Brigham Young University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Utah


Brigham Young is a private university owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With around 35,000 students, Brigham Young is the largest religious university in the U.S., and the second largest private university (note that Liberty University is a larger Christian university if online students are counted). Located in Provo, Utah, Brigham Young makes the gospel of Jesus Christ central to the running of the university. 98% of Brigham Young students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and large percentage of students do missionary work during their college years. In athletics, the BYU Cougars compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Exercise Physiology, Elementary Education, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Finance, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 34244
Total Grad Students: 3835
Undergraduate Students: 30409
Faculty: 1326

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

Percent Male: 51%
Percent Female: 49%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 30%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information


Provo Utah 84602


Main Email:

Main Phone: 801-422-5000

Additional Campuses:
BYU - Hawaii
55-220 Kulanui Street
Laie, HI 96762

BYU - Idaho
525 South Center Street
Rexburg, ID 83460

Admissions Contact:
Kirk Strong
Director, Admissions Services
(801) 422-5000

Transfer Services Contact:
Travis Blackwelder
Associate Director, Admissions Services
(801) 422-5000

International Admissions Contact:
International Services, International Admissions Office
(801) 422-4101

Athletics Contact:
Tom Holmoe
Director, Athletic
(801) 422-7649

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
A minimum 3.0 college grade point average is required of transfer applicants.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The lowest grade earned for any course that may be transferred for credit is a C- or higher.

Credits (Min/Max):
Max number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a 2-year institution is 80. Max number of credits or courses that may be transferred from a 4-year institution is 90. You must complete a min of 30 credits at BYU to earn a bachelors degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have fewer than 30 credit hours, the submission of official SAT or ACT scores is required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
LDS applicants must interview with your LDS bishop/branch president, and with a member of your stake or district presidency for recommendation purposes. Non LDS applicants may interview with any local LDS Bishop. Their recommendations are required.

Essay(s) required:
An essay is required for admission consideration.

Application Fee:
You will be required to pay a $35 non-refundable application fee.

Other Requirements:
Students with 24 & more semester hrs of college credit go through a holistic review process comprised of: ecclesiastical endorsement, leadership experience, GPA, course selection, quality of coursework, Institute of Religion involvement and academic goals.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 26 30
English 26 32
Math 25 31
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 570 680
Math 580 680
Writing 540 650

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2189

Transfers Accepted: 883

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 40%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 63%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -23%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2009


Books: 900

Other Expenses: 3900

Room and Board: 7228

Tuition and Fees: 4560

Total Cost: 16588

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
BYU offers a variety of financial aid options including part-time work, loans, grants and scholarships.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4973

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 67%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 53%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 10%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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