BYU-Idaho Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Brigham Young University - Idaho Admissions Overview:

BYU Idaho has an encouraging acceptance rate of 96% for 2015, meaning that almost every student who applied was admitted. Students can apply through the Brigham Young home website, indicating that they are applying for the branch in Idaho. Students are required to submit scores from either the SAT or ACT.

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Admissions Data (2015):

BYU-Idaho Description:

Brigham Young University-Idaho is a private university affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The university takes its religious identity seriously, and all courses and programs work to develop and focus students both academically and spiritually. All students must adhere to a strict honor code, and many students take two years off from college to do missionary work. Founded in 1888, BYU-Idaho is located on a 400-acre campus in Rexburg, a small city in eastern Idaho with easy access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Skiing and other outdoor recreations are nearby. BYU-Idaho is the largest private university in Idaho with students coming from all 50 states and roughly 60 foreign countries. Students can choose from over 70 baccalaureate degree programs, and the university also offers a range of associate degree programs and online programs. The university values active, engaged learning, not the passive delivery of information. Education, health, and business fields are among the most popular.

Academics at BYU-Idaho are supported by a 25 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university costs far less than the great majority of private institutions because tithing from members of the LDS Church cover a large percentage of tuition.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 44,821 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 37% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $3,920
  • Books: $784 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $4,312
  • Other Expenses: $2,884
  • Total Cost: $11,900

BYU-Idaho Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 60%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 46%
    • Loans: 28%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $3,707
    • Loans: $4,416

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 19%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 13%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 44%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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