BYU-Idaho GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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BYU-Idaho GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

BYU-Idaho GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Brigham Young University-Idaho GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of BYU-Idaho's Admissions Standards:

The admission process for Brigham Young University in Idaho has some significant differences from the majority of four-year colleges and universities. In the graph above, the green and blue dots represent students who were admitted, while the red dots represent rejected students. You can readily 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 standards or open admissions. Instead, BYU-Idaho applicant pool is highly self-selecting. The graph shows that all BYU-Idaho students had high school averages of a "C" (2.0) or better, ACT composite scores of 12 or better, and combined SAT scores (RW+M) of 700 or higher. 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. Note that BYU-Idaho does not use the writing portion of the ACT or SAT when making admissions decisions. The BYU-Idaho admissions website outlines the guidelines for admission.

With its strong affiliation with The Church of Latter-day Saints, BYUI's admissions guidelines include some church-related elements. All LDS applicants are expected to have graduated from seminary, and if they haven't, they will need to work with their seminary teacher to do make-up work or find an alternative to graduation. LDS 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). 

Aside from the church-related admission requirements, BYU-Idaho is similar to many colleges with holistic admissions. All applicants must write application essays about unique attributes, goals, experiences, achievements, and/or influences. Also, BYUI wants to admit students who are engaged and participatory, so they will be looking for meaningful involvement in extracurricular activities whether that be clubs, church groups, or work experiences. Finally, BYUI, like most colleges, looks favorably upon students who have taken rigorous high school courses, so those AP, IB, Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes can all strengthen an application.

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Rejection and Waitlist Data for BYUI

Rejection and Waitlist Data for Brigham Young University in Idaho
Rejection and Waitlist Data for Brigham Young University in Idaho. Data courtesy of Cappex.

When we remove all of the accepted student data from the graph at the beginning of this article, you can see that very few students are rejected or waitlisted from Brigham Young University Idaho. You can also see that the students who weren't admitted represent a range of standardized test scores and high school GPAs. The factors that lead to the rejection were almost certainly not academic, but more likely connected to either an incomplete application or disqualification based on the applicant's relationship to the church.

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