Oʻahu is the third largest Hawaiian island. Often called “The Gathering Place,” it is home to a majority of the state’s population, and features more racial diversity than the U.S. as a whole. Close to a quarter of the population is multiracial (comprised of two or more ethnic groups). This diversity is also reflected in the UH Mānoa student population.
Out-of-state (U.S. national)
Countries and regions represented
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander**
American Indian or Alaskan Native
*9.1% Filipino, 6.3% Japanese, 9.2% Mixed Asian, 4.4% Chinese, 1.9% Korean, 2.3% Other Ethnicities
**17.2% Native Hawaiian or Part Hawaiian, 1.1% Other Pacific Islander