Brigham Young University – Provo
Main Campus
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4636
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Brigham Young University is a private, religious institution located in Provo, Utah. Brigham Young is operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It is the largest religious university in the country, with additional campuses in Idaho and Hawaii, and one of the largest private institutions in the nation. The student body at Brigham Young University is primarily affiliated with the LDS Church. However, students of all religious affiliations are welcome at the school, provided they abide by the school’s honor code. The honor code at Brigham Young is one of the most unique characteristics about the school. Students of Brigham Young are required to abide by the behavioral, moral, and dress standards outlined in the honor code, both on and off campus, to maintain their enrollment at the university. In addition to its religious affiliation, BYU is known for its athletic teams, which compete in Division I NCAA athletics.

Programs Offered

Brigham Young University offers a wide range of traditional, on-campus degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree levels. Undergraduate degree programs are available in almost every field, from acting to Portuguese to molecular biology. Graduate degree programs in many corresponding disciplines are also available. Additionally, BYU offers continuing education programs that provide online courses to high school, college, and adult students, andan Independent Study program that offers one bachelor’s degree program in general studies, an adult diploma program, and individual courses online.


Brigham Young University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. It has held this accreditation since 1923.


Students seeking undergraduate admission as new students to Brigham Young University must submit their application materials by December 1 for priority considering. The final new freshman deadline is February 1 for the fall semester. Check with the school to confirm deadlines. Students should include their application, high school transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores. Applicants must also be in good honor code standing to be admitted to the university. Students are encouraged to include information about their LDS Seminary experience during high school, as this could be an influential element in considering their application statistics.

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