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Reviews 6575 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. I think the biggest crime on campus is parking in the wrong spot.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit and involvement. The teams themselves are not very enthusiastic when training, and off the official playing field. A lot of merchandise available revolves around the sports. There is a bombardment of advertising for the purchase of tickets. There is a lot of fan support. The facilities aren't as impressive as what is available for other students at other universities within the state.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The environment is good. Some fellow students feel that they are above you and are sometimes unwilling to help. The computer programs constantly lose your information and one must meet the departments in person to fix all of the errors. The people that one might call for help, often don't believe that he/she has tried the suggestions given.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: So far, I've only had one or two professors who I felt had a different teaching style than what works for me. They have all been very understanding and helpful when it comes to issues with grades or confusion during lectures. They genuinely care about their students' success and work really hard to make sure we have the best chance possible of doing well in their classes. They are also cool and friendly so it's not awkward when you see them around campus!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: BYU is nationally recognized for several of its programs and their huge value in the job market. For example, I'm studying computer science with an emphasis in animation - and while computer science is a rapidly growing field already, BYU's animation program is one of the best in the country and its students are often recruited by major film studios even before they graduate. There is also a career center on campus where students can get connected with employers and alumni in their field, have practice job interviews, and learn how to write standout resum├ęs.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: From my experience and what I've heard, campus crime and student safety issues are extremely rare at BYU. Campus police are quick and responsive, and can often be seen around campus. In the few years I've been a student here, I have never had any issues with things being stolen or any other problems. I'm sure things happen once in a while but it's so rare that when it does, everyone hears about it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived in the newest dorms (Heritage Halls) my first 2 semesters and loved it! I had so much space for everything and the apartments were very nice. I had awesome neighbors and roommates, and the whole complex was generally very social and fun. On-campus housing is a bit more pricey but worth it to be so close to your classes and to have such a nice, fully-furnished apartment. Those apartments are also in high demand, so if you don't apply there early you most likely won't get in. Other than that the housing process is straightforward and simple.

5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics are a huge part of student life at BYU.The student section is completely full at every game I've been to, and we all get super loud and into the game. Almost all sports are very well advertised at our school, so everyone knows about upcoming games and events. The varsity teams here regularly compete in conference and national championships, so fans are well rewarded with lots of wins and exciting games. I wasn't interested in sports at all in high school, but coming to BYU got me going to every game I can!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love BYU. It's very difficult at times to stay on top of everything I need to do for my classes and extracurricular activities, but I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. The student life is awesome, there are always things going on, just about everyone you pass on campus is friendly, and the overall atmosphere is uplifting and positive. The students get very involved in sports and other events, and the school spirit is off the charts. I've had so many life-changing experiences here, made lifelong friends, and learned more than I ever thought I could. I can't imagine choosing any other school!

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I'm not very active in the nightlife, but I'm sure it's there. I do know that people are always planning get together's, or going out to concerts or places to dance.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I feel like parties that are well known only really emerge around big events like Homecoming and Halloween. But individuals throw their own smaller parties all the time as well.

4 College Junior

Academics: The program I am in is excellent. It prepares you to actually work in that career and is nationally recognized. The workload is challenging at times, but it is only there to help us progress and learn.

3 College Junior

Diversity: The population of the school is very much white, LDS, middle class students. There is some racial diversity, and we do have international students, and some students who are non-LDS, but they are in the minority.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: It is not visible at all because drinking and using drugs is not permitted on campus or around at campus approved housing. If it is going on, it is hidden.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors are very passionate about the subjects that they teach and also very accessible. They show that they want us to succeed and are there to assist in any way possible.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors are no doubt experts in their fields. There are a variety of teaching methods and focuses, so find the professor that works best with your specific learning style. They are up-to-date with technology and teaching/learning resources. Because the professors are so knowledgeable in their areas of expertise, the courses are well-informative. Just be sure to find the teacher that is right for how you learn.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I am not sure about all programs, but I know that my program (accounting) does an excellent job of giving their students the knowledge and experience to prepare them for the job field as soon as they graduate. Participation in school internships and clubs are encouraged. There is a high rate of employers coming to the university seeking graduates to hire. One aspect employers really like is BYU's focus on honesty in their students. What employer wouldn't want an employee they know has made and upheld a commitment to be honest in all their dealings? Networking is encouraged and made possible through the whole process. I do not have much experience with career center/services.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I generally feel safe walking alone on campus day or night. I do hear of things happening, but not enough to have me worried it is likely to happen to me. The most common crime I hear of is stolen bikes. If you have taken the appropriate steps to be able to identify your bike, you can generally get it back. The worst crime I have heard of happening is sexual assault/individuals being groped. This was a big issue my first year there and is still being addressed and measures taken to resolve past issues and prevent future ones. Blue boxes are stationed all over campus which contact campus police with the click of a button. Campus police have walked students back to their dorms after dark when requested in order to ensure safe travel home.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The thing I like best about campus housing is that there are enough options with enough variety that anyone can find what they want or at least something close. One can have many roommates or few, swimming pool and tennis court or not, personal laundry or community shared, social atmosphere or not. They can live in an apartment complex, town home, duplex, etc. There are many options within walking distance of campus, grocery store, gym, entertainment, etc. The rooms are kept nice and clean. There is an at least yearly housing fair. The housing account is easy to manage.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: This is not one of my stronger subjects of interest, therefore, I will be giving the outsider view. I see enough team spirit advertised around campus to know that sports are a big deal. There is great turn out for events and the teams perform well. I do not know much about the facilities or equipment available to athletes and non-athletes. We are encouraged to get the sports pass that gives us entrance to all games.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: First, just to clarify the rating, it's the best for me. I love the environment, because the students are required to maintain high standards, especially in conduct and honesty. It is a competitive school to get into, so the students are driven, dedicated, and hard-working. Students come from all over the country and world, which adds diversity and opportunities for learning about other cultures. They have an excellent program for my major. They focus on making well-rounded students who are prepared to jump right into their career after graduation.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I have no opinion of Greek Life because it isn't a part of the BYU community.

5 College Junior

Athletics: BYU students are true-blue BYU fans--through and through!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love that I can attend a school where I am free to express my religious beliefs in a secular environment.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is an excellent quality of school, it meets all the expectations I had because of what I've heard. Professors generally care about the student and want you to be successful.

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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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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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