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Reviews 1843 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the freshman dorms and honestly, some of the rules are not informed regularly. Some floors smell and the bathrooms are almost frequently trashed my my floor mates/"guests" they have over. Paying just under $5,000 a semester for housing with these conditions was a real downer for me, since this past year has been spent out of pocket to dorm and attend UHM. I wish that the RA's would check floors more to see if anything illegal/contraband was going on since it was frequently loud and noisy during the allotted "quiet hours".

4 College Freshman

Athletics: We have some really great teams. Our mens and women's volleyball teams are great. The basketball, baseball, and volleyball games are all fun to attend. I don't like the football games however because of the crowded and long bus ride to the game.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's hard to find available off campus housing here.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Since this is a tourist city, there are many different food options ranging from chain restaurants to local cuisine to many different types of ethnic cuisine.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene at UH is virtually dead compared to other colleges. But since it is in such a beautiful location, it's really not so bad that the parties aren't as readily available.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The school has a few things that it is very strict about. First, parking. There are so many parking tickets given out everyday, especially for mopeds. They are also pretty strict about under aged drinking and do not allow any alcohol whatsoever in the freshman dorms. Most RA's are very strict about that. As far as noise violations go, they are rarely enforced. Though the school talks a lot about how they take noise complaints seriously, I have never seen anything done about it before. In general, however, there is a lot that the school is lenient about and I definitely would not describe it as a strict school overall.

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2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarships that the school offers are very limited.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The cost of living on campus is incredibly high, but due to the fact that the university is located in a very expensive city, this is not surprising. The freshman dorms have a really nice set up and include lots of space and storage to keep your room orderly. There is only air conditioning in one of the housing buildings (Frear). The dorms are for the most part a very anti-social environment so a person who wished to have a bit more active environment would want to consider the apartments. The only drinking fountains in the freshman dorms are in the lobby, which is a bit of an inconvenience, but it's easy to get used to after a while. Overall, it was a good experience living in the dorms my freshman year but if you don't have much financial aid I wouldn't suggest it.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The expense of living off-campus is not worth it at all. Living in Hawaii is way too expensive, so the dorms are the really only efficient way to go in terms of living.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The only sad thing about Hawaii is the lack of an Olive Garden or Red Robin. Otherwise, the off-campus food is very interesting and delicious!

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties are usually an every night thing here as long as you look hard enough. The only thing is that males who are not in frats will have a difficult time getting in on the fun.

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