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UH at Hilo Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UH at Hilo, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is July 1 and the application fee is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from UH at Hilo by July 31.

Considering Applying Early to UH at Hilo?

University of Hawaii at Hilo does not offer early decision or early action..

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is UH at Hilo Hard To Get Into?

Getting into UH at Hilo is moderately difficult. UH at Hilo evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UH at Hilo **accepted 71% of students, around 1,195 of the 1,679 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UH at Hilo, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does UH at Hilo Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at UH at Hilo

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Important
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

UH at Hilo Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UH at Hilo must submit the following items. Double check with UH at Hilo's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
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What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UH at Hilo?

Students admitted to UH at Hilo have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 66% submitted a class rank. At UH at Hilo 23.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 52.6% were in the top 25% and 88.4% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Hawaii at Hilo, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 66%

UH at Hilo is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2015, 79% of UH at Hilo's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 60.2% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for UH at Hilo?

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What's a Good ACT Score for UH at Hilo?

To be most competitive at UH at Hilo, you should strive to earn between 17 and 22 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 22 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UH at Hilo's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 22, and three out of four students scored lower than 22 on the ACT.

A 17 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UH at Hilo students. Only one out of every four students scored below 17.

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Transferring to University of Hawaii at Hilo

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to UH at Hilo.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Applicants should hear back by July 31.

Transfer students can enroll in UH at Hilo during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

UH at Hilo Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UH at Hilo?

Students who are admitted to UH at Hilo must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..

Does UH at Hilo accept transfer credits?

UH at Hilo transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does UH at Hilo accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

UH at Hilo accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to UH at Hilo?

UH at Hilo. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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UH at Hilo Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

71%

How hard is it to get into UH at Hilo? UH at Hilo is a somewhat selective institution. The UH at Hilo acceptance rate is 71%. This means that the institution accepts 71 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

17 - 22

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

22 and Above

Good

17 to 22

Avg

17 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UH at Hilo is 19. Students with an ACT score of 22 and above have a good chance of getting into UH at Hilo. Students with an ACT score that falls between 17 and 22 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 17 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UH at Hilo SAT Scores

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UH at Hilo GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.36

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UH at Hilo, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.36. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

3,924

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

71%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$7,792

Out-of-State

$20,752

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Jul 1
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