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Provo, UT
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28,338
Tuition
$4,710
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Average
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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: BYU has enough variety to keep it interesting. There are cheap and quick places to give you options for a more regular basis with a good number of more high quality places to provide for the needs for nicer events.

3 College Student

Diversity: There are some international students, but generally it is mostly a bunch of white people.
Mostly LDS students.
However, in general, people are open and accepting.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Being an LDS person in a LDS community is wonderful. I came from northern Michigan where there are virtually no Mormons. It is so much safer here!!! While that doesn't mean that you can be totally off guard while walking around at 4am, it is so much safer than any place I've ever been.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There are SO many international students here at BYU and I love meeting them all.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: August and the beginning of September is a REALLY hot time. The winters aren't usually too bad but this winter has been especially cold. It is really dry so someone with more sensitive skin (or from a humid climate like me) will have to stock up on the lotion! Overall it's good weather though :)

3 College Junior

Majors: Great program. Challenging, but great hook ups for job opportunities after graduating.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: It is great! They are all very willing to work with you in trying to find the fastest and best way for you to graduate. The professors are great (of course you may find a few that you personally don't get along with, but that is with everything in life).

2 College Sophomore

Parking: If you are not there at around 7:30am to park, there is little chance you'll get one. You'll just have to drive around and hope there is someone leaving so that you can park.
If you have a motorcycle, you'll have NO problems.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: TONS of choices! Panda Express, Taco Bell, Burger King, Mongos Grill, etc etc.
There are LOTS of places to go and lots of things to eat! You'll always be able to find what you feel like eating.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: BYU doesn't have a huge "nightlife". There are things to do, and places to go. However, we're all Mormons....

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: LOTS of choices on campus. Subway, Teriaki sticks, Tacobell, etc. There are also lots of snacks and healthy choices that BYU offers!

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I love attending Brigham Young University! It is located so close to so many different places so that it is in easy walking or driving distance from gorgeous mountains and parks to hike, bike, or play games at and shopping centers. The faculty is very good and the LDS church really puts a lot of money into the school to ensure that the best opportunities are available to the students.

1 College Student

Parking: Parking can be terrible. The parking permit is free, but if you don't get to the parking lot by 8 it will be difficult to find a spot. Get to campus early; if you park by the sports facilities, you'll have to hike up some stairs.

4 College Student

Nightlife: There is always some sort of good,clean fun going on. The student center just opened The Wall, which has live bands, good food, and fun people to hang out with. People who are LDS will have tons of fun, but if you're looking for a wild time with drinking and the like, you won't find any of this here.

3 College Student

Weather: Provo certainly has its days of being too hot and too cold, but no one seems to be extemely bothered by it. Travel can be difficult when roads aren't cleared of snow, and campus can get very icy, but everyone seems to make light of it all and are in good spirits. It doesn't affect the fun on campus at all.

4 College Student

Academics: This is my freshman year at BYU and I am having so much fun. My teachers are great and are really good about answering questions. I have TA's in almost all of my classes that I can go to if I need help. Once you get accoustomed to the campus its easy to find your way around, and there's always something fun going on. The course load is manageable; it's neither too hard or too easy.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: Campus has the Cannon Center (like a typical college cafeteria for the freshmen), the Cougareat (like a mall food court with multiple options like subway and taco bell), but we have some really great places around town.

4 College Senior

Academics: I love my psychology major! I know it's not the most practical major, but I'm passionate about it, and the professors are great. They are very helpful in advising you on what you should do after you graduate as well. Most of my classes have been very interesting and I actually don't mind doing the reading generally because I like the content.

4 College Senior

Academics: For the most part, the professors are great! Talking to them during office hours is never an inconvenience and they will make sure you understand that curriculum. I love class discussion since most of the other students are really intelligent. Specific programs on campus are the best in the country, so look at what you want to study and see how BYU ranks (all the programs are great, some are just particularly exceptional).

3 College Senior

Weather: Sometimes it snows a lot, which makes it a bummer to walk to class. But it makes winter sports really fun! In the winter, you can go up in the mountains and go sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and skiing.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: It doesn't cost to get a parking pass. Do not park where you aren't supposed to park though, parking police will nail you. And even if you try to appeal the ticket, it usually won't work. From what I understand, the earlier you go, the better chance you have of getting a parking spot. I own a scooter, so there are plenty of parking spots for those. Honestly though, a car is not a necessity. Plenty of students walk or ride bicycles to campus (there are tons of bike racks).

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: The weather is rather unpredictable in Provo, UT. For example, last night and this morning, it snowed quite a few inches, then by noon, it was warmer outside and the snow was turning to slush because it was melting. It's weather that is doable though. I've had to walk in the snow and rain before, but as long as you dress appropriately or drive responsibly, you're fine. Just make sure to have all sorts of variety in your clothes. You will need winter clothes (thermals, coats, scarves, gloves) but if you're here in the summer, make sure to have your flip flops and shorts too.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I am in the Psychology program at Brigham Young University. I am offered unique classes that are specific to what I feel is necessary to understand and what I really want to learn about. The workload is enough to keep me busy and learning, but not overwhelming to the point where I want to give up. Research opportunities are abundant, whether they are with professors or related to internships. The classes available are relevant and quite fulfilling.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: Brigham Young University is a very uplifting school. It has an Honor Code to which every student and teacher must abide by. This has a health code, a dress code, and frankly a behavioral code that helps the campus and the surrounding areas to be cleaner and safer places. There are always opportunities to learn more about your major, study abroad, get involved in research, or get involved in really anything you take interest in. The professors are well-selected and genuinely want each of their students to succeed.

4 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: There are always parties going on. Usually they are dance parties at people's apts/houses. Usually they are pretty clean and there are no alcoholic beverages seen at these parties. They are a great way to meet new people and make friends. You can always find someone who has a car that would be willing to give you a ride.

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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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