Brigham Young University: Narrative Description

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Provo, UT 84602-1001
Tel: (801)422-1211
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Independent, university, coed, affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Part of Church Education System (CES) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Awards bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and first professional degrees. Founded 1875. Setting: 557-acre suburban campus with easy access to Salt Lake City. Total enrollment: 34,609. Faculty: 1,744 (1,300 full-time, 444 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 20:1. 9,237 applied, 76% were admitted. 48% from top 10% of their high school class, 82% from top quarter, 98% from top half. 118 National Merit Scholars. Full-time: 24,948 students, 50% women, 50% men. Part-time: 5,899 students, 47% women, 53% men. Students come from 56 states and territories, 125 other countries, 76% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 3% Hispanic, 0.4% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 10% 25 or older, 20% live on campus, 5% transferred in. Retention: 93% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Calendar: 4-4-2-2. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at BYU Salt Lake Center. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, interview, ACT. Required for some: SAT or ACT. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 2/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $10,490 includes full-time tuition ($4920) and college room and board ($5570). Full-time tuition varies according to reciprocity agreements. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $252 per credit hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load and reciprocity agreements. Latter Day Saints full-time student $3280 per year; part-time student $168 per credit hour.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 390 open to all. Major annual events: homecoming, Handicap Awareness Week, Involvement Week. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 7,812 college housing spaces available. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Main library plus 2 others with 3.5 million books, 3.4 million microform titles, 27,161 serials, 182,663 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 2,000 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Located 45 miles from Salt Lake City. Local industries also produce steel, computer software, pig iron, and foundry products. The community may be reached by air, railroad, bus lines, and Highways 6, 91, 89, 50, and Interstate 15. The community has hospitals, shopping centers, and national monuments nearby. Part-time employment is available. Local recreation includes hunting, fishing, picnicking, hiking, swimming, boating, water-skiing, horseback riding, golf, tennis, ice skating, bobsledding, and snow skiing.

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