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Colleges / University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

UH at Manoa Admissions

If you are applying to UH at Manoa, the fee for the application costs $70.

Students who submit their applications to UH at Manoa for fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

UH at Manoa Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of UH at Manoa's admissions stats.

UH at Manoa 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 27%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Waitlist No

University of Hawaii at Manoa Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to UH at Manoa?

UH at Manoa does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to University of Hawaii at Manoa

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to UH at Manoa

UH at Manoa has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into UH at Manoa?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at UH at Manoa

Curious about the factors that are considered by UH at Manoa during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with UH at Manoa for more information on admission factors.

UH at Manoa 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into UH at Manoa?

Students admitted to UH at Manoa have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.

Out of all students that were admitted, 43% submitted a class rank. At UH at Manoa 27% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 51% were in the top 25% and 86% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Hawaii at Manoa, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 47%
3.50 and 3.74 21%
3.25 and 3.49 16%
3.00 and 3.24 11%
2.50 and 2.9 5%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to UH at Manoa directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

UH at Manoa considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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

What is a Good SAT Score for UH at Manoa?

What is a Good ACT Score for UH at Manoa?

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More Information on Transferring to University of Hawaii at Manoa

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

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 1.

Transfer students can enroll in UH at Manoa during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

UH at Manoa Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to UH at Manoa?

❌ Students who are admitted to UH at Manoa 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 Manoa accept transfer credits?

✅ UH at Manoa accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. UH at Manoa accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ UH at Manoa accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

❌ No, UH at Manoa is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to send your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is UH at Manoa's acceptance rate?

✅ UH at Manoa's acceptance rate is 58%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at UH at Manoa?

❌ UH at Manoa does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About UH at Manoa?

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UH at Manoa Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into UH at Manoa? UH at Manoa is a somewhat selective institution. The UH at Manoa acceptance rate is 58%. This means that the institution accepts 58 out of every 100 applicants.


UH at Manoa Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

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

UH at Manoa ACT Scores


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UH at Manoa SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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UH at Manoa GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UH at Manoa, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. 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.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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