Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University, BYU, is a private, coeducational research university, located in Provo, Utah. The university is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church). The main campus covers an area of 560 acres and is home to several museums containing exhibits from various fields of study.

The primary focus of BYU is undergraduate education, however, it also has more than 65 master's and over 25 doctoral degree programs. These degree programs are managed by 11 colleges. The Princeton Review ranked BYU's Harold B. Lee Library as the #1 "Great College Library" in 2004.

The athletic teams of BYU are known as the Cougars. They participate in a number of different sports ranging from Men's volleyball to Women's rugby.

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Brigham Young University
Main Campus
Provo , UT 84602
General Phone: (801) 422-4636

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Brigham Young Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,691American studies, Asian studies, Central/Middle Eastern studies, Latin American studies, foreign language and literature, linguistics, language translation, comparative literature, comparative language, ...
Business and Management1,429business, business management, logistics, accounting, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, finance, financial planning, organizational behavior, ...
Science829biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, botany, microbiology, zoology, wildlife biology, ...
Education and Teaching806multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, instructional media design, educational statistics, special ed, college student counseling, elementary school teaching, teacher ed, ...
Family and Social Work568family and consumer science, family studies, child development, public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Engineering480chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, archeology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy403nutrition sciences, parks and recreation studies, health and physical education, exercise science, health and fitness, recreation and leisure studies, athletic trainer, recreational therapy, dietitian ...
Therapy and Counseling330psychology, clinical psychology, personality psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy
Media257mass communication, journalism, advertising, communication and journalism, animation and special effects
Computer Science and Engineering174information technology, computer science, computer engineering
Law167law, foreign lawyers
Nursing and Emergency Medicine136registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Medical Support and Technology126speech pathology, audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech
Music121music, music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, conducting, piano, voice, jazz, ...
Real Estate and Construction Management108construction management
Fine Arts81fine arts, art history and criticism, painting, sculpture
Design70design and visual communication, industrial design, graphic design, illustration
Drama and Performing Arts69dance, ballet, dance courses, drama, acting, various performing arts
Mathematics59mathematics, statistics
Photography and Commercial Art57film studies, photography
Landscaping and Horticulture39landscaping, various soil sciences courses
Religion and Philosophy38philosophy, religious education
Agricultural Science and Management19agricultural management, crop production, food science, food technology
Art Studies13art studies
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental science, wildlife management
Engineering Technician1engineering technician

Number of programs and degrees for Brigham Young in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree6,834165
Master's degree1,07779
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship7625
Postbaccalaureate certificate201
Doctor's degree - professional practice1541

Brigham Young Student Body

In 2007-2008, Brigham Young had a total enrollment of 34,174 students (34,751 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 86%
Black 1%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 24%
20-21 21%
22-24 35%
25-29 15%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
New York1%
New Mexico1%
North Carolina1%

Brigham Young Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 50 %

Brigham Young Room and Board (2007)

Brigham Young offers campus housing for 4,979 of its 34,751 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Provo, Utah for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Utah Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Brigham Young Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal550660
SAT Math570680
ACT Verbal2531
ACT Math2530
ACT Composite2530

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT33%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT94%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Brigham Young Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 4,080
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,080
Room and board $ 6,550
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 3,700

Financial Aid:
Brigham Young participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 367000)

Brigham Young Faculty

Brigham Young has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track26092
Non-tenured and not on tenure track9759

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year92$116,96311$111,681
Associate professorcalendar year60$98,11312$79,662
Assistant professorcalendar year15$82,1835$77,631
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
No academic rankcalendar year3$37,0021*
All faculty totalcalendar year173$105,30730$87,695

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year305$119,64327$105,957
Associate professoracademic year293$89,49786$80,054
Assistant professoracademic year215$79,83696$71,336
Instructoracademic year29$62,40020$51,755
No academic rankacademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year842$97,017230$76,765

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Brigham Young Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mountain West Conference
Basketball Mountain West Conference
Baseball Mountain West Conference
Track Mountain West Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports65126191

Brigham Young Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Crop Production
Food Science
Food Technology and Processing

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Actuarial Science
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Statistics
Business/Commerce, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
General Merchandising/Sales/Related Marketing Operations, Other
Information Resources Management/CIO Training
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Information Technology

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design
Industrial Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Dance, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Curriculum and Instruction
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational Statistics and Research Methods
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Latin Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Soil Sciences, Other

Law (LLB, JD)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology, Other
Arabic Language and Literature
Asian Studies/Civilization
Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
Chinese Language and Literature
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Comparative Literature
Development Economics and International Development
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Korean Language and Literature
Language Interpretation and Translation
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Linguistic/Comparative/Related Language Studies & Services, Other
Museology/Museum Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Portuguese Language and Literature
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist


Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Music, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Piano and Organ
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religious Education

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics and Population Biology, Other
Exercise Physiology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Microbiology, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Physiology, General
Wildlife Biology
Zoology/Animal Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
Personality Psychology
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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