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University of Hawaii at Hilo
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  • 4 Year
  • HILO, HI

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade A

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UH Hilo is an above-average public university located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,204 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the UH Hilo acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nursing, and Psychology. Graduating 44% of students, UH Hilo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.

About

200 W KAWILI ST
HILO, HI 96720
About UH Hilo...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference

University of Hawaii at Hilo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

UHH Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
990-1170
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$14,338 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,938 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
86%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 44 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 55 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 55 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    64%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,204 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
614
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
  • Friendly
    60%
  • Laid Back
    23%
  • Stoners
    10%
  • Cliquey
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
70%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 57 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
  • Diverse
    50%
  • Great for natural sciences
    18%
  • Friendly environment
    11%
  • Great pharmacy program and agriculture program
    9%
  • Incredible nursing opportunities
    5%
  • A sub-par public school typical for Hawaii
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
81%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 35 responses

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