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Brigham Young University, located in Provo, Utah, is one of the top 70 colleges in the U.S. It is a private, non-profit research university established and run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon Church. In 1875, BYU was established, and at that time, the campus was a little over an acre. Today, it is 557 acres. The school was named after Brigham Young, the founder of Salt Lake City, the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the first governor of the Utah Territory. The school’s motto is “Enter to learn; go forth to serve.” Three Nobel prize winners attended BYU: biochemist Paul D. Boyer, inventor of the electronic television Philo Farnsworth and inventor of the hearing aid Harvey Fletcher. Notable alumni include Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney, quarterback Steve Young, “Napoleon Dynamite” actor Jon Heder, “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer, fiction writer Brandon Sanderson and “Jeopardy!” record winner Ken Jennings. The school’s colors are navy blue and white, its mascot is Cosmo the Cougar and its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I/FBS Independent and West Coast Conference. Varsity sports offered at the school are men’s football, baseball, basketball, cross country and golf, and women’s tennis, basketball, swimming and diving, and volleyball.
Provo is the third-largest city in Utah, United States. It is 43 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Provo is the largest city and county seat of Utah County. More from Wikipedia...
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Clubs & Extracurriculars:Important, more than 200 to choose from
Party Scene:Not Important, many aspects of party life are banned on campus
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