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Reviews 4235 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Student

Health & Safety: I am really not scared at all on campus. It seems very safe and most people are very pleasant.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Provo is essentially a college town, so there is not too much around. It is in "Happy Valley," so it is rare for anything "bad" to happen.

The attractions are the ski resorts in the winter time and 7 Peaks water park in the summer time.

Most of the sports related events are the BYU games. There is a train that goes from Provo to Salt Lake, so students can also see Utah Jazz games.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Violent crime is very low on campus. Drug and alcohol use is also very low, so drug related crime is also low. I feel very safe from violence.

Non-violent theft can be a problem. People in Utah in general and BYU specifically are more likely to be overly trusting, so thieves often have an opportunity to steal things easily without too much fear of getting caught. I keep my stuff secure and close to me, so I don't have much fear of my stuff getting stolen.

The most dangerous thing I have seen on campus is the sidewalks in the winter. The roads are usually clear of dangerous ice long before the sidewalks. The grassy areas are generally much safer than the sidewalks, but the college officials seem to care more about the safety of the grass than the safety of the students.

3 College Junior

Computers: There are several computer labs throughout campus. There are also printing kiosks in most buildings.

The school uses a system to allow printing to most of the printers on campus. One problem with the printers is that they eat money if you try to print the wrong size.

The wireless network is adequate in most parts of campus, but it flaky in the Jessee Knight Building and part of the Tanner Building.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is acceptance and tolerance of differences, but there isn't much diversity to begin with.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are quite a few, but unless you work in the library, it's unlikely you'll know where most of them are.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: BYU (and Provo in general) are really safe. I almost never feel nervous alone around campus, even late at night.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The accounting programs literally is the best. The best in the nation.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I don't have one, but I know that there are plenty of great options!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: From what I've seen, living off campus is the best choice for BYU students.

4 College Freshman

Weather: I grew up in Utah, so I don't mind the cold. I like that we get all 4 seasons.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's pretty normal. The CougarEat has the fast food, and there are a few great restaurants on campus. The MOA Cafe is the best.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: BYU is all about getting involved. If you get involved, you'll have a great time.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I like the honor code and the rules we have. I appreciate that I don't have to be a designated driver.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Provo, Utah has the nickname "Happy Valley." It really is all right.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: To go to BYU, you have to sign an honor code that specifically addresses drug and alcohol abstinence. While there are obviously students who do not abide by it, most do.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's a good place to meet people. However, the "cool" social scene is off campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The institutional scholarships are based solely on ACT scores and GPA. Which is how much schools operate. However, they changed how they give out scholarships (less 4-year and more 1-year) this year without forewarning any students. I have a higher GPA and ACT score than some students just a few years older who received a bigger (longer) scholarship than me.

College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't have fraternities nor sororities.

College Freshman

Greek Life: There isn't any Greek life or fraternities/ sororities on campus. The closest thing is a few clubs/ academic honors societies that have managed to follow the rules.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: BYU has superb athletics. Not only the students but everyone else follows them constantly. However, there are also great options for those who don't want as much involvement and just want intramurals- that system is great and friendly.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Security is awesome and always willing to help and understanding. The Health center is great, they even gave out flu vaccinations this fall.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There is tons of options for every type of person and preference. The meal plans work almost everywhere and there food is always well prepared.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Provo is a super friendly place. Just next door in Orem is UVU so we meet up a lot because that is where the big Wallmart is. Also in my apartment complex about half of the people actually go there, so we get along well. The views are great and there are always mtns. to climb, hot springs, and the best snowsports in the country.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its all pretty good. There's the normal range of fast food everywhere, but there are also a lot of local diners and some really unique places around. There is an awesome place called Sammie's where on Wed. nights if you where a onesey(pjs) you can get a shake for only a dollar.


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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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