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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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Reviews 4710 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: Fun, Exciting – We have some of the top professors here. They are not only knowledgeable, but they love helping their students. My mentor helped me to get into the Master's Program for Kinesiology, and is helping to guide me through graduate school.

4 College Senior

Weather: I just do not like being cold but I gave that right up when I chose to come to school here. It is not too bad. It is just cold in the winter. I used to not get up and go to class when it was cold but I got over those tendencies with age.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Strict and Sober – We are known as a very sober school. I have never lived with anyone who smokes, drinks, or does any kind of drugs. The school is very strict. In order to enroll in school, you have to sign an "honor code" which basically says that you will not do drugs or alcohol. If you do, you may be suspended or expelled from school.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Love the Honor Code that we have. It keeps things pretty nice since we are a religious school and we believe in behaving in a Christ-like way. Though BYU is not as strict with the girls following the dress code. Things are not crazy but I would actually like them to be more strict with the women. Things are good on campus because the people are good and BYU and its students uphold the honor code well.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Sober Social Fun – It is a very social place. Everyone has the same values, and there is always something to do, whether you want to go to a restaurant or just hang out at someone's apartment.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in Freshmen Dorms - Helaman – I HATED LIVING IN THE DORMS. It was a cold cardboard box with immature and clicky people and a ridiculous amount of rules. My freshmen year was the worst at BYU because of the dorms.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: BYU is very helpful, but the bureaucracy can be frustrating at some times. I think that is common to most institutions.

3 College Senior

Diversity: BYU is open to all sorts of students, but it doesn't attract that diverse of a crowd. I would say that most people are really respectful and want to learn about all the different cultures here.

4 College Senior

Computers: There are plenty of computers on campus to use if you do not have your own labtop. There are also printers, copiers, and any other technology needed. The internet is reliable. I've only struggled with it a few times.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs Are Basically Nonexistent – Obviously there are still some problems with it, and I can't imagine it would be especially difficult to access substances, but no one here really wants to drink or do drugs, so you pretty much NEVER see that stuff on campus.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Not Typical for College – Being a private religious school, we don't drink or "party" in that sense of the word. But that doesn't mean there's nothing to do. There are always parties going on every week in various clubs and venues, and Salt Lake City isn't too far so you can catch your favorite bands for concerts going through that area. School-sponsored dances and events can be fun, but personally I have more fun at off-campus ones. House parties can be really fun too. That's just me, though. It's definitely different than most colleges, but coming here from high school, I definitely prefer this to people around me binge drinking etc.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: School Spirit – I don't personally play any sports, but athletics are definitely a big part of BYU life. I have gone to many of the football games, basketball games, and volleyball games, and I always have fun as a fan. School spirit is high.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Teachers Focused on Teaching – BYU urges teachers to focus on teaching rather than research although the school may receive less money in grant you get teachers focused on your education

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a great variety of off campus housing including various restaurants with ethnic food. Prices are reasonable for the most part, though there are also very nice restaurants available if you have a little more to spend.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are a number of excellent places on campus to eat. The campus is large, so this is important. The food is of excellent quality. There is also a number of large areas where there are vending machines with food available for quick snacks between classes.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on Campus – The dorms are really nice and are getting remodeled so they will soon be extremely nice! They are close to campus and are very comfortable. There are lots of fun people and everyone is there to work hard but also have a good time.

College Sophomore

Weather: Similar to all of Utah, 30 degrees one day and 60 the next. Winters are long and cold. Classes are rarely canceled due to weather.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: In compliance with the Honor Code, alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited and BYU takes action against those who are seen with drugs or alcohol.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Typical Mormon Environment – If you are used to growing up in a Mormon environment then it won't be a big deal to you. However, if you are the person who likes to stay up and go and do things all night, this isn't the place. There may be some spots in Orem but everything in Provo pretty much shuts down around midnight.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I Love It. I like my program a lot. If I could do it all over again, I probably would. Of course, a major like mine doesn't have a lot of image, so I don't have a very diverse selection of teachers or ideas. But my teachers all really love what they do. I sort of wish I could go into teaching Latin instead of just studying it, but I'll be fine. My goal is to go into teaching, if not in public then in private schooling. My concern is that Latin is not a must-have at schools, and it might be hard to start up that program. Fortunately I have music as my fall-back, and I might be able to get into a school on that first.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Due to the honor code at BYU, there is no drug or alcohol use at BYU or by BYU students. (At least insofar as I can tell.)

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are Great – Great student involvement with a great majority of the sports at Brigham Young University. Even just going to a volleyball game the stands are full. Of course, BYU football and basketball are pretty fantastic.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of Stuff to Do – BYU is amazing. the atmosphere is also awesome and people are, for the most part, pretty willing to help you out. There are always fun things going on from plays to sports comedic events to dances. The library is huge and provides ample space for you to study before the fun begins.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Get Both Ranges – In the winter here in Utah we receive quite a bit of snow. The dorms are not to far from campus so trudging through the snow is often fine. As it warms up people flock outside to enjoy the amazing warmth and weather.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most students are white but BYU is host to 125+ countries from Mali to Ecuador, France to Belarus and beyond. As such their can be some mainly american dress from all places but every once in a while we will find traditional dress.

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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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