University of Hawaii Maui College
Kahului, HI, USA

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University of Hawaii Maui College
3.63 Average Rating

Kyra from Wailuku, HI

a current student here
2 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I did learn a lot during my first semester here, but I feel that the teaching could be improved. It seems like some of the teachers come to class, teach, and are waiting for it to be over with. The interaction with students are not as strong as it should be. I know this is not high school, but having a teacher that has a bit of an attitude toward their students, does not really help in a learning environment.
Am enjoying being here
I like the fact that I am going to college, but just the fact that I am still on Maui is not exciting to me. Since I grew up here, I want to get away, experience college life somewhere else. Here, it is so boring. I like being in college, but not here.
Tips for prospective students
I would suggest having a plan and sticking to it. If you are always second guessing yourself or changing your plan, you are just going to be left with last minute decisions. These decisions affect your future so spend time thinking about what you want to do. For one thing, do not let anyone interfere with your plan. Do not let the negativity of others affect you.
Great for these types of students
Maui Community College is great for students who like a laid-back environment. It is a small school, but has a lot to offer.
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Michele from Wailuku, HI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I feel the education at the University of Hawaii Maui College is excellent. I enjoy how the instructors help promote learning the content by having us apply what we learn in simulation labs, as well as, field course work (i.e. community health fairs, assisted living facilities). The atmosphere is relaxed and the instructors encourage communication and feedback.
Tips for prospective students
While in lecture classes, be sure to ask plenty of questions to ensure you are understanding the content. Also, get plenty of sleep for this will help you retain more of the information taught during lectures.
Academic Rigor
The first year of nursing school tends to be more difficult because it is writing intensive. Having to learn so much new medical jargon on top of the patho-physiology can be difficult, but stick to it and it will all come together.
Dorm Life
I am a full time student with a family size of four. My husband is the head of household so we live off campus. I cannot comment on dorm life.
Food and Dining
I enjoy the food at UHMC. They have an excellent culinary academy and it shows because food is delicious and reasonably priced.
What to do for fun
I like going to the beach. It's close no matter which beach you chose to go to that day, and its free!
Bang for the buck
Eating at school is always a good bet, but for non-school days, eating at the lunch trucks in Kahului Harbor is cheap and good. Also, there are some good spots in the Queen Kaahumanu Center across the street from the University. As for me, I usually cook for my family at home.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Hawaiian culture is huge on campus, although I wouldn't call it unusual. It is definitely rare to see such historical culture on a college campus. They also have Okinawa, Filipino, and Keiki (children) events on campus.
Great for these types of students
If you are wanting to immerse yourself in a multi-cultural environment, University of Hawaii, Maui College is the place to be. There is so much emphasis and respect for all cultures and that is something hard to find.
Clubs and Activities
There are many clubs and activities. Unfortunately, I am a mother and a wife, so my focus is caring for my family and doing well in my academic studies.
Campus Safety
Security is well seen on campus. They patrol the campus morning, noon and night. They also have emergency call buttons throughout the school which helps me feel safe.
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Molly from Kihei, HI

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
It is a very culturally diverse atmosphere where you can meet people from all over the world. Most of the teachers are passionate about what they are teaching and there to help students when needed. This school is in a great location and has a great environment and look; it is very well kept.
Tips for prospective students
If you sign up for a class, attend it. Don't waste money on classes that you don't end up going to. Take classes you are interested in.
Academic Rigor
The academic rigor depends on the level of the class and the subject/teacher. I am currently in the nursing program and it is very rigorous.
Dorm Life
I cannot accurately rate dorm life because I don't live in the dorms. I have heard they are pretty nice and a decent place to live.
Food and Dining
The culinary students provide lunch daily and offer different meals consistently. You will always have many dishes to choose from that taste delicious.
What to do for fun
Being on Maui, the school is very close to the beach. You can go sunbathing or surfing depending on the waves. The college also offers dances and parties for certain occasions.
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Amber from Kaneohe, HI

researching this school
1 person found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
from studying this college, ive found it to be a great match to what im looking for. the classes are relatively small and there are many places on-campus that i can find help. after reading some reviews of instructors, i seen that they use different tools to help students understand the course.
Will enjoy being here
i feel that i will definitely enjoy my time at maui community college. the scenery as well as campus are both beautiful and the beaches are only minutes away. it also allows me to become independent but know that im not far away from my relatives.
Bang for the buck
i am willing to submit any information that i may be required to and also to dedicate myself to this college. i believe my money will be invested into a school that will benefit me with my future goals and help me make a smooth transition to a mainland university.
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