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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marine Science students immersed in studying Hawaiʻi’s unique coral reefs.
  • 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.
  • A student measures the temperature of lava with a radiometer.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked UH Hilo in 2014 as the most diverse four-year public institution in the country.
  • A physics and astronomy student views the Gemini North observatory atop Maunakea
  • UH Hilo draws students from all over the globe with its cultural and environmental diversity.
  • The UH Hilo Bookstore is centrally located offering everything you need, including textbooks, educational supplies, convenience items and clothing.

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!

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