The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is the principal campus in Hawaiʻi's multi-campus statewide system of higher education.
From its beginnings as a land-grant college of agriculture and mechanic arts, it has grown to a multidimensional university that offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees, conducts basic and applied research, and provides a broad variety of public service programs for the state, nation, and world community. It is the system campus for graduate, professional, and organized research programs.
Throughout its history, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa has emphasized studies related to the distinctive geographical and cultural setting of Hawaiʻi. Its geographical location facilitates study in oceanography, marine sciences, and interdisciplinary studies of tropical environments, problems, and resources. The physical characteristics of Hawaiʻi focus academic attention in such areas as tsunami research, volcanology, astronomy, and astrophysics. The state's multiethnic culture and close ties to Asia create a favorable environment for the study of various aspects of diverse cultural systems, including such subjects as linguistics, genetics, philosophy, and inter-race relations.
In all, the University offers course work leading to the bachelor's degree in 88 fields, the master's degree in 87 fields, and the doctorate in 53.
The Mānoa campus is located on 300 acres of land in Mānoa Valley, a residential area close to the heart of metropolitan Honolulu, the state capital. Easy access to the commercial, cultural, and political life of Hawaiʻi is an extra educational benefit for students.
In addition to the facilities on the main campus, the University operates various research and public service activities at locations throughout the state. The University's statewide system of higher education includes the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu, and seven community colleges: four on Oʻahu and one each on Maui, Kauaʻi, and Hawaiʻi.