University of Waikato, Hamilton

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  • September 13, 2017
    The university is not the most attractive architectural site, but the gardens, lake and little shops are ok for a visit. The balloon festival and cultural events are outstanding.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    The campus is well designed and landscaped. Planted with many native plants. It has a beautiful lake next to the student union. Great place for photography. Parking can be an issue so prepare to come ...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    The University is on a hill in a relatively suburban part of the city. It is not a large campus in terms of buildings but the buildings are diverse in their structure. The campus includes a large fiel...  more »
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  • August 18, 2017
    What a dumpster fire of a University. They started charging for parking, although due to Hamilton's rubbish public transport - everyone still has to drive anyway. I've been in and out of hospital for almost a decade, and the university would refuse to give me any kind of leniency. Even when fresh out of surgery - I could never get any kind of close parking. My lecturers ranged from amazing (
  • June 25, 2017
    Doesn't offer much in the way of on campus fun (especially now student union donations are optional), and while I had some amazing teachers, others came across as bored and without passion (this was a common complaint from my peers as well). More funding should go to live music, on campus markets, more interesting food (have you geard the legend that was Wheel Cake Man?), and more staff perks to keep the staff enthusiastic.
  • June 9, 2017
    Campus is beautiful, university can be better. My advice for any international student considering studying at Waikato is: Do not. There are plenty of better options out there.
  • August 2, 2017
    The 3rd top university in New Zealand. Have an amazing infrastructure as well as dedicated and fabulous faculty. It feels like haven!
  • August 22, 2017
    World class business education facilities

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