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Academics

Founded in 1875, Brigham Young University in Utah operates under the mission and support of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, offering more than 30,000 undergraduates 187 majors at a low cost of tuition. Sixty-six percent of BYU students have served missions— “More than half also speak foreign languages”—and to add to that worldliness, “many professors bring in people from the field or other connections so that students can hear from more perspectives on their chosen careers.” There are “so many internships and partner programs around the world thanks to university connections,” and BYU “offers very enlightening religion courses that cover topics deeply but are sensitive to students not of the faith.” Students can also avail themselves of “many opportunities for experimental learning and hands-on projects and experiences” and the “tons of beneficial real career experience right on campus.”

BYU faculty are “great at structuring classes and lessons in a way that’s engaging and non-traditional,” and “actively work to adjust their classes and their teaching every year based on the feedback of students.” They are “fair and willing to work with students if you approach them early with concerns,” and can be proactive about helping others succeed. “Many of my professors have reached out to me personally when they noticed I was struggling and offered to help me,” says a student. The variety of classes is both wide and deep thanks to the inclusion of “great programs in specific fields and a very moral environment.” Moreover, professors are “always looking for better ways to educate with technology and other teaching techniques,” such as an “integrated online learning and class experience.”

Student Body

Students here are “hard-working and determined to succeed in all aspects of their life: academically, socially, emotionally, [and] spiritually.” They are “held to a high standard” and hence “take academics very seriously, [and] the class discussions are always very stimulating.” While “the majority of the student body is Caucasian, there still is a decent amount of diversity.” Where most attendees are the same are in the values they share, a characteristic that students say make it “easy to connect with people.” Furthermore, “the value system of the school provides a blanket level of honesty” from classmates and faculty that helps to facilitate trust and bonds. The community is also described as welcoming: “There is little judgment when it comes to hobbies or interests that are out of the ordinary,” and “the students on this campus are some of the kindest, friendliest people.”

Campus Life

Whether you’re full-time or part-time, on-campus or not, BYU “tries to involve everybody.” In particular, “student activities are well-publicized,” which can lead to high participation. “Lots of people make sporting events a priority,” while others “do the same for things related to the school of music events.” Overall, there’s a sense that the community “fills their days with service and recreational activities,” like theater, choir, and clubs, although they’re especially fond of outdoors events that take advantage of the campus’s proximity to “a number of lakes, reservoirs, ski resorts, and national parks.” There’s plenty to do indoors as well! For instance, the free International Cinema “shows different films every week that are all from different time periods and countries and in different languages,” and for students who want to make use of free public transportation options, “Salt Lake is only one hour away.” And for those looking to visit these various locales with a partner, students inform us that “Dating is huge at [BYU], and lots of people go on dates on the weekends or throughout the week.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Jacob Hicks
Campus Visits Manager

Address
Brigham Young University
206 HC
Provo, UT 84602

Phone
(801)422-4431

Email
campus_visits @byu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
The Museum of Art
Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni & Visitors Cen
Harold B. Lee Library
Wilkinson Student Center
Some of the popular places on campus are the HFAC theatres and music halls, the Creamery on 9th, and the Marriott Center (where weekly devotionals and forums as well as sports events are held). Campus highlights also include BYU's new Student Athlete Building houses the impressive Legacy Hall (BYU sports Hall of Fame) and the popular Legends Grille, the very large (athletic teams')Indoor Practice Facility is completed, the newly remodeled Brimhall Building is housing the Communications Department, and the new Joseph F. Smith Building (which replaced the Smith Family Living Center) has been completed and now houses the College of Family, Home and Social Sciences.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Sundance Ski Resort
Mt. Timpanogus
Provo City Library (formerly Brigham Young Academy
Seven Peaks Resort Water Park
Y Mountain
Very popular places off campus include Dawgs, Muse Music, Comedy Sports, and Movies 8 (a dollar theater). Popular restaurants close to campus include Cafe Rio, the Brick Oven and the BYU Creamery. The Creamery's homeade ice cream is a must. We recommend taking some time to walk around the nearby Provo Temple and along Provo's Center Street where there are a number of interesting buildings (including the original BY Academy building restored and now serving as the Provo City Library), shops and restaurants. For nature lovers, the mountain range, river and canyons above Provo and the reservoir 30 miles east near beautiful Heber Valley will prove very inviting and satisfying.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
9am-4pm
(801)422-4431

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday - Friday; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
When agreed upon

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Advance Notice
Other

Contact Email Address for Visit
mens_athletics@byu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Limitations
N/A

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Salt Lake City International Airport is about 45 miles north of campus. Either prior to or upon your arrival at the airport, arrangements for transportation to Provo can be made for taxis, Key Limousines, Utah Transit Authority service (bus and rail system) and rental cars. In addition, both Salt Lake and Provo have a Greyhound bus station and an Amtrax train station.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Coming from the north (heading south) on I-15, take Exit 272 and continue east on University Parkway (Utah Rte. 265/12th South Street) to University Avenue (U.S. 189) in Provo. Enter campus from there either by continuing to the east for two more blocks and turning right at the Marriott Center or by turning right onto University Avenue for one block before turning left (east) and entering campus on 1230 North (Bulldog Avenue becomes Campus Drive once you're on the hill), at which point you'll be on campus near the Administration Building. If you are coming from the south on I-15, take Exit 266 and head north on University Avenue (U.S. 189) to 1230 North (Bulldog Avenue), turn right (east) and enter campus on the hill near the Administration Building.

Local Accommodations
Provo offers a number of accommodations in close proximity to BYU's campus and other local attractions. Some of the budget hotels located close to campus include: Days Inn, Holiday Inn, Marriott's Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn. Also located within a few miles of campus are a Best Western Cotton Tree Inn, the Provo Marriott Hotel/Conference Center and the Hines Mansion.

Admissions

Applicants: 10,500
Acceptance Rate: 67%
Average HS GPA: 3.86







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