BYU

Brigham Young University-Provo

D-155 Abraham Smoot Building, Provo, United States
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  • Total Documents
    95
  • Class Notes
    44
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    51
  • Currently Enrolled
    174
  • Previously Enrolled
    326

Overview of Brigham Young University-Provo (BYU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:31,233
    • Men:16,020 (51.3%)
    • Women:15,213 (48.7%)

Location

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Admission Information (BYU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Brigham Young University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
2
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
December 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
December 15
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
-
City, State, Zip
Provo, UT  84602-1001
Phone
(801) 422-2507
Fax
(801) 422-5278
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
December 15
Application Fee
$35
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
52% of 12,858 applicants were admitted
Women
53% of 7,250 applicants were admitted
Men
51% of 5,608 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
5,340 (79%) of 6,738 admitted students enrolled
Women
3,050 (79%) of 3,863 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,290 (80%) of 2,875 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.84
375 And Above
76%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
600-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
25%
• Score 600 - 700
52%
• Score 500 - 600
20%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
610-710 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
31%
• Score 600 - 700
51%
• Score 500 - 600
16%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
27-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
48%
• Score 24 - 29
46%
• Score 18 - 23
6%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (BYU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $5,620 (29.931827865360034%)
  • Room & Board: - $7,628 (40.626331487004684%)
  • Other Expences: - $848 (4.5164039198977415%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,680 (24.925436727737537%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Brigham Young University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url
Not reported

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003670
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,529 (49.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,628 (64.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,446 (88.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
36 (2.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
28%
Average Award
$6,921
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 801 (55.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,721
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 417 (28.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,136
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,066 (73.7%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
2,071 (40.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,216

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
16,073 (57.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
13,636 (84.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
12,870 (94.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
319 (2.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
33%
Average Award
$7,637
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,752 (83.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,017
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,457 (26.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,060
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 6,866 (53.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
7,558 (27.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $4,398

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
26%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$14,998
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (BYU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not reported

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Not reported

Computer


Not reported

Foreign Language


Not reported

Math/Science


Not reported

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,256

Part-Time Faculty


584

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


64%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 26% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 29% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 18% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 5% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 8% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Sophomore Standing


Not reported

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Brigham Young University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


23.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


47.7%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


83.0%

Programs & Majors (BYU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (102)


  • Accounting and Related Services, Other
  • Acting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Applied Economics
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Ballet
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Child Care Provider/Assistant
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Child Development
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Dance, Other
  • Directing and Theatrical Production
  • Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, Other
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Family Resource Management Studies, General
  • Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services, Other
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Food Technology and Processing
  • Geographic Information Science and Cartography
  • Geography, Other
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Hebrew Language and Literature
  • Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Illustration
  • Information Technology
  • International Finance
  • Jazz/Jazz Studies
  • Journalism
  • Keyboard Instruments
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Korean Language and Literature
  • Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services, Other
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Pedagogy
  • Music, Other
  • Norwegian Language and Literature
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Painting
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
  • Physics, Other
  • Physiology, General
  • Playwriting and Screenwriting
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Sculpture
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Soil Sciences, Other
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Teacher Education
  • Stringed Instruments
  • Swedish Language and Literature
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
  • Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
  • Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy
  • Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Voice and Opera
  • Work and Family Studies
  • Writing, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Not reported

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


None

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences, Education, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Executive Master of Public Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Laws, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (93)


  • Agricultural Sciences--General
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Statistics
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Child and Family Studies
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication--General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Comparative and Interdisciplinary Arts
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages Education
  • Foundations and Philosophy of Education
  • French
  • Geology
  • Health Promotion
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages
  • Human Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Humanities
  • Industrial Design
  • Information Science
  • International Affairs
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Marketing
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Neuroscience
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Portuguese
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Religious Education
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Theater
  • Writing

Campus Life (BYU)

Location & Geography

Population


115,919

Nearest Metropolitan Area


557 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Salt Lake City

Weather


Temperature
19.3 average low in January, 82.8 average high in September
Rain
85 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
45 mile(s) from campus in Salt Lake City
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Provo
Nearest Train Station
45 mile(s) from campus in Salt Lake City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


19% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


81%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Not reported

Personal Counseling


Not offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Cougars
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Racquetball
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Racquetball
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, field hockey, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Brigham Young University offers not Reported

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


28,156

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
31,233
Women
15,213
Men
16,020

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.0% Asian
  • 0.5% Black/African-American
  • 6.2% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.0% White
  • 1.2% Unknown

International Students


3.2%

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


3,101

Student Resources (BYU)

Study resources