Chaminade University of Honolulu Reviews

  • 9 Reviews
  • Honolulu (HI)
  • Annual Tuition: $25,374
67% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

D.C.
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Beautiful campus with amazing students and staff"
Areeyah M Schmidt
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2016
  • Degree: Special Education
"Make sure to review the classes you needed to take prior to moving on the state for which you will be moving to get your teaching career. Some states require higher or lower and multiple aptitude testing. Chaminade is a small community but very tight."
Heather Dudek
  • Reviewed: 8/11/2016
  • Degree: Interior Design
"This is an extremely rigorous interior design program. The faculty is amazing and caring. The school is very culturally diverse, as is Honolulu. I would recommend this school for any degree. They also have an amazing entrepreneurial program for students."
Scooter Vasquez
  • Reviewed: 11/18/2015
  • Degree: Curriculum & Instruction
"I live a ten minute drive to the school but still took online classes. The coursework was fun and challenging and often took a lot of time. If you're good at time management and goal setting, you'll find the master's in education program at Chaminade rewarding. If you're a procrastinator, you'll hate it."
Chastity Saldebar
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"Pros: Professors are very knowledgeable and approachable. I really enjoyed my first term! I really like how there is a practicum and internships mandatory for the program. I like the small classes where we can discuss topics in an intimate setting. Cons: A little pricey, but I think it's worth it in the long run."
Kelsey Tsuneda
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2013
  • Degree: Counseling
"Chaminade's graduate program in counseling psychology is geared towards helping working adults further education through their night and weekend classes. That was really helpful in giving me an opportunity to earn an income while attending to assist with tuition and living expenses. Parking on campus is also free at that time. Most professors seemed knowledgable and were helpful and readily available along the way. However, I do wish that information about the program and what to expect during internship or after graduation was provided more thoroughly at the outset. I also had some difficulty establishing contact and working with the financial aid office to manage my loans and wish there was more support in finding other means of providing funding (though I realize that is difficult for the graduate level if research not involved). All in all, I enjoyed the program and feel that I got a lot out of it. Student support could be a little stronger to make this a truly great experience."
Jerolene Ikeda-Bernardo
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The great thing about Chaminade that really sets the bar is the quality of education that it provides to all of its students. The professors are highly accessible and supportive to not only each other but to all members of the community. Its great location makes traveling to various parts of downtown easy and assessible."
Kristen Jackson
  • Reviewed: 12/9/2012
  • Degree: Social Sciences
"Though I have not attended Chaminade as a grad student, I have knowledge of the program and faculty since I earned both my associate's and bachelor's from the university. I have heard nothing but good things about the graduate program at Chaminade. The professors that teach the courses are few, so I see this as a great opportunity to form connections that will help students in the future. Having met some of faculty personally, I can say they come from varied and elite backgrounds. The campus and class sizes are small; therefore, there is a chance for more one-on-one interaction with the professors. The professors themselves are very understanding and helpful. They take into account individual student's needs. In addition, Chaminade tries to help its students even after graduating, with a great Career Service option. The university also strongly encourages helping fellow students of all ages, helpful for anyone after college! The university is diverse, and as a non-local, I really appreciated that Chaminade has unique Hawaiian roots and pays homage to them. It's a real treat to be able to experience fire dancers and the like, as well as a learning experience. Because it's located downtown, there is a lot available to students. The malls and beach are fairly close, allowing students with access to a car the opportunity to unwind after a hard week of classes. For those with a religious background, Chaminade identifies as a Catholic university, complete with its own chapel. However, even those of different backgrounds can enjoy the school, as the university is not overly intrusive about its faith. The drawbacks: Chaminade is located in downtown Honolulu, which can make for an awful commute. Because it is a school that not many have heard of, I'm certain it doesn't carry the same prestige of more well-known universities. Chaminade does not currently have any scholarship opportunities for graduate students. While unfortunate, tuition seems manageable for a private university. Still, Hawaii is an expensive state, so every little bit counts."
Craig Brown
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2012
  • Degree: Business
"The school is overall very Military friendly which is an aspect I find unmeasurable."