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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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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was able to receive a scholarship my first year but this school has a ridiculously high GPA cut-off to maintain such a scholarship. I made one B+ and was not able to keep the scholarship I had worked so hard for. So, I would suggest working REALLY hard to make sure you can keep all A's to maintain scholarships.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you are able to navigate the madness of trying to get good on-campus housing well and end up in the dorm of your choice, the housing is very nice and can be a positive experience. However, this is hard to do and I know many people who lived in dorms they hated because they simply couldn't click a button fast enough when it was time to sign up for housing.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty decent options. Large variety in proximity, cost, newness,etc

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty good variety and deals. Not a lot of fine dinning.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Little party scene. Mostly off campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Honor code and strictness is intense. Church institution, be prepared to follow the honor code and know it's enforced.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: You don't need financial aid because the scholarship system is so incredible. BEST VALUE.

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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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