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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.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: The public transportation at BYU is very easy and cheap to use, with student bus passes available through the school at a discounted price. Everything else on campus is mostly pretty close together and within walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Majors: It can be pretty competitive here at BYU, and it definitely depends on your major. Getting into chemical engineer was easy, all I had to do was switch my major online. For a major like this though, you need to do well in the beginning classes to be allowed to continue deeper into the program.

4 College Freshman

Majors: As a chemical engineer, I am enjoying all the classes I am taking. The important thing is that you are doing what you love, and that's what I'm doing so it's easy to cope with the workload. I am excited for future job opportunities because chemical engineers are in high demand!

4 College Freshman

Majors: Expect a large workload in this major, but if you want it enough it is definitely doable! In chemical engineering you must have a background in many areas, especially other kinds of engineering and I have lots of fun learning the deep concepts and gaining a well-rounded education. Do not lose time deciding which major you want to be, because you will have to attend school longer. This program is perfectly planned out to be accomplished in four years.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Brigham Young University holds very high standards and provides all the necessary resources for students who want to do well. Many of it's programs are among the top in the nation.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There are several majors to choose from and they all are based on similar groups of required core classes, so there isn't too much pressure at first to choose one. You also have general education requirements that need to be done before you graduate. However, there is a lot of emphasis put on selecting at least a school from which to graduate. The fact that I haven't put my major down in stone is a sort of an area of stress.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: you have everything you need, it's just expensive in helaman halls. they're super nice though and they're rebuilding heritage which is cheaper. They are pretty strict which can be a bummer sometimes, but that's just what you get when you live on campus with RAs

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4 College Junior

Majors: I have really enjoyed being an English major. I want to eventually go to law school, and this major has helped me with both my writing and critical thinking. If I could do it all over again, I would.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am an English major. All I had to do was declare myself an English major and I was into the program. It was really simple.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: They are building a lot of new buildings right now so it is about to get a lot better than it is.

3 College Freshman

Parking: There are so many people at the school, that it is hard to find a good place sometimes. But you can always find a spot after looking for a little while.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most of the off-campus housing is still close to all the events held, and you can be very involved in all the activities.

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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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