University of Hawaii Hilo

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General Information

Admission Office

200 West Kawili Street

Hilo, HI 96720-4091

(808) 974-7414

(800) 897-4456

Fax: (808) 933-0861

Contact: James Cromwell

Director of Admissions
Main Address

200 West Kawili Street

Hilo, HI 96720

(808) 974-7414

Total undergrads: 3,313

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 550

Degree-seeking undergrads: 3,208

Graduate enrollment: 180


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agribusiness Operations B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Horticulture Science B
Pest Management B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Japanese B
Linguistics B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Premedicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Natural Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B
Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Astronomy B
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Hawaii at Hilo Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (808) 932-7446
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720-4091
Setting: Town: Remote
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 3,372
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,269 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $7,792
Out-of-state Tuition: $20,752
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 86%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $6,938

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Hawaii at Hilo Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Education 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 111
Health Professions and Related Programs 21
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 4
Psychology 12
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 2
Grand total 3572

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Hawaii at Hilo and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $7,792
Out-of-state $20,752
Books and supplies $1,058

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $12,184
Out-of-state $27,016

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 342 86%
Grant or scholarship aid 305 76% $6,938
Student loan aid 150 38% $6,104

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,057 73% $8,718
Federal student loans 1,112 39% $6,826

Admissions & Enrollment

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Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 4,161 1,208 2,953
Percent admitted 100% 56% 50%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 14% 9%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Hawaii at Hilo Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 3,372
Undergraduate enrollment 2,818
Graduate enrollment 554

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Hawaii at Hilo Accreditation

This institution is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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