Recent Alumnus 2010-06-21T17:58:01Z
Strives for Quality, Fans Need Help – For the most part, the football and basketball teams will break your heart, which I guess is good. At least they're good enough to disappoint you when they inevitably fail. The other sports are actually really really good, especially the women's sports. Unfortunately, the fans at the popular games can be boorish on occasion, and there's little turnout at the other sports. The administration might be putting too much emphasis on sports, considering the nature of student participation.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-21T17:13:12Z
High Expectations of Students – Students arn't allowed to drink or do drugs. They are also required to keep approriate modest attire and relations with the opposite sex. You may think it's odd to give such a high score for something that seems so restrictive but in fact it allows students to learn better and find other forms of entertainment, generally sports.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-21T16:59:30Z
I like the weather at BYU because of the four seasons. Since I like the change of seasons I generally enjoy the day no matter what the weather is like outside. MNy only complaint would be that the rain and snow means more people drive which means less available parking.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-21T16:49:53Z
Really Fun to Learn Engineering – I am studying Manufacturing Engineering and I can't believe how many of my interests it covers. I'm basically a vary creative person and the teachers in my college of choice really stress creativity and free learning. One teacher in particular encourages cross creativity; what I mean by that is tying in different disiplines together to get something new, like history and engineering. Anyway, I feel that I'm learning more than just facts, I'm learning skills that will help me change the future.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-21T16:11:20Z
One thing that always has impressed me about BYU students is their love for sports and support of their team. BYU has a strong football program, and performs consistently well every season. But the football program is not the only one with championships under their belt, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and several other sports have great programs for men and women.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-21T16:02:38Z
Provo inspires a lot of entrepreneurial-ism which breeds a large variety for restaurants. You can find most of the the unique non-chain restaurants on Center Street and little start-ups all surrounding the campus. If you have a car or can get a ride there is all the chain restaurants about 5 minutes away in Orem.
College Senior 2010-06-20T23:25:11Z
State of Utah – Transportation at BYU is great the State of Utah takes buses through campus and there are "sky walks" that go over campus over the roads so you don't have to wait for the light to turn red if you don't want. very safe as well, continuing to become even more safe.
College Senior 2010-06-20T23:23:21Z
The school is pretty strict about standards it is a school that is highly populated by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints they dress modestly and are constantly striving to do their best.
College Senior 2010-06-20T23:21:32Z
Computers are pretty simple to use and they are everywhere, do you need to check it pretty quickly? there are many in the hall. do you need to do an assignment that will take a little longer there is a computer lab or 2 in EVERY building.
College Senior 2010-06-20T23:09:45Z
Don't Worry – Here at BYU you will find 30%-40% non American students from many different countries. we respect everyone that comes to this school.
College Senior 2010-06-20T21:27:53Z
As you find places to eat on campus you will not be disappointed. they have brought all the popular restaurants into campus, if you don't like something on campus, BYU is surrounded by places to eat so the only problem is trying to figure out where to eat out of all the good places there are.
College Senior 2010-06-20T21:22:53Z
Provo Utah is a wonderful place with its wide variety of activities and cultural events. Provo is on the rise of "the place to live" with its connection with Hollywood, NBA, Olympic venues and many other well known associations. People who visit will feel a welcome even if they don't want to stay they will leave knowing that this is a great place to be.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T23:20:39Z
BYU is a good place. People are friendly and it's easy to make friends in classes. The classes are challenging, but not so challenging to make it impossible to get good grades.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T23:15:48Z
There are members of many religions at BYU, but the large majority is Latter-day Saint. This leads many people to believing that if they come to BYU, they won't be accepted. However, from what I've observed, a person's religion is not important in the classroom or for having a social life. People are accepted for how they treat people and come across to others, not for being the same religion as the majority of the students. And while an honor code is enforced at BYU, everyone admitted to BYU agreed to live by the code while enrolled at the school.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T06:26:08Z
Not a Big Variety of Housing – Provo is a pretty small town with a lot of schools. It is not the easiest thing in the world to find a good apartment. Usually you need to start searching for the housing for the next school year in spring. Because BYU is a private university it has some standards and requirements that must be obeyed, so BYU students can only live in the approved housing. That is why prices are pretty high, the variety is not huge and most of the apartment complexes are pretty old. From the other side, Provo is a very safe town, so there is no need to worry about walking home in the evening back from the campus. Accidents happen very rarely. I live very close to campus in a shared room that a little bit reminds ghetto, but it is relatively cheap and I have wonderful roommates. So I really enjoy living in Provo
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-17T06:11:27Z
We Have a Testing Center – Brigham Young University has a testing center where students can take tests for the absolute majority of classes not spending time on it during the class. It helps to avoid cheating and rush, because most of the tests are not limited in time and you can go there when you feel the most comfortable. It is opened from early in the morning till 10 p.m.
