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Reviews 5373 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I met someone who literally had the exact same qualifications as I did and he got a half tuition scholarship while I got nothing. The way they give out scholarships seems to be pretty subjective and unpredictable.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Awesome school spirit, a lot of students get involved with wearing shirts or decorating. Long, long lines for sports games

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Lots of outdoor things, but also some good restaurants and recreational things around. Very safe environment.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Not a lot of diversity, but they are welcoming

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I mean we get rated pretty high on this every year

3 College Senior

Party Scene: If you want it, there is one. If you want to sit at home and watch Netflix it is also great.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Frontrunner is a nice new addition with stations in Provo-Salt Lake that is fairly cheap and inexpensive.

1 College Senior

Majors: They make you take a pre-requisite class to get in which makes it so that you can't be accepted into your program until after you have moved to utah, been accepted to BYU, and started to make friends. It was terrible and they always reject people on their first try just to weed them out. I hated the process and if I could I would have torn them a new one if I could have.

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4 College Senior

Majors: I would definitely do it again. I loved being in the school of music but I also hated it at times. The school of music loved to make certain majors feel like less-valued majors (they love the violin performance majors but discriminated against music education students).

4 College Senior

Academics: I loved my Music major. It was often extremely difficult and stressful though.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: We don't have Greek life.

4 College Senior

Administration: The school has an honor code that is really strict. I liked it because it meant that I was in an environment that was safe. Other's have felt that is was oppressive.

5 College Senior

Technology: Wifi is everywhere. The computers often get taken up during the middle of the day but usually you can find one if you're willing to walk around a bit.

3 College Senior

Diversity: I mean this is an LDS school so 99% of the school are the same religion. Super accepting religion, but everyone is Mormon nonetheless.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The problem with Off-Campus housing is the parking. Walk if you have to. It's terrible and you will get towed at least once during college. They recently passed some measures to help ease predatory towing but I don't know how much it has helped. The housing though is usually very nice. The other problem is that most BYU approved housing requires landlords to do cleaning checks once a month. They use this as an opportunity to fine you and make you pay out of pocket. It is ridiculous. Seriously, if you can get approved to live in non-BYU approved housing, DO IT!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Pricey food plans, but decent housing

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Pricey, but nowhere else to go

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Generally unpaid, but receive school credit

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major and all the resources

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Wifi and printing is available everywhere

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: You have to be creative, but there's a lot to try

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Harder to find, but does exist

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There is no drug scene...

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: We have great programs and great fan support.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: We get all four seasons here.


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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 ( 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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