Located in the shadow of the Wasatch National Forest, just below the Great Salt Lake, is Brighham Young University. This is the largest religious university in the United States, with over 34,000 full-time students, and it offers programs in liberal arts, engineering, agriculture, management, and law. The school’s campuses are as impressive as its departments; The Princeton Review ranked the ultra-sleek and modern Harold B. Lee Library as the very best in the country in 2004, and the satellite campus in Salt Lake City is especially beautiful when fall colors roll in. Still need an endorsement? Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney went to school here, as did Stephanie Meyer, author of the Twilight series.
This is a backwater town where you'll find modest apartments in small, planned communities, many of which are located on the outskirts of Salt Lake City (just to the north). There are also units available in more luxurious residential villages closer to the main campus. Only 20% of undergraduates at Brigham Young University actually live on campus, so you’ve come to the right place—get your apartment search started right with our handy online apartment guide. Get a sense of what your average Brigham Young University students makes of all this surrounding natural splendor by also checking out our helpful college life link.
There is public transportation here! Hooray! The Utah Transit Authority services the entire town, and has many stops along the perimeter of the BYU campus. You can also take the bus all the way to Salt Lake City. When you get a chance, take advantage of the nearby National Forest; you can learn everything you need to know from the official Parks homepage, whether you prefer camping, fishing, hiking, or whatever else your outdoorsy heart desires. Drinking and general carousing is prohibited at Brigham Young University as part of the school's honor code, so don't expect much nightlife in Provo.