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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?

3,325 Undergraduate Awards
$41,898 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.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered 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.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

UHM has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#132 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UHM.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Special Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards UHM has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#9 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#10 Best Teaching Undergraduate Certificate Schools Teaching Degree Search
#22 Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific College Factual
#35 Best Education Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#47 Best Colleges for Education College Factual
#87 Best Biological & Biomedical Sciences Colleges for Veterans College Factual

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?

$41,898 Net Price
37% Take Out Loans
4.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UHM is $41,898. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

10,739 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 12,968 undergraduate students at UHM, with 10,739 being full-time and 2,229 being part-time.

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

There are also 4,742 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,739 full-time undergraduates at UHM, 43% are male and 57% 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 4,126
Black or African American 161
Hispanic or Latino 1,272
White 1,845
International Students 423
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,912

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 93 103 3 199
General Psychology 0 184 6 9 199
Nursing 0 122 28 28 178
Teacher Education Grade Specific 50 80 41 0 171
Health & Physical Education 0 150 14 0 164
Communication & Media Studies 0 136 11 0 147
Finance & Financial Management 0 136 0 0 136
General Biology 0 127 1 1 129
Social Work 0 32 92 2 126
Mechanical Engineering 0 115 5 1 121
Accounting 0 98 21 0 119
Marketing 0 116 0 0 116
Hospitality Management 0 95 5 0 100
East Asian Languages 0 81 10 8 99
Economics 0 80 10 9 99
Civil Engineering 0 84 8 2 94
General English Literature 0 68 14 11 93
Political Science & Government 0 74 2 12 88
Law 0 0 0 83 83
Sociology 0 69 6 4 79
Electrical Engineering 0 61 12 5 78
Special Education 30 22 22 0 74
Human Development & Family Studies 0 74 0 0 74
Medicine 0 0 0 73 73
Computer Science 0 61 9 0 70
Public Health 0 47 13 4 64
Fine & Studio Arts 0 59 2 0 61
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 48 6 5 59
Ethnic Studies 0 52 6 0 58
Management Information Systems 0 57 0 0 57
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 54 0 0 54
Natural Resource Management 0 31 19 1 51
International Business 0 50 0 0 50
Human Resource Management 0 49 0 0 49
Teaching English or French 0 26 14 6 46
Area Studies 0 29 11 6 46
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 7 17 16 40
Educational Administration 0 0 36 0 36
History 0 33 1 2 36
Graphic Communications 0 35 0 0 35
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 34 0 34
Anthropology 0 22 7 2 31
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 23 2 5 30
Computer Engineering 0 30 0 0 30
Botany/Plant Biology 0 9 15 4 28
Animal Science 0 19 8 0 27
Environmental Design 0 27 0 0 27
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 27 0 0 27
Mathematics 0 17 7 3 27
Nutrition Science 0 26 1 0 27
Romance Languages 0 18 8 0 26
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 22 3 25
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 17 5 2 24
Library & Information Science 0 0 24 0 24
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 23 0 0 23
Instructional Media Design 0 0 20 1 21
Chemistry 0 15 3 3 21
Computer Information Systems 0 20 0 0 20
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 20 0 0 20
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 0 20 0 0 20
Dental Support Services 0 18 0 0 18
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 6 5 7 18
Journalism 0 17 0 0 17
Philosophy 0 10 2 5 17
Geography & Cartography 0 12 3 2 17
Public Administration 0 0 17 0 17
Drama & Theater Arts 0 5 9 3 17
Agricultural Engineering 0 3 6 7 16
Physics 0 9 1 6 16
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 10 5 0 15
Music 0 8 5 2 15
Communication Sciences 0 0 14 0 14
Religious Studies 0 7 7 0 14
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 10 3 13
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 13 0 0 13
Atmospheric Sciences & Meteorology 0 2 8 3 13
General Architecture 0 0 0 12 12
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 5 7 12
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 0 11 0 0 11
Biotechnology 0 10 0 0 10
Allied Health Professions 0 0 10 0 10
Zoology 0 0 4 5 9
Dance 0 8 1 0 9
Soil Sciences 0 4 4 0 8
Natural Resources Conservation 0 8 0 0 8
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 0 0 6 6
General Education 0 0 0 6 6
Ocean Engineering 0 0 3 3 6
Classical Languages & Literature 0 6 0 0 6
Germanic Languages 0 5 0 0 5
Legal Research 0 0 5 0 5
Food Science Technology 0 0 4 0 4
Education Philosophy 0 0 4 0 4
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 3 0 0 3
Plant Sciences 0 2 0 0 2
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 1 1
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 80 3,245 833 393 4,551

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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