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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is ok, but can be poorly maintained or have weird social atmospheres. You have to find your place and your people and decide what pros and cons you can settle for.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: In n Out is GREAT to have around and there's a number of fast food options that range from typical- McDonald's, Wendy's, Taco Bell, to more unique- The Malt, Hot Potato, etc. There are a few ethnic options but I haven't explored them for the most part. Ok Mexican Food when you go more authentic but still incomparable to Mexican Food in CA.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The honor code makes BYU more strict than many colleges but what's really annoying is the strictness around parking enforcement.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Partying at BYU is different from other schools because it's not popular to drink or use drugs- so you end up finding really creative ways to have fun without being under the influence of anything.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: I haven't applied for financial aid yet at BYU.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There's a lot of variety and a few hidden gems around campus when you get bored of the typical places.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Super nice brand new dorms have been built right next to campus. BYU cares a lot about student housing and employs really awesome Resident Assistants who help make on-campus housing as great as it is.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Tons of options that are either on campus or walking distance.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: On campus housing is great especially with the brand new buildings.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived off campus yet

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I dont really go out that much to eat

College Freshman

Administration: The "strictness" of BYU is actually what makes going here a great experience. Besides the parking violations and such, the honor code benefits us as students to be the best student or student-athlete we can be without having to worry about the pressures to fit in.

College Freshman

Party Scene: The "party scene" at BYU isn't your typical party to say the least. However, I feel like it's more fun unlike any other parties. First off, they don't have drinking or drugs which is a HUGE plus. Even the ones off campus! The parties are a great way to make new friends and have fun without being pressured to drink or have sex, etc. because that is totally over rated.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: You have to go and ask

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Although you have a lot of options to choose from for where to eat, the meal plan is EXPENSIVE! You usually don't even use it all!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great way to make new friends and really get involved with the school. The dorms are average, but there are so many places on site to hang out and have fun.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: At BYU, there is no greek-life. The University got rid of Sororities and Fraternities a long time ago because they caused lots of clique-yness. The administration thought that it would be best to get rid of them, because even though the service projects that they did were great, BYU is a service-oriented University, and lots of service still got done.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't play sports or anything, but I absolutely LOVE going to the games. They are so much fun, and everyone gets so into the games! It's something that the entire campus unites about! The Smith Fieldhouse, Richard's Building, and Student Athletic Building, as well as the Levell Edwards Stadium and Helamen Fields are amazing! They are super nice, and the staff is super friendly. One thing I really love about BYU is how nice the players are. At some colleges, the players are cocky and full of themselves, and consider themselves better than everyone else, but not here!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options when looking for off-campus housing. There are super cheap places to live, but also some pretty expensive places to live. It depends on what you're looking for. There is always something for everyone. They are all fairly close to campus, and they all require that you follow the honor code that BYU has. That is super nice, and it makes them all pretty safe places to live. I come from a pretty unsafe place, so for me, that is a huge plus! Everyone is super friendly, and when you are researching places to live, the managers are super helpful!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus that much, but whenI do, there is a great variety. You can go to the chain restaurants, such as Wendy's and McDonalds, but there are some real authentic restaurants on Center Street. There are also things that are very "typical Provo", such as Swig or Sodalicious. I think there is a good combination between what you're used to eating and adventereous food.

5 College Freshman

Administration: The administration here at BYU are incredible! They are super nice! Even though they are strict, you signed a contract when you applied to BYU saying that you would follow all of the guidelines in the Honor Code, including visiting hours, alcohol use, and drugs. They are not allowed on campus, and the administration is very strict about that, but it comes with the fact that you agreed to follow those rules when you applied to go here.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received some financial aid, and it was super helpful. Applying for financial wasn't necessarily a hassle, but it was definitely confusing. I didn't really know where to go to apply. I went and talked to the financial aid office this year, and it makes more sense. It was confusing to apply, but honestly, I think any school is going to have a confusing way to apply for financial aid. I don't think that this is only applicable to BYU.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties at BYU are super fun! I like them because they are pretty clean! Where I come from, the parties were dirty and raunchy, and I'm so glad they aren't like that here! That's one of the things that I love about BYU! The people here are so nice and have similar values to me, so I don't feel out of place at the parties!

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I eat at the CougarEat a lot and I've really grown to love it! I really like that they have lots of restaurants, but they also have a "Grab-n-Go" and the "CougarExpress" where you can just pick out pre-made food! That is the best because whenever I am in a rush, I can still get something to eat! The employees at the CougarEat are so friendly and helpful! I spend a lot of time there!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really like living on campus! It's super close to all of my classes and the library! It's close to my work and it's pretty sociable! I live in a really nice dorm, with a kitchen, living room, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms. It's been really nice having a dorm with a kitchen, so I can actually cook food and not have to always buy from the cafeteria and fast-food (even though I do tend to do that a lot!). The people in my building are super nice and easy-going! The only down-side to living on campus is the walk to most social events. Lots of parties and get togethers occur off campus and it's a pretty far walk from the dorms. Other than that, I really like living on campus!!

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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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