Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University (often referred to as BYU, or colloquially, The Y) is a private research university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and excluding online students, is the largest of any religious university and the third largest private university in the United States, with 29,672 on-campus students. Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church, and one-third of its US students are from Utah.
Students attending BYU are required to follow an honor code, which mandates behavior in line with LDS teachings such as academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, and abstinence from extramarital sex and from the consumption of drugs and alcohol.
Many students (88 percent of men, 33 percent of women) either delay enrollment or take a hiatus from their studies to serve as LDS missionaries.
BYU offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, agriculture, management, physical and mathematical sciences, nursing, and law. The university is broadly organized into 11 colleges or schools at its main Provo campus, with certain colleges and divisions defining their own admission standards.
BYU: A Community of Learners and Lifters
This is a vibrant and determined community of learners and lifters. Students, faculty, and staff here are driven by a desire and a strength of mind to learn as fast as they can. Their confidence that they can and must improve springs from their faith that they are children of God—who knows all truth and will prosper their efforts to find it. And it comes from a faith that by the Spirit of Christ they can recognize what is good and true.
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.
The Brigham Young University is a Private university located in Provo.
The Brigham Young University was founded in October 16, 1875.
The current president of Brigham Young University is Kevin J. Worthen.
According to verified online sources, the Brigham Young University enrolls a total of 53344 students.
According to the main website, the Brigham Young University has a total student population of 26672 undergraduate students and 26672 graduate students.