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Is Brigham a good school?

Future13Future13 Registered User Posts: 339 Member
edited January 2014 in Brigham Young University
Its ranked top 10 in business undergrad program but is it really good school?Is it worth of applying there?Do they have good finance/banking program?How about the location?And what is the usual starting salary of Brigham finance graduate?

PS-is it possible after Brigham to get into ivy league graduate school(like harvard)if the person has good grades?
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Replies to: Is Brigham a good school?

  • Sirene2006Sirene2006 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    I heard finance and accounting was really good at BYU. And yes, just like with other colleges/universities it is possible to get into an Ivy League school with good solid college grades. I heard BYU graduates have more chances though than most schools here in Utah specifically. Location is nice, the environment is clean and lots of fun (without the drinking, drugs, and sex, of course). Wouldn't know what the salary was for that program in particular. But BYU graduates average in about $80,000 to start with. I`m guessing it would be a lot more for business majors.

    Good luck to you.
  • Future13Future13 Registered User Posts: 339 Member
    Thats nice i like it so far.How about caucasian immigrants?Are people racist in that town(college specifically)?Plus with 3.3 and 27 ACT score does a person have a good shot of getting in?

    PS-plus is it a well-known college in USA?I dont want to be rude or anything its just Utah is not one of the top states for businessman.I mean if its on 7th place of business undergrad colleges then its suppose to be well known but still just want to check.Can a person from that college find a job lets say in New York city?
  • Future13Future13 Registered User Posts: 339 Member
  • Sirene2006Sirene2006 Registered User Posts: 13 New Member
    Racism against caucasian immigrants? lol. Nah. I mean you don't just have people from all over the US, you have people going to BYU from all over the world. There is a ton of diversity there. So I don't think racism is present, and plus, the church doesn't tolerate that sort of behavior.

    A 3.3 GPA is a little on the rough side...a 27 ACT is solid and average of a BYU student....I'd say it would be fair chances of getting in with only that information. But you need to realize they also ask you to write an essay, get recomendations from your bishop and seminary teacher (If you are LDS, but I don't know for other cases). Those are also factors for admission.

    If it's high up there with other schools in business then it must be well-known. Other people who aren't mormon know what the BYU campus is. It's sometimes a big advantage I heard with employers...because they know they can trust you and that you're honest basically. (Since you are following the Honor Code: abstaining from alcohol, sex, and drugs). lol. Wouldn't know what to tell you specifically for business employers. I`m sure the reaction is the same. I know lawyers that have graduated from BYU and have jobs in law firms located in LA in California, Las Vegas in Nevada, and Seattle in Washington. Haven't met any who are working in New York City, but wouldn't rule out that there are BYU lawyers working there.
  • hoodreamerhoodreamer Registered User Posts: 33 New Member
    lol depends on which BYU you are applying to.
    As far as I can see, BYU is pretty easy to get in for mormans. I know couple kids from my school got into the hawii one with average of 3.1-3.2 GPA(maybe EVEN lower) this year and HORRIABLE SATs..like 1500 on a 2400 scale..
    As long as your a morman is pretty easy lol
  • connormautnerconnormautner Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Hey I'm Jewish (don't laugh) but I am looking into BYU for their school of business and finance. American-Jewish University did not catch my eye (in LA). Anyway, with a GPA of a 4.08 and SAT of 2110 do you think they would let me in? I think it would be interesting.
  • laframboisevertlaframboisevert Registered User Posts: 97 Junior Member
    ^ You're probably in. :) You have really good stats!
  • debrockmandebrockman Registered User Posts: 1,036 Senior Member
    Don't assume you can go to BYU Business with just good stats. They want you to do seminary at BYU....which is concerning to me. My son would fit beautifully at BYU - he is a bit of a square. A FUN square, but decidedly conservative. Mormons believe by faith that works are what earn your way to heaven and they teach a clean and good lifestyle. I have many Mormon friends. But we are Christians. And Mormons have a distinctly different slant on Christianity than do mainstream Protestant religions. Mormons want their students to have a very good command of their doctrine. There is a reason why the cost of BYU is so low. They consider the university a ministry of their church. You need to ask yourself if you are open to their faith....either just to learn more about it, or to embrace it. As a parent, I see the differences between their faith and mine as significant enought to want to think long and hard about whether I want my son to be enveloped in their faith at one of the more formative parts of his life. On one hand, I would love for him to be at a strong business program, such as BYU, and in a program that is so values focused and missions focused. I would love him to be surrounded by people who take seriously their role as world changers. On the other hand, it could make a significant difference in his faith in a way that our faith is not consistent with.
  • GmeinerGmeiner Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    I know this is off topic, but I just wanted to clarify. Mormons believe both faith and works are important. And the reality of the situation is, if you have faith your works will reflect it anyway.

    Honestly I don't think it's a different slant of Christianity, it's the same Christianity.

    BYU's business school is great no doubt, but if you're worried he won't fit into the culture that's completely reasonable.
  • FiyeroFiyero Registered User Posts: 783 Member
    Sorry, I can't let this go.
    I have many Mormon friends. But we are Christians.

    Mormons are also Christians.
  • DartMarcusDartMarcus Registered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Hey! What are my chances to get in BYU with SAT scores CR 480 M 690 WR 620?
    My GPA is 3.6 and I am going to play tennis for a college.
  • cross0328cross0328 Registered User Posts: 567 Member
    actually christians dont consider mormons christian.
  • GmeinerGmeiner Registered User Posts: 29 New Member
    The reality of the situation is that Mormons accept Jesus Christ just as much as any other denomination.
  • OrganicChemHeroOrganicChemHero Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    To add, I'm a Christian, and I consider myself Mormon.
  • byuboundbyubound Registered User Posts: 1,327 Senior Member
    I am in the business school and it is an exceptional program.
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