University of Hawaii at Hilo Reviews

  • 11 Reviews
  • Hilo (HI)
  • Annual Tuition: $20,798
100% of 11 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 11 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Kehani Tejada
  • Reviewed: 9/27/2018
  • Degree: History
"The University of Hawaii at Hilo was a great place where I was able to find my passion as a historian. The faculty is amazing. They were all very helpful while I tried different avenues of educational fields and were supportive. The history department surpassed my expectations. They all have their own special fields and are able to entice students in a way that makes history fun and exciting. I truly believe that the History department prepared me for my Masters program!"
Adi Gjolla
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2017
  • Degree: Pharmacy
"Getting into Pharm D program is very difficult. However when you think about it, it is not just difficult to get in but it is more difficult to get good grades and graduate. The hours and hours f studying you have to commit it takes over your whole life. My take on this comes from a very hard working person having worked in the construction industry, restaurant industry, Retail Pharmacies, specialty pharmacies and Hospital Pharmacies. However all the hard work you put in will pay back with a rewarding career and bragging rights to be called a Doctor of Pharmacy."
Rebecca Delimont
  • Reviewed: 9/26/2016
  • Degree: Environmental Science
"University of Hawaii at Hilo is an awesome college. It's mainly a commuter school but we have good mix of in-state and out-of-state students. They have an excellent Environmental Science/Geography program. The degree specific classes are generally pretty small and you nice student to professor ratio. Many opportunities to get real-work experience through internships, clubs, volunteer work in Hawaii's Conservation area. It is unfortunately competitive, but if you get get the experience is priceless."
Kelli Ann Chun
  • Reviewed: 8/1/2016
  • Degree: Biology
"The teachers at University of Hawaii at Hilo in the Biology department are very helpful to making sure that their graduates leave knowing a well amount of Biology. The teachers are tough and fair, but they also help you out to make sure that you understand. They are always some where near working in labs or out in nature. Even though they are not always on campus, they are really good at responding to emails."
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: Computer Science
"It was difficult but completely worth it at the end. Being a college graduate is huge these days for the average person"
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2016
  • Degree: English
"UH Hilo is a wonderful for a variety of reasons; small classes, devoted professors and a very ethnically diverse group of students. However, this school is geared most towards the sciences (particularly Geology, Astronomy and Marine science) so if your interest is in the arts, it may be safer to look elsewhere."
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: English
"It is a great experience - diverse curriculum and student body. Warm friendly professors who really care about the topics."
Amy Markel
  • Reviewed: 8/9/2014
  • Degree: Biology
"The University of Hawaii at Hilo is a small campus, that gives it the ability to be very hands on with a small student to teacher radio. The Big Island of Hawaii is a wonderful natural laboratory, and classes are very hands on especially for marine science, biology, geology (volcanology), and astronomy. The University is also a hub for Hawaiian Language and Studies, unlike any other university in the system."
Kerith Edwards
  • Reviewed: 3/7/2013
  • Degree: Psychology
"Pros: the program is small, intimate, and well managed, and the students get a great deal of individual support. Cons: the cost of living is somewhat high in Hawaii."
Janell Penha
  • Reviewed: 3/2/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I really like how this program makes sure that the student are understanding the information being given to them and not just memorizing the information. In order for us to succeed as professionals we need to have an understanding of what we are doing. I am not to fond of the location mainly because it can be cold at times."
Karah Creekmore
  • Reviewed: 10/14/2012
  • Degree: Engineering
"Our UHH's new Engineering program is expected to start in Fall 2013. I have helped to support the acceptance of this new program because I have worked for an engineering firm and I would like to continuing pursuing relative studies and graduate from this program. It is designed to have students complete full internships locally before graduation and it focuses on the main stems of Engineering (electrical, agricultural & mechanical). I am really excited!"