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Reviews 4757 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm an Asian Studies Major- Chinese emphasis. What i enjoy about my major is that it is not concentrated on one topic like math, english, or engineering courses. With my major i take classes from many different departments. I take classes from the History, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Anthropology, Political Science, Asian Studies, and Religion department. So I'm learning about Asia from my different kinds of views which makes my very broad look at Asia very interesting. I really enjoy it. But I will tell you this, taking a Asian language course is not easy at BYU.

1 College Freshman

Parking: There is very limited campus parking for students, and if you have questions about parking in a specific spot DON'T PARK THERE! Parking enforcement is all over the place.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The law enforcement is on top of their game. They are great at keeping everything in order and not allowing people disrupt your academic or social life.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: You have to create your own night life. We, here in Utah County, don't like bars/pubs/clubs or the like very much. There are a few dry dance clubs, theaters, but in general it is up to you to create the activities.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Everyone is on scholarship at BYU, though they may not realize it. Tithing pays for a substantial amount of cost to go to school and that is why BYU tuition is on such an affordable level.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: There is always something going everyday at BYU. Most events are free or very cheap, so you never have to go bored.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: We live by an honor code and so that makes things more strict. Yet we want to live by the honor code because of our values, so really I think it just helps us be better people which then increases our academic and social lives.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The use of drugs and ability to get to them is very limited at BYU. BYU has a high honor code and anyone abusing drugs can be kicked out of school and their housing. People generally tend to follow the rules as well, but I'm sure if you looked hard enough you might be able to find some drugs. Peer pressure is none. I'd actually say it is reversed peer pressure here to not do drugs.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The people here are pretty friendly and trustworthy. You are in a very safe environment here. People will include you in activities and talk to you if they don't know you. However, the farther you got off campus and the older the crowd, the more "clique-sih" the people are. There are tons of activities sponsored by BYU and UVU in the surrounding area, but really only thing to do is go to the movies, eat, or shop. However, Provo is only just over 30,000 people so if you are from a big town (like me) than it seems kind of boring. NO NIGHTLIFE. Everything closes at 10 during the week, and usually 11 or 12 on weekends. There are many restaurants to eat at that are close by, and there are almost always jobs available, particularly if you are a BYU student. Downtown Provo is sometimes nice to walk up and down.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Sports are a big part of BYU. The fans are die-hard devoted. We have school spirit oozing from our ears. The player are some of the best in the world and at the same time many of them excel academically. Additionally, teams have moral, educational, and student goals. Our girl's soccer and volleyball teams are some of the top in the nation. Jimmer Fredette played for BYU. He is a great example of the well-rounded, and extremely talented athletes who attend BYU.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Here at BYU there is little to no Health and Safety problems. With BYU being the number one stone cold sober university for nearly ten years, there are few people trying to make problems around campus. In fact, crime here is so low that the Daily Universe (the campus news paper) has a section describing the funniset crimes around campus in the last week.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Brigham Young University is one of the only places in the world that is truly dedicated to the advancment and education of every indavidual that passes through its halls. Here is a place of learning devoted to spiratual growth and intellectual enlightenment.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Brigham Young is a exceptional place to attend, here there are no limits to your succes. With a combination of spiritual and secular education students become truly well rounded indaviduals whoes goal is to improve the world one person at a time.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are several different ways to get around campus besides your car. There is decent parking around campus, but there are other options. The bus system is pretty good. There's also a shuttle system (RYDE) that has a $100 per semester fee. Pretty nice.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The sports program is great and has something for everybody!

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: BYU has a lot of dining options, from the Cougareat food court in the Wilkinson Center to the Creamery on Ninth to Legends Grill. The food is pretty good, but I always prefer to make my own meals with groceries from the Creamery. There are also vending machines throughout campus with sandwiches, bagels, pizzas, burritos and drinks if you ever need a quick snack or meal between classes.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone at BYU is very attractive; I've yet to see an ugly person here. Thanks to the honor code, every guy is clean shaven and well groomed (no super long hair) and every girl is dressed modestly (not too much skin). Everyone is very friendly, and it's not uncommon to strike up a conversation with a perfect stranger. BYU is famous for beginning long-lasting relationships and marriages, so dating is greatly encouraged and local businesses on and around campus offer great deals!

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms at BYU are very nice, especially the newly build Heritage Halls (they're almost like hotels). Each apartment in Heritage and Wyview has a full kitchen and eating area, which is great if you like to cook. If not, there are great meal plan options when you live in Helaman.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a ton of computers available on campus that work very quickly and easily. Printing is also easily accessible.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Some people really enjoy having a meal plan, especially because you can use it almost anywhere on campus. There are specific places created just for meal plans, as well as many fast food places and grocery stores.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I never heard of too many problems. I always felt safe on campus. I know that like anywhere else you need to keep your doors locked, but too my knowledge there have not been too many problems. The few times I actually spoke with campus police they were friendly and courteous and very respectful. Alcohol is not tolerated at all on campus and any violation can land you in serious trouble.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: My experience was that at times it seemed situational. Sometimes they were strict, but for some of the top athletes they seemed very lenient. I am a believer that what applies to one applies to all, I don't believe in special treatment for one group or individual, the rules should apply to all the same.

4 College Junior

Computers: There are several computer labs and printers in every building. The network speed is sometimes slow in certain buildings, but it isn't impossible to work around inconveniences.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have loved every place that I have lived at BYU. Everyone is very friendly and fairly conservative, so if that is not your style, be aware.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I always feel very safe at BYU. I never feel the need to lock up my bike or call the police about suspicious activities, etc; however, if you ever do feel unsafe, there is always help nearby. For example, you can call the friendly campus police to escort you home if you're out walking at night.


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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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