Our host campus: The University of Hawai'i at Hilo
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is a state university with a private college atmosphere. We offer small class sizes, a low faculty-to-student ratio and opportunities for research and hands-on learning.
As a public university, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has a unique position in the State—and country—by offering a rigorous and engaging curriculum at an affordable tuition rate. The admission requirements are moderately selective, allowing above-average students the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a small school experience.
Many of UH Hilo's academic programs utilize the island of Hawai‘i as an island laboratory. The Island is larger than all the other Hawaiian Islands combined (about the size of Connecticut), and possesses of 10 of the world's 13 climate Zones. The island also has an active volcano, a tropical rainforest, and the premiere spot in the world for Astronomy atop 12,000 foot Mauna Kea.
We have a richly diverse student population, with a unique blend of local, mainland and international students, all living and learning together. We recently ranked 6th nationwide for campus diversity in U.S. News and World Report. The report ranks UH Hilo as a national liberal arts (and science) university. We have the distinction of being the only national liberal arts institution in Hawai‘i and one of only 22 public national liberal arts institutions in the United States. The benefit is a state university which conducts research and creates knowledge while also providing a personal and friendly atmosphere.
UHH at a glance... Established: 1947 when UH Mānoa begins the Hilo program 1970 as the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
Role: Public Liberal Arts and Science University of Hawaiʻi Calendar: 2 semesters of 16-17 weeks each and a four-week intensive summer session and a six-week regular summer session
Faculty to Student Ratio: 1:18
Average Class Size: 22 Degrees: Bachelor of Arts (BA) Bachelor of Science (BS) Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Master of Arts (MA) Master of Education (MEd) Master of Science (MS) Doctorate (Ph.D.) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)