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University of Hawaii-West Oahu

Centrally located on the island of Oahu, the West Oahu campus of the University of Hawaii is a commuter school that offers a variety of educational programs - from the liberal arts to select professional and pre-professional programs. Campus enrollment is small, which keeps the education personal.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Centrally located on the island of Oahu, the West Oahu campus of the University of Hawaii is a commuter school that offers a variety of educational programs - from the liberal arts to select professional and pre-professional programs. Campus enrollment is small, which keeps the education personal.

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UH West O'ahu is a baccalaureate degree granting institution which offers degrees in the liberal arts and professional studies. As the only public four-year university located in the leeward O'ahu area, UH West O'ahu is committed to the continuing development of the region through both innovative educational offerings and public service activities.

UH West O'ahu emphasizes quality teaching and flexible class schedules that foster life-long learning, thus enabling students to pursue career-related education coupled with the values, ideas, and challenges of the liberal arts. The academic program structure stresses the exploration of interdisciplinary studies, cross-cultural and international studies, and communication skills.

Targeting the communities of west O'ahu and other underserved parts of the state, UH West O'ahu meets the educational needs of both recent high school graduates and non-traditional students. It provides innovative alternative learning opportunities such as instruction via computer and telecommunications, certificate programs, mentoring,individualized degree programs, and credit for prior learning.

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 2,361
Gender 34% Male / 66% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 45% Full Time / 55% Part Time
Geography 90% In State / 10% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 32% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 13%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9%
Multi-racial 26%
International 0%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center wireless network available student web hosting available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates veteran's counselor financial aid counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for visually impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major teacher certification
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Business Administration and Management (28%), Public Administration (27%), Social Sciences (26%), Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (8%), Humanities/Humanistic Studies (5%), Education (4%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to serve as managers in the executive arm of local, state, and federal government and that focuses on the systematic study of executive organization and management. Includes instruction in the roles, development, and principles of public administration; the management of public policy; executive-legislative relations; public budgetary processes and financial management; administrative law; public personnel management; professional ethics; and research methods.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Legislators
Develop, introduce or enact laws and statutes at the local, tribal, State, or Federal level. Includes only workers in elected positions.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Postmasters and Mail Superintendents
Plan, direct, or coordinate operational, administrative, management, and supportive services of a U.S. post office; or coordinate activities of workers engaged in postal and related work in assigned post office.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Gene Awakuni
Chancellor Rockne Freitas
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 54
Student : Faculty Ratio 20 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 57 : 42
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 59
Tenure Track Faculty 22
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 18
International Faculty 5

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 47/100
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Acceptance Rate: 76.4% accepted of 908 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite16 - 22
English15 - 21
Math16 - 22
Writing5 - 7
 
SATMath400 - 500
Reading400 - 480
Writing380 - 470

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record

Also Considered: State Residency, Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Application Essay, Extracurricular Activities, First Generation College Student, Geographical Residence

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 0
Science 3 0
Social Studies 3 0
Academic Electives 5 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $6,163 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $4,157
$30K-$48K $4,234
$48K-$75K $6,402
$75K-$110K $8,867
$110K+ $9,749

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $6,096, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

In-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $6,096 Same as On-Campus
Fees $240 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $11,612
Books $1,246 $1,246
Total (before financial aid) $7,582 $19,194

Out-of-State

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $17,616 Same as On-Campus
Fees $240 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $11,612
Books $1,246 $1,246
Total (before financial aid) $19,102 $30,714

Students Receiving Aid

51% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 32% $4,315
Federal Scholarships/Grants 32% $4,120
Institutional Grants 38% $1,873
Other Federal Grants 1% $400
Pell Grants 32% $4,105
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 1% $2,000
Student Loans 32% $4,315

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://westoahu.hawaii.edu/financial.

Estimate the net price for you at http://westoahu.hawaii.edu/uhwo/finaid/npcalc/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

6% of students graduated on time.

25% of students graduated in six years.

68% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

Washington Monthly

#9 Baccalaureate Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#17 Baccalaureate Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#42 Baccalaureate Colleges - ROTC Rank
#85 Baccalaureate Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#87 Baccalaureate Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#119 Baccalaureate Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#158 Baccalaureate Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#307 Baccalaureate Colleges - Overall Rank
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