Founded in 1965, Hawaii Pacific University prides itself on maintaining strong academic programs, small class sizes, individual attention to students, and a diverse faculty and student population. HPU has grown to become the state’s leading private, non-profit university with a student population of nearly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. HPU is one of the most culturally diverse universities in America with students from all 50 U.S. states and nearly 80 countries. HPU combines the excitement of an urban downtown campus with the serenity of a residential campus set in the green foothills of the windward side of the island. With high-tech computer labs and executive classrooms, HPU facilities provide students some of the best and newest technology at their fingertips. HPU is also affiliated with the Oceanic Institute, a 56-acre aquaculture research facility.