Resources › For Students and Parents University of Hawaii at Manoa: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print hfrankWI / Getty Images For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated January 25, 2020 The University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public research university with an acceptance rate of 58%. Located just outside of Honolulu, the University of Hawaii at Manoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system. Manoa's strengths include highly ranked programs in astronomy, oceanography, cancer research, and Pacific Island and Asian studies. The university has a diverse student body representing all 50 states and 121 countries. UH Manoa is the only college in Hawaii to have a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In athletics, most of UH's Division I athletic teams compete in the Big West Conference. Considering applying to UH Manoa? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, University of Hawaii at Manoa had an acceptance rate of 58%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 58 students were admitted, making UH Manoa's admissions process competitive. Admissions Statistics (2018-19) Number of Applicants 16,244 Percent Admitted 58% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 21% SAT Scores and Requirements University of Hawaii at Manoa requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 70% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 540 630 Math 530 640 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of UH Manoa's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to UH Manoa scored between 540 and 630, while 25% scored below 540 and 25% scored above 630. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 640, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1270 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at UH Manoa. Requirements The University of Hawaii at Manoa does not require the SAT writing section. Note that UH Manoa participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Homeschooled applicants are required to submit three SAT Subject test scores. ACT Scores and Requirements The University of Hawaii at Manoa requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 42% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 20 26 Math 19 26 Composite 21 26 This admissions data tells us that most of UH Manoa's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to UH Manoa received a composite ACT score between 21 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 21. Requirements Note that unlike many universities, UH Manoa superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. UH Manoa does not require the ACT writing section. GPA In 2019, the average high school GPA of incoming University of Hawaii at Manoa freshmen was 3.74, and over 62% of students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to UH Manoa have primarily A and high B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph University of Hawaii at Manoa Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to University of Hawaii at Manoa. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances The University of Hawaii at Manoa, which accepts over half of applicants, has a selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, admission to UH Manoa is not entirely numerical. The university wants to see that you have taken sufficient college preparatory courses, including a minimum of 4 credits of English, 3 credits each of math, science, and social studies, 4 credits of additional college prep coursework, and 5 elective credits. Applicants must also have a minimum high school GPA of 2.8. Note that some programs, including nursing, social work, and education, have additional requirements. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent accepted students. As the data show, the majority of accepted students had high school GPAs of 3.0 or better, an SAT score (ERW+M) of 1000 or better, and an ACT composite score of 20 or higher. Note that many admitted students had grades in the "A" range. 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