Hawaii Pacific University, commonly referred to as HPU, is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational, nonprofit university located in Honolulu and Kaneohe, in the U.S. state of HawaiÊ»i. HPU is the largest private university in the central Pacific, most noted for its diverse student body of nearly 5,000 students, representing nearly 65 countries. The school's top academic programs are in Business Administration, Nursing, Biology, Diplomacy and Military Studies, and Social Work. Hawaii Pacific University is a private institution that was founded in 1965. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,436, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 135 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Hawaii Pacific University's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities West, 59. HawaiÊ»i Pacific University is made up of the following colleges: the College of Business, College of Liberal Arts, College of Health and Society, College of Natural and Computational Sciences, and the College of Extended and Interdisciplinary Education. HPU offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in each of its colleges and schools.