2017 Best Colleges in Hawaii

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    University of Hawaii at Manoa

    • Honolulu, HI
    • 2,003 reviews
    College Junior:I go to University of Hawaii at Manoa. The campus is beautiful and the people there are nicer than my high school. Sometimes my classes (lecture and small) gives us group activities. Instead of sitting there awkwardly alone while the rest of my classmates would choose their friends back in high school, I am able to easily join in on a group to finish the activity. Also, the food there is amazing, but really expensive at the same time. We have a wide range of foods from different races. My psychology professors are really nice and love it when people ask questions and say their input during class. They are always there to help us and definitely not what my high school teachers would say that they are.
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    Chaminade University of Honolulu

    • Honolulu, HI
    • 495 reviews
    College Sophomore:Everyone you meet has the aloha spirit no matter where they come from. It's a nice and small university where everybody gets along. The limit of students in classrooms help promote positive interaction between the instructor and students. The Residence Halls are a bit expensive including the meal plan. Fines seem to cost a lot too.
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    Recent Alumnus:I love the school. I love the BYUH has a high honor code. But the staff isn't the best and most responsible. If you get screwed over for some reason because of the staff don't be surprised. But still the school as a lot to offer. IT'S IN HAWAII. The people are awesome and the student life culture is great if you can handle obeying the rules.
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    University of Hawaii - West Oahu

    • Kapolei, HI
    • 263 reviews
    College Sophomore:Even though the major I am in isn't popular, I do learn a lot since the Professor is that teaches the subject is great. The workload is manageable and does challenge the student since it incorporates the material that was taught in class. What I like about the college is that there are resources everywhere and students will always be given the attention they needed if they ask for it.
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    Hawaii Pacific University

    • Honolulu, HI
    • 760 reviews
    College Junior:Throughout 2 years of my experience in Hawaii Pacific University, I was able to meet and engaged with a lot of students, and faculties which we share our own ideas, outlook, knowledge and stories. It is a diverged university yet very accommodating and friendly. The staffs and faculties are also helpful and concern for us. A lot of my professors in nursing school also advocates for us to meet our needs and obtain a better education by improving our system even more.
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    University of Hawaii at Hilo

    • Hilo, HI
    • 798 reviews
    College Freshman:I really enjoy attending this campus, but it lacks in class availability. I enjoy it being a small school, but the lack of classes makes it hard to reach my educational goals and work to pay tuition.
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