I am one of the heads of the program at BYU. Because we are a university and not an art school we draw a different type of student, especially because academically it is very difficult to get into the university not to mention our program. Also because the school is a religious university we don't really market ourselves - thus the note on the site about awards is more for students interested in coming to the program as well as part of the resource we use as we try to raise money from possible donors.
We are part of the Educational Outreach Programs with almost all the major studios. All the great French schools are also a part of the programs as well as Filmakademie (spelling) in Germany, and some of the art schools and tech schools in the US and the UK.
I agree that the film is just on par with some of the films coming from other schools. Our films sometimes suffer because we push one large group project a year instead of a lot of smaller ones done by smaller groups. As we sacrifice to simulate the studio environment the films tend to suffer some. Because film making takes thousands of hours of individual effort the more people in the mix, that are not getting paid, the more things seem to get watered down. The films also suffer because as a university our students take a full load of heavily weighted general education classes and religion courses as well. It is probably more accurate to compare our program with USC, UCLA, Texas AM and other university programs. (I guess with that said it should also be noted that we are just an undergraduate program.)
Catmull loves our program because of the types of employees he gets from us and their ability to just slip into production with very little ramp up time. This ability to slip into production is a direct result of the large group projects. Also we use Renderman heavily to render our projects which adds a lot of effort on the back end- which Pixar obviously likes.
Our films are not readily available. Pajama was online because it won the Producer's Choice and the Audience choice awards in the Nickelodeon Animation Festival.
We have only been a program for the last 8 years and have only been competing with films the last 6, so we will continue to work to improve the films we produce and hope to go head to head with some of the best art/animation and university programs world wide.