National Student Exchange

Incoming Students

Welcome to UH Hilo!

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, founded in 1947, provides opportunities for higher education on the island of Hawaiʻi and is part of the ten-campus University of Hawaiʻi system.

UH Hilo’s signal strengths are its small classes, low student/faculty ratio, diverse student body, island “learning laboratory,” a faculty active in research who encourage student participation in their investigations, service to the community, and, perhaps most importantly, the “aloha spirit” that epitomizes UH Hilo’s multicultural, student-centered approach.

UH Hilo has changed throughout the years to meet the educational needs and aspirations of the community. While the University’s primary focus is undergraduate education, it also offers several graduate degree programs in focused areas at both the master’s and doctoral levels.