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Brigham Young University-Hawaii

Laie, HI, USA
3.45 Average Rating

Founded and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University-Hawai’i is a 4-year private university on O’ahu that integrates secular and spiritual learning. BYU-Hawai’i is home to colleges of Arts & Humanities, Business, Math, and Human Development and all students are expected to combine a major with two minors or certificates. As a Mormon institution, all students adhere to an honor code that prohibits extramarital sex, alcohol, and drugs and promotes academic honesty. Additionally, BYU-Hawai’i holds a partnership with the Polynesian Cultural Center, the state’s number one tourist attraction that employs most of the university’s students.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
37%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 1, 2019
Other July 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
8%
Out-Of-State Students
75%
78%
Submitting ACT
25%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1182
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
3,143
Total Number of Undergrads
3,143
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
45%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$11,428
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$5,560
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$5,560
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$6,586
Books and Supplies
$1300

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,396
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
24%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,088
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,767

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
17%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,959
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$5,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$94

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
46
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
57%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Seasiders
School Colors
crimson, gold, and gray
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
No

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Salt Lake City
Provo
Phoenix
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
40%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$49,100

What Students Are Saying

3.45 Average Rating
Beautiful Campus with great location. Classes and professors often fairly laid back, but not always. Overall great, administration is the largest annoyance, probably not unlike most campuses in that way.
Joebob from Laie, HI
BYU-Hawaii definitely is a honorable school with its special Honor Code. The size of school is small, which means students can have a close relationship with professors and classmates. BYU-Hawaii has students come from over 70 countries.
Jiawen from Laie, HI
I love this campus and school! The teachers are engaging and my classes are enjoyable. There's no better place to be than at BYUH.
Morgan from Hamilton, MO
There is an opportunity for a close relationship between instructor and pupil. It is a positive and healthy atmosphere. It is culturally diverse and there are plenty of opportunities to familiarize yourself with the rest of the world without even leaving campus.
Anne from Lindon, UT
Excellent school, plenty of great education environment. Small school means better attention from teachers and faculty. Beaches.
Andrew from Holladay, UT

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