Brigham Young University - Idaho: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

BYU-Idaho

Brigham Young University-Idaho

Brigham Young University - Idaho is a private university with an acceptance rate of 97%. Founded in 1888, BYU - Idaho is located on a 430-acre campus in Rexburg, a small city in eastern Idaho with easy access to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Brigham Young University - Idaho is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The university's curriculum is steeped in its religious identity and all courses and programs work to develop students both academically and spiritually. All students must adhere to a strict honor code, and many BYUI students take two years off from college to participate in missionary work. Students can choose from over 87 bachelor's degree programs, and the university also offers a range of associate degree programs and online programs. Education, health, and business fields are among the most popular.

Considering applying to BYUI? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Brigham Young University - Idaho had an acceptance rate of 97%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 97 students were admitted, making BYUI's admissions process less competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 9,998
Percent Admitted 97%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 46%

SAT Scores and Requirements

BYU - Idaho requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 27% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 510 620
Math 500 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of BYU - Idaho's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to BYUI scored between 510 and 620, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 500 and 590, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1210 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Brigham Young University - Idaho.

Requirements

BYU - Idaho does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Brigham Young University - Idaho participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Brigham Young University - Idaho requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 76% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 19 26
Math 18 25
Composite 20 26

This admissions data tells us that most of BYUI's admitted students fall within the top 49% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Brigham Young University - Idaho received a composite ACT score between 20 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

Brigham Young University - Idaho does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, BYUI superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average, unweighted high school GPA of Brigham Young University - Idaho's incoming freshman class was 3.5. This information suggests that most successful applicants to Johns Hopkins University have primarily high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Brigham Young University - Idaho Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Brigham Young University - Idaho Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Brigham Young University - Idaho. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

In spite of it's high acceptance rate, BYU - Idaho has a selective admissions process. The requirements for Brigham Young University - Idaho are different from most four-year colleges and universities. With its strong affiliation with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYUI's admissions guidelines include several church-related elements. Applicants must all be church members in good standing, and they will need an endorsement from their bishop/branch president (or mission president if the applicant is currently doing missionary work). 

In addition to the church-related admission requirements, BYU - Idaho has a holistic admissions process involving factors beyond grades and test scores. A strong application essay can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities, including clubs, church groups, or work experiences, and a rigorous course schedule, including AP, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their test scores and grades are outside of Brigham Young University - Idaho's average range.

In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent students who were admitted, while the red dots represent rejected students. You can see that nearly all applicants to BYU-Idaho were admitted, and the school reports an acceptance rate near 100%. This does not mean that the school has low admissions standards or open admissions. Rather, the BYU - Idaho applicant pool is highly self-selecting. The graph shows that the great majority of admitted students had averages of "B" or better, SAT scores of 950 or higher, and ACT scores of 19 or higher.