Brigham Young University - Hawaii '13
Majoring in English
Member since 4/28/2010
I Didn't Apply – I applied for the school too late to apply for financial aid.
Just Because You Don't See It Doesn't Mean It's Not Happening – At BYUH, drugs are obviously against the Honor Code because, like drinking, they're against the LDS religion. I'd like to think that nobody really does them, but I know that there are several people who smoke weed because it's so abundant on the island. There's a lot of kava mixing and some hookah, but other than that, you don't see a lot of drugs at all.
Pretty Good – The athletic center is very strict-must bring your own towel and be modest. Library is very nice, the student center, or Aloha Center, is quite nice but isn't where everyone hangs out or anything. The campus itself is beautiful (of course it is, it's in Hawaii!) and walking from class to class is always refreshing. There are always tons of campus activities, dances, bbq's, etc.
Pretty Average – There's a pretty average-sized parking lot, with not a ton of cars because mostly people just walk. You don't really need a car on campus, unless you are severely out of shape. Since there are not a lot of cars, parking is pretty much always available. Permits are very cheap, and I haven't heard of anyone getting a ticket or fined.
There Are Plenty – There's a big computer lab in the library, that gets busy at the usual times-midterms and finals. There are printers there-each student gets $20 to use throughout the semester at 7 cents a page. There are several computers in each hale (dorm building) that students can use but no printers. Seems like the best thing to do is get your own laptop and use it in your dorm room. Wireless connections are usually good, better in some places than others, I would recommend getting an internet cord and plugging it into the wall. The only downside is having to go all the way to the library when you want to print something. But printers and ink are expensive, so it's worth it in the end.
Small Town, Big Fun – The campus is walking distance from a grocery store, a few fast food restaurants and several other strip mall stores, as well as a small theater. Also within walking distance is the Polynesian Cultural Center-PCC-and the LDS temple and Visitors' Center. A bus stop is just down the road, and the beach is...well, within walking distance basically any direction you walk. The locals' attitude toward students is cooperative, and everyone is very friendly. Basically, it's a small town with a good school and a laid-back atmosphere.
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