University of Hawaii at Hilo Rankings

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In the World#3938 of 14178
In North America#1116 of 2629
In the United States#1043 of 2528
In Hawaii#5 of 10
In Hilo#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
52%
Average SAT
1080
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
86%
Undergraduates
2,818
Graduates
554
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

University of Hawaii at Hilo Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate52%56%50%
Applicants4,1611,2082,953
Admissions2,1486761,472
Freshmen enrolled full time438168270
Freshmen enrolled part time1138

894 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

209 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
213 or 47%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 990
or below

75% of them
had 1170
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in University of Hawaii at Hilo are 990-1170 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
257 or 57%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 23
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in University of Hawaii at Hilo are 17-23 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Two or more races1148 (34%)
White626 (19%)
Asian608 (18%)
Hispanic501 (15%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander276 (8%)
Nonresident Alien137 (4%)
Black or African American42 (1%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown14 (0.4%)
American Indian or Alaska Native6 (0.2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$6,938
Students receiving aid
86%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,344$11,736
Tuition in-state$7,344$11,736
Tuition out-of-state$20,304$26,568
Fee in-district$448$448
Fee in-state$448$448
Fee out-of-state$448$448

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity839
Combined charge for room and board$8,996
Room charge$3,544
Meal charge$5,452

University of Hawaii at Hilo Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Pharmacy7074
Psychology, General65
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse65
Speech Communication and Rhetoric60
Kinesiology and Exercise Science59
Business Administration and Management, General53
Biology & Biological Sciences, General38
Sociology35
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography34
Agriculture, General30
Environmental Science1415
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies24
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies18
English Language and Literature, General17
Linguistics16
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Oth16
Geography14
Accounting14
Anthropology14
Art & Art Studies, General12
Computer Science11
American Indian & Native American Studies11
Nursing Practice11
Political Science and Government, General10
Music, General10
Geology & Earth Science, General10
History, General9
Chemistry, General9
Astronomy9
Women's Studies8
Japanese Studies8
Physics, General7
Philosophy6
Environmental Studies5
Economics, General4
Mathematics, General3
Natural Sciences2
American Indian & Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Education, General1
Psychopharmacology1
Counseling Psychology1
Grand Total7743586
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate44%41%46%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%
  • Part-time retention rate - 64%

Publications & Citations

Publications
2,138
Citations
67,654

Publication count by topic

Biology
453
Psychology
251
Medicine
227
Chemistry
185
Physics
172
Computer science
103
Sociology
98
Mathematics
79
Environmental science
73
Geography
72
Economics
54
Political science
51
Geology
49
Business
47
Philosophy
28
Engineering
19
History
18
Materials science
17
Art
14

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy425708
History672284
Physics81814,212
Political science1097794
Psychology11229,462
Sociology11291,520
Geology12281,409
Geography13481,055
Biology139414,726
Environmental science14022,085
Business15091,356
Medicine15707,246
Economics1799787
Mathematics22351,242
Chemistry23023,804
Art23636
Engineering2396660
Materials science27341,178
Computer science27411,012

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
199016132
199115169
199224195
199312176
19947170
19958195
199612181
199721176
199811223
199918229
200023293
200127369
200222391
200337468
200426635
200537806
2006471036
2007671344
2008771523
2009752014
2010952406
20111163050
20121233695
20131124193
20141134453
20151005093
20161355153
20171075637
2018935328
20191035774
20201096629

General info

Alternative namesUH Hilo
UHH
UH at Hilo
Founded1970
WikipediaUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
MottoPulelo ha?aheo ke ahi a na lehua a?o Hilo
The flame of Hilo's lehua blossoms leaps triumphantly with pride
Colorsred, black
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff554
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address200 W Kawili St
Hilo, Hawaii, 96720-4091
United States
City population43,000
Phone8089327446
Fax+1 (808) 932 7459

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