Brigham Young University-Hawaii

55-220 Kulanui Street, Laie, HI 96762-1294
Tel: (808)675-3211
Private not-for-profit | 3,189 students
Brigham Young University—Hawaii was founded in 1955 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The University exists to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life and in their efforts to influence the establishment of peace internationally.

School Overview:

Brigham Young University-Hawaii
CountyHonolulu County, HI
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
166 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment3,189 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,634 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
555 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted23%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)465-570450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)470-585460-573
ACT English (25-75%)20-2619-25
ACT Math (25-75%)20-2618-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)21-2520-25

School Notes:

  • BYU-Hawaii is a four-year undergraduate institution that educates 2,400 students each year from 70 countries in Asia, the Pacific, the U.S. and other parts of the world. Among universities that exclusively offer bachelor degrees,
  • BYU-Hawaii offers a unique environment that helps students enlarge the intellect, build personal character and faith in God, and live harmoniously among those whose cultures are different from their own. This leads our students to a lifetime of learning and service in their careers, families, church, community and country.
  • Our academics emphasize intercultural traditions, with 40 majors in business, technology, education, science, and the arts. BYU-Hawaii focuses on educating the minds, hearts and character of our students, sharpening their integrity and their desires to serve. We develop leadership skills in a harmonious multicultural environment, preparing students to embrace the opportunities and challenges of an increasingly global world.
  • Laie, Hawaii (population 7,000) is situated 35 miles north of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. The 100-acre campus is nestled between lush mountains and ideal shoreline. The average annual temperature is 77 degrees F (25 C); the average annual precipitation is 23 inches (584 mm).
  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks BYU-Hawaii among the best in the western United States.
  • Brigham Young University—Hawaii was established as the Church College of Hawaii in 1955. An accreditation visit from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) resulted in the Church College of Hawaii obtaining full accreditation as a two-year college in October 1959 and then full accreditation as a four-year institution in February 1961. Further reaccreditations were received in January 1964, May 1968, and June 1972.
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