3 out of 5 Stars
Dorm was not good for grad students, because young people like to have party...Admissions
I had an interview with Chair before I applied to school. It was very effective to discuss what I would learn at UHM. When I applied to school there, it was very smooth for the admission process. After one semester, they gave me a tuition waver because I had a good GPA. It was very helpful for me because I am an international.Graduation Year
2004 or earlier
Major degree requirements ask for a lot of electives that have nothing to do with my major. Some of the classes are in the upper levels and makes no sense to me since I wasn't required to take any other courses to lead up to that course.
Academic advising, most of the counselors are available at all times.
Professors are always able to contact through email or office hours and are more than likely to meet anytime to discuss class issues.
Study abroad are available.
Workload, some courses require a lot of reading and homework. Balancing five classes is a bit difficult depending on the courses. I've been taking five since I started to attend UH and the homework is piling up.Admissions
Applying to the school was simple, and it take long for a response. I initially applied for architecture. When I got accepted to UH-Manoa, I had to do another admissions process for the School of Architecture. I had to make a portfolio, write an essay, and had an interview with the dean of the School of Architecture. I was accepted and was very happy. I always received financial aid. It is very easy to apply for it but somewhat annoying to turn in documents to the office. The financial aid office at UH-Manoa has employees who work really slowly and don't realize there are people waiting. They have a phone, but they don't answer it. It takes a long time just to turn in documents.Level
I liked everything!Quality of Life
I liked the library the most.Admissions
It was just good for me.Graduation Year
Due to recent budget cuts, classes are becoming larger and sections are being cut, but I have not had a problem finding classes to make the perfect schedule. The classes are pretty easy because the class sizes are relatively small and there is more focus put on each individual student.Quality of Life
I have never lived on campus, but I do know that it is difficult to find on-campus housing because of the number of students versus the number of housing available. There are a lot of apartment complexes right off campus that offer good amenities for their price. The campus has a small environment and you often see people you know regularly. There is plenty of open areas to sit and lay or do homework, which is my favorite thing about campus.Admissions
They are very good at giving an admission decision promptly. The application is very simple to fill out and does not take much time. Financial aid takes a little bit of time to process, but I'm sure that is the case with most schools.Level
Oceanography Dept has great accessibility of professors and research opportunities.Admissions
Common Application, financial aid and scholarship opportunitiesGraduation Year
I liked having the advising sheet available. This really helped me decide what I needed to take. The only problem is, I ran into a lot of people who didn't have advising sheets. So I think it's important for advisors to hand them out. In regards to the rest of academics, I totally felt great about the class sizes and accessiblity of my professors. They were always willing to clarify something or casually discuss a topic further. THis made me want to learn more about my classes.Admissions
I had no problems with any of these things because I was able to participate in the unique Outreach Program. This was extremely beneficial for me and my colleagues living abroad in American Samoa.Graduation Year