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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
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
University of Hawaii is an above-average public university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 10,702 undergraduate students. The University of Hawaii acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Psychology, Nursing, and Communications. Graduating 60% of students, University of Hawaii alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $35,700.
About University of Hawaii at Manoa...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
2500 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
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University of Hawaii at Manoa 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
83%
Application Deadline
March 1
SAT Range
1050-1240
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$15,479/ 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
$7,227/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
77%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.113 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.129 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,702Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,179
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 84 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    52%
  • Casual
    25%
  • Optimistic
    8%
  • Smart
    6%
  • relaxed, smart, and optimistic
    5%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Depressed
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
60%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.172 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.193 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 91 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    81%
  • Average American College
    5%
  • Engaged research university
    4%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Average american high school
    2%
  • Underrated
    2%
  • Fast-paced
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
60%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.77 responses
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University of Hawaii at Manoa Reviews

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My initial experience with the University of Hawaii was great! They offer so many clubs, activities, and events throughout the semesters. At UHM, they also offer counseling to help you figure out your classes and opportunities for your major. Because I was a freshman last year they require that first-year student's dorm together which wasn't the best living conditions, but I still made a lot of friends in my tower and bonded well with my randomly assigned roommate. Like everything there could always be room to improve on different areas of the school such as classroom resources, yet I do think they are heading in that direction.
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From the first moment I stepped on to the UH campus, I knew it was going to become my home away from home. Almost immediately, you can feel the positive vibes and buzz of happy students around the campus. UH works hard to put on events for their students and to help them become more acclimated to college life. You can definitely feel the aloha on the campus. The food choices are really diverse as there are many places in campus center, and even around or down the street. Some of the buildings are run down, but UH is always looking to improve their campuses. The dorms could use some renovation, but other than that, I have enjoyed my time at UH very much!
The Good: Excellent distance learning for students who live off island! Professors and school staff are friendly and supportive. Beaches are close by for breaks.
The Bad: Laulima website used by almost every professor crashes often and can cramp your style in a major way so work should be turned in well before deadlines to avoid this. Also, the beaches can eat up your entire day so maybe study first.
The Ugly: Tuition is insane. Highly recommend finding places to donate plasma/blood/etc or do some busking to help with tuition. If tuition doesn't scare you, the housing costs will for sure. Also, sunburns from napping at the beach -because midterms kept you up all night are brutal.