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5 College Junior

Majors: I really enjoy my program. I really feel like the teachers care about the students. I feel like they are very educated about what they are teaching and are willing to learn new things about the topics they are teaching. I feel like the homework that is assigned is very worth while and even though it may be a big project, it is worthwhile because it is adding to my knowledge and experience of my major. I also feel like there are ample opportunities for internships.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel like the security on campus is very safe. I feel like there is enough safety services available that if there was a problem there would be people there to help solve the problem. I also feel like the students are aware and willing to help if there is a problem. I am confident that if someone asked for a student to assist them the students would be more then willing to give the help needed. I feel safe walking across campus and being in my classes.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Living in a small city calls for us all to be creative with what we do on the weekends! With that in mind, downtown Provo is filled with a variety of restaurants, shops and venues where there is almost always something to entertain us with.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Depending on where you live and who you associate with will expose you to the social scene that you are seeking for. There are always parties to attend on the weekends if you know where you look!

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics at BYU are pretty awesome. For student athletes the importance of being a student first and then an athlete is pretty emphasized. The fans are pretty great and the facilities are very nice.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love on campus housing, at least as a freshman. I will not stay on campus after my freshman year, but for a freshman on campus housing is great!

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The policies are very strict at BYU. The honor code should be taken very seriously. If you do not want to keep the rules and abide by the honor code that everyone signed when they decided to come to BYU, then do not decide to come to BYU.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Basically, once you are a sophomore you get off-campus housing because it is easy to find. For the most part only freshman stay on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Getting a scholarship, at least an academic one, is pretty difficult to do. However, the application process is pretty simple.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are not crazy parties, it is BYU. There is still a lot of fun to be had though. I really enjoy it.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some interesting places if you know where to look, otherwise it is mostly just fast food.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: They help you find and internship if you are interested

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Just keep to the honor code.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: One experience was great, the other not so much.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Security is really good on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: School spirit is there but need to learn to finish a game.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: You can get loans fairly easily.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I think they do pretty well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I think they do a great job of customer service.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: There are no sororities or fraternities at BYU.

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3 College Senior

Local Area: Provo is ok, though I'm not a huge fan. The mountains are spectacular and if you are an outdoorsy person, you'll probably love it here. Campus is very close to some great hiking trail-heads, running trails, and not too far away from ski resorts. In terms of culture and the arts, professional sports, and nightlife, Salt Lake is better, though only about an hour from Provo by car and about 1:30 by train.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: I'm a grad student so I'm kind of removed from the undergrad party scene. However, most of the parties I've been to were fine. Can be a good place for meeting new people and/or strengthening friendships. So yeah, by and large parties have a positive impact on the student experience.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of incredible people at this school and I have made a great deal of friends. However, if you are interested in diversity, BYU is super bland. Everybody looks, dresses, and acts the same. Much of the dress similarities come from the dress code, but honestly the lack of diversity gets boring sometimes. So if you are all things Mormon and interested in others who are the same as you, this is a great school.

In terms of social life and relationships, BYU is deemed the marriage Mecca of the Inter-mountain West. I'm not going to bother commenting beyond that.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I'm a grad student and did not attend this school as an undergrad. I live off campus. Admittedly I am biased, but I am so glad I didn't have to deal with campus housing. I'm not a huge fan of the regular cleaning checks that are required in campus housing. I'm sure it's a good idea when dealing with freshmen and/or irresponsible students, but I prefer a housing style where I am allowed to take care of myself, clean up after myself, and generally regarded as an adult rather than a teenager away at summer camp.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I am a fan of a rival school and therefore have absolutely zero interest in BYU sports and athletics. However, if you are a runner, the campus is located near some great running trails and has a pretty decent indoor track.

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The Clarillon
The Clarillon
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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