Medium class size and friendly teachers make this a very close-knit school. Dorming is expensive -- finding a roommate or two and getting a mid-sized apartment would be a cheaper and better alternative.
On-campus and off-campus jobs are aplenty, making it easier to earn extra cash while finishing your courseload over the semester.
I had many great memories in my 6 years here. I'd recommend it to any prospective student.
University of Hawaii is not a really big university compare to the ones on the continental US. The best thing about going to University of Hawaii is the student body. There are all kinds of students/faculties/staff at this university. It is more like a international university. You can find Caucasian/Black/Japanese/Chinese/ Filipino/Korean/Vietnamese/Mexican/Swedish/German. Most of these students are coming from their native country to attend this school. Although students can major in many different fields but University of Hawaii is best known (as far as I know) for is Business administration. This university is close (walking distance) to many shops, shopping mall, the beach. The biggest problem that I encountered when I attended this school is the parking. There is not enough parking space for students on campus or around campus. Housing (dorms) is another problem. If you register early, you would probably won't have to worry about it. But if you register late, most likely you won't be able to get into the dorms. Renting a room/house/apartment off-campus is really expensive sometimes.