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UH Hilo at a Glance

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is a state university with a private college atmosphere. We offer small class sizes, a low faculty-to-student ratio and opportunities for research and hands-on learning.

As a public university, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has a unique position in the State, and country, by offering a rigorous and engaging curriculum at an affordable tuition rate. The admission requirements are moderately selective, allowing above-average students the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a small school experience.

UH Hilo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Established
UH Mānoa began the Hilo program in 1947 and is officially names the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1970
Role
UH Hilo is a public liberal arts and science university.
Academic Calendar
2 semesters of 16-17 weeks each
1 four-week intensive summer session
1 six-week regular summer session
Enrollment
4,172 Students
Faculty to Student Ratio
1:18
Average Class Size
22
Full-Time Faculty Percentage
90%
Campus Size
115 acres - Main Campus
33 acres - University Village Phase I (under development)
10 acres - Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resource Center
110 acres - Panaʻewa Farm
163 acres - UH Hilo Science and Technology Park (Makai)
324 acres - UH Hilo Science and Technology Park (Mauka)
Degree Types Offered
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Education (MEd)
Master of Science (MS)
Doctorate (Ph.D.)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
Majors
38 Undergraduate
8 Graduate
4 Doctorates
Tuition
See the Tuition & Fees page

The Most Diverse Students

In 2014, UH Hilo was named as the most diverse four-year public institution in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education.