University of Hawaii at Manoa
2500 Campus Road, Hawaii Hall, Room 001, Honolulu, HI 96822
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-8975
Accrediting Agency:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

The University of Hawaii at Manoa was founded in 1907 as the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii System. U.S. News & World Report‘s 2012 edition of Best Colleges ranks the University of Hawaii at Manoa No. 164 among National Universities. According to its website, the university is one of only 32 institutions in the U.S. designated as a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having “very high research activity.” Notable alumni include Ann Dunham Soetoro and Barack Obama Sr., mother and father of U.S. President Barack Obama.

Programs Offered

UH-Manoa offers several degree programs, including aerospace studies (Air Force ROTC), anthropology, architecture, Army ROTC, botany, conflict resolution, disability study, East Asian languages & literature, electrical engineering, Hawaiian language, marine biology, oceanography, and Pacific Islands studies. UH Manoa is ranked in the top 30 public universities for federal research funding in engineering and science by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News & World Report ranks the library and information science program’s school library media specialization in the top 10 in America’s Best Graduate Schools 2012. The Outreach College at the University of Hawaii at Manoa offers several credit programs applicable to UH-Manoa degree programs. Online classes have an average of 15 students per class, and fall and spring class terms vary.


The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has accredited the University of Hawaii at Manoa since 1955.


Prospective students must submit a University of Hawaii System Admission Application, a $70 application fee, official high school transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admission. UH-Manoa requires a minimum score of 510 in each SAT section and a minimum score of 22 in each section of the ACT in order to be considered for admission. Fall semester applications must be submitted by Jan. 5 for priority consideration. General admission applications are due May 1. Priority consideration for the spring semester requires applications to be turned in by Sept. 1; spring general admission applications are due Oct. 1.


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