UH Mānoa at a Glance

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The University of Hawai‘i 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.

CAMPUS LOCATION & SIZE: The campus is located on 320 acres in the heart of Mānoa Valley on the island of Oʻahu, with educational, instructional and research activities occurring on all islands in the state.

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ACCREDITATION: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).


ENROLLMENT: 17,612 students. 12,881 undergraduates; 4,731 graduate students.

CLASS SIZE: 33 Lower Division, 20 Upper Division. Student/faculty ratio of 13:1.

DEGREES & COURSES OFFERED: 99 bachelors, 85 masters, 58 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* (32.23%), Caucasian (23.47%), Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (15.96%), Mixed Ethnic Background (15.11%), Hispanic (1.95%), African American (1.65%), Unknown (0.3%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.39%)

*Chinese (7.17%), Filipino (9.56%), Indian Subcontinent (0.45%), Japanese (9.01%), Korean (3.37%), Laotian (0.06%), Thai (0.14%), Vietnamese (1.58%), Other Asian (0.9%)

THE FACULTY: The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has more than 1,200 full-time faculty. 85% 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 Hawai‘i 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 Hawai‘i.

RECENT DISTINCTIONS: 1st place for the Best College in the State of Hawaiʻi (2017, Honolulu Star Advertiser.) Ranked in the top 18 International Business undergraduate programs (U.S. News and World Report.) 4th most ethnically diverse university in the U.S. (2014, U.S. News and World Report). The university is represented by students from over 126 different countries and regions around the world. 15 miles off the coast of Oʻahu, we have our own marine research island called Coconut Island. 25 foreign languages taught on our campus, the most of any university in the U.S. 8th most beautiful campus in the country (2016, Best College Reviews.) Ranked in the top 30 public universities for federal research funding in engineering and science (National Science Foundation.) Among the top 12 departments in the U.S. for Physics and Astronomy (National Research Council.) John A. Burns School of Medicine is ranked in the top 20 of medical schools for primary care in the U.S. (2016, US News and World Report.)

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