|Students who got into BYU say:|
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Competition to get in is a little fierce, but it is worth the attempt. They will accept SAT or ACT but prefer ACT.
| Mechanical Engineering|
| Sep 24 2003 | For prospective students, I recommened concentrating on extracurricular activities and service. BYU likes diversified people, with lots of different experiences. They like well-rounded, balanced, active people. Academics can't hurt too--this is a very intellectual environment. In my high school, I was in the top 5%; at BYU, I was average. Be prepared to work hard. And show that determination on your transcript. Don't take cheesy bird courses--challenge yourself in high school and at other universities. Don't worry about the essay too much--they only use it as a last resort.
Most of all, prepare yourself morally. Everyone at BYU lives by the "Honor Code," where we dress modestly, live cleanly, and swear to be honest and chaste. If you are not already living these standards, you're going to have a tough time. Start now. BYU won't even look at you unless you have an ecclesiastical endorsement--an affadavit signed by a religious leader attesting to your moral astuteness.
I participated in a lot of extracurricular and sports activities in high school. I studied hard in high school and was trying to be well-rounded. The University has an honor code, and praciticing living an honest personal and academic life is good, its useless to go to BYU if you want to cheat your way through or do anything dishonest, it defeats the whole purpose. Develop integrity and hard work, do things that prove you are willing to live like a BYU Cougar.
| PreDent and Dentistry|| Jun 24 2003 |
If you were raised Mormon: Extremely competitive to get in.
| Communications|| Jun 13 2003 |
If you aren't Mormon: Average difficulty. 99% of the school is LDS, so you will definitely be an interest to admissions.
If you became Mormon in high school: You're in.