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Brigham Young University

Provo, Utah, United States
16 October, 1875
Brigham Young University

Brigham Young University is a private research university in Provo, Utah that is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is run under the auspices of the church's education organization, the Church Educational System. 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.

Former names Brigham Young Academy (1875–1903)
Motto No official motto, Unofficial mottoes include, The glory of God is intelligence, Enter to learn, go forth to serve, The world is our campus
Type Private research university
Established October 16, 1875
Parent institution Church Educational System
Religious affiliation The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Academic affiliations Space-grant
Endowment $1.97 billion (2018)
President Kevin J Worthen
Academic staff 1,264 full-time, 486 part-time
Administrative staff 1,200 full-time, 900 part-time
Students 33,633
Undergraduates 30,843
Postgraduates 2,790
Campus Suburban, 560 acres
Colors Navy blue, white, and royal blue
Athletics NCAA Division I – FBS (Independent), West Coast Conference
Mascot Cosmo the Cougar

About Brigham Young University

Also known colloquially as The Y, this private, not-for-profit, space-grant institution would be owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Achievement of Brigham Young University

The school's football team would compete as an NCAA Division I Independent, while there other teams competed in either the West Coast Conference or Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

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Latest information about Brigham Young University updated on July 28 2021.