Recent Alumnus 2010-08-20T16:23:21Z
The student facilities here are very good. The weight room and pool are great and relatively easy to use (aka they are usaully pretty accessible). The Wilc is a great central area for students. It had a bus stop out front and everything from a barbershop to student us computers inside. The library is great. I haven't found a better one anywhere I've been. The only think I would improve is accessibility to the library. You can only enter the North doors and it can be quite a walk to get there if you are on the Southside of campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-19T21:50:27Z
Drug Use – There is hardly any drinking or drug use at BYU. If you do have a problem with it you can find those that are participating easily. But with the Honor Code in effect almost no problems with peer pressure and drug usage
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-19T21:48:07Z
For the most part BYU is not diverse at all. Of course we have lots of people from different countries, they are never a majority. Mostly white people who aren't necessarily racist but instead very willing and accepting. Very easy to fit in yet not a lot of diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-19T21:44:52Z
Health & Safety:
Absouletly Safe – There are almost no problems on campus in regard to personal safety, since most of the campus are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For the most part people look out for others, with that said concern is still needed. You can't be completely oblivious.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-19T01:20:43Z
Good Atmosphere – The campus is clean, sober and hard-working. Academics are top notch. Athletics are super fun, people are generally friendly and religious. There is a lot of diversity on campus. Many foreign languages are taught and spoken here. And the classes that you are required to take let you graduate with a religious baccalaureate degree.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-19T01:18:14Z
Cheap, High Value, Some Sacrifice – The first thing is that if you can get in, you basically get a scholarship. I pay about 2,200 in tuition. That is amazing for the type of education you get here. Many of my professors have been Ivy League teachers or at least grads. So I feel like I'm getting an Ivy League education at a fraction of the cost. The only downside is the honor code. It can be exhausting to stay clean-shaven and remember the visiting rules. Once you are off-campus it isn't so bad. But I guess there has to be a downside. I love it here.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-19T01:09:47Z
You Get What You Pay for. I stand by my title. You can find cheap or expensive places. Cheap places will be more run-down and you'll have more roommates. More expensive apartments come with your own room and are generally nicer. There aren't a lot of opportunities to find nicer places that are close to campus. Most of the close apartments have been there forever and are getting pretty worn out.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-17T19:34:19Z
Pretty Conservative, Plain, and Boring – Provo does have nice people; however, there is just not much to do here. Luckily Salt Lake is only one hour away with everything you could want and need.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T23:32:24Z
Their are many computer labs on campus, they even have 10 min usage computers all over the place if you need to look something up. In the major library sometimes you have to wait to use a computer, but the internet is pretty fast and it is easy and quick to print anything needed. You can even go to an area that has the ability to print specialized things.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T22:58:30Z
Very Cold During Winter and Hot During Summer – It is really cold in winter and lots of snow!!
I am sick of snow... but also extremely hot during summer..
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T22:57:10Z
Great to Park Except Morning – First of all, you dont need for a car on campus which is great and aviailabiity and convenience of parking spcaces are good except in morning. it is all free!!!
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-15T22:53:06Z
Cheap and Close to Campus – I highly recommend to live on campus for freshman year, but after that it doesnt worth.
Social atmosphere on campus is good and cheap. It is close to campus, but the amenities are not very good and you have to eat every meal at cafeteria
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-13T16:30:12Z
I really don't like the parking situation. All the close spots are for Guests or Faculty. If you want to drive to campus you're most likely going to have to park 10 minutes from the center of campus
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-13T16:25:40Z
Good Learning Environment – Everything at Brigham Young University is designed to provide a solid learning experience for the student. The campus is big enough to contain all the students but it fits in a relatively small area making it easy to get where you need to get. The students and professors are willing to help. There are a lot of courses to choice from.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T18:05:31Z
On campus housing is convenient in that it is across the street from campus. It has a very social environment because everyone is a freshman. It is outrageously overpriced for how small the apartments are. Basically, it was good for my freshman year, but I'm excited to be off campus now.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T04:58:48Z
Religion Dominant Scholars – Campus life on BYU is extremely unique. Nearly all the students enrolled are members of the LDS church and are active in their belief. Every single weekend, literally thousands of students participate in activities within wards to strengthen their beliefs, serve or volunteer help for service projects, and attend their church meetings on Sundays; making it one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. While BYU is a private and somewhat prestigious school, its students still take time out of busy study schedules to share and practice their belief.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T04:50:07Z
The "Greek Life" is almost non-existent at BYU. There is no Greek housing available to BYU students while it is strictly forbidden for its students to join frats or soririties of any kind. Some students from the local university try to create a somewhat similar "Greek housing" on their own and it is typically unknown by many.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T04:42:30Z
Student Dining Specials – In Provo, there are many varieties of restraunts and parlors to visit. Due to the overwhelming number of options, BYU has teamed up with many surrouding restraunts and shops to create a "Starving Student" card. It gives students specials and discounts for places they regularly eat. It is a relatively cheap card to purchase, but really goes a long way after all the savings. A student on average could possibly save over $100 per semester. The only unfortunate thing about this card is their advertising. They promote the saving of thousands of dollars, but in reality, you'd have to spend nearly $3,000-4.000 just to get those type of savings. I give this card a B for it's genuine zeal to help students eat for cheap.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T02:41:42Z
Walking Is the Best Option – Public transportation is descent around Brigham Young University. Throughout the week they have buses running all the time. However, campus sits in the middle of the town. Therefore, everything is in walking distance.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T01:57:08Z
lots of people meet up in apartments to play group games (cards, board games, mafia). Studio 600 is a popular dance club in salt lake. downtown provo has a lot of fun restaurants people eat at.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-12T00:09:42Z
It's snowy most of the year, but I love the weather in the fall and spring!
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-11T23:21:03Z
I have only been to one football game, but it was a blast. Many BYU students love football and enjoy attending and cheering at the games. I feel like there is a lot of school spirit and involvement. The BYU gym is pretty crowded, but it is free!
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-11T23:17:49Z
There is a large amount of off-campus housing to choose from. I have never actually lived off-campus but am living off-campus in the fall.
College Junior 2010-08-11T21:56:23Z
Harold B. Lee Library – Not only is the Harold B. Lee Library on Brigham Young University Campus one of the best in the world, but it has great study areas and many activities to keep students involved along with all the sources you could want for study and assignments.
Recent Alumnus 2010-08-11T21:46:37Z
As stated in the previous rating, BYU has it's honor code. If you are found breaking it, you are sent to the honor code office, they'll give you a second chance, but after that you are thrown out.
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