The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo is a state university with a private college atmosphere that offers small class sizes, a low faculty-to-student ratio and opportunities for research and hands-on learning.
Established in 1947 when UH Manoa begins the Hilo program. In 1970, they were approved to become a baccalaureate serving institution.
As public university, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo has a unique position in the State—and country—by offering a rigorous and engaging curriculum at an affordable tuition rate. The admission requirements are moderately selective, allowing above-average students the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a small school experience.
UH Hilo is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.