UH Manoa sees significant increase in freshmen from Hawaii high schools

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Dan Meisenzahl, (808) 348-4936
UH Spokesman, Media Production
Posted: Nov 4, 2016

UH Manoa students near the Shidler College of Business.
UH Manoa students near the Shidler College of Business.

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has seen a 12 percent increase in freshmen admitted from Hawaiʻi high schools in the Fall 2016 semester after three years of decline. New initiatives by the UH Mānoa Office of Admissions are being credited for the significant increase in applicants and in a number of other categories.

“We are proud that, in just one year, we are executing and working toward our enrollment goals,” said Lori Ideta, UH Mānoa interim vice chancellor for students. “We are leveraging our collective strengths to better support and assist our next generation of students.”

The Office of Admissions partnered with more Hawaiʻi high school counselors in scheduling college application days during the month of October, increasing visits to schools by 50 percent.

For more on this story, go to UH News: http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2016/11/03/uh-manoa-sees-significant-increase-in-freshmen-from-hawaii-high-schools/