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Colleges / University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

Honolulu, HI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate58%
Acceptance Rate58%

About UH at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa Overview

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 the school now enrolls around 19,227 students per year, including 14,250 undergrads. UH at Manoa provides housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by September 1.

Student Activities at UH at Manoa

Interested in music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and 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 both 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.

2022 UH at Manoa Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 58%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
In-State Tuition $11,304
Out-of-State $33,336
Percent of Need Met 70.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $15,740

Is UH at Manoa a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a clearer view of what UH at Manoa offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

UH at Manoa Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into UH at Manoa. The acceptance rate at UH at Manoa is 58%. Out of 16,244 applications received in 2022, 9,493 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at UH at Manoa

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

Around 80% of students who start at UH at Manoa return 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 Manoa Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

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

Tuition and Financial Aid at UH at Manoa

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 Manoa meets 70.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,740 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $23,001 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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

Some financial aid is awarded 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 be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

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

Based on this information, does UH at Manoa seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! 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 city of Honolulu, Hawaii, less than an hour from Honolulu.

If you want to see UH at Manoa for yourself, be sure to 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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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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Wondering what life at UH at Manoa is like? There are approximately 19,097 students enrolled at UH at Manoa, including 14,120 undergraduate students and 4,977 graduate students. 80% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from HI and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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