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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The most unique thing about BYU is the combination of spiritual and secular topics. I love it. We are not afraid to live our religion. Another great thing is that not all BYU students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We aren't forcing our religion on the other students, but the come to understand our religion really well because they are surrounded by it.

Also, BYU gives great education for low cost. This is one of the lowest tuitions in the country.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The professors tend to be outstanding. The courses that are usually not as great are ones taught by Graduate Students. Class sizes and styles vary greatly. Size can be anywhere from 10 to 800. Style also usually depends on the school and the professor. The business school has very different teaching style than the school of life sciences. The variety of courses offered is amazing. This is a fantastic university.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: BYU is loved by employers. They value a degree from BYU extremely high. The employment rate for BYU is extremely high, especially for the business school (which I am a part of). Recruiting on campus is non-stop. There are always networking opportunities.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus for the most part. Every now and then, you hear of personal safety issues. One of the biggest areas of crime is theft. This is mostly in locker rooms or perhaps someone's bike gets stolen. There are quite a few safety services. If someone would like a security guard to walk them home, they have a number that can be called to do so. There are many emergency call boxes around campus as well.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We love our sports. The sports buildings always have a ton of activity. Intramural sports are going on all the time. And, there are always a great turnout for the varsity sports. We have really great student sections. There are lots of activities during timeouts and other such breaks. It's so great, I cannot find words to describe it. You just have to be there. I highly recommend it.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene at BYU is pretty clean compared to other schools. There are a lot of dance parties. I would say that most parties have a positive impact on the student experience. There usually aren't any drugs or alcohol or such things. So, students can have fun and still remember what they did the next morning.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: On-campus housing is pretty good. The social atmosphere is good.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't actually lived off campus yet, but the struggle to find housing and sign my contract for next year was a nightmare.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't have a lot of experience with off-campus dining besides fast food and pizza, which is about all I can afford. But it's not too far away, so that's good.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: I'm not very interested in anything that I would get in trouble with administration for, so I am a fan. I think the strictness creates a nice environment and is fair, since students are paying less tuition, but signing up to follow the Honor Code as well. It makes the college more academic based instead of fun based.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not much of a party person, but if you are then BYU is not the place for you. The Honor Code is very strict and if you get caught breaking curfew too many times or doing something sexually intimate - let alone underage drinking and possession of illegal drugs - you risk getting kicked out of the school. If you're not into the rage/frat party kind of stuff, it's nice. There are movie parties and quirky get togethers and dances all the time. It's a very social place.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's not much of a hassle to apply for financial aid, it's just very hard to get. I didn't get any my freshman year even though I had a high ACT and GPA and was ridiculously involved in a variety of different high school clubs and activities. But, it gets easier if you can maintain a good GPA once you're in college. I am expecting to receive some financial aid for next year.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I can't afford a meal plan, so I rarely eat on campus, but when I do I always go to the grill at the Creamery. They have a kids meal option where you can get a cheeseburger, fries, a small drink and a kid's ice cream cone for $4 and it's my absolute favorite. Really nice for when I want some inexpensive food that I don't have to make myself. Plus, it's surprisingly really good, I even brought my family there to eat.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the New Heritage Halls and they are fantastic. So nice. They are brand new, so everything is clean and nice. The only reason I wouldn't give the school five stars for housing is that off-campus housing must be approved by the school and is a really frustrating process.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Living off-campus is the best. There's a lot of options--houses, apartments (single or shared room). But its best to get a place with a washing machine and dryer, and enough parking for everyone that lives there. A lot of affordable options as well as some newer options.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of good places off-campus. Not as much if you don't have a car though. If you get the "Starving Student card" you can find some nice student discounts and Little Caesar's has cheap crazy bread with a student ID. There's a lot of good ethnic foods in Orem. Bombay House, India Palace in Provo are good. Everyone loves Cafe Rio.

4 College Junior

Administration: The Honor Code is great. I appreciate having that. The campus parking enforcement is too uptight and strict though.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: If you're looking for wild parties or lots of beer, etc. you're at the wrong school. There's parties at apartment complexes, off-campus, etc. but they're more there to meet people, not to go crazy.

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2 College Junior

Scholarships: BYU is relatively cheap, which is really nice, but the financial aid is extremely competitive. I feel like people who really need it don't always get it, even if they have good grades... it's the people who came in as valedictorians of their high school and freak out if they get a B. Many of these students don't need the financial aid, but end up getting it anyways.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: The Pendulum Court Cafe, MOA Cafe, and the Skyroom (top floor of the Wilk) are hidden gems that give you more variety and a lot classier of an experience than most other choices on campus. The Blue Line Deli in the Tanner Building is really good too. The new Chic-fil-A is good but a little pricey. There's a lot of good variety on campus but you have to avoid going right after class lets out (ex: 12:50 or 2:50, etc.) so you don't end up waiting 45 min+ to get food.

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4 College Junior

Campus Housing: On-campus housing has been getting a major makeover during the past year. About 8 brand new Heritage Hall buildings have gone up close to campus. It sounds like married housing, which hasn't been updated for a long time, will finally start to get updated soon. The Helaman Halls cafeteria--the Cannon Center--is awesome. A lot of choices, buffet-style, relatively new building. A lot of social activities all around campus!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Because I have a meal plan, I eat mostly on campus, but every time I go out, I am impressed by what is available. There is quite a bit to choose from! Lots of ethnic variety at reasonable prices.

5 College Freshman

Administration: I am grateful for the Honor Code at Brigham Young University. It helps me have the experience that I want in college. I am grateful for the school policies that we have.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Quite a few of the apartment complexes throw parties for the students. Parties in the canyons are also popular because we are a school located close to the mountains. From what I have seen, we have a fun and positive party scene.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The issue I have with financial aid, is that it is very biased. It's hard when you are in the middle-class to receive the aid that you need.

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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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