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University of Hawaii at Hilo Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 614 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 10 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

60% Women
40% Men


NCAA Division II (without football)

Pacific West Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $48,822)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $44,416)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 43 - - -
Basketball 19 17 - -
Golf 10 6 - -
Soccer 32 26 - -
Softball - 28 - -
Tennis 9 9 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 8 5 - -
Volleyball - 18 - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 56.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.2%
Hispanic 2.7%
Non-resident alien 5.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 1.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 33.0%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 15
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ellyssa from Yucaipa, CA
  • 4
  • I live off-campus so I haven't experienced on-campus housing. I have friends that do live on campus and they say they enjoy it. One of my friends rooms with three…

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  • Francis from Hilo, HI
  • 3
  • This review is with reserve. The current dorm life makes it difficult to get the exact dorm that you want. Based off of my experience, it can get rather loud…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Ruby from Crescent City, CA
  • I am a current student here

    Remember you are on an island. There are sushi restaurants on just about every block. Staple food (milk, bread, OJ, etc.) can be expensive. You have to shop around. Take-out food is pretty cheap. It can average about $10; depending on where and what you are buying. I love oriental food and my average bill is about $12, but the servings are large and I can make it last a couple of days.

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  • 3
  • Ellyssa from Yucaipa, CA
  • I am a current student here

    If you live on-campus and have a meal plan, there is a dining hall with a pretty good selection. There's also various kiosks on campus to get food or drinks. A new kiosk popped up called Wiki-fresh or something like that and I've heard nothing but good things about it. It's similar to Chipotle if you know what that is. I personally haven't tried it yet, but I'm planning to! Some on-campus options provide you with your own kitchen area so you can purchase your own food and cook as well. My off-campus housing has its own kitchen so I purchase all my food and cook it here. I like that option a lot since I don't eat a lot of meats, I can cook my meat alternatives without having to settle for whats offered at school.

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  • 2
  • Rosalie from Kaysville, UT
  • I am a current student here

    Sodexo provides the food here and it is really fatty and gets bland. Every thursday is special dinner night and the dinners are sometimes incredible, but health wise it is really bad for you.

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  • 3
  • Seattle, WA
  • I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I'm not sure about food on campus, but I do know that Hawaii's food can be pretty expensive if it comes from the mainland. So if you like your milk, you better get a job!

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  • 4
  • A freshmen from Hilo, HI
  • I am a current student here

    The food is of good quality. There is a dinning hall and a cafe on campus. The cafe is not apart of the meal plan, so you will have to pay with money but the food is very good.

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  • 2
  • Tiffany from Ridgefield, WA
  • I am a current student here

    Affordable, yes, does it cover quite everything? Well the 7-day plan I had I still needed a couple hundred more Flexpoints to have a meal called lunch. Sodexo food is great and I will probably buy the food when I'm running between classes, but I'm going to utilize the local grocery stores and my fridge this semester. The all-you-can-eat meals are great at the beginning of the week, but are consistent, and aren't always the best, especially as the week goes on.

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  • 3
  • John from Hilo, HI
  • I am a current student here

    The food is subpar at best. My work allows me to participate in the USDA Summer program, but for the most part I don't care for the food offered in the dining halls.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anuhea
  • I am a current student here

    There aren't any sororities or fraternities at this college.

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