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Provo, UT
Undergrads
28,338
Tuition
$4,710
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 4710 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Facilities: Theres a lot to do here and at BYU there's plenty of traditions. The BYUSA puts on light up the Y on the mountain every fall and there's a blue foam party that goes on as well. The campus is very beautiful aside from that. However the biggest issue is this isn't really a hang out school and more people are interested in studying.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I am in a specialized major, Geographic Information Systems. The teachers have all had experience in the fields and they have personal stories which can help us. They do a great job in placing students in internships and the workload is not too severe. They have a great computer lab which makes work on projects easy, quick, and fun.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: BYU is home to many different programs which are built to help you succeed in not only your career, but in your life. By taking the focus off your grades, and more into the joy of developing your own personal skills and attributes, you become more prepared for the job market and the rest of your life. The grades you receive usually coincide with the effort you put into your classes. The professors are fair and work with you. They have a great job placement program as well.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The various programs throughout the school are very well supported. All of the professors in the various areas are genuinely interested in educating the students and they want to help them in any way possible. The workloads can be a little heavy but they are not unbearable. Outside resources are very readily available.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Sporting events are a blast! There are always so many students involved and there is a lot of school spirit. Students love the athletic teams.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They are very strict about things that are included in the honor code and the rules. However, I think that it's a good thing that they do. It makes for a pleasanter and safer campus experience.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: In Utah we experience all four seasons, but they are often very unpredictable. It does snow a lot, but for most of the year, the weather is really nice.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are computer labs all over campus, especially in the library, so if you look hard enough you are sure to find one. There are also printing stations scattered through all the building on campus. The network is very reliable and relatively fast and there is wireless access everywhere. There is a pretty great need for a personal computer, but if you are not willing to purchase one, the university has a rental program that is very fairly priced.

4 College Student

Academics: This is a very well-respected school and the professors really know what they are talking about. As long as you are proactive in participating and talking to them, you will be good to go!

5 College Student

Athletics: They're all a ton of fun! I'm very impressed with how well sports are run here.

3 College Student

Weather: Most live fairly close to the school, all you have to deal w/ is Winter snow.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Not visible at all. If you are caught consuming drugs or alcohol you will have a hearing with the dean and may be expelled. Not to say it doesn't happen in private, because I know it does.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There is a level of narcissism and competitiveness. But other than that, there are many good-looking people, and most people there are very social. There is a dress code, so clothing is not usually revealing, but the styles vary by personality.

5 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: The nightlife is not anything like what you see in other colleges. Drinking and sex out of wedlock are prohibited. It's a place for wholesome fun, and as such, the students have more creativity when it comes to having a good time.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: BYU students can be very unsportsmanlike-like during the games. If a ref makes a bad call, they won't stop booing for a while. There is usually a good turn out at the football games. The classes involving sports are fantastic. Great instructors. They also have intramural sports.

5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Almost every building or every other building has a computer lab. I think every building has WiFi. The library has a lot of computers. If you can't find one on the main floor then go up or down a floor and one should be available.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The education at BYU is phenomenal. I transferred here from Arizona State University (which still is regarded good for academics), but ASU doesn't even compare to BYU. The Professors are amazing and make me want to listen in class. The students are all brilliant and you must expect a very high standard set in every one of the classes. You will not find students who do not care about school here. The academics here at BYU are very difficult but are rewarding, even if your GPA doesn't reflect it.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: There are so many awesome clubs, service groups, extracurricular activities, events, intramural sports, etc. It is impossible to feel bored if you really tap into the resources and opportunities offered you.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Provo isn't the most exciting place in the world. That being said, the people are so friendly and fun that most people find or make their own entertainment. Some activities include ski resorts, mountain hikes, dollar movie theater, club activities, sporting events, game nights, etc.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of off-campus dining options, including fast food, cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, and more. Some student favorites include Cafe Rio and Zupas Cafe.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: I have received a fair amount of scholarship assistance based on my GPA. It has been difficult, however, to receive any kind of needs-based financial aid.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: You can always find things to do and people to hang out with, but there are many bars or clubs to go to in Provo.

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: As a predominately LDS school, there are few drugs on or around campus and most people are against them. This leads to a lot of drug safety.

4 College Senior

Athletics: Almost all of the sports on campus are very competitive from year to year. The one downside is the lack of a cohesive student organization to help out in football games.

3 College Senior

Parking: There are a lot of parking spots around campus. However, the problem is that there aren't many good ways for people living off campus to get to campus, so everyone drives. That causes some havoc.

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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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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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