University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH)

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UHH, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Hilo, HI, a predominately rural area. Around four thousand students are enrolled at UHH.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores in the range of 1240 (25th percentile) to 1600 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 19 (25th percentile) to 23 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants accepted to UHH. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the UHH average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.25. 75% of all students that apply are accepted to UHH, from which 38 percent choose to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UHH Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Hawaii at Hilo was reported as 75.0% in Fall 2012 with over 1,620 college applications submitted to UHH. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • UHH SAT Scores: 1240 - 1600
  • UHH ACT Scores: 19 - 23
  • UHH Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.25

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Hawaii at Hilo?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of University of Hawaii at Hilo is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for UHH has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 56.2%
  • 2009-2010: 52.4%
  • 2010-2011: 70.8%
  • 2011-2012: 72.3%
  • 2012-2013: 75.0%
  • Projected UHH Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 69.5%

How Does UHH Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for UHH is thirty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Chaminade University of Honolulu83.6%
University of Hawaii-West Oahu76.5%
Brigham Young University-Hawaii36.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to UHH (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 540
Math430 - 550
Writing400 - 510
Total Score1240 - 1600
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 22
Math19 - 23
Composite Score19 - 23
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