The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is extending the deadline for prospective students to apply, providing more time to consider attending one of the best universities in the world without leaving Hawaiʻi or going into major debt. UH Mānoa is consistently ranked in the top 2% of the best national and international universities and a number of graduate programs were ranked among the best in the nation this week by U.S. News and World Report. UH Mānoa is also a tremendous value, with affordable in-state tuition and millions of dollars available in financial aid.
Prospective students are encouraged to apply now through July 31. Applicants should go to TakeMeToManoa.org for more information and to apply for the upcoming academic year and start their college journey in the fall 2021 semester. Those who may need student housing and financial assistance are encouraged to start the application processes as soon as possible, as awards are made on a first come, first served basis.
“Barring any unforeseen setbacks, the upcoming academic year will see the reopening of our beautiful campus and its amenities,” said UH Mānoa Provost Michael Bruno in a March 29 message to the campus community. “This upcoming fall 2021 semester will be a transition semester, as we navigate from a primarily online environment towards a primarily in-person semester by spring 2022. We believe our approach will ensure that our students will learn in a safe, flexible and stimulating environment, inspired and informed by the world-class research, scholarship and creative work of our faculty and reinforced by stellar support services.”
To prepare for fall 2021, prospective students can view a series of New Rainbow Warrior webinars and plan to attend the New Student Orientation, scheduled from July 19 to August 2, providing students and their ʻohana all the necessary resources, tools and skills to be successful at UH Mānoa.
The expectation is that there will be plenty of activity on campus when the semester begins as UH Mānoa has seen a surge in enrollment that started before the pandemic. More than 120 student clubs and organizations can start meeting in person again, and research opportunities for undergraduate students will continue. The UH football team will play its home games on campus for the very first time, in addition to the usual athletic events, performances and campus events.
Graduate application deadlines for UH Mānoa are set by the specific graduate program. Prospective applicants should contact the graduate program(s) that they are interested in for further information.
This effort is an example of UH Mānoa’s goal of Enhancing Student Success, one of four goals identified in the 2015–25 Strategic Plan, updated in December 2020.