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University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI

The University of Hawaii at Manoa, founded in 1907, is a public institution. Its mid-Pacific location offers unique opportunities for the study of Asian and Pacific cultures, marine sciences, evolutionary biology, international business, foreign languages and planetary sciences. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Tropical Agriculture; and the Schools of Accountancy; Architecture; Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies; Law; Medicine; Nursing; Ocean and Earth Science Technology; Public Health; Social Work; and Travel Industry Management. Its 300-acre campus is located in Manoa Valley, a residential area near the center of metropolitan Honolulu.

Institution TypePublic
Undergraduate Students13,132
   Women7,307 (55.6%)
   Men5,825 (44.4%)
Graduate Students4,924


Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate80% of 7,861 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineMarch 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.50
SAT Math552 average
490-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading532 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing519 average
470-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite24 average
21-26 range of middle 50%


Cost of AttendanceIn-state: $28,613
Out-of-state: $50,645
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $11,732
Out-of-state: $33,764
Room and Board
Average Percent of Need Met70%
Average Freshman Award$14,723
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates


Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 16% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 5% of classes


Honolulu Population374,658
Nearest Metropolitan AreaHonolulu
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 57% of freshmen, 25% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Sororities1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate


Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
42.3% Asian
1.8% Black/African-American
2.2% Hispanic/Latino
16.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
17.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
20.0% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students2.5% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning76.6%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Average 3.42 3.65 602 621 26
Low 2.20 2.35 420 490 17
High 4.00 4.50 780 720 35
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• The University of Hawaii's motto is "Maluna ae o na lahu a pau ke ola ke kanaka," which translates to "Above all nations is humanity."

• Some of UHM's most renowned academic fields are in Tropical Agriculture, Travel Industry Management, Asian and Pacific Area Studies, and Marine and Ocean Sciences.

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