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Brigham Young University - Provo Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Brigham Young University - Provo Ranked?

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2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Brigham Young University - Provo was awarded 4,355 badges in the 2023 rankings.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, BYU is ranked #122 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when BYU held the #192 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 14 colleges in Utah, BYU is ranked at #1.

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Is It Hard to Get Into BYU?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Brigham Young University - Provo you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 29% of students accepted to BYU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 610 and 700. Math scores were between 590 and 710.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 610 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 590 to 710 )
BYU received ACT scores from 89% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 26 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 26 to 32 )

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Brigham Young University - Provo Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Brigham Young University - Provo, the student to faculty ratio is 21 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Brigham Young University - Provo is 72%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  72 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Brigham Young University - Provo

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 92% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Brigham Young University - Provo enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  92 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at BYU is 22%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  22 out of 100

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Brigham Young University - Provo Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 33,376 undergraduates at BYU with 30,039 being full-time and 3,337 being part-time.

How Much Does Brigham Young University - Provo Cost?

The overall average net price of BYU is $13,474. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for BYU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,445 $10,333 $12,676 $15,777 $17,864

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of BYU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At BYU, approximately 11% of students took out student loans averaging $5,505 a year. That adds up to $22,020 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BYU is 1.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do BYU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from BYU make around $70,785 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for BYU students since it is 67% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


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Location of Brigham Young University - Provo

Located in Provo, Utah, Brigham Young University - Provo is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

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Contact details for BYU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: Main Campus, Provo, UT 84602
Phone: 801-422-4636

Brigham Young University - Provo Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 115 majors graduated from Brigham Young University - Provo. Of these students, 6,867 received undergraduate degrees and 1,153 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Human Development & Family Studies 320 $21,303
General Psychology 282 $24,482
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 273 $20,739
Accounting 238 $60,568
Public Relations & Advertising 187 $41,037
Teacher Education Subject Specific 181 $39,856
Teacher Education Grade Specific 178 $36,102
Mechanical Engineering 176 $63,211
Economics 174 $57,448
Public Health 172 $28,871

Learn more about the majors offered at Brigham Young University - Provo along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at BYU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 33,708 students took at least one online class at Brigham Young University - Provo. This is an increase from the 4,207 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 33,708 5,448
2018-2019 4,207 287
2017-2018 6,740 218
2016-2017 4,676 143
2015-2016 2,616 56

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.