55-220 Kulanui Street Laie Oahu, HI 96762-1294 808-675-3738
About Brigham Young University-Hawaii
  • Year of Foundation 1955
  • Size of Campus 60 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sai
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,491
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 56%, 44%, 68%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $3,600
  • Room and Board $5,568
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $30
  • Enrollment No. 2,312
Brigham Young University–Hawaii (BYU-H) is a private university located in Laie, Hawaii, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). BYU-Hawaii was founded in 1955 and offers programs in mathematics, liberal arts, and management. The university is broadly organized into four colleges, and its parent organization, the Church Educational System, sponsors sister schools in Utah and Idaho. The university's sole focus is on undergraduate education. Approximately 97% of the university's 2,800 students are members of the LDS Church. BYU-Hawaii students are required to follow an honor code, which requires behavior in line with LDS teachings (e.g., academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, and abstinence from extramarital sex and from the consumption of drugs and alcohol). A BYU-Hawaii education is less expensive than similar private universities since a large portion of tuition is funded by LDS Church tithing funds.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Food Fest, Song Fest, Culture Night, Talent Show, Students with Guitars, BYUH Idol
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau Delta
  • Setting Rural
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Africa, Australian, Brazilian, Cambodian, Cook Island, Fiji, Filipino, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Indian, Japanese, Kiribati, Kiwi, Korea, Latino, Mandarin, Mongolian, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Russian, Samoan, Singapore/Malays
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Distance to nearest train N/A
  • Distance to nearest bus N/A
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Honolulu (30), Honolulu (30)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 65%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (48%), men's dorms (34%), apartments for married students (18%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 82%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 24
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 95%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 8%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 18%
Campus Services
  • Museums Natural History Museum, Polynesian Cultural Center, Archives, Institute for Polynesian Studies
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Microforms 450,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 859
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities Institute for Polynesian Studies, Pacific Islands Research Room, Education Curriculum Collection, Archives and Special Collections, Reading and Writing Center Library
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 2,000
  • Number Of Subscriptions 17,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number of e-books 35,992
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 467
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 208,474
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 120
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 9,536
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 81
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, religious, other
Student Employment and Career
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Hawaii-Manoa)
  • Employed Students after 1 year 16%
  • Student Employment Institutional Employment Availaible
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 7,834
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 46%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs NCH International Co., AFLAC International, Inc., AFLAC-Japan, CBIZ Inc., National Security Agency, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Hawaii Dept. of Education, Clark County Nevada School District, Marriott Hotels Intl.
  • Employed Students after 2 years 15%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Hawaii-Manoa)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 65%
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village