In a state with almost perfect weather and in one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, your only question will be “Why didn’t I think of BYU-Hawaii sooner?” After all, we are only 5 minutes away from the Laie Hawaii Temple, 10 minutes away from the closest beach, and surrounded by numerous hiking trails. Virtual Tour is available if you would like to look into our campus, from wherever you are. Ranked consistently for its high quality academic programs and good range of majors, BYU-Hawaii would be the perfect choice for you.




Thanks to a generous subsidy by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, tuition (including student medical benefits) for LDS members is less than $7,000 for 3 full semesters a year, making BYU-Hawaii one of the best university values in the entire United States. See our Cost Of Attendance here. 

Because of the relationship with the neighboring Polynesian Cultural Center, more than 1,900 students are able to obtain jobs at the center and on campus while studying here at BYU-Hawaii. A typical student can easily earn $7,000 a year to help pay for education expense. In addition, many students qualify for Pell Grants or scholarships that are offered on campus to academically qualified and/or financially needy students. To look at financial aid options, see our Financial Aid Homepage

Student Body 

Of our 2,700 students, 55% of the student body is from our target area (predominantly international), ranging from 70 different countries of origin. The other 60% of our students are domestic, from the U.S. mainland. 

International students have different application requirements depending on what country you are from. Look Here for general application requirements and Here for the specific needs of your country’s academic system.  

Domestic students can find SAT/ACT requirements as well as other things they might need for their application. Look Here for what you need. 

If you are looking for transfer requirements, you can see our list of courses from select schools around the nation Here

Life at BYU-Hawaii 

If you are a serious student who wants to study in an environment where strong Christian values are supported, BYU-Hawaii will be perfect for you. Our honor code includes dress and conduct issues. See our full Honor Code here. With clubs, sports and tons of school activities, you will love campus life. Some of our roughly 40 clubs include the music club, the gaming club, the outdoors club, and clubs from cultures around the world. 

Hawaiian Studies Programs 

You will be surprised to learn that one of the classrooms in our Hawaiian studies program is the Iosepa, a waa’a canoe (a double-hulled voyaging canoe) carved by master craftsmen, students, and members of our community. You will have the opportunity to learn the Hawaiian culture in a hands-on experience sailing the seas. We offer classes in Hawaiian, Samoan, Maori, and Tongan language, ukulele, and dance classes from around the Pacific. 

Online Education 

For students wanting to get a few courses finished before they make the move to campus, BYU-Hawaii offers some of their classes online. You can see the On Campus Course List Here and any other questions you might have about our distance learning program can be answered Here (FAQs for Online Learning)