Recent Alumnus 2010-10-01T04:50:51Z
Its Good for Families, but This Is College – Students are always involved in sporting events and the school does a great job making tickets available its students. The teams perform well, but this is the mountain west, not the SEC. The competition is good, but i wish it was better. The fans do a great job supporting and there is a good amount of school spirit on campus, but only when the team is performing well. The facilities are good and they accommodate the athletes well.
Recent Alumnus 2010-10-01T04:40:17Z
A True Blessing – BYU is constantly renovating and building new buildings for its students to use and enjoy. The library is top notch and has 5 whole levels to study on. There is never a day where the library is too crowded. The science facilities are beautiful and always kept well. There is never any problems with bathrooms and there are paid student janitors who clean the buildings everyday. The student center is clean and there are always activities going on for younger students looking for on campus activities.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-30T20:47:47Z
I really like Utah weather. It is really nice in the spring, summer and fall -- It's still 80 degrees outside and it's nearly October. Winter I love because I love snow. If you don't like snow or dealing with snow, then you probably won't like it here. But snow doesn't usually get in the way on campus, the grounds crew is really good about clearing the walkways.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-30T20:45:07Z
Parking for students is extremely limited and entirely inconvenient. While in the spring, summer, and early part of fall walking isn't out of the realm of possibility, in the winter, walking is an absolute nightmare. Yet, parking is even worse. There are no restrictions as far as who can register their car to park in student parking, but there are no parking lots actually convenient for the students, despite several large parking lots and a parking garage for faculty on campus in a nice location. It just plain sucks, but if you don't want to feel trapped in Provo, a car is pretty much necessary.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-30T20:39:57Z
Honor Code – BYU has an honor code that prohibits any drug/alcohol use on campus, any sex outside of marriage, any immodest dress (as defined in the honor code), any cheating or plagiarism, etc. This honor code is required of every student that attends BYU, even those that aren't Mormon (which is the religion affiliated with the campus.) Although these "rules" may seem strict and can get you kicked out of the school with just one offense, generally speaking the counselors will work with you before just kicking you out. So it is very strict (D-) but at the same time I think it is a good thing to have in place (B+)
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-30T17:45:39Z
Networking Is an Emphasis – I am a Business major at BYU and the program is phenomenal. The networking opportunities are unbeatable and the professors are very helpful. You have to be motivated, but if you are, this program enhances your desired career. Getting a job is made more of a convenient aspect of your education rather than a burden.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-29T03:50:55Z
Guys & Girls:
GUYS AND GIRLS – Both are quite snootty. However, there are some who aren't that way and who are quite generous and humble.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-28T21:01:42Z
Great Environment – The main difference is the campus life. It has a very high moral and ethical standard of living. The education opportunities are very good.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-28T21:00:09Z
The weather is great. There is a variety of weather conditions. In the Winter it's cold with snow. Springs are pleasant and summer are hot and dry. The variety seems to please a variety of students
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-28T20:55:34Z
On Campus – The social environment is very good. The price and convince is not as good. Costs are generally higher on campus then off. Dorms are old and need remodeled B
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-27T23:32:01Z
I haven't seen any of it going on at BYU. That's not to say it's totally non-existent, but I could hardly imagine anything of the kind going on. I have full confidence it would be immediately reported an dealt with.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-27T23:22:30Z
Pretty Good, but Too Slow – The Computer labs are pretty great, although sometimes the computers are a little slow. The printers are also sometimes very slow, and it can be difficult to enter my student id or swipe my card.
College Senior 2010-09-25T05:46:26Z
Housing Is Moderate – There are nice places to live and the prices are really cheap, but sometimes the landlords are SO strict.
College Sophomore 2010-09-24T18:32:49Z
The library on campus is a cornacopia of knowledge to be learned and read. It is such an invaluable resource to students. I really enjoy shopping at the bookstore. The campus is beautiful and well kept. Everything is excellent.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-23T03:59:17Z
Health & Safety:
Wicked Safe – Provo is a safe place to be. There have been no incidents in the last few years. Provo police are always on the prowl so pranksters never get very far. Campus is also well lit so no worries there.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-23T03:57:58Z
Quiet but Fun – Provo is a fairly small city in terms of what there is to do. However Orem is close by and it is a short drive to Park City or if you venture further, about 40 minutes to Salt Lake City which has tons to do. BYU itself offers many activities most of which are free. Those that do cost are nominal.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-23T03:55:53Z
Varied Joints – The are around BYU has a good assortment of fast food and sit down restaurants in Provo center. There are quite a few small family owned places as well as larger chains, but all are delicious and affordable.
College Senior 2010-09-16T22:30:39Z
I Love It. I had a hard time my freshman year because i was really homesick and just getting settled and everything but things are definitely better now. It is a very fun campus there is always something going on, and there are a lot of nice people here. I love that it is a religious university. The academics are challenging but rewarding. BYU is a legacy in my family.
College Senior 2010-09-16T22:27:32Z
Strict but for a Reason – Our campus has an honor code that sets guidelines about what is appropriate clothing, grooming etc. I like the honor code because it keeps everyone looking clean and well kept. Some people say it takes away some of their right to individuality, but hey its not like we have to wear a uniform to school, and this is a private university so they can have guidelines if they want, and if people don't like it they can go somewhere else.
College Senior 2010-09-16T22:19:57Z
Needs More Variety, More Healthy Choices – I don't mind some of the places on campus, but they need to have healthier foods made more available, and at cheaper prices.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-15T22:17:24Z
Walk Around – Though there are bus passes you can pay for, BYU is pretty compact and it's pretty easy to get around, even from one end of campus to the other within ten to fifteen minutes.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-15T22:15:32Z
There are only three or four parking lots around campus and during normal class hours they are almost always full. Fines are around $50 and the campus police roll around checking registration on a regular basis. This is offset however with mandatory living within so many miles of campus with few exceptions so most students walk to school.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-15T22:09:32Z
While there are a few people at BYU with varying races, creeds, political beliefs, and maybe even religions, BYU is most full of white LDS students from Utah or the western US.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-13T16:41:01Z
Off Campus – Off campus housing is abundantly available and reasonably priced. There is a pretty broad range in prices and you usually get what you pay for. Single students living off campus must live in BYU approved housing.
Recent Alumnus 2010-09-13T16:38:07Z
BYU is a great school with many well known programs and a great alumni network. Classes are challenging and rewarding.
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