Chances of getting into Brigham Young University Provo
How hard is it to get into BYU and can I get accepted? The school has a 52% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Utah for lowest rate of acceptance. 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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BYU SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT28%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||660|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1280|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||730|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1460|
|Average SAT Score||1370|
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 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. The school ranks #1 in Utah for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
BYU ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT94%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||26|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||27|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||34|
|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 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. The school ranks #1 in Utah for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 94 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brigham Young University Provo.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.8
Typical High School GradesA-
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. 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 52% of students who apply.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
54% of Brigham Young University Provo freshman were in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||79%||83%||81%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply56
Applicants have 56 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to BYU before the Feb 1 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 7||Dec 20|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
What are the requirements for admission to Brigham Young University Provo and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.