Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B
- Valuegrade B
- Diversitygrade A+
- Campusgrade C+
- Athleticsgrade A minus
- Party Scenegrade B
- Professorsgrade A
- Locationgrade A
- Dormsgrade D minus
- Campus Foodgrade B+
- Student Lifegrade B
- Safetygrade B
University of Hawaii is an above-average public university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,739 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the University of Hawaii acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Psychology, Communications, and Nursing. Graduating 61% of students, University of Hawaii alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
University of Hawaii at Manoa Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
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Will You Get In?
$15,441 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$7,373 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 113 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 137 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 137 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Psychology183 Graduates
- Communications161 Graduates
- Nursing141 Graduates
- Kinesiology and Exercise Science123 Graduates
- Finance120 Graduates
- Marketing118 Graduates
- Biology116 Graduates
- Civil Engineering104 Graduates
- Hospitality and Tourism Management102 Graduates
- Mechanical Engineering99 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 87 responses
- relaxed, smart, and optimistic5%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available
- of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 180 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 201 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 99 responses
- Average American College5%
- Engaged research university4%
- Home away from home3%
- Average american high school2%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 77 responses
Colleges like University of Hawaii at Manoa
- grade B minusUniversity of Hawaii at Hilo
- 4 Year
- Hilo, HI
- Rating 3.33 out of 5 889 reviews
- grade BUniversity of Hawaii - West Oahu
- 4 Year
- Kapolei, HI
- Rating 3.64 out of 5 316 reviews
- grade B minusHawaii Pacific University
- 4 Year
- Honolulu, HI
- Rating 3.6 out of 5 860 reviews
- grade C+University of Hawaii - Maui College
- 4 Year
- Kahului, HI
- Rating 3.88 out of 5 272 reviews
University of Hawaii at Manoa Reviews
Rating 3.47 out of 5 2,313 reviews
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The University of Hawaii at Manoa is an excellent school with terrific resources. What I love most is how accommodating the school is of students' individual needs. With Covid, and all the changes the school needed to make, I've had no problems transitioning into on-line learning, and getting assistance with any little issues that have come up. On campus there are many student activities that are currently closed, but slowly reopening. They have a wide variety of eateries and restaurants, and a very large student bookstore that provides everything a student needs for school: computers, supplies, books, and even school clothing and memorabilia. The brand new fitness center is award winning- absolutely astonishing, and right in the middle of campus for all to enjoy. The academic programs offered are very diverse and well-rounded, and as a college freshman, I had little difficulty getting into the classes I needed. UH Manoa provides a terrific experience for students!
I went to UHM on exchange for a semester, and I LOVED IT! Everyone was so nice and cheery. The campus is gorgeous and highly walkable. Staff is so so supportive and kind. There are opportunities abound in student volunteer/organization opportunities. Professors really care about students and seem to genuinely love their job and location. I cannot praise this school enough. My exchange program went through quite a rocky time (on account of my home university's remarkable lack of communication), and the exchange coordinator on campus was incredible. Super patient and worked with me through my issue to the end. I have never felt so supported by staff. The coursework was challenging and encouraged creative thought. Students were genuinely interested in studying. Going to this uni for a semester was the single greatest decision I have made in my education so far, and I wish I could've stayed longer!
AWESOME location + student body as a whole. Lots of diverse walks of life converged onto a single campus; albeit there was a humanic plethora of multiple backgrounds, there was a seemingly constant and surrounding energy of genuine and down-to-earth personalities amongst every single person I seemed to cross paths with. Which goes for the entire social spectrum--- at one end: a passing glance and smile from an absolute stranger inbetween classes; while a neighboring classmate willing to share her textbook on the first day of class marks an acquainted median point; and at the most extreme opposing end: befriending (or rather BESTfriending) two of the most amazing female homo sapiens on campus--- which came with the ultimate bonus of also being their "dormmates", living on the floor level above one and below another!