Reviews for University of Hawaii, Hilo
This is my first semester at UHH - so far it's been amazing. This is the first time that I've been away from my parents, family, friends & basically my homeland. When I first researched colleges, first thing that i looked for is the distance. I wanted to attend a good institution closer to home. The second thing that i looked at is the tuition. I am not from a well-off family so I wanted to enroll in a great institution with 'okay' tuition. What stood out to me the most of UHH is the atmosphere . Their university website provided so much insight. I was iles away and it was like i was there and i loved the environment. this is my first semester, by far... i still haven't gotten to know all the professors but i'm sure they are all pretty great people. I am currently pursuing a Bachelors in Administration of Justice . Secrets of getting around campus? I'm still trying to learn how to get myself around campus. Making new friends is the number one thing that`ll help you be more comfortable and fit into campus.
I'm taking a credit load of 12 this semester --- this is my first semester. Professors are amazing. They are always well prepared and are great critical thinkers. They know how to provide students extra help if they ever need it. I like the classroom size. Its not too big and not too small. Its for a total of about 30 students- provides one-on-one attention between students and professors. Advisors are great and help students immensely with whatever question they have. Professors give a lot of reading assignments. However, that will help a lot of students in preparing for future.
Social Atmosphere by far is amazing, as well. There are numerous amount of clubs. I am member of the Marshallese Iakwe Club- it is for Marshallese students attending UHH. The campus has a lot of shady student 'hang-out' spots great for studying, reading, relaxing, chilling, etc. There are alot of games happening almost every weekend --- soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf... There is a gym for basketball and volleyball, and a tennis court. There is also a fitness center and an olympic size pool. The atmosphere is just amazing. Alot of things to do on the weekends . Every week there are student activites, games, and clubs to go to.
The UHH campus has a lot of events and activities for students and spends hundreds of thousands on them. There is a Life Center that houses a full size pool, weight room, machines, and full locker room--all free to students. UHH may be the most diverse campus demographically and interacting with so many different cultures and generations is an education in itself. The grounds are beautiful and so are the views of Hilo Harbor from the hillside campus. All the classrooms are electronically wired, and the chairs in the classrooms are upscale swivel office chairs. We are regularly improving classes and bringing new programs, which makes campus life very interesting. We also have a video conference system that allows for students on both sides of the Big Island to take live classes from UH Manoa, the lead campus in the university system. The Hawaii Community College just down the street provides younger students with classes to prepare them for UHH and also to supplement their class options. We may be the only campus in America to have a student mediation center to resolve any student disputes and to teach the language of peace and leadership communication skills--all free! I have lived many places, and this world-class university in my own backyard is perhaps the best thing of all for me. I plan to stay through my masters and to teach there eventually.
Class size is between 20-30 unless it is a lecture hall. Professors are accessible and for the most part very friendly and helpful. The workload varies with the class, from light to very heavy. I wish we had more programs to choose from without having to leave the island. If students show respect, almost any request is considered and fulfilled if possible. The campus is always being improved and right now two new buildings, the bookstore and student services, are in the last stages of construction. We can even park on the street alongside the school for free all day long. We have lots of tutors and an entire disability program that is closely monitored so all students get the most opportunity to learn and to be a part of campus life.
The best thing about UHH is that it is in Hawaii, a real paradise. Learning about Pacific cultures and being immersed in the aloha culture brings a unique quality of respect and care that I have not seen anywhere else I've lived. I am not afraid to walk around at night on campus or near my home and all residents honor the elderly in a way that I also have not seen anywhere else. There are problems, like anywhere else, but having these pluses makes it all valuable and worthwhile.
Hilo's beautiful rainforest is a relaxing, lush atmosphere for students at UHH. It located a few miles inland on an island with 21 of the 22 different climates around the world and infused with the Hawaiian Aloha spirit. I attend school with people from all around the world, from nearby Oceania all the way to Europe and Asia. The richness in diversity makes it exciting to meet new people and learn about other cultures. Coming from Los Angeles area, it has been such a great relief to be in a slower-paced setting. Compared to a city where timing is everything, Hilo is the opposite. I feel there is less stress concerning school because of the relaxing atmosphere. In addition to location, the school has some amazing activities and opportunities for students, ncluding cost free outdoor adventure trips every weekend, student art shows, free food, movie nights, performances and farmers market on campus, I couldn't ask for a better place to go to school.
My classes are nicely sized, and it is cozy and intimate for that reason. The school has an amazing arts and sciences program. The art program is smaller but I know all of my professors personally and recieve a lot of help and attention when I need it. The professors are usually understanding and communicate well. Overall the classes, professors and everything in between has been great.
The social atmosphere is very active at UHH. There are many diverse and interactive clubs and organizations to join. There is just about any kind of club you can think of. The student life activities council involved in keeping things interesting on campus. I have become accustomed to seeing flyers for a dance, movie, trip or activity planned for every week. The weekends are usually reserved for the Outdoor Adventures Club with trips like paddleboarding to coconut island, hiking in Pololu valley, or laying back at Hapuna beach. The student life center (our gym) is a beautiful facility and is free to all students. This includes exercise machines, climbing wall, variety of classes, a beach volleyball court and an olympic-sized pool. It is apparent that the health of students is a priority and I thank UHH for this! I love my school :)
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