About Chaminade University of Honolulu

Founded in 1955, Chaminade University of Honolulu. is a Private college. Located in Hawaii, which is a city setting in Hawaii, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 1,680 full time undergraduate students, and 597 full time graduate students.

The Chaminade University of Honolulu Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 79 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Chaminade University of Honolulu include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate91%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range870-1060
ACT Range19-23

Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,19% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 34 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

75% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 34% were in the top quarter, and 9% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Chaminade University of Honolulu REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    46 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    44 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    49 Students rated campus food 3.2 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    51 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    51 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 78 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    51 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    51 Students rated local services 4.2 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    51 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Chaminade University of Honolulu?

19 Students rated Chaminade University of Honolulu

Joshua - 01/29/2023

Chaminade is a D-2 private catholic university, and I visited over the new year for a baseball visit. It has a staff-to-student ratio of 1: 11. The campus is beautiful and the people are extremely nice. There is plenty of services and shops nearby. The housing is a smaller building with a common area with a ping-pong table, couches, and TVs. I look forward to furthering my baseball career at Chaminade University.

hannah - 07/31/2020

Chaminade is a great school if you are looking for a small community and want a closer relationship with your teachers and classmates. Chaminade offers a great environment to stimulate learning, leadership, and personal growth. While, some aspects are not the best like the small gym and low-class dining services, Chaminade is a great place to get a quality education. Definitely would recommend!

Alexas - 06/30/2020

I am so happy that I chose to attend Chaminade University, I know I made the best decision by choosing this school. The environment is very enjoyable and you often get a sense of family when you are here. Because we are such a small school, its easy to get to know everyone. You will always know someone in your classes and you will always be able to get help from your professors. The small class sizes make it very easy to be involved and engaged in class. There are also many free student activities that make your time enjoyable.

Ava - 02/26/2019

I believe that Chaminade University strives to give its students every opportunity to learn and be the best they can be. Every professor I've had will let you know their office hours from the get-go, and even if you can't make them, there's a tutoring center for a lot of classes offered at Chaminade. There is also a lot of clubs and programs to get involved with on campus.

Chaminade University of Honolulu FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Chaminade University of Honolulu?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Chaminade University of Honolulu is 91%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    If I were to go back to myself as a high school senior, the best advice that I could give myself is to be determined. I believe determination would help a student strive for the best in producing quality work. In addition, being determined benefit students in times of stress or when school-work can be quite overwhelming, it serves a motivation for a student to work harder.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    My school has a small campus in comaprison to other colleges and universities but it is as challenging and competative as any other school out there.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Chaminade had a much smaller campus size, which is very appealing to me. Also this school is culurally diverse and stresses the importance of remembering where you came from. Also the faculty are well known and respected in their fields of study, particularly in Criminal Justice which is my major of choice. Another factor that made this school unique is the location, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    What I consider the worst thing about my school is that it is located on a hill. It gets very tiring from walking all the way up and down to the dorms and the parking lot. Another thing that I consider worst about my school is that there are only 3 buildings for most of the main classes. I wish that there were more.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    If you dont want to expand your horizons mentally, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically; this isnt the place for you. It feels like being in a different country when you come to Hawaii. There is so much diversity here in EVERYTHING! Languages, food, nationalities, all kinds of things. For alot of people, coming to Hawaii is quite a way from home. Coming over here takes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to be independent. Chaminade University is a place that helps you grow and develop into the motivated young person that you want and need to be.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    I think that Chaminade University is the best because the advisors help you to make sure that you graduate in a timely manner. The professors are always there to help with anything that you need. The small class sizes are great. There are only 30 students maximum in each classroom, which makes it easier to concentrate and gain a better sense of togetherness.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Small class sizes = personal help in every subject!

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  9. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are black, white, hawaiian, asian, military, civilian, male, female and are diverse in every way.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    diversity, small classrooms, sciences, psychology and for being a small school and having one on ones with teachers.

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    Before I came to Chaminade, I wish I would have known that we are located on a campus that is shared with an all boys high school. Although we are an university, we use all of the high school's facilities. Such as, their basketball gym, their athletic fields, and their spacious theater. This is not a huge problem, but being an athlete here, it breaks my heart that we do not have our own place to call "home."

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person who would really enjoy Chaminade is someone who wants to try out college but isn't ready to make the full transition. Chaminade feels almost like a slightly larger highschool so if your afraid to go all out but still want the chance to try out your independance Chmainade is definatly the school for you. The class sizes are relatively small and it's easier to talk to the professors because there are fewer students.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?


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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending Chaminade University of Honolulu receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 55% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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