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4 College Senior

Local Area: In Provo there is alot of different culture that makes it exciting and fun. There are many things to do that are offered by BYU and schools surrounding. The stores are all within a 20 minute drive depending where you are at, and they have a great broad range of choices.

4 College Senior

Academics: I am in the Illustration program. I love my classes and get to have really strong relationships with my professors and classmates because it is a relatively small program. The work load is difficult and I spend many nights on campus until midnight or later finishing projects. The program focuses on developing a marketable style and technical skill. However, because it is a liberal arts university, we do not get the same intensive training you would have at an art school. Much of the learning is self-initiated with professors available as valuable resources who have worked in different aspects of the industry and are well connected.

3 College Senior

Campus Food: The cougareat in the student center has a good variety of restaurants like taco bell, subway, fracheta's and Italian place, a burger place and a rice/noodle place. There is also a grab-n-go area with some pretty good options. If you are willing to walk a bit more, the Creamery grill area has the best value for pretty good food. There are also some more pricey but also pretty tasty restaurants on other parts of campus. The MOA cafe is probably my favorite.

5 College Senior

Academics: The professors I have had have all been amazing they really care about students and their subject matter. Classes are challenging but worth it. BYU graduates have a pretty high professional placement rate as well.

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking close to campus is really difficult. If you can get to campus early enough you can find a decent spot, otherwise the walk is usually your best option.

3 College Junior

Technology: There are a variety of places for computer labs, but they are usually pretty busy or full. They can also be extremely slow at times, but that is not always the case. It would be nice to have more options for computers across campus and more knowledge of where those computer labs are. I am a Junior and still am finding new labs around. A few more printing areas would be nice as well. The wireless internet is most everywhere on campus, but not in the JSB and it would make it easier if it were in that building as well. The connection can be bad in parts of the library as well.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I feel like the facilities are very well taken care of and mostly by BYU student employees. This gives the benefit of providing jobs for a large amount of students and allows the students to help keep our school running smoothly and looking good. There are many opportunities outside the classroom to learn, excel, meet new people and have a good time which is fabulous! Every week can be a new and different learning experience.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: There is always something going on at BYU with a variety of different options for a variety of people. I love club night where people get together in a wide range of clubs and anyone can show up and participate. It is a beautiful campus with great buildings. Our library is huge and great. However, I wish there was a larger "no shh" zone. I also wish there were better parking opportunities. A new parking structure would help out so much. Overall, I love BYU!

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The College of Nursing at BYU is very competative for gaining acceptance into the program. You need to have good grades in the prerequisite classes. Once admitted into the program, you receive lots of support from the advisors, professors, instructors, and other students in the program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is very challenging, due to the hours spent in class, studying and preparing for classes, and the clinical hours spent in hospitals, medical offices, and other clinical sites (as well as the hours spent in transportattion to/from clinical rotation sites). Students have to organize their time very well, and be very commited to the program to succeed. There are also several opportunities during each semester for social activities within the College of Nursing, as well as within the University.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Use of drugs and alcohol is not very visible, especially on campus. All students acepted to BYU are required to sign a code of honor, part of which is to avoid all use of recreational drugs and alcohol, and to use prescription drugs exactly as prescribed by the physician (no abuse of prescription drugs). Students are rarely seen openly breaking the honor code on campus; although sometimes one will here of students who do whatever they want to do when they live off campus. I did not personally have any knowledge of students who used drugs or alcohol during my years at BYU.

3 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Most of the year the weather is very nice, and students spend a lot of time outdoors when not in class. Winters can be cold, snowy, wet, icy. Plan to bundle up and have good traction on your shoes during the winter.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There exists so much diversity of Guys and Girls at BYU. You will have people from all over the country and all over the world. Dating is a pretty big part of the culture here. People are always will to go on dates unless they are married. Really great group of people all around.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe while at BYU. There exists a Police Walks program that allows you to call the campus police and have them walk you across campus. There doesn't exist any drinking at BYU so it isn't a problem. It is pretty hard to get alcohol in Utah.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: It has a really good curriculum. Some classes have tons or workload but its doable. Has good opportunities to find internships and research opportunities with proffesors.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It is really nice during the summer, but It gets really bad when it snows because you have to walk from class to class outside in the cold and snow. Sidewalks get frozen and you might fall sometimes.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys are average looking even though you might find some hot looking ones but most of them are very nice. They are great guys with good morals. Most live their lives by serving others and trying to live be good examples.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are not enough buses or routes going to other cities south of Provo. The times that these buses run are not convenient. You can't stay late at school because the buses stop going south really early and there are no routes on saturday or sunday.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my program. It's very liberating to study the beautiful things other people have created and to try to understand them through those things.
There are a lot of opportunities for internships on campus.

4 College Junior

Majors: I love my program! It's a compilation of everything I love: art history, literature, architecture, film, music, theater etc. It's studying people through what they have created.
My career goals switch a lot. I want to do something with art like maybe curatorial or appraisal but I imagine that will require a Masters degree (still thinking). I also like writing though, so maybe working for some sort of publication about art?
I am concerned that I won't find a good job, or that I will have to go into a lot of debt to get further education to get a good job.

3 College Junior

Weather: During the winter it gets extremely cold and snows a lot. They haven't cancelled class for the weather since I've been here, so it doesn't affect school that way. It does affect walking to school though. It's very frustrating. I hate being cold. But I don't blame the school. In fact, they do a great job of clearing the walkways and stairs of snow before people come to campus for the day.

3 College Junior

Majors: I haven't had an internship but I want to do one within the next few semesters. There are a few on campus that I am looking at. They seem to be fairly competitive, but there are tons of other ones too that don't look too competitive. I hope I can get one.

4 College Junior

Majors: My program was open enrollment, so it's not difficult to get in. There was a prerequisite class before I could declare, but it wasn't difficult. Also, you have to meet with a counselor before you can declare. I liked that though because they help you nail down what you want to get out of your experience. This was especially helpful because my program is very broad.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: It is very strict. You have to live up to certain regulations. However it is a good thing, it prepares you for the future and helps you realize what is important / needed in life. Alcohol, drugs, etc... they keep you away from those things that can so easily ruin your life.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: BYU has the best teachers and is really the best place to work. It is competitive but very open and willing to work with you.
The only problem is it a little stuck in a bubble.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: declaring a major is rather easy. it is just a matter of taking entrance tests to get into the different programs, ie business.


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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.

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