Brigham Young University–Hawaii, established in 1958, is a renowned international center of learning in the Pacific. The institute is a private, co-ed university with a diverse population of 2,500 students representing more than 70 countries across the globe.
The University is a well-known name in the field of US Education System and offers its applicants a plethora of undergraduate and graduate level courses available in more than 30 disciplines across its 7 faculties. Following a semester-based academic calendar, the admissions to Brigham Young University are available in Fall, Winter and Spring sessions. With an acceptance rate of around 37%, the organization is highly selective when offering admissions to its diverse courses for international students.
Accredited by WASC and Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges, the university is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which ensures an environment of intellectual learning with ethical, and spiritual enrichment.
The university is known for its affordable tuition, financial aid, and online study options, making it one of the highly coveted institutes for international students wanting to study in the USA. It has small classes, taught by faculty who are experts in their fields and they empower students to master a challenging and relevant curriculum. All the while, students at the institution enjoy living and learning in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
|Type of College||Private, co-ed|
|Percentage of International Students||46%|
|Percentage of full-time students||93%|
|Number of Countries represented||69|
|Degrees Offered||Certificate/diploma, undergraduate and Graduate|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships, Grants and Awards|
|Fall 2018 Acceptance rate||37%|
|Overall Admittance Rate||42%|
|The student to faculty ratio||17:1|
|Student’s Helpline||(808) 675-3738 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Brigham Young University-Hawaii provides its applicants with ranging program options with the aid of learning in two types of environment: interactive on-campus or distance learning. Students take admission to the institute at varying levels of bachelors, associate's degrees and certificate/diploma programs.
The university offers a range of majors, minors, and certificate programs in a total of 30 disciplines, popular of them being Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Computer Science, Psychology, among others. The university also offers a program for English and Hawaiian Studies.
The table below provides the number of programs’ division across seven main faculties of the institute.
|Department||Total number of Programs offered|
|Faculty of Arts & Letters||4|
|Faculty of Business and Government||5|
|Faculty of Culture, Language and Performing Arts||8|
|Faculty of Education & Social Work||3|
|Faculty of Maths and Computing||5|
|Faculty of Religious Education||1|
|Faculty of Sciences||4|
The university is located in Laie, Hawaii ( a city with a population of nearly 7,000), which is situated 35 miles north of Honolulu, Oahu. The university campus is spread in an area of 100-acre, nestled between lush mountains and ideal shoreline. The institute has 3 main campus-based locations namely Provo, Utah; LDS Business College in Salt Lake City and Rexburg, Idaho.
The campus ensures every possible facility for students at the nearest possible distance which includes on-campus parking and lodging, supermarket and shopping site, some great places to eat and beautiful cafes, among others.
Tours of university campus are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.To arrange a tour of the campus, a student may contact at (808) 675-3917 or e-mail email@example.com.
The university offers 3 types of residential facilities: Off-Campus Residence, Single On-Campus Housing, and Married On-Campus Housing, details of which are as compiled below.
The university welcomes students from over 70 countries around the world. Some significant details regarding international admissions at the institute are given below.
Application:Online Application/ Paper application for UG and PG programs.
Application Fee: 500 USD-Applicable to all International students . Married candidates have to pay 500 USD for each of his/her dependents.
Admission Requirements: International students applying for admissions at BYU-Hawaii, must submit the following documents:
|Semester / Term||Application Available||Deadline||Application Decision|
|FALL 2020||September 1, 2019||February 1, 2020||March 2020|
|WINTER 2021||February 1, 2020||July 1, 2020||August 2020|
|SPRING 2021||July 1, 2020||November 1, 2020||December 2020|
What After Admission?
Once your tuition payment and passport have been processed, you will be given access to your student account at my.byuh.edu and student email through which registration of classes becomes possible. Post this, you will be enrolled in the New Student Online Orientation to make your stay and study easier at the institute.
The cost of attending the university is drastically lower, as compared to the tuition of other colleges. The tables below show an estimated budget for international students to study in the US who are currently the prospective candidates of the institute.
Cost per credit (on-campus): 238 USD.
Cost per credit (online only): 110 USD.
Full-Time Tuition & Fees:
There are 12+ credits during fall and winter semesters, and 8+ credits during the spring semester.
|Type||1 Fall or Winter Semester Fee in USD||1 Spring Semester Fee in USD||1 Year or 3 Semesters Fee in USD|
|Not a Member of the Church||5,560||3,696||14,816|
International students along with the tuition fee must also deposit a processing fee of 500 USD. There are two ways in which a student can pay their International Processing Fee, which are:
Other expenses apart from tuition fee are as compiled below:
|Expense||Annual amount in USD|
|Room and Board||9,040-10,978|
|Books and Supplies||1,950|
|Personal Expenses||1,866- 5,598|
Financial aid available at the university is funded by federal, state, and university programs in the form of scholarships, loans, and grants. Studentships awarded are based on a combination of student's eligibility, academic performance, and other crucial factors.
Some of the scholarships to study in the USA available at the institute are as mentioned below.
For this, a student is automatically eligible, after completing one semester at BYU–Hawaii. Eligible candidates must be enrolled in at least 14 credits for the Fall and Winter semesters and 9 credits for the Spring term. The scholarship amount varies from one-fourth to full tuition fee and is determined by the student's cumulative GPA which should have an average score of 3.6 and above.
These are decided by different academic departments which have their respective application process and criteria.
There are various external studentships which have their own selection criteria and are awarded on various factors. For instance, Employment Boosts Scholarship available for candidates of all majors with a 3.6 GPA or above.
For any doubts and further details regarding the scholarship, a student may contact:
Fax (808) 675-3323.
The university has a group of notable graduates to its credit and offers a lot of benefits to the alumni and current students which includes helps to make connections, view and share job opportunities, participate in group discussions, join groups and alumni discussions, et al.
Notable Alumni of the Brigham Young University Hawaii include
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$7,408 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Brigham Young University - Hawaii Enrollment||3914|
|Average Graduation Rate||58.8%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$7,408 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,300 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$6,310 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$5,338 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$6,000 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$5,338 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$5,166 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$5,338 / Year|
|Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary