University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI, USA
3.41 Average Rating

Originally founded as Hawai’i Vocational College, the University of Hawai’i at Hilo is a public liberal arts college on The Big Island. UH Hilo confers bachelor’s degrees in over 60 academic majors including Hawai’ian Studies. The university also houses several research centers, including USDA Pacific Basin- Agricultural Research Center, the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i, and the East Asian Observatory. For recreation, UH Hilo’s Outdoor EdVenture division sponsors numerous excursions for activities such as scuba diving, boating, and mountain climbing.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
78%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
75%
Out-Of-State Students
28%
58%
Submitting ACT
55%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 19
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1047
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,539
Total Number of Undergrads
2,971
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
55%
20-39 Students
40%
40-99 Students
4%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
39%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,709
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,720
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$20,680
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,248
Books and Supplies
$1040

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,976
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
48%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,461
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$3,780

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
37%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,728
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$12,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$211
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
37%
63%
Student Organizations
60
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
26%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Vulcans
School Colors
Red/Black/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
Los Angeles
San Francisco
New York
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.41 Average Rating
UH Hilo is a very fast paced, education oriented, welcoming institution.
Shantel from Hilo, HI
It is a place where everyone is friendly. Professors are always willing to help their students. The athletic programs however, lack support in general.
Cristina from Woodland, CA
UH Hilo made me feel welcome from the very moment I landed via airplane in Hilo.
The orientation made me (and my mom) feel safe and welcome, and we both KNEW I was at the perfect college for me.
The students and faculty are all wonderful... in the true spirit of 'Ohana'.
CONNOR from SAN MATEO, CA
The campus is large and growing. It has a diverse campus life and offers many pathways of study. It has a PharmD program that is amazing.
Ruby from Crescent City, CA
university of hawaii at hilo has variety range of ethnic groups. its campus allows a hawaiian language program. is a highly-accredited nursing program
Aiko from Hilo, HI
The University of Hawai'i at Hilo is very diverse, there are so many people from so many different places. The class sizes are not too large. There are also many different student services around campus.
A freshmen from Hilo, HI
University of Hawaii at Hilo is a very interesting school with many diversity of people. I chose University of Hawaii at Hilo because of the tuition rate and the weather here. I enjoy being in Hilo and hope to graduate soon and go on to a graduate school.
Desiree from Hilo, HI

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