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How Well Is Brigham Young University - Provo Ranked?

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2021 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 281 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts general studies.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked BYU as #109 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

BYU also holds the #1 spot on the Best Colleges in Utah ranking.

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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 52%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 28% 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 710. Math scores were between 600 and 700.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 610 to 710 )

SAT Math Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 600 to 700 )
BYU received ACT scores from 94% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 27 and 32.

ACT Composite Scores for Brigham Young University - Provo  ( 27 to 32 )

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Brigham Young University - Provo Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Brigham Young University - Provo is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

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 71%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  71 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Brigham Young University - Provo

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 90% 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  90 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When it comes to finishing their studies on time, those seeking a bachelor's degree from BYU have a four-year graduation rate of 31%. This is comparable to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  31 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at BYU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 31,441 undergraduates at BYU with 28,253 being full-time and 3,188 being part-time.

BYU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 93.48 out of 100, BYU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  93.48 out of 100
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How Much Does Brigham Young University - Provo Cost?

The overall average net price of BYU is $13,181. 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 +
$8,694 $9,858 $12,386 $16,004 $17,113

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BYU, approximately 12% of students took out student loans averaging $5,104 a year. That adds up to $20,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BYU is 1.5%. 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 $59,700 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for BYU students since it is 50% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Brigham Young University - Provo

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

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Location of Brigham Young University - Provo

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 117 majors graduated from Brigham Young University - Provo. Of these students, 7,007 received undergraduate degrees and 1,336 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 347 $21,000
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 310 $28,900
General Psychology 278 $26,700
Accounting 262 $60,700
Public Health 199 $25,200
Economics 194 $50,300
Computer Science 186 $77,700
Public Relations & Advertising 183 $40,300
Teacher Education Grade Specific 181 $34,000
Health & Physical Education 180 $21,800

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Online Learning at BYU

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 6,740 students took at least one online class at Brigham Young University - Provo. This is an increase from the 4,676 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 6,740 218
2016-2017 4,676 143
2015-2016 2,616 56
2014-2015 418 37
2013-2014 388 37

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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.


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