No matter where your interests lie, we are here to help you find a college, university, or program that fits your learning style and supports your dreams. That could mean a high-profile, urban institution; an engineering institute; a small, rural, liberal arts college; film, art, or design school; a culinary program; an international gap year adventure—the world is open to you.

University and college partnerships

HPA is fortunate to maintain strong and enduring relationships with the admissions offices at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and overseas. Hawai‘i applicants are often desired for the geographic diversity and global perspective they bring to the college experience. Each year, representatives of top institutions, many of whom are deans or directors of admission, visit our campus to meet and work with our students. In fact, HPA is seen as one of the prime high schools in the state of Hawai’i from which to recruit students. To further nurture these relationships, our counselors travel extensively to university and college campuses and professional meetings throughout the year.

Recent results

HPA graduates are consistently admitted to highly-selective colleges and universities, as well as many other outstanding institutions that meet their goals. Virtually 100 percent of our graduates enroll at four-year institutions and report high satisfaction with their university choice.

In the past seven years, our graduates have enrolled at Harvard (2), Yale (2), Columbia, University of Chicago (3), Princeton, Brown (4), University of Pennsylvania (3), Dartmouth (11), Cornell (4), Stanford (6), UC Berkeley (6), UCLA (6), Duke, Johns Hopkins, MIT (2), Claremont McKenna (2), and Washington University in St. Louis (3). During this same time period, students were also admitted to many other well-known schools including Amherst, Boston College, Boston University, Bowdoin, Caltech, Emory, Michigan, Northeastern, NYU, Pomona, UVA, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt.

College placements for the Class of 2021

  • Amsterdam University College
  • Barnard College
  • Baylor University
  • Brown University
  • California Institute of Technology
  • California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  • Chapman University (2)
  • Colorado State University-Fort Collins (2)
  • Cornell University (2)
  • Dartmouth College (2)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University-Oxford College
  • Georgetown University
  • Hawaii Community College
  • IED Milan Design School
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Kapiolani Community College
  • Lehigh University (2)
  • Loyola Marymount University (2)
  • Menlo College (3)
  • Monroe College
  • Montana State University
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University (3)
  • Oregon State University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Pacific University (2)
  • Pennsylvania State University (2
  • Pitzer College
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
  • Sacramento City College
  • Salem University
  • San Diego State University (4)
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Seattle University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Stanford University
  • The American University of Rome
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • University of California-Davis (3)
  • University of California-Irvine (3)
  • University of California-San Diego
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of California-Santa Cruz
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Denver
  • University of Groningen
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • University of Otago
  • University of Portland (2)
  • University of Southern California
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington-Seattle Campus
  • Wayne State University
  • Yakima Valley College