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The Big Island of Hawai‘i is a natural living laboratory of active volcanoes, deep oceans, the world’s best telescopes and a rich cultural landscape. UH Hilo bachelor’s and master’s degree programs take advantage of it all.

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Areas of Excellence

Atmosphere The UH Hilo campus is safe and personal, similar to a small private college.

National Rankings UH Hilo ranks in the top 10 for both ethnic diversity and the low percentage of students with debt at graduation, according to U.S. News and World Reports.

Hawaiian Studies UH Hilo is the only place in the nation where students can earn a Master’s degree in indigenous language studies.

Natural Laboratory The Big Island of Hawai‘i is an unparalleled natural laboratory for the study of volcanoes, astronomy and marine sciences.

Contact Information

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720-4091

email uhhadm@hawaii.edu

tel. (808) 974-7414
toll free (800) 897-HILO
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UH Hilo: At a Glance
Fast Facts 2013
IslandHawai‘i
LocationHilo
Established1947
Programs Offered
Total    77
Bachelor’s 37
Master’s 8
Doctorate2
1st Professional2
Undergraduate Certificate        26
Graduate Certificate2
Enrollment
Total Enrollment4,043
Undergraduate3,457
Graduate586
Mean Age in Years25.0
Gender (full-time students)
Men40.9%
Women59.1%
Student:Faculty Ratio15:1

Student Diversity (full-time students) Chart showing student diversity at Hilo; 24% Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian; 7% Filipino; 3% Chinese; 8% Japanese; 6% Pacific Islander; 13% Other; 13% Mixed; 27% Caucasian
Residency
Hawai‘i69.7%
U.S. Mainland19.9%
U.S. Affiliated       4.8%
Foreign3.9%
Unknown1.7%

Figures from the Institutional Research & Analysis Office; Fall 2013 and Office of Human Resources, Fall 2012 for Student:Faculty Ratio.