According to a study done by BYU professors, students at BYU feel marriage is a high priority.More specifically, 95% of BYU students rank "marrying in the temple" as a "very important" goal, second only to "a close personal relationship with God".As a whole, students at BYU place a higher emphasis on marriage as a life goal than other college age Americans; however, across the board, college aged Americans place a considerably high emphasis on marriage as a life goal.
This mentality is common on BYU's campus, causing many stereotypes and countless jokes.
As a university, BYU is extremely supportive of marriage.
In fact, 94% of BYU students felt that marriage would be a part of their lives in the next five to ten years.
Once again, BYU students feel marriage is not only an important life goal, but also, a goal that will happen soon after—if not during—their college years. When asked about the alleged "meat market" mentality found on BYU campus, many students expressed agreement, providing comments such as, "Everyone is interested in marriage around here".
For example, The Daily Universe—the student run newspaper at BYU—publishes a Bridal Guide each summer.
Even the course selection at BYU reflects an emphasis on marriage.
Student life at Brigham Young University is heavily influenced by the fact that a significant number of its students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The school is privately owned by the church and aims to create an atmosphere in which secular and religious principles are taught in the same classroom.
Leaders encourage students and faculty to help fulfill the goal by following the teachings of their religion, adhering to the school's honor code, and serving others with the knowledge they gain while attending.
Students and faculty who are LDS are required to submit an affidavit (called an "ecclesiastical endorsement") stating that they are active participants in the LDS Church.
All students and faculty, regardless of religion, are required to agree to adhere to an honor code.