Welcome To BYU

Brigham Young 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. Founded in 1875 by Brigham Young, BYU is the largest private religious university in the nation, with more than 30,000 students on campus. The university seeks to develop students of faith, intellect, and character, and to instill habits of lifelong learning and service.

BYU's Honor Code helps maintain this learning environment. Initiated by students in 1949, the Honor Code emphasizes being honest, living a chaste and virtuous life, abstaining from alcohol and tobacco, using clean language, and following other values in line with the doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Rankings

#1 Accounting Program (Bloomberg Businessweek)

#1 Best University to Work For (Forbes/Glassdoor, 2014)

#1 Best Value Private Law School (National Jurist, 2015)

#2 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur, 2016)

#2 Highest Yield (admitted students who enroll - U.S. News & World Report)

#3 Master of Accountancy Program (Public Accounting Report)

#3 Accounting Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)

#3 Graduates with Least Debt (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)

#3 Best Value MBA Program (Market Watch)

#5 Best Colleges (Money, 2016)

#5 Graduates Who Go On to Earn Doctorates (Survey of Earned Doctorates, National Opinion Research Center)

#7 Graduate Entrepreneurship (Entrepreneur, 2016)

#11 Top Graduates, rated by recruiters (Wall Street Journal)

#16 Best Value School (U.S. News & World Report, 2015)

#18 Best Undergraduate Business (Business Week)

#21 Best MBA Program (Forbes, 2015)

#29 Study Abroad Programs (Department of State, 2014)

#38 Best Law School (U.S. News & World Report, 2016)

 

 

Students walking to class on the first day of school.

Facts and Figures

Student Enrollment
  • 32,615: total daytime students
  • 29,615: undergraduate students
  • 2,933: graduate students
  • 53% male; 47% female
  • 76% single; 24% married
Academics
  • 178 undergraduate majors
  • 109 undergraduate minors
  • 68 master's programs
  • 26 doctorate programs
Student Demographics
  • 94%: United States
  • 6%: International
  • 105 Countries represented
  • 50 States represented
  • 35%: Utah
  • 12%: California
  • 5%: Idaho
  • 5%: Arizona
  • 5% Texas
Student Ethnicity
  • 83% Caucasian
  • 6% Hispanic
  • 5% Unknown/Other
  • 4% Multiethnicity
  • 3% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • < 1% Black
  • < 1% Native American
Church Missionary Service
  • 20,401: students have served missions
  • 63% of students have served missions
  • 15,312 male students have served missions
  • 5,089 female students have served missions
Freshman Profile
  • 13,376: applicants
  • 48%: admittance rate
  • 5,127: total new freshmen
  • 29: average ACT score
  • 3.85: average high school GPA
Tuition 2016-2017
  • Members of the LDS church: $2,650 per semester
  • Non-LDS: $5,300 per semester

International Reach

  • 1,885: total number of internationl students
  • 6%: of the total student body
  • 105: countries represented
  • Canada, South Korea, and China are the: top three nations represented
  • Nearly 50% of all students have lived outside the United States
  • 65% of students speak a second language
  • 126 languages are spoken on campus
  • 58 languages are taught regularly
  • 10 language certifications are offered
  • 150 study abroad programs are available in 56 countries
  • 1,555 students studied abroad in 2015
  • 17% of students study abroad while at BYU
  • 250 ambassadors to the United States from 104 countries have spoken on campus since 1996