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BYU Admission Requirements


Acceptance Rate

52.4%
Admission Difficulty for Brigham Young University Provo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into BYU? The school has a 52% acceptance rate. Last year, 6,738 out of 12,858 applicants were admitted making BYU a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 14 percent. Brigham Young University Provo typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Of those applicants who were admitted, 81% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and it may be a primary choice for many students. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top ten percent of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
1280-1460
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 660
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1280
SAT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 730
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1460
Estimated Average SAT 1370
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Brigham Young University Provo?

Brigham Young University Provo typically requires applicants to be in the top 14 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1280 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1190. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1370 out of 1600. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Brigham Young University Provo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1460 and Above Good >65%
1370 to 1460 Avg + 52%-65%
1280 to 1370 Avg - 39%-52%
1190 to 1280 Reach 27%-39%
Less than 1190 Low <27%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
94%
ACT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 34
ACT Composite 75th 32
Estimated Average ACT 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into BYU?

Admission data indicates that BYU regularly accepts students with ACT's of 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brigham Young University Provo.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Brigham Young University Provo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >67%
29 to 32 Avg + 52%-67%
27 to 29 Avg - 41%-52%
25 to 27 Reach 32%-41%
Less than 25 Low <32%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
3.8
Typical High School Grades
A-

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Brigham Young University Provo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Brigham Young University Provo was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BYU accepts 52% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Brigham Young University Provo students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 70% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 8% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 N/A% Low
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

54% of Brigham Young University Provo freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Brigham Young University Provo students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 54%
Top 25% of class 85%
Top 50% of class 97%
Bottom 50% of class 3%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Brigham Young University Provo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 7,250 5,608 12,858
Accepted 3,863 2,875 6,738
Acceptance Rate 53% 51% 52%
Enrolled 3,050 2,390 5,440
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 79% 83% 81%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Brigham Young University Provo and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Brigham Young University Provo Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Brigham Young University Provo
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230038 IPEDS survey data for Brigham Young University Provo.