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UH at Hilo Admission Requirements

Hilo, Hawaii

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Chances of getting into University of Hawaii at Hilo

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
74%
Admission Difficulty for University of Hawaii at Hilo
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very Easy 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into UH at Hilo and can I get accepted?

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.

Test Optional

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..

UH at Hilo SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
990-1170
Applicants Submitting SAT 
53%
SAT Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
SAT Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 590
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1170
Average SAT Score 1080

SAT Scores you need to get in

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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Hawaii at Hilo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1170 and Above Good >84%
1080 to 1170 Avg + 74%-84%
990 to 1080 Avg - 60%-74%
900 to 990 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 900 Low <44%
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UH at Hilo ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
59%
ACT Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 14
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for University of Hawaii at Hilo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Hawaii at Hilo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
22 and Above Good >84%
19 to 22 Avg + 74%-84%
16 to 19 Avg - 60%-74%
13 to 16 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 13 Low <44%
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UH at Hilo GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.36
Typical High School Grades 
B+

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

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High School Class Rank

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 for admitted University of Hawaii at Hilo students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 23.2%
Top 25% of class 52.6%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Hawaii at Hilo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,216 921 3,152
Accepted 1,627 689 2,327
Acceptance Rate 73% 75% 74%
Enrolled 295 166 462
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 24% 20%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
178

Applicants have 178 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Hawaii at Hilo is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Hawaii at Hilo and what student information is used for admission decisions?

University of Hawaii at Hilo Application Requirements
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

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Hawaii at Hilo
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does University of Hawaii at Hilo prefer SAT or ACT?

53% of students submit their SAT scores to UH at Hilo. 59% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into University of Hawaii at Hilo?

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.

What SAT score is required for University of Hawaii at Hilo?

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.

What ACT score is required for University of Hawaii at Hilo?

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.