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Provo, UT
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$4,710
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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is not too hard to come by if you keep your grades reasonably high. I have a 3.56 GPA and am currently on half-tuition scholarship. Aid and scholarships are easy to apply for online -- much easier than they were my freshman year!

Any time I've called the financial aid office to ask questions they have been extremely helpful and quick to respond to my needs.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school sports at games is very present, and a lot of fun, while at the same time not being overly negative or brutish.

The two most supported sports are football and basketball. Both teams have winning records every season, and habitually participate in post-season play. The basketball team has made the NCAA march madness selection most of the years I've been in school (five) and is on a solid upward trend. Football is also moving upward.

We also have mens and womens rugby, womens soccer, tennis, track and field, gymnastics, women's basketball, and nationally competative volley ball teams.

Also, many of the students participate seasonally in intramural sports, for which there are a number of fields and facilities specifically designated.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It usually snows on and off November through early February, but Utah is a desert, so don't expect a lot of heavy snow storms. They keep campus pretty well de-iced and the buildings warm. Winter weather is no big deal. Cold weather (usually not snowy) can last until April some years.

Provo is not a windy city, and so its not typically hard to keep warm as long as you dress for it. The campus is a walking campus, and its pretty compact. You really should never have to be outside for more than about 10 minutes on campus, even if you are walking from one end of it to the other.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt concerned for my safety on BYU campus. The students are courteous and clean, and the campus is also well-kept, and beautiful.

There are various well-marked police-call posts where you can press a button to call in to report any incidents or emergencies.

All campus buildings except for the library close at 11. (Library is open until one) -- as with any other place, if you're walking home that time of night you should have a friend with you.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a number of cheap places to eat that are either on-campus (Taco Bell, L&T, Subway, Burgers, or small convenience stores, as well as campus-run restaurants : Legends Grill, Pendulum Court, the Sky Room (great!), and others. The dining hall near on-campus housing is great as far as dining halls go, but too expensive to eat at without a meal plan. (For Freshmen with a meal plan, it's pretty top-notch.)

If you have a meal plan, or add money to your student card online it can be used to eat at most places on campus, and depending on the plan, can be used to buy groceries at the BYU-run grocery store, "The Creamery on Ninth." The grocery store is not the cheapest ever, but its also not bad. The milk is cheaper than anywhere else in the city because its produced by university-owned animals.

Campus is pretty compact, and there are also a number of fast-food and other type restaurants nearby if you're not in the mood for what's on campus.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: both groups are pretty social, but sometimes they have too high expectations. Both the guys and the girls usually look nice, but they can be shallow.

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3 College Junior

Weather: The summers are nice, but the winters are really long (November-April). Classes are basically never cancelled because if weather, though it is a walking campus.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I was so confused when I started the financial aid process. If there was one web page that had all of the information on it, rather than five that would be great. The only tips I would have are to get really good grades so you qualify for the academic scholarships. They pay for quite a bit of the whole.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Everything is open to students that go full time. There are athletic centers, libraries, counseling centers. Every year we have different dance teams perform throughout the year. We have a performing arts building, a math building, engineering, life sciences, English, and foreign studies building. Anywhere you want to be, there will be a space for you. There's even a place that you can get a stress test done to see how your body handles stress. Campus activities are non-stop and student hang-outs are basically anywhere around campus where there is an apartment building.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: My favorite experiences at BYU happen when I am walking around. Campus life gets lively at lunch times. That's when clubs, societies, or even classes host activities and try to get their information out to everyone. People are generally friendly and there's a clean and happy spirit that can live here. Education is competitive and everyone wants to do well. I love what I learn!

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is just so friendly. Many people do have outdated styles in clothing but there is a large population of fashionable people. Interaction between the male and females mainly revolve around dating. Dating is greatly promoted by BYU professors, students, and faculty. One's social life can be boring if you do not make the effort to have fun and make friends. It's all about perspective.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: There is basically no drug use on-campus at BYU. Students have an obligation to report any student who is misusing or using drugs. However, that doesn't mean that drugs cannot be bought and sold outside of BYU. There is a severe punishment for those caught using drugs. Socially, there is no peer pressure, visibility, or usage.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I would give BYU an A- only because it is so hard to find out about programs and HOW to actually get involved. There are thousands of things to do, but it is so hard to get that initial step taken. Other than that it is clean and beautiful.

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking on campus is a nightmare. Unless you live in a different city there is no point in trying to park on campus. By the time you find a spot and get to class it takes the same time or even longer then walking to class from the furthest apartment. Tickets don't cost that much, but parking is strictly enforced and you will get a ticket.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Financial Aid is hard to get while attending BYU because the tuition is very low already. However, many students do struggle to pay for school because they are paying for it themselves. It is best to meet with the financial aid office to get better instructed.

College Junior

Nightlife: If you are looking for bars, clubs, and parties that are full of beer and party music, then you are looking in the wrong place. BYU has it's fill of other nightlife activities that do not involve those things.

2 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The school enforces a strict honor code which must be adhered by everyone who is a member or non-member. If a student is not dressed properly or groomed properly, that student can be asked to leave a classroom or refused a test at the testing center. If a serious crime is committed such as drinking, drugs, or pre-marital sex, the offender would have to confront the honor-code office and action is taken from there. The best option is not to participate in the forbidden activities because students also have a duty to report other students who are breaking school rules.

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2 College Senior

Weather: Heavy snows during the winter, but then it gets crazy hot during the summer. Spring and fall are really nice, though.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Provo is starting to get more exciting spots to hang out on the weekends, but there still arent many. There is a mall and a movie theather and things to do and Salt Lake is pretty close as well to do things.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: BYU's campus is beautiful. Not only are all the buildings modern and clean, the landscaping is BEAUTIFUL and very well taken care of. The library has lots of different study options including a snack zone, quite area, no shh zone etc. There is always something going on around campus!

5 College Sophomore

Computers: There are open access computer labs all over campus. They have both Mac and Windows computers so you can choose. I have never had a problem finding a computer when I needed one.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Because it is an LDS school there are tons of spiritual activites on campus. I really love all the devotionals. It really keeps me focused throughout the week

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There aren't many options here. The vending machines do have a lot of options though not many are very healthy. Not to mention there is no cafein anywhere on campus.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The majority of the students at byu are LDS but there is a ton of diversity. We have people here from all over the world and its such a cool experience to get to learn from them what other parts of the world are like. People here are mostly conservative but usually don't get in each others faces about it.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at byu are absolutely fantastic. The campus is beautiful and there are places all over to study and hang out. The library is awesome. I've loved all of my professors. The workload is pretty heavy and I've had to spend a lot of time studying but that's what makes the academics so great here.

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Caitlin Bronson
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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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