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Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaiʻi System. A destination of choice, students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of UH Mānoa's unique research opportunities, diverse community, nationally-ranked Division I athletics program, and beautiful landscape. Consistently ranked a "best value" among U.S. colleges and universities, our students get a strong education at an affordable price.

At a Glance

    * Founded: 1907
    * Location: beautiful Mānoa Valley, just outside downtown Honolulu, Hawaiʻi on the island of Oʻahu
    * Campus size: 320 acres
    * University of Hawaiʻi System motto: Maluna aʻe o nā lāhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka (Above all nations is humanity)


    * Average class size: 24
    * Colleges: 11
    * Schools: nine
    * Degrees
          o Bachelor's degrees in 87 fields
          o Master's degrees in 87 fields
          o Doctoral degrees in 51 fields
          o Professional degrees in three fields
    * Accreditation: Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Student Diversity

    * African American: 1.2 percent
    * Asian: 47.8 percent
    * Caucasian: 22.9 percent
    * Hawaiian: 9.7 percent
    * Hispanic: 2.5 percent
    * Mixed: 10.3 percent
    * Pacific Islander: 4.0 percent
    * Other: 1.6 percent


    * Full-time faculty: 1,272
    * Student-faculty ratio: 16:1
    * Percentage of faculty with doctoral degrees: 88


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 2008, UH Mānoa received $273 million in awards, with research grants reaching $173 million and nonresearch awards reaching $100 million.


    * Total student population: 20,005
          o Undergraduate: 13,781
          o Graduate and professional: 6,224
    * Hawaiʻi (in-state) students: 69 percent
    * Out-of-state students: 21 percent
    * International students: 10 percent
    * States represented: 50
    * Countries represented: 103
    * Male/female ratio: 44:56


    * NCAA Division I
    * Member of the Western Athletics Conference
    * NCAA Division I sports: 19

Campus Life

    * Student organizations: over 200
    * Intramural sports: seven currently offered (varies by semester)

Courses and Masters at this school

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