at a Glance
mānoa n. vast and deep
Like its literal definition in Hawaiian, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa offers a vast array of opportunities unique and specific to our island location. Rooted in a rich history of academic tradition and excellence, with a commitment to global leadership, sustainability, technology, and diversity, your student experience here will be like none found anywhere else in the world.
PICTURED: HAWAI‘I HALL QUAD
Maluna a'e o nā lāhui a pau ke ola o ke kanaka. Above all nations is humanity.
UH AVG. CLASS SIZE
Honolulu, Oʻahu, HI
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
33 Lower Division 20 Upper Division
STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO: 13:1 % OF FACULTY WITH PHD: 85%
• 36.2% *Asian • 22.6% Caucasian • 16.7% *Native Hawaiian • 14% Multiracial • 6.5% International • 1.9% Hispanic • 1.5% African American • 0.4% Unknown • 0.3% American Indian or Alaskan Native
With research funding totaling over $300 million annually, the University of Hawai‘i is one of the state’s largest economic drivers after tourism and the military.
*Asian • 8.6% Japanese • 8.6% Filipino • 8.3% Mixed Asian • 6.1% Chinese • 2.6% Korean • 2% Other Asian *Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander • 14.8% Native Hawaiian or Part Hawaiian • 1.9% Pacific Islander
TOP 1.5% UH Mānoa is consistently ranked among the top 1.5% of nearly 24,000 universities in the world!
Student Characteristics 2015 66%
Top 25% in H.S.
Out-of-State/ U.S. National
Avg. H.S. GPA
Countries & Regions Represented
Avg. SAT Scores (1497 National Avg.) Math/Reading/Writing
Total Fall 2015 Enrollment
(13,689 Undergraduate 5,176 Graduate)
• • Educational Foundations
• Graduate Doctorate
• • Educational Psychology
• Educational Policy Studies
• Graduate Masters
• • • Engineering, Mechanical
• • • Anthropology •
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• Architecture Art Art History
• • • English
Biological Engineering Biology
Business Administration Business, Accounting Business, Entrepreneurship
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Business, Finance Business, Human Resource Management Business, International
• Business, International Management
Business, Management Information Systems
• • Cell & Molecular Biology
• • • Chemistry • • • Chinese •
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Chinese Studies Classics
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Filipino Financial Engineering Food Science Food Science & Human Nutrition
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Geoscience for Professionals Global Environmental Science Hawaiian Hawaiian Studies Hindi*
Information & Computer Sciences
Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Learning Design & Technology Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special
• Professional Educational Practice
Library & Information Science
• • • Linguistics* Malay*
• • • Marine Biology • • • Mathematics •
• • • Microbiology • •
Rehabilitation Counseling Religion Russian
• Social Welfare Social Work
• • • Sociology •
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Southeast Asian Studies Spanish Teaching Thai*
• • • Theatre ••
Travel Industry Management
• • Tropical Medicine
• • Tropical Plant Pathology
• • • Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences • •
• • Urban & Regional Planning Vietnamese* Women’s Studies
• • Zoology
• • Law
• • • Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science
Plant & Environmental Protection
• • • Political Science
• • • History
• • • Korean
• Curriculum & Instruction
• • • Physics
• • • Philosophy
• • • Second Language Studies
• • • Geology & Geophysics •
Philippine Language & Literature
• • • Geography •
• • • Public Health
• • Educational Administration
Family Resources Fashion Design & Merchandising •
Pacific Islands Studies
• • • Psychology
• • East Asian Languages & Literatures
• • • Economics
Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Communication & Information Sciences
• • • Japanese
• • Developmental & Reproductive Biology
Environmental Design (Architecture)
• • • Computer Science •
• • Entomology
• • Biomedical Sciences
• • • Botany
English as a Second Language*
• • Oceanography
• • • Atmospheric Science
• • Ocean & Resources Engineering
• • • Engineering, Electrical
• • • Astronomy
• • • Engineering, Civil
Adapted Physical Activity
• • • American Studies
• • • Nursing
• • Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering Molecular Biosciences & Biotechnology Molecular Cell Biology
• • • Music
• • • Natural Resources & Environmental Management
Pre-Professional Preparation for Advanced Study Audiology Clinical Psychology Dentistry Dietetics *Interdisciplinary Studies Law Medicine Occupational Therapy Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician Assistant Podiatry Public Health Veterinary Science
Built to the
Education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa strengthens you from the inside out, starting with core requirements that provide a solid foundation for the rest of your life. We also help you develop critical thinking skills, guided by social values from the perspective of our Asia-Pacific region and Hawaiian host culture. WHEREVER YOU WANT TO GO, WE CAN HELP YOU GET THERE.
These are your basics: written communication, symbolic reasoning, and global and multicultural perspectives.
These courses broaden your mind by exposing you to the arts, humanities, and literature, as well as the social and physical sciences.
Focus requirements are designed to give you the additional skills and knowledge to live and work in diverse communities.
Hawaiian or Another Language
At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, students have the opportunity to gain skill in Hawaiian or a foreign language up to the 202 level. Unsure about your major? Our Exploratory Programs assist students in selecting a major that aligns their interests, abilities, and goals.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/exploratory
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CORE REQUIREMENTS, VISIT www.catalog.hawaii.edu/corerequirements
When commitment fuels curiosity, the results are amazing. At the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, we give you the tools to follow your dream with a choice of 100 different majors, 85 graduate majors, 53 doctoral degrees, and 5 first professional degrees. WE DON’T JUST EDUCATE— WE HELP YOU MAKE HISTORY.
PICTURED: MOKU O LO‘E (COCONUT ISLAND)
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa owns and operates Coconut Island or Moku o Lo‘e, the only research facility in the world built entirely on a coral reef.
The U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the international business focus at the Shidler College of Business amongst the top programs in the nation. Currently our program is ranked 15th in the nation.
The UH Translational Health Science Simulation Center is regarded as one of the most advanced simulation centers in the nation and gives students a chance to experience real life-scenarios using high-tech simulation technology.
The Institute for Biogenesis Research at the John A. Burns School of Medicine cloned the world’s first mouse and was the first in the world to pioneer genetic and reproductive research with transgenic mice, also known as glowing mice.
Scientists at the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources were the first in the world to develop a disease resistant, transgenic papaya species known as the UH Rainbow papaya.
Lyon Arboretum is the only research facility in the U.S. located in a tropical rainforest and is home to over 5,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants.
UH Mānoa offers instruction in over 25 languages, more than any U.S. institution. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literature is the largest one of its kind in the nation.
UH Mānoa's Music Department is known globally for having the nation’s largest ethnomusicology program consisting of nine ethnic performing ensembles and over 5,000 ethnic instruments in its collection.
A $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation has enabled UH Mānoa to build the Cyber-Enabled Collaboration Analysis Navigation and Observation Environment or CyberCANOE; a data visualization system said to be the best in the country.
The Hawai‘i Space Flight Laboratory gives UH Mānoa the distinction of being the only university in the world to have both satellite fabrication capabilities with unique, direct access to orbital space.
For the last three years, the John A. Burns School of Medicine has ranked #1 in the National Institutes of Health among community based public medical schools.
The Hawai'inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge is the only indigenous college in a Research I ranked institution. Students have an opportunity to pursue, perpetuate, research, and revitalize all areas and forms of Hawaiian knowledge.
AT MA NOA EXPERIENCES ARE WHAT MATTER MOST.
Kaleialoha Wailuku, HI
English with a concentration in Literary Studies & Hawaiian Literature
How can we forget Aloha Bash? It’s a time when students are able to relax and have a great time. Mānoa always chooses the best bands to perform. Being in the first row dancing and singing to Katchafire was by far my best Mānoa memory!
The most enjoyable part of attending Mānoa is that it exposes every student to a variety of new and different cultures and beliefs and provides each student the opportunity to embrace each one.
