Brigham Young University Admissions

Brigham Young University, also known as BYU is a private university that is located in Provo, Utah. The university is operated and owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the third largest university in the United States, and it is also the largest religious university in the entire country. BYU is attended by an average of around 34,000 students each year, of which one third are natives of Utah. Founded in October 16, 1875, Brigham Young University is a not-for-profit institution.



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Admission To-Do List

  • Unweighted GPA
  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • AP or IB classes that the applicant has previously completed or is currently enrolled in
  • Other classes the applicant has or will take during the 12th grade
  • High School Transcript
  • College Transcript
  • Personal Essay questions


Writing Supplement
• Have you had other experiences that are in some way related to the one you have decided to explore? What idea connects them? • Does this experience answer philosophical or spiritual questions for you? • How has this experience influenced your personality or feelings? Personal Statement
"I started laughing at my brother's defensive stance, turned on the blinker, pulled out of the parking lot, and left behind us the theatre and the families and friends standing in long lines, dressed as Yodas, Han Solos, Darth Vaders, and Chewbaccas." See more

Application Deadlines

February 1
Summer/Fall, Undergraduate
February 1
Summer/Fall, Graduate
October 1
Winter Semester
February 1
Spring Term
December 1
Spring Term, International Student

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Advice on Personal Statement for Brigham Young University Admissions

Personal essays submitted to BYU Studies should deal with subjects, ideas, experiences, and reflections that Latter-day Saint readers would find religiously relevant or engaging. This is not to say that these essays should deal explicitly with scripture or doctrine, but they should resonate with or artistically communicate ideas or experiences about LDS values, concerns, or interests. What we can write When writing a personal statement for BYU, applicants need to select an experience from their life that they can effectively draw meaning from. The essay should talk about the significance of the experience and what you learned from it. The essays should show readers the experience that happened, rather than just telling the story. The essay should be well focused on one idea, rather than jump all over the place with different ideas and questions. It should have a well formed beginning and conclusion. It should focus on what sets you apart from all the other BYU applicants. Don't use the essay to tell a life story. When you finish writing the essay, read it out loud to make sure it flows well.