Honolulu, HI
Chaminade University of Honolulu


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Recent Reviews

Tautasi
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...

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.

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

College life is hard, it is a competetion for success and to do well you must be prepared, focus, and always on the hunt to pursue a better career path. It will not be the same as highschool days, relaxing and having fun must be left at the door of college life succes if you want to make it through college. Success in college is all dependent on your capabilities and what you want to achieve when you leave college.

What's unique about your campus?

Student teacher interaction, the classes are small and that the teacher knows you by your name and not by a number. Also the teachers are very helpful in pursuing your interests

cameron
Describe the students at your school.

Young, hawaiian, asian, sometimes off task, disrupting my learning.

Describe the students at your school.

Young, hawaiian, asian, sometimes off task, disrupting my learning.

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

Hey! So, in a couple of years, you'll come to the decision to drop out of school and date a horrible girl. After that, you'll move to Seattle and live with your brother. During this time, you'll work in a warehouse with lesbian women who want to make you in charge of a beading store. You'll say no. You get bored with this and drive for thousands of miles to reach the Grand Canyon. Upon reaching it, you find that there are some officials who charge you money to get in. You opt to go to the lesser canyon, and are still impressed because you haven't seen the real one. You move to a new city and begin to date the horrible girl again, but during this horrible dating time, you are also going back to college. Eventually you finish, recieve an AA, meet some good people, and somehow manage to get an outstanding student of the year award for your service to the student body. You now live in Hawaii, swim in the blue ocean when you aren't studying, and have an outstanding tan. So here's some advice: keep it up!

What's unique about your campus?

It's in Hawaii. It provides a forensic science degree.

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

After graduating from high school in 2009, I decided to attend a two year community college. I started out majoring with a Li...

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

After graduating from high school in 2009, I decided to attend a two year community college. I started out majoring with a Liberal Arts Science degree with plans to attend a 4 year college to earn a degree in Meteorology. Since attending Erie Community College I have changed my major to an Environmental Technology Geoscience 2 year degree with a certificate in Geographic Information Systems(GIS). I hoping that this 2 year degree will lead to a full-time job and then I can continue to earn a 4 yr degree. I wasn't sure that I would like to go to a community college but I like the college and living at home. I think that if I lived at college I wouldn't have the privacy and quiet time that I need to study and focus on my courses. My experience of college so far is that I made the right choice and at the moment I am happy with my major. It has been very valuable to attend a 2 year community college because I know when I graduate I will have a better chance of finding a job in a field that I will like.

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

Most high school seniors have one or both of two problems: a false sense of invincibility or an unrealistic fear of everythin...

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

Most high school seniors have one or both of two problems: a false sense of invincibility or an unrealistic fear of everything; I had a combination of both oddly enough. The funny thing about these problems is that just about everyone experiences one or the other or both to some degree, and nearly all of these people partially recover from both complexes (in what I have seen) in just the first semester of college. Of course, college is excellent for the purpose of getting an education, making friends and trying new things, but above all else, going to college is a way of saying to many struggling new adults "you're not actually invincible, but you're smart. You can do it." The entire experience has been a rush of encouragement balanced with humility, idealism with reality, and an even mixture of failures and successes to remind me that I can amount to something, but not everything. It embarasses me to admit how long it took me, but I've finally realized that it's not about comparing myself to everyone else anymore. I can take pride in who I am, who I'm becoming, and what I can do.

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

Chaminade University definitely isn't up there with the big-name schools, and it shows every once in a while. Despite the positives of the family-feel, diversity and tolerance, some degree programs aren't worth picking this particular school for. There are a few degree programs that are simply incredible, especially given the family-like qualities of the school, but many programs don't seem to cut it for a lot of people. I'm an Elementary Education major and my roommate is Forensic Science and we're both happy, but many others are not.

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

Chaminade University is like a giant extended family. Hawaiian culture in general is very family oriented; everyone is your cousin, auntie, or uncle (even some of the professors), and the small campus allows you to get familiar with the majority of the students and staff in a very short period of time. The transition wasn't killer and everyone has a place here no matter who they are or where they're from. The Education and Forensic Science programs are especially excellent and most professors are more than willing help you out if you go see them.

Dominique
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

What's unique about Chaminade is that we are a very small private school with a population less than most high schools. This ...

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

What's unique about Chaminade is that we are a very small private school with a population less than most high schools. This is unique because very rare are you able to know everyone in school, or at least be familiar with faces. This creates a tighter community with not only your classmates, but also with your professors. The class sizes are usually 19-25 people, so professors are actually able to remember their students and spend more one-on-one time with each student.

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

Out of my college experience, I have learned a lot about myself, the things I value, and what I plan to do with my life that will benefit not just myself, but others as well. From living on my own, to making my class schedules, to putting numerous hours into being at the library, I've learned that time management and self-discipline are vital characteristics one should have in their life. I have to be able to manage my time accordingly to when things are due, and make sure I can motivate and dedicate myself to follow through with things I have already committed to. These aspects of responsibility will help further in life when I choose to do whatever it is I desire. As for the value of attending college, I believe in this day and age a college degree puts you one step ahead of others in this very competitive workforce. Also, I feel more prosperous or well-off about dealing with events that lie ahead in life, and this is another thing I can pass on to my children, so they can grow up and be motivated to succeed with the value of a college education.

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."

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

Chaminde University is a private Catholic institute that becomes a part of your ohana because of the willingness and dedicati...

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

Chaminde University is a private Catholic institute that becomes a part of your ohana because of the willingness and dedication of everyone present to see each other succeed and strive for their dreams through academic excellence, professional preparation, supportive atmosphere, vibrant campus life, and cultural diversity and acceptance.

