Founded in 1875, Brigham Young University has grown from a small pioneer academy to one of the world’s largest private universities, where more than 29,000 students gather from more than 100 countries. Sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, BYU offers a unique educational environment that promotes learning by study and also by faith. The College of Engineering and Technology, founded in 1952, enrolls over 3,000 undergraduates and graduate students in engineering and technology programs. BYU is located 45 miles south of Salt Lake City in Provo, Utah, situated 4,560 feet above sea level. The campus sits at the western base of the Wasatch Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain Range.