University of Hawaii at Manoa Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Located just outside of Honolulu, the University of Hawaii at Manoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system. Manoa's strengths are many, including 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 103 countries. UH at Manoa is the only college in Hawaii to have a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. UH also has 19 Division I athletic teams that compete in the Western Athletic Conference. The university frequently wins high marks for its value.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 18,056 (13,132 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 44% Male / 56% Female
  • 83% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $11,732 (in-state); $33,764 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $952 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,030
  • Other Expenses: $2,899
  • Total Cost: $28,613 (in-state); $50,645 (out-of-state)

University of Hawaii Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 72%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 58%
    • Loans: 36%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $8,109
    • Loans: $6,620

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Art, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Economics, Elementary Education, English, Finance, Liberal Arts, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Tourism and Travel Services Management
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 77%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 25%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Sailing, Soccer, Water Polo, Track and Field, Volleyball, Basketball, Softball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Leadership * Excellence * Innovation

Mânoa is a premier research institution whose scholars are leaders in their disciplines and whose students are prepared for leadership roles in society. Mânoa strives for excellence in teaching, research, and public service. Mânoa is an innovative institution, comfortable with change. Mânoa celebrates its diversity and uniqueness as a Hawaiian place of learning. We build on our strengths including our unparalleled natural environment and tradition of outstanding Asia-Pacific scholarship.