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University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa

2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822-2217


  • College Type: 4-year, Public
  • Acceptance Rate: 84%
  • Total Student Population: 19,098
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 59%
  • Website: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/

The University of Hawaii Manoa is a public research university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system and offers a wide range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs.

Established in 1907, it was formerly known as the College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, the University of Hawaii Manoa has grown to become a comprehensive university with over 18,000 students enrolled in its various schools and colleges. It is home to a diverse student body and offers programs in areas such as business, education, engineering, health sciences, humanities, law, natural sciences, and social sciences.

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is known for its research initiatives in areas such as oceanography, astronomy, linguistics, and Pacific Island studies. It is also home to several research centers and institutes, including the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, the Pacific Biosciences Research Center, and the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium.

UH Manoa has a mission to provide an environment in which faculty and students can discover, examine critically, preserve, and transmit the knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help ensure the survival of present and future generations with improvement in the quality of life.

The university has a beautiful campus with a mix of modern and historic buildings, including the iconic Hawaiian Hall at the Bishop Museum. The campus also boasts numerous athletic facilities, including a state-of-the-art football stadium and an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

UH Manoa has a high acceptance rate of 84% and a graduation rate of 59%

Notable alumni of the University of Hawaii at Manoa include former President of the United States Barack Obama, astronaut Ellison Onizuka, and actress Maggie Q.

UH Manoa is a highly respected institution of higher learning with a strong academic and research reputation and is a great place of study for students who want to receive a quality education.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:19,098
Undergraduate enrollment:14,120
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.3%
      Black or African American:1.6%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:2.5%
      Two or more races:24.8%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:0.5%
      Non-resident alien:3.7%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Certificate & Degrees Offered

  • Less than one year certificate
  • One but less than two years’ certificate
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Doctor’s degree-research/scholarship
  • Doctor’s degree-professional practice

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Aging
  • Agribusiness Management
  • American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Asian International Affairs
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Athletic Training
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Engineering
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Botany
  • Business Administration
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication
  • Communication and Information Sciences
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Communicology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Construction Engineering
  • Creative Media
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Dance
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Developmental and Reproductive Biology
  • Dietetics
  • Disability and Diversity Studies
  • Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth and Planetary Exploration
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Earth Sciences
  • East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Educational Administration
  • Educational Foundations
  • Educational Policy Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering Science
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Earth Science
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnomathematics
  • Exceptionalities
  • Expanded Function Dental Hygiene in Pediatrics
  • Fashion Design and Merchandising
  • Filipino
  • Finance
  • Food Science
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • French
  • General Business
  • Geography and Environment
  • Geospatial Information Science
  • Gerontology
  • German
  • Global Environmental Science
  • Hawaiian
  • Hawaiian Language Immersion Education
  • Hawaiian Studies
  • Hindi
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Human Development and Family Studies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Ilokano
  • Indonesian
  • Indo-Pacific Languages
  • Information and Computer Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • International Cultural Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Japanese
  • Japanese Studies
  • Journalism
  • Juridical Science
  • Khmer (Cambodian)
  • Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
  • Korean
  • Ku ‘Oko’a-‘Aina Based Leadership
  • Korean Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas
  • Latin America and Iberian Studies
  • Law
  • Law and Society
  • Learning Design and Technology
  • Library and Information Science
  • Linguistics
  • Literacy Leader
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Option Program
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Management
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Measurement & Statistics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Medical Technology
  • Medicine
  • Merchandising
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering
  • Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Museum Studies
  • Music
  • Multilingual Multicultural Professional Practice
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Practice
  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Ocean and Resources Engineering
  • Ocean Policy
  • Oceanography
  • Online Learning and Teaching
  • Pacific Island Studies
  • Peace Studies
  • Philippine Language and Culture
  • Philippine Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • PK3
  • Planning Studies
  • Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences
  • Plant Production and Management
  • Political Science
  • Program Evaluation
  • Pre-Health
  • Professional Educational Practice
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Quantitative Health and Clinical Research
  • Religious Traditions & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Civilizations
  • Religious Traditions & Ancient Civilizations: Religious Traditions
  • Religious Traditions of Asia and the Pacific
  • Renewable Energy and Island Sustainability
  • Resource Management
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Sanskrit
  • Second Language Studies
  • Secondary Language Teaching
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability & Resilience Education
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Tahitian
  • Teacher Education
  • Teacher Leader
  • Teaching
  • Telecommunications Information Resource Management
  • Thai
  • Theatre
  • Travel Industry Management
  • Tropical Agriculture and the Environment
  • Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences
  • Tropical Plant Pathology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vietnamese
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Zoology


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees
      In-state$12,186 $12,186 $12,186 
      Out-of-state$34,218 $34,218 $34,218 
    Books and supplies$1,350 $1,350 $1,058 
      Room and board$13,642 $13,583 $13,366 
      Other expenses$2,742 $2,742 $3,213 
      Room and board$13,642 $13,583 $13,366 
      Other expenses$2,742 $2,742 $3,213 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$2,742 $2,742 $2,854 

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