High Quality, Low Cost: In U.S. News & World Report’s 2011 ranking of colleges and universities, BYU placed fourth in least debt carried by departing graduates and ranked 20th in “Great Schools, Great Prices.” BYU ranked 75th overall. For more rankings, visit more.byu.edu/rankings.

Freshmen Perks: Replacing Freshman Academy, BYU’s new Freshman Mentoring program is required for all first-year students. The program offers priority registration for core classes, mentoring from top BYU students, and opportunities to connect with other freshmen taking the same courses and living in the same complex. Learn more at freshmanmentoring.byu.edu.

Best of BYU: At BYU’s Annual University Conference in August, law professor John W. Welch (BA ’70) was named the 2010 Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Faculty Lecturer—the university’s top faculty honor. Ballard E. Pead of Physical Facilities received the Ben E. Lewis Management Award for top administrators, and Dennis R. Miller (BS ’72) of SAS Auxillary Maintenance received the Fred A. Schwendiman Performance Award for top staff employees.