University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

12.5

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,195
Declined 484
Total Received 1,679
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Public

3,362

undergraduate students

562

graduate students

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Location

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.

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Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 3,924
Established in 1970
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hilo International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • International Student Association
  • Hawaiian Leadership and Development
  • Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity
  • University Canoe Club
  • Samoan Club

Top Events

  • International Night
  • UH Hilo Ho'olaule'a
  • UH Hilo Earth Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
88%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline July 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.36

Moderately Selective

71%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,195
Declined 484
Total Received 1,679

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

level of applicant's interest
class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
geographical residence
recommendation(s)
state residency
talent/ability

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
character/personal qualities
application essay
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

canoeing, golf, judo, jujitsu, rugby, sailing, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

canoeing, golf, judo, jujitsu, rugby, sailing, water polo

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agriculture, General
American Indian/Native American Studies
Animal Sciences, General
Anthropology
Art/Art Studies, General
Astronomy
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Geography
Geology/Earth Science, General
History, General
Horticultural Science
Japanese Language and Literature
Japanese Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music, General
Natural Sciences
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

3,924

total students

72.4%

in-state

27.6%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

3,362
students

Female
60%
2,014

Male
40%
1,348

14%

562
students

Female
62%
346

Male
38%
216

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

81%

2,726
students

Female
59%
1,599

Male
41%
1,127

19%

636
students

Female
66%
415

Male
34%
221

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 66%
Student 4 year graduation rate 11%
Student 5 year graduation rate 19%
Student 6 year graduation rate 8%

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
17%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Hispanic/Latino
22%
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

618

Transfer students enrolled

16%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: July 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health 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
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