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Reviews 4246 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: School Is Awesome – School is awesome. The quality of the education is great, and the cost is just what a college should be, nothing ridiculous. Campus atmosphere is great, and I love being here. Go cougars!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Prices Are High – Prices are high in Provo. Especially south of campus. The neighborhood is ok in the south, and it is close to campus, but it is expensive. West of campus is better in my opinion, that is where I live, and it is cheaper too.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Personally, I don't know any Greeks? But I would assume that they would be treated as equal as every one, due to the fact that there are all sorts of nationalities attending our school, and everyone embraces everyone like a brother or sister.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys and Gals – They students here at BYU are generally very friendly, and very social. There is a lot of good, wholesome activities going on all the time, and foster the perfect enviornment for dating and building friendships. Dress is modest, and casual normally. The students love to have fun and have millions of ideas that are spread around of great things to do.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere at Brigham Young University is one one where you can feel safe, encouraged, and accepted. It is friendly, free of cussing, drugs, or tobacco. The moral code is high.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on Campus – It's pretty nice to live in Wyview. Not a very social place to live, and it's a half hour walk to get to the main campus, but for the price, it's really nice living space. It's nice to only have to worry about 2 or 3 other roommates.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off Campus – There are a good variety of places to eat off campus near school. they aren't very close, but they are very tasty. Zupas is pretty good, a little pricy. As is Olive Garden. Cafe Rio is pretty good too.

College Junior

Drug Safety: Not applicable. Everyone at BYU has signed the honor code, promising that drugs and alcohol will not be a part of their lives. It promises academic honesty as well.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers at BYU are extremely available and useful. There are open use computers in almost every single building on campus. Most have printers attached. There is wireless internet available across the entire campus. Bottom line, you need a computer, you've got one!

3 College Junior

Transportation: You Need a Car – You need to have a car if you want to have any kind of social life here in Provo. Gas and parking are fairly inexpensive. Walking to school is more convenient because parking during Fall and Winter terms is a pain. The bus is a good option if you don't have a car but not very convenient.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Its Good for Families, but This Is College – Students are always involved in sporting events and the school does a great job making tickets available its students. The teams perform well, but this is the mountain west, not the SEC. The competition is good, but i wish it was better. The fans do a great job supporting and there is a good amount of school spirit on campus, but only when the team is performing well. The facilities are good and they accommodate the athletes well.

4 College Junior

Facilities: A True Blessing – BYU is constantly renovating and building new buildings for its students to use and enjoy. The library is top notch and has 5 whole levels to study on. There is never a day where the library is too crowded. The science facilities are beautiful and always kept well. There is never any problems with bathrooms and there are paid student janitors who clean the buildings everyday. The student center is clean and there are always activities going on for younger students looking for on campus activities.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: I really like Utah weather. It is really nice in the spring, summer and fall -- It's still 80 degrees outside and it's nearly October. Winter I love because I love snow. If you don't like snow or dealing with snow, then you probably won't like it here. But snow doesn't usually get in the way on campus, the grounds crew is really good about clearing the walkways.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking for students is extremely limited and entirely inconvenient. While in the spring, summer, and early part of fall walking isn't out of the realm of possibility, in the winter, walking is an absolute nightmare. Yet, parking is even worse. There are no restrictions as far as who can register their car to park in student parking, but there are no parking lots actually convenient for the students, despite several large parking lots and a parking garage for faculty on campus in a nice location. It just plain sucks, but if you don't want to feel trapped in Provo, a car is pretty much necessary.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Honor Code – BYU has an honor code that prohibits any drug/alcohol use on campus, any sex outside of marriage, any immodest dress (as defined in the honor code), any cheating or plagiarism, etc. This honor code is required of every student that attends BYU, even those that aren't Mormon (which is the religion affiliated with the campus.) Although these "rules" may seem strict and can get you kicked out of the school with just one offense, generally speaking the counselors will work with you before just kicking you out. So it is very strict (D-) but at the same time I think it is a good thing to have in place (B+)

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5 College Junior

Academics: Networking Is an Emphasis – I am a Business major at BYU and the program is phenomenal. The networking opportunities are unbeatable and the professors are very helpful. You have to be motivated, but if you are, this program enhances your desired career. Getting a job is made more of a convenient aspect of your education rather than a burden.

5 College Senior

Guys & Girls: GUYS AND GIRLS – Both are quite snootty. However, there are some who aren't that way and who are quite generous and humble.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Great Environment – The main difference is the campus life. It has a very high moral and ethical standard of living. The education opportunities are very good.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is great. There is a variety of weather conditions. In the Winter it's cold with snow. Springs are pleasant and summer are hot and dry. The variety seems to please a variety of students

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On Campus – The social environment is very good. The price and convince is not as good. Costs are generally higher on campus then off. Dorms are old and need remodeled B

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I haven't seen any of it going on at BYU. That's not to say it's totally non-existent, but I could hardly imagine anything of the kind going on. I have full confidence it would be immediately reported an dealt with.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Pretty Good, but Too Slow – The Computer labs are pretty great, although sometimes the computers are a little slow. The printers are also sometimes very slow, and it can be difficult to enter my student id or swipe my card.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Housing Is Moderate – There are nice places to live and the prices are really cheap, but sometimes the landlords are SO strict.

5 College Student

Facilities: The library on campus is a cornacopia of knowledge to be learned and read. It is such an invaluable resource to students. I really enjoy shopping at the bookstore. The campus is beautiful and well kept. Everything is excellent.

5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Wicked Safe – Provo is a safe place to be. There have been no incidents in the last few years. Provo police are always on the prowl so pranksters never get very far. Campus is also well lit so no worries there.


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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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