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BYU is in Provo, Utah, a city of approximately 115,000 located 45 miles south of Salt Lake City and 4,560 feet above sea level at the western base of the Wasatch Mountains. Provo sits in the Utah Valley, which offers a beautiful setting for its population of nearly 455,000, with 23-mile-long Utah Lake on the west and 11,750-foot Mount Timpanogos on the east.

The university's approximately 560-acre main campus includes about 300 buildings. Of its buildings, 80 are for academic programs, 64 for administrative and auxiliary services and 150 for student housing.

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