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Acceptance Rate 78.3%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 18.03%
Applicants 38,024
Admitted 29,772
Enrolled 5,369

Applying To Hawaii Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 78.3% at Hawaii colleges and universities where total 38,024 students have applied and 29,772 have been accepted. The average undergraduate application fees is $48.00 and the graduate application fees is $58.00. Next table presents the general admission information for applying to Hawaii colleges.
General Admission Information of Hawaii Colleges
Open Admission Policy14 out of 27 schools
Average Undergraduate Application Fees$ 48.00
Average Graduate Application Fees$ 58.00
Average Acceptance Rate78.3%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.03%
Average Test Scores1,141 SAT / 22 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2021-2022, total 38,024 students (9,816 men and 28,009 women) applied to and 29,772 (7,691 men and 21,964 women) students were accepted to admit Hawaii Colleges. Among them, 1,772 men and 3,504 women were enrolled into Hawaii schools. The average acceptance rate is 78.30% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 18.03%. The table below shows the Hawaii colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Hawaii Colleges (2021-2022)
TotalMenWomen
Applicants38,0249,81628,009
Admitted29,7727,69121,964
Enrolled5,3691,7723,504
Acceptance Rate 78.30% 78.35% 78.42%
Enrollment Ratio 18.03% 23.04% 15.95%
[Chart]Hawaii Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Hawaii college, 412 students (11.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 972 students (32.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,243 and 25th percentile score is 1,039. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 72 and 25th percentile score is 55. 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 Writing527.00643.00
SAT Math512.00600.00
ACT Composite19.0025.00
ACT Math18.0023.00
ACT English18.0024.00
[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 27 schools
Quarter1 out of 27 schools
Trimester0 out of 27 schools
Four-one-four plan0 out of 27 schools
Other academic year2 out of 27 schools
Differs by program1 out of 27 schools
Continuous4 out of 27 schools
Un-Known/Other4 out of 27 schools
Next table describes credits that Hawaii colleges and universities are accepting for their students
Dual Credits14 out of 27 schools
Credits for Life Experiences11 out of 27 schools
Advanced placement (AP) Credits15 out of 27 schools
Credit for Military Training15 out of 27 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 Program23
Recommendations14
Formal Demonstration of Competencies01
Admission Test Scores10
TOEFL42
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)00