Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
16%
400-499
2%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
30-36
55%
24-29
35%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
59%
18-23
8%
12-17
1%
30-36
48%
24-29
46%
18-23
6%
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1
20

teacher

students

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Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,738
Declined + 6,120
Total Received 12,858
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Private (nonprofit)

31,233

undergraduate students

3,101

graduate students

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Fun Facts

  • The "sibling rivalry" noted between Brigham Young University -- Provo and the University of Utah is surprisingly accurate--Brigham Young is their "father," having ostensibly founded them both.
  • In 1924 Brigham Young University -- Provo owned 2 live cougars (their mascot) that would prowl the sidelines of BYU games. But the pair got loose in 1929, killing 2 dogs and stalking local livestock! Probably why they stick with the lovable costumed Cosmo the Cougar these days...

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School Facts

Brigham Young, founded in 1875, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. Its 638-acre campus is located in Provo, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 34,334
Established in 1875
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Mormon
Accredited by •  AAMFT (American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CSAB (Computing Sciences Accreditation Board)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NAACLS (National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NRPA (National Recreation and Park Association)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)

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638-acre campus in Provo (population: 116,868), 45 miles from Salt Lake City. Served by air and bus; major airport and train serve Salt Lake City. Public transportation serves campus.

Brigham Young University — Provo
1 University Hill
Provo, UT 84602

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
19%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
70%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
54%
Top 1/4
85%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
16%
400-499
2%
700-800
25%
600-699
53%
500-599
20%
400-499
2%
700-800
14%
600-699
41%
500-599
37%
400-499
7%
300-399
1%
30-36
55%
24-29
35%
18-23
9%
12-17
1%
30-36
32%
24-29
59%
18-23
8%
12-17
1%
30-36
48%
24-29
46%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

52%

acceptance rate

Accepted 6,738
Declined + 6,120
Total Received 12,858

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Important

Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
State residency

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Admissions Contact

K. Marie Kulbeth
Director of Admissions
P: 801 422-2507
F: 801 422-0005
admissions@byu.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Cougars
School colors
blue, white, and tan

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Acting
Actuarial Science
American Studies
Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Animation
Anthropology
Anthropology/Sociocultural
Applied Physics
Art
Art Education
Art History
Art History/Curatorial Studies
Asian Studies
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biodiversity/Conservation Biology
Bioinformatics
Biological Science Education
Biology
Biophysics
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Chemistry Education
Chinese
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Clinical Psychology
Commercial Music
Communication Disorders
Communications
Comparative Literature
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Construction/Facilities Management
Counseling Psychology
Dance
Dance Education
Design
Dietetics
Early Childhood Education
Earth/Space Science Education
Economics
Education Leadership
Educational Leadership
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English Language
English Teaching
Entrepreneurial Management
Environmental Science
European Studies
Exercise Science
Exercise/Wellness
Experience Design/Management
Family History/Genealogy
Family Life
Family/Consumer Sciences Education
Finance
Food Science
French
French Studies
French Teacher Education
French Teaching
General Studies
Genetics/Genomics/Biotechnology
Geography
Geology
German
German Studies
German Teaching
Global Supply Chain Management
Graphic Design
History
History Teaching
Human Resource Management
Humanities
Illustration
Industrial Design
Information Systems
Information Systems Management
Information Technology
Instructional Psychology/Technology
Integrative Biology
Interdisciplinary Humanities
International Relations
Italian
Italian Studies
Japanese
Korean
Landscape Management
Latin American Studies
Latin Teaching
Law
Linguistics
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Marriage/Family Therapy
Marriage/Family/Human Development
Mass Communications
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts Studies
Media Music Studies
Medical Laboratory Science
Microbiology
Middle East Studies/Arabic
Molecular Biology
Music
Music Composition
Music Education
Music Performance
Music/Dance/Theatre
Neuroscience
Nursing
Nutritional Science
Philosophy
Photography
Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
Physics
Physics Teaching
Physics/Astronomy
Physiology/Developmental Biology
Plant/Wildlife Sciences
Political Science
Portuguese
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy
Reading Education
Recreation Management
Religious Education
Russian
Scouting Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Studies
Spanish Teaching
Spanish Translation
Special Education
Statistics
Strategic Management
Studio Art
TESOL
Teacher Education
Teaching Physical Science
Teaching Social Science
Technology
Technology/Engineering Studies
Theatre
Theatre Arts Education
Theatre Arts Studies
Theatre/Media Arts
Therapeutic Recreation Management
Wildlife/Wildlands Conservation
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Undergraduate

91%

31,233
students

Female
49%
15,213

Male
51%
16,020

Graduate

9%

3,101
students

Female
38%
1,193

Male
62%
1,908

undergraduateFull-time

90%

28,156
students

Female
49%
13,768

Male
51%
14,388

undergraduatePart-time

10%

3,077
students

Female
47%
1,445

Male
53%
1,632

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
< 1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

82%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1

Winter: August 1

Spring: December 15

Summer: December 15

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

97%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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