Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University is the third largest private university and the largest religious university in the United States. It has over 34,000 students and most of them are undergraduates, thought there are a small number of graduate students. Virtually all of the students attending the university are members of the Church of Latter Day Saints. Students are required to observe an honor code that that conforms to the beliefs of LDS.

The university was founded by Brigham Young, then the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in 1875. It focuses on undergraduate education, but it also has master’s and doctoral degree programs as well as some online degree programs that students can choose from.

It provides bachelor’s. master’s and doctorate’s degree programs for students may apply. There are nearly 200 majors in over 10 colleges and departments at BYU.

The Mission of BYU:

Founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints–is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued.


BYU is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. Besides, many professional programs of the university are reviewed, evaluated and accredited by national and state associations and boards.


In all, there are 13 schools at BYU:

  • School of Business
  • School of Continuing Education
  • School of Education
  • School of Engineering and Technology
  • School of Family, Home and Social Sciences
  • School of Fine Arts and Communications
  • School of Humanities
  • School of International Studies
  • Law School
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Religious Education

The five most popular majors at the university are as follows:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  3. Education
  4. Social Sciences
  5. Engineering

The university also offers post-bachelor’s certificates for some majors. Its doctoral programs include professional degrees, practice degrees and research degrees.

It is ranked at 71 among the top universities in the United States by the U.S. News and World Report.


The application deadline for Brigham Young University is February 1. It requires applicants to provide SAT/ACT scores, high school diploma, secondary school record, and application essay and recommendation letters as well as religious commitment. It also has some special requirements for admission to special programs. For example, a portfolio with samples of work is required of art program applicants.


The tuition and fees at BYU is $4,560 per year. Other expenses including books, supplies, transportation cost and personal expenses in total are about $7,228.

The university offers an average financial aid package of $6,176. The financial aid forms include need-based financial aid, kinds of scholarship and grant awards, self-help aid award, and need-based loan and so on.

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