How unique is BYU? This article examines the secularization of American higher education during the early twentieth century, then compares BYU to eight other major religiously affiliated research universities. The comparison reveals that BYU is very different from other universities in both its mission and in the way it views and offers a higher learning experience.
Wilkins, Alan L. and Whetten, David A.
"BYU and Religious Universities in a Secular Academic World,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 51
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol51/iss3/2