University of Hawaii-Manoa campus

Overview

Applicants
7,658
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.50

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing required

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12.7:1
Total Faculty
1,459
with Terminal Degree
1,316

791
Men
706
Minority
668
Women
300
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Production Operations, General
  • Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Environmental Design/Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • East Asian Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
  • Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Real Estate

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Journalism

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Business Teacher Education
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education, General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Sales and Marketing Operations/Marketing and Distribution Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education
  • Trade and Industrial Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • Filipino/Tagalog Language and Literature
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Public Health, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Law (LL.B.,J.D.)
  • Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LL.M., M.C.L.)

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Library Science

  • Library Science/Librarianship

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Gerontology
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Museology/Museum Studies

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Natural Resources Management and Policy

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astronomy
  • Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Students Say

This flagship school of the University of Hawaii system offers nearly one hundred bachelor's programs to the 15,000 or so students who call the Oahu campus home during the school year. A lot of the school's vibe is "very laid back, just like the Hawaiian lifestyle," and students often show up to class with bikinis and swim trunks under their clothes from that morning's beach trip. More than 200 degree programs across eighteen schools are available to students but no matter the course of study, Hawaii plays TA. "When someone goes to UH Manoa, they aren't expecting to receive a Hawaiian education but that is exactly what they get. Whether they are learning the Hawaiian language, Hawaiian culture, or about the Hawaiian ecosystem, there is a lot for everyone that goes along with their major," says a student. "UH really incorporates how important Hawaii really is."

Sciences are particularly strong here, and the language offerings are incredibly diverse (think Ilocano and Tagalog). Teachers are "always willing to go the extra mile to help students by offering office hours" and many professors challenge students while simultaneously "letting us know what content will be useful in our future careers and/or graduate level exams." However, the real gold here is in the added resources for extra help in classes. There is "free oneon-one tutoring" and review sessions through the learning center, a writing center, a learning emporium for certain subjects, and "[you] can even walk into the library and librarian will help to find sources for papers and guide students in a great direction."


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Daniel Inouye
US Senator (first Japanese American US Senator)

Robert Ballard
Oceanographer

Richard Parsons
CEO, TimeWarner/AOL

Cheryl Castro Petti
CNN Radio/ Network Anchor

Neil Abercrombie
US Congressman

Angela Baraquio
Miss Hawaii 2000 and Miss America 2001

Patsy Mink
Former US Congresswoman

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
57%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,904

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,099

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,906

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
47%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$24,324

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$7,361

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$10,872
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$32,904
Required Fees
$820
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$952

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,765
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,529
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,689
Foreign Countries Represented
67

Demographics

40.74%
Asian
1.67%
African-American
2.21%
Hispanic
19.88%
Caucasian
2.64%
International

55% female
45% male
83% are full time
17% are part time

Students Say

This group—mainly from the Asia-Pacific region and mainland USA, with the occasional European or South American throw in—is a "huge melting pot" that is just "filled with Aloha." An "incredible amount of culture is exhibited here," most of all the Hawaiian cool: "I have never been on another college campus where it is completely normal to ride your skateboard barefoot or walk around with your surfboard." This is good news for the plenty of exchange students from Asia are here "trying to have an American campus experience;" ROTC also has a "very large" presence. On the whole, this is a "very relaxed and cool" bunch of students with whom "you can strike up friendly conversations with strangers in the cafeteria, or while waiting to cross the street, or while ordering food."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
25%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
57%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Theme Housing

Students Say

UH Manoa is on an island that offers a bit of everything. Here you can find "the city, the country, the surf, the mountains, the malls, and so on and so on. Oahu has something to fit my every mood and need," says a student. There are always cultural festivals and activities, and Hawaii is made for active people who "like to get lost in nature's beauty." Whether you're "running up Koko Head, swimming with dolphins on the west side, catching some rays between classes on the Waikiki strip, or jumping off rocks on the north shore, there's no way to escape the beauty that is Hawaii." On the weekend many local students travel home so the campus can get very quiet, but students do use their IDs for free bus transportation to explore the relatively small island and student services and student affairs are "excellent." As is common with college students, "many of us do not have enough money enjoy the nightlife, therefore we enjoy our free time at the beach." Still, students "have work that we can't just blow off for a swim or something." People like to use the grill that the school has set up, and there are "always people walking from place to place until late at night, hanging out with friends in the courtyards, skateboarding, or cooking out."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
270
Number of Honor Societies
41

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
24

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

3% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Rainbow Warriors, Warriors)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Diving
Football
Golf
Sailing
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Women's Sports (Rainbow Wahine)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: www.hawaii.edu/diversity

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

“Aloha” is the perfect word to describe the university of Hawaii at Manoa’s commitment to going green. Students, faculty, and staff at this environmental research powerhouse are saying goodbye to energy waste, climate change, and greenhouse gases, and hello to a future as a leader in Asia-Pacific sustainability. The university’s Manoa Sustainability Corps oversees green initiatives on campus, like the aggressive commitment to reduce the university’s energy use by 30 percent by the end of 2012. Manoa Green Days is the university’s energy reduction program to consolidate building energy use. Its recent Sustainable Saunders initiative reduced one building’s energy use by $149,900 in just one year! The campus is home to environmental research initiatives covering everything from sustainability issues relevant to tourism in Hawaii and other destinations in the Asia-Pacific region to research on global climate, equatorial oceanography, tsunamis, and fisheries. In fact, UH hosts a suite of marine life research institutes including the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education (C-More) institute, which aims to facilitate a greater understanding of microorganisms in the sea. Students get in on the action through a dynamic student group called the HUB (Help Us Bridge) that works to establish the university as a world leader in sustainable research, practices and education. In a project for the US Department of Energy, the university is testing different types of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in order to determine the best models for campus use. As part of the project, UH has installed charging stations on campus.


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
165

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
85%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Please refer to www.uhbooks.hawaii.edu/computers www.hawaii.edu/infotech/pricelists

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Abigail Huliganga
Campus Tour Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
2600 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone
808-956-7137

Email
visituhm@hawaii.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campus Center
Queen Lili'uokalani Ctr for Student Svcs
Quad Courtyard
Sinclair Library
Hamilton Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Waikiki Beach/Diamond Head
Ala Moana Shopping Center
Hanauma Bay
Aloha Tower Market Place
Polynesian Cultural Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday - Friday
1:00 to 2:30pm
808-956-7137

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: MTWRF 1:30-2:30
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
MTWRF 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Athletic Department

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
athdir@hawaii.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport: Honolulu International Airport Available Tranportation: Taxis, shuttles, + rental cars are available from the airport to campus. The city bus departs from the 2nd floor of the airport + is an option if you have carry-on bag only.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From Honolulu International Airport: Take H1 East; Exit University Avenue; Proceed north on University Ave. to the college entrance. The airport is 9 miles away from the university, but drive time varies with traffic.

Local Accommodations
All hotels in the Waikiki Beach area are within a 10-15 minute drive to campus. The Outrigger Hotels operate 20 hotels n Oahu, with a wide range of prices (inexpensive to expensive). Contact their reservations agent at (800) 442 7302. Hilton, Sheraton and Marriott Hotels are also located in the Waikiki area.