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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I would do my major over again in a heartbeat but would be much more involved with the extra activities that they always had going on. They just started pushing internships for English majors after I left, which I wished had happened earlier, but I was still able to find a job. The growth in knowledge and thinking ability from the program I felt was amazing.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The English major program at BYU is phenomenal. I studied English at Cambridge University, and while that was great, I loved the curriculum and professors at BYU. The have some outstanding faculty that all excel in their particular fields. Some are extremely famous poets, some are known for their exploratory research. The workload was stretching, but never dooming.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Many of the professors I had were top notch (I have studied at Cambridge University in England and loved the experience with the professors here at BYU a bit better). I feel like every department is constantly trying its best to be better, more engaging, and to leave students with the best knowledge and skills to make them successful in their career paths. The classes are great, and many of the departments I was associated with have gone to extra lengths to make sure that outside class projects, study abroads, and internships were of the utmost quality.

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: BYU has such an array of sports that we are all at least decent in. Our volleyball teams our great, our soccer teams are amazing, our football fluctuates a bit (sadly), gymnastics, hockey, track (we won some nationals recently), etc. They all have a ton of support to. You can always go to a sporting match and expect a good amount of students and other BYU fans to be there having fun.

5 College Student

Athletics: Varsity sports at BYU are very popular. Going to games and cheering on our peers is a very big and exciting part of campus life. Our players are very well supported and games are fun for everyone, players and fans! IM sports are also really big at BYU they are open to anyone who wants to and they are fun and a great way to stay active.

5 College Student

Drug Safety: Drugs are not popular at BYU. If there is any drugs at all it is kept a big secret because getting caught with any drug at all will cause you to be kicked out of the college all together. at BYU you never have to worry about drugs.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is very good at BYU you can find reasonably priced housing easily but it is more for students that have been attending college for a while. I recomend on-campus housing for your first and maybe even second year.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: UTA Provides a great bus system and it is accessable through the wilk but their website is super confusing.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Thanks to the Honor Code's expectations of students to live a clean and healthy lifestyle, drugs and alcohol are non-existent and so is the pressure to do them.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball and football games are a popular weeknight and weekend activity for the majority of students. While we do not have the best teams in our college league/division, the students take a lot of pride in individual athletes and in the spirit of the Cougars.

4 College Junior

Majors: Lots of majors, good classes, Interesting professor

1 College Student

Diversity: There's not very much diversity here as far as: religion, race, economic background, sexual orientation, or political beliefs. There are clubs for both Democrats and Republicans. There can be bad stereotypes about people here not being accepting of other races or sexual orientation; I don't think that people are actually that unaccepting, and not any hostility at the least.

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4 College Student

Academics: There is a wide variety of classes to choose from, and usually a variety of teachers within that specific class. The registration process is pretty smooth, though it can understandably get bogged down the night registration opens. Workload is pretty average for college, and some classes can be huge. There seems to always be special study options available, undergraduate research, club activities, opportunities to publish, etc.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I've never felt threatened in any way at BYU. There are police around and good Samaritans if anything were to go wrong, but if something did it would probably only be a really small problem. The biggest danger would be the drivers here. Buildings are locked down for the night and people are almost always respectful of the campus rules and laws in general.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: So many people think BYU is just super strict and it won't be fun going to school there because of it, but honestly, the Honor Code is set for the benefit of BYU students and their safety.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are wonderful, the social life on campus is amazing; I have met so many amazing people that will be lasting friendships. Brand-new freshman dorms are being built right now and they are beautiful and great places to live. Costs are low and BYU gives grocery stores and the Bookstore that has everything one could possibly need. The housing process is a little difficult to incoming freshman because the website can be confusing, but overall it has been a good experience.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is absolutely no drug scene at Brigham Young University. It is seriously non-existant.

4 College Junior

Transportation: There are great bus systems in place and convenient bike paths to ride to school on. Parking is tough to get, but most students either walk or ride bicycles. Motorcycles are hard to ride in the long winter months in Utah. Cheap and easy.

4 College Junior

Majors: Internships at BYU are great. They are tough and require work, yet enable students to enjoy and learn from them. Although unpaid, a lot of the time they are subsidized to help students with real intent go abroad or get a prestigious scholarship. The Cambodian international development internship took a lot of daytime but left night times free.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Surprisingly, there is a lot of ethnic and cultural diversity at BYU - more than people give it credit for. Although there are a lot of white, conservative Americans there are quite a few foreign students come to study and participate here. However, there are a lot of stereotypes due to the fact that, looking around, it does not appear so.

4 College Junior

Majors: The process of getting into my major was relatively easy. There was no special application process and one could apply anytime, before or after applying to the school. Personally, I went through two years of school before declaring my major at which time I went into the academic advisor, meet with her, and, after a brief interview, was an international relations major. No essay, no requirements, no hassle.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are always activities going on and almost everybody goes to them. Rugby, volleyball, girls soccer are best in country

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to eat, most of them cheap because of the colleges in the area, but also many nice restaurants if you want to go on a nice date

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never feel threatened on campus, security is great.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The honor code says it all, it is always enforced.


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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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