University of Hawai’i at Mānoa


Established in 1907, The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) is a public research university and flagship campus of the University of Hawai‘i system. UH Mānoa consistently ranks in the top 1.5% of nearly 24,000 universities in the world and is one of only 115 school in the United States with the distinction of Research Tier I University. UH Mānoa offers over 200 degrees from the undergraduate to the professional level.

University of Hawai’i at Hilo


Located in a small town on the island of Hawai’i, the University of Hawai'i at Hilo was recently named the most diverse four-year university in the United States and offers students a safe environment to focus on academics while making friends with other students from Hawai'i, the United States, and all over the world. Many of UH Hilo's academic programs utilize the island of Hawai‘i as an island laboratory. The island has an active volcano, a tropical rainforest, and the premiere spot in the world for astronomy atop 4000 meter-high mountain Mauna Kea. Students are encouraged to collaborate with their professors on research projects giving our graduates a great advantage in employment or graduate school. Whether our students are restoring native forests, improving the health of our local community, or designing safe landing for the first manned mission to Mars, our students engage in exciting academic research opportunities that few other universities can offer. Students also take advantage of internships with local businesses and organizations, enjoy small class sizes, and travel on exchange programs that allow them to explore the world. As a public university, the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo offers 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.

Hawai‘i Pacific University


Hawaiʻi Pacific University (HPU) is a private, nonprofit university in Oʻahu, with urban and tropical campuses in downtown Honolulu and at the foot of the Koʻolau Mountains on the windward side of the island, respectively. Established in 1965, HPU is home to over 5,000 students from Hawaiʻi, the mainland, and over 70 countries around the world. Fusing the University’s unmatched cultural diversity with personal support and a deliberately intimate learning environment, students get up-close and personal with the subjects they’re most passionate about, enabling them to “look closer, see further, and do more.” HPU has been named “Best in the West” (Princeton Review, 2016), the most diverse private nonprofit university in the country (The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2016), and one of the top 8% of private colleges for graduates’ income mobility (The New York Times, 2017). HPU students also enjoy the #1 Return on Investment on the Islands.

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