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University of Hawaii--Hilo is a public institution that was founded in 1970. It has a suburban setting and the campus size is 115 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. University of Hawaii--Hilo's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,416 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $15,904 (2011-12).
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The University of Hawai'i at Hilo is a comprehensive, primarily baccalaureate granting institution offering a rigorous education in a caring and personalized atmosphere. The University is located on the east side of Hawai'i island, about 200 miles from Honolulu, in the city of Hilo. Hilo offers a moderate cost of living, beautiful environment, and a highly diverse low density population of about 45,000.
The University is set against the backdrop of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, two of five volcanoes that form the big island of Hawai'i.UH Hilo offers extensive "hands on" learning, service, and leadership opportunities, and especially encourages close student-faculty interaction and collaboration on research projects. Hawaii island's incomparable natural and cultural environment serves as a learning laboratory; the university also offers unusually rich opportunities for intercultural exchange--as we are located in the most ethnically diverse county in the US and attract students from around the world.
When applying to University of Hawaii--Hilo, it's important to note the application deadline is July 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30. The application fee at University of Hawaii--Hilo is $40. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 70.9 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||70.9% 4|
|Application deadline||July 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 30|
The student-faculty ratio at University of Hawaii--Hilo is 15:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.2 percent.
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University of Hawaii--Hilo is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity||N/A|
|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
University of Hawaii--Hilo offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. University of Hawaii--Hilo also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at University of Hawaii--Hilo, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at University of Hawaii--Hilo.
|Students who have cars on campus||70%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,416 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$15,904 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$7,134 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data