Brigham Young University--Provo

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A-209 ASB

Provo, UT 84602

Phone: (801) 422-1211
2013-2014 Tuition
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Feb. 1
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#62 Overall Score: 58 out of 100. National Universities

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Brigham Young University--Provo is a private institution that was founded in 1875. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,060, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 557 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Brigham Young University--Provo's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 62. Its tuition and fees are $4,850 (2013-14).

Student life centers on religion and responsibility at Brigham Young University—Provo, a school founded and supported by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormon church). There are more than 70 clubs on campus, which meet Tuesday evenings. Each Wednesday, a student volunteer coalition completes community service projects around campus. There is no Greek system at BYU. The BYU Cougars mainly compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference. The football team is known for the number of players drafted by the NFL: more than 70 in the past 30 years. All BYU students can participate in the intramural sports, and about 25,000 choose to do so. Freshmen do not have to live on the Provo, Utah, campus, though the school encourages it. All students live according to a strict honor code, which prohibits – among other things – camping with members of the opposite sex and growing a beard without a doctor's approval. Extramarital and gay sex are also prohibited. Situated at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, the campus is close to plentiful climbing, hiking and biking opportunities. Provo is also home to the Missionary Training Center, where students of the Latter-day Saints faith can enroll to learn and grow before serving at least 18 months around the world.

Known for its excellence in language education, BYU regularly offers courses in 55 different languages. More than three-quarters of students speak a second language. In addition to its main location in Provo, BYU has campuses in Idaho and Hawaii. Notable BYU alumni include former U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney, "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer and actors Jon Heder of "Napoleon Dynamite" and Aaron Eckhart of "Batman: The Dark Knight."

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Brigham Young University seeks to develop students of faith, intellect and character who have the skills and the desire to continue learning and to serve others throughout their lives. Tracing its roots to Utah's rich pioneer heritage, the university provides an outstanding education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of its sponsor, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Known for its internationally experienced and academically minded student body and world class teaching, BYU is also recognized for its beautiful mountain location, extensive language programs, talented performing arts ensembles, outstanding sports programs and devotion to combining solid scholarship with the principles of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1875
Religious affiliation Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Academic calendar semester
Setting city
2012 Endowment $957,009,708


When applying to Brigham Young University--Provo, it's important to note the application deadline is February 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 1. The application fee at Brigham Young University--Provo is $35. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 54.9 percent.

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Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 54.9%
Application deadline February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Brigham Young University--Provo is 23:1, and the school has 54.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Brigham Young University--Provo include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Education; Social Sciences; and Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 86 percent.

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Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 23:1
4-year graduation rate 31%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 12%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 11%
Education 9%
Social Sciences 8%
Engineering 6%

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Student Life

Brigham Young University--Provo has a total undergraduate enrollment of 31,060, with a gender distribution of 51.3 percent male students and 48.7 percent female students. At this school, 19 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81 percent of students live off campus. Brigham Young University--Provo is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.

Total enrollment 34,409
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA I

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Campus Info & Services

Brigham Young University--Provo offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Brigham Young University--Provo also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Brigham Young University--Provo, 31 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Brigham Young University--Provo.

Students who have cars on campus 31%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Brigham Young University--Provo, 43.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,603.

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Tuition and fees $4,850 (2013-14)
Room and board $7,250 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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