The University of Hawaii at Hilo offers quality undergraduate education in a beautiful and diverse natural setting. Hilo (population 47,000) is located on the island of Hawai'i, commonly referred to as the "Big Island" because it is the largest in the Hawaiian chain. Tropical rainforests, beautiful waterfalls and palm-lined oceans can all be seen within the city limits of Hilo. Elsewhere on the island are grasslands with cattle ranches, secluded beaches, snowcapped peaks, coral reefs, deserts complete with cacti, and active volcanoes. Kilauea Volcano has been erupting almost continuously from 1983 to present, and Mauna Loa Volcano last erupted in 1984.
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