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Brigham Young University

University information
NameBrigham Young University
MottoNo official motto. Unofficial mottoes include: "The glory of God is intelligence"
"Enter to learn, go forth to serve"
"The world is our campus"
EstablishedOctober 16, 1875
TypePrivate coeducational
Religious affiliationThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
PresidentCecil O. Samuelson, Jr.
Faculty1,600 full-time, 550 part-time
Staff1,200 full-time, 900 part-time
Students32, 955
Under graduates26,928 full-time, 3,314 part-time
CampusSuburban, 560 acre (2.3 sqkm)
ColorsDark blue, White, and Tan
Athletic nicknameCougars
MascotCosmo the Cougar

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Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, United States, is a private, coeducational research university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church). It is the oldest existing institution within the LDS Church Educational System, is America's largest religious university, and has the second-largest private university enrollment in the United States. Approximately 98% of the 34,000 students at BYU are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church); one-third of its American students come from within the state of Utah.
BYU students are required to adhere to an honor code, which mandates behavior in line with LDS teachings (e.g., academic honesty, adherence to dress and grooming standards, and abstinence from extramarital sex and from the consumption of drugs and alcohol). Approximately 97% of male BYU graduates have taken a two-year hiatus from their studies at some point to serve as Mormon missionaries, and 32% of BYU female graduates have been missionaries as well. Many BYU students obtain a level of foreign language proficiency while serving as LDS missionaries, and BYU has many foreign language classes, offering courses in over 70 languages. Over 75% of BYU students have some foreign language proficiency.
The university's primary focus is on undergraduate education, but it also has 68 master's and 25 doctoral degree programs, including a Juris Doctor program. About 70% of student tuition is funded by LDS Church tithing funds, making tuition less expensive than at similar private universities.

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U. president files for divorce - Salt Lake Tribune Tweet this news
Salt Lake Tribune---Young- became the U.'s 14th president in April 2004, when he was 54. The California native is a graduate of -Brigham Young University- and was dean of the ... - Date : Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:20:46 GMT+00:00
Elder Bruce C. Hafen Called as St. George Temple President - KCSG Tweet this news
KCSG--He was Provost and professor of Law at -Brigham Young University--Provo and former president of -Brigham Young University--Idaho. He was born in St. George, ... - Date : Sun, 27 Jun 2010 01:37:20 GMT+00:00
Dial for help! - Times of India Tweet this news
Times of India--Experts from -Brigham Young University- conducted a trial run, which included 30 people newly diagnosed with major depression. Instead of eight scheduled ... - Date : Sat, 26 Jun 2010 12:53:01 GMT+00:00
Loving, attentive family can stop teenagers from binge drinking - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--Professor Bahr, of -Brigham Young University- in Utah in the US, said: 'The adolescent period is kind of a transitional period and parents sometimes have a ... - Date : Thu, 24 Jun 2010 09:30:01 GMT+00:00
Provo crews join volunteers to clear the site of brutal June 9 rape - Salt Lake Tribune Tweet this news
Salt Lake Tribune--Earlier this week, city parks crews, assisted by volunteers from -Brigham Young University-, cleared about 400 feet of the trail along the bank of the Provo ... - Date : Thu, 24 Jun 2010 03:28:28 GMT+00:00
Study Sugggests Warm, Yet Firm Parenting Style Best Bet To Keep Kids Off Booze - AHN | All Headline News Tweet this news
AHN | All Headline News---Brigham Young University- researchers surveyed almost 5000 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 about their drinking habits and their relationship with ... - Date : Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:05:52 GMT+00:00
BYU Vocal Point group to perform June 22-July 3 in Nauvoo - Quincy Herald Whig Tweet this news
Quincy Herald Whig--NAUVOO, Ill. -- Vocal Point from -Brigham Young University- will perform in Historic Nauvoo June 22-July 3. The "maximum a cappella" group, returning to ... - Date : Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:30:21 GMT+00:00
Y.'s Ballroom Dance Company earns firsts in English competition - Deseret News Tweet this news
Deseret News--The -Brigham Young University- Ballroom Dance Company placed first in the British Modern Formation and the Latin Formation Dance Championships at the ... - Date : Sun, 13 Jun 2010 00:25:22 GMT+00:00
Pac-10 expansion: Thoughts on Colorado, Utah, BYU and the Big 12 - San Jose Mercury News (blog) Tweet this news
San Jose Mercury News (blog)--Best I can tell, and as I thought all along, -Brigham Young- was never in the picture. 4. If the Big 12 schools and fans are angry, they should be angry at ... - Date : Thu, 10 Jun 2010 13:30:47 GMT+00:00
Be cautious letting cats outdoors - Foster's Daily Democrat Tweet this news
Foster's Daily Democrat--A study at -Brigham Young University- has concluded that human babies as young at 6 months can tell the difference between an angry growl and a friendly bark. ... - Date : Sun, 13 Jun 2010 07:21:51 GMT+00:00

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