The flagship campus of the university of hawai'i The flagship campus of the university of hawai'i

Why study at U.H.?

  1. The university owns the Lyon tropical arboretum and the Waikiki Aquarium.
  2. UH is known for its pioneering research in such fields as oceanography, astronomy, Pacific Islands and Asian area studies.
  3. The men’s sports teams are known as Rainbow Warriors, and women’s teams are called Rainbow Wahine. They perform well in basketball, volleyball, baseball and football.


Quick Facts:

Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA

City Population: 337,000

University Population: 20,000

Climate: Honolulu experiences a tropical savanna climate with a mostly dry summer season with average high temperatures of 80–90 °F (27–32 °C)

Nearest Airport: Honolulu International Airport



The University of Hawai'i at Manoa is a public co-educational research university and is the flagship campus of the greater University of Hawai'i system. The school is located in Manoa, an urban neighborhood community of Honolulu, approximately three miles east and inland from downtown Honolulu and one mile (1.6 km) from Ala Moana and Waikiki.

The University of Hawai'i at Manoa was founded in 1907 as a college of agriculture and mechanical arts. Today the university consists of the four Colleges of Arts and Sciences: Arts and Humanities, Languages Literatures and Linguistics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.

UH Manoa student life offers exciting opportunities to establish lifelong friendships and memories you'll never forget. The campus has hundreds of extracurricular recreational, cultural, and learning opportunities, and offers 200-plus student clubs and organisations.



Find out more:

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