THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
E KOMO MAI! Located in Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu, the University of Hawai‘i at Ma¯noa (UHM) is the flagship campus of Hawai‘i’s only public university system. UH Ma¯noa is world-renowned for its degree programs, accomplished faculty, groundbreaking research, diverse student body and tropical landscape. It is our kuleana (responsibility) to ensure that all our students receive a well-rounded educational experience. We provide a wealth of academic and student support services, an active campus life and opportunities for professional and career development. Like we say in Hawai‘i, “E KOMO MAI” (welcome), as you explore the many exciting opportunities that await you at the University of Hawai‘i at Ma¯noa.
FACTS AND FIGURES 2012-2013 ACADEMIC YEAR ACCREDITATION: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) ESTABLISHED: 1907 LOCATION: Honolulu, O‘ahu, HI SIZE: 320 acres ENROLLMENT: 20,426 UNDERGRADUATE: 14,655 GRADUATE: 5,771 RESIDENT- NON-RESIDENT: 77% - 23% MALE - FEMALE: 46% - 54% AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: LOWER DIVISION: 33 UPPER DIVISION: 20 STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 14:1 PERCENTAGE OF FACULTY WITH PHD: 85% MOTTO: “Maluna a‘e o na¯ la¯ hui a pau ke ola ke kanaka” (Above all nations is humanity)
“A GATHERING PLACE” Just like the island of O‘ahu’s nickname the “Gathering Place,” UHM is one of the most multicultural campuses in the world. US News and World Report 2013 ranked Ma¯noa the 6th MOST ETHNICALLY DIVERSE University in the country. Our student body hails from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 nations.
ASIAN: 41% CAUCASIAN: 25% NATIVE HAWAIIAN OR PART HAWAIIAN: 14% MIXED RACE (2 OR MORE): 13% PACIFIC ISLANDER: 2% HISPANIC: 2% AFRICAN AMERICAN: 1% OTHER: 2%
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UHM is one of a select few universities nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land, sea, and space grant research institution. UHM is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Island and Asia area studies, linguistics, cancer research and genetics. UHM’s School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology has its own marine research island called COCONUT ISLAND, located in Ka¯ne‘ohe Bay and a marine research vessel called the KILO MOANA. UH Manoa’s Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory is actively involved in promoting engineering and science research for space missions and is currently on its way to having the ability to fabricate and launch satelites into space. UHM’s LYON ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN is the only university botanical garden located in a tropical rainforest in the U.S.
HAWAIIAN PLACE OF LEARNING We provide one-of-a-kind educational opportunities designed to perpetuate the important legacy and values of our host culture. The KamakakuÂŻ okalani Center for Hawaiian Studies is a key component in our goal to maintain MaÂŻ noa as a Hawaiian place of learning.
ACADEMIC DEGREE PROGRAMS • Undergraduate • Graduate Masters • Graduate Doctorate ••• American Studies •• Animal Sciences ••• Anthropology • Aquaculture* • • Architecture (Program Starts from Undergraduate Level)* •• Art •• Art History •• Asian Studies • Chinese Studies • Japanese Studies • Korean Studies • Philippine Studies • Southeast Asian Studies ••• Astronomy* • Biochemistry •• Biological Engineering • Biology •• Biomedical Sciences ••• Botany • Business Administration • Accounting • Entrepreneurship • Finance •• Human Resource Management • International Business • Management • Management and Information Systems • Marketing •• Cell and Molecular Biology ••• Chemistry
••• Chinese • Classics •• Communication • Communication and Information Sciences • Communication Sciences and Disorders •• Communicology (Speech) ••• Computer Science • Creative Media • Criminology* • Curriculum Studies •• Dance • Dance Theatre • Dental Hygiene •• Developmental and Reproductive Biology • Early Childhood Education •• East Asian Languages and Literature ••• Economics • Education • Education, Elementary • Early Childhood • Hawaiian • Special • Education, Secondary •• Educational Administration •• Educational Foundations • Educational Policy Studies •• Educational Psychology •• Educational Technology ••• Engineering, Civil • Engineering, Computer ••• Engineering, Electrical
••• Engineering, Mechanical ••• English • English as a Second Language* •• Entomology • Environmental Studies* • Epidemiology •• Ethnic Studies • Ethnobotany • Family Resources • Fashion Design and Merchandising • Food Science • Food Science and Human Nutrition •• French ••• Geography • Geology ••• Geology and Geophysics • German • Global Environmental Science •• Hawaiian •• Hawaiian Studies • Hindi* ••• History • Indonesian* • Information and Computer Sciences • Interdisciplinary Studies • International Management • International Studies* ••• Japanese • Journalism • Khmer*
••• Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science • Adapted Physical Education • Athletic Training • Health, Exercise, and Lifestyle Management •• Physical Education • Rehabilitation Counseling ••• Korean • Korean for Professionals •• Law • Library and Information Science ••• Linguistics* • Malay* ••• Marine Biology ••• Mathematics • Medical Technology • Medicine ••• Meteorology ••• Microbiology • Molecular Biosciences and Bioetechnology • Molecular Cell Biology ••• Music ••• Natural Resources and Environmental Management ••• Nursing • Nutritional Sciences • Nutrition •• Ocean and Resources Engineering •• Oceanography •• Pacific Island Studies • Peace Studies*
Philippine Language and Literature • Filipino • Ilokano ••• Philosophy •• Physical Education ••• Physics • Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences ••• Political Science • Professional Education and Practice ••• Psychology • Public Administration ••• Public Health •• Religion • Russian • Samoan* • Sanskrit* ••• Second Language Studies • Social Welfare ••• Social Work ••• Sociology •• Spanish • Teaching • Thai* ••• Theatre •• Travel Industry Management •• Tropical Medicine •• Tropical Plant Pathology ••• Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences •• Urban and Regional Planning • Vietnamese* • Women’s Studies •• Zoology
Pre-Professional Preparation for Advanced Study Audiology Clinical Psychology Dentistry Dietetics Law Medicine Occupational Therapy Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Podiatry Public Health Veterinary Science
*CREATE YOUR OWN MAJOR Students may pursue a course of study that is not currently an undergraduate major by submitting a degree proposal and gaining approval through the Interdisciplinary Studies program.
“DO-IT-IN-FOUR!” Our academic theme “DO-IT-IN-FOUR!” is a commitment to make your journey successful by providing the necessary resources and assistance to ensure a smooth path towards your graduation. ■
STAR, our degree audit system, will guide you each semester with course selections from our four year academic plans available for every baccalaureate degree that we award. Our MANDATORY ADVISING POLICY means you will see an advisor every semester for your first two years of school to ensure that you are on-track for graduation. The STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER in Sinclair Library offers multiple study rooms, tutors, and a writing center. Our FIRST-YEAR PROGRAMS help freshmen students with the transition from high school to college by providing a smaller, discussion-based classroom environment and guidance by a peer mentor.
EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS We provide many programs for students to enrich their college experience and develop professional and life skills in preparation for post-graduation. ■
The MA¯NOA CAREER CENTER helps students acquire valuable work experience and professional development through on-campus employment, internships, cooperative education program, and career counseling. The STUDY ABROAD CENTER, MA¯NOA INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE and NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE programs allow students to live and study in different countries or in other U.S. states. The HONORS PROGRAM is an opportunity to work and study in a more challenging and stimulating environment. Students enjoy smaller classes in advanced sections, dedicated advising, and faculty-guided independent projects of research or creative expression.
LENDING OUR KOKUA (HELP) We offer a variety of support services to ensure a safe and healthy college experience for our students. This includes an on-campus health clinic, 24/7 escort services provided by campus security, disability services, programs that support student equity and diversity, confidential counseling, and much more.
RESIDENCE LIFE On-campus housing consists of 12 residential halls, housing over 3,800 students. ■
HALE ALOHA is a complex of four towers (‘Ilima, Lehua, Lokelani and Mokihana) for our freshman residents. Housing options for upperclassmen include suite-style residence halls and apartments. The RESIDENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAMS allow students with similar majors and academic interests to live on the same floor. On-campus residents enjoy features very unique to Hawai‘i such as views overlooking Diamond Head and Waikı¯ kı¯ , cafeterias serving a buffet of local and international cuisine, and lockers to store surfboards.
PAU HANA TIME After Class
GET INVOLVED! We have more than 200 student-led clubs and organizations, an intramural sports program, and various recreational facilities. Getting involved in student activities is one of the best ways to meet friends, explore your interests, and make the most of your college experience.
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ALOHA BASH To end the spring semester, Campus Center hosts the ALOHA BASH, a concert featuring some of Hawai‘i’s most popular local musicians.
