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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: BYU easily has some of the best sports facilities in the West. From the Marriott center that holds 22,000 and the LaVell Edwards stadium that holds over 64,000 screaming fans. The football and men's basketball team frequently have over 20,000 attendees which brings a great atmosphere to the games. The football team almost always participate in a Bowl game and the basketball team often makes it to the NCAA tournament. BYU has some of the most dedicated fans out there!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have heard that it is quite cheap but i have never lived on campus so i would not know.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are always things to do here. Whether it be shows, or displays, there are plenty of places to see and the Library is always open. There are always people willing to hang out and do something.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I have heard that it is pretty difficult to find good spots and that they fill up quickly, but I don't have a car

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: I always felt safe on campus and while walking to and from classes. Traffic can be a little backed up at times but I never experienced any major problems.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The programs are strong with rigorous requirements but in my experience graduates are looked on more favorably than other schools.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Provo has its own unique atmosphere. It is also close to Salt Lake and the mountains providing lots of activites and attractions.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I did an internship with Intermountain Healthcare. The position was not paid and I had to be there about 30 hours a week, but it gave me great experience and directly lead to a job offer upon completion of the internship.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: You'd think it isn't there because of the strict moral code at BYU, but it is. People will always be dumb. However, it's not the cool thing to do in general and it's very easy to avoid it if you want to. As everywhere, it's all about who you choose to hang out with.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Provo is pretty large and has a lot of places to go. It's also pretty close to Salt Lake which is fun to visit on the weekends. There are a lot of cheap food places to go, which is excellent.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: The Honor Code is extremely strict. However, it creates an amazing environment both academically and socially.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Helaman has small rooms, but you get to know a lot of people around you. The food situation is really convenient. It's more on the expensive side, but it's worth it.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: The Humanities program is, by and large, very versitale, with many empahsees for those wishing to specialize in a specific branch of humanities (film, theater, architecture, language, art, etc). It also forces the student to look outside of his/her own worldview and experience to cultivate a greater appreciation and understanding of human achievements/creations.

There are also many ways to be involved in this major. The department has a student council, of which I was part, which allows the students to interact with staff and faculty to bring better information/clubs/service projects/resources to the students.

The college also has many clubs for those looking for other students with similar international and artistic interests and the internship advisement is very helpful in providing credit and support for almost any internship imaginable. The improvement I believe could be of great use is if the college developed a practical use seminar for Humanities grads so they would know what to do with their major upon graduation.

2 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Housing has changed a lot since I first started at BYU. They actually tore down the towers where I lived freshman year. Heritage Halls, the apartment-like option, is very close to campus and has a kitchen area. It is also very small, and you can have up to six roommates. There is one bathroom for all of those girls and there is no dishwasher. Bonus points for being close to the campus creamery, which is a combo ice cream shop/tiny groccery store.

Helaman Halls has bigger rooms and few people: only two roomates per room. There are even single room options. The housing plan requires a cafeteria meal plan, as there are no kitchens. This housing situation is closer situated to the gym and athletics department, as well as Bulldog Ave., where all the fast food places are.

There is also Wyview Park, which is the most like real apartments. The disadvantage is that it is actually further away from campus than most off-campus housing. It is located in a nice area, and the bus passes right by it and drops off directly in front of the school. All students living in these houses must abide by an honor code, promising to respect the property (all housing comes fully furnished), and that no members of the opposite sex will be in your dwellings after midnight.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are a lot of good teams to watch at BYU and the student body is pretty active in supporting them. Football, Basketball, Men's and Women's Volleyball as well as Rugby are all teams that consistently do well on a national level. On top of that there is a big IM sports scene. Tons of students participate and it gets fairly competitive.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The CougarEat has a decent variety but it gets old quickly. There are a few other options such as the Canon Center, but it is kind of pricey. Due to its refusal to serve anything without caffeine, the drinks available on BYU are kind of bland as well.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: BYU is extremely strict when it comes to substance abuse, they don't even sell caffeinated soda! To put it simply, there aren't drugs here.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: There aren't too many spots close to campus and the ones that are there fill up quickly. Plan extra time to get to class and if possible bike or walk instead of driving.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The Professors are always professional, and also kind and patient. They will take time from their schedules to speak with students.

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4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into my program was easy... I just went and talked to the department counselor. There are not any real challenges getting into any of the languages/humanities majors at BYU. The most important criteria is just a desire to learn the language!

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3 College Junior

Weather: It snows a lot from October to March. If you live far from campus, it can kind of get to be a pain. Driving gets hard to do if you live really far from campus (you see a lot of minor accidents). But campus does a good job of cleaning up and making campus functional, even in the snow.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is pretty good--there are buses that run around Provo and to Orem (next town over), as well as a train that goes up to Salt Lake City. It is nice having a car, but it is really hard to find parking anywhere close to campus, so you have to live within walking distance or be ready to ride the bus.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: One of my school's mottoes, "The World is Our Campus", is supported by a very active study-abroad/international internship program. There are tons of opportunities to broaden your horizons and gain experience around the world. Very active community on campus.

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Unless you can get to campus before 8 am you will not find a place to park. Students are required to live within walking distance of campus though, so plan on walking, getting a bike or buying a motor scooter.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: The campus is pretty homogenous, except the athletic programs.

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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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