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Brigham Young University - Hawaii Overview

Brigham Young University - Hawaii is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Laie, Hawaii. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Laie draws many to the area.

What Is Brigham Young University - Hawaii Known For?

2,702 Full-Time Undergraduates
$12,793 Avg Cost After Aid
37% Acceptance Rate
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest degree offered at BYU - H.
  • In 2017-2018, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, BYU - H bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,200 a year. That's about 3% more than their peers at other schools.

Brigham Young University - Hawaii Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, BYU - H is ranked #819 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. BYU - H also holds the #2 spot on the Best Colleges in Hawaii ranking.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that BYU - H has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for BYU - H

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Diversity 70
Best Colleges for the Money 77
Best Colleges for International Students 582
Best Colleges 819
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 918
Best Colleges for Veterans 1,675

Where Is Brigham Young University - Hawaii?

Location of Brigham Young University - Hawaii

Contact details for BYU - H are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 55-220 Kulanui Street, Laie, HI 96762-1294
Phone: 808-675-3211
Website: www.byuh.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/byuhawaii
Twitter: https://twitter.com/byuhawaii

How Do I Get Into BYU - H?

You can apply to BYU - H online at: www.besmart.com/

Admission Requirements for BYU - H

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into BYU - H?

37% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
25% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to BYU - H. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 37%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 40%, and the acceptance rate for women is 35%.

Average Test Scores

About 25% of students accepted to BYU - H submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 550 and 633. Math scores were between 540 and 620.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brigham Young University - Hawaii  ( 550 to 633 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Brigham Young University - Hawaii  ( 540 to 620 )
200
800
BYU - H received ACT scores from 78% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 27. Math scores were between 21 and 26. Composite scores were between 22 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Brigham Young University - Hawaii  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Brigham Young University - Hawaii  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Brigham Young University - Hawaii  ( 22 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Brigham Young University - Hawaii?

$12,793 Net Price
15% Take Out Loans
6.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of BYU - H is $12,793. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BYU - H

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$10,398 $10,539 $13,256 $14,477 $14,668

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At BYU - H, approximately 15% of students took out student loans averaging $3,392 a year. That adds up to $13,568 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BYU - H is 6.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Brigham Young University - Hawaii Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,702 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,143 undergraduate students at BYU - H, with 2,702 being full-time and 441 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BYU - H

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,702 full-time undergraduates at BYU - H, 38% are male and 62% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BYU - H

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brigham Young University - Hawaii students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BYU - H Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 81
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 123
White 926
International Students 1,103
Other Races/Ethnicities 463

Geographic Diversity

Hawaii students aren't the only ones who study at Brigham Young University - Hawaii. At this time, 35 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 46 countries are represented at BYU - H. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Brigham Young University - Hawaii

139 Took All Classes Online
737 Took At Least One Class Online
-7.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 737 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at BYU - H has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of BYU - H

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Brigham Young University - Hawaii was -7.8%. This is the #2,544 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BYU - H regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Brigham Young University - Hawaii Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 43 0 0
Anthropology 0 10 0 0
Area Studies 0 10 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 9 0 0
Business Administration & Management 7 18 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 16 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 17 0 0
Computer Science 0 11 0 0
Cultural Studies & Analysis 0 21 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 0 28 0 0
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 9 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 23 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 7 0 0
General Biology 0 26 0 0
General English Literature 0 10 0 0
General Psychology 0 36 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 29 0 0
History 0 4 0 0
Hospitality Management 0 44 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 18 0 0
Information Science 0 5 0 0
International Business 0 1 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 81 0 0 0
Marketing 0 25 0 0
Mathematics 0 10 0 0
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 24 0 0
Music 0 9 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 4 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 21 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 25 0 0
Social Work 0 35 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 38 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 17 0 0
Teaching English or French 0 20 0 0
Total 176 1,246 0 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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