University of Hawaii at Hilo '14
Majoring in Biology
Member since 5/10/2012
UHH doesn't have the strongest teams, but one thing we do have, is a love for the sport we play. The accessibility of the gym and recreational facilities is great. It's also modern, and students always make use of them. Once a vulcan of UHH, always will be a Vulcan.
As a biology major, I can't say UH Hilo has disappointed me in any way. The fact that UH Hilo is in Hawaii, a place busting with biological sciences and phenomenons such as evolution, is really amazing. The school also makes use of this resource that they are sitting on a golden field of research opportunities due to the school being in Hawaii of all places.....the very evolutionary capital of the world.
A- for this one. UH Hilo Life is mostly dependent on what kind of student you are. Someone who is very eager for education, will find UH Hilo as a hub of knowledge. Someone who's looking for a party will find one, but Hilo isn't a city, it's a small town, so a lot of things are very sub-urban, very country laid-back in a way. Still, student life is very amazing considering UH Hilo is a diverse campus with students from every side of the pacific.
I give an A- because though some of the facilities aren't exactly new, I can definitely say that a lot of cool things happen in them....stuff that will not only facilitate your learning, but have a profound impact on your life and perhaps even your future career.
Off Campus Is Way Better – On Camps housing at the University is not the best. It's not spacious, the bathrooms are shared, and sometimes the kitchens too. The cost is relatively high which is a little unfair considering how underdeveloped the housing is. The social atmosphere is great however. As a student, I prefer off campus housing.
No Greeks That I Know of, the Party Kind – At UH Hilo, there are not many frat houses or sorority complexes. It's mostly co-ed. And only individuals who express an interest may start one. Parties are held often though at different locations on campus, hosted by different people. Some are private, others are open. But they're all fun nonetheless. Overall, UH Hilo doesn't have much of a Greek Status, it's more Hawaiian. That can be understandable when you've been there a couple of semesters.
Strict Is Not Really a Bad Thing – A strict atmosphere, in my opinion, helps keeps students on track. It regulates fairness and promotes higher learning. U.H. Hilo is a fairly strict school with all its policies and regulations. Students still break the rules from time to time, but fair punishments are given, and I believe people do learn from their mistakes. So I'd say an A- for UH Hilo. Overall though, it's a great small campus.
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Library Third Floor
Library Third Floor
This picture was taken on the third floor of the UH Hilo library. It shows the College Hall buildings and the green center lawn in between.