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Undergrad Profile

Located in the Heart of Honolulu
We are centrally located in the Kaimuki neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, water sports, and relaxing at the beach or prefer the urban amenities available in Waikiki, Kakaako, and Downtown Honolulu, you’re guaranteed to find something to do when you’re not busy studying for class.

Chaminade University of Honolulu is a private, coeducational university founded in Catholic, Marianist, and liberal arts educational traditions. We seek to educate students intellectually, spiritually, and personally, encouraging the development of moral character, personal competencies, and a commitment to build a just and peaceful society.

Educating for life
We recognize and support each other’s unique virtues and explore valuable life lessons in our classroom discussions, community projects, and social engagements. Additionally, our student body is one of the most diverse in the nation, creating a community that embraces each other’s differences and encourages a family spirit.

Educating for service
We look beyond our campus and engage in public service that enriches the greater Honolulu area. Students are encouraged to participate in community service activities and apply concepts learned in the classroom. Upon graduation our alumni often go on to work in service-oriented fields, seeking the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

Educating for successful careers
Our academic programs teach industry-related skills, offer courses in career preparation, and provide access to internships and networking opportunities that prepare students for entry into the job market. 


At A Glance
• Founded in 1955
• Private, Catholic Marianist Institution
• Located in Honolulu, Hawaii
• 1,183 Undergraduate Enrollment
• 19 Average Class Size
• 11:1 Student-Faculty Ratio
• 44% of Students Identifying as Catholic

Undergraduate Majors & Specializations
• Accounting
• Behavioral Sciences
- Sociology and Social Policy
• Biochemistry
• Biology
- Cellular and Molecular
- Integrative and Organismal
• Business Administration
- Marketing
• Communication
- Integrated Marketing
- Mass Media
• Criminology and Criminal Justice
• Elementary Education
• English
• Environmental and Interior Design
• Environmental Studies
• Forensic Sciences
• Historical and Political Studies
• Humanities
• International Studies
- International Relations
- International Trade
• Nursing
• Religious Studies
• Social Studies

Pre-professional Programs
• Pre-health Sciences
• Pre-law