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University of Hawaii at Manoa Overview

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public institution located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

What Is University of Hawaii at Manoa Known For?

10,702 Full-Time Undergraduates
$15,286 Avg Cost After Aid
83% Acceptance Rate
  • The 4% student loan default rate at UHM is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at UHM.
  • In 2017-2018, 77% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from UHM with a bachelor's degree make about $45,800 a year. That's 12% more than those who graduate from other schools.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Rankings

College Factual ranked UHM as #455 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. It is also ranked #1 out of 6 schools in Hawaii.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that UHM has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for UHM

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 75
Best Colleges for Veterans 181
Best Colleges for International Students 297
Best Colleges 455
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 461
Best Colleges for the Money 1,152

Where Is University of Hawaii at Manoa?

Location of University of Hawaii at Manoa

Contact details for UHM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822-2217
Phone: 808-956-8111
Website: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uhmanoa
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/UHManoaNews

How Do I Get Into UHM?

You can apply to UHM online at: https://www.sis.hawaii.edu/uhdad/bwskalog.P_DispLoginNon

Admission Requirements for UHM

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into UHM?

83% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
63% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Hawaii at Manoa is 83%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 35% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 84%.

Average Test Scores

About 63% of students accepted to UHM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa  ( 530 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa  ( 520 to 620 )
200
800
UHM received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 26. Math scores were between 20 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Hawaii at Manoa?

$15,286 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UHM is $15,286. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UHM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,391 $12,575 $16,436 $18,901 $20,335

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UHM, approximately 37% of students took out student loans averaging $7,149 a year. That adds up to $28,596 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UHM is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,702 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,881 undergraduate students at UHM, with 10,702 being full-time and 2,179 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  UHM

There are also 4,731 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,702 full-time undergraduates at UHM, 44% are male and 56% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  UHM

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Hawaii at Manoa students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of UHM Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4,120
Black or African American 162
Hispanic or Latino 1,242
White 1,854
International Students 405
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,919

Geographic Diversity

Hawaii students aren't the only ones who study at University of Hawaii at Manoa. At this time, 44 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 76 countries are represented at UHM. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at University of Hawaii at Manoa

721 Took All Classes Online
2,898 Took At Least One Class Online
3.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 5 master’s degree programs available online at UHM. In 2017-2018, 2,898 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UHM has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 4th most popular in Hawaii for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of UHM

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Hawaii at Manoa was 3.6%. This is the #1,771 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UHM regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of UHM majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Health & Physical Education 2%
Library & Information Science 8%
Library Science 8%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at UHM ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at UHM.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Library & Information Science #36
Library Science #49
Social Work #63
Health & Physical Education #80
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies #95
Special Education #156
Public Administration & Social Service #170
Nursing #390

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Majors

In 2017-2018, University of Hawaii at Manoa awarded 6,490 undergraduate degrees and 2,452 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 98 21 0
Agricultural Engineering 0 3 6 7
Allied Health Professions 0 0 10 0
Animal Science 0 19 8 0
Anthropology 0 22 7 2
Area Studies 0 29 11 6
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 6 5 7
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 2 8 3
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 27 0 0
Biotechnology 0 10 0 0
Botany/Plant Biology 0 9 15 4
Business Administration & Management 0 93 103 3
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 23 2 5
Chemistry 0 15 3 3
Civil Engineering 0 84 8 2
Classical Languages & Literature 0 6 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 5 7
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 13 0 0
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 6
Communication & Media Studies 0 136 11 0
Communication Sciences 0 0 14 0
Computer Engineering 0 30 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 20 0 0
Computer Science 0 61 9 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 34 0
Dance 0 8 1 0
Dental Support Services 0 18 0 0
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 20 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 9 3
East Asian Languages 0 81 10 8
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 48 6 5
Economics 0 80 10 9
Education Philosophy 0 0 4 0
Educational Administration 0 0 36 0
Electrical Engineering 0 61 12 5
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 23 0 0
Environmental Design 0 27 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 52 6 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 136 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 59 2 0
Food Science Technology 0 0 4 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 1
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 10 5 0
General Architecture 0 0 0 12
General Biology 0 127 1 1
General Education 0 0 0 6
General English Literature 0 68 14 11
General Psychology 0 184 6 9
Geography & Cartography 0 12 3 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 7 17 16
Germanic Languages 0 5 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 35 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 150 14 0
History 0 33 1 2
Hospitality Management 0 95 5 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 74 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 49 0 0
Instructional Media Design 0 0 20 1
International Business 0 50 0 0
Journalism 0 17 0 0
Law 0 0 0 83
Legal Research 0 0 5 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 54 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 24 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 10 3
Management Information Systems 0 57 0 0
Marketing 0 116 0 0
Mathematics 0 17 7 3
Mechanical Engineering 0 115 5 1
Medicine 0 0 0 73
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 17 5 2
Music 0 8 5 2
Natural Resource Management 0 31 19 1
Natural Resources Conservation 0 8 0 0
Nursing 0 122 28 28
Nutrition Science 0 26 1 0
Ocean Engineering 0 0 3 3
Philosophy 0 10 2 5
Physics 0 9 1 6
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 1
Plant Sciences 0 2 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 74 2 12
Public Administration 0 0 17 0
Public Health 0 47 13 4
Religious Studies 0 7 7 0
Romance Languages 0 18 8 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 3 0 0
Social Work 0 32 92 2
Sociology 0 69 6 4
Soil Sciences 0 4 4 0
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 0 11 0 0
Special Education 0 22 22 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 80 41 0
Teaching English or French 0 26 14 6
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 20 0 0
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 22 3
Zoology 0 0 4 5
Total 0 6,490 1,666 786

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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