The acceptance rate at UH at Hilo is 74%. It ranks #2 in Hawaii for lowest rate of acceptance. UH at Hilo is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 2,327 out of 3,152 applicants were admitted.
The school has very easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 68 percent (SAT 990/1170 ACT 16/22). University of Hawaii at Hilo typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.36. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 20% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
The UH at Hilo application fee is $50 and applications are due by Jun 1.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to University of Hawaii at Hilo. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 53% of students submitted SAT scores and 59% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||590|
|SAT Math 75th||580|
|SAT Composite 75th||1170|
|Average SAT Score||1080
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Hawaii at Hilo?
University of Hawaii at Hilo typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1080 out of 1600. UH at Hilo ranks #3 in Hawaii for highest average SAT composite score. 53 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||14|
|ACT Math 25th||16|
|ACT Composite 25th||16|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||22|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||22|
|Average ACT Score||19
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UH at Hilo?
Admission data indicates that UH at Hilo regularly accepts students with ACT's of 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #5 in Hawaii for highest average ACT composite score. 59 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Hawaii at Hilo.
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What GPA do you need to get into University of Hawaii at Hilo?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UH at Hilo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Hawaii at Hilo was 3.36 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Hawaii for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UH at Hilo accepts 74% of students who apply.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
52.6% of University of Hawaii at Hilo freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||23.2%|
|Top 25% of class||52.6%|
|Top 50% of class||88%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||18%||24%||20%|
Applicants have 178 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Hawaii at Hilo is $50.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Hawaii at Hilo and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Recommendations||Neither required nor recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141565 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii at Hilo.
53% of students submit their SAT scores to UH at Hilo. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
74% of those who apply are granted admission to UH at Hilo. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1170. 53% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 59% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.