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

Thus far, out of my college experience, I have gained a better understanding of different cultures and an unforgettable opportunity to meet people from all across the globe. It has been the most valuable to attend Chaminade because it led the way into the newest chapter and adventure of my life. If I had not attended Chaminade, or any other college for that matter, I would have not have had the rare chance to meet all the wonderful people I met nor would I have gotten to participate in, learn and grow from all the experiences and opportunities I was blessed with. Chaminade changed my life because it exceeded all expectations I had of the kind of college I wanted to attend.

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

I wish I had known just how wonderful campus life at Chaminade University would be. Because the school is fairly smaller than most campuses, it gave me a better opportunity to get to know people on a deeper level. Chaminade University provides a genuine open and friendly environment where everyone becomes a part of your extended family. If I had known this little tidbit about Chaminade, I would have decided on attending there a lot quicker than I had.

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

With the completion of my first year in college, I have experienced several different things that ultimately changes the way ...

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

With the completion of my first year in college, I have experienced several different things that ultimately changes the way I see college. So far, in my college experience, I have experienced the concept of community, opportunity, ambitiousness, initiative, and family. In Chaminade, there are countless communities to choose from, whether it be from the drama department to campus ministry, there are communities for every lifestyle available. Taking the initiative to join a community and making yourself known is one of the few important steps in making the best of college life. Making connections and relationships is essential in every college life. Being in college is an extrodinary experience and privilege, one must take full advantage of it. Being in college is like being in a virtual realm of the real world. In college, you get to make mistakes, create new relationships in a safe and secure enviroment. This is a place where you can define yourself and prepare how you would take on the world. Being ambitious, taking initiative, making connections, and keeping connected with family is very important. College is valuable because it gives you and teaches you everything that you need and want to know.

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

I wish I had known the wide variety of communities within the school. In every single department, club, or activity, there is always a feeling of family amongst the teachers, faculty, and students. There are a wide variety of opportunities to get involved in this school, and I wish I would have known all these opportunities before I came in. Reason being, I wanted to be able to decide and join communities that best suit my personality and preference. Another thing I wish I would have known before coming in is the financial aid and scholarship opportunities offered in Chaminade.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

The kind person that does not like variety, community, and small classes should not attend this school Chaminade University is well known for its variety of students, activities, classes, and teachers. People who are undriven, unmotivated, and dislike work and challenges will not bode well in this school. People who are not accepting of other people should not attend this school, reason being that this school boasts a wide variety of people all over the world, of race, ethinicity, background, and lifestyle. This school is for the ambitious, open minded, and well-rounded students.

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

From my education at a two-year community college, I've not only learned about the world I live in, but have also learned how...

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

From my education at a two-year community college, I've not only learned about the world I live in, but have also learned how to make it a better place. I've learned about myself and the things I want in my life, and learned about those around me and the things they need in the lifes they live. I've learned how to be responsible and self-reliant, so I can then serve others who are in need. I've learned of the aspirations and successes of cultures and societies that have made them great, as well as the mistakes and struggles they encounter. From the education I received, I feel more confident in my ability to problem solve, communicate with others, maintain, oraganize, and create. Every class and course helped me understand others better, whether it was a direct lesson from a psychology, history, or communications course, or more indirectly through other studies such as science, health, and finance. Everyone's life is unique, but we all go through similar experiences. Studying every aspect of the world around us only helps us grow closer to those with whom we share it.

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

My liberal arts degree & LPN degree will open a door for me to get into the RN program at Boise State University. I know tha...

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

My liberal arts degree & LPN degree will open a door for me to get into the RN program at Boise State University. I know that if I were to go out to the job market I would be in a higher pay range then if I had not gone to college. I am looking forward to finishing my bachelors degree. I do adult foster care for the disabled and these degrees that I have now will expand my career choice to be able to help more people, but I prefer to get my BSN in nursing so that I can help even more people. I am very thankful that I have had the chance to get my liberal arts degree and LPN certificate. I believe going back to school has helped me to relate better with my children that are young adults and in college. College has given me a better understanding of what the kids face at school. School can be looked at a haven of hope or despairing mountain that seems to hard to climb, but it is learning to take one step at a time and not look at the path but envisioning the goal.

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

I come from a totally different environment, culture, and lifestyle. What I experienced the most is the reliability on my fam...

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

I come from a totally different environment, culture, and lifestyle. What I experienced the most is the reliability on my family and relatives. And I would say that attending college or traveling hundred miles just to go to college has played a large impact on my life. I am far away from home, being introduced to this new world, yet at this current moment I do not feel lost and alone. Chaminade University, with its great, hardworking faculty, and friendly students showed me that I have the potential and courage to step out into the new, bigger world. I have the power to become very socialable, power to communicate and the wisdom to share knowledge and services with the people around me. I became very active in self confidence, and I know that other people appreciate what I do. I perform community services and do volunteer jobs; Painting. What has become of me is very valuable to the community and to the world because the bigger picture is not about me but about what I do for others and how others feel. It's been very valuable to attend Chaminade because I'm still learning what to do best.

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

I would say since Chaminade is a diverse University then people share different cultures and lifestyle.... It's not the worst thing, although just the weakness of not understanding other students from different cultures.... there is no worst thing about the school though...

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

I brag most on the fact that there are few micronesians attending Chaminade. This means that Chaminade from my hometown's perspective is considered a good school with high educational level. There are few students who can enroll to attend Chaminade. Also, most of the graduate students, alumnists from Chaminade University live successful lives in the future... Chaminade University puts common sense, spiritual virtues, encouragement, responsibility in every student...

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