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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
BYU-Hawaii is an above-average private, Christian university located in Hawaii. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,868 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the BYU-Hawaii acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Hospitality and Tourism Management, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 63% of students, BYU-Hawaii alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,000.
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762
About BYU-Hawaii...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (without football)
Athletic Conference

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.

BYUH Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1250
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$12,871/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,288/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
73%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.37 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    19%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,868Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
308
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
7%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
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  • Friendly
    88%
  • Mean as
    8%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
84%
of students say they don't have Greek life.58 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.79 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
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  • Diverse
    78%
  • Splendid
    13%
  • Home away from home
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$42,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
76%
National
83%
81%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.31 responses
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I absolutely loved my experience here! It had smaller classes, which meant that the professors were better able to connect with the students, and I felt that they wanted to get to know us, our challenges and how to best help us succeed as students. The campus itself is beautiful and provides many places to study, inside or outside in the beauty of Hawaii. Living on campus is nice because there is a small shopping strip about 20 minutes away, so it’s the best of both worlds. A short walk to and from class, and work if you work on campus, as well as a short walk to local off campus shopping facilities. There is also a bus system that is fairly cheap if one wants to explore the island or travel to larger shopping facilities like Walmart. One of my favorite things is the diversity of the students body. I could walk down the main hallway of the main building and hear many different languages, which was amazing!
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It has great value. The tuition is insanely subsidized, and you get to study in Hawaii. They have a merit scholarship program where if you get decent grades, you automatically get part or all of your tuition waived, depending on how high your cumulative GPA is: (3.650 - 3.749 = 1/4 Tuition scholarship, 3.750 - 3.849 = 1/2 Tuition scholarship, 3.850 - 3.949 = 3/4 Tuition scholarship, 3.950 - 4.0 Full Tuition scholarship). Also, the school isn't that academically competitive.

Basically, if you get good grades and work part-time, you can graduate debt-free.

That being said, make sure that they have your major because the school is small, so they don't have every program. If they don't have your major, you could always go there to get your general ed requirements done, and then you could transfer to another school. A lot of my classmates did that, but I ended up graduating from BYUH.

I'm definitely glad I went there.

It's a religious school, so alcohol/drugs aren't allowed.
I like the Iwork program about the school to help international students have a better education. I had the privilege to work a PCC which is right next door and to experience the different cultures of the islands was just amazing. Byuh is such a diverse university that makes one's boundaries to be stretched. I learned to understand others from different backgrounds. The school is amazing, it is remoted but since the school only has 2500 students, the interactions with the teachers are more personalized. Sammler than usual campus, it provides a good education in a learning and happy environment.