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Chances of getting into Brigham Young University Provo

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
67.5%
Admission Difficulty for Brigham Young University Provo
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into BYU and can I get accepted? The school has a 67% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,086 out of 10,500 applicants were admitted making BYU a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 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 quarter of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Brigham Young University Provo is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

BYU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1210-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT
28%
SAT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 600
SAT Composite 25th 1210
SAT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 710
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1320

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Brigham Young University Provo?

Brigham Young University Provo typically prefers applicants to be in the top 23 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1210 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Utah for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Brigham Young University Provo admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >78%
1315 to 1420 Avg + 67%-78%
1210 to 1315 Avg - 54%-67%
1105 to 1210 Reach 41%-54%
Less than 1105 Low <41%
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BYU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
26-31 
Applicants Submitting ACT
90%
ACT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 25
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 34
ACT Math 75th 30
ACT Composite 75th 31
Average ACT Score 28

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 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Utah for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 90 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brigham Young University Provo.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Brigham Young University Provo admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >79%
28 to 31 Avg + 67%-79%
26 to 28 Avg - 57%-67%
24 to 26 Reach 46%-57%
Less than 24 Low <46%
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BYU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

What GPA do you need to get into Brigham Young University Provo?

Applicants require exceptionally good grades to get into BYU. 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. The school ranks #1 in Utah for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as BYU accepts 67% 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 Competitiveness
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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Brigham Young University Provo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,901 4,599 10,500
Accepted 4,158 2,928 7,086
Acceptance Rate 70% 64% 67%
Enrolled 3,302 2,429 5,731
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 79% 83% 81%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2022
Days left to Apply
76

Applicants have 76 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2022.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Brigham Young University Provo is $35.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Brigham Young University Provo and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Brigham Young University Provo Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Considered but not required
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.

FAQs

Does Brigham Young University Provo prefer SAT or ACT?

28% of students submit their SAT scores to BYU. 90% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Brigham Young University Provo?

67% of those who apply are granted admission to BYU. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Brigham Young University Provo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1210 and 1420. 28% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Brigham Young University Provo?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 31. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.