Laie, HI
Brigham Young University-Hawaii


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Recent Reviews

Matthew
Describe the students at your school.

They are very active and involved in their classes and studies.

Describe the students at your school.

They are very active and involved in their classes and studies.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The University or college should be in a nice, safe area. I personally would not want to study in a busy or bad neighborhood or even send my children there. I would visit some of the campuses first before choosing the right school to get a feel for it and whether or not you can see yourself studying there. I wouldn't worry too much about the financial situation. Many universities offer reasonable financial aid and student loans. When you are actually studying at the school of choice, take the initiative to meet your professors and introduce yourself. Don't be afraid to ask questions. The worst question is the one you don't ask. Have fun and enjoy meeting new people. Whatever you do, don't be miserable and give up. The college life is a great learning experience and should be viewed positively. It also doesn't matter what career path you choose as long as it fits you and that it's something you will enjoy doing for the rest of your life. Remember to be considerate of others around you as they are in the same situation as you and that is to gain an education.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

That it is in a very beautiful area and very close to the beach and surrounded by mountains and palm trees.

Cassie
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

We all know the first two years of college are rarely taken as seriously as they should be, so finding a college that is going to give you the best bang for you buck could really help out and cut back on student loans. Although I would have liked to go to BYU-Hawaii for all 4 years, I think it was good that I went to another school that had just as good of a reputation, but was closer to home and the environment was more condusive to learning for an underclassmen. If your college includes a location that optimizes on social life and has a great amount of distractions, then maybe save that for the upperclass years when you will be more mature and ready to take on those temptations.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

People that are just looking to have a good time and not focused on school.

Alicia
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a college that not only meets your academic goals but also somewhere you know you will feel comfortable in. Being a...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Look for a college that not only meets your academic goals but also somewhere you know you will feel comfortable in. Being a person of a mixed ethnic background, I knew that I wanted to go to a college with cultural diversity and I feel that my choice has been one of the best decisions of my life because I learned so much from my college experiences. After finding the right school for you, don't be afraid to approach people and make new friends. Friends may come and go but some friendships can last a lifetime and it never hurts to meet more people and establish even more lasting friendships. Be confident, be yourself, and express yourself as you learn more about yourself and others. Keep a balance between work and play, study hard, keep an open mind, and become anxiously engaged in all of the new things you will learn. Sometimes it may seem tough, especially during midterms and finals but never give up because having a positive attitude and strong determination will help bring you to your fullest potential. Manage your time well for academics and socializing because both will contribute to your overall learning experience.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

It is so far away from town it is a bit inconvenient (besides the small grocery stores nearby).

What kind of person should attend this school?

Any devoted religious person might feel right at home, or even if they do not have a religion as long as they are able to follow a strict set of rules (we have an honor code dealing with one's honesty, appropriate dress, etc.). Anyone of any race or ethnic background can fit in because of the immense diversity here.

Alexa
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Get involved in as many social activities as possible to really enjoy it, but only in situations and with people you feel comfortable. This is the best way to branch out and meet new people and make friends.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known how remote and secluded this school was. I also wish I had been more involved in clubs and church activities. Both provide good opportunities for socialization, meeting new people, and providing expression of diversity. This school is the most culturally diverse institution in North America, and although many people (especially freshmen) can fall into the trap of sticking mainly with friends of the same culture, it is worth it to branch out and meet new people from all over the world.

Maverick
Describe the students at your school.

my class mates are all friendly, helpful, and from many different countries around the world.

Describe the students at your school.

my class mates are all friendly, helpful, and from many different countries around the world.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When looking into the school that you would want to attend, don't look at just the prestige of a school or the courses that they offer. You need to also consider the social aspects, cultural influences, and how this school can help you grow as a person and achieve the goals that you have. Upon entering school remember to put in the time and effort required to do well in your desired field while still making time to have fun with your friends in a good wholesome way. An education is just one of the many things that you will receive while attending your selected university. Don't be afraid to try new things, but never sacrifice your standards or values.

What's unique about your campus?

i love the cultural diversity at the school. it is definately the most diverse in the entire world. but everyone is still united and are friends. it is the best environment to study and learn and have good decent friends that wonts try to get you to do things that you dont want.

