Brigham Young University - Provo Overview
Brigham Young University - Provo is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Provo, Utah. The city atmosphere of Provo makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Brigham Young University - Provo Known For?
- The student loan default rate at BYU is 2%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at BYU is the doctor's degree.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 71% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, BYU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $59,700 a year. That's about 46% more than their peers at other schools.
Brigham Young University - Provo Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
BYU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BYU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards BYU has earned from around the web.
|#3||Best Colleges for Foreign Languages & Linguistics||College Factual|
|#4||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies||College Factual|
|#11||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||College Factual|
|#24||Best Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||College Factual|
|#28||Best Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences||College Factual|
|#42||Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing||College Factual|
Where Is Brigham Young University - Provo?
Contact details for BYU are given below.
|Address:||Main Campus, Provo, UT 84602|
How Do I Get Into BYU?
You can apply to BYU online at: besmart.com/Admissions
Admission Requirements for BYU
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||neither required nor recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into BYU?
Approximately 43% of accepted students are men and 57% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 51%, and the acceptance rate for women is 53%.
Average Test Scores
About 28% of students accepted to BYU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 710. Math scores were between 600 and 700.
Can I Afford Brigham Young University - Provo?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BYU, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $5,104 a year. That adds up to $20,416 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at BYU is 1.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Brigham Young University - Provo Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,026 graduate students at the school.
Of the 28,288 full-time undergraduates at BYU, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brigham Young University - Provo students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||118|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,059|
Utah students aren't the only ones who study at Brigham Young University - Provo. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 100 countries are represented at BYU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, South Korea, and China.
Online Learning at Brigham Young University - Provo
The following chart shows how the online learning population at BYU has changed over the last few years.
Online Growth Rankings of BYU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Brigham Young University - Provo was 64.8%. This is the #431 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BYU regardless of major.
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Brigham Young University - Provo Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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