There is a various of facilities on campus: we have wonderful sport facilities that are opened for use all year round and a planetarium, green houses, museums and research centers. There are constantly various amount of exhibitions on campus. There are always things to do and places to see there.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-16T18:48:35Z
Guys & Girls:
Preppy but Hot – The girls at BYU are very attractive and usually dress very preppy.They're also pretty conservative though and aren't into partying, drinking, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-16T18:46:45Z
Just for Freshmen – Only the Freshmen stay in the dorms here and most upper classmen stay off campus. Some dorms are really good, like Wyview Park, but which is far away. Helaman Halls and Heritage Halls are much closer but kind of small
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-16T18:44:00Z
Health & Safety:
Really Safe – Some people don't even lock their doors since the crime rate is so low. Almost no incidents occur on campus, and very few off of it.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-16T00:15:38Z
If You Like Snow . . . Winter starts in earnest in November and continues through April and even May, with several feet of snow throughout the season and very low temperatures. This can make walking to campus unpleasant, especially if you do not have good snow boots, but once you get to campus, it's much better because the university has lots of equipment and workers dedicated to clearing off the snow and ice. Classes are almost never canceled because of weather. However, there is great skiing in the valley, if you like that sort of thing.
Summer weather starts around mid-June and lasts through most of August. It is very dry, hot and sunny with some rain.
Fall and spring are lovely, temperate, and entirely too short. The transition between winter and spring is usually an ugly one, with the weather seemingly unable to decide if it wants to rain, snow, sleet, shine, or hail, and often attempting to do all of them within the course of a single day.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-15T23:51:06Z
Stone-Cold Sober – Admission to BYU requires that you abide by the Student Honor Code, which includes abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use. The vast majority of students do abide by the Honor Code in these respects, which is why BYU has been Princeton Review's #1 Stone-Cold Sober University for several years now. I know that some drug use does occur, although I haven't seen it myself, but it's uncommon and rather stigmatized. It is not in any way a major part of campus social life.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-15T23:27:03Z
Mostly About the Library and the Art Museum – The campus library is supposed to be one of the best collegiate libraries in the country, which is a huge advantage for research-intensive majors. First of all, the range of materials available is amazing, from the massive Periodicals collection and Music library (sheet music, song books, instructional books, CDs, DVDs, and vinyl) to the Juvenile literature section and Special Collections (lots of odd stuff, including illuminated manuscripts and ridiculously expensive art books). Secondly, the library's already considerable resources are expanded through the Inter-Library Loan program, which allows students to borrow books from participating libraries all around the country, and by the university's online research subscriptions. Thirdly, the library houses several small art galleries (which students can apply to use) and a small theater, which is home to two separate film series during the year (one for old black and white films, one for recent documentaries) and occasional lecture series. Fourth, the library offers several different free classes and services, including software classes (Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.), research classes (how to get the most out of the library), peer writing and editing advice, dozens of rooms for study groups, wireless internet most everywhere, and hundreds of computers (this is in addition to the many other open computer labs across campus -- just about every building has at least one).
The campus is also home to an art museum (creatively named the Museum of Art, or MOA), a small but state-of-the-art facility which houses gorgeous professional exhibits year-round. The best thing about the MOA, apart from the collections and the absolutely delicious cafe (no joke -- try the chicken curry salad), is its extensive collection of drawings which can be "checked out" by students -- that is to say, the requested items will be retrieved from storage and brought to a private room downstairs where students can view them up close. I got to see drawings by Albrecht Durer and Edwin Austin Abbey because of that service.
The campus is beautiful, well-kept and very clean. Probably the best feature, though, is the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-11T04:45:52Z
Real Fun, Great Education – It is also social with fun things to do each night. It provides excellent resources for students to get free tutoring and help with any subject. The campus is beautiful and the people are always friendly.
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-11T04:42:18Z
Off Campus Fun – Great place to party and meet people all the time. Management is good to fix anything broken or gross. But there is a lot of old strange things in the apartments and walls are usually very thin. Otherwise that its great
Recent Alumnus 2010-06-11T04:41:07Z
Off Campus – Great place to party and meet people all the time. Management is good to fix anything broken or gross. But there is a lot of old strange things in the apartments. Otherwise that its great
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