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Reviews 766 total reviews with an average rating of 3.2

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus safety is pretty good, there are not many serious crimes on campus and within the wider community. Campus security is not many but there are a few you spot here and there, there are emergency call stations placed through the campus that I believe are for incase something happens. Campus is small enough where everyone especially on the dorm side will notice.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school as I said before, my courses have been pretty standard so far and love my professors and have really had no problems but for one I ultimately ended up dropping, I have since but an average student I can do the work it is more the effort to do it. I love how my teachers make it easy to learn and class sizes are too big I think this might have to do with my major. I think lecture style is the most common some teachers are more flexible with their structure though. Overall a good first experience at university.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I know that for many students in my field we end up getting a TESOL certificate as well when we graduate so there are many opportunities to teach abroad and a placement as well, many classmates are from other countries hoping to become English teachers in their home countries as well as having a good hawaiian language program a lot of people go into the teaching of Hawaiian language or culture revitalization. We have had career fairs and many government programs come and recruit which I found great such as NSA, FBI, State Department all wonderful and because of our diverse campus they can have a diverse field of applicants, the student services centre is a good one with it's own new building and which the admissions, financial aid, registration,business office on one floor and the academic advising, counseling centre, study abroad, womens centre, disability services on the other.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is alright especially if you don't want to drive to school everyday. The atmosphere is alright not much to do in our small town at night so really have to have a good group of friends to hang with if you want some excitement, a lot of people stay up for munchies otherwise just spending time in the dorms when your studying by yourself or not. The library is open till our 10/12 so it is good for late night book work, The mall closes early but some movies are open late night to go and watch, the newest dorms are alright but lack air-conditioning which makes a fan or multiple ones necessary, they are expensive for our small town budget but they are making a new campus village around it. Hopefully in a couple of years we will see the campus revitalized.

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1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have no Greek life on our campus, our school is too small for such an organization/institution to be reasonable and worthwhile here. Although many people do end up living on campus and near off campus there are dorm/university organized events for students and many off campus partying.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is indeed something that we have at UH Hilo, but our overall sports teams are overshadowed by our bigger sister school on Oahu UH Manoa, even through this we do have people with good talent come to our school for studying and many students enjoy attending games when they have the chance. Our workout facility is alright and many diverse types of students use it. I believe because we are near the beach many people would rather spend their time surfing or swimming there than hanging out in a stuffy gym.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love my school it is in my home town. One thing that I find really amazing since attending UH Hilo is how many people form all over the world come here and how international we seem to be. I have made wonderful amazing friends from many other states and countries. Much of them are willing to show me around there states/towns/countries when I visit. The experiences I made just staying in my own little town out in the middle of the ocean is such an experience I never realized I would have back in high school. This is why I definitely like that I chose to stay.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Hosuing depends on where you live for whether or not its good. Kanilehua is haunted.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: No Parties. Super small school. Pretty boring. Gym is horrible.

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Appreciate all the professors who I have taken classes with. The quality of the courses have exceeded my expectations. The variety of courses offered is sometimes monotonous but overall good. Class sizes are small and perfect.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: There have been many professors who have helped set up field schools and job/internship prospects for students of my degree. Thankful.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Not an important part of campus life

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Medium sized school, professors who care, quality topics are taught.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I feel adequately safe on campus. I have no qualms about walking alone through uh Hilo and I have no experience, first or secondhand, with any type of sexual assault that has taken place here. The security guards of the university are not spread around the campus however and that could potentially be a problem, but I still have no doubt there is a low chance of there being a security risk to the school at any time. In general I believe throgh my experience uh Hilo to be a safe low crime university. I am not aware of any security or police measures of any specific for the campus.

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4 College Student

Overall Experience: The quality of the courses and professors here at uh Hilo are great. In every single course I have taken here as a freshman on the second semester I can honestly say that I have felt every single one of my professors made me feel they genuinely cared for me and my education. They all let me know that they were available to me and wanted me to reach out to them should I need help with the assignments. As for the classes themselves I feel they carry out their purpose very well. I learn a lot in them and put in a lot of hardwork to make sure I complete them with flying colors.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: The career prospects and value of a degree from this school is not all one would hope them to be but it is not the university's fault. Hilo is a small town after all, despite it being one of the biggest on the island. There are not a lot of job opportunities here simply because there aren't enough people here to provide them. So although getting a degree here is very possible, using it may not be as much. There is steep competition for careers and internships so using a degree here would be difficult without a lot of luck and connections.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Unfortunately I do not have a lot of experience with campus housing as all of it is secondary. I live off campus so I have never had to form at uh Hilo. However I do know someone who used to so I will share their experience instead of mine. Housing at adult student housing is cramped, dirty, and outdated. Because there are more dorms around the campus I cannot speak for them all but I do know that about ASH.

1 College Student

Greek Life: I am not at all familiar with Greek life in my university and to be quite honest I have never even heard of it until now. Maybe it is because I live in Hawaii, as I have been for my entire life, but in my opinion Greek life is simply not popular among uh Hilo students. I have seen one sign indicating membership to a sorority on a building but other than that I really can't say anything else about Greek life at uh Hilo, because I just don't know anything about it and have never heard about it ether.

2 College Student

Athletics: The only athletics I am very familiar with are the basketball teams and only because a relative of mine played on them for three years. It is my understanding that both the women's and men's teams are low on wins and have a mediocre fan base. I atttended a couple games but they were relatively tame. All of the other sports teams such as baseball, volleyball, golf, tennis, etc. are also not well known amid the local public. So, to my knowledge, we do not have a very successful athletics program here at the university of Hilo.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: So far I have had a pleasant experience at uh Hilo. The professors are willing to reach out somewhat to students and I feel that they genuinely care about us and our education. I am satisfied with the variety in classes and have had no trouble in finding them to fill my schedule. All of these things make uh Hilo unique. I would choose uh Hilo again because it is a friendly comfortable environment for me that is convenient and close to home.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Sexual assault and safety is taken very seriously at UH Hilo. All resident assistants, faculty, and professors always emphasize our students safety. Their was even a presentation and documentary about sexual assault following a discussion of who, where, and how to communicate someone incase an incident were to occur.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are very reasonable and usually never exceeds 80 individuals. Professors are really easy to contact and get help as classes are smaller and their offices are not usually to far apart. Quality of courses are pretty good with a diverse field of professors who teach classes.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Career prospects are wonderful. At the UH library their will occasionally be career fair days and internships that gives all the students an opportunity to meet and learn about different business.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms itself at Hale Kehau is pretty good considering you have your own bathroom at easy access. Privacy can be an issue only because theirs no wall that gives you some privacy between you and your roommate. Overall, the beds are great, its spacious for one person who doesn't carry excess stuff, and its near the dinning hall and laundry.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not sure about greek life at my school mainly because not many are advertised. Personally, I believe that our schools greek life is on the down- low.

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