Year in Review: BYU Rankings

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BYU students drink beverages like BYU Creamery chocolate milk in lieu of alcohol. (BYU Twitter Page)
BYU students drink beverages like BYU Creamery chocolate milk in lieu of alcohol. (BYU Twitter Page)

Huffington Post Stone Cold Sober for 17th consecutive year

According to the Huffington Post, Brigham Young University was ranked the most sober school for the 17th year in a row by the Princeton Review.

“BYU, owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is pretty proud of that achievement, and they weren’t shy about it on Facebook,” according to the Post.

BYU shared its success last year too and has a history of embracing the title. When Vice President Dick Cheney merely mentioned the honor in a commencement speech in 2007, the graduates applauded.

The Princeton Review’s ranking of BYU as the most sober school was based on its annual survey of more than 130,000 students.

Forbes’ #1 Hottest and Smartest Students for second year in a row

For the second year in a row, BYU earned the No.1 spot of “Hot and Smart” college students, according to Forbes’ rankings and data compiled by Niche.

According to Forbes, “Mormons are attractive. I don’t know why, but they are. And smart. Everyone is hot and smart here, and it’s crazy! They can come off as a little judgmental, but most of them aren’t, they just seem like it because they’re stereotyped that way.”

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BYU was ranked No. 1 for the best place to work, based on reviews from the employee website Glassdoor. The Huffington Post recently published an article highlighting the quality work atmosphere BYU offers. (Elliott Miller)

BYU ranked No. 1 place to work 

BYU is the No. 1 American university to work at, according to a survey published by The Huffington Post and Forbes magazine.

The top reasons for BYU’s score were the “clean campus, gentle and gracious people … and interesting work,” according to Glassdoor’s survey. “Positive employee feedback (focused) on the beauty and safety of campuses, as well as the support, resources and flexibility provided by the schools and fellow staff.”

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