Overview of Brigham Young University

Overview of Brigham Young University

October 20, 2019 18 By Stanley Isaacs


[music] Located at the base of the beautiful
Wasatch Mountain Range, Brigham Young University is one of the world’s largest
private universities, Home to 30,000 students from more
than one 115 countries. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ
Latter-day Saints, BYU provides a rigorous academic experience in a
climate of faith. Christian teachings and ideals are
central to campus life, and all BYU students and faculty
commit to living with integrity and character. This 560-acre Provo, Utah campus houses ten nationally recognized
colleges and schools including the highly-ranked Marriot School
of Management and J. Rueben Clark Law School. Students here benefit from a diverse
curriculum and from world-class educational
facilities from museums, to libraries, to laboratories. Beginning as undergraduates, students
can pursue original research as part of a multi-million dollar
student-mentoring initiative. This campus-wide program promotes
interactive and collaborative learning, trademarks of a BYU education. BYU also offers one of the
country’s largest and most diverse foreign language study programs with
instruction in more than eighty languages. Two-thirds of BYU students are
fluent in a second language. The university provides international
opportunities with study centers in Jerusalem, and in London, and international programs in 60
countries. Worldwide, BYU is also known for its
exceptional performing groups. These popular groups have circled the
globe, performing thousands of shows in more than 100 countries sharing a message of peace and good will with a worldwide audience. In men’s and women’s sports, the university
has a great athletic tradition. Over the years, BYU teams have won seven NCAA
national championships and dozens of conference championships with enthusiastic support from fans
around the world. One of BYU’s primary missions is to
prepare students for lives of service. They are encouraged to enter to learn
and go forth to serve. At BYU, students are encouraged to
devote themselves to lives of meaningful Christian service, and to use their education
to make a positive difference in their local communities and throughout the world. Founded in 1875 as a
small pioneer academy, today Brigham Young University
is a distinctive institution offering a world-class education and
preparing students for success in all areas of life. [music]