Brigham Young University (BYU)

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, United States

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established Established :

October 16, 1875

campus University Type and Campus :

Private not-for-profit Space Grant ; Suburban

Brigham Young University (often referred to as BYU or, colloquially, The Y) is a private research university located in Provo, Utah, United States. It is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and excluding online students, is the largest of any religious university and the third largest private university in the United States, with 29,672 on-campus students. Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church, and one-third of its US students are from Utah.

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Endowment: $1.47 billion (2014)

Administrative staff: 1,264 full-time, 486 part-time

Students: 29,672

Undergraduates: 26,674

Postgraduates: 2,908 full-time

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