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Reviews 4222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Junior

Facilities: The facilities at BYU are a bargain for what you pay. Many of the facilities were paid with subsidies from the LDS church for many years. So, they are really fantastic.

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4 College Junior

Academics: BYU is known as the Harvard of the west. It is a place where every student is challenged to do their very best. And there is plenty of help to get the best work possible from you.

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are some good places to eat spread around campus. But you do get tired of eating at the same places. The nicer places are pricey. I think they are meant for Campus Administration,

They do have some fast food restaurants. I just wish they would change their menu. But fast good places don't do that.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The BYU campus has to be the most beautiful campus in the country. I love how the buildings are close enough to walk to between classes.

There is so much to do and be a part of at BYU. All are wholesome activities that include everyone that wants to be a part of the activity. The students are very friendly here and know how to have good clean fun.

It is a real honor to come to BYU. It is a very spiritual school also, with weekly devotionals centered around gospel topics.

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1 College Junior

Diversity: There is hardly any diversity, but that is why people come to BYU is to be with other LDS people.

1 College Junior

Drug Safety: We agree to live by an honor code to attend BYU. Some people do not live by this, but it is a requirement to attend the university.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining can be a lot of fun when you're a BYU student. Provo and Orem cities offer a lot of dining diversity--from the affordable Pizza Pie Cafe (which is also a buffet) to The Banana Leaf, a Singaporean restaurant who's service and atmosphere is as amazing as the food they offer. For the fast food lover, you can find almost any national fast food chain restaurant in Provo alone. There are also many pizza chains that offer delivery (Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Dominos) as well as city-bound (I recommend Black Jack Pizza; they only serve carry-out and delivery--carry-out can include a walk-in--but they have amazing deals and their pizza tastes amazing!). You are almost guaranteed to find any type of food you want--Brazilian, American, Chinese, Japanese, Peruvian, Italian, Thai...all those types of restaurants can be found here! (And I'm sure I missed listing a few). There are also restaurants that specialize in serving a certain food, such as crepes (The Crepe Co.), frozen yogurt (Farr's), and hotdogs (Jdawgs). The only minor setback to enjoying all these great restaurants is that you'd need a car to travel to most of these places. They're not far away when you're driving, but sometimes biking and especially walking can turn out to be a longer trip than you planned for. Overall, I love the off-campus dining here, but if you don't have a car, try to go with a friend who does or take the bus (or bike, if the place is close enough).

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: BYU is a safe campus, but there is always a risk, especially when people become too comfortable. I have never felt unsafe or threatened here, but it is always a good idea to lock your doors and to watch your belongings because there are some people who steal things such as textbooks or laptops. Most theft comes when students are careless about where they leave their belongings. As far as safety when walking alone or late at night, there are little blue phones on lampposts around campus, especially on the outskirts and on trails, that are there for emergencies. All you have to do is push a button and it connects right to BYU police whether there is an emergency situation or whether you just want someone to walk you home late at night. I think that BYU has done a very good job of setting up security measures to protect students.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a Chemical Engineering major and my experience thus far has been amazing. At BYU, Chemical Engineering majors start taking classes for the major freshman year. The faculty is wonderful and they are always more than willing to help. The Engineering department is in the Clyde building on campus, and in that building there is a large study area where there are always people studying for different classes in the major. I have found that it is a great place to go to meet other students in the major and a good place to learn from upperclassmen about the major and the classes I have yet to take. The college is very good about offering different scholarships and preparing students for internships. I have a mentorship this fall where I will be mentored by a professor while doing research in his lab. The faculty here are great resources and they help a lot when it comes to references and getting internships.

2 College Senior

Weather: Utah weather is very bipolar. One day it is 20 degrees and snowing and the next is sunny and too hot.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: The crime rate and safety is amazing here. It seems almost everybody here is so trusting because nothing ever seems to go bad.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: depends on what you like. There are a bunch of things going on you just have to look for them.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: The nightlife at BYU exists independently of drugs and alcohol, but it is still very enjoyable and varied.

5 College Junior

Facilities: Everything is well-updated and modern. They also are always kept clean.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The options for both freshmen and upperclassmen are excellent. There is lots of variety and options as far as price is concerned.

College Junior

Diversity: As BYU is funded and owned by the LDS church, the majority of students are LDS.

4 College Junior

Facilities: BYU's campus life is really nice. The facilities are all updated and modernized, and there are lots of options as far as dining and housing are concerned.

4 College Junior

Academics: Excellent academics program, with a wide variety of bachelors offered.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: Minimal options in terms of Bars and clubs, but lots of house parties. there is always something going on, and it is well published on university specific facebook pages.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene at BYU is nonexistent. The students of BYU abide by the Honor Code which includes a section about drugs and alcohol usage. Drugs and alcohol are not permitted and is strongly enforced. BYU has been #1 on Princeton Review for the last 16 years.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: BYU and Provo are super safe areas. You never have to worry about crazy people on campus, drugs, drinking, or violence. There are multiple emergency phones across campus, so if you need assistance you can get it 24/7. There are also security guards on campus during the school year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: BYU has a few places to eat on campus. The largest one is in the Wilkinson Center. It has some good fast food and healthy food options. There are also multiple restaurants spread across campus that are good. The meal plan is good, but you have to use all the money on the card before each semester is over. I wish they would refund the money that you don't use.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on BYU campus is a blast. The people are all really nice, fun, and social. New awesome dorms were just built for 2013, so they're brand new. You can either live in a 6 man or 4 man dorm. They're also located next to the BYU creamery stores where you can do some grocery shopping or buy their delicious ice cream. BYU is an awesome place for freshmen students.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The wifi and internet is fast on campus. Every building has it's own computer lab so there are always plenty to use. I appreciate the security filter that BYU uses. The computers are also really new and clean, and I use them all the time to do homework in between classes.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Within the religion, there is quite a bit of diversity, but most of the students are LDS.


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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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