As the only Catholic University in Hawai`i, and one of three Marianist higher-education institutions in the U.S., Chaminade University is guided by the understanding that both reason and faith are essential conditions in the pursuit of truth. Its community is a family where students mature into world citizens who respect the complexity and diversity of others, value community service, and strive to create a more just society. The faculty emphasize critical thinking and creative problem solving while mentoring students in more than 25 undergraduate and graduate programs in the fine arts and humanities, sciences and mathematics, behavioral sciences, business and communication, education, and nursing. Located in the international city of Honolulu on the island of O`ahu, Chaminade is regarded for its remarkably diverse student body–students come from the Hawai`i, the mainland U.S., the Pacific region, and beyond. Class sizes are small, with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Here, students develop professionally through service learning projects, research and internship experiences, and leadership and community networking opportunities.