Acceptance Rate 64.22%
Yield (Enrollment Ratio) 21.9%
Applicants 28,500
Admitted 18,302
Enrolled 4,008

Applying To Hawaii Colleges

The average acceptance rate is 64.22% at Hawaii colleges and universities where total 28,500 students have applied and 18,302 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 Rate64.22%
Average Yield (Enrollment Rate)21.9%
Average Test Scores1,100 SAT / 21 ACT

Acceptance Rates and Headcounts

For academic year 2020-2021, total 28,500 students (8,185 men and 20,315 women) applied to and 18,302 (5,457 men and 12,845 women) students were accepted to admit Hawaii Colleges. Among them, 1,394 men and 2,614 women were enrolled into Hawaii schools. The average acceptance rate is 64.22% and admission yield (enrollment rate) is 21.90%. The table below shows the Hawaii colleges admission statistics including admission and enrolment rates.
Admission Statistics for Hawaii Colleges (2020-2021)
Acceptance Rate 64.22% 66.67% 63.23%
Enrollment Ratio 21.90% 25.55% 20.35%
[Chart]Hawaii Colleges Average Acceptance Rate and Yield

Average SAT and ACT Scores

For Hawaii college, 2,294 students (52.00% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 1,965 students (56.00%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score is 1,193 and 25th percentile score is 1,007. For ACT scores, 75th percentile score is 71 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 Writing506.00603.00
SAT Math501.00590.00
ACT Composite18.0024.00
ACT Math17.0023.00
ACT English17.0024.00
[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 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 5 Hawaii colleges. Next table summarizes the application requirements for applying to Hawaii colleges.
Admission Checklist for Hawaii Colleges
High School GPA60
High School Rank14
High School Record (or Transcript)60
Completion of College Preparatory Program33
Formal Demonstration of Competencies01
Admission Test Scores50
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)10