School Spotlight: Brigham Young University

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Brigham Young University
Provo, UT

Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brigham Young University offers its 30,745 undergrads a wealth of academic opportunities, both on campus and off. Students can choose from approximately 187 degree options (including a BFA in animation, a BM in commercial music, a BS in public health, a BA in international relations) as well as 229 study abroad programs. In addition to offering traditional off-campus programs, BYU also features a wide range of international internship opportunities. Just imagine interning for a semester in Tokyo at an engineering firm, in Vienna at an art museum, or in Paris at a hotel! And to prepare for this cultural immersion, BYU supports foreign language instruction in more than 60 languages, from Tamil and Icelandic to Maori and Swahili. Students from every U.S. state are drawn to BYU, and the vast majority are members of the LDS church. Students interested in attending BYU who aren’t currently affiliated with the church can join, resulting in a significant tuition decrease; non-LDS students pay twice as much ($5,700 per semester) as their LDS peers.

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.