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Provo, UT
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5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: BYU has been ranked #1 for being the SMARTEST and MOST ATTRACTIVE college in the U.S. Tis true. You can find someone who shares similar beliefs and morals or there are people who just want to make-out because they think you're hot. You can usually find who you are looking for. Don't be surprised if a freshmen gets married after a semester of knowing their spouse. It happens all the time. Some people go to BYU to get married and that's what they do. Don't think you want to get married young or fast? Be careful, I thought the same thing...

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5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's the best in that it is very strict. But the Honor Code is there for a reason, and it's not like there are Honor Code Police Officers everywhere patrolling the place. People make their own decisions, right or wrong, because they want to.

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5 College Junior

Academics: Nursing is the best and the worst. It is one of the best programs BYU has to offer but it is HARD and COMPETITIVE to be accepted into. They turn away lots of applicants every year. You already know that BYU only take the best of students. Well, BYU Nursing takes the best of the best, with honors.

5 College Junior

Academics: You cannot get the education you get at BYU anywhere else. The professors know their stuff and make sure you do too. There is a heavy workload no doubt, academics is a huge part of BYU. But the thing I like the most is that you learn secular as well as spiritual aspects. The library is a magical place. Great places to study, quiet or not.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshmen dorms are nice. Probably don't want to stay more than 2 years. There are plenty of options. Get applied or sign contracts early though, housing goes pretty fast.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: There are definitely places to go and things to do at night or on the weekend, but they don't include a bar or club scene. If you walk inside an apartment, you'll see a group date of people watching Disney movies and drinking root beer/chocolate milk. That's the BYU way.

5 College Junior

Athletics: LOYAL STRONG AND TRUE, WEAR THE WHITE AND BLUE. AS WE SING, GET SET TO SPRING! COME ON, COUGARS ITS UP TO YOU! SO RISE AND SHOUT THE COUGARS ARE OUT ALONG THE TRAIL TO FAME AND GLORY! RISE AND SHOUT OUR CHEERS WILL RING OUT AS YOU UNFOLD YOUR VICTORY'S STORY! ON YOU GO TO VANQUISH THE FOE FOR ALMA MATER SONS AND DAUGHTERS. AS WE JOIN IN SONG, IN PRAISE OF YOU, OUR FAITH IS STRONG! WE'LL RAISE THE COLORS HIGH IN THE BLUE, AND THE CHEER THE COUGARS OF BYU! RA-RA-RA-RA-RA-RA-RA-RA-RA GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COUGARS! (cougar growl)

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Find housing in February!!!! If not, all the spots you want will be taken. Yes, you can find housing in the summer, but it won't be your first choice place. Most Off-Campus housing is close to campus and a plus (at least for me) is that you don't have RAs (Resident Assistants) bugging you all the time.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Provo is a college town so there are plenty of nice places to go to within walking/biking distance. The farthest dorms are in Wyview Park and it is about a 20-25 minute walk (if you use the shortcut). The city bus is good and everyone knows a friend who has a cat that they can ask for a ride.

4 College Junior

Computers: There is usually a computer available for you to use, but you have to know where to find them. Most people only know the labs in the library but there are so many more on campus in other buildings.

College Junior

Greek Life: There is no Greek like on campus so that students can better adhere to the Honor Code.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Having people around you who share your own values is a definite perk. It seems easier to make the right decisions in school as well socially. People want to be there either to learn or get married and that's fine. Most end up doing both.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: BYU Dining Services is the best food I've had in a long time, but everything is expensive. Especially at the Cannon Center, but it is all you can eat...You can use your meal plan money at the Cannon, on campus in the CougarEat, vending machines, and at the Creamery.

1 College Junior

Diversity: There is a joke on campus that the most diverse things on campus are the plants. The stereotype is white, blond, Republican, and pretty well off money-wise. It is hard for minorities to feel accepted sometimes. Most people keep their sexual orientation to private to avoid being ostracized. Being white is the shared trait more than being Mormon.

College Junior

Drug Safety: Students who attend BYU sign an honor code stating that they will not partake of alcohol or drugs. Yes, there are students who still do what they want, but it is not prevalent or popular to do at all.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Most programs that people apply to aren't that bad, if you meet the qualifications. Programs like Nursing and Mechanical Engineering are popular but very rigorous and competitive to be accepted into.

4 College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I know friends who have them. There are both on and off campus internships for students to apply to.

3 College Junior

Weather: If you like the cold, that's the weather for most of the school year. One day it can snow and two days later it can be 60 or 70 degrees...always be prepared for any type of weather

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The best thing about BYU that I like is the high academic standard.

College Sophomore

Facilities: I never lived on campus so I don't really know.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus. My experience came from visiting friends who live there.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't know much about this area.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Accounting Program at BYU definitely will get you far.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academic environment at BYU is very strict and tough. However, it is meant to build you up!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I think I like the way it has always been.

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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
Hometown
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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