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Provo, UT
Undergrads
28,338
Tuition
$4,710
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Freshman

Academics: Top Professors – BYU has always been a leader in research and instruction in the medical field, there is always some project in the news that is starting a new way to help people.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: World's Greatest Snow – Skiing in Utah is phenomenal, BYU is only 20 minutes away from Sundance Ski Resort, so after a day of classes and work, I hit the slopes to enjoy the greatest snow on earth. Hiking in the summer is incredible too, we are right next to the tallest mountain in Utah, hiking it is a favorite of students and locals alike.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Lots of outdoor activities to do. Authentic ethnic foods in downtown Provo. Go Disco Skating at the classic skate deck, or go to the tumble gym! Provo and Rock canyons offer lots of adventure, right down the road. Or BYU itself has plenty to do.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Tough Stuff – BYU is known for its great academics and quality. Some programs are difficult to get into because they demand the best students and the best work. The work here challenges students to be the best they can be and to progress. I have only been a student for one semester and have not selected a major but I have heard very good things about most of the programs.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Picture Perfect – There is never a short supply of things to do in Provo. The majestic mountains and landscape provide an endless amount of outdoor activities for students. The University also offers many free activities and opportunities for students. The campus is never a dull place and has a certain buzz in the atmosphere. No matter what your budget there is always something to keep you entertained.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: The Y – Out of the colleges I've seen, BYU has a special ability to make its students feel at home despite its large campus. The local people are very kind to students and there are plenty of activities to keep students busy. It is a nice place for outdoor people; there are beautiful hiking, biking, and whitewater rafting centers within reasonable distance. On campus there are many clubs and activities including dancing, ballroom dancing, stand up comedy, and occasional outdoor movies during the warmer seasons. Oh, and the football stadium is right there too...the basketball team is pretty nice too. It's fun.

4 College Junior

Majors: Excellent Career Services – The staff here are really good at helping every student that wants to find an internship. I did an on-campus internship with a local non-profit and an unpaid internship with a local city. As an undergrad it is hard to find a paying internship in local government but there are plenty for graduate students.

4 College Junior

Academics: Overall Great Professors – I have only had a few professors that I didn't like but even they were always willing to meet with students and to help us out. The professors here really challenge me and even though that means spending lots of time on my homework, I love it.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Great Outdoors – Provo is a city where tons of people are active and playing sports. BYU has a great intramural program and several local cities have adult leagues for softball, soccer, and basketball. We are also right next the the mountains and in just a few minutes there are several different trails for biking and hiking.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Really Easy – The process of getting into my civil enginnering major was extremely easy. All I had to do was log onto my schools website and declare my major. Easy as pie!

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Pure Awesome – I love BYU campus. There is so much to do: free concerts, an art museum and delicious food. The campus is always so clean, and because of the Honor Code, the people are too.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Buses are everywhere and go everywhere. There are also shuttles to the airport.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Honor Code – The honor code is pretty strict. But by deciding to attend BYU, you say you will follow it. So we do. And it really is there just to help you.

4 College Junior

Academics: The Work Is Worth It – You could try to coast through BYU and you might make it. If you really apply yourself and take advantage of the opportunities, it is a lot of work. But it is so worth it!

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors Actually Care About Students – In any class that you take the professors are always willing to help you out as much as they can. Most hire TA's to help make themselves more available to help students.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: I have to point out that BYU doesn't have a distinct pre-health major, but there are so many resources available for pre-professional advisement that it makes up for it. The professors are wonderful and interested in the students they teach.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: BYU campus is beautiful. The environment is perfect for everyone because campus is in a big city at the base of the mountains. This gives you access to awesome city/nightlife as well as mountainous terrain for skiing and hiking. The school itself offers high quality education and great resources for internships and research opportunities. Tuition is low, and the environment is very uplifting. The only reason I didn't give this a plus is because it's hard to find parking. Otherwise, coming to BYU was the best decision I've ever made.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: Generally White Mormons – It's an LDS-owned, Utah school. About 85% of the school is white. Of course, nearly all of the students are Mormon. I would guess a lot of students are straight, Republican, and come from an averagely well-off family.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Being a Humanities Major – I am pursuing Humanities at Brigham Young University, or "joining the human conversation," as BYU says. "We discern other voices in the human conversation when we become fluent in one or more of the four-dozen languages taught in the college...Literature, philosophy, art, music, and dance also are languages." There are about 25 undergraduate programs and 10 graduate programs in the college. The internship opportunities are endless, and they encourage students to take the opportunity to study abroad. The whole program is a great experience, with a bottomless amount of knowledge.

4 College Student

Computers: They're All Macs – Although I've never used one, there are plenty of computers available, 90% of them are 27 inch macs. Usually the labs are about 70% full. They kind of expect you to get your own. There is also a apple store on campus.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Pretty Good – The honor code takes most dangers away. There's no drinking or illegal activity. The food is the healthiest I've ever seen. I do wish it were easier to sign up for pe classes though.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Well-Rounded Experience – Being a religious school, BYU offers a uniquely spiritual side of the college life as well. The spiritual side of things is tied into the rest of the college purposes which is amazing. Something else unique is the huge amount of on-campus jobs available for students who need to work and study.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Fun and Friendly – Living on Campus is a blast. There are things that you can go out and do every night of the week. Most of the on-campus options are also very cheap, or even free. The cost of living on campus can be a little high, but the cost can be reduced greatly by living just off campus, and the same fun atmosphere.

4 College Junior

Academics: Interest in Students – The professors for the most part seem to show a genuine interesting in the students and whether or not they learn the material. Almost all of the professors have a lot of time in the week when they are available for giving extra help to students - even in the large lecture classes. Most don't overload the students with extra reading and assignments either.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Unhealthy Eating – I eat really healthy but there are not many options to even get a salad. I just bring my own food to school because all of the vending machines are full of junk and the cafeteria is just your regular taco bell and subway.

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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
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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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