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Brigham Young University Hawaii

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1955
Affiliation: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sai
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,473
Environment: Rural
Endowment: $68,075,000
Admissions Address

55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie Oahu, HI 96762-1294



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.5
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Arapata Meha
Admissions office telephone: (808) 293-3738
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: August 25
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $50 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 0
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A 0
Total academic units N/A 0

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Important
Geographical residence: Very important
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 19%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 19%
Total applicants: 2,078
Total acceptances: 392
Total freshman enrollment: 221
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 739
Male acceptances: 183
Male freshman enrollment: 94
Female applicants: 1,339
Female acceptances: 209
Female freshman enrollment: 127  
Out-of-state freshmen: 55%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 55%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 82%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 50%
Average high school GPA: 3.5
First-year students submitting GPA: 64%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 12%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 - 548
Math: 490 - 570
Combined: 930 - 1118


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A 2.0%
600-699 20.0% 20.0%
500-599 43.0% 39.0%
400-499 23.0% 30.0%
300-399 14.0% 7.0%
200-299 N/A 2.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 53%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 19 - 25
Math: 19 - 26
Composite: 20 - 26


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.0% 10.0% 5.0%
24-29 40.0% 28.0% 37.0%
18-23 47.0% 47.0% 42.0%
12-17 8.0% 15.0% 16.0%
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A


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