University of Hawaii, Hilo (UH Hilo)

Hilo, HI

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Arts & Humanities

Major Bachelors Masters
American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Art/Art Studies
English Language and Literature
General Music
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies


Major Bachelors Masters
Business Administration and Management

Communication & Media

Major Bachelors Masters
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Major Bachelors Masters
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Health & Medical Services

Major Bachelors Masters
Pharmacy Technician (PharmD)
Registered Nurse and Registered Nursing (RN)

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Bachelors Masters
Natural Sciences

Life Science

Major Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Bachelors Masters

Natural Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
Geology/Earth Science

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Social Sciences

Major Bachelors Masters
American Indian/Native American Studies
Counseling Psychology
International Relations and Affairs
Japanese Studies
Political Science and Government


Major Bachelors Masters
Computer Science

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UH Hilo Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 3 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave University of Hawaii, Hilo 4 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

I'm taking a credit load of 12 this semester --- this is my first semester. Professors are amazing. They are always well prepared and are great critical thinkers. They know how to provide students extra help if they ever need it. I like the classroom size. Its not too big and not too small. Its for a total of about 30 students- provides one-on-one attention between students and professors. Advisors are great and help students immensely with whatever question they have. Professors give a lot of reading assignments. However, that will help a lot of students in preparing for future.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

Class size is between 20-30 unless it is a lecture hall. Professors are accessible and for the most part very friendly and helpful. The workload varies with the class, from light to very heavy. I wish we had more programs to choose from without having to leave the island. If students show respect, almost any request is considered and fulfilled if possible. The campus is always being improved and right now two new buildings, the bookstore and student services, are in the last stages of construction. We can even park on the street alongside the school for free all day long. We have lots of tutors and an entire disability program that is closely monitored so all students get the most opportunity to learn and to be a part of campus life.

UH Hilo Academic Details

Academic Calendar Semester
Average Freshman GPA 2.40
Retention Rate 70%
Carnegie Class Baccalaureate Colleges--Arts & Sciences
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August and January.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships

Domestic Off-Campus Semester-Away Programs

  • Other: Member of National Student Exchange.

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy

Class Sizes at University of Hawaii, Hilo

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 51%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 2%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 47%
  • 100+ Students: 0%
Fewer than 20 Students 51%
50 - 100 Students 2%
20 - 49 Students 47%
100+ Students 0%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 60
  • Asian: 22
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 9
  • Unknown and Other: 6
  • Latino: 2
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 60
Asian 22
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 9
Unknown and Other 6
Latino 2
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at University of Hawaii, Hilo

Total Faculty 293
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 15
Full-Time Professors 548
Male Faculty 150
Part-Time Professors 81
Women Faculty 143

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