Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, HI

Chaminade University of Honolulu

Honolulu, HI

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You belong at Chaminade University, and we can’t wait to show you why.

Founded in the Marianist tradition, Chaminade University of Honolulu is Hawai‘i’s only Catholic university, which means we believe education isn’t just about your classes and degree—it’s about developing tomorrow’s leaders to make positive change in the world. We challenge our students to serve and inspire their communities to build a better, more peaceful future. That’s why every single student at Chaminade participates in a service learning project before they graduate—every single one.

Our campus boasts big opportunities with small class sizes and individualized attention designed to ensure you succeed. You can choose from rigorous academic programs across more than 50 majors and minors, gain access to research and internship opportunities to put what you’ve learned into practice, and join a diverse student body that celebrates you for being you.

Hawaii is an incredible place to call home. Situated on 65 acres, our campus is just a stone’s throw from Waikiki’s shoreline and Diamond Head. The University embraces its title as a Native Hawaiian–serving institution, and we welcome students from across the US and around the globe. When it comes to rankings, we’re proud of where we land, including for best value, diversity, and student life.

If there’s one thing we want you to take away, it’s our strong student support network. When you enroll at Chaminade, you join our ‘ohana—a tight-knit family. Our community knows accomplishments are enjoyed most when they’re shared and the best achievements are the ones you work hardest for. Our professors, advisors,and counselors are here to serve you and help you create the academic journey that’s right for you—one that puts you on track to achieve your dreams. 



Ranked #25 among "Best Regional Universities" in the West | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #21 among "Best Value Schools" in the West | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #38 among "Top Performers on Social Mobility" | U.S. News & World Report, 2022


Ranked #1 among "Best Value Colleges in Hawai'i" | Niche, 2022


Ranked the #1 "Best College Location in Hawai'i" | Niche, 2022


Ranked #1 among "Colleges with the Best Student Life in Hawai'i | Niche, 2022

Chaminade Fast Facts

Founded: 1955
Location: Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Students: 2,198
Majors Offered: 50+ undergraduate majors & minors
Schools & Divisions: 5
Student-Faculty Ratio: 10:1
Students Living in Traditional & Apartment-Style Housing: 257
States and Territories Represented: 44 
Countries & Regions Represented: 8
Awarded Merit- or Need-Based Scholarships: $12 million

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “The best way I can describe Chaminade is I feel like I belong here. Everyone is supportive and excited to see me succeed. And there are so many ways to pursue my interests, inside and outside the classroom.”

    • Skye Haraga ’21, Hawai‘i
      Biochemistry and Environmental Science 
  • “The reason I chose Chaminade is because I didn’t want to be one of thousands of students in a huge lecture hall. At Chaminade, classes are small—and it feels good to know I have support when I need it.”

    • Roger Witt ’20, Virginia
      Criminology & Criminal Justice