College matching platform, College Raptor Inc., recently named Chaminade University as the best hidden gem institution in the state.  Hidden gems are defined as high-caliber colleges and universities which receive fewer than 5,000 applicants per year but have a total enrollment of greater than 1,000.

With a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1, Chaminade University is known for its small, academically rigorous classes in which faculty are readily available to ensure the success of its students.

The top hidden gem in each state was determined by analyzing colleges based on their enrollment and application data submitted to the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).Each institution also received an “Overall Ranking” of quality based on academic and outcome data, including graduation rate, selectivity, student-to-faculty ratio and other factors.

Chaminade University was one of 49 institutions recognized across the country. One college was named from each state, with the exception of Alaska, which did not have an institution meeting the criteria for recognition.

According to CollegeRaptor, Inc., the list was “meant to call attention to institutions which may be overlooked by many students but stand out in terms of academic rigor and student success.” 

College Raptor aims to help students find their best fit colleges, academically, culturally, and financially. While big colleges can be a great fit for some students, others do better on smaller campuses. For more information, go to: https://www.collegeraptor.com/blog/college-comparisons/hidden-gems-the-best-colleges-in-each-state-that-receive-fewer-than-5000-applications-per-year/

Celebrating 60 years of educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. A Native Hawaiian serving institution, Chaminade is located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816.  For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at www.chaminade.edu or call (808) 735-4711. ###