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Reviews 4222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: BYU has long been the number one rated stone cold sober school. This is not a big problem. However, as with many college campuses there seems to be some prescription drug abuse.

5 College Junior

Academics: I love my major! Sociology majors have very neat opportunities with internships and volunteering programs working closely with local junior high schools. The workload is average and applicable with very little "busy-work." There are so many different classes to choose from to fulfill the requirements of this program and class size is relatively small; all of my professors have known my name and are very personable and approachable. As for job opportunities, the professors are very helpful in this endeavor and have many resources which they email to students with at least once a week.

2 College Junior

Parking: I don't park on/near campus because there is not that great of a need for it, but my roommates do and it is not that great. The availability and convenience of parking spaces is slim and horrible to maneuver in the parking lots. You have to get to campus really early to get a good parking spot if you do not have a permit. Parking enforcement is very strict and fines are relatively high.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Brigham Young University is located in Provo. It is in a safe and friendly neighborhood. There are several chances to enjoy cultural activities such as the Latin Festival and the Freedom Days. There are few different shopping centers located near the campus; everything in Provo is pretty much in walking distance. It's great!

4 College Junior

Facilities: The very large majority of students at BYU are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This makes BYU an exceptional place because most people have high standards, morals, and values and have a drive for excellence in their academic pursuits.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at BYU is a large part of student life. Football games are usually packed with students dressed in school colors filled with school spirit, excited and ready to support their team. Most all students are excited and involved with the athletic programs at BYU.

4 College Junior

Facilities: BYU has every necessary facility and more. Almost all are free with your student ID and if you are currently attending school. The library is one of the best in the nation with many resources for students and professors. There are many beautiful shady places to study outside on campus near fountains or gardens. There are regular campus activities.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of restaurants near campus, in addition to dining areas located near the mall nearby. The majority of restaurants are fast-food, but if you are willing to take a short drive downtown there are nicer places. Occasionally, there are student discounts available with your student ID card.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of places to choose from, and there is a place to fit every budget. The only thing that can be frustrating for people is the housing had to be BYU-approved if you're a single undergrad.

College Senior

Nightlife: BYU is a Mormon school...if you're looking for a place with a thriving nightlife, I'd say this isn't the place for you. There's tons to do, such as hiking, biking, concert-going and ward party hopping, but I don't really know of any great bars or clubs

4 College Senior

Computers: BYU has plenty of computers and labs throughout campus; I feel like they aren't really advertised well, so I didn't really know about them until my sophomore year when I was living off campus and didn't want to haul my computer with me. The network reliability is spotty– you get good connection speeds in main buildings, but there are some buildings, like the JFSB that don't have any wireless internet, which is super frustrating. There are printers throughout campus as well, and they always work well unless you have 5 minutes left to turn in your assignment...

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I liked living off campus because there was more of a variety of students and people to meet. It was easier to meet different types of people instead of just byu students

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I have not received a lot of financial aid for byu, because it is kind of hard to find and complete. I suggest checking more often and staying on top of deadlines.

5 College Junior

Facilities: BYU is great because of the spirituality that is added to the schooling. I also enjoy the level at which teachers keep the students to while in class and learning. Facilities are top notch, in great shape and very helpful.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived at wyview, which was kind of off campus but was considered on-campus housing. It was more like an apartment, I enjoyed this set up.

5 College Junior

Facilities: BYU keeps everything in great shape for their students to learn in. I enjoy my time that I spend in their facilities and on campus.

2 College Junior

Weather: It snows a lot here during Fall/Winter, and classes are not cancelled as long as there is power on campus. This can make for rather tricky conditions to get to class, but they tend to keep the pathways pretty clear of snow.

4 College Junior

Majors: I think this school has a wide array of majors that fit most people's needs. I personally wish they had a better pre-med program, but overall the majors are very versatile. I think the Life Science department is great, and the classes are very well structured.

2 College Junior

Parking: There is a large disconnect between the amount of people with cars and the amount of parking lot space available. I live 5 blocks from campus and people try to take my home parking space to walk to campus because there are not enough spaces. However, there is still parking so I wouldn't fail the school completely.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Scholarship opportunities are very competitive and hard to come by unless you are really smart. BYU is fairly cheap with tuition and so I haven't used financial aid or had a school scholarship while at BYU.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Social life is very important and BYU. The student body has an honor code which means we don't drink, let the opposite gender in our rooms, and dress modestly. Students are interested in a variety of topics, including religion. The social life is upbeat and positive and many people find their spouses here.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is awesome variety and good costs! Many places offer student discounts; you just have to know about them before to get them. There are a lot of new places coming out that offer organic and ethnic foods.

4 College Junior

Facilities: my school offers a lot of indoor activities for students. they build a activity area for students to rest and play such as ping pong, badminton and basketball and so on. it is large enough for students to play. it is really entertaining.

3 College Junior

Parking: parking spots are lacking comparing the area and amount of students that we have in school but they are building a large parking area for students which is a good news for students who have cars. it is improving.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Our school requires to take religion class since our university is private LDS college. Some of the professors are tough on academic categories but most of the professors were always try to help students and help them to understand the context of the subjects and they not only teach academics but religions along with their testimonies. it brightens the classroom environment. I personally love it!


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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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