Chaminade University of Honolulu

Chaminade University of Honolulu

3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816-1578


  • College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Total Student Population: 2,214
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 66%
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The Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private, co-educational Catholic university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The university was founded in 1955 by the Society of Mary, a Roman Catholic religious order.

Chaminade University offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in fields such as business, education, health sciences, liberal arts, nursing, psychology, criminal justice, science, and technology.

With a student-faculty ratio of 11:1, the university emphasizes personalized attention from the faculty and lecturers and experiential and small class-size learning.

The chaminade university is widely known for its commitment to academic excellence, community service, and the Catholic Marianist tradition and also provides opportunities for students to participate in internships, research, and service projects in Hawaii and around the world.

Chaminade University’s goal and aim is to provide a values-based education that integrates intellectual inquiry, service, and community engagement.

Chaminade University also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities and athletics programs, including NCAA Division II sports teams. The university has a diverse student body, with students from Hawaii, the mainland United States, and over 20 countries around the world.

The university’s campus is located on the island of Oahu in the Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu, giving the students access to the popular Waikiki Beach and other tourist destinations with plenty of restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions nearby.

The campus features a mix of modern and historic buildings, as well as a variety of facilities and resources for students, including a library, computer labs, athletic facilities, and student organizations.

The school’s campus is popular for its lush greenery, with numerous trees and gardens creating a serene environment.

Chaminade University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU).

Chaminade University provides a beautiful and peaceful environment for students to learn and grow in. Its commitment to sustainability and focus on student wellness and academic progress makes it a great choice of study for students.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:2,214
Undergraduate enrollment:1,549
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.5%
      Black or African American:2.6%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:16.6%
      Two or more races:10.1%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:27.9%
      Non-resident alien:0.5%

Degrees Offered

  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Postbaccalaureate certificate
  • Master’s degree
  • Post-master’s certificate
  • Doctor’s degree-professional practice

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Community and Public Health
  • Computer Science
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Data Science, Analytics and Visualization
  • Early Childhood Education for Oceania (Chuuk students)
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental + Interior Design
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forensic Sciences
  • Historical and Political Studies
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Studies
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sport and Event Management
  • Business Administration
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Environmental + Interior Design
  • Liberal Arts
  • Natural Sciences
  • Teaching
  • Education
  • Pastoral Theology
  • Counseling Psychology


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$27,454 $26,914 $26,134 
    Books and supplies$1,600 $1,600 $1,600 
      Room and board$15,050 $14,610 $14,184 
      Other expenses$2,578 $2,559 $2,413 
      Room and board$14,100 $13,933 $13,554 
      Other expenses$2,578 $2,559 $2,413 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$2,578 $2,559 $2,413