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Provo, UT
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28,338
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$4,710
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Average
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5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Handsome Guys and Beautiful Girls – There are all types of guys at BYU, from tall dark and handsome to white and nerdy. The ones you really want to get to know though are the ones in either the Engineering Department or Air Force ROTC. They are intelligent, handsome, strong, and very courteous.
There is also a wide variety of girls at BYU. Tall and athletic, spunky and sweet, smart and quiet, and of course the cute little home-makers.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Pretty Good! There are many different options for food on campus at BYU. There is a large enough variety that you don't get bored very quickly. It's also relatively cheap most of the time. If you want a really good meal though for just a couple of bucks I recommend going to the Creamery and getting the "kid's" meal. You get enough food to fill an adult, AND you get ice cream too!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Comfortablly Safe – While on Campus I never have to worry about if I'm going to get mugged or not. The students and faculty are extremely kind, and would do anything to keep each other safe. Just don't walk on the outskirts of campus by yourself at night and keep your room locked up so that you don't mysteriously "loose" something while you're gone.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Having a Latter-day Saint culture, values at BYU like integrity, social interaction, service, and the LDS perspective of education, family, and the purpose of life really add something positive to the otherwise cumbersome experience of earning a degree defined by federal law.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: A College Town - Food Everywhere! I haven't eaten much off-campus, but just driving around with my parents and walking on the outskirts of BYU I noticed how many food places there are, including the nearby Wendy's (cheap) and Brick Oven (expensive but great food).

4 College Student

Facilities: How Should I Know? I've only been here a week. I said I was a freshman, but I wasn't asked how long I've been here. Some of my answers were speculative.

5 College Student

Facilities: DRYEST SCHOOL IN USA! This campus has been rated the driest school five years running! We have fun that doesn't include drugs or alcohol.

5 College Student

Diversity: With all 50 states represented, plus over 50 countries represented, BYU offers diversity to its students!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The rules are specifically laid out and if a student is found violating that, they are warned and asked to change their behavior.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Clean and Accessible – Everywhere I go is clean, smells fine, not too loud, and accessible to all students

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Very Pleasant – Provo is an extremely carefree and happy city. All businesses cater towards students and make sure we're pleased.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs Are Not Acceptable – If you are doing drugs it is in private because doing drugs us not accepted.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Nice Apartments Are Expensive! Most apartments are old and fading. If you want a newly renovated apartment you have to pay a lot more then the usual price for off-campus apartments. Most are close to campus or have a bus system to get you on campus quickly. There are many to chose one and no one goes without.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Great Environment – BYU is full of students who love to learn and want to succeed, but even more so they want to serve each other. Everyone at this school is friendly and helpful, it is a great environment for learning and growing.

4 College Junior

Parking: BYU is great for parking because you don't need to purchase a permit, just register your license online. There's always places to park, but they're far away. The great part is, it's free!

4 College Junior

Facilities: I love BYU! There's a fabulous library and tons of places to study and hang out around campus. The sports facilities are great and there's almost always some sort of event going on that's hosted by campus.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Social Life Without the Trouble – As you know, BYU is notorious for no sex, no drugs, no alcohol. Even though a lot of non-LDS students would be totally turned off at this idea, there are a lot of fun things to do on and off campus. BYU really puts forth effort to entertain the student body with concerts in Brigham Square and different dances.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Science at It's Best – If you take the time and effort and get to know the staff in the Science Dept., it really makes a difference. The staff is very willing to help you learn what you need to do.

3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: May Seem Dull at First, but Give It a Chance – There's not much partying to be done in Provo, Utah, but head up to Salt Lake, and you're good to go. There's little fun things to do around BYU like bowling, movies, malls, live music, and jumping gyms.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: BYU is the most well-rounded school I have ever heard about or attended. Learning and progressing is a vital mission of the school, whilst religion and social events are actually required. An atmosphere of complete balance in the progression of every individual defines the quality of Brigham Young University and the life I have experienced there.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: As a female student at BYU, I have never felt threatened or unsafe on, or anywhere near the campus. Police are constantly on patrol around dorm parking lots and many ride bikes around campus. When there is something questionable going on, a program is used to alert students via text and email.

4 College Senior

Majors: Open to Everyone – The Chemistry department is open to anyone who wants to be a chemistry major. There are no program entrance requirements, but the first several classes are very difficult-not on purpose, but just that's how chemistry classes need to be.

4 College Senior

Academics: Knowledgeable and Friendly – Most of the professors at Brigham Young University are great. Sure, you can find the occasional one you don't like, but by and large the faculty is warm and willing to help. The quality of the education is amazing

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Good People at Their Best – Provo isn't the largest city, but it is a very friendly and safe area. The people are almost always kind and willing to help and while there isn't always a great number of things to do, there is a safe environment to make up your own fun.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Mechanical Engineering – Always fun and entertaining. There is always someone willing to help you. If the work gets tough, it's easy to ask for help. Everything is convenient. Usually lots of internship opportunities.

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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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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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