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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: BYU is very safe and I have never hear of any problems regarding sexual assault. You can walk around campus at any time and feel perfectly safe.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall the Professors seem to be very well versed in what they teach. They are for the most part intriguing to listen to and push us as students academically.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BYU offers many great opportunities to receive internships. I get emails and see many promotions offering networking and internship opportunities.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There aren't many diverse people. I mean, there are plenty who would say that they're diverse, but they seem like all the others. Rarely would I find a person to have an in-depth conversation about varying perspectives and possible alternate, functional social structures. There seems to be a common-held love of Disney and Netflix, as well as many reminiscent RMs who always wish they could go back to the Mission Field. There is also huge fan support for the cougar football team, and if you don't find that interesting, you won't find yourself chatting with too many people for long. There isn't much interest in diverse things either, unless it deals with business, or art. Many of the schools/departments operate independently, and there isn't much bridging. Efforts have been made to do so, however. I love the Unexpected Connections classes. I think that is a good direction to move.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The on campus housing is great if you are a freshmen. Otherwise, it has a negative connotation attached if you live on campus and you are not a freshmen.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have no idea what Greek life is.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: BYU has a good athletics program, though the Honor Code that students are required to live make it difficult to recruit some of the better high school athletes in the country. There are also great facilities for the students to use.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I'd say this university has great academics. They offer enough rigor to train people well, especially for their focuses, which seem to be business and fine arts. However, I've found my degree/department to be very good as well. The faculty I've associated with are enlightened, and have broad mindsets. There is quite a bit of openness in my department, which I think is phenomenal. I enjoy that thoroughly, and wish it would spread to more of the student body. What I think is unique with that is that the professors have a wide spectrum of perspective, yet conviction in what they believe is right. Open-mindedness requires a bit of control and balance, I think, and many of the professors seem to have that. Being too open-minded can lead to chaos, but being too closed-minded can lead to a negative societal development. Anyway, the academics are great, and fairly well-balanced. The studying environment is okay. More open spaces in buildings would be a plus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BYU is a great school because it pushes you academically. The trouble is you always feel like you are competing with the person sitting next to you in class.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This high rating is mostly because of the professors in my chosen department. They are all very broad-minded people with firm convictions in their own beliefs, yet not overbearing with them. Most of the professors I've had so far are like this. Even in the classes that did not pertain to cultural anthropology seemed to have broadened perspectives. That is one thing I love about BYU.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I do know that BYU is an excellent college for business and fine arts. However, any degree from BYU seems to be received warmly and well. They are a very good school academically. Culturally, there are some oddities, and a bit of dissonance, but not tons. However, from what I've heard, BYU degrees are very good, and find careers with relative ease.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Here, you never hear complaints about attacks on personal safety. Most of the people on campus have very high moral standards, and those who don't still abide by the Honor Code. I'd say it is one of the safest universities globally.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Helpful professors, smaller class sizes once you get into your major. High quality courses.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Lots of opportunities to network with employers and internships.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: I've never seen drugs or alcohol on or off campus during my time at BYU.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Lots of fun with friends playing games and eating food. No alcohol, no bars/clubs, extremely clean and fun.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There's a lot of diversity in languages that people speak and a lot of international students but most students are white, come from pretty well-off families, are conservative, and LDS.

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3 College Senior

Academics: The professors are great. Sometimes the workload is a little on the heavy side and the registration process it terrible. I've never gotten every class that I needed when registering and the system always seems to crash. I like studying in the library in the periodicals and in the JFSB.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: To me, it never mattered a ton where I went, just as long as it had my program. I really just wanted to learn, so I didn't have to be super particular about where I learned. I'd say BYU is a nice place to study, but I wouldn't call it a perfect fit for me. It works, and it does so pretty well. What I don't enjoy too much is the large emphasis BYU places on competition with other scholars. They really do look for the best and brightest, and if they can't find just what they are looking for, they won't consider the other options too much. My department is also really small, and I wish that it received more support. Sadly, BYU doesn't seem too concerned with Anthropology and learning about those who are not like them. At least, the students don't seem like that. The faculty are great, but the concept of and interest in Anthropology isn't commonly shared among much of the student body.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: I've never had an issue however, I have heard of many instances where girls on or around campus were either groped or raped. Those things worry me when I have to walk home after a night class alone when it's dark.

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: Had a great experience living on campus freshman year.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I feel like a lot of the application process is based on GPA and ACT scores. I'm a hard worker but not a great test taker so that was a worry for me. I wish they would look a little more at the character of the person and their work ethic and not so much on how "smart" a person is just based on a test score.

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4 College Senior

Athletics: I think there's a lot of unity in BYU sports and their fans...just wish they'd done better in football this year.

5 College Junior

Athletics: There is a lot of support for the athletics at BYU. Football is perhaps the most popular, with men's basketball coming in a close second. Women's soccer is also very well attended, and we have a championship team. Our men's volleyball has done well in recent years too.

4 College Junior

Academics: BYU has a wide variety of academic topics available. Undergraduate students are expected to take between 12 and 18 credit hours per semester. A study area that has recently had a surge in popularity is the library. A back wall was knocked out to create a second entrance, making it more accessible to both sides of campus, and there has been a rise in the numbers of students who study there.

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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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