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Reviews 5319 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Everything here is geared toward students. The starving student card gives you discounts to just about everything that Provo has to offer. Salt Lake, just 45 minutes north, has an international airport, tons of concerts and museums, and LOTS of great food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freakishly Nice – Everyone who goes to school here is freakishly nice and courteous and social.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Excellent shape, well-cared for, and a general atmosphere of respect towards people and the surrounding environment.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The area actually has quite a few nice restaurants but most of the students aren't willing to pay. There are a lot of Mexican type restaurants that are really good and close to campus. There are also quite a few chain sit-down restaurants but most are too far away to get to without driving or taking the bus.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are many convenient computer and printing labs on campus. However, printing is not free. Also, the computer labs vary in quality. The Mac labs are nice, but are often reserved for specific classes or majors. The PC labs, which most people use, aren't terrible but are a few years old.

2 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Fans Are SO Bipolar. Our fans are horrible. They love them team when it's doing well and hate it when it's not. If you're gonna be a fan, be a fan all the time and not just when they're doing well.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments Are Ridiculous! Off-campus housing is RIDICULOUSLY expensive. It takes one entire paycheck to pay for housing. I wish they would be a little more lenient for all of us poor college students.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants Around Campus – There's a TON of options, but most of them are closed before 10pm. Other than that, I like it. It's got a little bit of everything.

3 College Junior

Weather: Springs and summers are great - very warm (but not humid), lots of outdoor activities. Overall very pleasant. Autumn is very pretty - lots of leaves changing color and the mountains are gorgeous. Winters are very cold - usually a fair amount of snow. Winters are pretty grey, and the transition into spring seems to take forever.

4 College Junior

Academics: Overall very good. There are 187 bachelor's programs, 64 masters degrees, and 26 doctorate degrees as of fall 2010. For 2010-2011, ranked #1 in accounting program (according to recruiters, Wall Street Journal), #4 graduates with least debt (U.S. News & World Report), #5 public relations program (PR Week Magazine), #16 MBA program (Forbes).

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Beautiful Campus – BYU's campus is amazing and includes about 300 buildings. BYU has several museums (art, paleontology, peoples & cultures, life science). There are numerous high-quality facilities for performing arts and sports (indoor practice fields & tennis courts, student athlete building, field house with track, five concert halls, 4 art galleries). There's a planetarium, astronomy telescope, a cancer research center. I heard that other than Harvard, BYU's library has more books than any other university library in the USA. The student center includes ballrooms, a bookstore, a bowling ally, a barber shop, and much more. The campus itself is beautiful - well-manicured lawns, trees, and gardens. There's a duck pond and a few streams and fountains. The mountains are beautiful too. The only complaint is that there's always construction going on at one place or another.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Mormons+Curfew=Not Much – We don't drink, so the bars and clubs thing is pretty much ruled out. There are plenty of dance parties to go around as well as performing groups on the weekends, however the fun generally ends at midnight due to a university established curfew.

3 College Junior

Technology: The computers are beginning to become a bit outdated in the PC department. They do fine for basic tasks like word processing but when you use more intense programs such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop your chances of getting a blue screen go up significantly. The Mac labs are fantastic though not as readily available as PC labs. The school does provide WIFI throughout the school that has decent speed which makes internet access convenient if you have a laptop.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Worth Your Money – Everything about this school screams value. The price that you pay for the experience that you gain here is excellent. Student life is fun, if you can get by with no drugs, alcohol, sex. Teachers are excellent, and the student by is the nicest that I've seen.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Having it snow all winter does not make it fun to go to class during end of fall semester, and winter semester.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off Campus Restaurants – There really are not a lot of choices that you can eat at near college.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: There Are No Drugs – Like the title suggests, you won't find an ounce of drugs anywhere near campus. It is a church school, and all the students who attend are clean and live healthy lives. There isn't even any drinking.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Welcome to Provo – Because BYU is an LDS school, there is no drinking or smoking anywhere. The worst crime is that a bike gets stolen. The place is always clean, and you always feel safe there.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Not Enough Space – While all of the on-campus housing has recently been reconstructed or upgraded, I gave it a B for lack of space. As a freshman it is nearly impossible to get a spot in teh on-campus housing, leaving you to find something as close as you can off-campus.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: J-Dogs Is What It's About. The off-campus dining around BYU is great, and has anything you could want on a college budget. J-dogs is especially good... Great dogs and great prices, perfect for a cheap date.

4 College Student

Campus Quality: For the most part, BYU maintains very up-to-date computer labs with helpful TA's staffing them. The athletic facilities are state of the art. The library is perfect for study and has everything you could possibly need.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I Love It Here – BYU is an amazing place to be. I have had great experiences so far and I can't imagine having gone anywhere else. It is a lot of work if you want to keep your grades up, and it is a stricter school than most, but this has helped me to focus on school and learn and prepare for my career. I have personally grown so much. It has been lots of fun to be here. I love this school and it's perfect for me.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Great Variety of Dining Options – Olive Garden and Coldstone Creamery are my favorite places to go that are close to campus. Another good place is Brick Oven, which is a pizza place located right next to campus. There are also lots of fast food options near like Subway, Taco Bell, Little Caesar's, Wendy's, and quite a few frozen yogurt and ice cream places. Downtown Provo has lots of great dining options, including nicer restaurants, and is not too far away from campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: So Many Fun Options – Provo and the surrounding area have a fun water park called Seven Peaks, a beautiful waterfall attraction at Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon, neat science and art museums, two shopping malls, lots of great restaurants and stores, and a celebration and activities going on downtown during holidays. There are always tons of options available for having fun.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid website was very helpful and straightforward with people available to help with questions. There are some hoops to jump through as always but they are willing to listen to you.


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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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