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University of Hawaii at Manoa

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University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu Hawaii

The University of Hawaii at Manoa was established in 1907. It was started as a land grant for the college of agriculture and mechanical arts. In 1912 it was renamed College of Hawaii and moved to its present location. In 1918 the territorial legislature was petitioned for university status, and in 1920 the name was changed again to University of Hawaii. The same year the college of Arts and Sciences was founded. Then in 1931 the Territorial and Normal school was absorbed into the university and became the College of Education.

The campus at Manoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawaii education system. The campus at Manoa sits on 320 acres in the affluent Manoa area just outside of Honolulu, and withing a mile of Ala Moana and Waikiki. The Manoa Campus's primary facet is the four colleges of Arts and Sciences: Arts and Humanities, Languages Literature and Linguistics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The college of agriculture and mechanical arts is currently the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, and is one of only a few agricultural colleges in the country that focuses on tropical resources. UH Manoa campus is also home to two of the most prominent professional in the state. The William S. Richardson school of Law, and the John S. Burns school of Medicine are the only law and medical schools in the state.

The UH Manoa campus has 19 schools and colleges, which include the School of Architecture, School of Earth Science and Technology, College of Arts and Humanities, the Shidler College of Business, the College of Education, and the College of Engineering. Together the schools of the University of Hawaii offer bachelor degrees in 93 fields, master degrees in 84 fields, doctorates in 51 fields, first professional degrees in 5 fields, post baccalaureate degrees in 3 fields, 28 undergraduate certification and 29 graduate certifications.