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Brigham Young University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Sonal vaid

Brigham Young University (BYU) offers 179 undergraduate majors, 107 minors, 62 masters and 26 doctoral courses. The university has a total enrollment of 33633 students out of which 30843 students are enrolled in UG courses. BYU has 2790 graduate students.

Applications can be made for any of the Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter sessions. The freshmen acceptance rate is 51.4%.

  • International applicants can apply through the university website application portal.
  • An essay is required to be submitted with the application.
  • International students will need to present I-20, I-94 and a valid passport to get F1 visa.


Application PortalUG -
PG -
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG - 35 USD
PG - 50 USD
Mode of paymentVisa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express
Acceptance Rate53.4%
Average GPA3.86
Average ACT29.5
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SessionsSummer, Spring, Fall and Winter
Institutional codeTest codes – 4019 for TOEFL and GRE.
International students percentage5%
Admission Contact801-422-4104

Brigham Young University Admission Deadlines

Application deadlines for international students and domestic students are the same. Students should apply within the mentioned deadlines along with the submission of all required materials.

Admission deadlines for graduate programs differ according to the courses.

Freshmen Applicants
Winter 20201 August 2019
Spring 202016 December 2019
Summer 202016 December 2019
Fall 202016 December 2019
Winter 20213 August 2020
Graduate ApplicantsDeadlines for graduate programs vary. Click here for more information.

Brigham Young University, Student Admissions

Currently, 1,537 international students are enrolled in BYU. The basic admission requirements for international and domestic students are same at the BYU.

International students have to provide proof of English proficiency and proof of financial support to obtain an F-1 visa.

Admission Requirements -

  • All official transcripts from earlier educational institutions through IERF or WES.
  • SAT/ACT scores for undergraduate applicants.
  • High School GPA 3.75 for freshmen students.
  • GRE or other applicable tests like GMAT/MCAT for graduate applicants.
  • GPA of final degree on a scale of 4.0 for graduate applicants.
  • Proof of finances and passport to get an F-1 visa.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency – IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores.
  • Resume, Statement of Purpose, Letters of recommendation (as applicable for graduate students).

For graduate applicants, departmental requirements can differ based on the program. They will have to meet the relevant academic requirements to be eligible for admission.

English Proficiency Requirements -

International students can submit valid IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/CAE scores as proof of English Proficiency.

TestsMinimum Score (UG)
TOEFL iBTOverall 80, with 20 in each section
IELTS academic6.0 In each of Reading, Writing and Listening, 6.5 in Speaking and 6.5 overall.
PTEOverall 53, with 49 in each section
Cambridge English (Advanced/Proficient)Overall 180, 172 in each of Reading, Writing and Listening, 180 in each of Speaking and Use of English
TestsMinimum Score (PG)
English 3 Proficiency Test (E3PT)Overall 79, 21 in each of Speaking, Reading and Listening, 16 in Writing
IELTSOverall 7.0 with 6.0 in each section
TOEFL iBTOverall 85 with 22 in Speaking and 21 in each of Reading, Writing and Listening.

Visa Process for International Students

International Students will be provided I-20 form by the university after they have been admitted in their chosen program. The students will need an F-1 visa to be able to enrol for the courses at BYU.

Requirements for F-1 Visa

  • Valid Passports and valid visa information of self and dependents (if any).
  • Proof of funds – bank statements, scholarships, chartered accountant documents, portfolios etc. or sponsorships, departmental scholarships etc.
  • I-20, I-94 forms.
  • A deposit of 4000 USD before registering for classes.
  • SEVIS fee (graduate applicants).

Brigham Young University Undergraduate Admission

BYU offers undergraduate programs in the field of Marketing, Accounting, Tourism, Environmental Studies, Sociology and Fine Arts. A prospective student has to fulfil the following requirements to secure admission.

Online portal -

Application Fee – 35 USD

Admission Requirements -

  • Official high school/college transcripts.
  • Recommendations – Ecclesiastical recommendation/seminary recommendation/from High School Teacher etc.
  • Application essays.
  • Mentionable activities.

In 2018 admissions, the university received 11784 applications out of which 7668 applicants were accepted, making an acceptance rate of 65.1%. The average GPA and ACT score accepted by the university were -

Average ACT - 28.8

Average GPA - 3.86

Brigham Young University Graduate Admissions

The university offers a diverse range of programs for graduate students. To apply for admission a student has to fulfil the following requirements -

Application portal -

Application Fee – USD 50

Admission Requirements -

  • Obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsements by
  • Official transcripts from previous educational institutions.
  • GPA on a scale of 4.0.
  • Relevant entrance tests and scores.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of intent.
  • Resume and relevant documents.
  • English Proficiency Test scores for international graduate applicants.
  • GRE scores.

Course-wise Admission Requirements are given below -

CourseApplicational portalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAdmission RequirementsEnglish Proficiency Requirements
MBAUniversity online application portalRound 1 - December 1, Round 2 - January 15, Round 3 - March 150 USDGMAT/GRE, 2 years of full-time work experience in the management field, Credential evaluation through IERF for international applicants; ResumeIELTS - Overall 7.0 TOEFL PBT – 580; TOEFL iBT - 85
Chemical Engineering, MSUniversity online application portalFall – January 31;
Winter – June 15;
Spring – October 15.
50 USDBS or equivalent in chemistry; GRE; 3.0 GPA in chemical engineering courses (upper division); 3.3 GPA in all other coursesIELTS - Overall 7.0 TOEFL PBT – 580; TOEFL iBT - 85
Computer Science, MSUniversity online application portalFall – December 650 USDGRE; Credential evaluation through IERF for international applicantsIELTS - Overall 7.0 TOEFL PBT – 580; TOEFL iBT - 85
Mechanical Engineering, MSUniversity online application portalFall – January 15;
Winter – September 1
50 USDGRE; BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (Engineering/Physical/Mathematical science)IELTS - Overall 7.0 TOEFL PBT – 580; TOEFL iBT - 85
Mathematics, MSUniversity online application portalFall/Spring/Summer – January 15;
Winter – September 10
50 USDGRE and GRE math; Undergraduate degree in mathematics/ math minor including advanced calculus, abstract algebra.IELTS - Overall 7.0 TOEFL PBT – 580; TOEFL iBT - 85

International students should submit all supporting documents that are no more than a year old, officially translated into English. Also, they should register for tests like SAT/ACT, English Proficiency Tests and Credential Evaluation, 2 to 3 months prior to the application deadlines. The BYU reviews each application very meticulously. All applications should include original work of the applicants that reflect their achievements and goals.

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