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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Guys and Girls alike, BYU is the place for attractive people. Girls are all very pretty, and most if not all have a great understanding of where they want to go in life. Guys tend to be strong, type A personality types who like to be in charge. Overall, great selection of both guys and girls.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There is a large selection of off campus housing available in Provo, and there are varying degrees of quality. There's everything from $250 a month right next to campus to close to $1000 a month for the newer and nicer apartments. As with all apartments, you get what you pay for, but it's hard to beat some of the cheap apartments that are close and convenient.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: BYU is an extremely safe campus. I never feel threatened. Ever. There are campus police and safety services such as an escort service, but I have never felt the need for such services. It's nice to go to a place where crime is practically non-existent.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Great social life. Very comfortable. Wyview=low cost.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The lab for Bioinformatics is amazing, and the people who work in it are extremely helpful and kind. There are a lot of great opportunities and research projects for undergraduates.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: The majority of the people on BYU's campus are white, and it has the reputation of being a "white Mormon" school. Yes, there are a lot of white people, and mostly Mormons, but not entirely.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are no drugs on campus, it is against the honor code, and if there are drugs, it is reported immediately. That is the nice thing about BYU and the Honor Code, it creates a wonderful atmosphere.

5 College Junior

Majors: I love my program. I am planning on going into school administration and there are so many helpful people on campus and so many opportunities.

5 College Junior

Majors: The process was great, it required some work to write all the papers and make the video, but it was fun and applicable. Go Cougars!

5 College Junior

Majors: The professors are great and there are so many opportunities to get involved.

5 College Junior

Majors: There are tons of intern opportunities and companies love BYU students.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I am an Art History major and I think the program is amazing. The class sizes are small and the teachers genuinely care about you and your progress. They ar some of the best art historians in the country. The work load is tough but a good amount, everything assigned is something that will help you, no busy work. The teachers will do everything to help you find an internship and job and all other kinds of opportunities as long as you do your part.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: There is every sport you can imagine available. Lots of sports I didn't even know existed. Not only does this include sports for viewing- the BYU teams, but there are a ton of sports classes to take for credit and you can rent sports stuff to play with at the sports building. Basketball is probably the most popular because of Jimmer and the team is really good.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drug-use is almost non-existent here. All students have to sign an honor code stating that they won't participate in drugs, alcohol, or premarital sex. That doesn't mean that some people don't break the rules; that happens everywhere, but I would say for the most part that people follow these rules. If you're looking for any of that then this school probably isn't the place for you. I actually like it though; I find that there are better ways to have fun then through those vices. It makes life a lot easier.

5 College Junior

Athletics: People are very enthusiastic about all sports here, especially the football and basketball team. Ever heard of Jimmer mania? The campus is still struck with that. I personally am not a fan of any of the teams, but it's sometimes still fun to go to the games with friends because it's something to do. But don't tell anyone that you're not a fan because they'll jump down your throat (yikes).

1 College Junior

Administration: BYU is very strict about enforcing their rules. All students have to sign an honor stating that they will not participate in drugs, drinking, dishonest behavior, and premarital sex. If caught, you do have chances to redeem yourself. Immediate expulsion is rare. First-time offenders are usually given another chance, but second-time offenders should watch out. BYU is definitely not a party school, so if these are the types of things that interest you, BYU is not the school for you.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is pretty good at BYU. Provo isn't too big that you need taxis or anything. The Provo/Orem area however does have a really good bus system that has a lot of stops that are convenient for students.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's an adequate amount of choices for off-campus dining. Provo is small, so they are all in relatively close proximity to each other. We have Zupas, a great place to get soups, salads, and sandwiches. Cafe Rio is right in the same shopping area, and I have yet to meet anyway who doesn't love their food. Other choices in Provo and the neighboring Orem: Costa Vida, Olive Garden, Carrabas, Outback, Texas Roadhouse, and Chilis.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Brigham Young University is the school to attend if you are looking for a drug and alcohol free environment. These substances are against the school's honor code. Abuse is very rare if at all in school housing. Students can have an excellent time in good and wholesome activities without worries of peer pressure or safety.

4 College Student

Academics: I just barely declared my major as Biology. The Biology office was very helpful. planning out my classes for me that I need to take each semester. It looks like they try their best not to overburden you, keeping you at about 2 science courses every semester. I took Chem 105 and PD Bio 110 this semester and they were definitely my most time consuming classes, but were never too overburdening. Intern availability depends on what you want to intern for, but I guarantee the offices are willing to help you find one if you desire

5 College Student

Academics: Brigham Young University is definitely one of the harder colleges out there. A lot of the classes are harder than they are at most other colleges. Despite this, they are amazing preparation for whatever you study. The professors are always helpful, wanting you to do the best you can. All you have to do is ask them or even the TAs for help. The workload depends on how many hours you take. I took 16 hours and found it heavy, but manageable. The academic offices are very helpful and accessible, making it easy to find more information about different majors and careers. Some of them even help you apply for post-graduate colleges, such as the Pre-Professional Office or the Pre-Dental Office (which happens to be the best in the nation for getting students in, fyi).

4 College Student

Transportation: I live on campus, so it is very easy for me to get to classes and back. Everything is within walking distance no matter where you start or end. I see a lot of bus stops on the outer edge of campus so I assume that it has good accessibility. Bikes are allowed, just not in between classes.

5 College Student

Weather: I absolutely love the weather here; so far I've only experienced the fall and winter. It does not get as cold as I thought it would. Even when it snows (which it does a lot less than I had believed it would before), it never is unbearable. I'm from Texas and so far I've gotten by with wearing just a regular sweatshirt rather than getting a coat. When it's not cold, the temperature always feels just right. It rarely if ever gets too hot.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: BYU Provo campus for me is fairly large. There is so much to do and so many people to hang out with and meet. There are multiple weight rooms, one for the school athletes, one for the student body, and one or two for alumni. There are also several soccer feilds, which for me is the most important. There is nearly every sport imaginable here at BYU Provo.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: At BYU Provo there are nearly more international students than there are American citizens. And even then many of them are from other states here in the U.S. It is a fantastic atmosphere, and there are plenty of opportunities for these international students to share what their cultures are like. They have language clubs, foreign dance clubs, etc.

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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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