About Brigham Young University-Provo

Founded in 1875, Brigham Young University-Provo. is a Private college. Located in Utah, which is a city setting in Utah, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 30,979 full time undergraduate students, and 3,261 full time graduate students.

The Brigham Young University-Provo Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 21:1. There are 1246 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Brigham Young University-Provo include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate51%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range1160-1380
ACT Range27-31

Admissions at BYU are considered Selective, with ,413% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 41 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

98% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 84% were in the top quarter, and 53% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Brigham Young University-Provo.

1%
“We”re apathetic”
41%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
1%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
4%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
38%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
80%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
5%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
78%
“They keep regular office hours”
19%
“They”re always available”
88%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
10%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
1%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
98%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
2%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
86%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
14%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
1%
“We”re apathetic”
41%
“We know about current events and vote”
57%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
1%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
1%
“We save it for the classroom”
4%
“Sometimes, but not often”
56%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
38%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
17%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
82%
“I feel extremely safe”
0%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
20%
“We bought the gear”
80%
“We live for the big game”
0%
“It”s not really our thing”
5%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
54%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
40%
“We”re a very artistic group”
1%
“Haven”t met them”
2%
“Available in class”
78%
“They keep regular office hours”
19%
“They”re always available”
88%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
10%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
1%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
1%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
98%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
2%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
0%
“We only party on weekends”
0%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
86%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
14%
“There might be people who do”
0%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Brigham Young University-Provo REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    665 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    529 Students rated off-campus housing 3.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    724 Students rated campus food 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    741 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 65 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    740 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    740 Students rated school activities 4.4 stars. 56 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    741 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    743 Students rated academics 4.8 stars. 86 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Brigham Young University-Provo?

381 Students rated Brigham Young University-Provo

Tanya - 06/08/2022

This is seriously the best school. I was able to make so many friends and have a ton of profound conversations despite being an introvert myself. I did the best academically I've ever done even with hard classes. The professors know how to push you, but they also respect the fact that you have other classes and a life.

Abigail - 04/26/2022

I think that it's a pretty place, a big place, but not a very diverse or accepting one. They provide lots of different learning opportunities but don't really encourage ideas beyond their own. They are pretty quiet about race issues, LGBTQ issues, health issues, COVID guidelines and enforcement, and other more 'liberal' ideas. Also, the mandatory Honor Code says no facial hair, no leggings, and no gay affection in public. Seriously. I am here for a few very specific reasons, but as soon as possible, I'm heading out. This is a great space for the traditional Mormon returned missionary, but honestly, just try to fit in, make it through, and figure out which professors might dock you for having diverse opinions.

Madeline - 02/10/2022

My opinion of Brigham Young University- Provo is that it is a fairly academic school with a lot of religious qualities. It is a religious private school so that does make sense, however, you will find that different teachers incorporate religious teachings into their classes much more than you would think. This is not necessarily a bad thing but it is useful to expect a lot of religious teachings in classes other than just religion classes. There is not a very big drinking or drug culture and the campus feels extremely safe and welcoming to all students. The academic side of the school is wonderful, the classes are structured well and the majority of the professors are very nice and love to help their students learn. The tuition is also very cheap and the housing in the area is fairly decent. Overall Brigham Young University - Provo is a great school to attend.

Caris - 03/24/2021

In my honest opinion, it's not for everyone. If you do not want to be a focused student and uphold the honor code, you will not like it here. This school is very focused on helping students to succeed and make honest decisions. Cheating, illegal behavior, sexual harassment and religious standards are taken very seriously here. They strive to keep the campus racially and sexually fair for all communities. Minorities including African Americans, asians, LGBTQ+ and Hispanic groups are listened to and highly respected at this campus. For those that are wanting a great friend group and fun outdoor activities, there are plenty fo those to be found here. They have great resources and cater to all types of students. There are recent high school graduates, all the way up to retired individuals seeking to try a new career. I cannot recommend BYU more highly.

Brigham Young University-Provo FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Brigham Young University-Provo?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Brigham Young University-Provo is 51%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Katherine, take college seriously but don't take yourself too seriously. Study hard, play hard, and live life to the fullest. Your potential is eternal and with God you can achieve any and all of your dreams. Enter to serve; go forth to learn.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    White Mormon kids from California who don't necessarily know a ton about the real world.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The constant change in weather since it is never predictable and can change at the worst times.

