The University of Hawaii at Hilo, accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, provides thirty-six (36) undergraduate, six (6) graduate, and four (4) doctorial degree programs through the incorporation of six four-year colleges: the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management; the College of Arts and Sciences; Ka Haka 'Ula O Ke'elikolani College of Hawaiian Language; the College of Business and Economics; the College of Pharmacy; and the College of Continuing Education and Community Service. Established in 1970, UH Hilo is a state university that offers a rigorous and engaging curriculum at an affordable tuition rate. We offer small class sizes, a high faculty-to-student ratio and opportunities for research and hands-on learning.
The main campus is located about 200 air miles from the state capital of Honolulu on the east side of the island of Hawai`i. The island of Hawai`i has one of the highest levels of ethnic diversity in the nation.
Hilo is a peaceful city with clean air, low-density population of about 48,000 that provides shopping malls, theaters, restaurants, a ma...jor harbor and international airport, all within 10 minutes from the main campus. UH Hilo offers excellent undergraduate liberal arts and professional programs by using the remarkable geographic features of Hawai`i as an island-learning laboratory to fulfill its teaching, research and service activities. It is a university where mild temperatures, lush vegetation, marine life, pacific breezes, an active volcano and a richly diverse faculty and staff workforce, with a unique blend of more than 3,000 local, mainland and international students live, learn and participate in thirteen men and women NCAA athletic programs together in a harmonious and safe environment. The U.S. News and World Report ranked UH Hilo 6th nationwide for diversity among public four-year liberal arts colleges.