Established in 1875 as the Brigham Young Academy, the school is privately owned and operated by the Church Education System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Today the university enrolls approximately 30,000 students and employs 4,100 full-time faculty, administrative, and staff personnel. Part-time employees include approximately 1,450 faculty and staff and 13,000 students.
Known for its academically minded and internationally experienced student body, its world-class teaching and its beautiful mountain location, BYU is also recognized for its extensive language programs, talented performing arts ensembles and outstanding sports programs. Today, under the leadership of President Cecil O. Samuelson, the university remains dedicated to the integration of academic excellence.
- Wynn Stirling, Dean of Graduate Studies
- James Crane, Assistant Dean
- Claire DeWitt, Academic Advisement
- Denise Gibbons Davis, Administrative Assistant
- Janice Robinson, Special Projects
- Kate Mackay, Office Manager
- Kevin M. Green, PhD
- Terilee Hutchings, Admissions Specialist
The university's approximately 560-acre main campus includes 295 buildings, 87 for academic programs, 58 for administrative and auxiliary services and 150 for housing. Buildings at BYU are designed to increase energy efficiency and reduce environmental impact. The institute is constantly focusing on ways to reduce energy loss, increase water efficiency and be careful stewards of our natural resources. In addition to this, BYU has following facilities:
- Tennis Courts
- Spacious Library
- Well equipped classrooms
- Parking lot
Brigham Young University Career Services, a centralized career services office, offers employers a variety of options to schedule recruiting activities.
As a division of Student Life, the Counseling and Career Center has over 80 full-time professionals to help students make important decisions at BYU. Our staff members possess expertise in academic advising (choosing majors, courses, scheduling), career advising and development (choosing a career path, findings internships and jobs, resume writing), preparing and applying for graduate school, improving learning and study skills and resolving personal issues (emotional, psychological, or mental health concerns).