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The Big Island of Hawaiʻi is a natural living laboratory of active volcanoes, deep oceans, the world’s best telescopes and a rich cultural landscape. UH Hilo bachelor’s and master’s degree programs take advantage of it all.
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Areas of Excellence


The UH Hilo campus is safe and personal, similar to a small private college.

National Rankings

UH Hilo ranks in the top 10 for both ethnic diversity and the low percentage of students with debt at graduation, according to U.S. News and World Reports.

Hawaiian Studies

UH Hilo is the only place in the nation where students can earn a master’s degree in indigenous language studies.

Natural Laboratory

The Big Island of Hawaiʻi is an unparalleled natural laboratory for the study of volcanoes, astronomy, agriculture and marine sciences.

Fast Facts about UH Hilo


  • Undergraduate: 2,671
  • Graduate: 494
  • Total: 3,165

Student to Faculty Ratio*

  • 12:1
    * IPEDS fall 2018

Age and Gender*

  • Average age: 24.2 years old
  • Men: 36.0%
  • Women: 64.0%
    * full-time students

Enrollment Status

  • Full-time: 77.8 %
  • Part-time: 22.2%

Pell Grant Recipients*

  • 54%
    * of eligible, full-time students, Fall 2019

Student Diversity (full-time students)

  • Caucasian 22%
  • Chinese 1%
  • Filipino 8%
  • Hawaiian/ Part Hawaiian 32%
  • Japanese 5%
  • Mixed 14%
  • Pacific Islander 6%
  • All Other 12%


  • Hawai‘i 73.78%
  • U.S. Mainland 19.2%
  • U.S. Affiliated 4.0%
  • Foreign 2.5%
  • Unknown 0.6%

Contact Information and Location

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University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
200 W. Kawili St.
Hilo, HI 96720

  (808) 932-7799
toll free (800) 897-HILO

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Last modified: March 17, 2021