Brigham Young University Hawaii Admissions

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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. Cousin mormon schools include BYU and BYU Idaho.

Admissions Data (2016)

  • BYU Hawaii Acceptance Rate: 27%
  • Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile
  • SAT Critical Reading: 483 / 588
  • SAT Math: 490 / 570
  • SAT Writing: - / -
  • ACT Composite: 22 / 26
  • ACT English: 22 / 27
  • ACT Math: 21 / 26

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 to 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,240
  • Books: $1,300
  • Room and Board: $6,050
  • Other Expenses: $5,166
  • Total Cost: $17,756

Brigham Young University: Hawaii Financial Aid (2015 to 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

  • Most Popular Majors:
  • Accounting
  • Elementary Education
  • Finance
  • General Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Business Administration
  • Hospitality Administration
  • Cultural Studies
  • Biology

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