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Reviews 4870 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Good Kids – The girls and guys at BYU are pretty friendly, and there is a great variety of people from all over the world. One thing unusual about BYU is the Honor Code, so all of the students are pretty modest and the there are no problems with things like drinking or smoking. The girls and guys interact a lot and have lots of fun, though!

3 College Junior

Weather: Snows Some – It snows in the winter, so the streets get slippery; but the snow is not that bad

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: No Experience – I live with my grandparents, so I have never had to worry about housing

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: Excellent Variety – BYU has an excellent variety of food options, ranging from ice cream to fast food to posh dining.

4 College Junior

Academics: Excellent Atmosphere – BYU has a strong collaborative atmosphere that encourages learning and focus, while also helping the students have fun.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Very Safe – BYU is extremely safe. I have never heard of any crimes being committed on campus. I always feel safe.

4 College Junior

Athletics: GO COUGARS!!! BYU rocks!!!! The atletic departmet at BYU is dominant, constantly ranking nationally in many sports. The football and basketball teams are some the most elite in the nation. The facilities are second to none. Most of the students are avid fans and support their teams very well.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Campus Is Great! BYU's facilities are wonderful! The library is HUGE and there are tons of places to study and dozens of computers. Most of the classrooms are equiped with projectors, a computer, and desks. And of course, you can't beat the beautiful view of the Wasatch Mountains.

College Junior

Academics: I Am Not Really Sure – I have just recently declared a major and have not yet had the opportunity to work with the department.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Mormons Do Know How to Have Fun – There is always something going on if you want to have fun, and very little of it involves drugs or alcohol. There's a great music scene and big name concerts are always coming through.

4 College Junior

Computers: Labs Are Only Full When You Really Need Them – so be prepared! If you're rushing to print a paper before class, you can bet there won't be a computer available. Other than that, there are a good number of computers in the library and the lines move quickly. Most buildings have WiFi, but it's turned off during devotionals.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: It Doesn't Exist. The title basically sums it up. I kind of wish it did though. I like the idea of being in a sisterhood or brotherhood. Only, minus the drinking and other immoral activities.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Clean Cut – The boys at BYU are shaven, good hearted young gentleman. Generally. The girls at BYU are sweet and kindly souls, who are also really pretty. Generally. Everyone's obsessed with marriage. Always.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safest School in the USA? I think yes. BYU is such a safe school it's borderline ridiculous. We even have what we call a police beat, where the cops report random 'criminal activities'. Some of the reports go as follows: A boy was found attempting to steal tulips from BYU campus. He told the police it was for his mother. They let him off with a warning.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Half and Half – BYU is a really fun school but it isn't a walk in the park. It has a great environment that can make you feel like a 5 year old with the responsibilities of a 40 year old. You have to spend a lot of time studying, but the students still do fun activities. We know how to work, and we know how to play. Let's call it good.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: We Walk or Have Cars – It's easy to walk to school and to a few grocery schools from off campus housing. But if you want to go to the movies, to the mall, or for some good shopping you'll need a car. We have bus options and it's not super expensive but taking the bus isn't really something I think about as an option. Not that I wouldn't, it just doesn't come to mind. Overall, I guess it's good.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: BYU is possibly the most white bread school in the country. Possibly. There really aren't many different ethnic groups here. We do not have many black people here and there are more asians but white is definitely the majority. Which is kind of odd considering that BYU does have a lot of foreign students. It probably has more foreign students than most colleges but not as much diversity. If that makes sense. We all believe basically the same thing in regards to religion (it is an LDS college) and political beliefs. I think it is rather unfortunate that we don't have many ethnicities here because I think we would be extremely accepting of them. Bummer.

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Integrity Sums It up – Everyone is so respectful. Teachers are awesome to the students, but you still learn a ton. With BYU's great faith in there students it makes for a great environment!

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Cold but Bearable – Eh it rains then snows, and then its sunny again! Great weather!

5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Don't Go to Clubs – As most people are Mormon and don't drink clubs aren't worth it. Have some fun playing games on campus like in dark classrooms or drive up Provo canyon for some camping, bonfires, and what not.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Tons of Housing – I'm moving off campus this year and there are so many options for what you are looking for. To big and expensive, to cheap and run-down there is anything and everything. The majortiy are very close to campus and are a short walk away. I haven't lived off campus yet, but it seems like there is alot to offer.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are many places to eat on campus. But if you ate on campus everyday, you would probably get sick of it after a while. A large portion of the housing has kitchens however, allowing students to do their own cooking. There is a creamery grocery store buildigng on campus that lets people do grocery shopping.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: An excellent school. The enviornment is friendly. There is a huge library as well as a law library with plenty of places to study. The student union building, the "Wilk" has lots of places to eat and hang out, bowling alley, arcade, etc. There are also museums on campus. There is a fieldhouse building as well that has a gym available for all students.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Most people understand the rules and follow them and the few that don't really just cause problems for the rest. Police don't have much to crack down on so the few tickets they hand out for bikers or skaters on campus are really ridiculous at times. The enforcement of the honor code are pretty silly as well. If someone's breaking it, just discipline them quickly and move on; no one needs a scene over something so small and if they continue to break it, go ahead and punish them, but most people are grown up and should act accordingly without a 3rd-10th parent of police, administrators, church leaders, peers, etc.


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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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