Transpacific Hawaii College: Narrative Description

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5257 Kalanianaole Hwy.
Honolulu, HI 96821-1884
Tel: (808)377-5402; Admissions: (808)377-5402; Fax: (808)373-4754; Web Site:

Description: Independent, 2-year, coed. Awards transfer associate degrees (majority of students are from outside of U.S. and participate in intensive ESL program in preparation for transfer to a 4-year institution). Founded 1977. Setting: suburban campus. Educational spending 2002-03: $9750 per student. Total enrollment: 110. 5 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 110 students, 69% women, 31% men. Students come from 3 other countries, 100% international, 0% 25 or older, 5% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, accelerated degree program, independent study.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript. Required for some: recommendations, interview. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/5. Preference given to Students from Asia.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Student-run newspaper. Most popular organizations: Basketball Club, Volleyball Club, Hula Club, Swim Club, Surfing Club. Major annual events: Christmas party, Halloween Party, camping. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices. College housing not available. TransPacific Hawaii College Library with 606 books, 6 serials, 50 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $15,000. 41 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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