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Reviews 4857 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The people at BYU are pleasantly and surprisingly normal despite the high concentration of LDS people all in one place, which an at first seem intimidating. The girls are generally very attractive, and yet very modest. The people are generally nice, looking to date, and many are looking to get married. If you are looking for a one night stand, that would take a bit more work. There is a small number of students who are very prideful/arrogant about the way they live their religion etc., which is why i give an A- rather than an A

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is Attractive – Almost everyone on this campus takes care of themselves and pays attention to how they dress. There are always the exceptions, but for the most part you'll be surrounded with all types of people who are very attractive. One downfall though, BYU has a high percentage of married students, so if you're looking for a date look for a ring or look for underclassmen. A lot of the upperclassmen will already be married.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Go Cougars! BYU sports are really great quality and are a big thing on campus. Football and Basketball are our two biggest and have the largest fan base who show up to games. During football season, you can guarantee that at least half the campus will be wearing school colors every Friday. Lacrosse and women's soccer are also very big here.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Only Freshman Live on Campus – There are two areas of on campus housing at BYU, but unlike every other university they're really only for freshman and transfer students. BYU puts a big emphasis on having you live on campus your first year since they focus a lot on getting you involved and acclimated. And they really are great, if you're a freshman. Upperclassmen are better suited for living in the multitudes of off-campus housing within the two mile radius around campus.

College Senior

Campus Strictness: Strict for a Reason – BYU is a church sanctioned school so when you come here you sign a contract saying you'll follow their 'Honor Code' which pertains to things like dress and appearance, alcohol and drug use, and academic honesty. Most of the students won't go near alcohol and drugs and if you get caught with them there's a chance you might get kicked out.

1 College Junior

Parking: HATE IT – Everyone always complains about the parking. Unless you have early morning classes it's generally kind of difficult to find decent parking that doesn't make you walk forever.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Very Competitive – I love the university and the professors, but sometimes the students are a little too competitive with their grades. I was applying for the nursing program and had a pretty decent GPA, but because it was below a 3.85 I wasn't accepted. Previous to applying, I was in a Chemistry class with all the other pre-nursing students, and while studying for a test with a friend, she was reluctant to fully help me because she was worried I might do better on the test. It's a competitive school, which encourages students to do their best, but it's hard to be competitive if you are a working student and can't give 100% of your time to studying.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Never Lived There – As a freshman I lived at home and attended a satellite campus so I never lived in the On campus housing

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: NO PARKING – the Public transportation is great, but if you take your own car down there, get used to never being able to find a parking spot, there is hardly any parking available at BYU and the parking enforcement is ridiculously strict.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great School – I love BYU, they provide an incredible education, especially for the incredibly low tuition costs. There is a little bit of arrogance among the students theres, but I suspect that exists at any college you go to.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Never Had a Problem With the Computer Labs – The computer labs are great. They stay pretty busy but I've always been able to find a computer when I needed one. The wireless access on campus is fast and I've never had a problem with printing. But I do believe it is a little overpriced. Having your own printer at school is nice but not necessary. And school will be lot easier though if you do have your own laptop.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We Could Do Better – Yes, we have a heated in state rivalry with the Aggies. No we do not always preform to the best of our abilities. I find that there is no comparison to the support the sports get. Families that don't have kids on the teams or at the university come to support and there is always a sense of unity. If anything, I would say that the consistency of the teams needs a tad bit of work.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Zero Tolerance – At this highly honor-code oriented school, there really isn't much to worry about. As 99% of the student body is Mormon, the drug scene is not very prevalent and those who do use don't talk about it.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drug Free School – At BYU there is a moral code that everybody lives by. It is very different than your average university. You will have a great experience if you choose to go there.

4 College Senior

Computers: Mathematic Department Lucked Out – Every department accept for the mathematic department has excellent computers. Sadly, the mathematic department has computers that still run on Windows Vista, while everywhere else they are using the latest Mac computers.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: Close walking distance to class and easy access to college amenities. It is also great because you are surrounded by friends all the time.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Library and Study Areas – BYU has a huge library with a million different places to study. You can also find a lot of areas inside and outside all over campus to study as well.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Accounting Program – BYU has just revamped their accounting program and it is fantastic. Their teaching methods vary to help each student learn the material in effective ways.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Not for Commuters – BYU is very much a campus school with tons of housing. Bus or personal car are the only options for those few living further from campus.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Tasty but Not Varied – So if you're into international cuisine, BYU rates pretty low. But if you like diner-style burgers and general American cuisine, it's good.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Walking Is Your Best Option – The campus is not spread out all over the place, so there is no real need for transportation around campus. But to get to places off campus it is much harder. Buses aren't so convenient and taxis and rental stations are farther away and are more expensive.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe – I have never felt unsafe on campus. I have never heard of there ever being any crime in this school, and i doubt it would start any time soon.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Wasn't Very Easy to Access – I keep searching for a way to access financial aid, but it is difficult to understand the options, and then find a way to access those opportunities.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: There is a vast number of computers available in campus (especially in the library), and they all have solid Internet service. Because of our LDS standards, inappropriate and illegal websites are blocked for good reason. Printing is also reasonably priced and easy to use, and color printing is no more expensive than B&W printing.

Some areas have weaker WiFi service, and others do not have the internet, which is perhaps to prevent cheating and distraction from class. Overall I am very satisfied with the computers, printers, and Internet service in the campus.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Honor Code – Students at BYU sign an honor code by which they live. This includes the avoidance of drugs and alcohol. There are some people who choose to go against what they originally agreed upon, but the use of drugs and alcohol is very minimal.


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The Clarillon
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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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