H
#1 Best Public Universities in Hawaii

UH at Manoa Admission Requirements

Honolulu, Hawaii

 1 Reviews

Chances of getting into University of Hawaii at Manoa

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
58.5%
Admission Difficulty for University of Hawaii at Manoa
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionAverage
Will you get accepted?

Find out how likely you are to get accepted at UH at Manoa based on your GPA, test scores, and even extracurricular activities. Then, get custom recommendations for how to improve your odds - completely for free.

Calculate My Chances

Sponsored by CollegeVine

How hard is it to get into UH at Manoa and can I get accepted? The school has a 58% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Hawaii for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 9,493 out of 16,235 applicants were admitted making UH at Manoa a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 45 percent. University of Hawaii at Manoa typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Hawaii at Manoa is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

UH at Manoa SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1070-1270
Applicants Submitting SAT
73%
SAT Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1070
SAT Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1270
Average SAT Score 1170

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Hawaii at Manoa?

University of Hawaii at Manoa typically prefers applicants to be in the top 47 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1070 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 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1170 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Hawaii for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Hawaii at Manoa admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1270 and Above Good >70%
1170 to 1270 Avg + 58%-70%
1070 to 1170 Avg - 45%-58%
970 to 1070 Reach 32%-45%
Less than 970 Low <32%
Calculate My Chances 

UH at Manoa ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
46%
ACT Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for University of Hawaii at Manoa
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into UH at Manoa?

Admission data indicates that UH at Manoa regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #2 in Hawaii for highest average ACT composite score. 46 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Hawaii at Manoa admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >72%
23 to 26 Avg + 58%-72%
21 to 23 Avg - 47%-58%
19 to 21 Reach 37%-47%
Less than 19 Low <37%
Calculate My Chances 

UH at Manoa GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.46
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Hawaii at Manoa?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into UH at Manoa. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Hawaii at Manoa was 3.46 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #2 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 Manoa accepts 58% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Hawaii at Manoa students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 21% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 17% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

58% of University of Hawaii at Manoa freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Hawaii at Manoa students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 27%
Top 25% of class 58%
Top 50% of class 89%
Bottom 50% of class 11%
Bottom 25% of class 1%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Hawaii at Manoa admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 11,502 4,733 16,235
Accepted 6,502 2,991 9,493
Acceptance Rate 57% 63% 58%
Enrolled 1,236 784 2,020
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 26% 21%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2022
Days left to Apply
11

Applicants have 11 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Hawaii at Manoa is $70.

Admission Requirements

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

University of Hawaii at Manoa Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at University of Hawaii at Manoa
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=141574 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii at Manoa.

FAQs

Does University of Hawaii at Manoa prefer SAT or ACT?

73% of students submit their SAT scores to UH at Manoa. 46% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

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

58% of those who apply are granted admission to UH at Manoa. Admission competition is low and the college has challenging admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

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

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1070 and 1270. 73% 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 Manoa?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 46% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.