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  • Vulcan Orientation

    UH Hilo's Fall 2016 Vulcan Orientation starts on August 17th. Register today at: hilo.hawaii.edu/nsp

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  • Apply Today

    There's still time to apply for Fall 2016! Submit your application today .

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  • Aerial photo

    UH Hilo is a state university with a private college atmosphere, offering small class sizes, a low faculty-to-student ratio and opportunities for research and hands-on learning.

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  • Living Learning Communities

    Join a learning community where first-year students live together in one of our residence halls: Business, Creative Arts, Environmental Sustainability, Hawaiian Culture & Language, Health & Wellness or Natural Science.

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  • Marine Science students

    Marine Science students immersed in studying Hawai‘i's unique coral reefs.

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  • Study Abroad

    Study Abroad and live the adventure! UH Hilo can help you achieve an affordable yet exciting, rigorous, global education. Pay UH Hilo tuition and attend any of our partner institutions around the world.

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  • Lava flow research

    A student measures the temperature of lava with a radiometer.

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  • Student Diversity

    The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UH Hilo in 2014 as the most diverse four-year public institution in the country.

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  • Student at Mauna Kea

    Physics and astronomy student at the top of the Mauna Kea Observatories.

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  • International students

    UH Hilo draws students from all over the globe with its cultural and environmental diversity.

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  • College of Hawaiian Language

    UH Hilo's College of Hawaiian Language is the only place in the nation where students can earn a Master's degree in indigenous language studies.

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  • Student Life Center

    Our Student Life Center, the perfect place for a study break.

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  • Bookstore

    The UH Hilo Bookstore is centrally located offering everything you need, including textbooks, educational supplies, convenience items and clothing.

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  • Student Services Building

    The Student Services Center is a one-stop-shop, home to Admissions, the Office of the Registrar, Financial Aid, the Cashier's office and New Student Programs.

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E komo mai

E komo mai! We're looking for students with a sense of edventure, who are excited about learning and enjoy taking on new challenges. If you want a unique college experience, the UH Hilo Admissions Office is here to get you started!

Average Class Size

20

Faculty-to-Student Ratio

1:15

Full-Time Faculty

90%

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