Brigham Young University

Provo, UT

Brigham Young U, founded in 1875, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. It is a continuing experiment on a great premise that a large and complex university can be first-class academically while nurturing an environment of faith in God and the practice of Christian principles. In this setting, students can experience a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued. All instruction, programs and services at BYU, including a wide variety of extracurricular experiences, should make their own contribution toward the balanced development of the total person. Such a broadly prepared individual will not only be capable of meeting personal challenges and change but will also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty and service to mankind. Its 638-acre campus is located in Provo, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.

Website: www.byu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
31,233
Undergraduate
Students
(48.7%) 15,213 Women
(51.3%) 16,020 Men
3,101
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
52% of 12,858 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
December 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.84
SAT Math
600-700 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
610-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$18,776
Tuition and Fees
$5,620
Room and Board
$7,628
Average Percent of Need Met
30%
Average Freshman Award
$6,888
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$15,701
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,256
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
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Campus Life

Provo Population
115,919
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Salt Lake City
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougars
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
0.5% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.0% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students
3.2%
First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is not accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies    
History   2
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required December 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Not used if submitted December 15
SAT Subject Tests Only Not used if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
 
City, State, Zip
Provo, UT 84602-1001
Phone
(801) 422-2507
Fax
(801) 422-5278
E-mail
admissions@byu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 12,858 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 7,250 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 5,608 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
5,340 (79%) of 6,738 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,050 (79%) of 3,863 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,290 (80%) of 2,875 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.84
3.75 and Above
76%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
600-700 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
25%
Score of 600 - 700
52%
Score of 500 - 600
20%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
610-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
31%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
16%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27-32 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
48%
Score of 24 - 29
46%
Score of 18 - 23
6%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 54%
Top quarter: 85%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$18,776
Tuition and Fees
$5,620
Room and Board
$7,628
Books and Supplies
$848
Other Expenses
$4,680
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 18
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003670
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,990 (49.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,726 (64.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,521 (88.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (2.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
30%
Average Award
$6,888
Need-Based Gift
Received by 783 (55.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,378
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 429 (28.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,096
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,087 (73.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,958 (40.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,341

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
17,083 (57.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
14,239 (83.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
13,409 (94.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
407 (2.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
35%
Average Award
$7,968
Need-Based Gift
Received by 11,139 (83.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,613
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,332 (26.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,061
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7,199 (53.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
6,980 (27.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,364

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
24%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$15,701
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Music, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not reported
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Applied Economics
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Ballet
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Child Care Provider/Assistant
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Child Development
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Dance, Other
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Technology and Processing
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography, Other
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Illustration
  • Information Technology
  • International Finance
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music, Other
  • Norwegian Language and Literature
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Physics, Other
  • Physiology, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Soil Sciences, Other
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Swedish Language and Literature
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera
  • Work and Family Studies
  • Writing, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
None
Study Abroad
Not reported
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,256
Part-Time Faculty
584
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
64%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 29% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 8% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Music, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Social Work, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Public Administration, Executive Master of Business Administration

Master's Programs of Study

  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Classics
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative and Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental Biology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geology
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing--General
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Developmental Biology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • Human Development
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Psychology--General

Location and Setting


Provo Population
115,919
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Salt Lake City
Campus Size
557 acres

Weather

Temperature
19.3 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
85 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Provo
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Salt Lake City

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
19% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
81%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not reported
Personal Counseling
Not offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougars
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Gymnastics x x    
Racquetball x   x  
Soccer x x    
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x x
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x x x
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics x x
Racquetball x  
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Gymnastics    
Racquetball x  
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
lacrosse, rugby, soccer

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
Not Reported
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
31,233
Women
15,213 (48.7%)
Men
16,020 (51.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
28,156
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.0% Asian
0.5% Black/African-American
6.2% Hispanic/Latino
4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.0% White
1.2% Unknown
International Students.
3.2%
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
3,101

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
90.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
23.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
47.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
83.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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