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Reviews 1746 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The campus is beautiful, and the overall experience is great. Dorms are cozy (but humid ) and the lecture halls are clean and cold.

1 person found this useful Report
4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: i like the diversity and the opportunities but i wish that it was more affordable for students that live here

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am still trying to get to know the way things work at Manoa, so for now, my experience is okay. However, having said that, I know that my experience will get better once I start my classes.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Its the only school in America where you can vacation and study at the same time. It is one of the most incredible places to pursue an education.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: High rent costs means 3 people in a one bedroom or a studio with out the landlord knowing.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most people are from other campuses, out at the beach at night or one of the bars. On campus parties get busted too quickly.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: If you go to waiks you're going to have a bad time, aka oh broke and wait in long lines with tourists.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's Hawaii, they are laid back on pretty much everything. The noise complaints however during finals do not get taken seriously at all though, 3 am and people were still partying.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I had countless problems with getting any help with financial aid. The people in the offices answered some questions but I still had issues my first day on island. When I went to ask for more assistance, I was left empty handed and with more questions than answers, and in the end had to pay out of pocket for textbooks which should have been covered in my loan but I never saw the additional money I requested in my loan.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Bale's food is by far the best on campus- paninis are to die for. If you are looking for quality coffee go to the coffee place in Paradise Palms, they don't take meal plans but they are way better than Starbucks.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Hale Kahawai was alright, but felt like I was so far away from the rest of the dorms and the food courts. You get what you pay for, there's no AC like most building on campus but our water heater was out for a week straight and we had about 5 roaches that crawled into our room through out the year. If you can I'd go for the apartments, at least you get a little more room and are close to food during the major storms

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't party much if at all.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good food all around because there is a diverse mix of people here in Hawaii. Lot's of good food from lots of different places!

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's Hawaii man. You have to pay to live in paradise but it is worth it.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pricey but good if you're willing to work for it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I'm not big on sports, but the campus facilities are great for anyone.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus and it's very affordable and more freedom.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: They have several trucks that come on campus from off-campus dining places, so it is convenient.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I did not have any issues.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Paperwork was ok, had to do a lot online, and in different sites. One site would be ideal.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: I don't usually get food on campus. I bring my own.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I've only been to other's apartments/complexes and it's fairly okay. For the price, I would rather dorm on-campus, however as a personal choice and the freedom they have in their housing, I get why they would choose something off-campus. It is closer to grocery stores, food and conveniently (usually) located near campus. However, because the person I do know is paying around $1,000 a month for rent, split amongst two other roommates... I find that I would HAVE to get a job if I wanted to dorm off-campus

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a variety of restaurants just outside of campus borders and frankly, most of them are better than the food that is offered on-campus. Many times I would much rather eat at a small restaurant/holy-in-the-wall diner than at a location on campus. Not many places in my experience offered student discounts, but because of their proximity to the school many restaurants charge fairly cheap prices.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm having a hard time getting any financial aid from the school, being from a low-middle income family of minority, I would have thought I would be able to get more scholarships or aid from UHM or their affiliates. However, this was not the case and I am currently struggling to pay off my first two semesters at the university and am unsure if I will be able to attend school next semester. If not, I will be working part-time and/or full-time to raise money to be able to attend school. Hopefully this is not the case and I am seeking out any financial help possible to pay off my next semester.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Campus food could be better, with a little polling I think that UHM could provide more options for students with special dietary needs or students who don't enjoy eating food left to sit out in Campus Center Food Court and get cafeteria food. A little more "upscale" options would be nice for students who are on meal plan but want to occasionally use their meals towards something not "high school lunch-esque". I would love to spend my meals at Paradise Palms on a coffee since it is near my morning classes, but forking over an extra $5 for a cup of joe not covered on my meal plan is pushing it.

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