Jared Denver, CO
Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Sciences
Alex Honolulu, HI Biology
I decided to attend UH MÄ noa because of the diverse student population and many research and internship opportunities. I enjoy studying microbiology because I can observe microorganisms that surround us in our everyday lives, yet go completely unnoticed.
I love being a student in Hawaiâ€˜i because if my classes end early or start later, I am able to go to a beach or hike a waterfall with friends- a good way to de-stress.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Civil & Environmental Engineering
PICTURED: STAN SHERIFF CENTER
Athletics is a huge tradition at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Join the Mānoa Maniacs to cheer on our Rainbow Warrior teams. With your valid student ID, gain free access to UH athletic games on-campus, as well as at Aloha Stadium. hawaiiathletics.com
WOMEN’S DIVISION I SPORTS Basketball Beach Volleyball Cross Country Golf Sailing Soccer Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field Volleyball Water Polo
MEN’S DIVISION I SPORTS Baseball Basketball Football Golf Swimming & Diving Tennis Volleyball
CO-ED SPORTS Cheerleading Sailing
Through the study abroad program at the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noa, I was able to see places I had only ever dreamed of! During my four months in Europe, I ate gelato in Italy, saw Stonehenge in England, explored the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, and drove down the Autobahn in Germany. I would recommend studying abroad because you can travel to different countries and still get college credit for it! VALERIE KAN, STUDY ABROAD IN OXFORD, ENGLAND
Class of 2016
At Mānoa, you can see the world, broaden your perspective, and develop a deeper understanding of other cultures.
MANOA INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE manoa.hawaii.edu/mix Mānoa International Exchange enables UH Mānoa undergraduate and graduate students to go abroad and experience other cultures in safe and supportive environments. Likewise, international students can immerse themselves in the cultural and academic community of our campus in Hawai‘i.
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE www2.hawaii.edu/~nse Gain the experience of attending another U.S.college while still a student at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Choose from over 200 public universities, with tuition ranging from the cost of UH Mānoa or to the resident tuition of the host institution. Exchanges are for one or two semesters, usually starting in the fall.
MANOA STUDY ABROAD CENTER studyabroad.org Go farther with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Study Abroad Center. Summer, semester, and yearlong programs are offered in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. Create your own independent, self-designed study abroad program almost anywhere in the world.
Champion a Join a community service project. Delve deeper into your area of study. We have more than 200 Registered Independent Organizations (RIOs) on campus where you can have fun and make a difference. If you do not see a group that shares your interests, we will help you create one. CHARTERED STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (CSO)
Your student fees support five important organizations that serve the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa students and our community. • Associated Students of the University of Hawai'i (ASUH) • Campus Center Board (CCB) • Graduate Student Organization (GSO) • Student Media Board (SMB) • Student Activity and Program Fee Board (SAPFB)
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT manoa.hawaii.edu/studentlife/studentorg/cso.php UH MEDIA
There is always something exciting going on and these three creative entities have the know.
Stream Hawai‛i’s only real alternative radio.
KA LEO ‘O HAWAI'I Kaleo.org
Share stories in our student paper and bi-monthly literary magazine.
UH PRODUCTIONS UHpro.org
Gain video production skills and make a difference.
I’m really excited about this program and it’s a great leadership opportunity as well. I’m so excited that I can help the community while I’m going to school. HEATHER FUCINI, UH MANOA FOOD RECOVERY NETWORK PRESIDENT
Food Science & Human Nutrition Major
21 19 N 157 49W Elevation 210 feet
The Univeristy of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is as unique as the place we are named for. In traditional times, Mānoa valley was expertly cared for and cultivated by Native Hawaiians. In return, it provided an abundance of sustenance and protection for its residents. Today, Mānoa continues to furnish the resources that enable our institution to be a thriving land-, sea-, and space- grant university. In keeping with the Native Hawaiian manner of reciprocity, these blessings are passed on to you in the form of academic excellence so that you are equipped to take care of yourself, humanity, Hawai'i, and the world. We invite you to expand your horizons at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
THE STORY OF MANOA
There are many legends associated with Mānoa, one legend is the moʻolelo (story) of Kahalaopuna. She was born to Kauakuahine, the rain of Mānoa, and Kahaukani, the wind of Mānoa. Today, we see Kahalaopuna as the beautiful rainbow that appears throughout Mānoa Valley.