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  5. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Brigham Young University provides a clean and uplifting environment for learning. We are encouraged to become better people while preparing for our future lives. BYU men's basketball has had an extremely great year and this publicity has drawn attention to the honor code that we sign upon acceptance to this school. The honor code is a huge part of what makes this school so unique and wholesome.

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  6. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    It's a well rounded school, but also has a stong emphasis on religion and how it can apply to your life.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing about this school is definitely the curriculum and the people here. The curriculum sets you up for a successful future. Employers respect BYU graduates and we leave well prepared for the real world. The people here are extremely kind and genuine. We care about each other and usually go out of our own ways to assist each other.

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had better understood about general education classes and when I should take them. My reccomendations is when you first get to school go and talk to an academic advisor!

    Read all  95 answers
  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    everyone should

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    If you're looking for a religious college setting, a fabulous social life, and a lot of hard, worthwhile work, BYU is the place for you. A person who attends this school need to be dedicated. This dedication is not only regarding academics and a career path. I'm speaking of dedication to making life in every aspect the best it can be. BYU encourages setting goals socially, morally, physically, and mentally. Improvement and lifelong learning is the ultimate goal here and if you want to grow, BYU is the college for you.

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  11. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    I brag about the environment. Brigham Young University is known very well for it's high expectations regarding moral standards. Because virtuous living is promoted here, there is an uplifting feeling on campus and in the off-campus housing for BYU. I grew up in Las Vegas, and can say that the feelings I experienced there were much different, much more negative, than what I have felt here. I feel that I have matured more not only spritually because of the environment, but academically. BYU is a friendly, moral, and happy place to be; it's the place for me.

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  12. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    BYU is best known for the fact that it is an LDS school. Another thing BYU is famous for is its business school. The Marriott School of Business is constantly ranked among the best business schools.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Sometimes the feeling of jumping into a relationship is annoying. Most people here want to get married and it's common for people to assume you want a serious relationship with them if you act interested as a friend, which isn't true lots of the time.

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    The general classes everyone is required to take are usually the least favorite course. Even then, they aren't too bad! Everyone participates and students are competitive yet willing to help each other. Professors are easy to reach outside of class.

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  15. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love BYU. Lots of people dont. People that come to BYU do so because they want to be around other people who share their morals and standards. We dont want to have the temptation of drinking and partying that exists at other schools. This is a huge reason people come here but then a lot of kids complain that Provo is a boring town...which its not at all. We are 20 minutes from 11 incredible ski and snowboard resorts. There is tons to do in Provo. Bowling, iceskating, tons of sports, concerts, tooons of places to go out to eat, dance parties all the time, etc. Dont complain if you come here. YOU chose to come here.

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  16. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Students love going to basketball, football, and baseball games. The dating scene is very involved. People are rarely found drinking or partying on the weekends; movies, hiking, and dances are more common.

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  17. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    yes. all true.

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    Thier goal is to get you married before you get your undergraduate degree.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Students are stereotyped as 'goody-goods' which is mostly accurate! More positive stereotypes are driven, focused, and giving.

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  20. Tell us about the sports scene on campus.

    Almost all students love to support BYU football! It's kind of a big deal. We also have an avid fan section for our women's soccer team.

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  21. What are some hot-button issues on campus?

    Whether or not beards should be allowed.

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Student Body

Students

48%

female

52%

male

30,979

Total Undergrad Enrollment

3,261

Total Grad Students

61%

Out-Of-State

34%

In-State

5%

International

Organizations

390

Student Organizations

N/A

Fraternities

N/A

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

18%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
2%
% Black or African-American
1%
% Hispanic/Latino
6%
% White or Caucasian
83%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

71% of students attending Brigham Young University-Provo receive some sort of financial aid. 14% were awarded federal grants. While 12% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$5,300

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$812

Books and Supplies

$7,448

Room and Board

13,560

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$8,939
$30 - $48K
$10,235
$48 - $75K
$12,858
$75 - $110K
$15,420
$110K & UP
$16,629

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