Hilo, HI
University of Hawaii at Hilo


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

I have just started my jerny but i hope to one day be a great chef and have my own bakery shop.The technics that i am learnin...

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

I have just started my jerny but i hope to one day be a great chef and have my own bakery shop.The technics that i am learning will help me to become what i want to be. The faculty will teach me how to use the utinsals. I would have never been were i am today if it wasnt for the college that i am attending.

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

For the past four years that I have attended University of Hawaii at Hilo, the greatest benefit that I had and the reason tha...

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

For the past four years that I have attended University of Hawaii at Hilo, the greatest benefit that I had and the reason that this campus is the best destination for many undergraduate students is its availability to the students. For instance, I have the opportunity to meet with the professors instantly, and taking advantage of the resources that are offered in this campus--something that is really hard to attain in bigger campus due to great students enrollment and competitions for available resources. In addition, University of Hawaii at Hilo is located in a better destination suit for undergraduate students aspiring for greater acadamic success: Hilo town is small and less developed; therefore, there is few distractions that students recieve as opposed to student enrolling at bigger campus in city areas. Lastly, one of the biggest experience that I have in this campus is the experience of understanding different cultures from students coming from multi-diverse backgrounds. As a result, University of Hawaii at Hilo provides a better place for many undergraduate students, and it is up to the student to take advantage of the programs it offers, as well as the exotic adventures of Hawaii's Island.

What kind of person should attend this school?

University of Hawaii at Hilo catered multi-diverse courses for many students that came from different cultural backgrounds; therefore a student that is planning to attend this campus should expect to meet with multi-diverse students as well as the courses being offered.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Nothing is frustrating about the University of Hawaii at Hilo campus, the only problem about this campus is its location. It is located in one of Hawaii's most rainiest towns . Moreover, this campus is different compared to its bigger branch that is located in Honolulu, Hawaii (University of Manoa). University of Hawaii at Hilo is a smaller branch and is located in a less developed town unlike University of Manoa. Therefore, if a student is aspiring to attend a bigger campus in a city life environment; then University of Hawaii at Hilo is not the best place to go.

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

The University of Hawaii Hilo has a variety of students attending. There are people from all walks of life. The school is bi...

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

The University of Hawaii Hilo has a variety of students attending. There are people from all walks of life. The school is big but also small enough so that you are able to speak to your instructor and they are able to speak to you and know you by name. The workout gym is fantastic with a swimming pool and the workout area facing the swimming pool. It's a culturally diverse campus and it's amazing what kinds of people you are able to meet here. It's awesome I love it.

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

I've been granted the opportunity to meet people from areas of life that I'd never thought I'd meet. I'm a small island girl and the people I meet are generally with the same ethnic background as me. Being able to learn about different cultural backgrounds from people who are from China, Japan, Hungary, and even Sweden is a big surprise to me. I've been able to form relationships with people who come from a different walk in life and I know a little bit about what is accepted and what is not accepted in a certain culture. I am also able to share my culture with others and it's amazing to see that there was such ignorance with one towards the other and I'm blessed to be provided with the opportunity to set things straight. I love this school.

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

The worst thing about it??? Hmmm not enough parking spaces?? hahahahaha.... There isn't enough parking space because of the many students that are attending. If you want a really good parking space you'd have to get to the school early. But if you take evening classes then you don't have anything to worry about, because most students are done with classes around twelve to one, so you'll have a parking space. But if you start earlier than that, then you'd better hurry to get a parking space.

Mable
Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are always interacting with their proffesor so that they can stay on the right track of learning.

Describe the students at your school.

My classmates are always interacting with their proffesor so that they can stay on the right track of learning.

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

I have learned so much on my college experience here at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. I admit that at times I did struggle but I picked myself up and focus on the bright side of things that this school can offer me. When I failed I know who to turn to for help. It wasn't easy being here at first, being a minority wasn't easy, but as time flies, I've attained to keep my heads up and do the best I can do in everything that I do. And for that I can honestly say that my college experience here at UHH has been tremendously a very good one!

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

University of Hawaii at Hilo (UHH) is a very diverse place that welcomes everyone despite their differences. It is a good place to attend and learn from its mutlti-cultural that the faculties provide as well as students who come from around the world to attend UHH. The faculties here at UHH are willing to take into their hands the well-being of their students and they care how each students succeed in their studies. In recommending any school in the U.S. I would for a fact recommend this school because students call learn alot from here.

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

You just become a much better person! The values of life college has taught me! The people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, a...

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

You just become a much better person! The values of life college has taught me! The people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and from different countries I became friends with is something I could never forget. Going to college and continuing your/my education can only better ourselves! And that's what life is about! Continuosly learning and becoming better people! Now that I've graduated with my BBA & am now a single mom with a 5 year old son who attends kindergarten, I would like to go back to school again to be a good role model for my son and show him how important education is! I would like to provide a better life in all aspects of life for my son and I. So I am now seeking a Doctorate in Pharmacy.

