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Reviews 5808 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Diversity: No, not everyone is from Utah and not everyone is judgmental. Given it's honor code, BYU is as diverse as it can be.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: This should be obvious: BYU has the world's strictest honor code. Drugs are dumb, but if you want to do them, this is not the school for you.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: This applies to transfer students--and perhaps incoming freshman: to be eligible for academic scholarships, you have to attend BYU for at least one year. I ended up have to wait a little more than one year for their scholarships. Competition for those scholarships is cutthroat, so make sure you do well in classes. There are a few other scholarships availble to certain individuals, but most of the other scholarships seemed need based.

3 College Junior

Technology: In certain parts of campus, BYU has plenty of computers. In the Tanner Building, home to the Marriott School of Management, there really isn't a computer lab you can access all the time. There is one on the second floor, but often it is used for classes.

3 College Junior

Majors: The Marriott School's on campus internships are really helpful. They are unpaid. Time comittment varies for each one, but I'd say mine took significantly less time than a three credit hour class.

Concerning off-campus internships, I just landed a job at Zions Bank this summer. I give BYU a B+ because I'm in the top 15 percent of my graduating class, but it was impossible for me to find an internship and my program seemed apathetic to finding me an internship. You're responsible for finding one on your own, regardless of your achievements and merit.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: BYU, despite prevalant stereotypes, has a diverse student base. No, most people aren't ostentatious about religious practices. Cute girls and nice guys are there. Social life is good and it's what you make of it. I pretty much spend all my time in BYU's business school and I'm married. If I were single though, I'd still enjoy attending BYU. I haven't attended singles wards here, so I can't justly comment on the dating scene.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are a ton of great guys here! They are usually very smart, good looking and quite the gentleman. However, some are stuck up, super awkward or just plain strange.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: The Public Health program at BYU is phenomenal. I couldn't ask for a better school to be going too. Nearly all of the professors have real world experience and they are able to tell you what it's like working in the field. They also have many options for an emphasis which can help you specify what you study in Public Health.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Overall, BYU has pretty well kept and newly renovated dorms. Wyview is an apartment styled dorms that is a bit far from campus but are very new and nice. Helaman Halls is the typical dorm setting which is close to the Cannon, the dining hall, and to campus as well.

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.


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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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