UH Hilo at a Glance
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.
1947 when UH Mānoa begins the Hilo program
1970 as the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
|Role:||Public Liberal Arts and Science University of Hawaiʻi|
|Calendar:||2 semesters of 16-17 weeks each and
a four-week intensive summer session and
a six-week regular summer session
|Faculty to Student Ratio:||1:18|
|Average Class Size:||22|
|% of Faculty Full-Time:||90%|
115 acres - Main Campus
33 acres - University Village Phase I (under development)
110 acres - Panaʻewa Farm
163 acres - UH Hilo Science and Technology Park (Makai)
324 acres - UH Hilo Science and Technology Park (Mauka)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
|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.