Brigham Young University-Hawaii

55-220 Kulanui Street, Laie, Hawaii 96762-1294


  • College Type: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Total Student Population: 2,893
  • Student-Faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
  • Graduation Rate: 71%
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Brigham Young University Hawaii (BYUH) is a private, four-year undergraduate university located in Laie, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.

It was established in 1955 by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and is part of the Church Educational System (CES).

Brigham Young University Hawaii offers undergraduate degree programs across various fields, including arts and humanities, business, education, mathematics, sciences, social work, language, and interdisciplinary studies.

The university’s academic programs are designed to prepare students for careers and further education, with a focus on providing a spiritually-based education that integrates faith, values, and learning.

Brigham Youth University Hawaii’s mission is to “develop students with character, who have a strong commitment to academic excellence, and who are prepared to lead in their personal, professional, and civic lives.” The university emphasizes the integration of academic learning, faith, and service to others, and seeks to promote a diverse and globally-minded community.

The campus is situated on the northeastern shore of the island of Oahu, and it offers a unique cultural experience due to its location in a predominantly Polynesian community.

The campus location in the beautiful coastal area of Oahu gives easy access to outdoor activities such as surfing, hiking, and beach volleyball.

The campus environment is also very welcoming and friendly and is attractive with its surrounding natural environment.

BYUH has a diverse student body, with students from over 70 countries, and offers a variety of extracurricular activities, including athletics, music, drama, and service projects.

BYUH is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is known for its strong commitment to providing quality education within a spiritual environment.

Brigham Youth University is a great choice of study for students who want to further their education as well as deepen their spiritual life.

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment:2,893
Undergraduate enrollment:2,893
Percent of Undergraduate enrollment
   by gender
   by race/ethnicity
      American Indian or Alaskan Native:0.3%
      Black or African American:0.2%
      Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander:4.4%
      Two or more races:8.0%
      Race/ethnicity unknown:0.5%
      Non-resident alien:38.8%
(Enrollment data Fall 2021)

Degrees Offered

  • One but less than two years certificate
  • Associate’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree

Majors Offered

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology & Cultural Sustainability
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Management
  • Communication, Media, and Culture
  • Computer Science
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Exercise and Sport Science
  • Film
  • Hawaiian Studies
  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • History
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Integrated Humanities
  • Intercultural Peacebuilding
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Pacific Island Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts


 Academic year prices for full-time, first-time undergraduate students2021-222020-212019-20
    Tuition & fees$6,068 $5,890 $5,720 
    Books and supplies$1,310 $1,310 $1,300 
      Room and board$8,034 $7,064 $6,896 
      Other expenses$6,455 $6,436 $6,048 
      Room and board$4,800 $4,800 $6,000 
      Other expenses$6,455 $6,436 $6,306 
    Off-campus with family
      Other expenses$6,455 $6,436 $6,306

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