Brigham Young University (BYU)

Provo, UT

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Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University Student Essentials

Brigham Young University Student Essentials
Region: Rockies
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Cougars
Nickname: BYU
Website: www.byu.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $4,560
Out-of-State Tuition: $9,120
Retention Rate: 84%
Enrollment: 34,571
Year Established: 1875

About BYU

The mission of Brigham Young University--founded, supported, and guided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--is to assist individuals in their quest for perfection and eternal life. That assistance should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued.

All instruction, programs, and services at BYU, including a wide variety of extracurricular experiences, should make their own contribution toward the balanced development of the total person. Such a broadly prepared individual will not only be capable of meeting personal challenge and change but will also bring strength to others in the tasks of home and family life, social relationships, civic duty, and service to mankind.

The university is supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) and has branch campuses in Laie, Hawaii, and Rexburg, Idaho. It is composed of eight colleges, the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott School of Management, the J. Reuben Clark Law School, the David O. McKay School of Education, and the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies. Master’s degree programs are available in most areas of study, and doctoral degrees are offered in more than 50 programs. Important research facilities include laboratories for atomic, plasma, and condensed matter physics. The university is also the site of the Ezra Taft Benson Agriculture and Food Institute and the Center for Family History and Genealogy. Total enrollment is approximately 29,000.

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BYU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 6 Reviews

67% of students gave Brigham Young University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2015

Overall Rating

I really like attending Brigham Young University. The college is clean, and is very fair to the academic system. However, I sometimes do not like the fact that there is not a wide diversity of students here. Mostly everyone is a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which definitely has its pros and cons if you think about it.


Former Student - Last Attended 2005

Overall Rating

BYU is a great place to get a good education in a safe, clean atmosphere. If you're LDS, it will fit perfectly into the standards that you hold, if you're not, it will lack the typical college party/social atmosphere. Provo is a pretty standard town with nothing exciting happening, but there are a lot of outdoor activities nearby.


BYU Map & Location

Brigham Young University
W Campus Dr
Provo, UT 84602


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Getting Around BYU

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Transit

Some transit. This area has limited public transportation.

5/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Provo, UT

Winter
Dec
40
24
Jan
40
22
Feb
46
26
Spring
Mar
57
33
Apr
65
39
May
75
47
Summer
Jun
85
54
Jul
94
61
Aug
92
60
Fall
Sep
82
51
Oct
67
40
Nov
52
31

BYU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 31,139
Freshman Class 5,526
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 34,571

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 4%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 89%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 4%
African American 1%
Caucasian 89%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 4%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 90%
Graduate 10%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%
Women 55%
Men 45%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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