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Colleges / University of Hawaii at Manoa

About UH at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public, state school in an urban setting in Honolulu, Hawaii. UH at Manoa was founded in 1907 and now enrolls around 18,025 students a year, including 13,203 undergrads. UH at Manoa offers on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

There are many ways for students to get involved at UH at Manoa! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of UH at Manoa's theater groups.

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

Excited for Greek life? UH at Manoa has fraternities and sororities.

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

Learn more about life at UH at Manoa on the Student Life page.

Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is March 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from UH at Manoa by September 1.

2021 UH at Manoa Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 44.8%
In-State Tuition $11,304
Out-of-State $33,336
Percent of Need Met 71.6%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $16,354

Is UH at Manoa a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Let's take a closer look at each of these factors to get a better idea of what UH at Manoa offers and if it could be a good fit for you.

UH at Manoa Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into UH at Manoa. UH at Manoa admitted 62% of all applicants in 2021. Out of 17,747 applications received in 2021, 11,081 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UH at Manoa

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

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at UH at Manoa, around 80% are still enrolled the next year. UH at Manoa's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 62%. 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 Outlook UH at Manoa Graduates

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at UH at Manoa

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 Manoa meets 71.6% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $16,354 a year.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $22,922 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some 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! You should never have to pay to submit 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 Manoa. Based on this information, how does UH at Manoa sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is UH at Manoa a good school for you?

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Where is UH at Manoa?

UH at Manoa is located in the urban setting of Honolulu, Hawaii.

If you want to see UH at Manoa for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Hawaii Interstate 1 to Honolulu, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Honolulu International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what UH at Manoa and Honolulu are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2500 Campus Road Honolulu, HI 96822

Campus Setting: Urban

UH at Manoa Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to UH at Manoa is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to UH at Manoa is Mar 1.

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


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UH at Manoa ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 26

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to UH at Manoa is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into UH at Manoa. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

UH at Manoa SAT Scores


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Math SAT Range

530 - 630


Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

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UH at Manoa Tuition & Fees

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Wondering what life at UH at Manoa is like? There are approximately 18,025 students enrolled at UH at Manoa, including 13,203 undergraduate students and 4,822 graduate students. 81% percent of students attend school full-time, 70% percent are from HI and 30% percent of students are from other states.


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