Brigham Young University Hawaii

Brigham Young University Hawaii

Brigham Young University Hawaii, also known as BYU-Hawaii, is a private, undergraduate, coeducational institution located in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States. It was established in the year 1954. BYU-Hawaii's main campus spreads across an area of 100 acres. The university offers major degrees in more than 35 areas of study. The student body has a substantial number of international students from over 70 countries around the world.

Brigham Young University Hawaii competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association and is also a member of the Pacific West Conference. The athletic teams are nicknamed the Seasiders, and they participate in sports such as basketball, cross country, tennis, volleyball, and soccer.

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Contacting Brigham Young Hawaii

Brigham Young University-Hawaii
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie , HI 96762-1294
General Phone: (808) 675-3211

Brigham Young Hawaii Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management107business management, accounting, international business, MIS
Education and Teaching104special ed, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, ...
Liberal Arts103Pacific area studies, English, diversity studies, interdisciplinary studies, political science, history
Therapy and Counseling42psychology
Computer Science and Engineering35information science, computer science
Family and Social Work33social work
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31health and physical education, exercise science
Hospitality25hospitality management, tourism and travel
Science22biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences
Music16music, piano, voice, various music studies
Fine Arts11fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts0stagecraft
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Brigham Young Hawaii in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree53542
Associate's degree02

Brigham Young Hawaii Student Body

In 2007-2008, Brigham Young Hawaii had a total enrollment of 2,397 students (2,653 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 53%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 43%
Black 1%
Hispanic 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 0%
(Foreign Students) 51%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 20%
22-24 30%
25-29 21%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)24%
State unknown1%
American Samoa1%
Northern Marianas1%

Brigham Young Hawaii Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 40 %

Brigham Young Hawaii Room and Board (2007)

Brigham Young Hawaii offers campus housing for 1,635 of its 2,653 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Laie, Hawaii for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Hawaii Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Brigham Young Hawaii Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal463578
SAT Math490580
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2126

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT34%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT62%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Brigham Young Hawaii Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,600
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,600
Room and board $ 5,568
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 4,490

Financial Aid:
Brigham Young Hawaii participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 160600)

Brigham Young Hawaii Faculty

Brigham Young Hawaii has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$118,8931*
Associate professorcalendar year7$91,8931*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
No academic rankcalendar year4$96,6730*
All faculty totalcalendar year15$98,7053$86,260

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year15$104,9292*
Associate professoracademic year24$96,4095$94,004
Assistant professoracademic year35$78,30411$79,125
Instructoracademic year1*2*
Lectureracademic year2*4$55,723
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year77$88,72425$77,964

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Brigham Young Hawaii Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Pacific West Conference
Track Pacific West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports333366

Brigham Young Hawaii Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Music, General
Music, Other
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Brigham Young Hawaii Highlights

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What Sets Brigham Young Hawaii Apart:

Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 6%Brigham Young Hawaii Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 7%Brigham Young Hawaii % of full-time faculty on tenure track
Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 7%Brigham Young Hawaii Lowest tuition & fees (in-state)
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 8%Brigham Young Hawaii Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 12%Brigham Young Hawaii % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of degrees in fine arts
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Top 13%Brigham Young Hawaii % of degrees in fine arts
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 13%Brigham Young Hawaii % of degrees in mathematics
Number of students
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Top 13%Brigham Young Hawaii Number of students
Number of degree programs
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Top 16%Brigham Young Hawaii Number of degree programs
% of degrees in hospitality
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Top 17%Brigham Young Hawaii % of degrees in hospitality
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
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Top 19%Brigham Young Hawaii Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 19%Brigham Young Hawaii Minority % of student body
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 20%Brigham Young Hawaii % of degrees in business and management

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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checked On-campus library
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
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