ASIAN – PACIFIC THEATRE Students have access to discounted tickets to watch performances at Kennedy Theatre, world-renowned for its Asian and Pacific dance and theatre productions.
Hawai‘i’s tropical climate is perfect for outdoor activities. Our STUDENT RECREATIONAL SERVICES coordinates hiking and camping trips, offers surf lessons and other recreational classes, and an equipment rental program. All students receive a pass for unlimited use of “TheBUS,” O‘ahu’s bus transportation system. Use it to explore our island’s most famous landmarks, beaches, and attractions. Hawai‘i is known for its diverse cuisine. Our campus is surrounded by hundreds of eateries featuring some of the best local and Asian dishes.
NCAA DIVISION I ATHLETICS WOMEN Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Golf, Sand Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Water Polo MEN Baseball, Basketball, Diving, Football, Golf, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball CO-ED Cheerleading, Sailing
Our Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Team has won four National Championships. Our football team has won four conference championships and has made 10 bowl appearances. The student activity fee gives students free access to all UH home games. The Warrior Marching Band and Rainbow Dancers perform at various athletic events throughout the year.
Once you graduate, you’re part of an ‘ohana (family) of the best and brightest. Today, more than 170,000 alumni reside across 50 states and 100 countries around the world. Our alumni are CEO’s, national and international government officials, artists, academicians and entrepreneurs.
DISTINGUISHED UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI ACADEMICS, RESEARCH, SCIENCE AND MEDICINE ALAN HENDERSON, Epidemiologist at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (BS 1977, MPH 1982) KENNETH MORITSUGU, Former Surgeon General (BA 1967) CHARLES NAINOA THOMPSON, Ho¯ku¯le‘a navigator and trustee of Kamehameha Schools (BA 1986)
ARTS, ATHLETICS & MEDIA LARRY BEIL, San Francisco News and Sports Anchor (BA 1983) ELIZABETH BIRCH, CEO of Elizabeth Birch Company & former director of Human Rights Campaign (BA 1980) GEORGIA ENGEL, film, television and stage actress (BA 1969) MICHAEL OKUDA, graphic designer for Star Trek and logo designer for NASA (BA 1978) STAN SAKAI, Creator of the comic book series Usagi Yojimbo (BFA 1975) GOVERNMENT TAMMY DUCKWORTH, Former Assistant Secretary for Veterans Affairs (BA 1989) DANIEL INOUYE (late), U.S. Senator (BA 1950) SABRINA McKENNA, Hawai’i Supreme Court Justice (BA 1978, JD 1982) BUSINESS EDDIE FLORES, President and CEO of L&L Drive Inn/L&L Hawaiian Barbecue (BBA 1970) JAY SHIDLER, Entrepreneur and benefactor of the Shidler College of Business (BBA 1968)
FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION UHM has been consistently recognized as one of the best values in undergraduate college education in the U.S. We offer several types of financial aid: grants and scholarships, loans, work-study, and student employment. Visit Financial Aid Services website for information on applying for financial aid, using the net price calculator, and accessing the scholarship search site.
BASIC ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE 2014-2015 Hawai‘i State Resident
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(Cost varies depending on requirements for enrolled courses)
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(On-campus standard Double Occupancy with Meal Plan)
*The Western Undergraduate Exchange Program is for qualified 1st degree seeking students who have legal residency in AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY or CNMI and select any undergraduate major except for Architecture, Dental Hygiene and Nursing **Non-resident students with documented Native Hawaiian ancestry receive the Hawai‘i resident tuition rate
SCHOLARSHIPS UHM awards many merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate superior academic achievement and a record of academic, co-curricular, and community service activities. MA¯NOA MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS Awarded by the Office of Admissions to high-achieving students. Hawai‘i residents, non-residents, and international students are eligible for these scholarships. MA¯NOA CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP A maximum of 80 scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions to high-achieving Hawai‘i high school graduates. REGENT’S SCHOLARSHIP Scholarship established by the Board of Regents awarded to 20 outstanding Hawai‘i freshmen. Students receive a full tuition waiver of four years of undergraduate study, $4,000 per year and a one-time travel grant of $2,000. UH MA¯NOA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS (STAR) Online database of scholarships for accepted and current students.
UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
VISIT US! CAMPUS TOURS (MONDAY – FRIDAY) Tours and admission sessions are offered daily by appointment. You will meet with an admissions counselor and be led by a student tour guide. Residence hall tours may be arranged by request. HOA KAKO‘O STUDENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM Our student shadowing program will allow you to experience campus life and get a glimpse of our excellent academic programs. You will be paired with a current student who serves as your Hoa Kako‘o (mentor) and “shadow” them for part of a day. Reservations are required. To schedule a campus visit contact: Phone: 808-956-7137 Toll Free: 877-447-3233 Email: email@example.com Website: manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions/undergrad/visit
FRESHMEN English 4 Units Math 3 Units (including Algebra I, II and Geometry) Science 3 Units (Biology, Chemistry and Physics recommended) Social Studies 3 Units Other College Prep 4 Units Electives 5 Units Cumulative GPA 2.80 SAT OR ACT Required Class Rank Top 40% of Graduating Class Home schooled students, contact the Office of Admissions TRANSFER Minimum of 24 Transferable Semester Credit Hours Cumulative Grade Point Average for College Courses: 2.00 Resident, 2.50 Non-Resident Transfer Credit Search: hawaii.edu/odstc/ ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (for international applicants and non-native speakers of English) TOEFL or IELTS
61 internet-based or 500 computer based 5.0 (academic section only)
APPLICATION DEADLINES FALL 2014 January 5, 2014 (Priority) March 1, 2014 (Final)
SPRING 2015 September 1, 2014 (Priority) October 1, 2014 (Final)
International applicants must meet priority deadline Application Fee: $70
SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES ARCHITECTURE, COLLEGE OF arch.hawaii.edu ARTS AND HUMANITIES, COLLEGE OF hawaii.edu/arthum/ BUSINESS, SHIDLER COLLEGE OF shidler.hawaii.edu ENGINEERING, COLLEGE OF eng.hawaii.edu EDUCATION, COLLEGE OF coe.hawaii.edu HAWAIIAN KNOWLEDGE, HAWAI‘INUIA¯KEA SCHOOL OF manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS, AND LITERATURE, COLLEGE OF lll.hawaii.edu LAW, WILLIAM S. RICHARDSON SCHOOL OF law.hawaii.edu PACIFIC AND ASIAN STUDIES, SCHOOL OF manoa.hawaii.edu/spas MEDICINE, JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF jabsom.hawaii.edu NURSING, SCHOOL OF nursing.hawaii.edu NATURAL SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF hawaii.edu/natsci OCEAN & EARTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, SCHOOL OF soest.hawaii.edu OUTREACH COLLEGE outreach.hawaii.edu SOCIAL SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF socialsciences.hawaii.edu SOCIAL WORK, MYRON B. THOMPSON SCHOOL OF hawaii.edu/sswork TRAVEL INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT, SCHOOL OF tim.hawaii.edu TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES, COLLEGE OF ctahr.hawaii.edu
Contact Information Office of Admissions University of Hawai‘i at M a¯ noa 2600 Campus Road, Room 001 Honolulu, HI 96822 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 800.823.9771 (toll free) or 808.956-8975 manoa.hawaii.edu/admissions facebook.com/manoaadmissions
PROGRAMS OF INTERESTS ACADEMIC ADVISING manoa.hawaii.edu/academics/advising/ COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM hawaii.edu/cop/ FINANCIAL AID SERVICES hawaii.edu/fas FIRST YEAR PROGRAMS manoa.hawaii.edu/freshman/ HAWAI‘I ATHLETICS hawaiiathletics.com HONORS PROGRAM honors.hawaii.edu/ INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES hawaii.edu/issmanoa/ KOKUA PROGRAM (DISABILITY SERVICES) hawaii.edu/kokua/ MA¯NOA ADVISING CENTER (MAC) manoa.hawaii.edu/mac/ MA¯NOA CAREER CENTER manoa.hawaii.edu/careercenter/ MA¯NOA INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE (MIX) manoa.hawaii.edu/international/mix/ PRE-HEALTH AND PRE-LAW ADVISING (PAC) manoa.hawaii.edu/pac/ STUDENT HOUSING SERVICES manoa.hawaii.edu/housing/ STUDENT LIFE AND DEVELOPMENT manoa.hawaii.edu/studentlife/ STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER guides.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/gohere STUDY ABROAD CENTER studyabroad.hawaii.edu UH MA¯NOA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS (STAR) star.hawaii.edu/scholarship Information in this brochure, including cost, programs, policies, etc. is subject to change without notice The University of Hawai‘i at Ma¯noa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution