Resources › For Students and Parents University of Hawaii at Hilo Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print University of Hawaii at Hilo. Vreed / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs 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 July 31, 2017 University of Hawaii at Hilo Description: The University of Hawaii at Hilo is a four-year, public university; founded in 1941 as a vocational college, it was reorganized into a university in the 1970s. The University offers degrees at the Bachelor, Masters, and Doctoral levels; some of the most popular areas of study include business, health services, Native American linguistics, psychology, and pharmacology. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student/faculty ratio. UH Hilo has an array of clubs and organization for students to join, in subjects ranging from art, to fitness, to music and dance, to outdoor activities. On the athletic front, UH Hilo is a member of the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference, competing in baseball, golf, volleyball, cross country, soccer, and other sports. The university also host intramural sports such as dodgeball, softball, and Texas Hold-em. Admissions Data (2016): University of Hawaii at Hilo Acceptance Rate: 69%Test Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: 420 / 530SAT Math: 440 / 540SAT Writing: - / -What these SAT numbers meanACT Composite: 18 / 24ACT English: 16 / 23ACT Math: 17 / 24What these ACT numbers mean Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 3,666 (3,075 undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 38% Male / 62% Female79% Full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $7,650 (in-state), $20,610 (out-of-state)Books: $952 (why so much?)Room and Board: $10,418Other Expenses: $3,268Total Cost: $22,288 (in-state), $35,248 (out-of-state) University of Hawaii at Hilo Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 71%Loans: 42%Average Amount of AidGrants: $7,185Loans: $6,199 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Business Administration, Pharmacology, Nursing, Sociology, Psychology Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%4-Year Graduation Rate: 11%6-Year Graduation Rate: 35% Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Basketball, BaseballWomen's Sports: Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Basketball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like University of Hawaii at Hilo, You May Also Like These Colleges: University of Arizona: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphHawaii Pacific University: Profile University of California - Santa Barbara: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Nevada - Los Vegas: ProfileSan Diego State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Florida: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphNew York University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphWashington State University: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Miami: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphCalifornia State University - Long Beach: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT GraphUniversity of Washington - Seattle: Profile | GPA-SAT-ACT Graph University of Hawaii at Hilo Mission Statement: mission statement from http://hilo.hawaii.edu/catalog/mission.html "ʻAʻohe pau ka ʻike i ka hālau hoʻokahi. (One learns from many sources.) The purpose of our university ʻohana (family) is to challenge students to reach their highest level of academic achievement by inspiring learning, discovery and creativity inside and outside the classroom. Our kuleana (responsibility) is to improve the quality of life of the people of Hawaiʻi, the Pacific region and the world."