UH at Hilo Admission Chances

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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into UH at Hilo? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,098 out of 1,541 applicants or 71% were admitted making UH at Hilo a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores. University of Hawaii at Hilo typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 997 533 1,541
Accepted 734 356 1,098
Acceptance Rate 74% 67% 71%
Enrolled 257 123 385
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 35% 35% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Hawaii at Hilo and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that UH at Hilo regularly accepts students with ACTs of 16 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 64 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Hawaii at Hilo.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 910 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 800. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1020 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 73 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 910 1130
SAT Reading 450 570
SAT Math 460 560
ACT Composite 16 22
ACT English 15 22
ACT Math 19 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >81%
19 to 22 Avg + 71%-81%
16 to 19 Avg - 59%-71%
13 to 16 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 13 Low <46%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >81%
1020 to 1130 Avg + 71%-81%
910 to 1020 Avg - 59%-71%
800 to 910 Reach 46%-59%
Less than 800 Low <46%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Hawaii at Hilo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Hawaii at Hilo was 3.34 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as UH at Hilo accepts 71% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 20% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 18% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 41 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Jul 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Hawaii at Hilo and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141565 IPEDS survey data for University of Hawaii at Hilo.

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