Provo and BYU

Utah is a great state and a perfect place to study. Below you can learn a little more about this great state as well as what a wonderful place BYU campus is for students.  


Head 781 miles due east of the Golden Gate Bridge or go 2,188 miles west of the Statue of Liberty and you’ll find Brigham Young University. Tucked up against the Wasatch Mountains along the foothills of Provo, Utah, is nearly 560 acres of well-kept grounds and hundreds of buildings that make up BYU.

You’ll see as many out-of-state license plates around campus as you would crossing the Golden Gate—without all the fog. The view from Y Mountain is pretty spectacular—something as majestic as you might see from Miss Liberty.

When you need a break from your studies, five national parks, numerous ski resorts, and almost every type of scenery imaginable are only a short drive away—making this the perfect place to also get an education from nature. Situated in a valley with nearly half a million people, Provo offers a small city feel without losing its college-town charm. Whether you’re looking to hit the slopes at nearby Sundance, do a little hiking on 11,750-foot Mt. Timpanogos, or kayak the Provo River, recreational opportunities abound.

Provo is a city where winter, spring, summer, and fall are seen each year and bring different weather elements for students to enjoy. No matter what semester you decide to come to Provo, we suggestion you bring both summer and winter weather clothes. You never know if it’ll snow in May or if you be able to wear shorts in December.   

BYU Student Life

The strong religious element, along with a wide variety of active student organizations provides a measure of balance to the strenuous demands of a BYU education. Many opportunities exist to ensure that students are nurturing more than just their minds.


BYU’s campus has several cultural amenities available to students, including four museums. The Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, and the Museum of Paleontology. The Royden G. Derrick Planetarium is also a cultural destination.


The BYU Student Association strives to create a sense of belonging among students by uniting students with each other and to a cause through service and activities. BYUSA sponsors more than sixty clubs, each of which focuses on specific interest groups. The student association directly sponsors more than fifteen activities each semester and supports more than two hundred club activities each semester.

Intramural Athletics

More than 12,000 students, faculty/staff. and Provo community members participate each year in the activities provided by the intramural program. Students can join soccer, water polo, basketball, wallyball, tennis, racquetball, tennis, badminton, flag football, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, and golf teams.

Global Business Student Association

The GBSA offers a forum for students interested in global business. The association also provides students with both-social and business-related extracurricular activities.

Other Organizations

If you’ve got a business interest, we’ve probably got a student club or organization for you. Check out dozens of clubs in our Club Directory.