Brigham Young University-Hawaii Reviews

  • 9 Reviews
  • Laie (HI)
  • Annual Tuition: $6,250
100% of 9 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 9 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 6/22/2019
  • Degree: Social Work
"BYU Hawaii is a great value, with tuition lower than even the community college in my area. I was able to complete my BSW in 3 years and have no student debt because of their consistent merit scholarship program based on GPA. Class sizes are small, some professors are amazing and highly qualified and educated, some are not, but overall I am very happy I decided to attend school there. Professors in the School of Social Work generally are excited to help you achieve your academic goals and will set you up to succeed. Many students transfer away after a semester or two either because BYUH doesn't have a program they want or because it can be challenging to adjust to living in Laie, and students have to agree to an honor code that dictates what you can wear and your behavior on or off campus. If you come from an area where you're not used to this kind of control it can be a hard adjustment, but if you're already living in a way that totally aligns with LDS values it won't be as challenging. For me it was a little hard to acclimate at first but I fell in love with Hawaii after a few months, still living and working there after graduation."
Mariah Adair
  • Reviewed: 6/11/2019
  • Degree: Cultural Studies
"I loved my experience at BYUHawaii. One of the main reasons that I chose to come to this university was because it was so internationally diverse. There are students from over 70 countries and that brings a uniqueness to the campus and the learning experience. You get to learn from people from all over the world, with all different backgrounds, and cultures I know that this influenced me just as much as my professors and classes. The professors come from many different backgrounds as well and they on teach a variety of topics. Though they have many professors from many backgrounds they also have limited majors and resources because the campus is very small. That being said I do feel like I had better relationships with all my professors because there were less students. This also allowed form financial aid to be more available. BYUH in itself is very affordable, but they also offer a variety of scholarships and financial aid. I was able to graduate without any debt. The only real issues that I had is there lack of support to find a job and after you graduate. Only certain departments and programs have a good network and support system for after they graduate. I would recommend this university to anyone who was willing to move to Hawaii and wants to immerse themselves in culture and learning. BYUH is a religious school and requires all students to take religion classes and follow a code of living. If you are willing to do that, this university can be fulfilling."
Atalina Pasi
  • Reviewed: 4/26/2019
  • Degree: Biology
"Aloha, Brigham Young University has a tremendously diverse student body with students from all over the world united in their endeavors to seek higher education. I really enjoyed attending school here because of the honor code that creates a safe, clean, environment for all students to focus on their studies, work to finance their education, and participate in community and international service opportunities to give back to their places of origin. The biology program at Brigham Young University Hawaii is intense and thorough. Each course stretches your intellect and pushes you to grow and excel beyond what you thought was your best effort. The professors are down to earth and always willing to help you with projects, study for exams, and give you all the precautions needed before labs as well. In classes most students create study groups to help prepare for upcoming exams and the atmosphere isn't competitive, but one of compassion to help each other do their very best. I remember the biology program holding an opening gathering where we were able to meet our professors in a more casual scene, play games, and there were refreshments as well. That's what I call going above and beyond the call of duty to unify the students in the program, who the professors recognize are far from home and striving to do their best in an unfamiliar place. I would say if you are looking to have a wonderful academic experience of excellence building relationships that will last a lifetime, to apply here and prepare for the time of your life."
Rachel Holcombe
  • Reviewed: 4/30/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Brigham Young University-Hawaii is an amazing college. Students at BYUH represent over 70 countries from around the world, making BYUH one of the most diverse campuses in America. It's a very unique experience to go to school with students from such different backgrounds. I have the opportunity to learn about cultures and countries I knew nothing about before coming to college. Aside from the students, BYUH is a great place for learning. The class sizes are small, which gives students the opportunity to make connections and interact more with each other and teachers. Teachers are truly interested in helping students succeed. I have been able to form close relationships with my teachers. I talk with them often on how to better prepare for my future and they are able to help me figure out the best path to meet my goals."
Lea P. Kamauoha
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"Brigham Young University of Hawaii is an amazing college that I would recommend anyone that wants to feel closer with the lord plus it a private University for Mormons or non Mormons looking for an affordable college experience. You have students from all over the world that attend this college and it feels amazing to be an alumni of an amazing college ."
Elisabet Chew
  • Reviewed: 2/24/2017
  • Degree: ESL
"Brigham Young University-Hawaii is an excellent school with a diverse student population and is currently ranked #14 in the Regional Colleges West list. BYU-Hawaii offers its students a truly unique opportunity to interact with students from cultures from all over the world and teaches them to celebrate and embrace diversity. The diverse student population is especially suited to support the TESOL undergraduate degree as BYU-H draws a large number of international ESL students. Students in the TESOL program are provided with a strong pedagogical grounding as well as ample opportunities to practice their skills and develop professionally. BYU-H is a relatively small university and students benefit from a low student-teacher ratio. The professors are knowledgeable, friendly, approachable, and always willing to help. The BYU-H campus is beautiful and nurtures the Spirit of Aloha. The learning environment promoted by the university professors, faculty, staff, and students encourages students to succeed and achieve more than they thought they could."
Wallace Rupp
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"I love Brigham Young University - Hawaii. It has a student body much smaller than the other BYU's. This is beneficial because you are in much smaller classes and get to know your professors a lot better. This was useful for getting help in classes, as well as getting great letters of recommendation for graduate school."
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2015
  • Degree: Elementary Education
"This is a very diverse school. Academics were less important to me than the college experience and I was thoroughly satisfied. The student body is made of people from over 70 countries. Also, the school is on the North Shore of Oahu, so basically there is no place more beautiful. And as a religious school, I felt comfortable to express my beliefs."
Sarah Moffitt
  • Reviewed: 1/16/2015
  • Degree: Psychology
"This is a small school and as such, it was lacking the depth of classes for a complete degree in psychology. The environment more than made up for any deficiency in the school however and I was very pleased with my experience."