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3 College Junior

Facilities: For students of computer science, student life is mostly sitting in front of a computer or a whiteboard trying to solve problems because there is not time for much else.

Besides that, there are nice places outside with nice views. There are clubs for many different things. There are also several cs specific clubs.

The most important tradition is giving service.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Generally, closer to campus, if you want cheap, you get crappy. If you want nice, you get expensive. The further you get from campus, the cheaper it usually is; however, the cheap price might not make up for the time/cost of transportation. All the good places go fast, so it's really hard to find a place that you can afford without feeling like you are living in a dump. The school has a housing fair and an off campus housing guide with quite a few (but nowhere near all) options.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a myriad of restaurants nearby, but mostly just your average chain and fast food places. I don't know of any vegetarian/vegan nor healthy/organic restaurants except for one gluten-free bakery.

College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: If you are caught breaking the Honor Code, it is a pretty serious offense. So, if you are looking for good, clean fun, then that the type of social life you will find at BYU. If not, BYU is probably not the best place to attend. On campus housing is really strict, and many off campus places can be pretty strict, too. Members of the opposite gender are not allowed beyond the living room/kitchen areas (not even in the bathroom), and there is always a curfew at all BYU contracted housing. Parking just about anywhere is a pain because there is never enough parking and the police love to hand out parking tickets.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The professors are usually great. Registration is easy but annoying. The workloads totally depend on your professor.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: BYU football and basketball are probably the two biggest sports at the school, however, lots of people go to the volleyball games, as well. Intramural sports are a pretty common thing. A lot of students have amazing school spirit; however, many of my friends and the students I have spoken to don't have a lot of school spirit at all, nor do they attend any of the sporting events. What you notice and are surrounded by probably depends on your circle of friends.

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you are into the drug scene, BYU is not the place to go because of the Honor Code prohibiting any sort of drug use on or off campus as long as you are a registered student--if you get caught with drugs, you can easily get expelled. If you aren't into the drug scene, BYU is a great place to go.

2 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There are a few things to do in the city that are off campus, but they are mostly downtown on the other side of Provo. If you really want to do something, get out of Provo.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Crime rates seem to be pretty low, so it seems like the police have nothing better to do than give out parking tickets.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The network isn't the fastest, but it's not terribly slow, either. There's pretty good network coverage across campus, but you can run into connection issues when the end of the semester rolls around and it seems like everyone and their brother is trying to get online.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Any party that is affiliated with BYU tends to not be very entertaining. If you want to have some fun, get out of Provo or throw your own party.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I met someone who literally had the exact same qualifications as I did and he got a half tuition scholarship while I got nothing. The way they give out scholarships seems to be pretty subjective and unpredictable.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Awesome school spirit, a lot of students get involved with wearing shirts or decorating. Long, long lines for sports games

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Lots of outdoor things, but also some good restaurants and recreational things around. Very safe environment.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not a lot of diversity, but they are welcoming

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I mean we get rated pretty high on this every year

3 College Senior

Nightlife: If you want it, there is one. If you want to sit at home and watch Netflix it is also great.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Frontrunner is a nice new addition with stations in Provo-Salt Lake that is fairly cheap and inexpensive.

1 College Senior

Majors: They make you take a pre-requisite class to get in which makes it so that you can't be accepted into your program until after you have moved to utah, been accepted to BYU, and started to make friends. It was terrible and they always reject people on their first try just to weed them out. I hated the process and if I could I would have torn them a new one if I could have.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I would definitely do it again. I loved being in the school of music but I also hated it at times. The school of music loved to make certain majors feel like less-valued majors (they love the violin performance majors but discriminated against music education students).

4 College Senior

Academics: I loved my Music major. It was often extremely difficult and stressful though.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The school has an honor code that is really strict. I liked it because it meant that I was in an environment that was safe. Other's have felt that is was oppressive.

5 College Senior

Computers: Wifi is everywhere. The computers often get taken up during the middle of the day but usually you can find one if you're willing to walk around a bit.

3 College Senior

Diversity: I mean this is an LDS school so 99% of the school are the same religion. Super accepting religion, but everyone is Mormon nonetheless.


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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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