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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at UHM.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards UHM has earned from around the web.
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Where Is University of Hawaii at Manoa?
Contact details for UHM are given below.
|Address:||2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822-2217|
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
|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|
How Hard Is It To Get Into UHM?
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.
Can I Afford University of Hawaii at Manoa?
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
There are also 4,742 graduate students at the school.
Of the 10,739 full-time undergraduates at UHM, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Hawaii at Manoa students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||161|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,272|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at UHM has changed over the last few years.
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%|
|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|
|Health & Physical Education||#80|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#95|
|Public Administration & Social Service||#170|
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.
*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.
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- National Center for Education Statistics
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