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Reviews 4757 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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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.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Because part of our religion forbids drug use, and because this is an LDS school, there is seriously no drug or alcohol visibility or usage on campus. Now there may be a few students who lie about keeping the honor code and participate in that off campus, but on campus it doesn't exist.

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are students from seriously all over the world that come to BYU. It's so diverse geographically, but since it is a religious school, there is very little religious diversity. However, there are some students who are not LDS, and they seem to have just as great school experience as everyone else, if not better.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: To be a student at BYU, you must sign and live by an honor code that prohibits all drug and alcohol usage. It creates a safe, amazing environment to live in.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I believe that BYU is the top university in the world for the combination of an attractive student class combined with intelligence and moral values.

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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I love the scholarship program at BYU. I will qualify for a scholarship next semester that pays for half of my tuition just because my GPA is above 3.75!

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I love the school website when compared to the university I transferred from. It's easy to use, and very efficient. I feel that I have more opportunities to explore the degree I wish to major in at BYU than most other universities, and am very excited for the social scene and campus life available at BYU.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Provo isn't really known as a restaurant hub. I look for unique places to take girls to, but I run out of original ideas pretty quickly. There are a lot of authentic Mexican restaurants, though. You will also find all your standard chains, as well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's nothing to write home about. The food fills you up, but I try to avoid eating on campus, because I don't feel it's worth the price.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I don't know that there is a safer campus out there. I leave my laptop at my table in the library, go to the bathroom, and fully expect it to be there when I get back. I haven't been wrong yet!

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There is limited parking, leading to severe parking penalties for those without permits. More parking availability would be more convenient, and would reduce the need for such strict parking enforcement.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There isn't much diversity here, but everyone is usually welcomed. There may be a few issues with acceptance but I haven't seen them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There aren't any real clubs around. There are some very conservative dance clubs with no alcoholic and they have dress codes, but they don't attract a lot of the students. The best bet is to make friends within your housing complex or in your neighborhood and party with them. The non-alcoholic off-campus housing rules can generate the most creative parties and activities.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: During the winter it can get pretty cold and snowy. There aren't any walkways between buildings, but they do keep up pretty well with making sure there are pathways plowed for students. The campus is on a hill, so walking up to class when it's icy is treacherous, but that doesn't happen very often. Otherwise, its a beautiful campus and is usually nice weather in the fall, spring, and summer.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are very good at giving tuition scholarships, but living expenses are more difficult to get covered.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are very high quality, but the workload seems more then needed at times.


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The Clarillon
The Clarillon
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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