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Brigham Young University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1875
Affiliation: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Sai
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 30,480
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

A-209 ASB
Provo, UT 84602

Website

http://www.byu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@byu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Tom Gourley
Admissions office telephone: (801) 422-2507
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $30
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://saas.byu.edu/depts/admissions/ Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $100 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies N/A N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Not considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Very important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Very important
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 70%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 70%
Total applicants: 9,737
Total acceptances: 6,827
Total freshman enrollment: 5,367
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 4,237
Male acceptances: 3,104
Male freshman enrollment: 2,410
 
Female applicants: 5,500
Female acceptances: 3,723
Female freshman enrollment: 2,957
Out-of-state freshmen: 70%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: 49%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 84%
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: 3.8
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 98%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 39%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 – 670
Math: 570 – 680
Combined: 1120 – 1350

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 16.4% 19.5%
600-699 42.0% 47.7%
500-599 33.6% 27.8%
400-499 7.5% 4.7%
300-399 0.5% 0.3%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 94%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 25 – 31
Math: 24 – 30
Composite: 25 – 30

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 30.4% 37.5% 26.6%
24-29 59.2% 47.1% 58.1%
18-23 10.2% 14.0% 13.8%
12-17 0.2% 1.3% 1.4%
6-11 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


 



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