StudentsReview - The University of Hawaii Manoa - Life at UHM Copyright 2019 StudentsReview, Ecliptical Technologies, Inc. http://www.studentsreview.com/HI/UHM_comments.html Life at UHM - Comments en StudentsReview: Advice Review about UHM for Educationhttp://www.studentsreview.com/HI/UHM_comments.html Firstly I am in the process of transferring and am technically withdrawn, but I have 115 credits from UHM and I still could not make myself stick it out to graduation from this garbage institution. No... Wed, 16 Nov 2016 04:09:28 GMT StudentsReview 357-176804 357-176804 357 15 Education Female Undergraduate Class 2017 3rd Year Advice Firstly I am in the process of transferring and am technically withdrawn, but I have 115 credits from UHM and I still could not make myself stick it out to graduation from this garbage institution. No one likes being here, except for freshmen who do not care about class, just hang out in the dorms smoking weed and drinking, then drop out. If you've got the time and money to do that come here by all means... but everyone else is a broken-spirited drone, frustrated by classes taught by passionless teachers and by trying to wring any knowledge or compassion out of this bone-dry rag of a place. Also-- you cannot graduate in 4 years in most majors. The classes you need simply will not be available. Housing, cashiers, registrars, and each individual colleges/majors DO NOT communicate with one another so you have to make sure they are on the same page yourself.
If you do decide to come here, (why??), make sure to stay on top of the administration. Maybe try to get close to the teachers and they might regain faith enough to actually teach something, I'm not sure.. BUT ALSO: the apathy of the student body cannot be overstated. This leads to miserable, silent class discussions but also it leads to no one even having the motivation to apply for scholarships, so APPLY FOR THEM-- a bunch of money goes unawarded each year simply because everyone is sitting on their asses. You are extremely likely to get money if you put forth any effort.
Also, if you have any fishy fees on your account, I know it is a pain to contact all the different, uncaring people about them but please do go through the appeals process, it's happened to me where they just go "oops don't know why that charge was there" and take a month to rescind it. I figure they rightly assume most people won't go through the trouble to contest it and they can just scam the student body...
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StudentsReview: Positive Review about UHM for Civil Engineeringhttp://www.studentsreview.com/HI/UHM_comments.html I learned a lot here. Professors are good at teaching, and always pushed students really hard. Tons of scholarships/assistantships are waiting for you if you stay focused enough on the classes and mai... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 01:46:15 GMT StudentsReview 357-173007 357-173007 357 10 Civil Engineering Male Undergraduate Alumnus Class 2000 Positive I learned a lot here. Professors are good at teaching, and always pushed students really hard. Tons of scholarships/assistantships are waiting for you if you stay focused enough on the classes and maintain high gpa. It's so true that most of the buildings are old-fashioned and long-time no renovated, especially Holmes Hall. By the way, a dorm here designed by Pei, the one who created Pyramide du Louvre, though. Sun, 13 Mar 2016 01:46:15 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/HI/UHM_comments.html StudentsReview: Neutral Review about UHM for Communicationshttp://www.studentsreview.com/HI/UHM_comments.html UH-Manoa is a commuter school. Therefore, student spirit is limited outside of athletic events. The campus & buildings are falling apart & are poorly maintained. UH loses positions & classes e... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 04:32:14 GMT StudentsReview 357-171067 357-171067 357 54 Communications Male Undergraduate Class 1972 4th Year Neutral UH-Manoa is a commuter school. Therefore, student spirit is limited outside of athletic events.

The campus & buildings are falling apart & are poorly maintained.

UH loses positions & classes every year, never to be reinstated. Therefore, students cannot graduate in four years w/o cross-matriculating at Chaminade U. or HPU. Mostly, it's a 6-year graduation rate - AND THAT IS JUST 48%! UH's four-year graduation rate is 17% - lowest in the nation!

UH never has any money for innovation or renovation & is completely strangled by the State & by its Board of Directors.

UH's faculty is the oldest in the nation.

It's students are mostly from Hawaii & are among the least intellectually curious students I have ever met.

Institutional racism abounds (very anti-white & black).

There is no U district where students can try new things out together or bond off-campus.

Rents in Honolulu are the highest in the nation as are expenses - not kind to students from the Mainland.

Students are ALL a-political.

Very few UH programs are good, with a few exceptions. None are excellent.

UH is on the cutting-edge of nothing.

It's the only game in Honolulu.

UH is near the best beaches & surf in the world, has year-round sunshine, & it's very easy to get a 4.0 GPA for transfers. But that is not enough!

UH-Manoa is the worst public university in the nation, IMO.

There is no reason to go to UH. It Sucks!
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StudentsReview: Negative Review about UHM for Biologyhttp://www.studentsreview.com/HI/UHM_comments.html This school is the worst in every aspect you can imagine, do not go here.... Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:53:33 GMT StudentsReview 357-168447 357-168447 357 6 Biology Male Undergraduate Class 2000 Negative This school is the worst in every aspect you can imagine, do not go here. Sat, 01 Aug 2015 06:53:33 GMT http://www.studentsreview.com/HI/UHM_comments.html StudentsReview: Negative Review about UHM for Engineering Departmenthttp://www.studentsreview.com/HI/UHM_comments.html 7 Bad Things 1. The University of Hawaii at Manoa does not offer a surfing course, a well organized surfing club, or a surfing extra-curricular activity to speak of. 2. The University of Hawaii ... Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:22:44 GMT StudentsReview 357-126735 357-126735 357 61 Engineering Department Male Undergraduate Class 2014 5th Year Negative 7 Bad Things

1. The University of Hawaii at Manoa does not offer a surfing course, a well organized surfing club, or a surfing extra-curricular activity to speak of.

2. The University of Hawaii at Manoa has the lowest quality fraternity/student club program possible.

3. The University of Hawaii at Manoa does not always offer the classes you need.

4. The University of Hawaii at Manoa does not typically offer enough registration slots in the classes it DOES offer so that everyone who needs it can get in.

5. The University of Hawaii at Manoa has a financial aid department which seems to revel in being a bureaucracy. You will often wait months for them to disburse any financial aid you take out to help yourself (they do not care if you have to pay rent, it takes as long as it takes and it takes forever and it's because of "the system", and "the system" only works on Tuesdays, and "the person" that knows about "the system" is not in, and they tried to fix "the system" but they gave up).

6. The University of Hawaii at Manoa is architecturally ugly (beige cement cubes with no hint of trying to NOT be a scar on a beautiful island), and is always under construction. The new Campus Center building and addition to the chemistry building are a step in the right direction, though.

7. The University of Hawaii at Manoa dorm system allows you to beg for the dorm you want, but will simply give you the dorm they were going to give you anyways. The dorms are NOT air conditioned (except for the two that EVERYONE begs for which requires you to pay through the teeth to live at if they graciously select you to live there).

1 Good Thing

1. I went to the University of Hawaii at Manoa for Mechanical Engineering, and, when the school wasn't limiting class availability and undercutting the professors and not hiring enough professors, the program was great.
--The professors in the Engineering and Science departments are intelligent, provide excellent lectures, are available, are fair, organize a class well, and make sure you learn.
--The curriculum is challenging and inspires creativity and practice. You learn a lot and acquire lots of experience.
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