im looking to go there or somehwere in california for college. they both got sweet surf, and to be honest i want to go to cali more but my grades aren't the best, so hawaii looks easier to get into. anyone been tehre or know anything of the college ?
DON'T go to University of Hawaii-- It's a total commuter school-- 55% of students commute from home.
THe University of California school system is so freaking hard to get in to out of state. I'm looking to appply to UC Irvine, SD, and SB. The GPA to get accepted to SB (the easiest of the three) is around a 3.9 AND THAT'S UNWEIGHTED. UC does not weigh honors classes outside of the state of california, and they only look at your soph and junior grades.
Basically, that sucks for me because I took all honors last year (no AP classes were available soph year) and I got B and B- for a bunch of my classes because they were super high level classes. This year, I've taken more regular classes and I've gotten my unweighted GPA up some as I got straight A's first semester this year. However, I calculated my unweighted GPA and it is between a 3.6 and 3.7 (I don't know exactly which classes they take into account).
Dude, basically if you're not a really good student out of state, it will be VERY hard to get into the UC system. That's why I'm looking at Cal Poly- it's a bit easier and they have what I'm looking for. Plus, Cal Poly has a whole factory where you can learn how to shape boards. Already know how to shape boards? Just take an easy test and you can use their facilities and equipment for shaping, and they order the blanks for you. It's frickin siiiiiiiiick. If I go there, I wont bring any boards from the east coast because it will probably be cheaper to just make the boards there than have to bring my own boards! hahahahhaa
My sister went to college in Hawaii (at Chamanade, not U of Hawaii) and she isnít ever coming back. But U of Hawaii is for people who are dumb like hammers. So, donít go there. Also, the cost of living there is outrageous and you pretty much have to be willing to live a lower standard. But the surf is worth it. If you try to go to Cali, itís really hard to get into any of the UC campuses out of state. You should look at going to community college first then transferring.
My fiance slipped through the cracks and got into the SDSU system after 4 months of us living in california. She was a resident right away. She just told the lady at the desk that she moved here 3 years ago and she had just gotten her license... Even if you do have to wait a year, go to city college or something in SD for a year or something. Surf everyday anyway, and transfer into UCSD or something after a year. Remember that CA has the cheapest tuition on the planet if you live in state. Its like under $100 per class at the junior colleges and like $1000 a semester at SDSU.... Its super cheap. UCSD is the best around here, just because SCRIPPS and blacks are basically on the campus. But if you go to SDSU, you just do what everyone else does, and live at the beach and drive 10 minutes inland to SDSU. State us much easier to get into than UCSD anyway.