Brigham Young University - Hawaii Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, & More

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Brigham Young University - Hawaii Admissions Overview:

BYU - Hawaii has an acceptance rate of 27%, making it a selective school. Students who are admitted generally have test scores and grades well above average. Applicants must submit scores from either the SAT or the ACT; more students submit ACT scores than SAT scores, but both are accepted equally. Students can fill out an online application at Brigham Young University's home website, indicating that they are applying to the Hawaii branch.

Students must also submit high school transcripts and a recommendation from a religious leader.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Brigham Young University - Hawaii Description:

Established in 1955, Brigham Young University - Hawaii is a private university in Laie, Hawaii, 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. BYU Hawaii emphasizes diversity, and its relatively small student population represents over 70 countries and cultures. Academically, the university has a student faculty ratio of 16 to 1 and offers 25 undergraduate majors.

Popular programs of study include accounting, computer and information science and international cultural studies. Campus life is active, with students participating in a variety of clubs and cultural activities; 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.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,866 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,240
  • Books: $1,300 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $6,050
  • Other Expenses: $5,166
  • Total Cost: $17,756

Brigham Young University - Hawaii Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 86%
    • Loans: 22%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,760
    • Loans: $4,632

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Softball, Cross Country

    Data Source:

    National Center for Educational Statistics

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