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The Chaminade University of Honolulu

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The good thing about chaminade is that itNot so brightUndecided
The good thing about chaminade is that it is located in hawaii, which really is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. the bad thing about it is pretty much everything else. imo - it is like a glorified high school rather than a college. staff and faculty are mostly unhelpful and under-qualified and treat the students like children to be babysat rather than adults. salaries for teachers here are very low which is part of the problem. anyone who is good at their job leaves for other universities. the employees left behind are trapped and bitter or are on a religious mission. if you want to go to a catholic college, there are way better options on the mainland.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: B+, Useful Schoolwork: F
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This is a Catholic University and as suchQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
This is a Catholic University and as such they don't pride themselves on the students they pride themselves on making and hoarding money. The staff are incredibly unhelpful and don't care too much about the students. They don't respond to phone calls or emails and they don't get things done in a timely manner.
1st Year Female -- Class 2015
Surrounding City: A+, Individual Value: F
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Chaminade.AverageBusiness - Management and Administration
Chaminade.... Good old Chaminade.
I'd like to start this rant on reslife. I have never been fined so many times in my life. If you do anything wrong, you will be fined. They constantly are threatening you with petty fines that add up quickly. Never get caught smoking or drinking in the dorms or you will more than likely get kicked out. Two drinking violations is all it takes to get kicked out the school and sent home. The lady in charge of Reslife lives in the dorms (yeah she's like 40 too), yet she is nearly impossible to schedule a meeting with. If you for some reason choose to come to this school, DO NOT live in the dorms. Don't do it.

I came to Chaminade knowing it was not a party school. With that said, there were many many weekend nights when absolutely nothing was going on. The 18+ clubs are terrible, just terrible. Parties are nonexistent. The only thing there is to do is drink on the beach and that gets old fast.

Horrible is the only word that can describe the professors. Many of my professors were not qualified enough to be teaching me. Honestly I felt like I was smarter than all of the people teaching me (and I don't even consider myself that smart). With bad professors, came easy classes. I would spend hardly any time on homework and transferred with all A's.

For any out of state student only wanting to come to Chaminade because of the fact it is in Hawaii, should seriously reconsider schools. Chaminade has no reputation and is not even known by people in Hawaii. I am from Ohio and I chose to go to Chaminade because of the perfect location. I regretted it shortly after classes started. Hawaii is amazing, but Chaminade sucks. Nearly every out of state student in my class is transferring to a school back in their home state because of the poor academics.Before I chose to come to Chaminade, I read all the negative comments on this site, but sadly I found out everything negative was true. Trust me, you will be happier getting an education from somewhere on the mainland. Do not come to this school if you are an out of state student. I transferred and I am much much much happier.

1st Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: D-
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