In the 1960s, two small liberal arts colleges were founded by community members recognizing a need for private education in our newly formed state of Hawai‘i. In 1992, a picturesque Windward college merged with a downtown university, uniting the strength of two academically strong institutions.
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Hawai‘i Pacific University’s Career Development Center provides students and alumni with the necessary resources to be highly competitive individuals in the college-to-career transition. Recognizing that the global workplace is a forever changing environment, Career Development supports students to be prepared, adaptable, dynamic and resourceful, while embodying the values of Pono, Kuleana, and Aloha.
Student needs will vary according to the individual course requirements and the nature of the disability. The university is not required to provide every accommodation that a student may request. Students should note that the requirements for accommodations for post-secondary education are different from the requirements for high school and that the accommodations themselves may differ. Accommodations are determined through the following:
HPU combines the excitement of an urban downtown campus with the serenity of a campus set in the green foothills of O’ahu’s Ko’olau mountains, and its aquaculture research facility, Oceanic Institute, borders the ocean. The main campus is located in downtown Honolulu, the business and financial center of the Pacific, and it is home to the College of Business and College of Liberal Arts.
Hawai‘i Pacific University is proud to be expanding fitness offerings for students, staff, and faculty. Whether it is having free access to a gym or taking a fitness class in between classes, the Campus Recreation program will keep improving options to engage as many people in enjoying these health benefits.
Being a member of a registered student organization (RSO) is an excellent way to meet new people from around the world and enrich your HPU experience. The active RSO's are listed here. If you do not see the perfect match for your strengths and interests, consider creating your own club!
This university was extremely unprofessional and ill-prepared. The shuttle to get from campus to campus was often full or ran late which made it hard to get to class. The other campus was a 25-minute ride and there was no other way to get to and from. The cafeteria often ran out of food and had to improvise, and the options were extremely limited. There was no student...
i really like the professors of my core classes. They have been very motivating and caring. I also love the class size that isn't too big (we dont have those super big lecture classes, which allow us to have a better connection with the class). The location of the downtown campus can be improve. There's a lot of homeless people. The facilities can be better. Sometimes I...
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