Associated Press
A BYU student outside of the Marriott Center on campus in Provo, Utah

Sitting at the feet of the majestic Y Mountain in the heart of Provo, Utah, is Brigham Young University, the vast LDS Church-owned university that has over 31,000 students and competes in the NCAA Division 1 Conference as the Cougars.

With its rules, inexpensive tuition and excellent academic programs, BYU has been featured on a lot of important and interesting college ranking lists. From the most religious schools in America to the most affordable colleges in the country to the colleges with students that are both hot and smart, the Mormon-affiliated university has definitely been in the top-ranking college spotlight in recent years.