University of Hawaii at Hilo

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world rank  2444

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University Overview

Founded in 1970, University of Hawaii at Hilo is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the rural setting of the large town of Hilo (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), Hawaii. Officially accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 50 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 70-80% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. UH Hilo also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UH Hilo
Founded 1970 Origins date back to 1941
Motto Pulelo ha?aheo ke ahi a na lehua a?o Hilo
The flame of Hilo's lehua blossoms leaps triumphantly with pride
Colours Red and black

University Location

Address 200 West Kawili Street
Hilo
96720-4091 Hawaii
United States
Tel +1 (808) 932 7446
Fax +1 (808) 932 7459

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
Minority Serving Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian-serving Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 70-80%
Admission Office 200 West Kawili Street
Hilo 96720-4091
(808) 974 7414
800 897 4456

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 300-399
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Rural
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral/Professional Universities
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, primarily residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Balanced arts & sciences/professions, some graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of Hawaii at Hilo's Library
University of Hawaii at Hilo's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 175,183 physical volumes, 9,017 physical media, 26,873 digital/electronic medium and 78 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
University of Hawaii at Hilo provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 864 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

WASC Senior College and University Commission


Year of first Accreditation

1976


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • University of Hawai?i System (UHS)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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