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Provo, UT
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28,338
Tuition
$4,710
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Average
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5 College Junior

Majors: Pretty Competitive – To apply and enter the Marriott School of Business, it is highly competitive and you have to network extensively and receive the highest possible grades.

College Junior

Majors: Haven't Had One – I know that they are fairly easy to get into within the colleges. They are always willing to help you find one that fits to your needs.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Even though BYU is located in the deserts of Utah the landscaping and the buildings are all beautiful. I love green things, so it makes a nice atmosphere for the campus.

4 College Junior

Facilities: The library can be confusing but it is also cool to find all the places that they have, and there are so many resources to help you out too.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: One of my favorite things is that many of the classes I've been in are a discussion between the teacher and the students rather than lecture, lecture, lecture.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Good Clean Fun – BYU is a lot of fun even with the honor code, you just have to be creative about it!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Good to Go Once You Know the Lingo – Overall, BYU's campus is well laid out. The main attraction, right in the center of campus is the HBLL, the Harold B. Lee Library. It is one of the best University libraries in the country, and is a great place to study. All the buildings have nicknames, so once you know that "the Swiket (SWKT)" means the Spencer W. Kimball Tower and the difference between the JKB, JSB and JFSB you will be golden. The testing center is at the back of campus, and looks imposing. Cool, but imposing. The lines during finals week are legendary. The Wilk is a great place to get some food (it has the food court) and meet up with people to study and hang out. Just like any campus, your first day will be confusing. But once you are comfortable it makes a lot of sense. There are an incredible amount of clubs to join, IM teams to play on, and places to work out.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not Your Average College Scene – When you attend BYU, you sign the Honor Code, which has several implications. One is that you will not drink (even coffee and tea) or smoke or do drugs. Another is that you will not have sex if you are not married. Another is that you will abide by curfew, which means that all members of the opposite sex leave your apartment by midnight. And they don't go into your bedrooms at all. Only the living room/kitchen. One is you will not cheat in any form. If you break the Honor Code, that can be grounds for being dismissed from school. So the rules can seem incredibly strict, but you get used to it and in my opinion make life a whole lot easier. No getting sexiled at BYU. Or having to worry about who is the DD when you go to a party.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports Are a Big Deal – Sports are a big deal for students. Many buy an "all-sports pass" which gets them in to every NCAA athletic event on campus, including football and basketball games. IM sports are way big. Anyone can play, and probably two-thirds or more of the students play on some IM team. The IM Champion t-shirts is always a highly coveted prize. The facilities on campus are great too. There are male, female, and co-ed workout rooms, huge diving and lap pools and many rooms equipt for different types of dancing and sports such as basketball, racquetball, ect.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everything I Could Ask for – I love everything about BYU and Provo. The setting is gorgeous. Who doesn't love snow-capped mountains? The campus is amazing, with one of the best university libraries in the country. Most of the professors I have had are amazing, especially for the religion classes. For me personally, one of my favorite aspects of BYU is the incredible language program. It is one of the largest in the country, and offers, depending on demand and the semester, classes for about 60 different languages, and students and faculty combined speak over 100. I am currently studying my second foreign language and they have what works when learning a new language down to a science. The program is top notch. And to go along with an amazing language program BYU has an equally amazing study abroad program, most notably the Jerusalem Center, in Israel where students can go for a semester to study near eastern modern and ancient history, The Old and New Testaments as well as Hebrew and Arabic.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Very Easy and Simple – As many people know, BYU is already very cheap for a private university. And they offer everyone with good enough grades either half or full tuition scholarships each year. All you have to do is apply at the end of winter semester, and you will hear if your scholarship has been renewed for the next year sometime in the early summer. All they ask is that you send in a letter thanking those who have helped fund your scholarship once you know you have received it.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: So the first thing that prospective partiers need to know is that BYU is a dry campus. You even sign an honor code that states that you will not drink. So nightlife in Provo is a little different. There are always lots of dance parties at the different houses and apartment complexes around campus, and those are good places to hang out and meet lots of people. There are clubs you can go to in Salt Lake about an hour away, but the only clubs in Provo that I know of are latin dancing clubs. Which are super fun and I know lots of people people that go to them. Dancing in general is big in Provo and there are lots of dancing clubs, such as swing and ballroom, and classes to take. Most people walk to the different parties, as there is usually more than one going on in a given night, or maybe bike if it is further away.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Best College Ever – I love attending BYU. I would not change it for anything. The students are so nice and have a lot of team spirit. I love my classes and I know that I am receiving a great education.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: A Lot of Labs – The computers all work great. the printers work well as well. they have a lot around campus. There are a lot of labs and computers but they still get busy around finals and midterms. I think everyone should have their own computer. It makes life so much easier but it isn't a necessity.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Its Better Than Ok – Its bipolar. The sun is nice but most days of the week have wind. It snows a lot in winter but the grounds crews do a super good job of keeping the sidewalks clear of snow and ice. It's not too bad, just cold.

4 College Senior

Majors: Landscape Management Review – I really enjoy the Landscape Management program at BYU. The teachers are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The other students are also very friendly and helpful. Our program is unique because we learn many aspects of landscaping and not just design; we learn soils, plants, design, and maintenance just to name some general aspects.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of reasonably priced off-campus places to eat. There are a number of Mexican restaurants as well common national chains. There is a lack of good Chinese food in the area but there are some places with Chinese food.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: NO DRUGS – There are almost no drugs on BYU campus. Because its a church school those who do do drugs do not want to be recognized for it

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Totally Safe – Pretty much the most serious offense is to ride your bike during class breaks

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: The walk is a lot farther than expected and you definitely need a bike to commute back and forth. It is cheaper but you pay for the convenience of not being right on campus. It is good to get away from all the activities and craziness on campus but being close would be better than not.

3 College Student

Parking: Lots of People – BYU is just a large school that keeps growing and it's hard to keep up with parking. For people bringing cars it isn't that spendy to register your car and parking is fairly good around campus depending on where you need to go.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Bustling Businesses – There are is a huge variety of businesses from restaurants to recreational that there is a lot to do and never be board. Provo is never a boring place with tons of attractions and things to do.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather is extreme in the summer and winter months, but snow, sun, and other problems are solved with A/C rooms, snow cleaning crews, and excellent grounds maintenance

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Housing is cheap, but that means in quality and price. By mandate, all students must live within a 2 mile radius of campus, unless excruciating circumstances dictate otherwise. This means landlords can be very lax about the quality of service they offer and when disputes arise, they almost always win against students.

However, if you are willing to pay more, housing can be a positive experience. It is easy to see that certain types of people live in certain places, so if you align your personality with your apartment, you can have a great time with great people

College Junior

Campus Strictness: Very Strict – BYU is strict in the sense that it maintains a high standard for it's students. All students must sign an honor code that entails no drinking, smoking, drugs, promiscuity, or cheating. In addition conservative hair and dress styles are expected.

The reason why my grade is n/a is that students have to determine for themselves if the safety associated with these rules is worth the loss of freedom associated with them

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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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