Hawaii residents comprise 87 percent of UH students. Women represent 56 percent of the student body; 57 percent of students attend school full time.
During 1997, UH students designed the nation's fastest human powered vehicle, wrote the best paper on critical race theory and won a place on the U.S.A.-Today All-America academic team.
UH graduates received a MacArthur Fellow "genius grant" and became a U.S. assistant secretary for aging.
Additional student fees vary by campus. Students living on campus can expect to pay about $7,304 for housing and meals, books and supplies, transportation and personal expenses. (Dormitories and/or apartments are available at UH Manoa--2,800 beds, UH Hilo-- 622 beds and Maui Community College--55 beds.) For students living on their own off campus, estimated living expenses are $9,729.
FACULTY AND STAFF
During the University's 90th anniversary year, faculty members won recognition from the Government of South Korea, National Academy of Science and European Association for Geochemistry. Others were selected to serve in the National Institutes of Health and receive a Japanese Ministry of Education research stipend.
UH faculty helped design the Cassini-Huygens space mission to Saturn, wrote award-winning books and produced the text for the World Tourism Organization's first distance learning course. They were tapped by media as national experts on Chinese ethnic minorities, sexual identity and El Niño.
The University of Hawaii won 724 research awards worth $89.1 million and 531 training and special project grants for $71.7 million during the 1997 fiscal year. Total private giving to UH and the University of Hawaii Foundation was $14.8 million in 1996-97.
New UH degrees in 1997 were the bachelor of science in astronomy, master of arts in Hawaiian language and PhDs in computer science and international management. A new program in digital animation uses computers donated by Square U.S.A., Inc.
The University received international support to train senior Republic of China government officials and create the International Pacific Research Center. UH operated the state's most popular visitor attraction (Waikiki Aquarium) and collaborated to form the Pacific Clinical Research Center. UH centers were designated national resources in humanitarian civil-military cooperation and Southeast Asian and Pacific Island studies.
UH was ranked eighth among state universities and among the top 25 public universities for academic value and third in competitive federal grants for ocean research during 1997.
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