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Brigham Young University, Provo

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Brigham Young University (BYU) is a private research university in Provo, Utah that is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is run under the auspices of the church's education organization, the Church Educational System (CES). BYU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity" with "more selective, lower transfer-in" admissions. The university's primary emphasis is on undergraduate education in 179 majors but it also has 62 master's and 26 doctoral degree programs. The university also administers two satellite campuses, one in Jerusalem and one in Salt Lake City.

Students attending BYU agree to follow an honor code that mandates behavior in line with LDS teachings, such as academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, abstinence from extramarital sex and homosexual behavior, and no consumption of illegal drugs, coffee, tea, alcohol, or tobacco. Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church. The university curriculum includes religious education, with required courses in the Bible (King James Version), LDS scripture, doctrine, and history, and the university sponsors weekly devotional assemblies with most speakers addressing religious topics. Sixty-six percent of students either delay enrollment or take a hiatus from their studies to serve as LDS missionaries. An education at BYU is less expensive than at similar private universities, since "a significant portion" of the cost of operating the university is subsidized by the church's tithing funds.
BYU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Cougars. Their college football team is an NCAA Division I Independent, while their other sports teams compete in either the West Coast Conference or Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. BYU's sports teams have won a total of nine NCAA national championships and were named National Champions in football by multiple publications in 1984.
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  • I went to BYU education week and it was good. Some fantastic speakers were David A. Christiansen, Anthony sweat, Casey Griffiths, Tyler Griffin, Brad Wilcox, And Michael Allred. If you’re ever on the....  more »
  • It's not hard to see why ESPN and many other network television entities call BYU the most beautiful campus in the US. It's clean, well landscaped, impeccably maintained, and the back drop setting...  more »
  • Brigham Young University is an exceptional school to get your university education. Many advanced degrees. Nationally recognized colleges/departments. Great faculty and staff. Principled students. The campus is immaculate and beautiful!
  • If you are willing to abide by the honor code you agree to live by, you will have a great time. A small sacrifice for an extremely high quality education subsidized by the tithes and offerings of faithful saints.

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