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Provo, UT
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$4,710
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Reviews 4754 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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5 College Senior

Diversity: There are students from all over the world and country here. I work in a lab with 5 Chinese, 2 Indian, a few whites. There are all races and styles here and we all blend very nicely. It works out for the best for everyone.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Easy and Delicious – The food and accessibility of the food here is very well thought out. There is an entire food court in the center of campus as well as a whole center dedicated to feeding those living on campus with specified meal plans.

4 College Senior

Academics: Difficult and the Best Preparation – I came to BYU because I knew it would be hard and challenging. It has been just that.I feel it has prepared me for the rigorous hours that will be coming in professional school after my undergraduate is complete.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transporation system on BYU is very good. Because of the very cold winters, the university realizes that they need to take care of their students. There are bus systems that are constantly going very 5 min. to and from campus. They are sometimes crowded, but for the most part they are very functional. The parking is avalible to all students of all years and is free too, so that is an added perk in bringing your own car. People are very nice, so they often create carpool systems if needed. They have many close off-campus buildings, so walking to and from campus is a breeze as well.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: At Brigham Young University, they provide a student cafeteria that always has good food and options. It is a little pricy, but it really isn't that much different from other universities. They also have main stream places in the student center such as Teriyaki Sticks, Subway, Taco Bell, etc. There you can buy good quality food for a decent price. They also have a bakery with goodies that are to die for since Utah is very much based on homemade food. There are 3 creameries around campus that have wonderful ice cream and the larger creamery has a full out dinner menu. Around campus there are also various places such as J-Dawgs, which is a must. If you like also exotic foods, not too far from campus is downtown Provo which has amazing places for food from Thailand, Korea, Mexico, Peru, etc. Many of these places honor the "starving student card" which provides discounts not only at many resturants, but various department stores, entertainment galleries, and banks.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: I really like the computer labs at Brigham Young University. They are accessible and very modern. If you need something, there is also various sources of help, internet and personal. My only complaint would have to be that they should put more of their computers on the main floor. A lot of computers go wasted on the lower floors, yet the main floors are packed especially during finals. But if you know the place, they will always have a computer open, you just have to make sure you are willing to go to a different floor.

5 College Student

Campus Strictness: BYU is very strict with the honor code, but I appreciate that atmosphere. There isn't a lot of tolerance for any kind of cheating or immoral conduct - including drinking or drugs. People will be placed on academic probation and be expelled for such behavior.

4 College Student

Athletics: BYU has a very devoted fanbase, but I feel like the athletics department gets too much of a focus. There are great facilities for everything that needs to be done - especially a fantastic football stadium.

3 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Provo Can Be Fun, but It's Expensive to Do So. Provo is definitely a college town, and there can be a lot to do. The downside is that you need a fair amount of money to do any of it. One great thing is that there is a lot to do in the mountains nearby - plenty of outdoor activity. Salt Lake City is also close, and there is a lot to do there.

3 College Student

Transportation: The problem is that the school doesn't really provide any transportation. It's all part of the city's public transportation, which is not the best I've seen. The parking rules are rigid, inflexible and all parking lots are packed. Walking or riding a bike to school is best, but that's just as much of a pain since the campus seems to be a giant hill and since it's so big, it takes forever to get anywhere.

College Student

Drug Safety: No Way Jose – I imagine there are definitely students who use drugs, but it's a well-kept secret, seeing as the school asks the students to abstain from drug usage. If a student is caught using drugs, they are reported to the Honor Code police and dealt with from there. They could possibly be suspended or even expelled.

College Student

Nightlife: Hardly Even an Option – If you want to be a student at Brigham Young University, you have to adhere to an honor code, which includes not drinking alcholic drinks and refraining from drugs. There are a few clubs to go to where alcohol isn't served, but they're rare. The school provides activities, as well as the congregations that students attend.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Everyone is really nice and there is no drinking or smoking which is awesome!

5 College Student

Health & Safety: Completely Safe – I have never felt unsafe on BYU campus. The police are right on campus and there when you need them. I have only heard of small theft on campus.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Honor Code – If you decide to come to BYU, you're agreeing to live by the Honor Code. If you think thats too strict, BYU isn't the place for you.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: The majority of BYU's student population is white. But, I don't think that this is a problem. Many different races, ethnicities, and many countries are also represented on campus. BYU's lack of "diversity" is not a detriment to the school, it simply means that more white students apply and are accepted here.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not Applicable – I've never lived in off campus housing, but all options seem fairly close to campus, safe, clean, and fun social environments.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: The school is great. The professors are awesome and the atmosphere is very friendly and comforting. Plenty of majors to choose from, but classes are tough. Plenty of activities throuhgout the year and plenty of service opportunities. There are forumns/devotionals every week which are really uplifting and there are planty of athletics to choose from.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its Alright – Not too many choices but what there is, is pretty good. Fairly expensive but hey when you wnat to go out there are places to go

4 College Freshman

Facilities: plenty of gyms and athletics of all kinds. Library is huge and the campus as a whole is really taken care of and beautiful all the way around. Lots of places to study in every building and is constantly being upgraded. There's a planetarium, aquarium, and animals. Plenty of places to eat and a comfortable atmosphere.

4 College Freshman

Parking: The parking for students is FREE! When I first started at BYU you had to pay $30 or something pretty low but now it is free. With this comes ease for money for those with a car but also a little bit of complex for the amount of parking. Though, I personally have not had any problems with finding a space that really isn't too unreasonable. On campus housing and graduate parking are often the best parking situations.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Environment – Living on campus, especially as a freshman is a great experience that I highly recommend. Most people in the dorms are freshman, and as an upper classman can be a little awkward. There have been a lot of upgrades and renovations for the dorms in the last 10 years and still continually being upgraded.
The wards are fantastic, so close and tight nit. There are always friends to do things with and social events that will keep your social life in a positive manner. It is not surprising to see people throwing a frisbee, football, playing basketball, building snow caves, and movie nights outside in the warmer nights.
The housing staff is always supportive of you and your circumstances.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Absolutely Unpredictable – You never know when it's going to rain, shine, or even snow around here. The weather usually doesn't bother me, since I'm inside most of the day, but when it's nice and sunny, it's beautiful and makes college life all the more bearable.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Attractive and Modest – The Honor code keeps everybody within certain bounds of a dress code. The girls vary quite a bit in personality. Several of them are there just for the sake of getting married. Most of the guys have been to other places in the world on behalf of the church and thereby have lots of stories to tell.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Never That Busy – I've never had a real issue finding a computer to use if I've forgotten my own. The Wi-Fi is usually pretty quick, but it does have it's moments where it seems to not want to work. But those times are few and far between.

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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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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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