Brigham Young University Description:
Brigham Young is a private university owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. With around 35,000 students, Brigham Young is the largest religious university in the U.S., and the second largest private university (note that Liberty University is a larger Christian university if online students are counted). Located in Provo, Utah, Brigham Young makes the gospel of Jesus Christ central to the running of the university. 98% of Brigham Young students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and large percentage of students do missionary work during their college years. In athletics, the BYU Cougars compete in the NCAA Division I West Coast Conference.
Admissions Data (2013):
- Percent of Applicants Admitted: 49%
- GPA, ACT and SAT graph for BYU
- What Are Your Chances? (from Cappex.com)
- Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
- Total Enrollment: 34,409 (31,060 undergraduates)
- Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
- 91% Full-time
Costs (2013 - 14):
- Tuition and Fees: $4,850
- Books: $992 (why so much?)
- Room and Board: $7,250
- Other Expenses: $4,404
- Total Cost: $17,496
Brigham Young University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 68%
- Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
- Grants: 51%
- Loans: 15%
- Average Amount of Aid
- Grants: $4,300
- Loans: $5,234
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Most Popular Majors:
Accounting, Biology, Exercise Physiology, Elementary Education, English, Family and Consumer Sciences, Finance, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology
Retention and Graduation Rates:
- First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
- 4-Year Graduation Rate: 31%
- 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%
National Center for Educational Statistics
Brigham Young University Mission Statement:
complete mission statement available at http://aims.byu.edu/mission_statement
"The mission of Brigham Young University--founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued.
All instruction, programs, and services at BYU, including a wide variety of extracurricular experiences, should make their own contribution toward the balanced development of the total person. Such a broadly prepared individual will not only be capable of meeting personal challenge and change but will also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.
To succeed in this mission the university must provide an environment enlightened by living prophets and sustained by those moral virtues which characterize the life and teachings of the Son of God. In that environment these four major educational goals should prevail:
- All students at BYU should be taught the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ...
- Because the gospel encourages the pursuit of all truth, students at BYU should receive a broad university education...
- In addition to a strong general education, students should also receive instruction in the special fields of their choice...
- Scholarly research and creative endeavor among both faculty and students, including those in selected graduate programs of real consequence, are essential and will be encouraged.
We believe the earnest pursuit of this institutional mission can have a strong effect on the course of higher education and will greatly enlarge Brigham Young University's influence in a world we wish to improve."