StudentsReview :: Brigham Young University - Provo - How to Get into BYU-Provo (Undergraduate)
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Arizona State University -- Tempe, AZ
Harvard University -- Cambridge, MA
Alabama State University -- Montgomery, AL


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


Brigham Young University - Provo

...loading...
Your Combined ACT:
*** reported for attending students
...loading...
SAT Math + Verbal:
*** reported for attending students
Your Chances at BYU-Provo
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at BYU-Provo
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
4,026
7,397
# Admitted
1,777
3,868
% Admitted
44.1%
52.3%
% Overall
49.4%

Students who got into BYU-Provo:

Tips mention: Interview (1), ACT/SAT (18), Grades (24), Sports/Extracurriculars (10), College Essay (4)
I transferred to BYU from Pima Community College withJul 23 2012Accounting
I transferred to BYU from Pima Community College with 24 credits and a 3.89 GPA, wrote a solid essay and got in just fine. Once in the school I worked my tail off to get accepted the accounting program, which is insanely competitive but well worth the effort.
Male
I got my associates at BYU-Idaho then transferred inSep 28 2011English
I got my associates at BYU-Idaho then transferred in. I believe it was due mostly to my essays that got me in.
Male
My ACT score of 27 was about average forJun 15 2004English
My ACT score of 27 was about average for getting in to BYU at the time I applied. Alot of people get in with ACT scores a lot lower than mine. Because the school has religious affiliations they are looking for students with a service orientation and high ethical standards. In your essays you can stress any community or church service you have done. Maybe tell of times you made a decision to be honest. Everything in the school: teacher/student relations, testing, etc is based on integrity. Good luck! Its worth the application.
ACT: 27 Male
For prospective students, I recommened concentrating on extracurricular activitiesJul 22 2003Social Work
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.
ACT: 29 Female

Compare BYU-ProvoSave BYU-Provo

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→