Brigham Young University - Hawaii: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Brigham Young University - Hawaii is a private university with an acceptance rate of 45%. Established in 1955 in Laie, Hawaii, BYU - Hawaii is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The 100-acre campus sits between the Koolau mountains and the Pacific coastline, just 35 miles north of Honolulu. Academically, the university has a student-faculty ratio of 17-to-1. Popular programs of study include accounting, biological science, business management, and computer and information science. Students are encouraged to participate in the university’s religious life as well, and the Church is closely involved with most university activities. The Brigham Young University Seasiders compete in the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference.

Considering applying to Brigham Young University - Hawaii? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Brigham Young University - Hawaii had an acceptance rate of 45%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 45 students were admitted, making BYU - Hawaii's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 2,970
Percent Admitted 45%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 42%

SAT Scores and Requirements

BYU - Hawaii requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 26% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 553 640
Math 530 610
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of BYU - Hawaii's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to BYU - Hawaii scored between 553 and 640, while 25% scored below 553 and 25% scored above 640. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 530 and 610, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 610. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1250 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Brigham Young University - Hawaii.

Requirements

BYU - Hawaii does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Brigham Young University - Hawaii does not provide information about the school's superscore policy. Note that BYU - Hawaii suggests that successful applicants have a minimum SAT score of 1090.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Brigham Young University - Hawaii requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 71% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 21 27
Math 20 26
Composite 21 26

This admissions data tells us that most of BYU - Hawaii's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Brigham Young University - Hawaii received a composite ACT score between 21 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Brigham Young University - Hawaii does not require the optional ACT writing section. Note that Brigham Young University - Hawaii does not provide information about the school's superscore policy. BYU - Hawaii suggests that successful applicants have a minimum ACT composite score of 24.

GPA

Brigham Young University - Hawaii does not provide data about admitted students' high school GPAs.

Admissions Chances

Brigham Young University - Hawaii, which accepts just under half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs. However, BYU - Hawaii has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. The school is looking for students who will excel in four areas: spiritual, intellectual, character building, and lifelong learning and service. BYU - Hawaii requires every applicant to have an ecclesiastical endorsement.

In addition, BYU - Hawaii is looking for strong application essays that demonstrate interest in BYU - Hawaii. Applicants must also show evidence of participation in meaningful extracurricular activities, including clubs, church groups, or work experiences, and a rigorous course schedule, including AP, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores and grades are outside of Brigham Young University - Hawaii's average range. Note that BYU-Hawaii gives priority to students from target areas including the Pacific Islands and East Asia.

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