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Provo, UT
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28,338
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$4,710
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Average
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Reviews 4696 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Junior

Academics: BYU has one of the top quality professors in this country. realistically, 8 or 9 out of 10 are extremely qualified and teach very effectively

4 College Junior

Facilities: It is old, but they are constantly remodling and making the facilities up to date

College Junior

Scholarships: I transfered into BYU but I am not eligible to receive any for about 2 years

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are veriety of food stores and every one has an option

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: All students must abide by the honor code set by the school. Students who will smoke or drink of consume any kind of illegal drugs are kicked of of the school.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: BYU is a private University and is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and therefore there is a large concentration of LDS members. Not a lot of religious diversity, but there are many people from other faiths or backgrounds that come for the strong educational, and environment. Because of the LDS beliefs at the school there is definitely a different culture to experience.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are 4 On CampusHousing complexes at BYU. First, Wymount: married housing, so i don't know too much. Second, Wyview: apartment style dorms. Very private. They're small, and secluded, and far from campus. Third, Heritage: 6 to an apartment, and close to campus. Forth, Helaman: small dorms that require a meal plan, but close to campus and very social. All of these places are ran very strictly due to our honor code, but you can still be social and have fun.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: It's difficult NOT to find an open Computer at Brigham Young University. Provo has now been hooked up with Google Fiber; therefore, no problems with internet speed. Yet, I would suggest a personal laptop. Provo is very spread out, and depending on how far away you live from Campus, you could be traveling 20 minutes until you're in front of a computer.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: BYU has one of the best business programs in the Country, which peeks my interest as a Public Relations major. But no matter what you study in Provo, it will be tied to LDS Doctrine (not that I'm complaining). It's a beautiful campus, so you honestly can study anywhere when the weather permits. If it's too cold, I would suggest the second floor of the JFSB for the view. I feel like I'm able to find all the help I need. When class sizes are large, my TA is able to assist me in achieving the grade I want. Great school.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am only beginning in the linguistics program here, but I have heard nothing but good about the professors. The few classes I have taken have been very informative about every aspect of linguistics and everything that can be done with this degree. The options are wide open for post graduation careers.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: Because BYU is such a desired university to attend it is difficult to get in, and all the financial aid is merit based. You practically need a 4.0 GPA from high school and at least a 32 on the ACT to even be considered for financial aid.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: BYU has the highest standards among universities causing the social scene to not only be safe but also productive to the development of the students. There aren't many attractions or public activities, but there are plenty of things going on if you meet enough people

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is beautiful but can change quickly. We had a day in March where it was 72 but the next day it snowed! More commonly, the weather can change from sunshine to rain pretty quickly. It's a beautiful area though and when it's sunny it's a great time for hikes or swimming.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit. We have several teams that do very well nationally and those games tend to be the most popular. In addition to student support, there is a lot of community spirit as well. In addition to the varsity sports, there is also a variety of intramural sports available (innertube water polo is one of the most popular) and sports equipment that full-time students are allowed to use at the Richards Building and Smith Fieldhouse.

3 College Junior

Computers: Computer labs are typically open when students need them and are scattered around campus so hardly are they over crowded except during finals. There are also computer techs in each lab to help assist you if something goes wrong with the computer

3 College Junior

Weather: It snows in the winter semester but BYU's grounds crew works hard to keep campus in good walking condition. However because campus is sort of on a hill it can get unpleasant walking up to campus during the winter

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: BYU actually has a honor code that students live by. It is refreshing in a sense to know that you won't be looked at differently because everyone is sort of under the same understanding of living conditions.

4 College Junior

Majors: BYU is the most that I have ever been academically stretched in all aspects of life not just lecture and tests. My education has expanded and broadened to try and learn, apply, and make good use for others by what we are taught.

1 College Junior

Diversity: There are people of many different races and religions at BYU, but they comprise a negligible percentage of the student body. Most people here are white, and as a consequence, the school does a decent job at providing for the needs of ethnic groups and different religions

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms offer a variety of options. Helaman Halls is more expensive, but if you do not know how to cook and want a social atmosphere than it is great. Heritage is very affordable, and though they are not as nice as Helaman, they are still good to live in. They allow you to spend your money on food you want and have stoves and ovens readily available. Wyview is the cheapest housing, but it is the furthest away. There is a decent amount of space, but usually the distance is a little far. The social atmosphere in all three is very good.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are people of many ethnic backgrounds and cultures. There are very few however. The school is known for being a white school. There are a decent number of hispanics that attend the school however.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The food is pretty good, but it doesn't vary very much. It's a lot of chain restaurants that you could find anywhere. Some local places are interesting, but they're more like holes-in-the-wall.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: It's COLD here and the weather doesn't often improve until spring time. Heavy snowing is frequent and you will want some heavy boots and a good coat. Classes are rarely cancelled, but if you live on campus the classes aren't too far.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The rules, to begin with, are VERY strict at BYU-I. There is strictly enforced curfew, dress and morality code. Most people obey the rules well, but be careful of what you do. Off campus, do what you want, but if you're on campus be wary that you will probably get caught and thrown out of the school after a few warnings.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Most people that come to BYU live really close to the campus so they dont have to travel much. Those who live at home usually have a car they can drive.

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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
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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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