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Brigham Young University ( BYU , sometimes referred to colloquially as The Y ) is a private , non-profit research university in Provo, Utah , United States completely owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and run under the auspices of its Church Educational System. Approximately 99 percent of the students are members of the LDS Church and one-third of its U.S. students are from Utah.  The university's primary focus is on undergraduate education but it also has 68 master's and 25 doctoral degree programs.
BYU offers a variety of academic programs, including liberal arts , engineering, agriculture, management, physical and mathematical sciences, nursing, and law. The university is broadly organized into 11 colleges or schools at its main Provo campus, with certain colleges and divisions defining their own admission standards. The university also administers two satellite campuses, one in Jerusalem and one in Salt Lake City , while its parent organization, the Church Educational System (CES), sponsors sister schools in Hawaii and Idaho.
BYU's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the BYU Cougars. Their college football team is an NCAA Division I Independent , while their other sports teams compete in either the West Coast Conference or Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. BYU's sports teams have won a total of fourteen national championships.