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Colleges / Brigham Young University - Provo

Brigham Young University - Provo

Provo, UT 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate67%

Brigham Young University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Brigham Young University. Around 67% of applicants get into Brigham Young University each year. Last year, 10,559 students applied to Brigham Young University and 7,040 were admitted.

If you are applying to Brigham Young University, the regular decision application deadline is December 15 and the application fee costs $35.

Students who apply to Brigham Young University for the fall semester should hear back from Brigham Young University by February 19.

Brigham Young University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Brigham Young University's admissions stats.

Brigham Young University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.9
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 59.45%
Mean SAT Score 1360
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 13%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 55%
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 12 15 February 19

Considering Applying Early to Brigham Young University?

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

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

More on Brigham Young University Admissions

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 Does Brigham Young University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Brigham Young University

What does Brigham Young University consider 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
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Very Important
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Volunteer Work Very Important
Work Experience Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
First Generation 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 in 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
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.

Out of all students that were admitted, 38.87% submitted a class rank. At Brigham Young University 59.45% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 89.78% were in the top 25% and 99.08% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Brigham Young University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 29.67%
3.75 and 3.99 58.4%
3.50 and 3.74 9.33%
3.25 and 3.49 1.98%
3.00 and 3.24 0.42%
2.50 and 2.9 0.18%
2.00 and 2.49 0.02%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Brigham Young University directly.

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 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, 13% of Brigham Young University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 55% 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 earn between 1280 and 1450 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Brigham Young University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1450 and 25% of scored lower than 1280, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Brigham Young University student is 1360.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Brigham Young University students scored 740 or higher and 75% of students scored 640 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Brigham Young University students scored 728 or higher, and 75% scored a 640 or higher.

To be most competitive at Brigham Young University, you should strive to earn between 27 and 31 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Brigham Young University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Brigham Young University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

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 26.

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.

What is Brigham Young University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Brigham Young University is 67%.

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

❌ Brigham Young University does not offer early decision.

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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 67%. This means that the institution accepts 66 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1280 - 1450


Math SAT Range

640 - 740


Reading SAT Range

640 - 728

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1450 and Above


1280 to 1450


1280 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Brigham Young University students is 1360. Applicants with SAT scores of 1450 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Brigham Young University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1280 to 1450 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1280 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 3.9. 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.

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