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
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.46 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,548Undergrads
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 33 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    64%
  • Laid Back
    15%
  • Stoners
    12%
  • Cliquey
    9%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    49%
  • Great for natural sciences
    23%
  • Friendly environment
    11%
  • Great pharmacy program and agriculture program
    11%
  • Incredible nursing opportunities
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
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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The classes offered are amazing! Especially the Hawaiian language classes and Ohana classes. They give amazing insight into ideas that have probably never crossed a typical American's mind before. It's not just those classes that do that however, but almost every class and professor challenges students to think outside of everything they've known.

Another thing that jumps out at you is how passionate the professors are about their subjects. I've spoken to multiple students about this and all agreed that even if they don't enjoy the subject, just the passion of their professors keeps them coming back.

Its easy to pass the classes as long as you take notes and do all the assignments. The professors are all fair graders.
My experience at University of Hawaii Hilo has and continues to be an amazing journey. Everyone is very friendly, classes are great, and the sight is worth seeing!