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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The BYU facilities really are great. As a student-athlete, the new Student Athlete Building is amazing and provides so many benefits to student-athletes like mentoring and tutoring that is really helpful. There is also a great intermural program and student activities like Pilates and Yoga that are really popular. The library is INCREDIBLE, one of the best in the nation to my understanding. Literally, it has anything you could possibly need to study.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I think the most unique part of BYU is the ability to attend a respected university and feel no pressure to lower your standards. If anything, I've felt pressure to raise my standards because there are just so many people here that have accomplished so much not just spiritually, but in academics, in sports, in art and many other avenues. It's a conglomeration of some of the best and brightest minds, and that is refreshing coming from a public high school where little if anyone cared about education and their future.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The social aspect is not as great as I'd hoped, and the winter is cold, but overall I think the experience of being at BYU cannot be duplicated anywhere. I cannot emphasize enough how great the academics are, and the people here are some of the friendliest and most genuine people in the world. It's an exciting place to be.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: I'm a psych major, and the Psychology program here is great. It's the largest major on campus, but it's also one of the shortest, and is conducive to graduating in three years. There are so many great things happening within the psych department: there's free tutoring in Psych Central, the SONA research lab where upperclassmen conduct research and underclassmen act as test subjects, and our very own MRI lab. Not to mention the psych professors are well-known to be some of the most knowledgable and entertaining on campus, making them really great options as mentors and future recommendation letter writers for grad school.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics at BYU are bar-none. I've loved every class I've taken, even ones that are on the opposite side of the spectrum from my interests. The combination of secular and spiritual education is so uplifting, and really gives you the right perspective in the classroom. The University Core has also been so enriching for me, as I've learned so much about subjects that I never would have taken before.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Downtown Provo has a few good little bars and stuff where some local bands play, and Center St. has a fair amount of options for things to do. There are some cool dance parties in the convention center downtown, too.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: If you're coming to BYU, you probably fall under the typical stereotypes too. 98% LDS, mostly of white, middle-class background. There are exceptions of course, and I've met a fair amount of international students, but it's not exactly what I would call diverse.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The tuition here is cheap anyways, but the financial aid process is no hassle at all. I qualified for both federal and institutional financial aid, and the office was great with handling my questions about aid. The online Financial Center is also very convenient and easy as well.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: The Frontrunner (train) is great for connecting you to the Salt Lake TRAX system to travel anywhere within the Salt Lake area, and it's really cheap, but the station is inconveniently about 2 miles away, which means you either have to go on a very long walk, or find a ride to the station. The bus system is not reliable or convenient at all, and renting a car from the Hertz on Demand system is really expensive. Your best bet is to get rides from friends with cars if you want to go anywhere off campus.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: Lot's of restaurants and many different options within a college budget.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: It depends on where you live. North of campus is nicer, but south of campus is more social

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Lots of hotties in every major. Pretty much a guy for any girls' type.

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4 College Junior

Weather: Warm in summer and cold and snowy in winter. Also right by the canyon and mountains so there's always things to do outside in every season.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's alright. It depends on where you live and what kind of apartment you get.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Provo scares me. I carry mase and always lock my door.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Most people here are friendly, and there's a lot going on. it's a fun campus and a lot of extracurricular activities.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: There are a lot of centers and the library is huge. the campus is beautiful and there are always a lot of activities going on. The place to hang out is called The Wall.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: I had some problems with the financial aid office that was a little bit of a problem, but i ended up getting what i needed and it worked out.

3 College Junior

Parking: It's hard to find a spot but permits aren't too expensive.

3 College Junior

Administration: Follow the honor code and there wont' be any problems. If you don't follow the honor code you can get kicked out of school very easily.

5 College Junior

Academics: The dietetics program is the best! The classes are fun and challenging and the classes are small so you get to know your classmates and professors.
There are a lot of volunteer opportunities, jobs, and internships available.

5 College Junior

Academics: BYU has some of the best major programs in the country. Professors are great and programs are challenging and fun.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of fun places in Provo and in Orem within a college budget. There are a lot of fast food options, but also some sit down restaurants as well. My personal favorite is the Roll Up Cafe, a crepe restaurant.

5 College Junior

Athletics: BYU has awesome athletics. Everyone knows the teams and goes to the games. Club and intramural sports are also participated in by most people throughout the summer months and those are a lot of fun. They range from softball to dodgeball.

5 College Junior

Majors: The dietetics major is great! It's only 40 students a year, so you become really close with your classmates and with your professors. The classes are interesting and challenging. You learn a lot in many different areas and work hard throughout the program.
It is mostly group work activities, but everyone in the program is hardworking and fun, so group work isn't a burden at all. There are many job opportunities and internships available.

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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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