The Y on the mountain is visible from
miles away. Welcoming you to Provo, home
of Brigham Young University. For more than 30,000 students like
me who live and study here, BYU is more than just a school; it’s our home. There’s no campus quite like BYU. It has
the same feel of a small liberal arts college along with all the same opportunities
you have at a major university all within a religious environment. Man,
there’s so much love about this place. Let’s take a look around. So what Utah school ranks as a top tier
National University, a best values school, and a Money Magazine top 10?
These are just a few of BYU’s impressive national rankings. BYU was recognized for
offering an exceptional undergraduate experience. The university has 10
colleges that offer undergraduate and graduate programs, including two
prestigious professional schools. The nationally-ranked J. Reuben Clark Law
School was recently named Best Value private law school, and the
highly-respected Marriott School of Management has top 10 undergraduate
and graduate programs. All across campus undergraduate BYU students can be part
of a multi-million dollar student mentoring program. A BYU Education is
about more than classroom learning. Whether they are conducting field
research, working on an engineering team, or
directing a film, students here get Hands-on experiences and
active learning opportunities. We need to provide an education that
allows our students not just to learn new things and to experience spiritual
insights but to become different, better people. It’s really great to live in a place
where others respect your beliefs and share your values. BYU is sponsored by the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Christian teachings are central
campus life. All faculty and students here commit to living the Honor Code and
to living with integrity and character. So grab a chocolate milk and toast to the
university that’s proud to be at the top of the list of stone-cold sober schools. Cheers! It’s good. It’s good. BYU is located at the base of the wasatch
mountain range, and this beautiful campus has something for everyone. Did you know
that the Harold B. Lee Library is ranked as one of the best college
libraries in the country? From art and science museums to BYU
broadcasting to labs and high-tech facilities. But BYU campus is truly a
world-class educational environment. For students who enjoy the Performing Arts,
BYU’s award-winning performing groups share music, dance, and culture not only
here on campus but also internationally. One of the university’s mottos is, “The
world is our campus.” Did you know that BYU teaches more than 60 languages and
two-thirds of BYU students speak a second language? BYU also has one of the largest study abroad
programs in the nation with programs in 55 countries. The university also has major international
centers in London and in Jerusalem. BYU’s not only about academics. It’s also
about having fun and enjoying life. On campus students can enjoy a variety of
activities from comedy performances to concerts and more. The wasatch mountains draw visitors from
all over the world in every season. The Provo area also has a progressive music
scene, rooftop concerts and other events that celebrate life and culture. From olympians to All Americans and national champions, BYU’s athletic legacy gives us all a reason to rise and shout. This is an
elite program. BYU student athletes on 21 men’s and women’s teams compete at the
highest levels in Division 1 NCAA sports. BYU football is one of the country’s
legendary winning programs with devoted fans
worldwide. Nothing beats spending time with 64,000 of your closest friends to
cheer on the cougars and be a part of this great campus tradition. A BYU education is a life-changing experience.
As students we’re blessed to be a part of this great school and to share in the
traditions of Brigham Young University. We’ll never forget our time here as we
carry the spirit of the Y throughout our lives. I invite you to be part of this distinctive
community where you can find your way, pursue your dreams, live your faith, and
prepare to contribute to the world around you. Welcome to Brigham Young University.