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BYU Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into BYU? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 6,427 out of 13,376 applicants or 48% were admitted making BYU a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Brigham Young University Provo typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Of those applicants which were admitted, 80% chose to enroll. This indicates that admission to the school is highly desireable and it may be a primary choice for many students.

Women Men Total
Applied 7,440 5,936 13,376
Accepted 3,695 2,732 6,427
Acceptance Rate 50% 46% 48%
Enrolled 2,916 2,211 5,127
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 79% 81% 80%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Brigham Young University Provo and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that BYU regularly accepts students with ACTs of 27 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 25 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 31 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 95 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Brigham Young University Provo.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1120. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. 27 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1220 1420
SAT Reading 620 710
SAT Math 600 710
ACT Composite 27 31
ACT English 27 33
ACT Math 26 30

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
31 and Above Good >61%
29 to 31 Avg + 48%-61%
27 to 29 Avg - 35%-48%
25 to 27 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 25 Low <24%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1420 and Above Good >61%
1320 to 1420 Avg + 48%-61%
1220 to 1320 Avg - 35%-48%
1120 to 1220 Reach 24%-35%
Less than 1120 Low <24%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Brigham Young University Provo. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Brigham Young University Provo was 3.8 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to BYU will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 70% Good
3.50 to 3.75 20% Avg -
3.25 to 3.50 8% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 2% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 0% Low
2.50 to 2.75 0% Low
2.25 to 2.50 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Brigham Young University Provo and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=230038 IPEDS survey data for Brigham Young University Provo.



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