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Acceptance Rate 82.05%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 18.49%
Applicants 28,723
Admitted 23,566
Enrolled 4,358

Applying To Hawaii Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 82.05% at Hawaii colleges and universities where total 28,723 students have applied and 23,566 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $48.00 and the graduate application fees is $58.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Hawaii colleges.
General Admission Information of Hawaii Colleges
Open Admission Policy14 out of 25 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 48.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 58.00
Average Acceptance Rate82.05%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.49%
Average Test Scores1,092 SAT / 21 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 28,723 students (8,120 men and 20,364 women) applied to and 23,566 (6,647 men and 16,717 women) students were accepted to admit Hawaii Colleges. Among them, 1,520 men and 2,789 women were enrolled into Hawaii schools. The average acceptance rate is 82.05% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 18.49%. The table below shows the Hawaii colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Hawaii Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants28,7238,12020,364
Admitted23,5666,64716,717
Enrolled4,3581,5202,789
Acceptance Rate 82.05% 81.86% 82.09%
Enrollment Ratio 18.49% 22.87% 16.68%
[Chart]Hawaii Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Hawaii college, 1,944 students (44.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,805 students (46.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,186 and 25th percentile score is 998. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 69 and 25th percentile score is 52. Next table shows the detail SAT and ACT scores distribution of enrolled students at Hawaii colleges and universities.
SAT and ACT Score Distribution at Hawaii Colleges
25th Percentile75th Percentile
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing503.00595.00
SAT Math495.00591.00
ACT Composite18.0023.00
ACT Math17.0023.00
ACT English17.0023.00
[Chart] SAT/ACT Distribution - Hawaii Colleges
[Chart] Average SAT Scores - Hawaii Colleges
[Chart] Average ACT Scores - Hawaii Colleges

Calendar System and Accepted Credits

In Hawaii State, 15 schools use semester calendar systems and 1 schools are based on quarter system. Next table lists the number of schools with their calendar systems.
Semester15 out of 25 schools
Quarter1 out of 25 schools
Trimester0 out of 25 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 25 schools
Other academic year2 out of 25 schools
Differs by program1 out of 25 schools
Continuous4 out of 25 schools
Un-Known/Other2 out of 25 schools
Next table describes credits that Hawaii colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits14 out of 25 schools
Credits for Life Experiences11 out of 25 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits15 out of 25 schools
Credit for Military Training15 out of 25 schools

Application Requirements

6 Hawaii schools require High School GPA and 6 schools require High School Record (or Transcript). The test scores such as SAT and ACT are required by 1 Hawaii colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Hawaii colleges.
Admission Checklist for Hawaii Colleges
RequiredRecommended
High School GPA60
High School Rank13
High School Record (or Transcript)60
Completion of College Preparatory Program33
Recommendations24
Formal Demonstration of Competencies11
Admission Test Scores10
TOEFL61
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00