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Reviews 5373 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Senior

Majors: Strict but Easy Enough – Its all about talking to an adviser early on. There are a lot of classes that are required before you can get into the Marriott School of Management. Once enrolled you have to take more prerequisites before you can declare a major.

4 College Senior

Majors: Great School – I loved my program. I would say to prospective students that the best thing to do is wait and declare your major/emphasis once you know what you REALLY want. I am a finance emphasis who should have done marketing. It is not the biggest deal in the world. The internship prep and career placement is amazing. Great school to attend

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on What You Like – There are very many options for off campus housing it just depends on what you want. If you want a private room, close to campus, a big apartment, or new apartments you will have to pay more money for each thing. So depending on how big your budget is, you can usually find somewhere that you like.

3 College Student

Weather: Utah is sometimes known for having weird and unpredictable weather, so if you live off campus and walk or ride your bike to campus make sure to always carry an umbrella in your bag and make sure to have boots and a good coat just in case it snows. The weather doesn't really affect the campus experience that much because there isn't very many things outside that would be cancelled or ruined by the weather.

3 College Student

Administration: The Honor Code – BYU is known for having a strict Honor Code which includes absolutely no drugs or alcohol, no sex before marriage, do not go into the bedroom or bathroom of the opposite gender, modest clothes, curfew, and no facial hair in the testing center. There are many other rules that similar to the standards of the LDS church and BYU is very strict in keeping those rules. For the more serious rules you have the potential possibility of getting kicked out of school, but you know the rules when you sign the honor code, so if you don't want to keep those rules then I would suggest not coming to BYU.

3 College Student

Campus Food: Only a Few Good Options – In one of our largest buildings we have a food court which I like, but the problem is that most of the students go to only two of the many options because we don't really like the other options. So if you want your favorite food then you will have to wait in a long line, so I think it would be smart if they replaced the less popular options with ones that students would like to eat at.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Low Crime – Besides some bike thefts the crime on BYU is generally pretty low. The campus is fairly well lit, except the hill south of campus. Avoid the river trail late at night and you should be good.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Hit and Miss With the Girls – A large chunk of the girls at BYU are way to focused on their studies and school which can make dating difficult, they have no time for a social life. There's also a lot of Zoey Deschanel wannabes which works out ok because they get together with the BYU hipsters.

3 College Student

Parking: If you don't need a car it's better not to bring one... Parking is hard to find. I never got a ticket and when I didn't have a car I did fine.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safer Than Safe – Sometimes I forget when I go out that I even have to use common sense--BYU is incredibly safe, I have never felt in danger. I can walk home from work after closing with little concern. Near no one drinks and the school Honor Code prevents pretty much every danger. I love BYU because it allows me to have fun without fear.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Girls Are Beautiful – Girls have great values and come from all over the world. There are tons of pretty girls at BYU.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Psych That I Like! Psychology has been super great. People interested in psychology and people interested in people and therefore they are awesome. Every teacher I have had is always one of the most interesting people I have met. The subject material, though already awesome, is made all the more awesome by professors who love the material. I love people!

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Clean Fun – There are a lot of activities at BYU, and anything sponsored by BYU is required to be very "clean" (no alcohol, modest dress, etc).

2 College Sophomore

Parking: Free, but you get what you pay for. No spots free ever! Basically if you have classes at 8 or 9 in the morning, you will find a spot no problem, but good luck finding a spot if your classes start later. Some people just park in faculty parking and eat 1-3 tickets a semester.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Good Girls – Lots of attractive girls, though some are stuck up

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Ready to Be Swept Off Your Feet? The guys at BYU are handsome, respectful, and FUN! They take you on the best dates and never overstep boundaries that you have set. You'll definitely be able to find a keeper in this bunch!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I Don't Regret Russian – It is a tough major to figure out what you want to do with your life. Your options are teaching, translating, or possibly something political. I eventually want to teach a secondary class. My program is also helpful in getting you certified to teach and ready for job searching.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: BYU has a website that posts all internship opportunities for their students. I haven't had an internship yet, but I plan on interning in Moscow next summer. BYU is very helpful in organizing and informing you of all the opportunities around the world to work and not just close to BYU.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Fast Food Central: Not Catered to College Students – There are plenty of places to eat near campus, but not many of cater to the needs and wants of the students nearby. They never have discounts or incentives. Some have punch cards for when you buy so many meals, you get one free, but other than that, that is all they do to cater to us. But Kneaders for breakfast is a must go! All you can eat french toast. Everything is homemade and it is worth the wait!

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Extremely Easy – The process of being a Russian major is simple. You go to the college of humanities office and speak to one of the counselors about declaring your major. They ask you if you have a double major you want to pursue or a minor, then they register you as a russian major. The only problem with being a russian major is that you have to study abroad, and you have to have another major or minor. Russian is a small major that does not have a lot of requirements, so the college advises that you have another field of study to supplement your Russian.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Finding people that attend BYU and even WANT to go to a club would be pretty hard, seeing as most of us are Mormon. BYUSA, the dorms, and the off-campus housing people put on a lot of events that are really fun, and we also enjoy the wide variety of outdoor activities having mountains surrounding us provides. There's plenty to do, but I gave the B grade because I'm pretty sure you're talking about clubbing, and that's something we don't do :P

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Perfect for Freshman – This is exactly what I needed to transition into campus housing. It gets you used to having a roommate, it's really social, food is taken care of with your meal plan, and you're super close to campus!

1 College Student

Diversity: White White White – Everyone here is soooo white. I know the idea is that it's super diverse with Mormons from all over....yeah, no. There might be a lot of Mormons from abroad, but still. WHITE.

4 College Student

Weather: I Love This – It snows, it's sunny, it's hot, it's cold, it's so interesting! Yeah, heavy snowfall and summer melts might get in the way a little bit with transportation, but other than that, I love the weather and the variety. When it's cold, it's not awful, and when it's hot, it's not unbearable. The desert climate is amazing.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You can find good parties nearly every weekend if you look for it but it's definitely not the focus here. The clubs are really non-existant too.


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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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