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Freshman Class is Largest in UH Mānoa’s History

March 25, 2019, 7:43 AM HST
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The number of undergraduate applications to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa this year skyrocketed to a new record. The UH Mānoa Office of Admissions reports it received nearly 19,000 undergraduate applications, a 33% jump over last year’s record number.

UH Mānoa received nearly 16,000 first-year applications for admission to the 2019 fall semester, a 66% increase over last year’s record number of freshman applications. This represents the largest freshman class in the university’s 111-year history.

“Our work is far from over, the increase in applications shows that the word is out about UH Mānoa being one of the world’s great research institutes for higher education, making it an attractive option for students on a local, national and international level,” said Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Director of Admissions Roxie Shabazz in a University press release announcement.

UH Mānoa is consistently ranked in the top 5% among national and international universities and is almost $3,000 below the national average for instate tuition for a public university.

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