B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    A-
University of Hawaii at Hilo is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
69%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
860-1070
ACT Range
18-24
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$11,697/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,487/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,764/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,049/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,497/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,952/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.48 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.48 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,440Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    63%
  • Laid Back
    17%
  • Stoners
    11%
  • Cliquey
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
70%
of students say they don't have Greek life.50 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Great for natural sciences
    22%
  • Friendly environment
    14%
  • Great pharmacy program and agriculture program
    11%
  • Incredible nursing opportunities
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
79%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
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I enjoy the student life so much here! There is always an event going on, and there's always somewhere with an open door for you to study. Classmates are so eager to get to know each other, and they have a sense of humor that lightens the stress in the atmosphere. Dull moments are rare to come by. Every day is an opportunity to meet someone new! Also, the professors and other faculty at the university are open, honest, and always willing to help us out. They're spunky and unique, which makes it nearly impossible to be bored in class.
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This place is a real treat. It has the basics, and then some! They have a good tutoring center, enlightening programs, and dedicated faculty.As a bonus, the possess a great gym and swimming pool area available to all attending students for free. I am proud to call this campus my alma mater.
So far University of Hawaii at Hilo has been nothing than a second home and family to me. The transition from high school to college wasn't as bad because of the countless support given from the professors, counselors and how friendly everyone is. I haven't been happier with University of Hawaii at Hilo and the diversity of the students is tremendously amazing, here at University of Hawaii at hilo there is a variety of ethnicities and students from all over. The class sizes are perfect because you get that one on one with your professor and they really care about your success as a student and in your future. I really would recommend Hilo for any high school student who is still scared to go to a big university. University of Hawaii at Hilo became my second home and I couldn't be any happier to get my education close to home but still an island away.