University of Hawaii at Manoa Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (19)
The Art Department is AMAZING and the Instructors are talented teachers and artists. I am a better artist because of my time at UH and when you study art, you learn to view the world in a different and unique way. Due to the lack of funding the academics suffer. I had some excellent teachers and some not so excellent teachers along the way. I was able to take really amazing classes including Freaks & Monsters, Performance Art, Sci-fi Literature, and Japanese Film to name a few. It is difficult (but not impossible) to graduate in 4 years, I graduated in 5 1/1 years with my BFA. It is a beautiful open campus and I met some of my best life long friends at UH.
Studying at the University of Hawaii became the highlight of my twenties. This tropical island made going to class enjoyable! Studying at UH Manoa gave me the foundation I needed in my focused Communicology degree, but it also gave me hands-on experience and interaction with the Hawaiian Culture and their people! As a student, you learn about the Hawaiian islands and the history behind Hawaii! The professors are laid back and were easy to communicate with. I could wear comfortable clothing because of the Hawaiian weather and I was fortunate to live on campus, walking distance to my classes! The Aloha spirit made coming to class enjoyable and leaving Hawaii I knew that I could always have a place to call home and Ohana (family)!
The library is extremely dated, and the most updated facility is the Gym. Also at the library, they have a lot of older people wandering around looking at what you are doing on the computer, and it's bothersome when I am trying to study. I would study in my dorm; however, it's too freaking hot, because the only dorm with air conditioning is Frear and that fills up first. Students will make fun of you or laugh if you are smart, because they are so stupid, and they are not even the cool kids either. The stupid nerds will laugh at you for paying attention in class or studying hard in the library, and believe me I was popular in High School. The library is a public library and is small. Plus most students living on campus don't have air conditioning in their rooms, so they try to go there. Students here are the laziest students I've ever seen in my life. I transferred from Orange Coast College (community) I saw 100 times more dedication from the students. The food is terrible and gives me diarrhea every time I eat there. The professors suck they go too fast through slides. The laid back culture on this campus leads to students officially not getting anything done, and just slacking off. The staff is not catering at all to the students. The campus is broken down everywhere, and old. Everything closes early on campus, and there is barely any clubs or frats. The students on this campus act like its highs school still and immature like kids. I personally don't think they are going anywhere in life. LOL. I'm about to transfer out to maybe Univerisity of Alabama or Georgia for a better college environment. Some students act rich, but they are just here because of the WUE. LOL. This is like a crappy community college, with fake/plastic/artificial classmates, that pretend to be cool and lie to fit in. There is one Starbucks on campus, and the line wraps around outside in the morning catering to all the campus and takes 20 minutes plus to get a drink; therefore I switched to drinking monster. The campus is dead on the weekends, and all the shops/restaurants are closed. Everything around town/to get things ordered is super expensive.LOL. The frats are a joke. I'm transferring ASAP!!! Nobody here takes their education seriously. Loser people. Anyways good luck!
The University of Hawaii at Manoa is a melting pot of cultures, people, and food. People from all over the world choose to study at Manoa because of the diversity, the beautiful campus, and the uniqueness of Hawaii. Everyone on the campus is friendly and is willing to help out anyone in needs. On the first day of school, you see students helping each other out find places to eat, where to go, or making new friends.
University of Hawaii's engineering program gave me a good insight to the different opportunities within engineering itself. The junior and senior levels courses definitely have me the bigger drive and motivation to complete the program. The courses were kept consistent on what was being taught, however the diverser technical electives could've been a nicer thing to have. At the time we were limited on instructors to the ratio of engineering students.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa is a strong Research I institution located in arguably the best place to attend university in the United States. UH Manoa appeals to many from the mainland United States and is the top university for in-state residents to attend. As an in-state resident, my experience with UH Manoa is skewed more differently than a student arriving from the mainland to paradise. Nonetheless, my experience at university were positive and I was able to take advantage of a out-of-state internship and study abroad program in my 4 years. My college had several internship opportunities available but they were a little hard to find out about. Our study abroad office is extremely helpful and encouraging. All of my classes were satisfactory or above my expectations. It is crucial to focus on the schoolwork because it is so easy to get distracted by all of the activities you can do in Hawaii. There are several courses that try to incorporate our unique climate into the curriculum- ranging from Agriculture courses, Botany, Geography, Marine Sciences, and may more. UH Manoa also has a lively sports culture which adds to the overall spirit of the school. Overall, UH Manoa is an excellent choice in university if you are looking to attend an academically driven institution and create a (school)work-life balance that leads to success.
It was nice experience . So much supportive environments . Lot of diversity and inclusiveness It was a heavenly place since it is in island .Diverse people from USA & ASIA and islanders , So much of fun and experiencing the cultural diversity and values
I loved the Education program at the University of Hawaii. I loved my teachers, and my classes, and met wonderful people as my class-mates. I learned so much, and also got to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Oahu. I would highly recommend the University of Hawaii for those pursuing a degree in education.
The location is amazing, of course. A large, open campus with lofty ceilings and slatted windows. Studying in the library is awful in the summer, easy in the winter due to lack of temperature regulation. I could walk around the campus with no shoes and only cross a street once from my dorms to the halls. The beach is a 15 bus ride, or a 45 min walk away, in busy Waikiki. However... parking? forget about it. There are maybe two streets open with about 100 spots, and for a commuter school, that is nothing. Otherwise there is a parking structure on a far side of campus next to the athletic complex, a good 25 min walk to classes. At night, the blue light telephones shine brightly, but there are all out of service. As just as I could walk around freely, so do loads of other people, at all times of the day. Students, strangers, the homeless. The campus isn't pretty, but they have some large elderly trees that may interest some people. The instruction was weak. As a STEM student, I took many classes where the teacher either outright bored of teaching, and would drone through lectures - with no questions - all on a power point lecture. The English department was a joke, with huffy professors long past their prime of writing, trying desperately to get students to be impressed with their publications from 20 years ago. You will enjoy the campus life, nearby social scenes and ease of entertainment all confined in downtown Honolulu, but be warned, this education is mostly self-taught.
The University of Hawaii is a school different from any school in the US. There is a tremendous amount of diversity, which makes learning about other people and cultures integral to the experience. The campus and weather are spectacularly beautiful. Although some of the building are run down. The university has an excellent disabilities service (Kokua), for everything from dyslexia to PTSD to blindness. I would not have been able to graduate without their help. Overall I had a very good experience and graduated with honors (magna cum laude).