651 reviews
  1. Laie, HI
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Brigham Young University - Hawaii is ...
Private not-for-profit, Mormon
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference
Pacific West Conference
Address
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762
Website

Brigham Young University - Hawaii Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
35%
SAT Scores Range
970-1170
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Brigham Young University - Hawaii

Cost

Net Price
$11,948/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,010/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,640/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,169/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,396/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,241/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.41 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.41 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,429Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    82%
  • Bra
    14%
  • Mean as
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
91%
of students say they don't have Greek life.46 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.67 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    71%
  • Freaking chery
    17%
  • Splendid
    13%

After Brigham Young University - Hawaii

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$39,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
75%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses

Brigham Young University - Hawaii Reviews

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Living in Hawaii and going to school has been an adventure. At first it was hard to manage time between classes and going to the beach; but you learn pretty fast. Smaller class sizes allow for better relationships and communication between you and your professors. And a smaller campus is nice because everything is close and within walking distances, and is close to the beach which is a plus. BYU-Hawaii is unique in that there are students from over 70 different countries here. Meeting people from all over the world and .learning more about their culture and traditions has been really fun. Although the tuition is relatively cheap, it is very expensive to live in Hawaii which is why I would not choose to come to this school again if I had to do it all over again. Other than the cost, I have had a great time here at Hawaii!
The aspect I like about this campus is the teachers and counselors. Teachers want you to succeed and will help you to the best of their ability. The counselors also are very helpful in planning your path to graduation. They find ways to make it happen, even if faced with setbacks such as multiple failed classes, lack of funds or being put on hold for missing information while applying to school.

One thing the school could improve on is building closer relationships between the students and administration members by listening to the students and interacting with them more to understand what they are saying. Plans and Agendas are good but useless if everyone under you fights against it.
BYU-Hawaii provides a safe, wholesome environment for its students. Our administration strives to maintain a clean, spiritual atmosphere where students can study, work, and socialize. Here, I have been able to grow and mature as a person. I love being a student at BYU-Hawaii because I feel like I can gain my education free of the distractions of a raging party scene and other disruptions common to the college environment.
This does not, however, deny us the opportunity to have a fun college experience. Living so near the beach is a luxury, and our activities committee is constantly planning fun, wholesome events for us to enjoy.