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Reviews 4210 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Majors: Love What I Learn – Every day I go to class, although I know it is not going to be easy, I know that I am going to love what I learn. The teachers make it so it is understandable even though there are plenty of concepts that can be deep.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Everyone Has a Name. Even though there are so many students, professors go out of their way to learn their students by name and give everyone individual help if needed. These professors are eager to help in anyway. They set high expectations, but it is always possible to achieve success.

4 College Senior

Computers: Labs Can Get Crowded, but You Can Usually Find Another One. Labs can get crazy during the busy crunch times, but the nice thing is that if you're willing to wander around a bit, you can always find another one in a different building.

4 College Senior

Parking: There's Never Enough – Even if there was enough people would still complain because they wouldn't get the spot they want. Just take what you get or get there early. It's not always possible to have enough parking for thousands and thousands of students, that's life, plan accordingly.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus Is Better Than on Campus – The lower costs of off campus housing outweigh the benefits of being closer to campus. Plus you can find better places off campus.

4 College Senior

Nightlife: No Clubs – It's BYU, there are no clubs, plus I'm married, enough said.

5 College Senior

Weather: All four seasons are here in Utah. The skiing is great if that is what you are into.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Perfect School – If you are looking for a school where learning and serving is the focus and not partying and getting drunk... then BYU is the perfect school for you. The focus is on serving others with what you learn. the motto is "Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve." So true.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: Just Qualify – BYU gives automatic scholarships as long as you can qualify with the minimum GPA for your major. My current major allows me to have a 3.65 GPA for a half scholarship. It makes all the difference.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Unlike Anywhere Else – Pure excitement and focus on learning. Best school

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I Love It – BYU is such an amazing school. They have so many majors and some of the best classes in the country. The social life is great.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: Having an internship, you get thrown in to the real experience right away. Mine was just like a normal job working 9-5 Monday through Friday. It takes a lot of responsibility and being reliable.

5 College Senior

Facilities: Good School, Good Life. I LOVE BYU! I love attending a school where standards are expected and generally upheld. There are many activities to keep students involved, and the facilities to encourage learning are abundant. The campus Library is brimming with information, and has plenty of comfortable places to study.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Fun Loving People – I am civil engineering major and all the students are fun loving and cooperative.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Hard for International Students – It is very difficult for international students to get a financial aid.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Good Education Sysytem – Good and helping professor, nice cooperative faculty.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Very Nice – We have a big food court with variety of stores. so its very good.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys Are Amazing – There is a variety of guys on campus, so everyone is bound to find the type of guy they are looking for. The guys are very attractive and nice. There are plenty of guys that are good choices to go out with.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Good Luck – I graduated from high school with a 3.8 unweighted GPA, and was not eligible to receive any academic scholarship from BYU. The general application process itself is pretty smooth, and if you get good grades, participate in extracurricular activities, and show some evidence of financial need, you'll get a scholarship. There are more specific scholarships offered by individual programs as well, but they take a little more searching and I don't know much about the application process or availability. Same with loans; having never taken one out, I don't know how it works.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: College Town – Provo is definitely what you would call a college town. The university is located right in the center. There are lots of parks and nice areas in the city off-campus, and great places for hiking, camping, rock climbing and other outdoor activities are only a short drive away. There is plenty to do both on and off campus. The only downside is that there aren't many convenient places to go grocery shopping if you don't have a car, and the smaller convenience stores close to campus tend to be more expensive.

3 College Student

Nightlife: If you're looking for drugs, sex, and alcohol, you can find it. But good luck finding friends to do it with you and remember there will always be people willing to tell the honor code office. If you're just looking for a night to have some fun, however, there is plenty to do! Are 51 is a pretty popular club in SLC that has a very popular 80's night every Thursday. You can also go to other various clubs such as CandyLand to have a good time. If you don't grind, however, you might be looking at a fiarly awkward and uncomfortable situation. Other than that people just hangout, go on adventures or go to parties at night. 7 Peaks has a dance party every Friday night that is a lot of fun if you can get enough college kids there. Usually it is packed with high schoolers, it is another grinding party, but if you're not into that you can hit about half the slides with no lines at all. Only 4$ for girls and 8$ for guys. If these don't appeal, try going off roading, camping, having a bonfire at Utah Lake, going to any of the UVU parties, or maybe heading up to squaw peak. The view is beautiful and you are almost always guaranteed a NCMO.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Computer Labs for All Occasions – I've so far been nothing but impressed with all the standard computer labs here on campus. Not only is there always one nearby, but the software is almost always up-to-date and the network speed is great except in very rare cases. Printing is also affordable and readily available, with printing kiosks in the main areas of most buildings, even the ones that don't have open-access labs.
But what makes BYU shine as far as technology goes is its specialized computer labs. For example, there is a lab on campus with computers connected to MIDI keyboards and sporting the latest versions of the best music notation, recording and editing software. This lab is intended for use by music composition and recording majors, but it is open for anybody to use and during certain hours there are TAs there to help you learn how to use the software. I know there is also a programming lab that offers the same kinds of resources.
Even though it is convenient to own a personal computer, especially during midterms and finals when the labs tend to get crowded, you can get by just fine without one.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Great Security – BYU's campus feels so safe all the time; I've never had any trouble or even felt nervous walking across campus, either during the day or late at night. Also, since I work at the university's art museum, I come into contact a lot with security guards. They are always polite and helpful, and this goes for security guards all across campus, not just the ones in the museum. Last night I needed to return some books to the library, but I arrived just minutes after it closed. I crossed paths with a security guard as he was checking the grounds outside. He noticed my armful of books and asked if I wanted him to return them for me since he was going back into the building. So helpful!
I've never had to call the Campus Police for anything, but I take that as a good sign.

4 College Senior

Majors: What We Do, We Do Well – While you may not find all the programs that are offered at other schools, those which are at BYU are excellent. Professors and students are encouraged to stay at the forefront of their fields by attending conferences and learning in a very dynamic, hands-on manner.

2 College Senior

Parking: Never Anywhere to Park – Trying to find a parking space at BYU is always difficult. It always seems as though there are more than enough service and faculty spots available but never enough student spaces. If you park in the available spaces, be ready for a $30 ticket! There needs to be more student spaces; a problem solved with a parking garage.


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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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