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Study at Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University, BYU, is a private, coeducational research university, located in Provo, Utah. The university is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church). The main campus covers an area of 560 acres and is home to several museums containing exhibits from various fields of study.

The primary focus of BYU is undergraduate education, however, it also has more than 65 master's and over 25 doctoral degree programs. These degree programs are managed by 11 colleges. The Princeton Review ranked BYU's Harold B. Lee Library as the #1 "Great College Library" in 2004.

The athletic teams of BYU are known as the Cougars. They participate in a number of different sports ranging from Men's volleyball to Women's rugby.

Profile of Brigham Young University

Brigham Young is in a medium-sized city, in Provo, UT. The school has a Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church) religious affiliation. Brigham Young is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Brigham Young than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include science and family and social work.

Brigham Young Selectivity

Brigham Young does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 550 to 670 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 570 and 680.


Some professors at Brigham Young are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Brigham Young, in 2007, had 34, 174 students (31, 497 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Athletic teams at the school belong to the Mountain West Conference for major sports.

Brigham Young Tuition and Affordability

Degree seekers find Brigham Young to be more affordable than many of its peers.

Brigham Young Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 717English, history, political science, sociology, economics, linguistics, international relations, Spanish language, . . .
Business and Management1, 381accounting, business management, finance, accounting and related services, merchandising and sales, marketing, CIO training, financial planning, . . .
Education and Teaching978elementary school teaching, speech teaching, special ed, math teaching, educational administration, English teaching, early childhood education, ESL instruction, . . .
Science759exercise physiology, biology, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, ecology and population biology, biochemistry, physics, . . .
Family and Social Work602family and consumer science, social work, public administration, family studies, public policy analysis
Engineering531mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, manufacturing engineering, archeology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy348health and physical education, health and fitness, parks and recreation studies, recreational therapy, dietitian, athletic trainer, recreation and leisure studies, nutrition sciences, . . .
Therapy and Counselling333psychology, personality psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, clinical psychology, social psychology
Computer Science and Engineering211computer science, information technology, computer engineering
Media173journalism, communication and journalism, animation and special effects, mass communication, advertising
Law154law, foreign lawyers
Medical Support and Technology137audiology and speech pathology, clinical lab tech, speech pathology, veterinary assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management109construction management
Music107music, music performance, various music studies, voice, music history and theory, piano, violin, guitar, and strings, jazz, . . .
Design106design and visual communication, illustration, industrial design, graphic design, interior design, fashion design
Nursing and Emergency Medicine99registered nursing, nurse practitioner
Drama and Performing Arts90drama, various performing arts, dance courses, acting, ballet, dance
Fine Arts76art history and criticism, fine arts, painting, ceramics, sculpture
Photography and Commercial Art72film studies, photography
Mathematics68mathematics, statistics, statistics courses
Religion and Philosophy59philosophy, religious Education
Landscaping and Horticulture43landscaping, various soil sciences courses, applied horticulture, range management
Agricultural Science and Management24food science, crop production, food technology
Art Studies13art studies
Conservation and Resource Management10wildlife management, environmental science
Engineering Technician5engineering technology
Animal Science and Care1animal science

Contact: Brigham Young

Brigham Young University

Main Campus

Provo, UT 84602

General Phone: (801) 422-4636


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