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Colleges / University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, HI 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate71%
Acceptance Rate71%

UH at Hilo Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to UH at Hilo, the regular decision application deadline is July 1 and the application fee costs $50.

Students who apply to UH at Hilo for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than July 31.

UH at Hilo Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of UH at Hilo's admissions stats.

UH at Hilo 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 23.2%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 79%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 60.2%
Waitlist No

University of Hawaii at Hilo Application Deadlines

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

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes July 1 July 31

Applying Early to UH at Hilo?

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

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on University of Hawaii at Hilo Admissions

Transferring to University of Hawaii at Hilo

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to UH at Hilo

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

What Does UH at Hilo Look For in an Applicant?

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 assembling 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 stand out.

Admissions Factors at UH at Hilo

Wondering what factors are considered by UH at Hilo 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
Class Rank Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Geographical Residence Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

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

UH at Hilo Application Requirements

To apply to UH at Hilo, all applicants 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
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA ––
3.75 and 3.99 ––
3.50 and 3.74 ––
3.25 and 3.49 ––
3.00 and 3.24 ––
2.50 and 2.9 ––
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 Hilo directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 Hilo considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 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 is a Good SAT Score for UH at Hilo?

What is 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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on 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?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to UH at Hilo.

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

✅ UH at Hilo accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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.

What is UH at Hilo's acceptance rate?

✅ UH at Hilo has an acceptance rate of 71%.

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

❌ UH at Hilo does not offer early decision.

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UH at Hilo Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


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.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

UH at Hilo GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


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.

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

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