Chaminade University of Honolulu
- 4 Year
- HONOLULU, HI
Chaminade University of Honolulu Reviews
Rating 3.85 out of 5 564 reviews
Everybody knows everybody. There is no way to go to this school and not find a crowd to hang out with. The classes are pretty average and most of the professors really want to help you succeed. The entire campus is on a big hill so no need to worry about the freshman 15!
The online professors are straightforward with the assignments and quizzes. After you finish reading a book, journals, etc, you should able to understand what will be happening on the quizzes or tests.
I love taking classes from the Economic Professors at Chaminade. They are extremely informative about the modern economy. I also love learning from the professors in the Environmental Studies program. They really inspired me to take action to save the environment and learn about nature.
There are some really good professors, everyone is willing to work with you and spend time out of class to get things done when you need.
Chaminade university is so much fun. There is always something to do, some of the best days are spent in class in the morning then you have time in the afternoons to go to the beach. I will have most of my classes done by 12:30 and have the rest of the day to chill at the beach.
Online learning was just as much of a breeze as on-campus courses. I took both online and on-campus courses at the same time. The curriculum doesn't change and the professors are still very interactive online. Some online courses were even easier because they were online. All of Chaminade uses Canvas for their courses.
I started my graduate program in October 2019. I opted for a program that was small, in the town radius, and offer classes online and on-campus. At this time, there was no COVID-19 and no Zoom sessions. My first term went by quick and I was able to meet my fellow classmates/cohort! Then 2020 came around and we quickly switched to more online classes. I genuinely missed the social interaction in each class because we are all so diverse that when we speak to each other, we are so respectful towards one another. The professors that I have had the pleasure of being taught by are all amazing so far. Extremely knowledgeable in their field! The campus itself is quite tiny as it shares the space with another school.
The hybrid option allowed me to pick and plan my classes for the following term. I was able to look at which classes were feasible to take at the same time and whether or not I should take it in person or online. My online learning experience has been a rewarding one and it continues to be one. This is partly due to the fact that I have not been using a lot of Zoom but more Canvas where it's all about discussions and watching videos. I prefer this sort of format because there is no pressure to be in class online. We have to prioritize and organize our workload and it gives us more responsibility.
The faculty have been very welcoming and supportive of those during COVID-19; leniency did play a factor for we all were adapting to online studies.
Online classes are awesome! The professors are really cool and canvas allows you to keep track of your assignments. If you need any extra help the professors are more than willing to provide that guidance for you.
Chaminade University is incredible. It's a fairly small university that allows you to feel like a family. The class sizes grant great learning experiences and they provide so many opportunities for you to grow into your future profession.
My favorite part of the school had to be the area. It is located on a side of a hill where you can overlook Diamond head from the second floor. The main building's halls are very open and breezy. Off campus are grocery stores and apartments within a couple minute's walk. It is around a 20 minute walk from Waikiki. The science department could have better funding. They borrowed a few equiments from UH Manoa for my labs senior year.
I took a couple elective courses that were only offered online. They were English courses and consisted of the class discussing literature on a portal. The workload was manageable, and offered more time to work on in-person lecture work.
So far classes have been great. At the beginning of the semester, classes were held online and I did not enjoy that as much. I felt as though I wasn't really retaining any of the information I was being taught. The professors understood that and did everything they could to help each and every single one of us does our best.
All of the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It's a moderately small school but you'll find activities all around if you pay attention to bulletin boards and the like. Talk to your advisors early on though so you don't get confused later in your degree plan.
All of my professors have been extremely kind as we adapt to online learning. It's much less stressful of an experience than that of other schools according to my friends.
I do not prefer taking classes online but the professors I had have proved me otherwise. They were very accommodating. Some classes were challenging but not too difficult.