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About UH Mānoa

Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi System. Take a glimpse at all we offer our students. Contact us if you'd like to learn more or come visit us and experience our campus aloha.


  • Beautiful Mānoa Valley, just outside downtown Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on the island of Oʻahu
  • Campus size: 320 acres
  • Climate: semi-tropical weather with year-round temperature ranges from 65°F-85°F


  • Academic Year: semester
  • Colleges: 11
  • Schools: nine
  • Degrees
    • Bachelor's degrees in 87 fields
    • Master's degrees in 84 fields
    • Doctoral degrees in 51 fields
    • Professional degrees in three fields

Special Academic Opportunities

  • Freshman learning communities
  • First-year advising
  • Honors program
  • Study abroad
  • Undergraduate research opportunities


UH Mānoa is accredited by the Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, 28 professional programs are accredited by appropriate agencies, including the NAAB (architecture), AACSB (business), ADA and CODA (dental hygiene), NCATE (education), ABET (engineering), and NLNAC (nursing).


  • Undergraduate students: 14,257
  • Graduate and professional students: 5,912
  • Male/female ratio: 44:56
  • Average class size: 24

Student Diversity

  • African American: 1.2 percent
  • Asian: 45.8 percent
  • Caucasian: 25.8 percent
  • Hawaiian: 9.8 percent
  • Hispanic: 2.5 percent
  • Mixed: 9.2 percent
  • Pacific Islander: 3.9 percent
  • Other: 1.9 percent


  • Percentage of faculty with doctoral degrees: 83
  • Full-time instructional faculty: 1,306
  • Student-faculty ratio: 16:1

Campus Life

  • About 3,500 students live on campus
  • Student organizations: over 200 cultural, media, social, service, and professional organizations
  • Intramural sports: seven currently offered (varies by semester)
  • Leisure activities program


  • NCAA Division I, Western Athletics Conference
  • NCAA Division I sports:
    • Baseball (men only)
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading (co-ed)
    • Cross Country (women only)
    • Football (men only)
    • Golf
    • Tennis
    • Track & Field (women only)
    • Sailing (women, co-ed)
    • Soccer (women only)
    • Softball (women only)
    • Swimming/Diving
    • Volleyball
    • Water Polo (women only)


UH Mānoa has two main libraries: Hamilton Library and Sinclair Library. Both libraries provide reference services, library instruction, and computing facilities.

Hamilton houses research collections in:

  • Humanities, social sciences, science, and technology
  • Area-focused collections for Asia, Hawaiʻi, and the Pacific
  • Archives, manuscripts, and other special collections

Sinclair Library is home to the Student Success Center, which provides a wide range of services supporting student academic success including tutoring, writing assistance, study skills help, information utilization coaching, and referrals to other campus agencies. It is also houses the music collection, course reserve services, and the Wong Audiovisual Center.


UH Mānoa is one of only 13 institutions to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having "very high research activity," UH Mānoa is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research, and genetics. The National Science Foundation ranks UH Mānoa in the top 30 public universities in federal research funding for engineering and science and 49th overall. In 2007, the campus received over $209 million in research awards.

Source: University of Hawaiʻi, Institutional Research Office

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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Office of Admissions
2600 Campus Road, Rm 001
Honolulu, HI 96822-2385
800-823-9771 (Toll-Free)
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