Tuition & Fees

$7,650

$20,610

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
30%
400-499
43%
300-399
17%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
29%
400-499
46%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
47%
300-399
20%
200-299
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
14%
18-23
35%
12-17
38%
6-11
9%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
37%
12-17
43%
30-36
4%
24-29
15%
18-23
44%
12-17
36%
6-11
1%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

61%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,091
Declined + 443
Total Received 1,534
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Public

3,260

undergraduate students

569

graduate students

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School Facts

The University of Hawaii at Hilo, founded in 1970, is a public institution. Its campuses of 115 acres are located in Hilo, Hawaii.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,829
Established in 1970
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ACPE (American Council on Pharmaceutical Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  WASC (Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Hilo, HI

115-acre campus in Hilo (population: 43,263), 200 air miles from Honolulu. Served by air and bus; major airport serves Honolulu.

University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
84%
Bottom 1/2
16%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
30%
400-499
43%
300-399
17%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
29%
400-499
46%
300-399
14%
200-299
2%
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
25%
400-499
47%
300-399
20%
200-299
2%
30-36
4%
24-29
14%
18-23
35%
12-17
38%
6-11
9%
30-36
2%
24-29
18%
18-23
37%
12-17
43%
30-36
4%
24-29
15%
18-23
44%
12-17
36%
6-11
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted no
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,091
Declined + 443
Total Received 1,534

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Zachary D. Street
Interim Assistant Director
P: 800 897-4456
F: 808 932-7459
uhhadm@hawaii.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division II)
Mascot
Vulcans
School colors
red, black, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration of Justice
Agriculture
Anthropology
Art
Astronomy
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
China/U.S. Relations
Clinical Psychopharmacology
Communication
Computer Science
Counseling Psychology
Economics
Education
English
Environmental Science
Gender/Women's Studies
Geography
Geology
Hawaiian Language/Literature
Hawaiian Studies
Hawaiian/Indigenous Language/Culture Revitalization
History
Indigenous Language/Culture Education
Japanese Studies
Kinesiology/Exercise Science
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Marine Science
Mathematics
Natural Sciences
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Performance Arts
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Teaching
Tropical Conservation Biology/Environmental Science
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Undergraduate

85%

3,260
students

Female
61%
1,989

Male
39%
1,271

Graduate

15%

569
students

Female
64%
362

Male
36%
207

undergraduateFull-time

78%

2,548
students

Female
60%
1,520

Male
40%
1,028

undergraduatePart-time

22%

712
students

Female
66%
469

Male
34%
243

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
21%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
29%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

82%

Transfer applicants accepted

60%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Japan
Norway
South Korea
Timor
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Pat Grossman
Admissions Counselor of International Students
808 932-7446
uhhadm@hawaii.edu

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