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
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
Hawaii: the Melting Pot – Here at Chaminade University the school consist of all types of races. Majority mainly being Pacific Islander and Asian. I attend a school of different types of people and beliefs. Everyone is accepted at Chaminade no matter how odd or different they seem. We all here are family and accept on another no matter what.Lastly, sexual orientation here is expressed freely! Our most popular group is the Lesbian &amp; Gay group. Overall, it is a small school with extraordinary people.
  • College Student
  • Apr 15 2010
For those 18 at up there are different clubs and bars in Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu for many students to enjoy. The nightlife scene is very beautiful and filled with fun and excitement. The bus is free to take as long as you have your school ID, however you may have to take a cab back to campus, which isn't very expensive since everything is close by. And having friends to split the cost of a cab with makes it a lot cheaper!
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 2 2012