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Reviews 4754 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: BYU is a wonderful place to be. There is safety and charm. The Honor Code is a great thing.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Melting Pot of the World – BYU has one of the biggest and most prestigious world languages program throughout all of the US. So with that comes a large population of people throughout all the world coming to this school looking to take part of the program. Nearly 75% of the 30,000 students here at BYU are bilingual and so the ability to find someone to communicate with is very easy and the students are very friendly here. Nearly all the people here are of the LDS faith and so they live to a very high standard of conduct, which translates into a very organized and strict university. The standards are what have made this university so powerful in its commitment to academic excellence. The gay population is welcome here at BYU just as long as they do not participate in homosexual behavior. Many say that the students here are intolerant of gays but they are actually welcoming despite their opposing views on certain aspects of life.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of off-campus housing. Mostly it is very affordable because most of it is fairly old. Landlords range from responsible to horrible. There is parking and Provo is fairly safe. There is an Housing Office which will help you with off campus housing.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are many, varied activities, events and attractions to attend in Provo, Utah. There are many sports activities associated with the school and a great many recreational opportunities in the Utah Valley Area. Local attitudes towards students swing from appreciation to only viewing them as a means of income.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Rec Management – The Recreation Management program is great. The professors are very willing to give extra help and guidance toward internships, graduation and employment. The workload is doable even with employment. The program includes many business classes as well as recreation classes to help graduates be more employable after graduation. Available internships are daily posted by the department to student emails. The recreation classes are incredibly varied.

3 College Student

Transportation: Although most students live relatively close to campus and are able to walk most anywhere, bus schedules have started to become synced with classes in order to help students more efficiently navigate around campus from their dorm or apartment.

5 College Student

Drug Safety: Drugs. Not a Huge Issue. Like I said before in the other question, because BYU is religion based, the Honor Code strictly prevents illegal drug use as a student. I am sure, though, that there may be a few students suffering with this problem, but the majority of students are sober and drug free.

College Student

Nightlife: Night Life – Due to the fact that BYU is a religious school, the night life is basically non-existent. There are occasional dances, movies and parties, but all are without alcohol and typically end around one or two in the morning. However, because of the religion that we live, we're perfectly okay with this. We don't drink, we don't do drugs, we live chaste lives and yet our kinds of parties are filled with good company, good laughs and the things that matter most.

3 College Student

Nightlife: Safe but Still Fun – the honor code at BYU protects agains any illegal activities at parties and other events. some of the land lords are pretty strict about curfue but you don't need to stay up all night to have fun.

4 College Student

Athletics: Huge Sports Following – BYU sports are awesome. the entire studentbody is involved and the teams are always good. going to the games is a lot of fun and the facilities are great. itramural sports are really fun and almost everyone participates in atleast one activity.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: living on campus is a blast. there are so many interesting people and the social activities are so much fun. living in the dorms is great, especially with the new buildings being so close to the classes. it seems a little expensive but that's just because this is the first time i've every had to pay for housing.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Home and Safe – I don't think I have every felt unsafe at BYU. Everyone there looks out for eachother and reaches out to anyone. the close-nit atmoshpere makes you feel safe and at home.

5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Extremely Spiritually Oriented – there is so much to do on campus and most of it is very spiritually oriented. the people are all really friendly and outgoing and the school activities are lots of fun.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Don't Procrastinate! There are plenty of scholarships, but many of them require the FAFSA to be completed before the school's scholarship deadline. Get it done early so you don't get left out in the cold. Also look up the Office of Prestigious Scholarships; it's the best kept financial aid secret ever!

1 College Freshman

Parking: Crap on Wheels – Cars aren't necessary, thank goodness, because trying to find parking within your permit allowance is a major hassle. They're always doing construction somewhere, and they always take up so much space doing it. If you want parking, you have to go to the stadium lot on the other end of campus.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Nonexistent Drug Scene – Due to BYU's Honor Code, students who attend do not participate in any drugs or controlled substances. Nobody on campus drinks, either. Off campus, I hear it's a little prevalent, but on campus and in the areas surrounding it (up till downtown), there is no problem with drugs.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Normal. Don't park where there are signed for certain permits.

5 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: Religious school - no alcohol. Various activities, dances, sports, games available.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I always lived off campus as it was cheaper and I liked my own rules and to cook myself.

5 College Student

Guys & Girls: The girls at BYU are amazing, thier nice, and incredibly attractive.

5 College Student

Health & Safety: I am enrolled to go here for Fall 2012, and from the campus tours I've taken, the campus is incredible, students are really helpful and friendly, and it's a very strong school that I look forward to becoming a part of.

4 College Student

Academics: From what I've heard, most of the professors are well-qualified, and very helpful in teaching the students what will be on thier finals.

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5 College Freshman

Facilities: Sober Campus – BYU is a dry campus and i actually really love that. It gives mem more time to focus on my studies and i can always make it to class. There is no one here that is high or drunk all the time so there are no crazy distractions. Everyone here came here to work and study and get a good education and i love that. It makes the atmosphere on campus great and the social life is fun because you can still remember it the next day!

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Most Amazing School – BYU has such a fantastic atmosphere and is a great way to learn. It is really fun and although our social scene is a little different from other schools it is amazing and i really love it. Everyone here is so nice and classes are actually fun!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Walking or Biking – Everything is located very close to campus and so it is easiest to walk or bike as parking is hard. However there are buses if needed and they can be useful and they run pretty well.


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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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