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Reviews 5375 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Get Both Ranges – In the winter here in Utah we receive quite a bit of snow. The dorms are not to far from campus so trudging through the snow is often fine. As it warms up people flock outside to enjoy the amazing warmth and weather.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most students are white but BYU is host to 125+ countries from Mali to Ecuador, France to Belarus and beyond. As such their can be some mainly american dress from all places but every once in a while we will find traditional dress.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The Most Sober University in the USA – I never had a problem with drinking or drugs at BYU, nor was i ever offered them. I never felt uncomfortable or unsafe in a group setting. Alcohol was never brought to parties. I love the clean, friendly atmosphere about BYU

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Of everything i love about BYU, the sports are definitely in the top 3. From the intrumurals to the official team sports to the facilities, i was never unhappy with the experience. Sports are always competitive, but under control. Prizes for winners are desireable and the atmosphere is always exciting.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I love the convenience and quality of the eating out options at BYU. There are options for every budget and the food is always good. I hardly ever have to wait in lines and customer service is always top notch. BYU is definitely doing it right!

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The transportation here is good. The only reason it is an A- is the limited parking. If you want to drive to campus you have to leave pretty early. However, for most students this isn't a problem. The majority live close enough to campus that they walk or ride a bike.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are plenty of computers throughout campus. Many buildings have not only labs, but printing kiosks on the main floor for a quick print. The computers are all fairly new and fully functioning.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Liberal Arts and Humanities – The professors in the major are very interested in making sure I have a plan for my degree. Humanities degrees can be useless without graduate school or an immediate job offer. They have required that all Humanities majors complete some sort of study abroad or internships in order to help with post-graduation. In addition, all of the professors are very accessible and eager to help.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's Awesome Here – This is an awesome environment to learn. I love everything about it!

3 College Junior

Athletics: Pretty Good Teams – Our athletics do well for the investment we put into them. Games are well-attended, but many students don't get the memo of what color to wear, what chants to do, etc. There is also wide involvement in intramurals.

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3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Ugly Campus, Great Atmosphere – The overall aesthetic of the campus is ugly. Facilities are average at best, but everything in immaculately maintained. But what it lacks in appearance it makes up for in character.

4 College Freshman

Administration: On Your Honor – BYU students are expected to accept and adhere to a strict Honor Code restricting alcohol consumption, illegal drug use, and premarital sex among other things like practicing clean grooming. The students are held to observance of the rules on the honor system. It is a highly successful system.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: They Want You Here – Provo, UT has a smaller town feel and it can fit the idea of a college town. There is a lot of cheap entertainment and many events that cater to the college aged with several shopping malls and restaurants conveniently located and accessible. BYU is loved in this community!

5 College Freshman

Academics: More for Less – Brigham Young University has a reputation of very strong and challenging academics. It is a private school that is subsidized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which allows students that are members of the LDS church and those that are not alike to attend and live and study in an environment that is demanding of high character and wholesome living. There is a strong science and research base of the curriculum and professors which prepares students to succeed in rigorous post-graduate studies and, using the extensive alumni network, significant contribution in any workplace.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Good but Can Get Old – The is a wide variety of foods for people to choose from. The food at the dining hall is good, but can get old really fast because there isn't much variety and they rotate through their menus so you don't often experience something new. But outside the dining hall, there are plenty of other good options to choose from, whether you want something cheap and fast or you want something on the fancier side.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Living for the Better – Brigham Young University has made my life better in more ways than I can comprehend. The opportunity to stretch myself in different aspects- intellectually, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially has helped me become the person I am today. Before coming to this school, I was confused in many different aspects of my life, but those questions have been resolved, and my understanding strengthened because of the concepts I have been taught. To have this experience, I have learned to live the Law of the Harvest- to put in the required amount of work to achieve the desired outcomes, whether they be grades or scholarships.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: The Honor Code – BYU proudly holds to its Honor Code, a high standard of living that all those attending BYU must live by. The Honor Code is enforced to keep the learning environment clean and wholesome so that improper distractions are lessened. For some individuals, the Honor Code may seem like an imposing hinderment to their personal rights of expression, but to the majority of those on BYU's campus, the Honor Code is an expression of an inner commitment to be better individuals in every aspect of life.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Fairly Diverse, Fairly Treated – BYU has a richly diverse population, including those from across the nation and world, with all types of religious background, with the majority of those being white individuals belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There is a lack of prejudice and discrimination. Resources are equally available to everyone, and opportunities are constantly being presented to further your educational experience.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Great School – I love my school. It has its flaws, but it suits me. People don't drink, which allows them to establish meaningful relationships, and focus on their studies. There are so many students that you can always find your niche, and the professors may just be the nicest, most approachable professors in the world. Sure the campus is ugly, and public transport non-existent, but I can forgive that.

1 College Junior

Transportation: Campus Transport – If you don't have a car, good luck getting around in Utah. Public transport is expensive, and coverage is poor. There are no other alternatives. Next year, there may possibly be a passenger rail line extended to Provo, so there is hope for the future.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Clean Cut – I love the social scene here. Everyone has high values and morals, and is very friendly. We all want to be at college and get an education, but still know how to have fun. (And we remember it in the morning). There are some amazing programs that do spectacular things that give me a sense of pride in my school.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Just Say No – Drugs are virtually unheard of here. Thats pretty much it.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: Library Is the Bomb – I love the library. Its huge, has tons of good books, but is also the go-to place to study. Social areas to study in, private desks or rooms, it has it all. The librarians are super helpful and knowledgeable too

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Cute Guys! The guys are pretty cute. There are a lot of cute nerds and a lot of the hipster type.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Totally Safe – I feel very safe on campus. The pathways leading from campus are well lit. I have never felt unsafe on campus. I've never been robbed or pranked.


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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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