The University of Hawaii at Hilo
, UHH, or UH Hilo is one of the ten branches of the University of Hawaii system anchored by the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in Honolulu
, Hawaii, United States
. The University of Hawaii at Hilo is a public and co-educational university with the main campus located at 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, the county seat for Hawaii County
The University is composed of six colleges, and has received recognition for numerous academic programs including the marine biology, volcanology, astronomy, Hawaiian language, pharmacy,agriculture, computer science, and nursing programs.Ka Haka Ula O Keelikōlani, College of Hawaiian Language is the only school in the United States to offer graduate degrees for study in an indigenous language.
The University is located in the town of Hilo, on the east side of Hawaiʻi Island, about 200 nautical miles (400 km) from Honolulu. The town of Hilo offers a diverse, low-density population of about 45,000. Within ten minutes of the main campus are shopping malls, theaters, and restaurants, as well as a major harbor and the Hilo International Airport
.A temporary modular compound of three buildings with one lecture auditorium, laboratories, and offices have allowed the CoP to have a presence on the main UH Hilo campus since 2009.