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".
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.
Students have a degree of flexibility with these religious courses, although they must take at least one course covering the Book of Mormon, one covering the Doctrine and Covenants, and one covering the New Testament.Contrastingly, according to research done by professors at BYU in their study titled "A Survey of Dating and Marriage at BYU," 88% of BYU students reported going on at least one date a month.Even more, 15% of the student population reported going on six or more dates each month.Norval Glenn and Elizabeth Marquardt studied the "dating and mating" habits of typical college students in their study "Hooking Up, Hanging Out, and Hoping for Mr.
Right." Of 1000 college women surveyed, only half reported going on six or more dates in their four years of college.
This mentality is common on BYU's campus, causing many stereotypes and countless jokes.