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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: BYU is not the greatest spot for drinking parties and the sort of stuff I think this survey is asking about... However it is a great place to be! I think students are mostly responsible for making their own fun. There are a couple of dance clubs to go to that are pretty fun, apartment parties and school sanctioned events. I think it is an incredibly fun atmosphere and I wouldn't change it for anything!

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: It doesn't really have anything special. It has what most other cities have. What is neat is the Provo Canyon with a small ski resort

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: BYU is a religious college, therefore the majority of students are the same religion, LDS. The majority are white as well. There are a small percentage of international and non-LDS students though.

3 College Junior

Parking: Recently they have made parking on campus (in the few specified student lots) free. Unfortunately, there are not many places to park, and those few lots fill up very quickly and early on in the day.
Most students live close enough to walk to campus in about 20 min or less.
Tickets are given very quickly. Do not park anywhere you are not permitted to, even for a few min. If you live close to campus, it is probably not even worth planning on driving since you will spend more time hunting for a spot than you would spend walking to campus.
However, parking is now free for students so it wouldn't hurt to register your car so you can park on campus if you need to! I tend to only park during midterms/finals weeks since I am constantly going on and off campus for reviews and tests.

4 College Junior

Technology: There are actually a lot of computer labs on campus. The main ones that everyone knows about in the library tend to be really crowded, but there are labs all over campus that usually have plenty of room.
I believe there is a computer lab in every (or at least most) buildings. There are Mac and PC labs, that all have printers available for students to use for a small fee. There are even computer labs that you can reserve a seat at ahead of time if you know you are going to need to work on something specific during a busy time like finals. But I have never had to reserve a spot, there is always a computer open somewhere.

3 College Junior

Academics: You have to work to maintain high grades in most classes, but it is definitely not too overwhelming. Especially if you start out taking G.E. courses and gradually start taking classes for your major.
Many students take many credits and are able to stay on top of everything just fine. I may not have the best grades, but I have never felt too stressed out about classes either.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics at BYU are challenging and quality. You can't beat the education for the price either.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking spaces are hard to come by but are close to campus. Parking is free for students, but don't park in restricted areas or you will get a ticket quick.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: BYU has tons of variety because of the return missionaries all over the world bringing culture here.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of options which is nice, but some pricey ones

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: This really depends on what how you define nightlife. Lots of people go around hanging out at other people's places and enjoying time together. There are lots of activities that are not too far away, but obviously clubs are not the major attraction here.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather isn't nearly as nice as where I'm from (I'm used to beach weather), but I found that it's mild compared to most places. The snow can be fun and exciting if you bring the right clothing and the right attitude!

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The facilities are well-kept and up to date. There are a number of very helpful resources for students that I have taken advantage of, such as the research lab, the advisement centers, and the career centers.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: BYU is very safe. I walk home from work alone every night, and I am never worried. The whole atmosphere is safe and comfortable. I have never once felt threatened or concerned for my personal safety.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I feel safe, happy, and successful at BYU. Their facilities are up to date, their resource centers are incredibly helpful, their campus is beautiful, and their general atmosphere is exactly what I want in a college.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Living on University Avenue has the benefit of being close to a lot of fast food restaurants including McDonald's, Wendy's, Arby's, Pizza Hut (etc.) If you love fast food, living here is perfect. If you want to go to an actual restaurant, it'll take about 10 minutes to get there by car. There is a variety from Mexican to Chinese restaurants and they're all pretty decent.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I applied for financial aid a bit late, so I didn't receive any scholarships or grants. I did qualify for a loan, and I had to check my list of "to-do's" and check my messages on my financial aid every day. I suggest applying early and taking your time to fill them out and having someone check it. You can call the financial aid center if you have questions, the number can be found on the BYU website.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Because BYU's students are mostly white, there's not much of a variety in color. But there are people from all kinds of communities from the country to big cities. People dress modestly and can be your average jock or a trendy hipster.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: It depends on your perception of nightlife. Mormons generally do not drink alcohol or do drugs. Many have asked me what we actually do for fun. I think this makes for more creative activities! There are a ton of fun places to eat, ice skating, camping, hiking, shopping, etc. And Sundance is just a 25 minute drive up the Canyon, not mention Park City and Salt Lake ski slopes are not much farther.

3 College Junior

Technology: There are printers in every building. You simply use your BYU ID card to print things. The network is relatively fast, and there is free WiFi all over campus. It is sometimes a bit spotty in the basements of buildings. There are computers in the library and a few select other buildings. I would say that it is necessary to have a computer, as most classes require something that uses a computer. However, I know people who don't have computers and get by just fine.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: im an undeclared major for now, but all the major's at byu are determined to get you graduated. all of the professors have been well experienced in the fields that they teach. they will recommend for jobs and many other great things!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: the campus has a variety of amazing fields that are available for anyone. the work load is hard but is worth it. the professors want us to succed and want that best in whatever we do in our lives. ta's are always willing to help and they should be used reguarly

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: the safety and security on campus is the best i have seen they do not put up with alot and the campus is always always clean. along with that the students do their best to make it a fun and safe enviorment. things do not get out of control here.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: the computers here are amazing they work fast and always have staff ready to help you out the only thing is sometimes it is very hard to get a computer reserved

3 College Student

Weather: Snowy days are challenging. They are good about clearing the walks and parking lots on campus. The rest of the year the weather is great.

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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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