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The University of Hawaii Maui College

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This school is known for good culinary / nursung programs. However every other program is awfl. There are many teachers who are lazy, too laid back. Waste of $.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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MCC (now called UHMC) is okay.BrightUndecided
MCC (now called UHMC) is okay. For a maui resident who needs a degree on a budget, or can't leave the island due to family, it will get you by. For me its a place to save money and get a some credits out of the way before moving on, and its been fine for this purpose so far. You have to get over the fact that there is no social life on campus. Dont depend on it. People show up for class and leave when it's done, there are occasionally some people inviting you to a game of volleyball or something like that, but not many people hang around. I live in upcountry maui, and for me the downtown area is a living hell, especially in the middle of the day. I don't think I'd go to this school if I had to live in the dorms, which apparently have some parties going on occasionally but just dont seem like any fun for me. When it comes to teachers, you just have to ask around. Some teachers are amazingly intelligent cultured people who have retired on maui and teach there because they have a passion for it, and others dont seem fit to be teaching. For instance, my first semester I took a human biology class taught by a guy who had his bachelors degree in MARINE BIOLOGY. He worked weekends on a parasailing boat, and on weekdays he would attend the lectures given by the real human bio teacher, take good notes, and then teach it all back to us in the afternoon. It was the kind of half ass bullshit you would expect from a community college. On the other hand, the next semester I took a political science class taught by an ex politician who had worked in the white house for 20+ years, and who offered a wealth of experience and perspective. As far as the education quality goes, this place is not too bad. There are plenty of classes that are easy A's, but if you're the kind of person who has a curious mind and is willing to push themselves, then you can get smart just about anywhere.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2013
Faculty Accessibility: A, Social Life: F
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The school is relatively small.BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
The school is relatively small. average class size is anywhere from 15-25 students.most teachers are creative, motivated,insightful and personable. most teachers i had (9) will remember your name and will even have pleasant conversations with you outside of class. i am only taking liberal arts classes because my major is business but there really isnt any business classes here. if you are not from maui, you may find life on campus extremely boring where people wont approach you to meet you, you have to approach them but most a willing to be friends. the best place to make friends outside of the classroom on campus is probably the cafeteria which closes at like 2pm. there is no campus life. people come and go. i am local to maui so i dont depend on school for my fun. if you have a car or a friend with a car, then you should have no problems keeping yourself occupied when not in school by exploring the island, going to beaches, hiking, etc... i am only here to get my credits to transfer out to a university. i been here for a year now and i am ready to get off this island to experience the real college experience. come here only if you have to come here, in my case, this is the only post education on maui and i couldnt afford to go anywhere else. a year here is more than enough i cant wait to get out of here.
1st Year Male -- Class 2010
Perceived Campus Safety: A+, Extracurricular Activities: F
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