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Colleges / University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo

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

UH at Hilo Academics

University of Hawaii at Hilo requires at least 120 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.

There is no accelarated degree program at UH at Hilo, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UH at Hilo has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

UH at Hilo offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

Academic Options Yes No Note
Accelerated Degree Program X
Transfer Credits Accepted Unknown
AP Credit Accepted
IB Credits Accepted
Summer Classes Available
New Student Orientation

Reminder: UH at Hilo may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.

Which Courses Do I Have To Take At UH at Hilo?

UH at Hilo has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a language requirement

Students do not have to take a computer class.

Course Required?
2nd Language No
Math true
Science true
Computer No

Reminder: Check with UH at Hilo directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.

Majors at UH at Hilo

When choosing a major, UH at Hilo students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at UH at Hilo.

Student Designed Majors

UH at Hilo allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.

Senior Projects

UH at Hilo does not require a senior project for all students.

Double Majoring at UH at Hilo

UH at Hilo offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.

NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.

Frequently Asked Questions About University of Hawaii at Hilo

Does UH at Hilo Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

✅ UH at Hilo offers services for students with disabilities.

Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UH at Hilo Have An Online Program?

✅ UH at Hilo has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UH at Hilo Offer AP Credit?

✅ UH at Hilo offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UH at Hilo Have An Honors Program?

✅ UH at Hilo offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at UH at Hilo.

Does UH at Hilo Require Internships?

🟨 UH at Hilo does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.

Additional Information About University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo Library

The main library on campus is the Edwin H. Mookini Library and there are no other libraries on campus.

Dual Degree Programs at UH at Hilo

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.

UH at Hilo does not have any dual degree programs available for students.


What is ROTC?

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Does UH at Hilo have any ROTC programs?

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UH at Hilo has an Army ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UH at Hilo include:

•an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus

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UH at Hilo Majors & Subject Areas

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Application Deadline

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