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.