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UH at Manoa Admissions

If you are considering submitting an applicationto UH at Manoa, the regular decision application deadline is March 1 and the fee for the application costs $70. 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 apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than September 1.

Applying Early to UH at Manoa?

University of Hawaii at Manoa 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 Manoa Hard To Get Into?

UH at Manoa is amoderately difficult school to get into. UH at Manoa evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, UH at Manoa **accepted 62% of students, around 11,081 of the 17,747 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like UH at Manoa, 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's Most Important to Get In to UH at Manoa?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important 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 put the most emphasis the areas where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at UH at Manoa

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 Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Important
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Not Considered

UH at Manoa 2021-2022 Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to UH at Manoa must submit the following items. Double check with UH at Manoa'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) 2.8
Transcript of High School Record

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

Students admitted to UH at Manoa have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 36.4% submitted a class rank. At UH at Manoa 30.4% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60.1% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At University of Hawaii at Manoa, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 36.4%
3.75 and 3.99 44.5%
3.50 and 3.74 20.7%
3.25 and 3.49 15.9%
3.00 and 3.24 11.6%
2.50 and 2.9 7.3%
2.00 and 2.49 0%
UH at Manoa does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

UH at Manoa 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 2021, 44.8% of UH at Manoa's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 31.8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of UH at Manoa students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of UH at Manoa students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.

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

To be most competitive at UH at Manoa, you should strive to earn between 20 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for UH at Manoa's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for UH at Manoa students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

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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:

DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit

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

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

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

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

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UH at Manoa Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

62%

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 62%. This means that the institution accepts 62 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

UH at Manoa ACT Scores

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ACT Range

20 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above

Good

20 to 26

Avg

20 and Less

Low

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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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Composite SAT Range

Not available

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Math SAT Range

530 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

530 - 630

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UH at Manoa GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.64

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At UH at Manoa, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.64. 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

18,025

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

62%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$12,186

Out-of-State

$34,218

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Mar 1
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