Brigham Young University was founded in 1875 in the city of Provo, Utah. Provo is located 43 miles away from Salt Lake City. According to the 2010 census, Provo is Utah's third largest city with 112,488 people. Provo is the center for training for the LDS (Latter Day Saints). Forbes has rated Provo as one of the 10 best places to live and raise a family. and the city is considered one of the most conservative cities in the country. The economy is service oriented.
Brigham Young University is a private university operated by the LDS church. Approximately 98% of the students are members of the LDS church and are expected to live by the church's honor code. They are also required to spend two years as Mormon Missionairies. The school is divided into 11 academic colleges in the areas of law, liberal arts, engineering, agriculture and management. Most degrees offered are undergrad, but the school does offer 68 master's degrees and 25 doctorates. The school's most prominent undergraduate program comes from the Marriott School of Management which was ranked number five by BusinessWeek.
BYU has 20 varsity athletic programs that play in one of several NCAA Division I conferences depending on the sport. The school's nickname is the Cougars. The renowned football program is officially listed as an independent. The men's football and volleyball teams have had tremendous success over they years and the school has won 14 national titles in various sports.
Due to the influence of the church, campus life is often dictated by the churche's rules. Many students marry while in the school. Activities are family oriented. There are four residential facilities for single people and one for married couple. There are also church sponsored events and clubs to keep the students active.
The alumni include Mitt Romney (former Presidential candidate), Steve Young (NFL Hall of Fame QB), Stephanie Meyer (author of "Twilight" series) and John Heder (actor, Napoleon Dynamite).
Total undergraduate enrollment: 29688
Total institution enrollment: 32554
School type: 4-year private, not-for-profit
School classification: Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the doctorate. They award 50 or more doctoral degrees per year across at least 15 Disciplines.
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
Male undergraduate population: 49%
Female undergraduate population: 51%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor's, First-professional degree