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Brigham Young University Provo

Provo, Utah

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Brigham Young University Provo overview
Location Provo, Utah
Online byu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
Brigham Young University Provo overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Brigham Young University-Provo (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, approximately 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, is a private institution established in 1875. It is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and integrates a religious education into its curriculum. The university fosters a rigorous academic environment with a high degree of application selectivity. BYU houses 11 colleges, offering a wide range of undergraduate programs, with notable emphasis on business, management, and education. The campus is characterized by a blend of modern and historic architectural styles with facilities to accommodate on-campus living for students. BYU's athletic teams, known as the Cougars, compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference, with a storied history in football and basketball.

In the most recent statistical year 10,559 prospective students applied, and 7,040 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 5,565 enrolled in the school.  30,147 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 4,317 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,304 plus fees of $0. BYU is ranked 125 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












BYU is rated within the top 23% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
Brigham Young University Provo overview
SAT 1280/1468
ACT 27/32
GPA 3.89

Applications Accepted

Brigham Young University Provo overview
Applications Due Dec 16, 2023
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Brigham Young University Provo
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$960
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $8,560
Budget for Other Expenses$5,296
Total One Year Cost$21,120

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$69,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

78% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Brigham Young University Provo students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 13%
Biology 11%
Social Sciences 11%
Education 10%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

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