College is a very important learning experience in your life, it could shape your entire future. During this time in my life, I would be ecstatic if I could attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The university is located in Hawaii on the island Manoa. The island is surrounded by a beautiful ocean, and the ecosystem would be a great learning experience for what I would like to major in, Marine Biology. The University of Hawaii at Manoa would be a great place to earn my degree at because it is one of the top research university accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The University is about 2,500 miles away from the home I am currently living in. The campus is 320 acres and their school colors are green and white. The tuition for the university is around $26,500 for the 2013-2014 school year. The money seems overwhelming, but with scholarships, and starting to save money, I am planning on being able to pay for four years of college. I would like to major in Marine Biology because I have always been fascinated by the ocean and all the organisms that keep the our waters alive and healthy. There is so much of the ocean that we don't even know about yet, and I am determined to find out those secrets.