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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,843/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
72%

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
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.552 responses
44%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.550 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
28,156Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
3,077
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 381 responses
Report
  • Well rounded
    20%
  • Hardworking
    17%
  • Dedicated
    15%
  • Religious
    12%
  • Friendly
    10%
  • PERFECTIONIST
    7%
  • Studious
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
75%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.493 responses
Poll
78%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.762 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 442 responses
Report
  • Academically rigorous and a spirit of integrity
    34%
  • Enter to Learn; Go Forth to Serve
    26%
  • High Standards
    10%
  • Awesome
    7%
  • Enlightening in all aspects
    7%
  • Excellent
    5%
  • 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 absolutely loved my experience at BYU Provo! I have stayed there for about a week at a time over the past few years at one of their Youth Camps. Fantastic experience every time. The physical campus was pristine, as every college campus should be. The student body, (or whatever kind of student body you can get during July,) was not exactly ecstatic at our prescience, but they were friendly. I think most of them were really stressed out. The sense of community at the Student Center was wonderful. Felt like a classic High School cafeteria, with everyone talkin, laughing, doing homework, that sort of thing. My personal favorite part of campus is the BYU Creamery. It’s a pretty famous place for its size, and it seems to be a standard supermarket style store. My entire time there has been very pleasant. I loved every moment of it. I highly recommend BYU to anyone looking for a clean and principled college environment.
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I am a Freshman at Brigham Young University currently doing my second semester. I am really enjoying it here! BYU is great because it balances between academic, religious and social aspects. The education is excellent and I love that it is also focused on faith. The student section at sports games is always a party and there is always something going on that one can get involved in. Overall, Brigham Young University offers something for all and I am so happy to have the privilege to attend it!
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.