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5 College Sophomore

Majors: My program is really good. Great professors that have open door policies of letting me come to their office and discuss my concerns. They really want us to succeed.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: All Chemical Engineering scholarships are paid, and BYU gets recruited by companies all over.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It really is good, I like that I can rely on a clean great atmosphere for study and learning. My one issue is I'm pretty cops only look for parking ticket violations and don't really do anything else.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of social activities going on, for the most part, people love hanging out with their neighbors.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Seriously, everyone has a scholarship.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most places you feel ripped off for what you're getting. Lots of old places run by people who just want to suck all the money they can from you while doing as little as possible to make living there comfortable.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: I really don't see any option of public transportation.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a nice selection of different types of food. Not a lot of ethnic food, but lots of niche type restaurants that are really good at one thing.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Honestly, I feel pretty safe on campus

5 College Sophomore

Academics: BYU is definitely an awesome place to learn. I am constantly busy writing papers and studying for tests, but I feel that all of the professors truly care about their students in that they really want them to learn. I have never had a bad encounter with a professor that I honestly tried to communicate with.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: We do not have sororities or fraternities at BYU.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: My parents mostly deal with this, but I recently applied for a loan for a study abroad program, and I didn't receive what I applied for, when my roommate did. This was frustrating, because now I am having to deal with figuring out other ways to pay for it.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of really cool places that are very specific to the Provo area that I love. I am vegetarian, and I feel like there are enough options for me to be able to enjoy myself and still have the pleasure of eating out.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: On campus housing is generally the freshman dorms, which have extremely strict and unreasonable rules. As a BYU student, you are required to sign the Honor Code, in which you agree to abide by certain moral standards. Since students sign this, I feel that the dorm rules, such as visiting hours only twice a week, is very unrealistic. If students want to participate in inappropriate behavior, they will find a place to do so. All students should not have to suffer extreme housing rules for these reasons. The social atmosphere of on-campus housing is good, and there are always plenty activities to participate in.

College Sophomore

Transportation: Because I have my own car, I do not know any details on these types of things.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Although BYU is a religious and conservative school, most of the students I come in contact seem to be very open minded and understanding towards people who do not have the same beliefs, whether they are religious, political, or ethical. Maybe I have this perspective since most of my friends are in the arts, since I am an Acting major.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Living in off campus housing is a real struggle, mostly because, unless you are married, you are required to live in BYU approved housing. If you want to live in off campus housing, you have to apply. If you are declined, you then have to pay a fee.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: I have a laptop, so I rarely have to use an on campus computer. The main problem about campus is the wifi situation. It is often very spotty, and hard to find even in places that should have full service, like the library and classrooms.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There are always a lot of opportunities to go to music shows, dance parties, and dessert parties if you have the time to. At times the social scene just seems to be very repetitive.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: People at BYU are extremely supportive and positive when it comes to sports. One of the best things about sports at BYU is the sportsmanship of the fans. They are not only supportive of BYU, but never seem to be negative about the opposing school. It is a fun environment for me to be in when I have the opportunity to.

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Not a ton of cultural variety, but there are a lot of options. My favorite part is that we are so close to the mountains.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: Not really a Greek life, only membership in honor societies and such. No more than occasional meetings and activities.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Pretty strict, but all of the policies are in the honor code that you have to sign before you can be admitted.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Average cost, moderately convenient. I haven't encountered any student discounts. Some good variety. My favorite restaurant is the El Salvador restaurant on Center Street.

4 College Junior

Majors: Nursing major. It is a great and intense program. I want to become a trauma nurse and do a lot of humanitarian work. I am confident in my ability to get a job after i graduate.

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The Clarillon
The Clarillon
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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