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Colleges / University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

About UH at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo Overview

University of Hawaii at Hilo is a public, state school in a small town setting in Hilo, Hawaii. UH at Hilo was founded in 1970 and the school presently has around 3,924 students per year, which includes 3,362 undergraduates. UH at Hilo ensures on-campus housing for up to 922 students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The deadline to apply regular decision to UH at Hilo for Fall 2023 is July 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should receive admissions decisions by July 31.

Student Involvement at UH at Hilo

Interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of UH at Hilo's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? UH at Hilo students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? UH at Hilo has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? UH at Hilo has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at UH at Hilo on the Student Life page.

2022 UH at Hilo Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 71%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 79%
In-State Tuition $7,344
Out-of-State $20,304
Percent of Need Met 56.7%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $8,659

Is UH at Hilo a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better sense of what UH at Hilo offers and if the school seems like a good fit for you.

UH at Hilo Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into UH at Hilo. UH at Hilo admitted 71% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 1,679 students applied to UH at Hilo and 1,195 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UH at Hilo

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 66% of students who start at UH at Hilo come back for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for UH at Hilo Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with UH at Hilo directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at UH at Hilo

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

UH at Hilo meets 56.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend UH at Hilo full-time are awarded $8,659 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at UH at Hilo.

Based on this information, how does UH at Hilo sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is UH at Hilo a good school for you?

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Where is UH at Hilo?

UH at Hilo is located in the small town setting of Hilo, Hawaii.

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College Info

200 West Kawili Street Hilo, HI 96720-4091

Campus Setting: Small Town

UH at Hilo Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jul 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UH at Hilo is Jul 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UH at Hilo is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

UH at Hilo ACT Scores


ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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UH at Hilo SAT Scores


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UH at Hilo Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at UH at Hilo is like? There are approximately 3,924 students enrolled at UH at Hilo, including 3,362 undergraduate students and 562 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 72% percent are from HI and 28% percent of students are from other states.


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