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Rank: 147

Brigham Young University-Provo

Provo, UTwww.byu.edu
BYU-Provo is the main campus of a private college system that specializes in educating members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Non-Mormons can attend, but they are charged twice as much for tuition and must obey the school's strict honor code. That means abstaining from coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs; respecting others; regularly attending church services; and living a "chaste and virtuous life." (BYU did start selling caffeinated soda, however, so students can drink Coke on campus.) BYU's Division I sports teams are competitive, especially in football, volleyball, track, and women's soccer. The comparatively modern campus is about 45 minutes south of Salt Lake City and offers views of the nearby Rocky Mountains. Because of the emphasis on church, family, and the code of conduct, students say dating is a main social activity and that many BYU students pair off and get married. Two students from the school even started a YouTube series parodying The Bachelor called "Provo's Most Eligible" -- the first episode has more than 58,000 views.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$19,200
% of students who get any grants
74%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$13,900
Average price for low-income students
$9,040
admissions
Acceptance rate
52%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1310/30
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
31,233
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
79%
% of need met
33%
% of students who get merit* grants
27%
Average merit grant
$4,398
student success
Graduation rate
83%
Average time to a degree
5.1 years
Average student debt
$10,800
Average salary within 3 years
$57,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
30%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
Dec 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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