Lyon Arboretum is a 194-acre botanical garden located in upper Mānoa Valley. A resource for both the university and our community, Lyon Arboretum is home to over 5,000 species of tropical plants and was ranked in the top ten list of 50 best university gardens in the United States.
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa athletic teams (Rainbow Warrior Mens and Rainbow Wahine Womens) are named for the rainbows which are commonly seen in Mānoa Valley. The logo pictured is the original logo for The University of Hawaiʻi Athletics Department from 1982-2000.
Average annual precipitation is 65.7 inches.
Mānoa Valley Theatre was founded in 1969 by a group of UHM graduate students. It's now a semi-professional community-based theatre home to a number of contemporary plays and musicals from Broadway, off broadway, and major regional theatres.
Mānoa Falls is a waterfall in Mānoa, featuring a vertical drop of over 200 feet.
Mānoa Valley is 3 miles from Downtown Honolulu & less than a mile from Ala Moana Center & Waikīkī.
PICTURED: WA‘AHILA RIDGE ABOVE MA NOA VALLEY
Your journey at the University of Hawaiâ€˜i at MÄ noa is designed to engage your mind in the context of the larger society. Our campus location is the perfect setting for you to grow academically and professionally, where learning goes beyond the classroom.
HALE ALOHA TOWERS
UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I AT MANOA
LES MURAKAMI STADIUM
Itʻs better to experience The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa first-hand. We welcome you to tour our Mānoa Campus guided by our very own Rainbow Warrior students. VISIT US! Experience a campus tour by calling (808) 956-7137 or email@example.com
STAN SHERIFF CENTER
PHOTO BY SEAN GOBLE
1 Million Total population on O‘ahu 596.7 square miles Total land area of O‘ahu 77.7º Average temperature (fahrenheit) 130 Beaches surrounds the island
Can you say..
Did you know? Native Hawaiians lived in Hawai‘i for over one hundred generations with various island kingdoms. In 1810, Kamehameha I united all the islands under a single Hawaiian Kingdom. ‘Iolani Palace is the only royal palace in the U.S. and had electricity five years before the White House and 17 years before Buckingham Palace. Duke Kahanamoku was a Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) and a five-time Olympic medalist in swimming. He was also the world’s best- known surfer and set the standards of modern day surfing.
THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I HAS TWO OFFICIAL LANGUAGES
Hawaiian Triggerfish (State fish)
O‘ahu was divided into six moku (districts). Moku were used to govern the management of underground water resources: • Ko‘olaupoko • Kona • ‘Ewa • Wai‘anae • Waialua • Ko‘olauloa Each moku was divided into ahupua‘a (wedge shaped land division extending from land to sea,) a total of 80 on O‘ahu. The moku and ahupua‘a system were designed for the most efficient food sustainability and land management. There are two mountain ranges on O‘ahu • Ko‘olau • Wai‘anae Mountains Mountains
Hawaiian & English
‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i experienced a dramatic decline in the 20th century due to an English-only policy for all schools in Hawai‘i. Today, Hawaiian language is recognized as an official language and the number of those who can speak Hawaiian has grown steadily in homes and in schools.
There are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet:
A E I O U H K L M N P W
The eight stripes on the Hawaiian flag represents the eight Hawaiian islands.
Ua mau ke ea o ka ‘āina i ka pono. The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
Flag of Hawai‘i
Make yourself at
Set amidst the lush slopes of Mānoa valley, spectacular views of Le‘ahi (Diamond Head), and the blue waters of iconic Waikīkī beach, you'll be calling paradise your home. Our campus location in Honolulu, O'ahu blends both worlds of urban city living and island style culture. We invite you to join our UH Mānoa ‘ohana (family) and "Aloha 'āina" which means to care for our land and environment so it can continue to care for us.
