The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are four-years, public schools.
  • UHM has more expensive tuition & fees ($34,218) than Cal Poly ($28,105).
  • It is harder to admit to Cal Poly than UHM.
  • Cal Poly has more students with 22,440 students while UHM has 18,025 students.
  • UHM has more full-time faculties with 1,131 faculties while Cal Poly has 881 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
Cal PolyUHM
Cal Polyvs.UHM
San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaLocationHonolulu, Hawaii
four-years, publicSchool Typefour-years, public
Master's degreeHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice
Master's College and University (larger programs)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (very high research activity)
In-State$10,195
Out-Of-State$28,105
Tuition & Fees
In-State$12,186
Out-Of-State$34,218
53% ($6,996)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)58% ($7,675)
$6,996Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,675
34.61 %Acceptance Rates83.15 %
31.24 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)27.84 %
-SAT Score1,185
-ACT Score24
83 %Graduation Rate62 %
2 %Transfer-out Rate-
94 %Retention Rate80 %
22,440Student Population18,025
881Number of Faculties1,131
21 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio13 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Teacher Certification
Remedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycareOn Campus Student ServicesAcademic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services, On-campus daycare

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