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Colleges / Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

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

Brigham Young University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Brigham Young University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is December 16 and the application fee costs $35.

Students who submit their applications to Brigham Young University for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by February 21.

Brigham Young University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Brigham Young University's admissions stats.

Brigham Young University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Mean SAT Score 1315
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 76%
Waitlist No

Brigham Young University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Brigham Young University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes December 1 February 21

Want to Apply Early to Brigham Young University?

Brigham Young University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Brigham Young University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Brigham Young University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Brigham Young University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Brigham Young University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Work Experience Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Very Important
First Generation Important
Racial/Ethnic Status Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

Make sure to check with Brigham Young University for more information on admission factors.

Brigham Young University Application Requirements

To apply to Brigham Young University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Brigham Young University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Brigham Young University?

Students admitted to Brigham Young University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9. Brigham Young University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Brigham Young University considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Brigham Young University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 20% of Brigham Young University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 76% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Brigham Young University?

To be competitive with other Brigham Young University applicants, you should strive to score between 1230 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Brigham Young University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1230, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Brigham Young University student is 1315.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Brigham Young University students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 620 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Brigham Young University students scored 720 or higher, and 75% scored a 620 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Brigham Young University?

To be most competitive at Brigham Young University, you should strive to earn between 26 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Brigham Young University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 26 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Brigham Young University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 26.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Brigham Young University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Brigham Young University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants should hear back by June 27.

Transfer students can enroll in Brigham Young University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Brigham Young University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Brigham Young University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Brigham Young University.

Does Brigham Young University accept transfer credits?

✅ Brigham Young University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does Brigham Young University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Brigham Young University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Brigham Young University?

✅ Brigham Young University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Brigham Young University's acceptance rate?

✅ Brigham Young University has an acceptance rate of 59%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Brigham Young University?

❌ Brigham Young University does not offer early decision.

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Brigham Young University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Brigham Young University? Brigham Young University is a somewhat selective institution. The Brigham Young University acceptance rate is 59%. This means that the institution accepts 59 out of every 100 applicants.


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

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


26 to 32


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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Brigham Young University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.89. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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