Overview

Applicants
1,500
Acceptance Rate
72%
Average HS GPA
3.30

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
17 - 24

Testing Policies


Deadlines

Regular — July 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
300
with Terminal Degree

156
Men
144
Women

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • Secondary Education and Teaching.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
  • Japanese Language and Literature.
  • Linguistics.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Natural Sciences.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Astronomy.
  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Geography.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Dance, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Dr. Naleen Andrade
Professor, Psychiatry, U. Hawaii-Manoa

Dr. Martin Dickman
Professor, Plant Pathology, U. Nebraska

Dennis Lee, PE
Chief Engineer of Operations, Haw Cty Water Dept.

Wayne Miyao
VP, Corp. Marketing, City Bank

Dr. Henry Lee Loy, MD
MD, Family Practitioner

James Malinchak
National Public Speaker, Author

Mohd Rosly Selamat
CEO, Malaysian Tourism Center

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 12

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,825

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,970

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,423

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$3,216

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,640
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$17,112
Required Fees
$304
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,017

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,585
Transportation for Commuters
$243

On-Campus Room and Board
$7,134
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

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

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,529

Demographics

19.35%
Asian
1.06%
African-American
9.51%
Hispanic
24.28%
Caucasian
5.11%
International

59% female
41% male
35% are out of state
80% are full time
20% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
26%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
64%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
43
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
4

Sports

Athletic Division
Division II

Men's Sports (Vulcans)
5 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Tennis
Women's Sports (Vulcans)
4 Sports

Cross Country
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: Support group meets once/wk

Minority Support Groups: -Hawaiian Leadership Development Program -Minority Access and Achievement Program -Student Support Services Program (TRIO)

Sustainability


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

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Henrilene Pickens
Visiting Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
200 West Kawili Street
Hilo, HI 967204091

Phone
8008974456


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
University Classroom Building (opened Fall '02)
University Campus Center Plaza (opening Sp '04)
University Lava Landing (Student Cyber Lounge)
University Mo`okini Library
University Theatre
Student Life Center Facilities (Opening Spr 08)

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Prince Kuhio Plaza
Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park
Akaka Falls
Waipi`o Valley
Old Downtown Hilo
Lyman House Museum, Tsunami Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Closest airport: Hilo International (approx. 3.0 miles from campus), Various Taxi Service, Car Rentals

Driving Instructions to Campus
Start: Depart Hilo International Airport Access Rd (North-West) 1.4 miles; Keep STRAIGHT onto Kekuanaoa St 0.8 miles; Turn LEFT (South) onto Kilauea Ave 0.6 miles; Turn RIGHT (West) onto W Kawili St 0.3 miles; End: Univeristy of Hawai`i at Hilo Total Route 3.2 miles approx. 10 minutes

Local Accommodations
Hawai`i Naniloa Hotel, Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Hilo Seaside Hotel, Arnott's Lodge, Hilo Bay Hotel Uncle Billy's


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