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Academics

Brigham Young University is a Mormon school that’s “all about putting religion and education together” and learning “about secular subjects through spiritual eyes.” The school provides a “high-quality” education in a “challenging” academic atmosphere. Students at Brigham Young strive for academic excellence. As one student explains, “Brigham Young pushes us to realize that our ‘best’ can be a lot better than we ever dreamed, and I love that!” The school offers a wide range of majors, and its education, business, and mathematics programs get great reviews, as does their language program. Classes are generally a “healthy mix of discussion and lecture,” and the education classes in particular have “a lot of group work.” The school doesn’t focus only on classroom learning, however. “Hands-on experience, internships, and study abroad are highly encouraged,” and many students take advantage of these opportunities. There are also “tons of undergraduate research opportunities.” Professors are “passionate about what they’re teaching,” and they “really care about their students’ success.” Another adds, “Professors really do take a genuine interest in their students,” and “the vast majority are also very willing to help out students individually.” While students at Brigham Young appreciate the academic attention they receive from professors, they also like that it “is committed to spiritual and academic learning for the benefit and betterment of everyone” and that they’re being taught to “pursue lifelong learning and service.”

Student Body

Brigham Young has an extremely conservative “Honor Code” derived from the Mormon Church that requires, among other things, abstinence from drugs, alcohol, tobacco, coffee, and tea, as well as what the church considers “inappropriate” “sexual activity, including sex outside of marriage and homosexuality.” The Honor Code is a plus for students seeking a like-minded peer group, such as this art education student who “didn’t want to have to worry about walking in on my roommate sleeping with someone or have to hold her head up while she was puking her guts out into the toilet.” The Honor Code also demands honesty and respect for others, which means the student body is “friendly, outgoing,” and “concerned for others.” Students are “smart and very confident in their intelligence,” as well as “hardworking” and “goal-oriented.” The school drawing traditions from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints means that 25 percent of students are married, and people appreciate that “the school caters...really well to the average Latter-day Saint student coming in and working with those wanting to get married [or] go on missions.” Marriage is definitely on many people’s minds. A family studies major notes, “We are constantly encouraged to date.” People generally think that “students mesh together well and it is easy to make new friends,” though one concedes, “I can see how it could be hard to fit in if you are not used to the Mormon culture or beliefs.”

Campus Life

Students at Brigham Young love the “atmosphere of spirituality that unites everyone” and “the kindness of those around you.” Brigham Young provides a “safe environment,” but students “still get to have real-world experiences.” Recreationally, “there are multiple clubs across campus to fit the taste of different people,” “tons of...performing events,” and “fun student body activities, which are cheap.” There are also “exceptional weekly devotions and forums.” Brigham Young’s athletics are wellsupported and are a place where “students love to have fun.” Students rave about the library and the “Adlab,” but more than anything they appreciate that there are “good people everywhere you go.”

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: 12,858
Acceptance Rate: 52%
Average HS GPA: 3.84







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