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Reviews 4870 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There is a level of narcissism and competitiveness. But other than that, there are many good-looking people, and most people there are very social. There is a dress code, so clothing is not usually revealing, but the styles vary by personality.

5 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: The nightlife is not anything like what you see in other colleges. Drinking and sex out of wedlock are prohibited. It's a place for wholesome fun, and as such, the students have more creativity when it comes to having a good time.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: BYU students can be very unsportsmanlike-like during the games. If a ref makes a bad call, they won't stop booing for a while. There is usually a good turn out at the football games. The classes involving sports are fantastic. Great instructors. They also have intramural sports.

5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Almost every building or every other building has a computer lab. I think every building has WiFi. The library has a lot of computers. If you can't find one on the main floor then go up or down a floor and one should be available.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The education at BYU is phenomenal. I transferred here from Arizona State University (which still is regarded good for academics), but ASU doesn't even compare to BYU. The Professors are amazing and make me want to listen in class. The students are all brilliant and you must expect a very high standard set in every one of the classes. You will not find students who do not care about school here. The academics here at BYU are very difficult but are rewarding, even if your GPA doesn't reflect it.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: There are so many awesome clubs, service groups, extracurricular activities, events, intramural sports, etc. It is impossible to feel bored if you really tap into the resources and opportunities offered you.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Provo isn't the most exciting place in the world. That being said, the people are so friendly and fun that most people find or make their own entertainment. Some activities include ski resorts, mountain hikes, dollar movie theater, club activities, sporting events, game nights, etc.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of off-campus dining options, including fast food, cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, and more. Some student favorites include Cafe Rio and Zupas Cafe.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I have received a fair amount of scholarship assistance based on my GPA. It has been difficult, however, to receive any kind of needs-based financial aid.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: You can always find things to do and people to hang out with, but there are many bars or clubs to go to in Provo.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: As a predominately LDS school, there are few drugs on or around campus and most people are against them. This leads to a lot of drug safety.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Almost all of the sports on campus are very competitive from year to year. The one downside is the lack of a cohesive student organization to help out in football games.

3 College Senior

Parking: There are a lot of parking spots around campus. However, the problem is that there aren't many good ways for people living off campus to get to campus, so everyone drives. That causes some havoc.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys have better prospects than girls. There are tons of articulate, smart, attractive babes. A lot of the guys are stuck up and arrogant. Either that or they dress terribly.

3 College Junior

Diversity: It all depends on what you look for. Lots of people may be white, but they come from all over the US and have a broad array of experiences. Also, there are other ethnicities on campus, some people just don't pay attention because they want diversity to slap them in the face.

4 College Junior

Weather: GREAT weather in the spring, summer, fall, but sometimes the winter is really sucky.

4 College Student

Academics: Brigham Young University is a nationally recognized school. The courses are hard. There are many options for majors.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity when it comes to income, where one is from, and goals in life. There is extremely minimal diversity when it comes to political views, religion, and sexual orientation.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a huge variety. There are a lot of places on the cruddy side of the scale (you pay a medium amount, but the place is really a dump). But, there are some really nice places if you time it right and are willing to pay a little bit more.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: BYU has a wonderful campus that has a lot of resources to take advantage of. The fieldhouse and its exercise equipment are free for students (and spouses of students) to use, the museum on campus has a nice rotating selection of exhibits, the library is one of the largest in the country, you can check out specialized equipment from the media center and in general can find just about anything you need on campus, including free rental of taxidermied animals. No, really.

During the summer you'll often find students sprawled on the lawns, either soaking in the sunshine or relaxing in the shade. Every week it seems that there's a different event with some kind of giveaway happening near the Wilkinson center, and there's always some kind of activity going on, whether it be a school dance or a comedy show.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The bus system is fairly good here, although they recently raised the cost of a student bus pass. Parking on campus is very inconvenient, although they're building new lots to accomodate the growing percentage of students with cars. If you live less than twenty minutes away, it's probably faster to walk.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: It's definitely a college centered town. Lots of restaurants and activities designed for a younger crowd. The dollar theater can't be beat when you're on a budget, and the shopping in the area is really nice.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: All the food is very delicious! They have so many different options all around campus from Subway, to italian food, to Taco Bell! If I didn't have time to go grocery shopping at my own apartment, I was always excited to eat on campus because the food was always delicious!

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus police is really good at their jobs. If they catch you drinking, doing drugs, or having any sexual relations, you will get sent to the Honor Code Office and most likely get kicked out of the school. Almost 95% of the times you park in a parking spot that is for faculty or guests, they will know you are supposed to be in student parking, and you will get a parking citation. Dress code is very strict as well, and you know to always follow the honor code perfectly!

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4 College Junior

Athletics: Varsity sports here are so much fun. The atmosphere is very sport oriented during football and basketball season. Our Women's soccer team did extremely well this year and had a pretty big following. Sporting events are a lot of fun. So are the intramural sports. Whether it basketball, water polo, kickball or softball the intramural sports are always popular.


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The Clarillon The Clarillon The BYU Clarillon stands as one of the landmarks of the BYU campus. Every hour it rings out a tune from the hymn "Come Come Ye Saints."
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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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