Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, HI, USA

Located 10 minutes from the buzz of Waikiki and 50 minutes away from the surf mecca of the North Shore on the island of Oahu, Chaminade University of Honolulu is known for its small class sizes, leadership development opportunities, and research and experiential learning programs. As the only Catholic University in Hawaii, and one of three Marianist higher-education institutions in the US, Chaminade University's community is a family where students mature into world citizens who respect the complexity and diversity of others, value community service and strive to create a more just society. Our faculty emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem solving while mentoring students in more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts and humanities, sciences and mathematics, behavioral sciences, business and communication, education, and nursing. Here, students develop professionally through service learning projects, research and internship experiences, and leadership and community networking opportunities. At Chaminade, students receive a personalized education that prepares them for an ever-changing future.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

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Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Submitting ACT
Average ACT Composite: 20
Average SAT Composite: 1073


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Student Organizations
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is not checked
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked


Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman


Divisional Sports Nickname
School Colors
royal blue and white
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is checked
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is checked

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego
Average Salary
6 years after graduation

What Students Are Saying

It is a rather small school, that doesn't provide that full college experience. The rules are rather strict as a Catholic School. Still a good school for forensic science
Austen from Honolulu, HI
Although it is located on a small hill, I find it amazing of what is provided by the small university. It is is a small campus where you basically know everyone here. Chaminade University of Honolulu helps student by shaping their lives spiritually, mentally, and even physically.
Camarin from Honolulu, HI
Chaminade is a very nice school, and the people are very welcoming and accepting of cultural differences. Its interesting to see how Chaminade gets its students involved in the community. And it the perfect school to choose because your not just another student, your family.
shanique from Orlando, FL
Chaminade University is a wonderful private catholic school that provides the students unique opportunities they wouldnâ??t receive at any other college. This quiet but joyful school has teachers that relate to the small classes they teach making sure every student gets the help they need. Chaminade University is a great college to go to because they make the transition from high school to college easy peasy.
Jennifer from Attleboro, MA
Chaminade University has been a success. The teachers or professors are attached to their small population of students within the class. The University outstanding in the fields it offers.
Hideichi from Waikiki, HI
chaminade is an amazing school. the faculty, staff, and students are very friendly. the environment is awesome as well.
Stella from American Samoa
Chaminade University follows the five characteristics of Marianist universities with great pride. The faculty and staff are always there to help and there are many events on campus for students to get involved in. Overall, Chaminade provides a loving and warm environment to pursue your education.
Kaloke from Honolulu, HI