Chaminade University of Honolulu

487 reviews
  1. Honolulu, HI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Chaminade University of Honolulu is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
3140 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816

Chaminade University of Honolulu Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
86%
SAT Range
860-1040
ACT Range
19-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,668/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,784/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,882/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,331/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,906/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,720/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.37 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,674Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
37%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Casual
    62%
  • Mix of the first two choices
    24%
  • Surf Shorts and a t-shirt
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
51%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.37 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.52 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Supportive
    35%
  • FAMILY
    17%
  • All of the above
    9%

After Chaminade University of Honolulu

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.27 responses

Reviews

487 reviews
  • Excellent
    103
  • Very Good
    191
  • Average
    166
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    4
Chaminade University is a very nice school. It's not too big that you get swallowed up by the masses, but not too small that there's aren't still great people to meet. What I love about the school is the overwhelming Aloha spirit. There are so many different types of people represented here, that most people make an effort to be kind and respectful and downright nice! It's hard to find young people not absorbed in themselves or their phones, but here Chaminade is known to give back. Yes it sits on the bedrock of Marianist(Catholic) values, but even without the religious aspect, there is so much love to share and you can't help but not get inspired by it. I've met incredible professors who really work to help you succeed and do all they can to make your dreams become reality. It's paradise and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago
Around campus you can find a variety of restaurants including Greek, Italian, Indian, Vegan/Vegetarian, Italian, and even Japanese. Up King Street and Waialae there are hardly any chain restaurants and tons of different ethnic food to choose from! Typically you are looking to pay $8-10 for a meal and quite a few of the dining facilities offer student discounts. However, if you're looking for a cheap place that offers a lot of food, go down to Genki Sushi!
  • College Junior
  • Aug 5 2013
Interior Design Program – This is the only Interior Design program in the state. The University is an accredited school, but the Interior Design program is not a FIDER accredited program so beware! I cannot rank the program very high because the instructors are not high caliber. If they had a good background of Interior Design experience, it would be extremely helpful in their teachings. It would be good, too, if they had a real Interior Design education also. Being an alumni from the program does not say much when they program was just really evolving and it is not a good one yet! Nice, Catholic university with Christian values though. But the tuition is rather high, so the education should be good; but for this program, the graduates of the interior design program will have a large loan and the job prospects available to them is not great. It may be the field in general, but the graduates of the program and not standouts.
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Nov 12 2010