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Reviews 4246 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I actually haven't been accepted into the major yet because I need to still a few prerequisite classes. I think I will be very pleased with the program. I am not concerned at all about finding a job after graduation because business is such a huge part of the workforce.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship before, but it is probably the same as trying to get a job. You need to have the right qualifications for the position.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The process is unique because it is a religious school. I had to not only submit transcripts, but I also had to have my religious leader endorse me. To get in, they look at how involved you were in the community and at school. You can have perfect grades and never get in because you didn't join a club.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Many students are on a tight budget and stick primarily to purchasing food from grocery stores and then make their own meals. But it's not uncommon for students to eat out a couple of times a week, especially on the weekends when students want to get out and socialize with friends.

The majority of Rexburg restaurants are located on or near Main Street, which makes it easy to walk to and not far from other entertainment locations in Rexburg. For student discounts at several of the local restaurants, students can purchase the starving student card for $20. This is an accordion-style card with hundreds of deals offered by local businesses. They're usually sold at the BYU-I bookstore and sometimes sales reps will visit apartments and sell the cards door-to-door. The deals from these cards give students plenty of reasons to visit a variety of restaurants and experience different meal choices.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the apartments are similar in setup, with three rooms and one bathroom area with two toilets, two showers, and two sinks. There are options for a single room, but the majority of students opt to have shared rooms because of the lesser cost. The higher-priced apartments usually have more options for shared rooms and more modern appliances and design, as well. Typically, women's housing is better kept than men's housing. But all student-approved housing has regular "clean checks" that ensure students are keeping their apartments clean. The apartments also enforce the Honor Code when students sign their semester/two-semester contract. Students can also save a little money by signing a contract for two semesters instead of one.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Student Teaching – Student teachers are unpaid, but the time commitment can be just as rigorous as a regular paid teacher. My responsibilities include coming up with lesson plans for the week. MTC

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strict Honor Code – BYU is known for having a strict Honor Code which includes absolutely no drugs or alcohol, no sex before marriage, do not go into the bedroom or bathroom of the opposite gender, modest clothes, curfew, and no facial hair in the testing center. There are many other rules that similar to the standards of the LDS church and BYU is very strict in keeping those rules. For the more serious rules you have the potential possibility of getting kicked out of school, but you know the rules when you sign the honor code, so if you don't want to keep those rules then I would suggest not coming to BYU.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drinking Is More Popular – The university careful which consumes around campus

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Hotel College – I'm in Hotel College, and I've been very satisfied with my education thus far.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Curfew and Dry Parties – I'm choosing this grade based off what society thinks of as a good time. BYU is a dry campus. The transportation is decent. At night we play night games and hang out put we're not real big on the parties that happen at most campuses.
If you appreciate a more mild setting with little peer pressure, I would recommend this university.

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: As a private christian school, perhaps BYU can be expected to hold a different standard for its students. The majority of it's students are of the Latter Day Saint faith, which preaches spreading the gospel through its members. Generally, the campus does a great job of trying to integrate all of its students, and provides equal opportunity for everyone enrolled.
Unfortunately the students, being humans as they are, can be judgmental and set their own personal standards for who they should hang out with. While most of the time this is a good attribute, there are occasions where certain students, such as those who aren't Latter Day Saint, are alienated for lack of common interests shared between them and the majority of the students. Overall this is a great school, and I recommend anyone who's considering this university to give it a shot.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Very Diverse, Everyone Is Accepted Somewhere – There are so many people from different cultures at BYU! But, we all make friends with each other. We all branch out.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I Love Being in Provo – There are many things in Provo. You'll meet friends that can last for a lifetime. There are lots of stores nearby. The great outdoors are also close to Provo so you can go on a hike or do something to escape the city.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Apartment Hunting Skills Needed. There are lots of housing options for BYU. Finding a desirable apartment isn't instantaneous. It will take a little time to find the right place but you'll find what you are looking for. The prices are reasonable. You'll find some management to be a little hard to work with but it's hard to find the perfect landlord who will be "cool" but still strict enough to keep the apartments running smoothly.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Lots of Food! There are many options for food with reasonable price ranges.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Lots to Do! If you get bored on campus, it's your own fault! There are many things to do on campus and facilities available to students. Lots of art-related venues, food vendors, activities, sports, etc.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe on Campus. Lots of fun and safe activities to do. You'll be surrounded by people that want to have safe fun and who will be willing to help you when you need it.

5 College Student

Campus Strictness: Honor Code Is Serious and Is Treated as Such – Drinking/using drugs and alcohol is not allowed. Period--offenders are strongly punished. Finally, a dry campus in fact as well as name! Breaking the honor code in any way--including making love to someone you are not married to--is serious and will result in serious repercutions.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Wireless Internet – There are plenty of computers, and if you bring your own the WiFi is good most of the time, but there isn't always reliable internet access off campus.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's a Church School – BYU is a LDS-run school. Therefore, most of the people who come here are LDS. But we do have a fair mixture of ethnic/racial groups and people have varying political beliefs. Sexual orientation isn't necessarily discriminated against, but a lot of people are ignorant, which can lead to painful incidents for both parties. Many students are working towards changing this.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Lots of Different Options – There are plenty of bike lanes to ride your bike on, and the campus is very biker-friendly with bike posts all over. Many people drive cars too but there is limited parking so most students just walk or ride their bikes. There is a regular, reliable bus schedule for anyone needing further rides.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: BYU has an incredibly fast internet service where both non-students and students can tap into wirelessly. There are student computer labs all over campus but during the middle of the day it's really hard to find a free computer unless you know the random hole-in-the-wall labs that most students don't know about.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strictest Campus in America – The Honor Code that ALL students are required to sign have rules like absolutely NO drinking, NO drugs, NO sex before marriage, NO overnight sleepovers with opposite sex, NO immodest clothing, NO extreme clothing or hairstyles. And BYU enforces this very well. One basketball star player couldn't play for a whole season just because he had sex with his girlfriend, breaking the Honor Code.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Provo Is a Bubble – Provo itself where BYU is doesn't have a whole lot of fun things to do, but there's definitely good food and TONS of frozen yogurt shops. There's also a lot of hiking/camping/outdoor activities because of how close the mountains are. There's also some small music venues downtown.
If you like nightclubs/alcohol though, this is NOT the city for you.
Salt Lake City is just about a half hour from Provo and you'll find anything you want there.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Can't Complain – I'm not sure how BYU compares to other universities, but we have some variety of food and good fast food stops like Subway and Taco Bell on campus as well as some university owned eateries like The Creamery which has good food.


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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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