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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus police take their job very seriously, even though there aren't very many incidences of crime on campus. When there are issues, the police are almost always immediate in their response and investigation.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think people may invest more in varsity athletic than they should. It seems unfair that athletes are not expected to work as hard in school. Its all about them doing well in whatever sport they're involved in. Not all of us have that luxury.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There is very little campus crime. The most common crime is theft. Campus police and security do a really great job at keeping our campus safe.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: It's pretty good! They are pretty good about trusting students to do the right thing and except the consequences if they don't. They let us be adults. Some people really take advantage of this and don't follow the rules, but they are given the opportunity to make their own choices and suffer the consequences.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I actually don't really know. I never lived on campus. But it sounds good from what I've heard.

1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I can't get financial aid cause my dad has such a high salary. But what they don't consider is that there are 11 kids in my family and my parents are trying to help each of their kids but there is only so much they can do. They can't afford to support us all so I pay for housing, books, food, clothing, etc. by myself. Its very difficult and stressful.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: There's a lot to do in Provo! Everyone is super social and there are parties and events all the time. My only problem is the "Mormon Bubble" we live in. I was raised outside of Utah, so its been a cultural difference for me.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are so many places to choose from! If your price is high, there are really nice places and if its low, there a places that are definitely less expensive, but not a trashy place to live. Parking is ridiculous though. There always seems to be a shortage and because of the curfew, its hard to have visitors over cause their car will get towed or booted. They places are safe and fun! I love living off campus.

4 College Freshman

Administration: They are very good at what they do but are very lienant on things that should be strict

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Very safe environment but still feel unsafe about anything that could happen

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Helaman halls can be noisy but it's cool.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Never liked the honor code but live by it anyway.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really know much about it.

3 College Freshman

Academics: I came as a top student, spend most of my time shopping and dating, and still do well in classes.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Not much going on but very safe.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Very tame but you can go off campus.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've heard a few bad stories, but it seems pretty safe

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Not much to do off campus, but it is a cute college town.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The social atmosphere is great but in order to get to any of your classes you have to trek up a hill. The buildings are old but are in pretty good condition except the lobby furniture is old and out of date.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are a ton of students at BYU so the scholarships are hard to get it seems. I was a national merit finalist yet I did not receive any scholarships based on that. I was awarded a one year scholarship for academics where a lot of my high school friends who also went to BYU got four year scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a female in engineering so sometimes it is awkward being one of only a few girls in a big class. However, the engineering department does a great job of supporting the female students emotionally.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Campus generally feels safe; the sketchy-looking parts are better-lit than they used to be. There are emergency phones throughout campus as well. But as far as I can tell any sexual assault just gets covered up by the church leaders. The strongly-religious atmosphere is pretty bad when it comes to encouraging education about drug and alcohol safety, contraception, safe sex, and sexual assault. Faculty prefers to pretend none of those things exist.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty much everything closes at or before midnight except Denny's or fast food places, which can be kind of irritating. But there are a lot of really good restaurants if you're willing to look for them. There's a good variety, too. In the few blocks around my apartment I can get Indian, Singaporean, Mexican, Korean, and Vietnamese food, along with a few random restaurants mixed in.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Almost everyone in the town is either college students or newlyweds, so there's a lot of cheap or free stuff to do. Since almost everyone is Mormon, there are a lot of free church events that usually have some kind of food. There's a small downtown as well, with some good restaurants.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Students are required to live in housing approved by the college, so you have limited choices. It also means you're more restricted about what kind of activities (parties, drinking, etc.) you can engage in off-campus. The housing quality fluctuates based on what complex you live in, but the prices are pretty low considering it's student housing.

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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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