BYU campus with Y mountain and Squaw Peak in the background

Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah
BYU campus with Y mountain and Squaw Peak in the background credit: Pastelitodepapa
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
30,039 Undergraduates
69% Admissions Rate
City: Midsize
Private
Region: West
Size: Big
Doctoral
Brigham Young University
Main Campus
Provo, Utah
84602
(801) 422-4636
www.byu.edu/

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.

Location

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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coffee score

90

restaurants score

Students
49%

Men

51%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

58%

Live On Campus

1011

New Transfer Students

Admissions
69%

Acceptance Rate

78%

Enrollment Yield

1200-1410

SAT Range

11,292

Applicants in 2020

Costs
$13,150

Typical Cost

$5,970

Average Tuition

71%

Recieve Financial Aid

42%

Have Loans

$8,176

Median Debt

Academics
21 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

63

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

97

Doctorates Awareded

"Psychology

Top Major

2

National Academy Members

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 200 to choose from

Greek Life:

None

Party Scene:

Not Important, many aspects of party life are banned on campus
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

West Coast Conference

Track & Field Conference:

Other

Basketball Division:

1

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