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

For me I would have to say the location. Although Hilo was a larger city so there was the mall and government was located on that side of the island, I would have preferred the University of Hawaii to be located in Kona. The weather is nicer, the water is nicer for marine biology life and the atmosphere in general was much nicer. Other than that, I loved the school

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Again, for me it was just the location. I personally don't like Hilo as much as the other side of the island, and due to that, I commuted everyday to complete my degree, rather than living on campus in Hilo! But that was just my preference...

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

Your number one priority should be happiness, then health, next comes thinking about the future. Without enough sleep or taki...

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

Your number one priority should be happiness, then health, next comes thinking about the future. Without enough sleep or taking care of yourself we both know your work suffers. It is true, being an excellent student has always been of high priority for you, but in the years to follow, you will learn to do your best work after you have learned to take care of your emotional and physical health. We live in a world that puts high expectations on everyone, everyone is put to the test and as we globalize and populate more and more, you might feel the need to ?keep up? in such a competitive world. You will grow to see clearly how the most important things in your life cannot be measured or reproduced accurately on a resume. The most important parts of your life will be the interactions and learning experiences you have with others, and the moments in which you are fully present. Never limit the expanses of your imagination when it comes to planning for the future, and always take each moment in stride, because each moment is not preparing you for the life you will have, it is your life now.

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

If I could go back in time and tell myself anything before my freshman year at college, it may have been to simply ?relax?. One thing I remember most about my first year at University were the sleepless nights I spent worrying about the next day?s assignments, deadlines, and the part time jobs I took on the side to try and supplement my financial aid. I spent so much time trying to be academically, financially, and professionally perfect that I remembering burning out and really not doing as well as I do if I just have fun learning.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I live in a very tumultuous place where in the past people have suffered many wrongs due to political policies regarding ethnicity. Because of this, our community is very comfortable addressing issues of cultural awareness and identity, but things still aren?t perfect. Although our student body is diverse, many students of various backgrounds seem to segregate themselves. It takes a lot of effort to try and ?fit in? with cultures that are different from your own, and to break the pattern of discrimination. I know we?re close, but I find segregation to be biggest challenge at my University.

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

Don't rush yourself! Coming out of high school I felt tremendous pressure to pick a major, decide on a career and commit to a...

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

Don't rush yourself! Coming out of high school I felt tremendous pressure to pick a major, decide on a career and commit to a specific life before I had even set foot on a campus. Allow yourself to explore the academic arena; I am pursuing my Masters in a subject that I knew nothing about when I began university. Most importantly, chose your major for yourself. Don?t listen if people question your choice, if you are passionate about it you will be successful. Many of my friends pursued degrees they thought would guarantee them a job and now regret not studying what they love. Live on campus your first year, or term at the very least. It makes it much easier to meet people. Talk to people in your classes, professors and students alike. Expanding your social circle or forming a social circle will greatly enhance your college experience. It feels very "safe" to stay within one familiar group but it also limits possibilities. Interact with people that are different than you, the growth that one undergoes at university extends well beyond the classroom.

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

We are located on an island in the Pacific Ocean, and many majors here such as marine science and astronomy gives you the opp...

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

We are located on an island in the Pacific Ocean, and many majors here such as marine science and astronomy gives you the opportunities to receive amazing hands-on experiences.

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

I would tell myself to not get distracted, and that in college there are many things I don't understand, but everybody had things they don't understand and that is the reason we all attend. The work is not hard, you just have to keep up with it.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is not motivated to learn.

Ava
Describe the students at your school.

With a unique blend Polynesian, Asain and Caucasian mannerisms and culture, the student population continues to awe and supri...

Describe the students at your school.

With a unique blend Polynesian, Asain and Caucasian mannerisms and culture, the student population continues to awe and suprise me with their diverse, foreward, positive thinking; motivated, it seems, primarily by the urge to help conserve the planet and the very fragile ecosystems that sorround us on the diverse Big Island of Hawaii.

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

In a nutshell, I have learned that college is about time management, being studious, as well as being prompt, prepared and goal oriented. From taking the SAT's to the application process to exceling in classes, being able to delineate your time and energy to the appropriate tasks and execute them with excellence on time is what makes or breaks the college experience. Given the opportunity to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have said just that. These qualities are what is expected of people in the professional world. All of us are unique, but there are many, many other unique people in the world, and to stand out and look desierable to prospective schools, scholarships and intern opportunities, one must apply these qualities to their goal. With practice and dedicated use of these skills, helpful friendships, opportunities and careers are made easy, fun and rewarding.

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

University of Hawaii at Hilo is home to one of the best Marine Science programs in the world, and its' strategic location in one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world allow the students to appreciate beautiful climates, a large selection of indigenous organisms, the beautiful and archaic Hawaiian culture, and a "mixed-plate" of local attractions and traditions.

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  • 3,075
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $7,650
  • Acceptance rate
  • 69%

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