SAY ALOHA TO HALE ALOHA
The Hale Aloha Complex, comprised of four towers, provides unique island living for our incoming freshmen. ‘Ilima, Lehua, Lokelani, and Mokihana - named after the official flowers of the four most populous islands, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island, Maui, and Kaua‘i respectively.
LIVING MANOA GREEN
Frear Hall was the first building on the Mānoa campus to attain LEED silver certification. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a nationally accepted organization for design, operation, and construction of high performance green buildings.
IT GETS EVEN BETTER
Both Gateway and Frear Hall are the suite-style apartments available for transfer students and upperclassmen.
In our residential learning programs, students with similar majors and academic interests can live on the same floor. We believe these learning communities can help you develop long lasting connections while also focusing on your academic aspirations, such as Honors and Engineering to name a few.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT manoa.hawaii.edu/housing
PICTURED: DIAMOND HEAD VIEW FROM RESIDENCE HALL HALE ALOHA TOWERS
Investing in your FINANCIAL AID
Financial Aid can come in the form of: • Grants • Scholarships/Waivers • Work Study • Loans Visit the Financial Aid Services website for more information on how to apply and access scholarships.
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has many scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman and transfer students. Over $4 million was awarded last year to 1,928 UH Mānoa students.
hawaii.edu/fas *The Western Undergraduate Exchange program is for qualified first undergraduate degree seeking students who have legal residency in AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, ND NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, CNMI, or Guam and any select undergraduate major except for Dental Hygiene and Nursing. **Non-resident students with documented Native Hawaiian ancestry receive the Hawai‛i resident equivalent rate.
Total Investment 2017-2018: TUITION UNIVERSITY FEES BOOKS & SUPPLIES ROOM & BOARD PERSONAL EXPENSES & OTHER
$10,872 $860 $952 $13,030 $3,119
$16,308 $860 $952 $13,030 $3,119
$32,904 $860 $952 $13,030 $3,119
Total $28,833 $34,269 $50,865 The cost of attendance is designed to provide students with projected costs to attend for an academic year. The totals listed above are subject to change upon approval by the Board of Regents.
FRESHMAN COURSE REQUIREMENTS
SAT 510 (Per Section)
English 4 Units
Math 3 Units*
Science 3 Units**
or ACT 22
Social Science 3 Units
Other College Prep 4 Units
Electives 5 Units
*Including Algebra I, II and Geometry. **Biology, Chemistry and Physics recommended. 2.80 Cumulative, weighted GPA
English Math Composite
OF GRADUATING CLASS
Requirement for international applicants and non-native English speakers.
hawaii.edu/eli ELI EXEMPT
ELI REQUIRED 61 500
Resident 2.0 GPA cumulative
Non-Resident 2.5 GPA cumulative
Minimum of 24 transferable credits.
hawaii.edu/transferdatabase IMPORTANT DATES
Fee waivers are accepted. To find out if you qualify, contact the Office of Admissions.
In order to qualify for financial aid, scholarships, and housing, students are encouraged to apply before the priority deadline. International students are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline.
APPLY ONLINE apply.hawaii.edu
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Cover Artist: Heather Brown, class of 2005
Growing up in a family of artists and artisans in Southern California, Brown found her passions in both art and nature at a very early age. Later, working as a boat captain and dive master to put herself through the Bachelors of Fine Arts program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa gave Brown the perfect vantage point to fill her head with the beautiful imagery of the Hawaiian Islands. Brown honed her artistic skills as a student at the University focusing primarily on the "lost arts" of intaglio printmaking, silkscreen printing, linocuts, woodcuts, and etchings which explains where her iconic style was born and bred. www.HeatherBrownArt.com The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. A special mahalo to University Athletics, Chancellor's Office, Ka Leo ‘O Hawai‘i, Jose Magno, Sean Goebel, Ken Reyes, Shane Grace, Heather Brown and our Rainbow Warrior students for their image contributions.