University Of Hawaii At Manoa

University Of Hawaii At Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public coeducational university located in Manoa, a neighbourhood community of Honolulu, Hawaii. The school was established in 1907 and currently admits more than 10,000 students each year. The institution offers a wide range of courses in art studies, hospitality, and liberal arts.

The sports teams for men are called the Rainbow Warriors, and the sports teams for women go by the name of Rainbow Wahine. University of Hawaii offers sports programs for both men and women in basketball, baseball, volleyball, and football. It also has a sailing team that won the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championship in 2004.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa
2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall
Honolulu , HI 96822-2301
General Phone: (808) 956-7651

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,131American studies, Asian studies, Pacific area studies, Native American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, linguistics, comparative language, Chinese language, ...
Business and Management703business management, accounting, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing
Education and Teaching602education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, social foundations of education, special ed, school counseling, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Science308biology, biomedical sciences, botany, plant pathology, botany and plant biology, call and molecular biology, microbiology, bacteriology, zoology, ...
Therapy and Counseling241psychology, educational psychology
Engineering203bioengineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, ocean engineering
Family and Social Work193family and consumer economics, public administration, social work
Media173communication studies, journalism, communication and journalism
Hospitality139tourism and travel
Nursing and Emergency Medicine132registered nursing, nursing science
Art Studies112art studies
Law106law, foreign lawyers
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy73nutrition sciences, exercise science, athletic trainer
Medicine72medicine, public health
Medical Support and Technology58audiology and speech pathology, dental hygienist, clinical lab tech
Computer Science and Engineering46computer and info science, computer science
Religion and Philosophy43philosophy, religion
Architecture and Planning40architecture, urban planning
Construction Trades39apparel and textiles
Conservation and Resource Management31environmental science, natural resources management
Drama and Performing Arts29dance, drama
Landscaping and Horticulture27horticultural science, pest management, various plant science courses, soil science, various soil sciences courses
Animal Science and Care11animal science
Agricultural Science and Management3food science
Fine Arts1art history and criticism

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,99479
Master's degree1,14186
Doctor's degree21554
Postbaccalaureate certificate623
First-professional degree1542

University of Hawaii at Manoa Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Hawaii at Manoa had a total enrollment of 20,051 students (16,074 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 46%
Women 54%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 29%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 28%
Black 1%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 58%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 17%
20-21 21%
22-24 22%
25-29 17%
30-34 8%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

University of Hawaii at Manoa Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 84 %

University of Hawaii at Manoa Room and Board (2007)

University of Hawaii at Manoa offers campus housing for 3,621 of its 16,074 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Honolulu, 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 Manoa Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480580
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing470570
ACT Verbal2025
ACT Math2126
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT16%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 6,258
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,914
Room and board $ 7,564
Room charge $ 4,232
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,782
Books and supplies $ 1,226
Other expenses $ 1,780

Financial Aid:
University of Hawaii at Manoa participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 161000)

University of Hawaii at Manoa Faculty

University of Hawaii at Manoa 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 year102$143,50923$123,026
Associate professorcalendar year15$103,65131$106,363
Assistant professorcalendar year9$82,71520$75,862
Instructorcalendar year2*7$80,758
All faculty totalcalendar year128$133,24381$101,351

*: 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 year250$117,81095$106,622
Associate professoracademic year156$90,15794$84,247
Assistant professoracademic year133$77,653131$73,385
Instructoracademic year26$57,91469$58,754
All faculty totalacademic year565$97,966389$81,531

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

University of Hawaii at Manoa Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Western Athletic Conference
Basketball Western Athletic Conference
Baseball Western Athletic Conference
Track Western Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4095135

University of Hawaii at Manoa Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Food Science

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Management and Policy

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Agricultural/Biological Engineering and Bioengineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Ocean Engineering

Family And Social Work
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Public Administration
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Tourism and Travel Services Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Horticultural Science
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Plant Sciences, Other
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Soil Sciences, Other

Law (LLB, JD)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
American Indian/Native American Languages, Lit and Linguistics
American Indian/Native American Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Filipino/Tagalog Language and Literature
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Japanese Language and Literature
Korean Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Russian Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Medicine (MD)
Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Botany/Plant Biology, Other
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology, General
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
Physics, General
Physiology, General
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Educational Psychology
Psychology, General

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