University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM)

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University of Hawaii at Manoa can be found in Honolulu, HI, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. The students enrolled at UHM number about twenty two thousand each year, and is one of the largest colleges in the state.

Most of the students admitted to University of Hawaii at Manoa had an SAT score between 1450 - 1760, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 21 - 27. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the UHM average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. An estimated 80 percent of all applicant were accepted at UHM, and from those that were granted acceptance roughly 36 percent continued on to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the UHM acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 76%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall UHM Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Hawaii at Manoa was reported as 80.1% in Fall 2012 with over 6,870 college applications submitted to this school. 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

  • UHM SAT Scores: 1450 - 1760
  • UHM ACT Scores: 21 - 27
  • UHM Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of UHM 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 UHM has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 66.7%
  • 2009-2010: 67.2%
  • 2010-2011: 70.9%
  • 2011-2012: 78.4%
  • 2012-2013: 80.1%
  • Projected UHM Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 75.6%

How Does UHM Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for University of Hawaii at Manoa is forty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

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
  • 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 UHM (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 580
Math500 - 610
Writing470 - 570
Total Score1450 - 1760
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math22 - 26
Composite Score21 - 27
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