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Brigham Young University Admissions Information

Brigham Young University
Provo, UT (map)


Founded in 1975 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Brigham Young University is the largest religious university in the nation. The university is renowned for its commitment to the values on which it was founded and has been recognized for gathering the most religious, and most sober, campus by the Princeton Review. A Brigham Young education develops students in faith, intellect, and character. Skills taught at BYU are meant to lead students through a life of service and learning; many BYU students opt to take a year or two off to serve as Mormon missionaries. There are many prominent alumni who went on to become distinguished members of their fields, including Twilight author Stephanie Meyer, 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, NFL quarterback Steve Young, and actor Aaron Eckhart.

Student life at Brigham Young centers on religion and responsibility. However, the university offers an eclectic 300 organizations on campus which nonetheless appeal to a wide range of interests. Between the school’s Welsh Club, Shotokan Karate, and experimental theatre company–just to name a few–BYU students rarely lack entertainment. Located in Provo, Utah the campus is situated very close to the mountains, so skiing, climbing, and hiking are popular activities. Salt Lake City is a mere 45 minutes away.



Basic Info

Main Address: A-209 ASB
Provo, UT 84602
Phone Number: (801) 422-1211  
Website: www.byu.edu  


Type of school: Private, Coed  
Type of school: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  
Setting: Suburban  
Athletics: NCAA Division I, Intercollegiate, Intramural, Club, Scholarship  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 30,745  
Percent out-of-state: 66%  
Percent international: 2.74%  
Female to Male ratio: 54:46  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 21:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Commerce
Elementary Education and Teaching
Exercise Physiology
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
External Degree Program
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC,(Air Force, Army)
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Men's Housing
Apartments For Married Students
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Women's Housing
Apartments For Single Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Choral groups
Film society
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Radio station
Student newspaper
Television station
Concert band
Jazz band
Marching band
Musical theater
Pep band
Student government
Symphony orchestra

Fun Facts

  • Voted #1 Religious Students
  • Voted #4 2010 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Undergraduate
  • Voted #18 Best College Library
  • Voted #1 Stone-Cold Sober Schools
  • Voted #14 School Runs Like Butter

Admissions Information

Brigham Young University accepts 69% of those who apply, so the admission process is not extremely competitive. Nonetheless, BYU officials will closely review factors that demonstrate a prospective student's intellect, character, and desire to serve others. Overall, Brigham Young is looking for students who are able to maintain the ideals and standards of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints

When evaluating potential Brigham Young students, a student's scholastic record is very important; this is normally assessed by GPA, standardized test scores, and the rigor of the secondary school record. Character and personal qualities, along with the interview, are also quite important. The applicant's essay, extracurricular activities, recommendations, and volunteer work are evidence of leadership. Brigham Young considers talent, work experience, and status as a first-generation college student.

Admissions address: A-41ASB, BYU
Provo, UT 84602
Phone number: (801) 422-2507  
Fax number: (801) 422-0005  
Admissions Website: enrollment.byu.edu/admissions  
Email: admissions@byu.edu  
Contact Person: Tom Gourley  
Number of first-year applications received: 10,081  
Percent of applicants admitted: 69%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: February 1  
Early decision/action deadline: N/A  
Accepts the Common Application? No  
Admission requirements: Essay
Academic teacher evaluation
Secondary school report
Standardized test scores

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT Reasoning Test or ACT (Writing is recommended)  
Policy regarding SAT score-use: N/A  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 4019  
ACT code: 4266  
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