University of Hawaii at Manoa

1,993 reviews
  1. Honolulu, HI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C
University of Hawaii at Manoa is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
79%
SAT Range
980-1190
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$70
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$12,163/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,506/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,879/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,553/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,793/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,416/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
72%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.113 responses
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.111 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.111 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,741Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 66 responses
Report
  • Relaxed
    59%
  • Casual
    24%
  • Optimistic
    9%
  • Smart
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
62%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.154 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.175 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    88%
  • Average American College
    7%
  • Engaged research university
    4%
  • Average american high school
    1%

After University of Hawaii at Manoa

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$44,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%
69%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.77 responses

Reviews

1,993 reviews
  • Excellent
    234
  • Very Good
    648
  • Average
    848
  • Poor
    175
  • Terrible
    88
The athletics at my school are ok. The student involvement is very low. Not too many people participate in any sport events because it's not really encouraged outside the Athletic Complex. The team performance varies, depending on which sport you look at. The football team has improved from last year, but they still aren't that great. The women's volleyball team kills it! They know what they're doing. The fan support is also low. People don't really get too hyphed up about the games and what not. The same goes for the school spirit. The athletic facilities, though, are great. We have a huge Warrior Recreation Center that satisfies most fitness needs, another athletic center for the Kinesiology students, and another center for the University Athletes. The track is also accessible to anyone, just like the football, baseball and softball field. There is also an open field in front of the campus where students are allowed to play intramural and recreational games.
  • College Senior
  • Jan 18 2015
University of Hawaii at Manoa is located very conveniently in Honolulu. There is always a ton of things to do! Whether it's shopping, dining, clubbing, hiking, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, sailing, etc. there is something for everybody in the area! Oahu is a small island so you can reach any area rather easily. Endless outdoor activities and scenery create an experience that you cannot get from any other college on the mainland. Despite the cost of living being higher, the quality of life on the island is immeasurable. You can be a jungle explorer, snorkeler, surfer by day and you can enjoy city night life by evening. Whatever you are in to, there is a place for you on this island. There is also an ever-developing art scene and a huge emphasis on environmental well-being. Come join us on the sunny side!
  • College Freshman
  • July 24 2014
Our school is located in Honolulu, where most things are imported, and thus more expensive. This includes food and dining, as well as grocery shopping. There are some gems you will find nearby campus that are affordable for us "broke" college students... and healthy, too! For example, Daspot, a health food joint with Mediterranean fusion foods, as well as awesome smoothies. Or Teddy's Bigger Burgers, where the burgers are juicy (not fast food), and students can receive a discount with a valid ID (not to mention a campus shuttle stops right in front of it). And then there is Cafe Maharani with pricey, but delicious, Indian Food. Restaurants tend to get more expensive as you travel closer to the tourist-filled section of Honolulu-- Waikiki. Hawaii is a melting pot of cultures, and you can really experience it through the cuisine in Honolulu.
  • College Senior
  • Aug 27 2013