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University of Hawaii at Manoa Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is University of Hawaii at Manoa Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

University of Hawaii at Manoa was awarded 62 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is teacher education grade specific.

Overall Quality

UHM is ranked #455 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 6 colleges in Hawaii, UHM is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into UHM?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at University of Hawaii at Manoa is 83%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that UHM is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 63% of students accepted to UHM submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 520 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa  ( 520 to 620 )
UHM received ACT scores from 51% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa  ( 21 to 26 )

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University of Hawaii at Manoa Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At UHM, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at University of Hawaii at Manoa is 77%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  77 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at University of Hawaii at Manoa

Freshmen Retention Rate

University of Hawaii at Manoa has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at UHM is 21%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at UHM

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,881 undergraduates at UHM with 10,702 being full-time and 2,179 being part-time.

UHM Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 97.89 out of 100, UHM is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  97.89 out of 100
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How Much Does University of Hawaii at Manoa Cost?

The overall average net price of UHM is $15,286. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for UHM

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$11,391 $12,575 $16,436 $18,901 $20,335

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of UHM, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 UHM, approximately 35% of students took out student loans averaging $6,754 a year. That adds up to $27,016 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at UHM is 4.4%. 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.

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How Much Money Do UHM Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from UHM make about $45,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. That's great news for UHM students since it is 15% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of University of Hawaii at Manoa

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a public institution located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The city atmosphere of Honolulu makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of University of Hawaii at Manoa

Contact details for UHM are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822-2217
Phone: 808-956-8111

University of Hawaii at Manoa Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 97 majors graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa. Of these students, 3,245 received undergraduate degrees and 1,226 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Psychology 184 $27,000
Health & Physical Education 150 $29,200
Communication & Media Studies 136 $30,100
Finance & Financial Management 136 $38,500
General Biology 127 $25,000
Nursing 122 $65,300
Marketing 116 $36,800
Mechanical Engineering 115 $62,900
Accounting 98 $46,200
Hospitality Management 95 $39,700

Learn more about the majors offered at University of Hawaii at Manoa along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at UHM

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 2,898 students took at least one online class at University of Hawaii at Manoa. This is an increase from the 2,825 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 2,898 721
2016-2017 2,825 755
2015-2016 2,848 677
2014-2015 2,514 598
2013-2014 2,599 634

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