UH Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo

200 W Kawili St, Hilo, United States
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  • Previously Enrolled
    18

Overview of University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo)

About this school

The University of Hawaii at Hilo, founded in 1970, is a public institution. Its campuses of 115 acres are located in Hilo, on the island of Hawaii, 200 miles from Honolulu.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:3,362
    • Men:1,348 (40.1%)
    • Women:2,014 (59.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (UH Hilo)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Hawaii at Hilo is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
7
8

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
July 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Writing component required
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for placement ACT: Used for placement

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
200 West Kawili Street
City, State, Zip
Hilo, HI  96720-4091
Phone
(808) 932-7446
Fax
(808) 933-0861
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
July 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
July 31
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
71% of 1,679 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 1,051 applicants were admitted
Men
68% of 628 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
717 (60%) of 1,195 admitted students enrolled
Women
403 (53%) of 765 admitted students enrolled
Men
314 (73%) of 430 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.36
375 And Above
24%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
19%
2.50 - 2.99
18%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
19 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
Not reported
• Score 24 - 29
Not reported
• Score 18 - 23
Not reported
• Score 12 - 17
Not reported
• Score 6 - 11
Not reported
• Score 5 Or Below
Not reported

Tuition & Financial Aid (UH Hilo)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - Not reported
  • Room & Board: - Not reported
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported

Payment Plans


University of Hawaii at Hilo accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001611
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
317 (64.8%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
316 (99.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
316 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
84 (26.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$11,198
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 235 (74.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,469
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 231 (73.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,880
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 63 (19.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1 (.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,000

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,785 (64.8%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,780 (99.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,780 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
512 (28.8%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$12,761
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,403 (78.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,649
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,339 (75.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,545
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 376 (21.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
29 (1.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $1,949

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
62%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$23,515
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
2.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Business, Computer Science, English, Health Fields, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (UH Hilo)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


241

Part-Time Faculty


97

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


51%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 31% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 3% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 19% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 64% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Hawaii at Hilo provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


66.1%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


11.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


30%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


38.0%

Programs & Majors (UH Hilo)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (41)


  • 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
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Education, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (8)


  • Conservation Biology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Education--General
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Marine Biology
  • Pharmacology

Campus Life (UH Hilo)

Location & Geography

Population


43,263

Nearest Metropolitan Area


115 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
63.6 average low in January, 83.8 average high in September
Rain
278 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
3 mile(s) from campus in Hilo
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Hilo
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Not available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
-
School Colors
Red, white, and blue

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, rugby, sailing, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Hawaii at Hilo offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, international student association, hawaiian leadership and development, delta sigma pi business fraternity, university canoe club, samoan club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,726

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
3,362
Women
2,014
Men
1,348

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.6% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 17.9% Asian
  • 1.0% Black/African-American
  • 13.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 31.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 11.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 23.9% White
  • 0.3% Unknown

International Students


4.7%

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


562

Student Resources (UH Hilo)

Study resources