University of Hawaii Manoa
United States of America
Established in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Manoa is the largest and oldest of the 10 UH campuses. It is a public university located in Manoa, just outside of downtown Honolulu on the island of O’ahu.
Manoa offers hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. It has widely recognized strengths in tropical agriculture, tropical medicine, oceanography, astronomy, electrical engineering, volcano logy, evolutionary biology, comparative philosophy, comparative religion, Hawaiian studies, Pacific Islands studies, Asian studies and Pacific and Asian regional public health. The 18 Colleges (Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, Outreach College, Architecture, Hawaiian Knowledge, Law, Medicine, Nursing & Dental Hygiene, Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, Pacific and Asian Studies, Social Work & Travel Industry Management).
The student population is more than 18,800 of which over 13,600 are enrolled in undergraduate courses. The student to faculty ratio at the university is 13:1 and the acceptance rate is 81%.
The UHM offers financial aid services to making it possible for degree-seeking admitted students to attend the university regardless of their economic circumstances, 70% of its students receive financial aid in one form or the other. The College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources is one of the few agricultural colleges in the country that focus on the tropics. The university is home to the unique Hawaii Institute of Geophysics & Planetology with laboratories in paleomagnetism and infrasound. It is also home to the Shidler College of Business which has the only AACSB accredited graduate business program in the state. It also has the only Doctor of Architecture program in the country.
Notable Alumni: Daniel Inouye (Former United States Senator), Neil Abercrombie (Former Governor of Hawaii)