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ACCREDITATION: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
ACADEMIC YEAR: Semester.
ENROLLMENT: 18,865 students. 13,689 undergraduates; 5,176 graduate students.
CLASS SIZE: 33 Lower Division, 20 Upper Division. Student/ faculty ratio of 13:1.
DEGREES & COURSES OFFERED: 100 bachelors, 85 masters, 53 doctoral and five first-time professional. More than 2,500 courses are offered each semester.
THE STUDENTS: 18,000 students who come from all major Hawaiian islands, every state in the U.S., and more than 119 nations.
STUDENT DIVERSITY: Asian* (36.2%), Caucasian (22.6%), Native Hawaiian (14.8%), Multiracial (14%), International (6.5%), Pacific Islander (1.9%), Hispanic (1.9%), African American (1.5%), Unknown (0.4%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.3%)
* 8.6% Japanese, 8.6% Filipino, 8.3% Mixed Asian, 6.1% Chinese, 2.6% Korean, 2& Other Asian
THE FACULTY: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has more than 1,200 full-time faculty. Eighty-five percent of our faculty hold Doctoral Degrees.
THE ALUMNI: Mānoa has more than 160,000 alumni residing in all 50 U.S. states and more than 108 countries worldwide.
ECONOMIC GENERATOR: The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa generates significant economic activity within the islands; every $1.00 invested in UH Mānoa generates a return of $5.34 in spending within Hawaiʻi.
RECENT DISTINCTIONS: According to U.S. News & World Report (2012), the Shidler College of Business ranked in the top 25% of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs” and the College’s undergraduate program in International Business is 18th. U.S. News ranked UH Mānoa 6th in ethnic diversity among national universities and 83rd overall in its list of Top Public Schools. U.S. News also ranked the Nursing program among the country’s top 100 best nursing schools. The Princeton Review (2012) ranked the William S. Richardson School of Law #1 in the nation for having the “Best Environment for Minority Students” and 4th best in the United States in the “Most Diverse Faculty” category.
Fall 2015 Entering Freshmen: 1,841
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is one of the few universities that hold the distinction of being a land-, sea- and space-grant research institution. It is known for its pioneering research in such fields as astronomy, cancer research, genetics, linguistics, oceanography, and Pacific Island and Asian area studies. Other recognized programs include creative media, earth and ocean sciences, engineering, environmental law, health and medicine, international business, nursing, tropical agriculture, and urban planning. In addition to these recognitions, what makes UH Mānoa a destination of choice is our unique sense of place. This is fostered by a vibrant Hawaiian culture, sense of responsibility, and our valuable location in the heart of the Pacific.