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University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Location Mānoa Campus, Honolulu United States
Ranking

# =380QS World University Rankings

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6Undergraduate programs

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14Postgraduate programs

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About University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Rooted in a rich history of academic tradition and excellence, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the largest and oldest of the 10 UH campuses. Established in 1907, UH Mānoa offers affordable, world-class higher education to the people of Hawai‘i and conducts pioneering research to address critical issues facing the state and the world.
 
UH Mānoa is internationally recognized and consistently rated in the top 2 percent in national and international rankings by the most prestigious organizations. Offering hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees as well as a strong, vital research program, the university is also nationally ranked in NCAA Division I athletics.
 
UH Mānoa continues to provide excellent value with tuition below the national average for a public university, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It is one of the reasons why Hawai‘i has one of the country’s lowest rates of student debt.
 
UH Mānoa is one of 115 R1: Research Universities, considered the top tier in the country. It is a global leader in earth and environmental sciences, consistently ranked among the top 15 universities internationally. UH Mānoa researchers provide world-class expertise to local and regional leaders addressing important issues including sustainability, climate, food systems and Hawai‘i’s unique health issues.
 
One of only a handful of universities nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, sun- and space-grant institution, UH Mānoa is ranked among the top 50 public universities in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having “very high research activity,” UH Mānoa is known for its groundbreaking work in the fields of oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research and genetics.
 
UH Mānoa is committed to being the leading indigenous serving university in the country and proudly delivers a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning, with a long history of adherence to the principles of sustainability and the essence of aloha—truly like nowhere else on earth.
 
 


About University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Rooted in a rich history of academic tradition and excellence, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is the largest and oldest of the 10 UH campuses. Established in 1907, UH Mānoa offers affordable, world-class higher education to the people of Hawai‘i and conducts pioneering research to address critical issues facing the state and the world.
 
UH Mānoa is internationally recognized and consistently rated in the top 2 percent in national and international rankings by the most prestigious organizations. Offering hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees as well as a strong, vital research program, the university is also nationally ranked in NCAA Division I athletics.
 
UH Mānoa continues to provide excellent value with tuition below the national average for a public university, according to the U.S. Department of Education. It is one of the reasons why Hawai‘i has one of the country’s lowest rates of student debt.
 
UH Mānoa is one of 115 R1: Research Universities, considered the top tier in the country. It is a global leader in earth and environmental sciences, consistently ranked among the top 15 universities internationally. UH Mānoa researchers provide world-class expertise to local and regional leaders addressing important issues including sustainability, climate, food systems and Hawai‘i’s unique health issues.
 
One of only a handful of universities nationwide to hold the distinction of being a land-, sea-, sun- and space-grant institution, UH Mānoa is ranked among the top 50 public universities in research expenditures by the National Science Foundation. Classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having “very high research activity,” UH Mānoa is known for its groundbreaking work in the fields of oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies, linguistics, cancer research and genetics.
 
UH Mānoa is committed to being the leading indigenous serving university in the country and proudly delivers a unique multicultural global experience in a Hawaiian place of learning, with a long history of adherence to the principles of sustainability and the essence of aloha—truly like nowhere else on earth.
 
 


University information

Total students

14,936

UG students

77%

PG students

23%

International students

1,493

UG students

61%

PG students

39%

Total faculty staff

1,586

Domestic staff

78%

Int'l staff

22%

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Rankings & ratings

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is one of the top public universities in Honolulu, United States. It is ranked #=380 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #283
  • 2014
    #=327
  • 2015
    #=324
  • 2016
    #=327
  • 2017
    #=343
  • 2018
    #=341
  • 2019
    #=302
  • 2020
    #326
  • 2021
    #333
  • 2022
    #=340
  • 2023
    #=380

Ranking criteria

29.6
Overall
15.6
Academic Reputation
14.3
Employer Reputation
45.4
Faculty Student Ratio
46.1
Citations per Faculty
55.4
International Faculty Ratio
14.2
International Students Ratio
84.8
International Research Network
10.2
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

Classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive institution, Manoa offers 101 bachelor's degrees, 87 master's degrees, and 54 doctorates. It also offers first professional degrees in law, medicine, and architecture. 
Approximately 65 percent of Manoa students are undergraduates, 57 percent are of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, and 56 percent are women. Manoa's special distinction is found in its Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific orientation and unique location. Together, these foster advantages in tropical agriculture, tropical medicine, oceanography, astronomy, electrical engineering, volcanology, evolutionary biology, comparative philosophy, urban planning and international trade.

Classified as a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University-Extensive institution, Manoa offers 101 bachelor's degrees, 87 master's degrees, and 54 doctorates. It also offers first professional degrees in law, medicine, and architecture. 
Approximately 65 percent of Manoa students are undergraduates, 57 percent are of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry, and 56 percent are women. Manoa's special distinction is found in its Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific orientation and unique location. Together, these foster advantages in tropical agriculture, tropical medicine, oceanography, astronomy, electrical engineering, volcanology, evolutionary biology, comparative philosophy, urban planning and international trade.

Manoa also offers instruction in more Asia-Pacific languages than any other U.S. institution of higher learning. As a result, students are provided special opportunities for research, service learning, and co-curricular activities in Asian, Pacific, and Hawaiian studies. The beauty of the verdant Manoa valley provides a backdrop for a unique, yet inviting, campus. Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific traditions are well represented throughout the campus. There is an authentic Japanese tea house and garden, a replica of a Korean king's throne hall, and a Hawaiian taro patch. Off-campus facilities include the Lyon Arboretum, the Waikiki Aquarium, several marine facilities, and the world famous telescopes atop Mauna Kea.

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