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University of Hawaii at Manoa (International Student Information)

  • Honolulu, HI
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 55%45%
    student ratio
  • 14,499
    total students
  • $9,840 | $28,632
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • March 1
    fall application deadline
  • 79%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 557
    sat math
  • 531
    sat reading
  • 525
    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

Steeped in History and Firmly Rooted in the Present, UH Manoa and Its Students Are Headed Confidently to the Future

The University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) was founded in 1907 as a land grant school teaching agriculture and mechanical arts. Today it includes four colleges - Arts and Humanities; Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics; Natural Sciences; and Social Sciences - in addition to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR). UH Manoa also has the only schools of law and medicine in Hawaii - the William S. Richardson School of Law and the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Its School of Hawaiian Knowledge is the foremost institution for the study of the native Hawaiian peoples.

All together, UH Manoa offers eighty-seven bachelor's and eighty-four master's degrees, doctorates in fifty-one different fields, a choice of three first professional degrees, three post-baccalaureate degrees, a broad range (twenty-nine) of undergraduate certification programs, and nearly as many (twenty-six) graduate certification programs. Popular programs range from Tropical Agriculture, International Business, and Oceanography to Electrical Engineering, Asian Studies, Pacific Island Studies, and Astronomy, among others. With so many international students, language instruction is also an active area of study.

Total enrollment typically averages a little over 20,000 students, with some 14,000 of them in one of the many undergraduate programs. With a student-faculty ratio of 16:1, strong and varied curricula, and special opportunities for Asian, Pacific, and Hawaiian educational experiences, the committed faculty connects with students in a partnership geared to personal and global progress. Five faculty members at UH Manoa are current members of the National Academy of Sciences.

The Honolulu Region Is Rich with Cultural, Artistic, and Recreational Resources that Expand UH Manoa Students' Horizons

Honolulu is among the nation's safest cities and boasts a large number of unique features that make it both a great place to live and a great place to visit. World famous for the diversity of its population, the climate and its "aloha" community spirit, Honolulu offers cultural riches from both the past and present, the East and the West. Residents and visitors alike can take advantage of the outdoor activities - hiking, climbing, surfing, sailing, water sports, and championship golf - as well as the galleries, museums, concerts, and exhibits that feature the best of the native Hawaiian culture and the finest art and artists from around the world.

UHM Is a True International University with a Rich and Varied Multicultural Student Body

Situated at the crossroads of the Pacific, UHM has a phenomenally diverse, multiethnic population of students, faculty, and staff from Hawaii, the continental U.S., and more than 100 countries spanning the globe. Year after year, the school's programs rank among the most diverse anywhere, and it is this diversity, combined with the island spirit of "aloha," that creates a unique, richly textured campus community. The term "aloha" describes the mutual respect, empathy, and compassion-in-action that students, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, friends, and neighbors help create and revel in on the UH Manoa campus.

UHM, an Internationally Renowned Research University, Has Top Personnel, Unique Facilities, and Leading-Edge Institutes

UHM is one of just 13 institutions in the U.S. that operates as a land-, sea- and space-grant research center, making it a research university of international standing. Among the top thirty public universities for federal research funding in engineering and science, and ranked 49th overall by the National Science Foundation, UH Manoa had $273 million in awards in 2008 ($173 million for research, $100 million in nonresearch awards).

Its location in the Hawaiian Islands makes UHM home to a number of the most unique research facilities on Earth. The Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology has laboratories for cosmochemistry, infrasound, and other special studies, while UHM's Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at Coconut Island offers year-round access to Kaneohe Bay for the study of coral reef environments and other subjects. UHM's renowned Institute for Astronomy conducts research on, literally, "everything in the universe" from its various state-of-the-art facilities on Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island of Hawaii.

An NCAA Division I Athletics Program, Popular Intramural Sports, and Campus Fitness Centers Show UHM's Health Focus

UH Manoa's teams are the Rainbow Warriors. UHM has a wide-ranging NCAA Division I athletics program and has established itself as a conference and national athletic powerhouse. Some 450 student athletes on twenty men's, women's, and coed varsity teams compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association, and the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. The school's intramural sports program is a popular addition to the intercollegiate teams, while the Fitness Center and Leisure Center provide excellent, accessible options for staying fit. Athletics, health, and fitness are important to the entire UHM community, in keeping with the life-giving natural environment in which the school is firmly rooted.


Location & Contact

University of Hawaii at Manoa

2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
USA

Ms.Lisa Buto

Student Services Specialist

Phone: 808-956-8975
Fax: 808-956-4148
Email: uhmanoa.admissions@hawaii.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Animal Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Plant Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Soil Sciences Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Indian/Native American Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Botany/Plant Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Botany/Plant Biology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Microbiology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Zoology/Animal Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business/Managerial Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Agricultural Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Family and Consumer Economics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Apparel and Textiles
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Chinese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Japanese
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Korean
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Russian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Romance Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • American Indian/Native American Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Filipino/Tagalog
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dental Hygiene
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Natural Resources Management and Policy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Meteorology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Youth Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Dramatic/Theater Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

79% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied7,361
    • Accepted5,869
    • Acceptance Rate79%
    • Enrolled14,499
    • Female Applicants4,389
    • Females Accepted3,551
    • Female Acceptance Rate80%
    • Male Applicants2,972
    • Males Accepted2,318
    • Male Acceptance Rate77%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Minimum high school GPA of 2.8
    • Required for Some Transcript of high school record
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.46
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen March 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 531 470 580
    • SAT Math 557 500 620
    • SAT Writing 525 470 570
    • ACT Composite 24 20 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$9,840
    • Out-of-state tuition *$28,632
    • In-district tuitionNot Reported
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$782.00
    • Room and board *$10,218.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionMinority Students, Employees or children of employees, Adult students, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students14,499
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino1.86%
    • Black or African American1.4%
    • White or Caucasian19.9%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.3%
    • Asian40.21%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander16.38%
    • Two or more races14.7%
    • Unknown.16%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout2.38% representing 119 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students23.6% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 23%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band Yes
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Associated Students of University of Hawaii (ASUH), Campus Center Board, Broadcast Communication Authority, Board of Publications, Student Activities and Program Fee Board
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No Division X No
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X Yes
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Football No Division A Yes
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes Division X No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes No No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No No No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No No No
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division X Yes
    • Crew Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Football No No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby No No No
    • Sailing Yes Division X No
    • Soccer No Division X Yes
    • Softball No Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Water polo No Division X Yes
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
    • Wrestling Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty1,271
    • Full-time Percentage95%
    • Part-time Percentage5%
    • Female Percentage45%
    • Male Percentage55%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio14:1 or 16,537 students to 1,229 faculty


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