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Reviews 6516 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The academics at BYU are great. A lot is expected of the students there but the professors are very knowledgeable and so are the TA's. The registration process is painless and easy. BYU has one of the best and coolest libraries in the country. It is a popular place to go study. Often times you will find students sprawled out of the grass studying.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There are a lot of students from different countries and I have never seen a problem with the students accepting them. Because it is a religious school it is more conservative in general but there are lots of students with their own beliefs.

5 College Freshman

Academics: This is a great major at my school. A lot of the professors are involved in research and have published material. They are available to help you out. The workload is average and doable. There are always internship opportunities available.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of places to eat with huge variety. Most places are pretty low cost and have great environments.

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are so many programs and always someone available to help. So much diversity :D

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the Wyview Apartments. The social life isn't as crazy as the dorms are but the people there are amazing. It's usually quiet but can also get crazy on some nights ;)

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I dont go out to eat much, but when I do Cafe Rio is the way to go haha

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Provo and the area around is awesome! If there's not anything going on in P-Town, then there's some awesome stuff to do in Orem (the town right over), especially Disco Skating Saturday nights ;)

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Computers are readily available in both open labs and stand alone kiosks. Most of the computers are a little older, but they run just fine. Occasionally there are some quirks where computers will just log out while you're in the middle of something, but that doesn't happen too often.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: BYU is incredibly safe. There's a culture and attitude where everyone looks out for everyone else. It's not uncommon to see people leaving laptops and other valuables unattended while in the library because they know that everyone will make sure no one bothers it while they're gone. Campus security does a great job of maintaining order without being overbearing.

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).


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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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