Out of the Blue

Not Just A Pretty Face


Aerial shot of Provo

Taking a few steps back (or up, in this case) reveals a big-picture perspective of a vibrant university, boasting ever-improving facilities and world-recognized academics. On the south end of campus construction of the Life Sciences Building cascades down the hillside. To the northeast, redbrick clusters of the new Heritage Halls keep popping up. And obscured by the Wilk, landscaping has replaced a portion of East Campus Drive and the raised walkway to the Law School.

On the academic front, this year BYU joined Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Stanford when it was named a Top 10 Best Value School in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Best Colleges rankings. Overall, BYU rose six spots to 62nd among all national universities.

Photography by Jaren S. Wilkey (BA ’01)