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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    A
Brigham Young is a highly rated private, Christian university located in Provo, Utah in the Salt Lake City Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 28,156 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Brigham Young acceptance rate is 52%. Popular majors include Exercise Physiology, Accounting, and Psychology. Graduating 83% of students, Brigham Young alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,100.
About Brigham Young University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Other
Address
Main Campus
Provo, UT 84602
Website

Brigham Young University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
52%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
1210-1410
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$12,979/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,036/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,820/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,836/ year
  • $76-110k
    $15,520/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,031/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.462 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.535 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.533 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,156Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
2%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 365 responses
Report
  • Well rounded
    20%
  • Hardworking
    16%
  • Dedicated
    15%
  • Religious
    12%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • Studious
    7%
  • Good
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.476 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.745 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 425 responses
Report
  • Academically rigorous and a spirit of integrity
    34%
  • Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve
    26%
  • High Standards
    10%
  • Awesome
    8%
  • Enlightening in all aspects
    8%
  • Excellent
    6%
  • Best bang for your buck
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.325 responses
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I am a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The school is a private university owned and sponsored by this church. Thus, the culture, standards of morality, codes of conduct, and faith integration are all very appealing to me. It's also a beautiful and well-kept campus! Everyone is really nice. Less diverse compared to other schools due to its location (Provo, UT - highly caucasian area), admittance standards (have to sign an honor code to attend saying you will live a conservative lifestyle), and students it attracts (clean-cut, sober, etc). It's not an Ivy League school, but it is tough! Great credentials and impressive merits. You can find a major that will be a little easier, but generally, the university is rigorous.
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I absolutely love this school! The campus is so uplifting! There are so many resources for students (academic, spiritual, health, extracurricular activities, etc.). There are weekly devotionals or forums that helps students improve not only their schooling, but every aspect of life. The university has a lot of service opportunities, and really gets its students involved in the community. Everyone on campus shares the same values you do, including the teachers. It is also a very diversified campus with students from all over the world. I love being a BYU student!
I love BYU. It's a great place to grow spiritually and intellectually. They give you access to countless opportunities for success and really push to integrate you into the working world. They are all about taking the world around us and making it better. Another great thing about this university is the drive and dedication of its students. It creates an atmosphere of learning and growth in whatever field you are studying. This drive and dedication however can also become a weakness for BYU. Students can become competitive and almost ruthless when it comes to grades and GPA's. This kind of atmosphere can create a stressful and anxiety ridden campus that only brings issues and doubts to its students. This is only a problem however if you choose to submit to that craziness! BYU allows you to create your own experience and to make college the experience YOU want it to be, which is why I love BYU so much!