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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
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Hawaii at Hilo is a public university located in Hilo, Hawaii. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,340 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Hawaii at Hilo acceptance rate is 78%. Popular majors include Psychology, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Kinesiology and Exercise Science. Graduating 41% of students, Hawaii at Hilo alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $27,800.
About University of Hawaii at Hilo...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720
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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
78%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1170
ACT Range
17-23
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$13,825/ 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
$6,976/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
85%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.44 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,340Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
631
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Friendly
    57%
  • Laid Back
    20%
  • Stoners
    10%
  • Cliquey
    8%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.55 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    50%
  • Great for natural sciences
    19%
  • Friendly environment
    12%
  • Great pharmacy program and agriculture program
    10%
  • Incredible nursing opportunities
    5%
  • A sub-par public school typical for Hawaii
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
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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I am currently a freshman at UH Hilo. So far, my first experiences in college are great! I love how small the classes are. The professors know all of their students and are able to effectively provide one-to-one assistance with students who need it. The campus is also very diverse, which is amazing because I have met so many different people from various places. If you enjoy school activities, there is always an event to enjoy with your friends. Attending a school in Hawaii is something that I am so grateful for. The environment is very safe and the weather is also very nice. The biggest thing that I would also like to add is that the classes are very manageable, and not only do I get a quality education, but the classes I am enrolled in are enjoyable and engaging.
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I absolutely love University of Hawaii at Hilo. The professors are excellent and care about their students deeply. My best advice for those that are thinking about coming here is that if you thrive in a chill and relaxed environment, then this is a great place for you! The campus is dead most of the times, so if you are looking for a party school do not come here. Overall I think the university is great for on campus activities, the knowledgable professors and the small classroom sizes.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo is an immersive experience of both culture and knowledge. All of my professors show care for their respective subjects and the small student to teacher ratio allows for additional assistance on concepts you may find confusing. The campus is beautiful, extremely safe and all around a fun place to be. If you are seeking a relaxed environment that balances student care and academic opportunity this is the University for you.