Brigham Young University, commonly referred to as BYU or The Y, is located in Provo, Utah. Its 295 buildings sit at the base of the Wasatch Mountains.
BYU is the largest private university in the United States. It is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as the LDS Church. The university was established in 1875, and has since strived to provide the best education while staying true to the teaching of the LDS church. As of 2014, around 98 percent of the school's students are part of the church. In 2013, BYU was ranked number 62 of national universities in the United States by US News and World Report.