Chaminade University of Honolulu

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3140 Waialae Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96816-1578

Phone: (808) 735-4711
2013-2014 Tuition
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U.S. News Rankings

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U.S. News rank Category Name
#80 Overall Score: 27 out of 100. Regional Universities (West)

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Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private institution that was founded in 1955. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,372, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 65 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Chaminade University of Honolulu's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 80. Its tuition and fees are $20,090 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Chaminade University offers its students an education in a collaborative learning environment that prepares them for life, service and successful careers. Guided by its Catholic, Marianist and liberal arts educational traditions, Chaminade encourages the development of moral character, personal competencies, and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1955
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $10,163,644


When applying to Chaminade University of Honolulu, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Chaminade University of Honolulu is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 87.4 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity less selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 87.4%
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Chaminade University of Honolulu is 11:1, and the school has 60.3 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Chaminade University of Honolulu include: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies; Forensic Science and Technology; Psychology, General; Business Administration and Management, General; and Speech Communication and Rhetoric. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 11:1
4-year graduation rate 20%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 19%
Forensic Science and Technology 12%
Psychology, General 12%
Business Administration and Management, General 9%
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 9%

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Student Life

Chaminade University of Honolulu has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,372, with a gender distribution of 33.4 percent male students and 66.6 percent female students. Chaminade University of Honolulu is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,144
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NCAA II

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Campus Info & Services

Chaminade University of Honolulu offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health insurance. Chaminade University of Honolulu also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Chaminade University of Honolulu.

Students who have cars on campus N/A
Health insurance offered Yes

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Tuition and fees $20,090 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,360 (2013-14)
Financial aid statistics N/A

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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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