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Brigham Young University - Hawaii 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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Established in 1954, Brigham Young University-Hawaii aims at the fusion of spiritual and secular learning to provide leadership qualities to its students. BYU is affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and attracts international students from over 70 countries. In 2018 at the time of the Fall semester, the count of enrolled students was 3,176. Out of these students, 46% of the students were international students. The University enrolls around 1,000 students per year (973 in Fall 2019). 

Brigham Young University offers a range of programs with 50 Majors, 65 Minors, and 15 Certificate programs. BYU provides Certificate, Associate, and Bachelor’s degree undergraduate courses in various disciplines including Accounting, Visual Arts, Biological Sciences, Computer & Information Sciences, Business Management and Psychology to name a few.

  • Students can apply for admission in Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer Semester at Brigham Young University.
  • The University has a non-refundable application fee of 35 USD. 
  • With a 97% acceptance rate, it is quite easy to secure admission to the university.
  • The university has a 63% retention rate and 65% of overall graduation rate with an almost equal number of male and female students graduating from the university. 
  • The university offers financial aid and requires a separate application for that. The deadline to apply for a scholarship provided by Brigham Young University is generally October 31, the applicants also have to fulfill the required documentation.
  • The cost of attendance of programs in BYU is approximately 19,776 USD for those who stay on campus.


Application PortalOnline Portal
Application Fee (Non- Refundable)35 USD
Academic CalendarSemester
SemestersFall/ Winter/ Spring/ Summer
Acceptance Rate97%
Graduation Rate65%
Student-Faculty ratio16:1
Average GPA3.6
SAT score1130
ACT score26
Mode of PaymentCredit Card/Visa/Mastercard/American Express
Financial AidPell grants, Loans, Parent PLUS loan
International student Admission

Brigham Young University Admission Deadlines

To grab the best opportunities, it is important that the students must submit their applications prior to the deadlines. The deadline for admission in different semesters is mentioned in the following table.

Deadlines/SemesterSpring 2020Summer 2020Fall 2020Winter 2021
Application AvailableAugust 29, 2019August 29, 2019August 29, 2019April 1, 2020
Priority DeadlineNovember 1, 2019November 1, 2019November 1, 2019N/A
DeadlineDecember 16, 2019December 16, 2019December 16, 2019August 3, 2020
Admission & Scholarship NotificationDecember 16, 2019December 16, 2019December 16, 2019August 3, 2020
Financial Verification DeadlineMarch 15, 2020May 1, 2020July 15, 2020November 15, 2020

Brigham Young University International Students Admissions

The University welcomes International students from all across the globe with the same hospitality as domestic students. 17% of the students enrolled in Freshman Fall 2018 were International Students.

Application Portal: Students can apply online for any course at Brigham University by visiting the official website of the University

Admission fees:  Non-refundable 35 USD 

BYU Admission requirements: 

To apply for any of the programs in the university, international students must submit the following documents prior to their admission:

  • Completed application with the application fee
  • Official transcripts in English
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of sufficient funds
    • Total funds covering the cost of the first year of school, books, and living expenses for spouse and/or children. 
    • It also involves Official Bank statements as proof of liquid assets.
  • Scores of required standardized tests 
  • A copy of passport ID pages and current photograph
  • The applicants have to make a deposit of 4,000 USD to confirm their admission in order to receive the I-20 form.
  • Optional Requirement
    • Resume, Work Experience, Statement of Purpose

The application is processed within 30-60 days after the application deadline. Applicants can check their application status by visiting the website. Students have to wait for an additional one month for processing their application.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

International students belonging to non-native speaking countries must submit scores of TOEFL, IELTS or other acceptable tests to demonstrate their proficiency in the English language.

Subscore not less than 250
Pearson Test of English (PTE)44+
Michigan Test75+
SLEP Test53

Visa requirements for International Students

International students must apply for a USA Study Visa to get admission to any of the programs offered by Brigham Young University. Documents required for applying for F1 visa are:

  • Valid passport
  • I-20 Form
  • Form DS-160 for non-immigrant visa applications
  • Receipt of SEVIS fee
  • Proof of paid F1 visa fee 
  • Two photographs meeting the US Visa Photo Requirements
  • Original Transcript
  • Standardized test score (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE, GMAT)
  • Acceptance letter from Brigham Young University-Hawaii 

Applicants must schedule an appointment at the U.S. embassy or consulate. After submitting all the required documents at the embassy, they have to attend the Visa interview. The processing time of the F1 visa is shorter than other Visas. In most of the cases, applicants get the response of Visa immediately after their interview.

Brigham Young University Undergraduate Programs

The University offers undergraduate programs in various disciplines including Biological & Medical Sciences, Communication & Media, Information Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Education. Brigham Young University’s Bachelor’s degreesin Business Administration and Education are the most popular amongst others.

Where to apply: Online Portal

Application Fee: 35 USD Nonrefundable

Admission requirements:

  • Completed Application and payment of the fee 
  • Official Academic transcripts in English
  • Official Test Score (ACT/SAT)
  • Personal statement
  • International work submitted through IERF or WES

To get admission in any of the undergraduate programs, students must submit all the required documents to the University before the deadline.

Brigham Young University Graduate Programs

Brigham Young University has five different institutions located at Utah, Idaho, Hawaii, LDS business school, and Pathway program institution under one umbrella and the BYU, Hawaii campus does not offer postgraduate programs.

The Institution shows a lenient approach in admitting students with a 97% acceptance rate. Talented International students are given equal opportunities and they are requested to submit all the documents and apply for financial aid before the deadline.

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