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Reviews 4754 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: If you're married... BYU's nightlife would get a better grade.

4 College Junior

Computers: Almost every building on campus have open-access computer labs, making internet access readily available. However, most students do have a laptop of their own. WiFi is pretty available on most parts of campus.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Very Strict – Don't even try to break the honor code, stick to what you agree to and be aware.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are Crazy – Everybody on campus is super excited for sports, basketball and football are nationally ranked and it's always a great time going to the games and showing school spirit.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The Psychology Major – There is so much help from staff offered, many of opportunities to work in the lab as an undergraduate. I love BYU and what it offers!

5 College Freshman

Facilities: BYU has one of the best libraries in the nation. There are 5 levels, thousands of books, and a wide selection of CD's DVD's and fiction for your free time. There are workers everywhere able and willing to help you find what you need. During Finals week they extend the hours for those students who want the extra studying time. There's an area where you can talk while studying and another area where you can eat while studying. A very good building!

3 College Junior

Transportation: Buses Are the Best Option – buses and shuttles run to the campus all the time and are more convenient than trying to find parking. the costs aren't bad either.

1 College Junior

Parking: There are no roads that run through the campus so you have to park a fair distance to campus and then walk in. The parking lots that are provided are small and parking spots are rarities.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Quick, Convienent – The lines tend to go fast, there are lots of options and its fairly inexpensive but healthy.

4 College Junior

Facilities: This is the obvious one with BYU but it is so true, and really makes a huge difference. I love having prayer in classes, religion classes being required, and other minor things like the honor code. I get used to how things are on campus and so when I leave, I am shocked sometimes at the things that I find when I venture outside. I love having the connection with my maker as I study the things that he has made for us...

4 College Junior

Weather: I LOVE IT! :) I love the snow and cold but that is because I grew up in Utah so I LOVE having snow and a ski resort only 15 minutes away... doesn't get any better!

3 College Junior

Athletics: More Opportunities! I LOVE BYU! They are great. They really support their athletics and try and help their student athletes succeed. However, I am disappointed with the amount of money and support they give to "less popular" sports. They give tons and tons of scholarships to football and basketball - all full ride, and then they only give cross country or tennis 5 scholarships to share over 10 people, so they MAY get books or something but no actual scholarship... fairly disappointing. Especially when your football team rarely wins and your cross country team is 5th in the Nation... Interesting...

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Drinking and drugs are strictly prhibited on campus which I love. There are dance parties almost every weekend. The music is always clean and there is no dirty dancing. Transportation is hard to find but you really don't need it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: BYU is always concerned about the safety of all its students. There are strict visiting hours that are meant to keep everyone safe. Drinking and drugs are strictly prohibited, which I love about BYU. It makes the experience here even more enjoyable.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: BYU is right between Orem and downtown Provo and so there is always something to do whether is be the university malls, or the movie theatres. It just might be a bit of a walk if you don't have connections to a car. I feel very safe at BYU, which is always concerned about the saftey of its students.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Just Be Good! Our police officers make life so much better. They take care of traffic control during large events. I have NEVER seen anyone get in any real trouble, but there isn't many issues on campus anyway. We're all pretty much doing what we should.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: Good Clean Fun – BYU is the home of the Mormons and it shows in our party habits. We like to have fun by snowball fights and movie nights. We enjoy spending time together and being crazy. We do nothing along the lines of drinking, but we always have fun.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Parking Is NOT Fun! From what I've learned, off-campus housing is good. Make sure you get SOMETHING near school. Walking isn't the best, and parking is even worse. The parking lots for students during the school hours all are a good hike away from main campus.

3 College Freshman

Weather: ITs northern Utah so it gets cold. Just bring warm clothes and you'll be fine

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lots to Do – BYU has lots to do. Whether its the students always down to do fun wholesome things, or the free fun things to do around town, or free food everywhere, or the actual activites that BYU puts on. Theres always something to do if your willing to go out and do it.

3 College Junior

Majors: The Political Science teachers at BYU are open-minded and so incredibly intelligent. They are so well-versed in what is going on in the world and ALWAYS willing to meet with or discuss things with students. The only drawback of Political Science at BYU are the students themselves: sometimes they are unbearably elitist or outspoken. I want to go into law, and this is really preparing me for that.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Super Friendly – Well...We're mostly LDS (Mormon) here. So that is the obvious thing that sets us apart. Another thing is that all of the students here are amazingly friendly. Random people smile and say hi to you, and if you happen to be walking in the same direction as another person, you might become best friends in couple minutes. Academic programs are also amazing.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Boys Know How to Treat Girls Here – Boys here are great. Whatever your preference, you can find any type you want (hipsters, preps, jocks, sweet shy boys, EVERYTHING). Most of them are complete gentlemen and lots of them know how to show girls some good, clean fun. Girls here are really pretty. Like REALLY pretty. And they take care of themselves. Dating is huge in this culture, and many times, leads to marriage.

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1 College Freshman

Parking: If I Had a Car I Would Care – I don't really care much about parking but the fact that there are only a few places that students can park sucks. It also sucks that they are basically parking off of campus because it's not so very near.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The library at BYU is incredible. It is 5 levels of seemingly unlimited resources. There are also plenty of quiet places to study.


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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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