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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?

7,007 Undergraduate Awards
$14,128 Avg Cost After Aid
52% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BYU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Publishing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Housing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Graphic Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best East Asian Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Business/Managerial Economics Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#37 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Business Administration & Management Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Best Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards BYU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Brigham Young University - Provo

Contact details for BYU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Main Campus, Provo, UT 84602
Phone: 801-422-4636
Website: www.byu.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BYU
Twitter: https://twitter.com/byu

How Do I Get Into BYU?

You can apply to BYU online at: besmart.com/Admissions

Admission Requirements for BYU

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program considered but not required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into BYU?

52% Acceptance Rate
57% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 52%, BYU does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 610 to 710 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 600 to 700 )
200
800
BYU received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 26 and 30. Math scores were between 27 and 34. Composite scores were between 27 and 32.

ACT English Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 26 to 30 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 27 to 34 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 27 to 32 )
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36

Can I Afford Brigham Young University - Provo?

$14,128 Net Price
12% Take Out Loans
1.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of BYU is $14,128. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

28,253 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 31,441 undergraduate students at BYU, with 28,253 being full-time and 3,188 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BYU

There are also 3,058 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 28,253 full-time undergraduates at BYU, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BYU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brigham Young University - Provo students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BYU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 559
Black or African American 142
Hispanic or Latino 1,770
White 22,971
International Students 979
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,832

Geographic Diversity

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

218 Took All Classes Online
6,740 Took At Least One Class Online
64.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,740 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at BYU has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Accounting 262 168 0 430
Business Administration & Management 113 271 0 384
Human Development & Family Studies 347 0 0 347
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 310 1 0 311
General Psychology 278 10 1 289
Mechanical Engineering 172 36 5 213
Computer Science 186 20 6 212
Health & Physical Education 180 18 4 202
Public Health 199 0 0 199
Information Technology 130 64 0 194
Economics 194 0 0 194
Teacher Education Subject Specific 179 11 0 190
General English Literature 175 15 0 190
Teacher Education Grade Specific 181 7 0 188
Public Relations & Advertising 183 0 0 183
Finance & Financial Management 170 0 0 170
Statistics 147 9 0 156
Design & Applied Arts 154 0 0 154
Romance Languages 134 11 0 145
Law 0 0 138 138
Sociology 131 7 0 138
Political Science & Government 136 0 0 136
Nursing 120 13 0 133
Chemical Engineering 116 5 10 131
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 111 11 4 126
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 117 5 2 124
Communication Sciences 102 21 0 123
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 112 4 2 118
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 103 10 0 113
Marketing 101 0 0 101
Electrical Engineering 77 16 6 99
History 97 0 0 97
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 93 0 0 93
Area Studies 90 0 0 90
Public Administration 0 86 0 86
Music 70 16 0 86
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 74 2 3 79
Civil Engineering 51 24 3 78
Journalism 73 0 0 73
Manufacturing Engineering 66 5 0 71
Fine & Studio Arts 55 8 0 63
Construction Management 59 1 0 60
Mathematics 40 13 2 55
Physics 40 11 3 54
Geography & Cartography 54 0 0 54
Special Education 46 7 0 53
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 53 0 0 53
Human Resource Management 50 0 0 50
Computer Information Systems 45 5 0 50
Entrepreneurial Studies 45 0 0 45
Computer Engineering 43 0 0 43
Allied Health Professions 42 1 0 43
Business/Managerial Economics 42 0 0 42
Communication & Media Studies 30 12 0 42
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 42 0 0 42
Social Work 0 40 0 40
Drama & Theater Arts 40 0 0 40
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 39 0 0 39
International Relations & National Security 39 0 0 39
Biotechnology 34 4 0 38
General Business/Commerce 37 0 0 37
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 37 0 0 37
Liberal Arts General Studies 35 0 0 35
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 34 0 0 34
Chemistry 22 2 9 33
Graphic Communications 32 0 0 32
Food Science Technology 28 3 0 31
Applied Mathematics 31 0 0 31
Nutrition Science 25 6 0 31
Educational Administration 0 24 5 29
East Asian Languages 29 0 0 29
Anthropology 24 5 0 29
Geological & Earth Sciences 22 6 0 28
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 26 0 0 26
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 25 0 0 25
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 16 8 24
Zoology 23 0 0 23
Horticulture 22 0 0 22
Instructional Media Design 0 15 7 22
Philosophy 22 0 0 22
Soil Sciences 19 0 0 19
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 19 0 0 19
Dance 15 0 0 15
Computer Software & Applications 14 0 0 14
Teaching English or French 0 14 0 14
General Family & Consumer Sciences 5 7 1 13
Housing 13 0 0 13
Other Visual Art 13 0 0 13
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 12 0 0 12
Publishing 10 0 0 10
Mental & Social Health Services 0 8 2 10
Wildlife Management 0 8 1 9
Astronomy & Astrophysics 9 0 0 9
Child Development & Psychology 9 0 0 9
Archeology 8 0 0 8
Student Counseling 0 0 7 7
Writing Studies 0 7 0 7
Germanic Languages 6 0 0 6
Religious Education 0 5 0 5
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 4 0 4
Classical Languages & Literature 3 0 0 3
Legal Research 0 3 0 3
Museum Studies 0 3 0 3
Management Information Systems 2 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 2
General Biology 1 0 0 1
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1 0 0 1
Audiovisual Communications 1 0 0 1
Multilingual Education 0 0 1 1
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 1 0 0 1
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 0 0
Biological & Physical Science 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7,007 1,106 230 8,343

References

*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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