A Message from the President

President Tanner

Thank you for your interest in Brigham Young University-Hawaii. BYU-Hawaii was founded in 1955 as the Church College of Hawaii and is an integral part of the Church Educational System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Other institutions include BYU in Provo, UtahBYU-Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho, and LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Located in beautiful Laie, Hawaii, BYU-Hawaii is a four-year comprehensive undergraduate university that offers more than 40 areas of study within our four academic colleges. Our mission to integrate both spiritual and secular learning, and prepare students with character and integrity is accomplished through dedicated faculty experts, knowledgeable staff, and exceptional students from around the world.

With approximately 50 percent of our 2,750 students coming from more than 70 countries outside of the United States, BYU-Hawaii is recognized as the most internationally diverse university in the country (per capita).

Students at BYU-Hawaii benefit from a focus on career preparation and work-study opportunities. Student employment in applicable fields is readily available both on campus and at the adjoining Polynesian Cultural Center. In addition to University and donor-funded scholarships and grants, working on campus or at the PCC provides additional opportunities to fund students' education at BYU-Hawaii. The University also offers a domestic and international internship program, an initiative that is largely donor funded.

An education at BYU-Hawaii can change the way you view the world and the manner in which you make your contribution in the world throughout your life. We hope to see you around campus.

John S. Tanner