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Reviews 4767 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I haven't gone to many games, but they are usually really crowded, lots of people going to have a good time. It's really fun.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: It's average. I don't have a car, so I don't usually go around town, since everything I need is within walking distance. I usually find a ride with someone if I want to go somewhere.

College Freshman

Computers: I haven't really used computers at school other than my own. I also use a printer in my apartment so I don't have to print elsewhere. I do use the internet on campus, and sometimes it can be kind of slow and hard to connect to, but usually it's pretty normal.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: There are a lot of computers available at the library, but the library is kind of far away from other buildings, so if you need to print something in a hurry, it is kind of difficult. There are a couple of computers for printing outside some of the larger classrooms, but those do not run very quickly. Some of the best computer labs are in places that not many students know about, which makes it convenient for the students who do know about it because there is plenty of room for them to work.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather is often very nice, despite the cold winters. It doesn't snow too much, and it is only very cold for a couple of months. It starts warming up around March and it is very nice after that. The heat is very dry, and the cold is pretty dry, too.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends on where you live. Some apartment complexes are very old and not very appealing, while others are newly refurbished, with swimming pools and hot tubs. It is us to the customer on where and how they would like to live.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: For freshman, there are very particular visiting hours, which makes it difficult to spend time with people past a certain hour of day. The Honor Code is upheld highly, and it makes for a positive atmosphere.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity sports like football and basketball are widely attended, and people have a lot of school spirit. The fans oftentimes do not use alcohol, so the events are friendly for all ages. It is quite easy to organize an intramural team, and the atmosphere of intramural sports is inviting.

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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs are practically invisible. If people partake in drugs, no one knows about it. Drinking and drug use are looked down on.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Most students at BYU come from white, upper/middle class, Mormon families from Utah, Idaho, Arizona or parts of California. Politically, most students are "right wing," "conservatives", but there are a few "left wing", "progressives" or "liberals" and a few "libertarians."

College Junior

Greek Life: There are a few honor societies with Greek letters, but there are no fraternities or sororities.

4 College Junior

Academics: The computer science major is great. The workload is high and there is a prerequisite bottleneck near the beginning, but it is very fun besides that.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: In the Computer Science Department at BYU, the guys are generally slightly eccentric. They are able to make jokes that no one else understands. They are generally busy with classes or work. Since they spend so much of their time with classes, they spend most of their time with other students in the department.

The girls in the department are few. Last semester, there were two girls in my two CS classes of size 25 each (one in each class). This semester there are two girls in one CS class of about 25 and about 10 in a class of about 100. There is a Women in CS club.

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2 College Junior

Weather: It is hot and dry in the summer. It is cold and dry (except for the snow) in the winter. There are almost no thunder storms. The nice thing about the weather is that it is fairly consistent. The bad things are that the humidity is lower than I like and there are no thunder storms.

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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs are almost non-existent at BYU. In over a year, I have only heard of one drug incident where someone got expelled for using marijuana. Peer pressure is generally against drug usage.

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4 College Junior

Majors: The computer science program is a pretty good program. The course work can be very artificial in the lower level classes, but the work can be fun. The workload is generally pretty heavy. Taking more than 3 classes that involve programming can be difficult. There are many internships and job opportunities available.

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3 College Junior

Majors: I have not had an internship yet, but I am planning on having one this summer. Because there is such a high demand for competent programmers and because there is such a low supply for them, internships generally pay fairly well.

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3 College Junior

Academics: The core curriculum is decent. There are several options for many of the areas of the core curriculum. One notable example is that calculus counts as language credit. The least flexible part of the curriculum is the religion. The religion courses that are required are the first and second half of the Book of Mormon and one half of the Doctrine and Covenants. Transferring with an associate's degree can potentially cover all of the core classes except for the three religion classes that are required.

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5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Because of the BYU Honor Code, there are no drugs or alcohol on campus. It's very rare to encounter it off campus either.

College Senior

Greek Life: I don't think there really is a Greek life, at least not that I'm aware of.

5 College Senior

Majors: Many majors to choose from. There's something for everyone.

5 College Senior

Majors: I LOVE the dietetics program! The faculty are amazing. They really care about you as a person and they prepare you well to be successful. I would do it again in a heartbeat.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Huge variety of ethnic restaurants and wide range of prices.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The quality of housing really depends on where you decide to live. There's a huge range from really nice to really cheap, so you should be able to find what suits you.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Eh, not really much of a nightlife. We have stellar game nights thats for sure!


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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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