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The University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, which provides access to 3.4 million volumes, 50,000 journals, and thousands of digitized documents, is one of the largest academic research libraries in the United States, ranking 86th in parent institution investment among 113 North American members of the Association of Research Libraries.[17]


"University rankings
"ARWU[18] 62-71
"Forbes[19] 362
"U.S. News & World Report[20] 169
"Washington Monthly[21] 258
"ARWU[22] 151–200
"QS[23] 343
"Times[24] 201-250
"U.S. News & World Report[25] 328

The National Science Foundation ranked UH Manoa 45th among 395 public universities for Research and Development (R&D) expenditures in fiscal year 2014.[10]

For 2017, UH Mānoa was ranked tied for 169th among national universities and tied for 89th among public universities in the U.S. by "U.S. News & World Report.[26] In graduate school rankings for 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Medicine tied for 19th in the country for primary care, the College of Education 76th, the Law School tied for 82nd, the School of Nursing tied for 83rd, the College of Engineering tied for 140th, with the Shidler College of Business' part-time MBA program ranked 140th in the nation.[26]

Distance learning[edit]

The university offers over 50 "distance learning courses, using technology to replace either all or a portion of class instruction. Students interact with their instructors and peers from different locations to further develop their education.[27]

Student life[edit]

Student organizations[edit]




Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine
University of Hawaiʻi's Athletic Logo.
The off-campus "Aloha Stadium, situated near "Pearl Harbor in "Honolulu has been the home of Rainbow Warrior Football since 1975.
Les Murakami Baseball Field

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa competes in NCAA Division I, the only Hawaii school to do so. It competes in the "Mountain West Conference for football only and the "Big West Conference for most other sports.[29] UH competes in the "Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in men’s volleyball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and indoor track and field while the coed and women’s sailing teams are members of the "Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference.

Men’s teams are known as Rainbow Warriors, and women’s teams are called Rainbow Wahine. They are most notable for men's and women's "basketball, "volleyball, "baseball and "football programs. The University won the 2004 "Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championships. The women's volleyball program won NCAA championships in 1982, 1983 and 1987. The men's volleyball won an NCAA championship in 2002, but it was later vacated due to violations.

The principal sports venues are "Aloha Stadium, "Stan Sheriff Center, "Les Murakami Stadium, Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, and the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex.

The university's athletic budget in FY 2008–2009 is $29.6 million.[30]


From 1986 to 2001, the President of the "University of Hawaiʻi system also served as the Mānoa campus's chancellor. In 2001, the position of Chancellor was recreated by then-UH president "Evan Dobelle over "conflict of interest concerns.

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

List of University of Hawaii alumni and "List of University of Hawaii faculty

Notable alumni of the University of Hawaii at Manoa include oceanographer "Bob Ballard (M.S. 1966), businessman "Richard Parsons (B.A. 1968), congressman "Mark Takai (B.A. 1989, M.P.H. 1991), and several U.S. Senators, including "Daniel Akaka (B.A. 1952, M.Ed. 1966), "Mazie Hirono (B.A. 1970), "Tammy Duckworth (B.A. 1990), and "Daniel Inouye (B.A. 1950). Additionally, both parents of the 44th U.S. president "Barack Obama graduated from the university.


In 2016 the UH Manoa Faculty Senate approved a resolution of no confidence in the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Reed Dasenbrock.[31][32]

In 2010, the university received criticism over its data policies after several high-profile "data breaches.[33] In 1999, there was controversy within the Mānoa campus dealing with the accreditation of the School of Public Health.[34]

Art on campus[edit]

Campus art includes:

These artworks are off the main campus:

Other points of interest[edit]


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  4. ^ "University of Hawai'i at Manoa Catalog". University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. June 14, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015. 
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  8. ^ a b "UH Manoa: About UH Manoa: Facts & Statistics: Research". Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "UH Manoa: About UH Manoa: Facts & Statistics: Research Awards". Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Table 33. Higher education R&D expenditures at public institutions, ranked by all R&D expenditures, by source of funds: FY 2014". National Science Foundation. Retrieved November 24, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "2013 Annual Report Extramural Awards & Expenditures" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  12. ^ "Carnegie Foundation, UH Manoa". Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  13. ^ "Association of Pacific Rim Universities - Member Universities". Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  14. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-04. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  16. ^ "The Gift". 2006-09-06. Retrieved 2010-07-27. 
  17. ^ "closed access publication – behind paywall "ARL Statistics 2007–2008". Retrieved 2013-01-25.  (subscription required)
  18. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016: USA". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  19. ^ "America's Top Colleges". Forbes. July 5, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Best Colleges 2017: National Universities Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. September 12, 2016. 
  21. ^ "2016 Rankings - National Universities". Washington Monthly. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  23. ^ "QS World University Rankings® 2016/17". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2016. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  24. ^ "World University Rankings 2016-17". THE Education Ltd. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Best Global Universities Rankings: 2017". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  26. ^ a b "U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved November 18, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Distance Learning at the University of Hawai'i". University of Hawai'i. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  28. ^ "CTAHR - SOFT - Student Organic Farm Training". Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  29. ^ Katz, Andy (December 10, 2010). "Hawaii joins MWC, Big West for 2012". Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  30. ^ [1]["dead link]
  31. ^ "Manoa Faculty Senate | Minutes & Agendas | 2012-13". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  32. ^ Kerr, Keoki. "UH Faculty Senate passes no confidence vote against executive accused of bullying, racism". Retrieved 2016-08-17. 
  33. ^ "CRN Security News". CRN. Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  34. ^ "Honolulu Star-Bulletin Local News". Retrieved 29 May 2015. 

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