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.
- UH Mānoa began the Hilo program in 1947 and it is officially named the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo in 1970
- 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
- 3,829 Students
- Faculty to Student Ratio
- Average Class Size
- Full-Time Faculty Percentage
- 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.)
- 38 Undergraduate
- 8 Graduate
- 4 Doctorates
- 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 .