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University Of Hawaii At Hilo

University Of Hawaii At Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo, also known as UH Hilo or UH, is a public, coeducational university located in Hilo, Hawaii, United States. It was established in the year 1941 as Hawaii Vocational College. After a few name and status changes, it adopted its present name in 1970. UH Hilo is part of the university of Hawaii system. It offers degree and certificate programs in various areas of study. The university is organized into the following colleges:

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Economics
  • College of Continuing Education

UH Hilo's athletic teams are nicknamed the Vulcans. The Vulcans participate in men's baseball, basketball, golf, cross country, soccer and tennis; and women's volleyball, softball, golf, soccer, cross country, and basketball.

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Contacting University of Hawaii at Hilo

University of Hawaii at Hilo
200 W Kawili St
Hilo , HI 96720-4091
General Phone: (800) 897-4456
http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/

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University of Hawaii at Hilo Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts154Japanese studies, Native American studies, linguistics, Native American languages, English, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, geography, ...
Science81biology, marine biology, natural sciences, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling78psychology, counseling psychology
Education and Teaching51education, Native American education, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching
Business and Management46business management
Media41communication studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy28exercise science
Agricultural Science and Management25agriculture
Nursing and Emergency Medicine25registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement14criminal justice and safety
Art Studies13art studies
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental studies, environmental science
Mathematics9mathematics
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy
Music5music
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Medicine0pharmacy

Number of programs and degrees for University of Hawaii at Hilo in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree52232
Master's degree285
Postbaccalaureate certificate384
Doctor's degree01
First-professional degree01

University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Hawaii at Hilo had a total enrollment of 3,573 students (2,972 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 40%
Women 60%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 8%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 38%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 50%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 24%
20-21 22%
22-24 21%
25-29 13%
30-34 5%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

University of Hawaii at Hilo Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 36 %

University of Hawaii at Hilo Room and Board (2007)

University of Hawaii at Hilo offers campus housing for 620 of its 2,972 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Hilo, Hawaii for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Hawaii Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of Hawaii at Hilo Admissions and Selectivity

Acceptances:

GroupApplicantsAcceptedPercent
Accepted
EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled
Total1,7471,02158%51250%
Men68041261%20550%
Women1,06760957%30750%

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal420520
SAT Math430540
SAT Writing400500
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1621
ACT Composite1820

Application Requirements:

ItemRequirement
GPArequired
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT2%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

University of Hawaii at Hilo Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,360
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 12,880
Room and board $ 7,014
Room charge $ 2,776
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,623
Books and supplies $ 1,100
Other expenses $ 1,780

Financial Aid:
University of Hawaii at Hilo participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 161100)

University of Hawaii at Hilo Faculty

University of Hawaii at Hilo has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year20$119,8852*
Associate professorcalendar year3$114,3263$100,274
Assistant professorcalendar year7$90,3449$96,020
Instructorcalendar year1*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year31$110,51315$97,976

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year30$92,15511$86,597
Associate professoracademic year24$73,99915$76,129
Assistant professoracademic year34$66,00127$68,499
Instructoracademic year9$48,29320$49,627
All faculty totalacademic year97$74,42573$67,624

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of Hawaii at Hilo Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Basketball Pacific West Conference
Baseball Pacific West Conference
Track Pacific West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total463783
Baseball808
Basketball16016
Track6410
All Other Sports163349

University of Hawaii at Hilo Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agriculture, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Indian/Native American Education
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Languages, Lit and Linguistics
American Indian/Native American Studies
Anthropology
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Geography
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology

Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Media
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medicine
Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])

Music
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy

Science
Astronomy
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Natural Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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What Sets University of Hawaii at Hilo Apart:

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Notable:
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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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