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Rank: 102

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 recently start selling caffeinated soda, however, so students can at least enjoy 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 that dating is a main social activity and that many BYU students go on to pair off and get married.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$18,800
% of students who get any grants
72%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$13,800
Average price for low-income students
$8,900
admissions
Acceptance rate
51%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1270/29
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
35,807
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
80%
% of need met
33%
% of students who get merit* grants
26%
Average merit grant
$4,338
student success
Graduation rate
83%
Average time to a degree
5 years
Average student debt
$11,000
Average salary within 3 years
$55,400
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
30%
key deadlines
Early decision application
N/A
Regular application
N/A

* 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, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* 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, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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