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Provo, UT
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28,338
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$4,710
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4235 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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1 College Freshman

Nightlife: At BYU there is really no night life unless you go into town.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Campus Life – At BYU there is always something going on. everyone is friendly and willing to help out if you ask them. there are plenty of resources to use to help with success. there are sports teams, different clubs, and the facilities are open to practically everyone reguardless of being a student or not. the campus is open to everyone so don't be shocked if you see boy scouts on campus one day and local elementary school students walking around on campus for a field trip or to earn merit badges. if you have an idea for a group or activity just let the BYUSA group know and you can put it together.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Parking at BYU is insane. Student parking requires a little bit of a walk to classes depending on where you can get parking. It is much easier just to ride a bike or the bus. if you have a class in the evening parking is much easier to find because after 7 all the parking is open to anyone with a permit. permits are free if you are a student. all you need to do is register your car online and that's it. i've never had a parking ticket so i'm not sure of the expenses there. you don't really need a car on campus to get from class to class. it's about a 10-15 minute walk from one end of campus to the other.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to eat off campus. there is a wide variety of differnent types of food ranging from japanese steak house to the good old american burger. i enjoy visiting the panda express, an old fashion 50's resturant that serves american food. the mexican resturants are quite excellent as well. most places have student discounts and can also be found with places on campus as well. the prices are reasonable and pretty much universal with other chain resturants located all over the country.

5 College Freshman

Parking: Parking permits are free. You just register your car online so you don't even have to put a sticker on your vehicle. It makes it VERY easy if you get a rental car, or need to temporarily register a car. There are parking lots accessible for students ALL over campus. Running out of parking space is a very rare thing. Campus police are very accommodating if you got a ticket for something you shouldn't have. You can also rent a car from campus if you just need a night out and want to drive some where.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-Campus Dinning Is Excellent! There are many restaurants outside of campus all over Provo and Orem that range from your dollar menu to a fancy meal for a night out. The majority of restaurants have student discounts because they want to keep your business! They have a variety of food from hamburgers to Vietnamese, from J-Dawgs to Magleby's. The food is excellent!

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most are the same religion which is awesome for discussions but if you aren't LDS you might feel a little odd. The majority of the students are white and have been raised LDS.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So Much Variety – You can find a restaurant for just about anything you want. It doesn't mean it's excellence but there is plenty of variety.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: I have my own computer so it's not very applicable to me. Printing on campus costs money but is pretty reasonable. The network varies from building to building. I've heard that you should avoid computer labs before midterms if at all possible--it's hard to get one.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is very limited around Provo. It is very expensive to buy a bus pass, so most students drive, ride bikes or walk. There are a limited number of parking stalls, so somethimes there are no open spots. Biking is a good option. There are many bike racks spread out all over campus. It isn't difficult to find a spot to lock up your bike.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Probably the Safest Campus Anywhere – The "Police Beat" section of the campus newspaper regularly prints the "crime stories," and what passes as a "crime" here is pretty laughable. If a real crime ever were to take place, there are emergency boxes all around campus that can bring police in a hurry.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Provo---The Happy Valley – Provo is pretty much adorable. The people are all wonderful, and there are lots of fun things to do. Salt Lake is about 45 minutes away, so there are all of those added attractions, but in Provo itself, there are tons of restaurants and attractions. The dollar theatre is super popular, and Riverwoods is an amazing shopping center with restaurants, stores, and the Provo Beach Resort, which has indoor croquet, surfing, a ropes course, and other things. We also have Seven Peaks water park to cool things down in the summer, and during the winter, there are several ski resorts nearby! There is also the Hindi Color Festival every March and the nearby hot pots. However, many things in Provo close around midnight, so if you like to stay out super late, it might not be the town for you.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The Seasons – You get ever season here that's for sure. Good summer weather.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Stone Cold Sober – BYU is not the place for night life if you like to go to bars and clubs, but that's not what I like to do anyway and very few that go to BYU like to either. So there's a lot of other activities like dances.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everyone is super involved, and there's tons of great activities before and after the games. The teams can be up and down sometimes, but our football team is now independent and has a shot at anything now. Jimmer Ferdette was just here which was pretty amazing.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I loooove BYU! It's such a fun place to be and I have never once regretted my decision to come here.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Byu is awesome because there are so many ways to have fun and meet people without drugs or alcohol getting involved. BYU is very strict about the Honor Code and keeping standards of students high both on and off campus. It has created a unique, fun environment where we have fun without losing honor.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Very fun to go to football, basketball, soccer, and volleyball games.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Religious Aspect – BYU is a private university, open to members of all faiths, but created for the edification of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: BYU has an honor code which prohibits the use of alcoholic beverages and/or drugs. We are not permitted in the use of addictive substances, and there is little to no peer pressure here to take any, since students know of the honor code and factor in that knowledge when they chose to attend BYU.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Student Activities – BYU has many opportunities for the students to mix and mingle. Institute is held once a week, where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints get together and have an opportunity to meet the opposite gender. There are formal dances twice a year, and causal dances very often.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Obey Honor Code – The Honor Code is of utmost importance at BYU. It is expected to be followed and you must sign that you will when fist admitted. But I am grateful because it's what keeps the school a safe and clean place.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Unfair Assumptions – In my view, BYU is unfairly thought of to be white Mormon kids. While there are a lot of those, there is also a variety of different ethnicities, more prevalent than assumed. And I believe there are more members outside of the LDS church than known about as well. It is, after all, a private school with amazing tuition rates and valuable education.

4 Recent Alumnus

Computers: No Complaints – I didn't use the labs too much but when I did I never had a problem finding a computer. Most people have their own and WiFi is available everywhere so it's really nice and convenient.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You Can't Pay for Better – It isn't just the great events going on every day and every night. It isn't just the fantastic devotionals and forums they host every week. It isn't the beautiful campus or so many kind people. There is something unique about Brigham Young, a peace and respect that encourages education and fun. There is balance here.

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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
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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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