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Provo, UT
Undergrads
28,338
Tuition
$4,710
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4235 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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.

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.

3 College Junior

Majors: GPA is most of the consideration, with ACT and service hours being the rest of the admittance criteria. It was challenging because the grades needed to get into the program are very high, causing a lot of stress. My tip would be to get good grades!

3 College Junior

Computers: Decent mount of labs and computers, however during busy times of the day or semester it can be very hard to find a campus computer to use. Reliability and speed can vary and are not always enough. I feel the need for a personal computer for in-class and home use.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Great sports teams and great fans. The games are so fun to go to! Could be better publicized though.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Very available and convenient. Cost pretty average, but affordable. Landlords vary greatly and can be anywhere from great to very hard to get along with. No safety concerns.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Lots of buses and a frontrunner station right in Provo, as well as great access to the highway.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Not much in the way of nightlife or bar/club scene, but that's mostly because the students don't want to go to events like that. Because of this lack, however, students plan a lot of other events that are even more fun and enjoyable!

4 College Junior

Facilities: Most of the programs are fantastic with good reputations. Campus life is really fun and BYUSA plans a lot of great activities for students to get involved. There are also a lot of great service opportunities through organizations such as Yserve.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Only freshman live on-campus. There are plenty of apartment complexes in Provo. It can get expensive though.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Huge workload. There are always classes that you can work hard in and fail. Faculty is great, humble, and always willing to help the students out. Lots of on-campus employment opportunities. I'm working custodial in the Museum of Art right now and it's great. There is a HUGE variety of classes to take.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm living in the New Heritage dorms. The people and wards are absolutely fantastic and the apartments themselves are great. Lots of space. Maintenance responds really quickly. Monthly cleaning checks. It's hard for girls to get into Heritage.

5 College Freshman

Weather: Of course it's a little dicey and the winters are cold, but it's always sunny here in Provo! The dryness means that lotion becomes part of your daily routine, but your hair will look great.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's against the honor code to use any kind of drugs or imbibe alcohol at all. Of course there are some that don't follow it, but they are an extreme minority.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: We don't really do parties. I think it's something to do with the lack of alcohol and lack of dancing ability. But where we don't party, we date!

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Honestly, I don't have a car so I can't really get off-campus food. Plus it is always cheaper to eat from home.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is not a thing. Some apartment complexes have a shuttle available. Students can use Zimride, a ridesharing website.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Just download the program and you can print anywhere on campus from your computer. Black and white printing is 7 cents a page. The wireless is a decent speed and generally reliable except for the occasional dead zone in certain buildings. Plenty of computers to use, especially in the library.

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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
Hometown
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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