In state tuition for U of Illinois is $5900 per semester. For this reason and
many others, I'm delighted that my daughters are choosing to go to BYU.
Wow @wastintime, somebody has a big chip on their shoulder. Good thing we
aren't forced to attend BYU, or do anything that would be the slightest bit
inconvenient to us. If it feels too "authoritarian" to live with a few
basic guidelines, then you don't understand what true freedom means.
Wastintime: from the new york times: Jon Mooallem article on graduates from
Brigham Young University's acclaimed animation program, who are in high
demand at country's top animation studios and effects companies; notes this
is due to clean-cut, values-oriented Mormon sensibility program has instilled in
Tuition for me at BYU was $50 a quarter.
Yes, I agree. If an employer wants to hire someone who will comply with even its
most ridiculous rules and most meaningless regulations, then a BYU grad is the
perfect applicant. However in today's world where technological innovation
is highly valued, where asking "why not?" is essential, where
questioning and discovery and creativity is essential to survival, the
authoritarian follower personality is not so valued.
I was a Biology major and ended up graduating and working for an international
chemical company. During my employment interview I was asked more questions
about BYU's honor code than about my qualifications for the job. By the
way, I got the job, I believe because of BYU honor code not in spite of it.
Seems at least some employers care more about honor than school rankings. But
that's no slam against the school up north. All the time I was at BYU I
thought about the hundreds of well qualified students who would have gladly
taken my place on campus. I felt myself lucky to be there and didn't mind
shaving or cutting my hair one bit. If that is your "deal breaker", BYU
is no place for you.
@MountainmanSince when is having a 5 o'clock shadow bad
behavior! What could possibly be more 'foolishly politically correct'
than having to wear your hair a certain length?But I agree BYU is a
pretty good place to get an education if you're not smart enough to study
engineering. However if you are, then there are about 100 higher ranked
engineering schools in United States alone. One of them is only 40 miles to the
@ Wastintime. BYU isn't for everyone, just for those who believe freedom
doesn't mean permission to behave badly. BYU is for people who see freedom
as the right to choose for yourself!
free·domˈfrēdəm/nounThe power or right to
act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Having
openness in speech or behavior.One of my sons went to BYU and they
wouldn't serve him breakfast on his first day of school because he had
shaved the night before rather than that morning. Freedom is
priceless. Giving up freedom for lower tuition is foolish.
@DN Subscriber 2BYU is an excellent school, but I respectfully take
issue with a couple of your assertions.You compared BYU to the U and
wrote, "Not only do you get a better education..." That isn't true
in all cases. All four of my children were accepted at BYU, offered
scholarships, and three of them chose the U over BYU because the programs at the
U in their area of study were superior to BYU's.You also wrote,
"BYU does not suck up a bunch of tax dollars every year." This is true,
but the following, using your vernacular, is also true: "The U does not
suck up a bunch of tithing dollars every year." Both
universities are heavily subsidized...one by taxpayer money, one by tithing
money (from the BYU website--"...significant portions of university
operating costs are paid with the tithes of Church members"). Much of the
reason BYU's tuition is lower than the U's is because LDS Church
leaders have kept the subsidizing level higher than the State Legislature has
for the state universities. Ultimately, students attending both
institutions should be very grateful to those who are subsidizing the cost of
@DN Subscriber 2"you get a safer campus"I'll give
you that one... as a state school Utah is required to have guns but as a private
school BYU bans them so yeah BYU is safer.
Wonderful, uplifting environment, a serious honor code, no foolish political
correctness,a world class education, prettier girls, (my wife went to BYU) all
for only $2500 per semester? Where do I sign up?
1979, yep it was cheaper at that time at BYU.Might as well go to
Alaska or Wyoming for cheaper tuition today. Or worse, go to Ivey League or
Standord. What are you complaining?
JMHWith government subsidized student loans, education models a
third party payer system. No student can approach the university and state
"tuition is too expensive, I cannot afford to be here," because the
university can arrange unlimited financing for every student. Every level of
university administration understands that tuition can be raised to fund any
project or benefit, so there is no reason to pursue financial efficiencies. It
is in the direct financial interest of universities to encourage students to
borrow as much money as possible.
How pathetic!Some people go through life expecting subsidies rather
than accomplishing things on their own. Education comes from overcoming
I realize that BYU is heavily subsidized and the tuition remains well below the
norm but my question is for higher education as a whole. When inflation is
running at just over 1% a year how do universities justify the cost of education
increasing at 3-5 times the rate of inflation? Why are their expenses
increasing faster than the rest of society. Perhaps they are not but they feel
they can get away with the increases because so much federal money is involved
in student loans and Pell grants that nobody complains.
A question for Ben;Why does the University of Utah need to raise tuition?
Don't they get enough subsidies from the State of Utah? I think the answer
is that neither the State of Utah nor the LDS church pays the entire cost of
running the universities.
Why does this school need to raise tuition? Don't they get enough
subsidies from the LDS Church?
Compare this to the University of Utah's current 2013 tuition, which we all
know will increase faster than inflation for next year:Residents (12
hours)- $3,172Non-residents (12 hours)- $10,060Not only do you
get a better education, you get a safer campus, better societal values and less
Marxist indoctrination at BYU. All for a much better price. And, BYU does not
suck up a bunch of tax dollars every year.There is a big lesson in
this for all of us!
I was very grateful for low BYU tuition when I attended (about $1,500). Now my
tuition is $18,540.00 per semester.
Times have changed. I paid around two hundred per semester.