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Facts & Figures

Student Enrollment

  • 36,024: total daytime students
  • 33,181: undergraduate students
  • 2,843: graduate students
  • 50% male; 50% female
  • 75% single; 25% married

Academics

  • 186 undergraduate majors
  • 110 undergraduate minors
  • 64 master's programs
  • 26 doctoral programs

Student Demographics

  • 95.5%: United States
  • 4.5%: International
  • 100+ Countries represented
  • 50 States represented
    • 30%: Utah
    • 10%: California
    • 5%: Texas
    • 5%: Arizona
    • 5%: Idaho

Rankings


  • No. 1: College in the West for Student Engagement (Wall Street Journal)
  • No. 1: Colleges Worth the Cost (Wall Street Journal)
  • No. 1: Graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in business admin (NSF)
  • No. 1: Graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in foreign language (NSF)
  • No. 1: Best Trained Business Graduates (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • No. 2: Best College Library (The Princeton Review)
  • No. 2: Undergrads with Boren Scholarships (study abroad in areas critical to U.S. interests)
  • No. 2: Undergraduate Accounting Program (U.S. News & World Report)
  • No. 3: Producer of foreign-language degrees (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
  • No. 3: Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program (Entrepreneur/Princeton Review)
  • No. 4: Best University for Technology Transfer (Milken Institute)
  • No. 6: Graduates who go on to earn Doctorates (NSF)
  • No. 7: Graduates with Least Amount of Debt (U.S. News & World Report)
  • No. 11: Best Value School (U.S. News & World Report)
  • No. 29: Best Law School (U.S. News & World Report)
  • No. 31: Best Full-time MBA program (U.S. News & World Report)

Freshman Profile

  • 12,379: applicants
  • 59%: acceptance rate
  • 28–32: middle 50% ACT score
  • 3.86–4.00: middle 50% high school GPA

Undergraduate Tuition 2020-2021

  • Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: $2,985 per semester
  • Other students: $5,970 per semester

Student Ethnicity

  • 81% Caucasian
  • 7% Hispanic
  • 4% Two or more races
  • 3% Asian/Pacific Islander
  • 1% Black
  • <1% American Indian
  • 4% Other

International Reach

  • 1,622: number of international students
  • 100+: 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
  • 131 languages are spoken on campus
  • 63 languages are taught regularly
  • 15 language certifications are offered
  • 229 study abroad programs are available in 80 countries
  • 1,901 students studied abroad during the 2016-2017 academic year*
  • 17% of students study abroad while at BYU*
  • Approximately 258 ambassadors to the United States from 104 countries have spoken on campus since 1996

*Due to COVID-19, study abroad travel was prohibited during the 2020-2021 school year.

Cougar Athletics Highlights

  • Women’s Cross-Country wins 2021 National Championship
  • Men’s and Women’s Track and Field win a number of individual national titles at the 2021 National Championship.
  • Football finishes 2020 season No. 11 in the country
  • Men’s Basketball finishes regular season ranked No. 23, makes 2021 NCAA Tournament
  • Women’s Basketball makes 2021 NCAA tournament, advances to the second round
  • Tom Holmoe is named 2021 National Athletic Director of the Year