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UH Hilo is a great school for natural sciences, however other programs aren't too great. It is small--roughly 4,000 students--which makes it a close-knit community where you get to know your professors and classmates. There are various clubs to joins and events on campus, but overall it is fairly uneventful and laid back. Hilo itself is a sleepy town, and not ideal for big-city people.
Professors are very intelligent and caring for the most part but I have had quite a few professors who are impatient and condescending. Facilities are well maintained but student life is nonexistent.
My overall experience with University of Hawai'i at Hilo was enjoyable. I liked the set up of the dorm I lived in. The professors were nice and helpful when I had questions outside of class. My most major complaint was that I was not a fan of the dining hall food. I follow a vegan lifestyle and though they did offer a vegan choice at meal times, it was still frustrating to only have one thing to choose from. If I didn't like the vegan option there was no other choice. Paying that much money for a meal plan I couldn’t use half of the time was a real deal breaker.
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UH Hilo is a very underrated college and they provide everything a student would need to be successful in college. The only downside is small quirks such as AC being broken and terrible meal plan requirements.
Application process was super easy, financial aid office was very helpful, Great campus, Amazing diversity.
A great place for studying, no nightlife, and it's hard doing anything unless you have a car or are willing to cough up money for ubers. Currently housed in Hale Kehau which is decent, but has no A/C and is a little outdated. Speaking of A/C, it goes out in the school buildings at least twice a month. I recently changed my major to psychology, but I haven't taken any classes for it yet at Hilo. The marine science class is perfect for hands-on, in-depth students who want a high chance of getting into the career right after college. There are many opportunities to interact with the community. The classes are small, my largest class maybe 100. So far, the only class I dislike is chemistry and that's mostly due to the teacher not knowing how the new program works. This could just be a fluke though, considering I adore the rest of my teachers.
I, Elijah Stutes, give it an average, because the college could be ran more efficiently and maintained a whole better.
I like UH Hilo’s diversity of students, extracurricular activities and clubs, and events students can go to. I like how teachers are very helpful and the abundance of resources to help for class, get food, and find one to de stress. The gym has a variety of equipment and classes to help as well and the dorms are nice.
Some facilities are lacking in comparison to mainland ones. The library should be open later for students, especially during finals week. Overall though, a great school, especially for biological science, marine science, and geology majors.
I absolutely love University of Hawaii at Hilo. The professors are excellent and care about their students deeply. My best advice for those that are thinking about coming here is that if you thrive in a chill and relaxed environment, then this is a great place for you! The campus is dead most of the times, so if you are looking for a party school do not come here. Overall I think the university is great for on campus activities, the knowledgable professors and the small classroom sizes.
The academics are just as good as any other University. The acceptance rate is extremely high & so is the diversity. From my experience, unless you choose to live on campus or play sports, your chance at a good social life plummets to almost nothing.
I have just recently completed my first academic year at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. I loved all of my classes and professors, but the one thing it would be nice to see change is the "party scene". It feels as though there are not any opportunities to meet other students around campus, although I will say that the university's student council does seem to work hard to organize events.
This place is a real treat. It has the basics, and then some! They have a good tutoring center, enlightening programs, and dedicated faculty.As a bonus, the possess a great gym and swimming pool area available to all attending students for free. I am proud to call this campus my alma mater.
It’s a really great school academically but the student life on campus needs to improve. There’s not much to do on campus and around campus.
Hilo is that perfect mix of education and the Hawaii experience rolled into one. The environment is very welcoming and laid back. However, return on your investment depends on your future plans. Great place for nursing, marine biology, and Hawaiian Studies majors.
What I like about UH Hilo is that it’s near to my home and the professors are helpful, passionate, and personable.
I really enjoy the people here and the overall atmosphere. There is lots of diversity and the student to teacher ratio is low. You don't feel like you're just a number here and the teachers actually know you.
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So far University of Hawaii at Hilo has been nothing than a second home and family to me. The transition from high school to college wasn't as bad because of the countless support given from the professors, counselors and how friendly everyone is. I haven't been happier with University of Hawaii at Hilo and the diversity of the students is tremendously amazing, here at University of Hawaii at hilo there is a variety of ethnicities and students from all over. The class sizes are perfect because you get that one on one with your professor and they really care about your success as a student and in your future. I really would recommend Hilo for any high school student who is still scared to go to a big university. University of Hawaii at Hilo became my second home and I couldn't be any happier to get my education close to home but still an island away.
The thing I want to see changed at the University of Hawaii at Hilo is more activities. I think there should be more activities for the student body to do. Many college students here are either doing homework or just chilling with friends. I think that there should be activities for the students so that they can get to know other people and have fun.
University of Hawaii at Hilo is a small campus compares to schools in the mainland, but that can be helpful in many ways. You meet new people and can have a name to name basis with your professor. Professors care how well you do and there is many types of ways to get help if you need
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