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Reviews 5743 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: The Safest Campus – Being a religious school it has a very safe environment. You can leave your computer, iphone, and all your stuff on your desk go to the bathroom and when you come back everything would still be there. If you lose something you have a 90% change of find it in the "lost and found" people are so honest there

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: BYU professors are the best they are always willing to help you if you talk to them. Also the TA are always for you. Professors and TA are always available by email and some professors would even give you their home phone number.

4 College Junior

Academics: Program Set up for Openmindedness – As a Social Science Teaching Major I have found that the programs at BYU are set up to promote a great learning and open atmosphere. The social sciences especially, at Brigham Young University, breed discussion and present multiple opportunities for understanding of different cultures and those of different backgrounds. This program specifically helps students develop well educated and cultivated minds and become responsible members of society.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: If you want to go to a party school with co ed dorms and beer parties, Brigham Young University is not your cup of tea. The university is privately owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has an honor code which each student is expected to follow. It requires abstinence from sex, drugs, tea, coffee and alcohol. In addition, it requires its students to uphold honest conduct. While the code of conduct seems restrictive, it transforms your college experience. Students can feel a more spiritual environment and feel safer in a drug and alcohol free institution. Moreover, the university encourages its students to use their careers to enrich and serve others in order to make the world a better place, rather than merely secure a steady job. That is why BYU offers many service opportunities within the school,in the community and around the world. Meanwhile, there are numerous activities and clubs on campus to foster frienship among the students. BYU is a truly unique school which will give an amazing and personally enriching education experience.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are numerous off campus dining areas, but students at best receive a 10 percent discount, although most do not offer discounts to students. There is a substantial variety of restaurants. The majority are fast food like Panda Express, Burger shops and Teriyaki Stix. But there are also some slightly classier options like Costa Vida, and sit down restaurants like Olive Garden and Los Hermanos. Within a fifteen minute drive radius of the school, you'll find a wide spectrum of food type and cost, from fast food to PF Changs. However, one of the most famous BYU dining locations is J Dawgs. Their hot dogs are amazing and is an enjoyable spot for social gathering.

3 College Senior

Academics: There is a wide curriculum available at Brigham Young University. Many of the professors are knowledgeable in their fields, however, they don't have as much availability to work with students as the teaching assistants. The registration process can be very tedious and particularly BYU approves comparitively small amounts of funds and postpones transferring student financial aid funds until a few days before classes start, which can be frustrating if students want to buy books and rent an apartment early. However, they have a friendly student staff to assist people with their financial aid transactions and class registration. Overall, the university has a fabulous value for the education received with a small tuition cost.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Stone-Cold Sober – BYU is known as the most stone-cold sober school in the United States. Most people do not participate in drugs or alcohol. As part of the Honor Code that students sign when they apply, they agree to not participate in drugs or alcohol.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Best Overall Experience – All the professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful because they really care about the students and the principles they teach. Classes are demanding and tough academically but are also enjoyable and help students grow personally and academically.

4 College Student

Diversity: Religious Oriented – BYU is a university owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and is located in Utah. It is very friendly and most of the students are LDS (Mormon). It is a very safe and friendly environment.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Apply Elsewhere – BYU already has a low price for education because of the money donated to it from the church but if you want a free ride you have to be the best. Unlike me.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Very Great. Lots of great athletic programs, and football and basketball are extremely popular. Other sports are top in MWC.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Too Religious – People are generally nice. Because of the LDS church'es teaching, almost everyone is constantly looking for a date. But surprisingly there are rarely any sexual activities going on. People generally look nice.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: High Academic Quality – Lots of professors are Ivy-League educated, and many students are smart enough to compete with students from other top notch schools. Classes are very demanding, and it really pushes you to study harder because every class is curved. But professors are very willing to help. Research and publication opportunities are available for undergrads.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Everything Is Awesome. This school rocks. There are endless activities in which to participate, and plenty of people with whom to socialize.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: This is a place of learning. Professors are here to help the students, to give them direction and fill their heads with knowledge.

3 College Junior

Weather: It snowed in May. Twice. Weather in Utah can be snowy, sunny, rainy and stormy all in a one-hour period. The summers are very hot (90s-100s) but everyone sits outside and it's really social. The winters are very cold (single digits). They never cancel class for anything...except Pioneer Day.

College Junior

Greek Life: BYU has no Greek life whatsoever. There are no sororities and no fraternities. Everyone is equal.

4 College Junior

Technology: There are hundreds of computers all over campus for students to use. Printing is inexpensive and there are always printers wherever you need them. There are printers in every on-campus dorm building. There is wi-fi that covers all of campus and it is easy to connect. Many people don't bring a laptop with them because there are a lot of open computers.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: When in Rome – The partying is very tame (which is just fine for me). Because of the very high religious influence and the harsh regulations of consumption of alcohol, there is never anything wild on campus, and even off-campus it is rare. There are dances and dry clubs, but if you want a party school, you should go somewhere else.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Dare I Say Not Enough Dining Halls? Provo is a large enough town that there is some real variety in dining options, from mom and pop restaurants to chain stores to nice, sit-down restaurants. However, to get to those, you have to completely leave campus. On-campus dining is fairly limited, which can make it hard for younger students or people who don't have much time in between classes and need to grab something.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: You Are Safe Here – Brigham Young University is a very committed, religious school, and it really shows in the people on and around campus. There is a surprisingly high ratio of campus police per student, and since I've been there (a few years now), there has never been any kind of serious securite issue.

College Sophomore

Administration: Honor Code – Coming to BYU, students agree to an honor code. Certain lifestyles, clothing styles, hairstyles, and many substances are not allowed. Signing the honor code is choosing to live a certain way, a wholesome way. Also, the police are pretty tough about parking.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Several Options – At BYU there are a couple of options for on-campus housing. I picked Wyview. It was a little far away but not too bad and the price couldn't be beaten by anywhere. The furnishings and apartments were in great condition and felt very comfortable. There's also plenty of off-campus options if the on-campus housing happens to get filled up.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: All Sorts of Things Going on – Around BYU, there's plenty to do in Provo, Orem, the Salt Lake City area, and the surrounding mountains. For the outdoor types there is biking, hiking, skiing, etc. all within an hour or less from campus. There's always theater and cultural events going on. On campus there are clubs for all sorts of interests. There's never really a lack of things to do. In fact, it's easy to be so involved in a variety of activities that it might even be hard to manage all of them.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: City Bus Is Great – You can get anywhere you need to go with the public transportation. Parking is limited for cars and bikes. Unfortunately, buses don't run late at night.

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The Clarillon
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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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