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For those familiar with BYU, is it a research university?

Hey guys, I have a question regarding Brigham Young University. Is BYU considered a research university or not? I have a strong interest in research and would like to attend a school that can support my goals. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hey there! I'd be happy to help clarify the status of Brigham Young University (BYU) as a research institution. BYU is indeed considered a research university. The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, which is a common way to classify universities, places BYU in the 'Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity' category.

This classification indicates that, while BYU may not have the same level of research output as some other top-tier research institutions, it still maintains a strong focus on research, particularly in specific disciplines. The university offers various resources for undergraduates interested in research, including the Office of Research and Creative Activities (ORCA) which provides grants and support for undergraduate research projects.

As you're considering BYU, I'd recommend looking into the particular departments you're interested in, as some may have more active research programs than others. Additionally, you may want to reach out to professors whose research aligns with your interests and inquire about potential opportunities for involvement. Best of luck on your college journey!

9 months ago

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