The flagship campus of the University of Hawaii system, UH Manoa is located just outside of downtown Honolulu in Manoa Valley.
Known for its quality education opportunities, advanced research, and nationally-ranked Division I athletics programs, UH Manoa is also known for its affordable tuition which makes the university consistently ranked as a “best value” among U.S. colleges.
The 320-acre campus was founded in 1907. The motto of the University of Hawaii is “Maluna ae o na lahui a pau ke ola ke kanaka,” which means “Above all nations is humanity.”
The University offers Bachelor’s degrees in 90 fields, Master’s degrees in 84 fields, Doctoral degrees in 51 fields, and professional degrees in three fields.
The University has more than 1,200 full-time faculty and more than 85% of them have doctoral degrees. More than 2000 students attend the University including more than 13,000 undergraduates and more than 5,700 graduate students. About 70% of the students are from Hawaii.
UH is best known for its pioneering research in astronomy, oceanography, genetics, and cancer research.
The NCAA Division I athletics program at UH involves about 450 student athletes who compete on 20 varsity teams. There are also seven intramural sports, and more than 200 student organizations.
As of 2011 in-state tuition averaged $7,584 and out-of-state tuition averaged $21,024. Notable alumni of UH include U.S. Senators Daniel Akaka and Daniel Inouye and Barack Obama Sr. (the father of President Barack Obama).
In addition to the Manoa campus, the University of Hawaii has numerous other campuses including a Community College system with campuses on Oahu and the outer islands of Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.