University of Hawaii at Manoa Reviews

  • 23 Reviews
  • Honolulu (HI)
  • Annual Tuition: $34,002
78% of 23 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 23 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

SANJU
  • Reviewed: 3/14/2017
  • Degree: Higher Education
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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"
Cris Goldman
  • Reviewed: 2/13/2017
  • Degree:
  • Graduation Year: 2008
"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."
Raechellenicole Kern
  • Reviewed: 12/8/2016
  • Degree: Biology
  • Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
Root808
  • Reviewed: 8/25/2016
  • Degree: Psychology
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"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)."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/31/2016
  • Degree: Art & Design
  • Graduation Year: 2015
"A friendly atmosphere with students of various ethnic and national backgrounds. An excellent school for those interested in Pacific Island Studies, or Pacific languages."
Sashk
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2015
  • Degree: Library Science
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"The university's budgeting is a farce. If you even considered the UH system you have probably seen "wonder blunder" or issues with June jones, gib arnold, or norm chow. As a whole, I wish I could be proud of my university, but I attended because it was what I personally could afford. If I went away I would still be paying offffgggghyrhj my undergraduate loans. Also, they make it extremely difficult to graduate with ano undergraduate degree in 4 years because of scheduling of prerequisites. My graduate program was amazing though. The teachers, program, and peers make me proud to have gone into LIS at UH."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Library Technology
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"A wonderful experience because of caring professors."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 10/26/2015
  • Degree: English
  • Graduation Year: 2010
"Take the Hawaiian Literature courses! If you are an English major, invest in some courses that focus on programming and coding."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 8/19/2015
  • Degree: Finance
  • Graduation Year: 2012
"Great school if you can handle non-English speaking profs . Unique experience based on Asia pacific business culture . I highly recommend Shidler."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2015
  • Degree: Performing Arts
  • Graduation Year: 2007
"Making connections, keeping your choices open (working hard in every class, regardless of whether you like it), and seeing learning as a continuum (something you should constantly be striving for) are the most important things. (Afterall, if you're not going forward, you're going backwards.) Specializing is for insects. My university offered me broad perspectives and trained me in many different theatrical disciplines. Learning lighting, design, costumes and publicity were helpful--even when concentrating in writing, acting and directing. UHM is especially known for its Asian Theatre program and theatre history."