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Chances of getting into Brigham Young University Provo

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
69%
Admission Difficulty for Brigham Young University Provo
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into BYU and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at BYU is 69%.  It ranks #2 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. BYU is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 7,820 out of 11,292 applicants were admitted.

The school has very high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 21 percent (SAT 1200/1410 ACT 26/32). Brigham Young University Provo typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average weighted GPA around 3.86. Of those applicants who were admitted, 81% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desirable and is a top choice for many students.

The BYU application fee is $35 and applications are due by Feb 15.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Brigham Young University Provo. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 28% of students submitted SAT scores and 90% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

BYU SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1200-1410
Applicants Submitting SAT 
28%
SAT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 610
SAT Math 25th 590
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Brigham Young University Provo
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 710
SAT Composite 75th 1410
Average SAT Score 1310

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 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1090. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1310 out of 1600. BYU ranks #1 in Utah and #119 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. 28 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 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 
1410 and Above Good >81%
1305 to 1410 Avg + 69%-81%
1200 to 1305 Avg - 54%-69%
1095 to 1200 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 1095 Low <38%
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BYU ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
26-32 
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 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Average ACT Score 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 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 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Utah and #131 in the U.S. 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >81%
29 to 32 Avg + 69%-81%
26 to 29 Avg - 54%-69%
23 to 26 Reach 38%-54%
Less than 23 Low <38%
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BYU GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. Weighted High School GPA 
3.86
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 3.86 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 69% 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 
4.0 22.24% Good
3.75 to 3.99 59.76% Avg -
3.50 to 3.74 13.65% Reach
3.25 to 3.49 2.99% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 1.02% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.32% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 0.02% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

Brigham Young University Provo admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,982 5,310 11,292
Accepted 4,349 3,471 7,820
Acceptance Rate 73% 65% 69%
Enrolled 3,477 2,832 6,309
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 80% 82% 81%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2023
Days left to Apply
133

Applicants have 133 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2023.

Application Fee

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

Application 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 Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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?

69% 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 1200 and 1410. 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 32. 90% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.