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The University of Hawaii Manoa

Total Grad Surveys 7
Females 3
Males 4
Avg years at University 3.7
Research Quality C (4.5)
Research Availability D+ (2.7)
Research Funding D (2.3)
Graduate Politics C (4.3)
Not Errand Runners C- (4.1)
Degree Completion C (4.2)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] D (2.5)
Sufficient Pay D (2.6)
Competitiveness C- (4.2)
Education Quality C- (3.7)
Faculty Accessibility C (4.9)
Useful Research B- (6.1)
"Individual" treatment C (4.4)
Friendliness B- (5.9)
Safety B (7.0)
Campus Beauty B- (6.2)
Campus Maintenance C (4.8)
University Spending C (5.0)
Extracurriculars C+ (5.5)
Scholastic Success B- (6.2)
Surrounding City B+ (7.8)
Social Life/ Environment C (4.8)
Research FundingD
Surrounding CityB+
This review is solely intended for the ShidlerJul 31 2013Accounting
This review is solely intended for the Shidler College of Business within UH Manoa.
most people that you will see within the Shidler college of business are as follows
1. Japanese, Chinese, and Koreans ( Overwhelming Majority )
2. Filipinos, Vietnamese, Whites everything else ( Minority )
A lot of the students come from private schools such as Mid Pacific, Iolani, Punahou, Hawaii Baptist Academy.

A word of caution stay away from most of these kids they are extremely pretentious and fake people. Most of them still live at home with mommy and daddy and walk around with Louis Vuitton bags. A lot of them think of themselves as better than those around them. If they are even nice to you they see something they can "take" from you not because they actually "care" about you.

Through a social standpoint I would recommend coming in with your own clique of friends. People here are very uptight and literally constantly trying to prove themselves. It somewhat makes me laugh trying to prove yourself worthy at UH Manoa. It is like walking in Mcdonalds with a suit on trying to act like your important. UH Manoa Shidler being the equivalent of a Mcdonalds reputation.

From my experience within the accounting profession, most of the professors here are "useless."
I have had professors that sit at the computer screen in the class and speak in a monotone voice going through their own set of notes for 2 1/2 hours straight. Their notes are very incoherent and not easy to understand and they create their own set of exams...Avoid these professors.

Expect to be independent in your learning....or join a club with a whole bunch of other students to learn with.

Bale (Vietnamese)
Cafeteria - Burgers, Fries, Pizzas, Japanese Bentos, Sushi, and different plate specials. Jamba Juice, Subway, Starbucks

Paradise Palms - Panda Express, Dominos, L & L Barbeque etc.
The food here is "fairly decent" with a wide variety of cuisines ranging from Asian to American food. It is also expensive as hell to eat expect to spend on average around 7-10 dollars a meal. If you want to be a penny pincher you can probably get a mini plate for 5 bucks. and bring your own drink.

<:overall CAMPUS FEEL:>
From my experience most of the buildings were old and falling apart. During my later years at UH they put up a ton of construction board walls and it basically became a construction site. UH is a state funded school. Our state system had just appointed a whole row of democrats within office I am pretty sure our tax paying dollars are going to nicely renovated dorms and new buildings within the school campus. So for you freshmen you folks get to enjoy newer campus features within 2014-2015.

Would you attend this school all over again?
I probably would not have attended Shidler college of business. Most of the other schools on campus consist of different types of people though. Shidler college of business is infested with self-absorbed spoiled children that act like they are better than you. The social scene is horrible at the business school. I have had greater success within the other departments on campus and most of the students are fairly down to earth and kind. If anything I would opt to go to a different school with more prestige. The education and training that you would receive at this school is honestly not very well presented. The name and reputation behind this school is also not very valuable. If you went to UH to become an oceanographer, environmentalist, tourism / hotel management , and medical related then your degree would be very valuable beecause these are the areas that this school is literally known for.

Tourism/Travel Industry/Hotel - Hawaii's economy literally thrives off of tourism. Waikiki is the cornerstone of where Oahu makes all the money. Getting into this major opens up tons of job opportunities in the future within the hotels down in Waikiki.

Oceanography, environmentalist - UH one of the best schools to practice this major.
Medical - Lots of old rich people retire in Hawaii and are usually in need of medical services.

The Scool of Architecture at UH Manoa hasNov 23 2010Architecture
The Scool of Architecture at UH Manoa has a few gems on the staff, however, the administration is completely unreliable, un-informed, and does not care about the students. It has a new dean who is changing the 7-yr doctorate to a 4+3 BArch+MArch system. That was 3 years ago. It still has not changed. Many talented and driven young designers have wasted precious time in hopes of a BArch and have yet to revieve one. DO NOT STUDY ARCHITECTURE AT UH MANOA. At least not in the near future. You will waste your money, and more importantly you will waste your time.
Not much of aNov 22 2008Philosophy
Not much of a campus community at all. Most people live off campus and there is little to no campus life, so if you're an undergrad that makes a big difference. For grad students it shouldn't matter so much, it just lacks funding. Be prepared to take out LOTS of loans.
Speech Pathology Advisor andNov 09 2008PreMed and Medical
Speech Pathology Advisor and Admission Process is very very poor. You will have the hardest time getting your paper work together. Director isn't the nicest person and very unapproachable. As a student, I felt neglected so I transferred out.
University of Hawaii at Mania (UHM) is locatedMay 05 2006Education
University of Hawaii at Mania (UHM) is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. To its credit there are many excellent programs and professors here. The problem is that there is currently almost no one to provide a roadmap for finishing. This semester, Spring 2006, there is one advisor for every 1500 undergraduate students. Graduate students have more access to advising but the quality, in my experience, is poor. I suggest that students interested in getting a degree in Hawaii attend Kapiolani Community College which is part of the University of Hawaii system, is affordable (compared to UH Manoa recently ranked in the top five as most expensive in relation to the quality of education received), and has several excellent AA degrees and certificates, get their AA degree and finish their Bachelor and Graduate degrees somewhere other than UH Manoa. In my opinion, UH Manoa is an Agricultural College (a cow college) which treats students as 'cash cows.' One high-ranking Administrator told me that Academic Freedom is for Professors--not for Students. In my opinion, UHM is like Hotel California: Once you enter, you will never leave.
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