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Colleges / Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT 4-Year Private

About Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Provo, UT, less than an hour from Salt Lake City.

Founded in 1875, Brigham Young University currently enrolls around 36,450 students a year, including 33,365 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

2021 Admissions Facts About Brigham Young University

Acceptance rate: 69%

Average GPA: 3.86

Mean ACT score: 29

Mean SAT score: 1315

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: December 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: February 18

What's the acceptance rate at Brigham Young University in 2021?

It is moderately difficult to get into Brigham Young University. Brigham Young University accepts around 69 percent of applicants each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.86 /4.0. The mean composite SAT score is 1315. The mean ACT scores is 29.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Brigham Young University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a college is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and graduation rates

About 91 percent of students who start at Brigham Young University come back the next year. Out of the 4,013 students who started at Brigham Young University as first-time freshman, 630 graduate within four years.

Around 75 percent 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 percent for public schools, and 67 percent for private, non-profit schools.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $16,000 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.

Based on this information, how does Brigham Young University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Brigham Young University a good school for YOU?

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December 18 is the final deadline to submit an application for next Fall. All applicants will be notified by February 18.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. You can also see what others are saying about Brigham Young University in the College Confidential forums and get personalized recommendations for other colleges that might be perfect for you.

College Info

D155 ASB Provo, UT 84602-1001

Campus Setting: Suburban

Brigham Young University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Brigham Young University is Dec 15.

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 - 31

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

31 and Above


26 to 31


26 and Less


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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 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Brigham Young University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 26 and 31 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

1220 - 1410


Math SAT Range

600 - 710


Reading SAT Range

610 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1410 and Above


1220 to 1410


1220 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Brigham Young University students is 1315. Applicants with SAT scores of 1410 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Brigham Young University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1220 to 1410 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1220 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 34,395 students enrolled at Brigham Young University, including 31,292 undergraduate students and 3,103 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 32% percent are from UT and 68% percent of students are from other states.


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