Founded in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Manoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii System. UH Manoa is located in the beautiful Manoa Valley, just outside downtown Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Approximately 20,000 students attend the Manoa campus, roughly two-thirds of them undergraduates. Generally, 70% of students are Hawaii residents, 20% come from the US mainland, and 10% are international students. Students come from all 50 states and over 100 countries. Students and faculty come from across the nation and the world to take advantage of UH Manoa’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.
One of only 32 institutions nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, and space-grant research institution, UH Manoa is ranked in the top 30 public universities in federal research funding for engineering and science and 49th overall by the National Science Foundation. UH Manoa faculty are currently members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the National Institute of Medicine. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having “very high research activity,” UH Manoa is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research, and genetics.