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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing can be nice but the nice apartments go fast...and they are super strict about everything...

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: nothing great and there arent any restraunts where students can just go and relax

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: nothing fun to do here.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: The school is not lenient at all on these types of things. I know we signed the honor code but still...

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus could be a lot better, there just aren't very many cheap options...

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: If you are a freshman and only a freshman, it can be fun to live in the dorms. I wish BYU had a better housing system so that upperclassmen would also want to live in on-campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There's a pretty good variety. On-campus housing is more expensive than most off-campus options. Most students live off-campus. There are a lot of places close to campus so students can walk. They are usually older, but most students are ok with that.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options, especially if you know where to find them. Not having a car, I don't get out to visit them very often, but I would love to visit them all once before I leave Provo.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Students are required to sign the Honor Code before being admitted. Most people already have standards as far as drugs, alcohol, and sex out of wedlock. Violations of the Honor Code, when they do happen, usually preserve the student's dignity. If it's something big, like drugs, alcohol, or sex, they're thrown out of school, but it's usually quiet and students don't hear about it. Part of the Honor Code does include wearing pants/skirts/dresses that are longer than the knee, wearing shirts that cover the shoulders, no beards (for men), and avoiding extremes in hair styles. We are also not allowed in the other sex's apartment past midnight. Violating one of these won't get you kicked out right away, but they'll start watching you more carefully. By living the Honor Code, we're held to a higher standard of morality. I truly think it helps us to do better in school (even the little things) and keeps us from making choices that will negatively impact the rest of our lives.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I'm not completely sure how I got the scholarships at my school. I honestly think there was Divine Intervention. I think one of the scholarships I received was because of my ACT score and high school GPA. When writing essays, be genuine and from the heart. Their scholarship funds come from a variety of sources and each source gives specifications for what they would like their donation to be used for. When they review your essays, they take into account the specifications from donors and match students with funds based on the essays. Because of this, there's not really a way to write based on audience. Include in your essays what makes you unique. Most people don't receive essays for being mediocre. Write about experiences that made you who you are and write about ambitious things you want to do with your life, as long as it actually is what you want to do.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The best food is the most expensive, but even the cheap food is pretty good. The meal plans can be used anywhere on campus. If you use your meal plan, the food is tax-exempt or tax-free. You can even use it at vending machines. There are many places to eat. There are some locations that people aren't aware of, like Pendulum Court, Blue Line Deli, and the MOA cafe.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Its really great, again everything is usually pretty affordable and clean. The social life is great and everyone usually gets along great!

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Its so awesome because there are so many different options to choose from! THey have great hole in the wall places to eat. You could go out every weekend and find something new every weekend!

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are a ton of parties and theyre awesome! Really sober which is great if you don't like alcohol and drugs. Its better without them!

4 College Freshman

Administration: BYU probably is one of the most strict colleges in the US, but if you are familiar with the church's stance on a lot of that you would understand.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Its really great. I was able to do the application in less than 20 minutes and the approval came within 2 weeks very smooth.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food really is great. And its not all fast food either, you have the option of eating healthy if you want. And you basically are able to eat anywhere on campus!

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Its so awesome to live on campus. Everything was so clean and organized even the old dorm buildings. You get great food all part of the plan. I would recommend living in Helaman Halls its the best!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The process of choosing housing is straightforward and fair. Housing selection date is assigned based on completion date of the admission application. There are three different housing options. Two are close to campus, the third is farther away. I've experienced all three. They are all clean and up to date. They are all very social.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not all parties are good

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: The Honor Code is good for the value

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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They are welcome to help anyone

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Some places aren't good for you

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: All the different sports were pretty well advertised. Especially BYU football games were a huge detail. Volleyball, Basketball and gymnastics meets were also really fun to go to and a lot of people attended the events. I bought a ROC pass which allowed me to get into all the games!

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I went to Panda Express a lot because it is amazing and it is really close to where I lived. There are a lot of different restaurant options nearby ranging from really cheap to more expensive.

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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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