Brigham Young University Profile


Brigham Young U, founded in 1875, is a church-affiliated university of liberal arts and sciences. It is a continuing experiment on a great premise that a large and complex university can be first-class academically while nurturing an environment of faith in God and the practice of Christian principles. In this setting, students can experience a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued. All instruction, programs and services at BYU, including a wide variety of extracurricular experiences, should make their own contribution toward the balanced development of the total person. Such a broadly prepared individual will not only be capable of meeting personal challenges and change but will also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty and service to mankind. Its 638-acre campus is located in Provo, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City.


Entrance Difficulty: Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 63% of 11,238 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: February 1

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Important
Essay: Important
Extracurricular: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: 3.78
SAT Math: 580-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 570-680 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 540-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 26-30 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $17,498
Tuition and Fees: $4,710
Room and Board: $7,228
Average Percent of Need Met: 28%
Average Freshman Award: $5,825
Average Indebtedness of 2011 Graduates: $14,320


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,216
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 25% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-59 students: 8% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

E-mail: (None)
Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification: On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003670: Free

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