@Fashn4LaDieSBYU is very inexpensive - why you have the impression
it is too expensive isn't based in actual numbers. It has no real shortage
of students, other than what the new age policy on missions will create (for 2
years, until it normalizes).The U of U quoted in-state tuition +
fees is $7200 /yrThe BYU quoted tuition is about $4700 / yrBYU
only admits about 55% of those who apply, and about 80% of those admitted
actually enroll. They have NO issue finding students. I have friends in
Texas who sent their 2 kids to BYU as non-LDS because it was less expensive than
sending them to University of Texas ($10,000) as in-state students there
(non-LDS tuition is double LDS).
BYU would NOT have a shortage of enrollment, if they would lower their tuition
costs, so more people could afford it. Everything LDS people do costs more than
the average person pays. Missions, tithing, large families, colleges, food
storage, all adds up.
Utah state may not compete on act scores.But, they do have a better choice
of hot chicks by far.And, we own the businesses that u of u students work
for.We are just more advanced in better ways.
Admittedly, BYU is not an Ivy League school (see below). However, L Valfre may
soon be building an Ivy League school that requires a stricter Honor Code than
BYU does. Let's hope the sports programs there require Olympic-level
athletes, too! Wow, I can't wait to visit that campus - I imagine it would
be better than any superhero movie I've ever seen! ACT Scores
Composite English Math 25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75% Brown 29 33
28 34 30 34 Columbia 31 34 30 35 31 35 Cornell 29 33 - - - - Dartmouth 30 34 - - - - Harvard 31 35 32 35 31 35 Princeton 31 34
32 35 31 35 U Penn 30 34 30 35 29 34 Yale 32 35 - - - -
@L ValfreGood for you! Why don't you build an LDS University
with the standards required for those like you that are better than everyone
else? It sounds like you're probably smart enough and humble enough to do
so. The point is that different schools are, just that, different. Different
schools for different folks - if someone chooses one over the other for their
own personal reasons/needs/desires, great! As for me and my house, I chose BYU
and Purdue for grad school, but my children may want to go to the school you
build ... if it meets their reasons/needs/desires, of course. :)
@BoilerupAccording to those stats I would have been doing myself a
disservice to enroll in BYU. I should have gone to a higher caliber school with
@ #1 SLC Sports Fan ACT Scores for Utah Colleges (mid 50%) Composite English Math
25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75% Brigham Young University 26 30 26 32 25 31 University of Utah 21 27 21 28 20 27 Utah State Universtiy 20
27 20 28 19 26 According to these stats, BYU does NOT compete for
the same caliber of student attracted to Utah State or the University of Utah.
Yeah, maybe they could admit fewer students and then pay attention to the ones
who attend instead of throwing them in 500 people per class auditoriums and
letting them drown.
Of course, it would be possible to downsize the operations at state schools.
Lay off those TAs teaching 100 and 200 series classes. Turn off the lights is a
few classrooms.But that is anathema to government in all its forms. We
must get and spend the growing budget or perhaps (gasp!) we won't get as
much next year.
That's my sister with the glasses in the center of the photo! Yay Sister
Jenson! Woot Woot! Raise the roof!
Regarding comments about BYU taking students away from other in-state schools...
be glad that the LDS Church is subsidizing the education of the 34% of
it's students who hail from Utah. That's a tremendous amount of
operating expense the taxpayers are relieved of. And that's right, 66%
of the students at BYU are bringing money in from out of state, by far the
highest revenue importing school in the state. U of U for instance is something
like 82% utah residents per it's own wiki.
Just to be clear, BYU does not just recruit from Utah.
Perhaps BYU should consider contracting theri enrollment ceiling, since all BYU
does is take away from in-state schools like Utah State University. I think
this missionary age change policy and its fallout would be a perfect time to do