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University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH at Hilo)

200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI

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University of Hawaii at Hilo is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Hilo, Hawaii, which is a predominantly rural area. Approximately 4,100 students are enrolled per year at UHH.

Students may pick from many areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Business And Marketing Studies

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 1260 to 1620 for the SAT exam and within the range of 18 to 24 for the ACT exam is common among students admitted to this school. Roughly 70 percent of all students that applied were accepted at University of Hawaii at Hilo, with 36 percent of those accepted choosing to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at UHH vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs nearly $6,500 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $19,000 annually. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $3,000. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the necessary requirements.

UHH has several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Students who would like to learn more about this school can visit their website at http://www.hilo.hawaii.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the applicants University of Hawaii at Hilo accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

University of Hawaii at Hilo has a total student population of about 3,800. The student body is made up of 85% undergraduate students and 10% graduate students.

$10,500

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,500. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • State Residents: $6,900-$8,300
    • Out-of-State: $19,000-$23,240
  • Charges for part-time students are:
    • State Residents: $290-$350 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $810-$970 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid83%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$6,732
Receiving Student Loans48%$5,825
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Hawaii at Hilo may offer student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of UH at Hilo is close to 36%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years8%
Graduating in 5 Years22%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • English Language Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Hawaii at Hilo is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Basketball (Pacific West Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by University of Hawaii at Hilo by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map




ACCEPTANCE RATE
71.25%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
83%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
13:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
6

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$10,821