Brigham Young University Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, and More

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Ken Lund / Flickr

Brigham Young University (BYU) is a selective school with an acceptance rate of 48 percent. Half of those who apply are not accepted. Those who are accepted tend to have test scores and grades above average. Accepted students are also more likely to have participated in extracurricular activities, taken AP-level courses, and have some work/volunteer experience. As part of the application, students must have a recommendation from their religious leader/pastor--those without can contact the school for more information. A high school transcript is also required, as is an online application. 

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Admissions Data (2016)

Test Scores: 25th / 75th Percentile

Brigham Young University Description

Brigham Young is a private university owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With around 34,000 students, Brigham Young is the largest religious university in the U.S., and the second largest private university (note that Liberty University is a larger Christian university if online students are counted).

Located in Provo, Utah, Brigham Young makes the gospel of Jesus Christ central to the running of the university. Ninety-eight percent of Brigham Young students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and large percentage of students do missionary work during their college years. In athletics, the BYU Cougars compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 34,240 (30,979 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male / 48% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $5,300
  • Books: $812 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,448
  • Other Expenses: $4,500
  • Total Cost: $18,060

Brigham Young University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 71%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 52%
    • Loans: 12%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,589
    • Loans: $4,994

Academic Programs

Retention and Graduation Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 29%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Track and Field, Gymnastics, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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