University of Hawaii-West Oahu

91-1001 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, Hawaii 96707-4507


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 95%
  • Total Student Population: 3,008
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 18 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 37%
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The University of Hawaii West Oahu is a public university located in Kapolei, Hawaii. It was founded in 1976 and became one of the ten campuses of the University of Hawaii system in 2012.

The school has a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in fields such as business, education, liberal studies, social sciences, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). It also offers a variety of online courses and programs for students who need more flexibility in their studies.

The University of Hawaii West Oahu aims to provide a high-quality, accessible, and affordable education to students from diverse backgrounds by offering a range of academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts and emphasize interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

The university has a strong focus on providing students with a quality education that prepares them for success in their chosen career fields. It also offers small class sizes, personalized attention from faculty and staff, and a supportive learning environment.

The campus is located on the west side of the island of Oahu and is known for its beautiful natural surroundings, including the nearby Ko Olina resort and the beaches and mountains of Waianae, which provide a scenic backdrop to the campus and offer opportunities for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities. The campus also includes several green spaces, including a botanical garden and an arboretum.

UH West Oahu also offers student support services, such as tutoring, counseling, and career services also has several student organizations and clubs including a strong athletics program.

UH West Oahu is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

The University of Hawaii West Oahu is a great choice for students who want to pursue higher education in Hawaii at an affordable cost.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:3,008
Undergraduate enrollment:3,008
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.3%
      Black or African American:1.6%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:4.2%
      Two or more races:30.9%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:0.2%
      Non-resident alien:0.6%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Applied Science
  • Business Administration
  • Creative Media
  • Cybersecurity
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Public Administration
  • Social Sciences


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$7,584 $7,584 $7,584 
      Out-of-state$20,544 $20,544 $20,544 
    Books and supplies$1,350 $1,340 $1,058 
      Room and board$16,104 $15,246 $15,302 
      Other expenses$4,936 $4,908 $6,792 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$4,936 $4,908 $5,766 

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