810-$970 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid63%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships55%$4,898
Receiving Student Loans25%$4,228
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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
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Graduation Rates

University of Hawaii – West Oahu has an overall graduation rate which is around 25%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years6%
Graduating in 5 Years19%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2013)
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Hawaii – West Oahu by clicking the request information to the right.

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

Business and Marketing Studies


Interdisciplinary Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Social Sciences

    Contact Information

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