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Reviews 5815 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are many options for off camus housing and they are pretty close to campus. Next year, I will only be 5 minutes walking distance from campus.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not really a partier. BYU had some fun parties though. They had great comedy groups that were fun to go to.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I didn't eat out much, but Costa vida was very close and it's one of my favorite restaurants. I loved the french toast at Kneaders. The Pita Pit, Panda Express, and Baskin and Robins were all close by and I love all of these restaurants. There was also a malt shop that has very good fries, burgers and milkshakes. There were interesting local restaurants downtown that I would like to try sometime.

5 College Freshman

Administration: I liked being at a school that shared my same standards and wanted people to live up to those standards. People agreed to the honor code when they applied to BYU, so they should be willing to follow it. It's not hard to follow the honor code because I have been following it all my life.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a full ride last year, and I am getting one this year too. It was a pretty simple process because to get the scholarships, they just looked at myessays that I wrote when I applied to BYU.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food was great. The Blueline had good soups and sandwiches and the moa cafe had great panini sandwiches. The Cannon Center had good food, some of the food did get a little old after eating it for 8 months. The Cannon did have many different options that changed everyday. The meal plan was very convenient and it was nice to be able to access vending machines anywhere on campus.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Dorms are great. They provide a wonderful social atmosphere where you can get to know everyone in your hall. The dorms aren't huge, but they are more than big enough for a college student. The rooms are clean and well taken care of.

5 College Junior

Administration: The strictness didn't bother me at all. Too much police work on parking tickets, but beyond that, they were great!

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: If you don't stay on your toes, you will miss the deadline and end up having to find other ways to get scholarships.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food was ok, but like all fast food, it would cost so much less if you just packed a lunch you made yourself.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Great, clean, and fair housing. Loved the proximity to campus!

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I've looked at off-campus housing, even had a contract I later had to get out of, but have never actually lived in off-campus housing.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: You're not at BYU to party. Sure we like to have fun, but we know why we're really here.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's pretty extensive and good, but still not the most budget-friendly option over cooking your own meals.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I love off-campus housing. There are a lot of apartment complexes and houses so there are a lot of options. I really like my landlords and they have parties every month for paying rent. Also, as you have to keep the honor code, it feels pretty safe and everyone is held to the same standard. My complex is pretty old, among others, so there are a lot of renovations going on. However, some of the parking areas are pretty bad. There are cars lining the streets and usually only one entrance to parking lots with can cause accidents.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is usually at least one thing going on in the city. Though, BYU isn't really a party school so they aren't high intensity partiers.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: When you go to center street, you hit a lot of different restaurants from different countries. The food is really quite amazing. Also, there are a lot of social events in that area so you can get something to eat and then go party. Generally, the price is reasonable, but there are some high end spots that are quite pricey.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The school is strict, but it makes students feel more comfortable and safe when it comes to situations that could become dangerous (drinking, drugs, etc.)

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Generally, the financial office is pretty good at reminding you of things/tasks that you need to do. My only issue was that they don't send a reminder email when it's time to apply for the merit based scholarships that you can get each semester. I missed the deadline and it's upsetting because I would have qualified for full-tuition. So my suggestion is to look actively for the merit based scholarships long before the deadline (yeah, I know, probably common sense.). Though they do have a long list of scholarship opportunities is you're willing to search through the 20 pages of scholarships.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I like that there are creameries on campus that allow for easy access grocery shopping. I don't have a car so having the option of picking up groceries on the way home is nice. The only negation would be that usually the prices are a lot higher in the creamery than in the other grocery stores. The food in the creamery on ninth is also really good as all of the burgers/fries are made fresh. Also, you can't beat the creamery ice cream! There is a bit of variety in the food courts, though the food can get pretty boring pretty quickly after to you eat at each place a few times.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I have actually never lived in on-campus housing. However, there are tons of different apartment buildings and houses to rent. In the one that I lived in, the social arena was fantastic and it was relatively cheap for the value you get. Though, I have been in the dorms on campus and they are very new and are certainly high end.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Due to VERY limited availability of on-campus housing, everyone who is not a freshman has to live off-campus.This makes BYU feel like way less of a community and it's hard because the approved off-campus housing is disgusting and if you want to live somewhere clean and nice it's very, very pricey.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of reasonable places that one can go for good food around the Provo area.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties here a different than the traditional college party but I feel that they are fun and help students meet new people.

4 College Freshman

Administration: BYU has a very strict honor code that has some aspects that may seem a little too oppressive but ultimately it's they're to help you so everything works out.

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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 ( 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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