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4 College Junior

Nightlife: There is a great nightlife at BYU but it is a different kind of nightlife. There are always great concerts on the weekends and there are comedy groups that perform at the school. There is just no drinking and hard partying.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: They just redid the scholarship application that is online and it is very easy to use. The scholarship money is automatically applied to your financial center account. To receive a scholarship you must have a pretty high GPA so always try to get the best grades possible.

4 College Junior

Academics: I love BYU because everyone there is so dedicated to education. The professors really wants their students to excel and the students are there to learn. There is a variety of majors to choose from and some of the programs are the best in the country.

4 College Junior

Academics: I am an English major. It is a great major and all of the professors are really knowledgeable and you build a camaraderie with your fellow students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: I love Utah weather. The summers are beautiful, but can get pretty hot. I love the fall and spring season, both are gorgeous and great weather. The part that people complain about constantly is the snow and cold. It basically starts snowing in November and doesn't stop until the end of March, and it can get really, really cold. School is almost never cancelled because of the snow or cold, so you have to layer up and make the best of it.

1 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Parking on campus is a nightmare. Unless you get there at 7:00 in the morning, you'll have to park really far away from campus. There are free spots on the street, but those fill up quickly as well. The best chance of getting a parking spot after 7:00 in the morning is coming at a time when classes end and following students to their cars. Creepy, but effective.

1 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I gave BYU a D- not because people there are not tolerant of different races and religion, but because it is not varied. It is mostly comprised of white, LDS students. There are people of other races, and even a few of different religions, but not many.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I'm going to assume that if you're looking into BYU, you have LDS standards. If you are coming to BYU expecting to have crazy parties, drinking, and clubs, you've definitely come to the wrong place. But as a person with LDS standards, the nightlife is great! You can always find something to do, whether it's on campus or around Provo. There are lots of great restaurants and activities to do. Driving and parking is probably the best transportation, but busses are available, or there are a lot of things within walking distance.

5 College Freshman

Computers: They are new, in good condition, and work perfectly.

4 College Student

Nightlife: The nightlife scene is much different compared to other colleges. If you aren't used to a Mormon environment which is free of alcohol, drugs, and other things we think of as immoral, then you would find it hard to fit in. The students at BYU follow a strict honor code. We have many activities that go on nearly every night and parties. They are different parties than those at other colleges however. They are still fun though.

4 College Student

Computers: The computers at Brigham Young University are fairly new and get the job done. They are very reliable and I have not had any problems with them yet.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Generally, it has been pretty nice. It gets a little cold in the morning and the evening. Snows fairly regularly, but the school is great at clearing the campus sidewalks. Classes aren't affected.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There is a food court in the main building on campus. It has a decent variety of food. The most visited stores are Subway and Taco Bell. It is in a convenient location and the prices are fair.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of your fast food and chain restaurants in Provo and Orem. There aren't very many one of a kind places. The prices are what you would see anywhere in the country at these places. Wide variety but nothing really unique or incredibly good.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I just started in the international relations program, but I am happy with where it can get me career-wise. I want to be an analyst of some kind dealing with international politics, etc. I know that a lot of BYU students are hired for that kind of thing.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: All I had to do to become an international relations major was go to the international studies office and tell them that I was interested. Very simple paperwork.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: BYU is very strict with the Honor Code, you break it, you get kicked out. No if ands or buts.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: You pay for what you get. Nice, close to campus apt. are expensive. Prices are jacked up case it is a college town.

4 College Junior

Majors: It is a big school and has many programs that are well respected nation-wide. The accounting program, for example, is in the top 3 every year. The business program is also highly acclaimed.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: No drinking, no sex outside of marriage, no drugs. 0 tolerance for any of that.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are definitely places to go, but you need to kind of know how to find them. There's a good student discount program through the university called the Starving Student Card, and there are a number of really good, really cheap Chinese places in downtown Provo.

5 College Senior

Majors: I've loved the editing program. I would totally do it exactly the same way again. I want to get into the publishing industry, and I've been able to get the help I need to look into the jobs I want.

4 College Senior

Majors: It was super easy to get in—there's no application process beyond declaring the major—but the program is still very high quality.

5 College Senior

Majors: The editing program is fantastic. Each experience I've had builds on the last and I feel confident going into the professional field.

5 College Senior

Majors: I have a great on-campus internship with the Humanities Publication Center. The boss and work atmosphere are so great, and I've gotten a lot of really good experience that has made me marketable in other jobs I've applied for.


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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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