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University of Hawaii at Hilo

Hilo, Hawaii, United States
The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo prides itself on the wide diversity of ethnic and cultural origins of our students. Indeed, The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked us as the most diverse public four-year university in the country

Master's Programmes

Business & Management (1)
Humanities (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

The Hilo Program, located on Haili Street, begins as an extension division of UH Mānoa.  Located in the former Hilo Boarding School, just above the present Lyman Museum on Haili Street, the Hilo Program had three faculty, four part-time lecturers, and 46 freshman students. Photo circa 1952-1953

Education

The purpose of our university family is to challenge students to reach their highest level of academic achievement by inspiring learning, discovery and creativity inside and outside the classroom. Our responsibility is to improve the quality of life of the people of Hawai?i, the Pacific region and the world.

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Services

Student services

Kilohana's mission is to support the learning and retention of all UH Hilo students by fostering the development of independent, self-motivated learners through subject-specific support and academic skills development. This is accomplished by building a network with other units on campus so that faculty and the other members of the campus community are aware of, and utilize effectively, the full spectrum of services that support success.

Housing services

  • The residence halls for students attending the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo are a special part of the University community. Residence halls house students from all the islands of Hawaiʻi along with students from the mainland and foreign countries. The UH Hilo University Housing Program is dedicated to providing you with an atmosphere that will give you a sense of belonging to the campus and help you quickly become a part of campus life.
  • The residence hall living experience will provide you with numerous personal and academic growth opportunities. All residence halls have trained staff to assist students with academic and personal development. 

Library services

The Edwin H. Mookini Library, completed in 1981, is located in the heart of the campus. Available to students are 220,000 bound volumes and 1,100 current periodicals from Hawaiʻi, the U.S. mainland, Asia and Europe. Special formats collected include films, audio, and video cassettes, slides, compact discs, DVDs, microforms and electronic information. 

ICT services

The Office of Campus Technology (OCT) Help Desk was developed to provide a one-stop-shop for all your Computer and Audio/Visual technology assistance needs.

Medical services

Health insurance is highly recommended for all students. A University of Hawaiʻi endorsed student health insurance plan is designed for students and is generally less expensive than most other health insurance plans. Detailed information about this insurance plan including costs and an application are available online at HMSA Student Health Plan 

Student Life

Campus life

On-campus housing accommodates most needs of single, married, and physically-challenged students in residence halls and apartments. To be eligible for on-campus housing you must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (usually four courses). All residence halls have recreation lounges, television room, study rooms (except Hale ʻIkena) and laundry facilities. 

Student Reviews

Studying in Hawaii: Pros and Cons
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

University of Hawaii at Hilo is an excellent school with unparalleled support from faculty. Although it lacks the resources that are associated with a larger school, the instructors are knowledgable and helpful.

UH Hilo Review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

While I enjoyed many of my general education courses, I think we are asked to complete too many. Having so many GE courses takes away from gaining experience in our specific fields.

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

UH Hilo has a beautiful campus. I loved the gym and pool. Could have more social events, but overall was a great experience.

Hilo, Hawaii, United States

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