Chaminade University of Honolulu Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Chaminade University of Honolulu Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Chaminade are largely open—91% of those who apply are admitted each year. Students are required to submit scores from the SAT or ACT, and should send in high school transcripts. In addition to filling out an application—either online, or on paper—students need to submit a short personal statement. To avoid the application fee, use the free Cappex Application. Check out the school's website for more info, and a campus visit is strongly encouraged.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Chaminade University Acceptance Rate: 91%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile

Chaminade University of Honolulu Description:

Chaminade University of Honolulu is a four-year, private university located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Founded by Catholic Marianists (the Society of Mary), the school first started educating students in 1955. In 1977, Chaminade added graduate courses and degrees, becoming a true university. Now, the school offers degrees at the Bachelor and Masters level, with criminology, psychology, and nursing being some of the most popular areas of study. With a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1, Chaminade offers students a personalized learning experience. There are many clubs and student organizations to join; these range from the more academic (Nursing Club, Physics Club, Accounting Club) to the more leisurely (Gamer's Guild, Leisure Poets Society, Silversword Ju-Jitsu) On the athletic front, Chaminade is a member of the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,277 (1,680 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 32% Male / 68% Female
  • 82% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $23,310
  • Books: $1,600 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,690
  • Other Expenses: $2,245
  • Total Cost: $39,845

Chaminade University of Honolulu Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 55%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $15,034
    • Loans: $5,858

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Criminal Justice, Psychology, Elementary Education, History, Nursing, Business Administration, Biology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 74%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 35%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 56%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Golf, Basketball, Track and Field, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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