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Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate59%
Acceptance Rate59%

About Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University Overview

Brigham Young University is a private, religious school in a suburban setting in Provo, Utah. Brigham Young University was founded in 1875 and the school currently enrolls around 34,802 students a year, including 31,633 undergraduates. Brigham Young University ensures housing for students. The majority of students live on campus but first-year students are not required to live in the dorms.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is December 16. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by February 21.

Student Involvement at Brigham Young University

Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Brigham Young University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Planning to play sports? Brigham Young University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Brigham Young University on the Student Life page.

2022 Brigham Young University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 59%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.9
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 20%
Tuition $6,304
Percent of Need Met 34.8%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $7,213

Is Brigham Young University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how selective a college is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better view of what Brigham Young University offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

Brigham Young University Acceptance Rate 2022

Brigham Young University is moderately difficult to get into. Brigham Young University admitted 59% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 11,608 students applied to Brigham Young University and 6,870 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Brigham Young University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 89% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Brigham Young Universityreturn for their sophomore year. Around 54% of students who started at Brigham Young University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Brigham Young University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Brigham Young University directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Brigham Young University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Brigham Young University meets 34.8% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Brigham Young University full-time are awarded $7,213 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $12,627 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Brigham Young University.

Based on this information, does Brigham Young University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Brigham Young University a good school for you?

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Where is Brigham Young University Located?

Brigham Young University is located in the suburban setting of Provo, Utah, less than an hour from Salt Lake City.

If you would like to see Brigham Young University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 15 to Provo, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Salt Lake City International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Brigham Young University and Provo are like without leaving home.

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College Info

Brigham Young University, A-209 ASB Provo, UT 84602-1001

Campus Setting: Suburban

Brigham Young University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 16

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Brigham Young University is Dec 16.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Brigham Young University is Jun 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Brigham Young University ACT Scores


ACT Range

26 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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32 and Above


26 to 32


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Brigham Young University is 29. Students with an ACT score of 32 and above have a good chance of getting into Brigham Young University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 32 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 26 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Brigham Young University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1230 - 1420


Math SAT Range

600 - 720


Reading SAT Range

620 - 720

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1420 and Above


1230 to 1420


1230 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Brigham Young University students is 1315. Applicants with SAT scores of 1420 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Brigham Young University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1230 to 1420 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1230 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Brigham Young University.

Brigham Young University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Brigham Young University is like? There are approximately 34,802 students enrolled at Brigham Young University, including 31,633 undergraduate students and 3,169 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 28% percent are from UT and 72% percent of students are from other states.


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