Dawlani
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You should choose a college that can offer what you want academically and socially. You should pick a college where both the...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You should choose a college that can offer what you want academically and socially. You should pick a college where both the parents would feel comfortable sending their child to and the student would feel comfortable being at. Pick a college that has the major you want, and that you think will give you the most opportunity academically and career wise. When you do go to college, make sure you are able to balance your social life well with your academic life. You need to have a good balance of each. Don't let your social life overshadow your academic life, but have a social life so that you won't go crazy with too much studying. Join clubs to meet knew people. Join study groups, and dont be afraid to ask questions or see a tutor if you need help, because you are paying for your education, so get your moneys worth.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that hates the Morman religion, or a person that hates the country.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

How diverse the campus is. There are people here from all over the world.

Emily
Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, happy learners.

Describe the students at your school.

Diverse, happy learners.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I suggest following your intuition. Paint a picture of who you really want to be and then do whatever it takes to get there. You will be around positive and negative forces and the only way you will really be happy with yourself is to be your best and let your soul lead you where it wants to go. While this may sound religious, hippie, or unrealistic, I can find no better direction for the individual in other sources of magistration. While I advocate decisiveness, I also recommend enjoying college as a child; to delight in curiosities around you and absorb the excitement of the world. Investigate as much as you can where you will be placing yourself for your education, and then don't be afraid to pursue things that appeal to you.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

There's not enough: organizations, people, opportunities

Brian
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is probably best known for the Polynesian Culture Center, the number one tourist attraction here in hawaii. It boa...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is probably best known for the Polynesian Culture Center, the number one tourist attraction here in hawaii. It boasts seven different cultures from the south pacific. About half of the students work there, I personally was a english-spanish tour guide for a year. It is a wonderful place. And then i would say for the cultural diversity of the school, people leave this school with very different perspectives and outlooks on life because of all their racially different friends they make.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell the student to look for a school that had their desired course of study. After they found all of them, to look in that group that was most like them. If they are an out doors type of person, make sure that there are lakes and rivers and mountains near by. I would also tell them that once they got there, to be very social because this is where they are going to find there life long friends. To the parents, I would tell them to help their child find the best college that suits them and to support them in anyway possible. To remember that they are very poor college students trying to make their way in this school, so its not so bad to send them a package of food and goodies once in a while, it will keep them going. And to both of them I would say, be prepared for the hardest, yet most satisfying part of your life.

What's unique about your campus?

It is the most racially diverse school in the USA, so it gives us the ability to learn so much about other cultures and to see there views on the world. It is so amazing to meet a new person everyday, one from New Zealand, the other from Kenya and then one who only lived about one hour away from your own house. That is what is so great about this school. And the beach being so close doesn't hurt either.

Roxanne
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You just need to follow your heart and do what you think is best for yourself and do not let people tell you anything differe...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

You just need to follow your heart and do what you think is best for yourself and do not let people tell you anything different. Choose a school that fits your needs academically, physically, emotionally and spritually. Do your research and find a school that you will be able to attend for four years and be happy for those four years while there. Choose a school that has great faculty in the field that you want to major in. Choose a school that you will be proud to be an alumni of. Don't put so much pressure on yourself to attend the best of the best college. It would be nice if we all could attend Harvard, but not all of us would be well-suited for Harvard, let alone happy at it. Name isn't everything when choosing a college. Choosing a school that you can achieve at and get good grades at is all that matters. As long as you can get a job in the "real world" after you get your degree, you will be fine. Just remember to pick a school for yourself that fits your personality and lifestyle.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who doesn't like to drink or do drugs. Someone who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Someone who likes small classroom sizes and getting to know their professors on a personal level.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

We need newer facilities, especially science labs. And we need better scheduling of classes. I've had lots of scheduling conflicts with classes I wanted to take. More off-campus housing would be nice too.

Amy
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The cultural diversity. 70% of the school's poplation are international students from various locations, but mainly from Asi...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The cultural diversity. 70% of the school's poplation are international students from various locations, but mainly from Asia and polynesia.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Always visit the school and have questions that are important you to you ready to ask. Dont settle.

What kind of person should attend this school?

A laid back beach bum that can get motivated from time to time to do work. And people who like to meet a lot of people from other countries.

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