Brigham Young University-Provo (BYU)

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Brigham Young University-Provo can be found in Provo, UT, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. BYU enrolls about 35,000 students each year.

Many of the students that got into BYU had an SAT score between 1210 - 1420, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 26 - 31. We were able to estimate the BYU average GPA (3.48 - 3.71) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 67% of all students that apply are granted admission to Brigham Young University-Provo, from which 81% choose to enroll. When applying historical data, we have projected that the BYU acceptance rate 2021 will be around 57%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall BYU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Brigham Young University-Provo was reported as 67.5% in Fall 2020 with over 10,500 college applications submitted to BYU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • BYU ACT Scores: 26 - 31
  • BYU Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Brigham Young University-Provo?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Brigham Young University-Provo is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Brigham Young University-Provo has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 51.2%
  • 2017-2018: 52.4%
  • 2018-2019: 64.5%
  • 2019-2020: 67.5%
  • Projected BYU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 57.4%

How Does BYU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for BYU is nineteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Utah62.1%
Utah State University91.0%
Southern Utah University78.4%
Brigham Young University-Idaho95.8%
University of Wyoming96.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to BYU (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading610 - 710
Math600 - 710
Total Score1210 - 1420
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 34
Math25 - 30
Composite Score26 - 31
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