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Reviews 4870 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Have not lived on campus so I cannot answer this question.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: Have not lived here long enough to know the answer to this question.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I have not been here long enough to know, but there appears to be quite a number of activities and things to do throughout town and the neighboring cites.

College Sophomore

Majors: Have not had an internship, have not thought about one or looked into it.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: I have yet to get into my program, but experienced confusion when the program declared I needed certain classes but after speaking with a counselor I found that some of those were outdated. Fortunately I found out before the semester began so as not to be behind a semester with the classes I will need to take.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you're not a freshman straight out of high school, you have to live off campus. Searching for places off campus is extremely difficult. The large apartment complexes are somewhat easy to identify and look into, but townhome/condos or homes are impossibly difficult to come across though there are many that are here for off campus housing. The cost is relatively decent, but often landlords want more than its worth. Many of the homes and even some apartments are run down and not taken care of, and the furniture and appliances are extremely old and worn- especially mattresses; they need to be replaced! Landlords are often cheap and won't fix things, or greedy and suck up security deposits but don't use that for actual repairs or cleaning. Parking is a disaster in most situations- a home with 4 people and only 1 parking spot.. and the entire neighborhood has 3 guest parking spots, and no street parking.

5 College Student

Athletics: Sports are huge. Always popular, big deal. Lots of involvement, school spirit, support. Facilities pretty nice.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options, up to byu expectations.

5 College Student

Campus Strictness: They let you live your life but expect and ensure that you follow the rules, for your own safety and the safety of others. The atmosphere and quality of campus life and people is great because the rules are followed.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Lots of stuff going on off and on campus all the time.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Dorms are well cared for. Everyone gets along and there's always lots of activities and things to do. Convenient living on campus. Eassy to get a space if done on time.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Campus crime is mostly innocent such as trespassing or stolen bikes. Since the honor code is in place, alcohol and drugs are barely used or an issue. Byu has it's own police force who roam campus and are always available. The school is very safe and I never feel insecure.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: There are places for everyone who wants to live off campus. They are contracted through byu and abide by all their rules. They are mostly reasonable prices. Usually not a ton of parking but sufficient. Extremely safe. School helps tremendously.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus is very safe. Crime is rare, assaults are rare, the police are always around, there are emergency button poles placed everywhere.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are a lot of good local restaurants. There are dance clubs and concert halls. There are a huge number of slushie/icecream/frozen yogurt shops for students. Almost everyone in Provo is a student, so the local attitude is pretty good.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is okay. It has a completely different atmosphere than off campus, with mostly freshmen. The best option would be the new Heritage buildings or Wyview, the worst Helaman Halls and old Heritage. New Heritage is the most expensive, but Wyview is decently priced and really nice, the only bad thing is that it takes thirty minutes to walk to campus.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Again, this is BYU, so the typical night party is watching a movie or playing night games in the park and having Doritos and root beer. They can be fun, and they don't interfere with schooling at all. They are generally just at someone's apartment.

College Sophomore

Athletics: I don't really know anything about athletics. I am not a sports person. My sphere of influence is the music and arts department. I do know that football and basketball are really big.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: This is BYU. We are known for being strict. The Honor Code includes abstaining from drugs, alcohol, sex, coffee, immodesty, etc. This isn't a problem for most students seeing as these are things that they have been living as LDS members their entire lives. The dress code is a little harder for a lot of people, especially the acceptable hair length for men and having to always be clean shaven in order to take tests and attend activities.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: It is a relatively easy application process for LDS members. You write some essays and provide high school grades. You then also need an ecclesiastical endorsement from a local bishop and stake president, which can be tricky to get if you aren't already affiliated with the church. But once you have the appointment, it seriously takes less than five minutes and then you're done.

The application process is easy, but BYU is pretty strict on who is accepted. High school GPA and ACT scores are important.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I really like my program. The workload isn't terrible and most of the teachers are great. The only thing is the limited job/internship opportunities. There are a lot of Elang and editing students looking for jobs around the area and the pool is only so big.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Plenty of things to go in such a lively city!

College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It is a very busy city, constant traffic. But there is always something fun to do. Lots of fun restaurants, stores, and activities. Very fun place to meet people from other schools too.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Games are fun to go to, we have awesome fans and great teams


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Caitlin Bronson
Graham, Wash.
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A BYU experience is unlike anything else. The things that you will learn go far beyond what is taught in the classrooms, and the people that you will meet are exceptional. Researching the school, and being familiar with the rules and expectations of students, will make the transition smoother and help you get the most out of your BYU experience.

Talking with people who have attended, reading books such as this one, and looking at the BYU Web site (www.byu.edu) are all great ways to make sure that this is really the school for you. If you decide that BYU is what you want, then jump in and enjoy it! You are in for a great and character-building experience.

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