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Located in Hilo, Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Hilo is a public institution. Hilo is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

$24,905 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
92% Acceptance Rate

Where Is University of Hawaii at Hilo?


Contact details for UH Hilo are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 200 W Kawili St, Hilo, HI 96720-4091
Phone: 808-932-7446

How Do I Get Into UH Hilo?

You can apply to UH Hilo online at:

Admission Requirements for UH Hilo

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Recommended

How Hard Is It To Get Into UH Hilo?

92% Acceptance Rate
70% Of Accepted Are Women
18% Submit SAT Scores
Since UH Hilo has an acceptance rate of 92%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Approximately 29% of accepted students are men and 70% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 93%.

Average Test Scores

About 18% of students accepted to UH Hilo submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 630. Math scores were between 500 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo  ( 500 to 630 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo  ( 500 to 580 )
UH Hilo received ACT scores from 46% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 14 and 21. Math scores were between 16 and 20. Composite scores were between 16 and 22.

ACT English Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo  ( 14 to 21 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo  ( 16 to 20 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo  ( 16 to 22 )

Can I Afford University of Hawaii at Hilo?

$24,905 Net Price
31% Take Out Loans
3.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of UH Hilo is $24,905. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At UH Hilo, approximately 31% of students took out student loans averaging $9,448 a year. That adds up to $37,792 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UH Hilo is 3.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Hawaii at Hilo Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,975 Full-Time Undergraduates
65% Women
76% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,763 undergraduate students at UH Hilo, with 1,975 being full-time and 788 being part-time.


There are also 480 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,975 full-time undergraduates at UH Hilo, 35% are male and 65% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Hawaii at Hilo students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 311
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 320
White 374
International Students 90
Other Races/Ethnicities 858

Geographic Diversity

Hawaii students aren't the only ones who study at University of Hawaii at Hilo. At this time, 22 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 35 countries are represented at UH Hilo. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, South Korea, and United Kingdom.

Online Learning at University of Hawaii at Hilo

1,515 Took All Classes Online
2,863 Took At Least One Class Online
33.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 2,863 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at UH Hilo has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 5th most popular in Hawaii for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of UH Hilo

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Hawaii at Hilo was 33.4%. This is the #598 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at UH Hilo regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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