I graduated from BYU and thought it was a very rigorous program.  I never really did want to go there but ended up going there by default.  It was much less rigid than Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho) was so BYU was a bit of a breath of fresh air for me.  The football games were very fun and the friends I made were great as well.

When I received this email from BYU alumni that BYU was the most popular school in the country ranked by US News, it was a bit surprising to me.  BYU even out-ranked the likes of Harvard, Standford, and many others (for a complete list of the rankings click here).

  What are your thoughts?  Does this surprise you at all?

On a side note, as you look at the list of most popular schools, my home-state of Idaho has Idaho State University ranked in the top 10 most popular schools.  This was even more shocking to me!