The University of Hawai?i at Hilo is characterized as a comprehensive, regional university. Scholarship and research are an important part of faculty work and student engagement, but the primary focus is on providing high-quality baccalaureate and limited postgraduate education. The purpose of our university ohana/family is to challenge students to reach their highest level of academic achievement by inspiring learning, discovery and creativity inside and outside the classroom.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo, a vibrant, multicultural campus, provides opportunities for higher education on the island of Hawaii, the southernmost and largest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. We're looking for students with the desire to learn new concepts, who want a challenge and are interested in a unique college experience. While UH Hilo actively recruits residents of Hawai?i Island, its programs are also attractive to prospective students from other islands, the mainland U.S., and internationally. Students across the State may select UH Hilo not only for its distinctive undergraduate programs, but for its rural setting setting, its intimate character, or for an interest in leaving home without leaving the State.