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COLLEGE PROFILE

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4 
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language  2
Social Studies  
History  
Academic Electives 7 8
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACTRequiredJuly 1
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test PolicyWriting component required
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Used for placement
ACT: Used for placement

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address200 West Kawili Street
City, State, ZipHilo, HI  96720-4091
Phone(808) 932-7446
Fax(808) 933-0861
E-mailuhhadm@hawaii.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJuly 1
Application Fee$50
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationJuly 31
Accept Offer of AdmissionBy May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List UsedNo
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Action Deadline 
Early Action Notification 
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewNot required
Essay or Personal
Statement
 
Letters of
Recommendation
 
Other 
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend College
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate71% of 1,679 applicants were admitted
   Women73% of 1,051 applicants were admitted
   Men68% of 628 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled717 (60%) of 1,195 admitted students enrolled
   Women403 (53%) of 765 admitted students enrolled
   Men314 (73%) of 430 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission Rate 
Students Offered Wait List 
Students Accepting Wait List Position 
Students Admitted From Wait List 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA3.36
3.75 and Above24%
3.50 - 3.7418%
3.25 - 3.4918%
3.00 - 3.2419%
2.50 - 2.9918%
2.00 - 2.493%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math477 average
420-530 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
36%
Score of 400 - 500
43%
Score of 300 - 400
11%
Score of 200 - 300
2%
SAT Critical Reading467 average
410-520 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
1%
Score of 600 - 700
7%
Score of 500 - 600
28%
Score of 400 - 500
45%
Score of 300 - 400
17%
Score of 200 - 300
2%
SAT Writing453 average
400-510 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
4%
Score of 500 - 600
24%
Score of 400 - 500
49%
Score of 300 - 400
21%
Score of 200 - 300
2%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite19 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class RankTop tenth: 23%
Top quarter: 50%
Top half: 84%
Bottom half: 16%
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2022 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.36 3.45 580 630 27
Low 2.70 2.70 580 630 25
High 3.90 3.79 580 630 28
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