B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    A
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
82%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
865-1060
ACT Range
19-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$21,077/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,436/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,124/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,194/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,210/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,492/ 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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,449Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Casual
    63%
  • Mix of the first two choices
    25%
  • Surf Shorts and a t-shirt
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
57%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.40 responses
Poll
67%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.55 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    35%
  • Supportive
    35%
  • All of the above
    15%
  • FAMILY
    15%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
47%
National
48%
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
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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.
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Going to Chaminade University has been amazing so far. The diversity of students that attend this university makes the experience much more better. You get to know different ethnicities, other people's story(s), and how they got to where they are now. The thing about Chaminade that is amazing, is that you get that one-on-one opportunity with the professor; when you are struggling with a context, you can ask for help without disrupting the entire lecture. The Campus is such an amazing scenery, beside going up the hill, the campus captures such an landscape environment which displays not only nature, but also the urban parts of Honolulu. The area around Chaminade is perfect, it the right size; you have Subway, L&L, McDonalds, Taste Tea, Teaspresso, and many more places to go an eat. Also, you can catch a bus that goes to the famous hiking trail in Honolulu, Diamond Head. Since Chaminade is such a diverse school, the food that they serve must be diverse as well.
I really like how small Chaminade is. You can have a class with 12 people in it or 30 at the most. With small classes you can get to know everyone and will definitely be able to have one-on-ones with the professor if you need it. It is very diverse and has many cultural events to learn about the different cultures enrolled at the school. I did struggle with finances because it is an expensive school and an academic adviser informed me that I was on track to graduate early, but i went to another adviser and found out I was behind. Also had many problems with residential life so eventually I moved off-campus.