Recent Alumnus 2010-06-02T00:18:13Z
Not Applicable – I've never lived in off campus housing, but all options seem fairly close to campus, safe, clean, and fun social environments.
College Senior 2010-06-02T00:16:37Z
The school is great. The professors are awesome and the atmosphere is very friendly and comforting. Plenty of majors to choose from, but classes are tough. Plenty of activities throuhgout the year and plenty of service opportunities. There are forumns/devotionals every week which are really uplifting and there are planty of athletics to choose from.
College Senior 2010-06-02T00:09:55Z
Its Alright – Not too many choices but what there is, is pretty good. Fairly expensive but hey when you wnat to go out there are places to go
College Senior 2010-06-02T00:07:27Z
plenty of gyms and athletics of all kinds. Library is huge and the campus as a whole is really taken care of and beautiful all the way around. Lots of places to study in every building and is constantly being upgraded. There's a planetarium, aquarium, and animals. Plenty of places to eat and a comfortable atmosphere.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-31T18:42:23Z
The parking for students is FREE! When I first started at BYU you had to pay $30 or something pretty low but now it is free. With this comes ease for money for those with a car but also a little bit of complex for the amount of parking. Though, I personally have not had any problems with finding a space that really isn't too unreasonable. On campus housing and graduate parking are often the best parking situations.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-31T18:36:31Z
The Environment – Living on campus, especially as a freshman is a great experience that I highly recommend. Most people in the dorms are freshman, and as an upper classman can be a little awkward. There have been a lot of upgrades and renovations for the dorms in the last 10 years and still continually being upgraded.
The wards are fantastic, so close and tight nit. There are always friends to do things with and social events that will keep your social life in a positive manner. It is not surprising to see people throwing a frisbee, football, playing basketball, building snow caves, and movie nights outside in the warmer nights.
The housing staff is always supportive of you and your circumstances.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-29T20:01:51Z
Absolutely Unpredictable – You never know when it's going to rain, shine, or even snow around here. The weather usually doesn't bother me, since I'm inside most of the day, but when it's nice and sunny, it's beautiful and makes college life all the more bearable.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-29T20:00:29Z
Guys & Girls:
Attractive and Modest – The Honor code keeps everybody within certain bounds of a dress code. The girls vary quite a bit in personality. Several of them are there just for the sake of getting married. Most of the guys have been to other places in the world on behalf of the church and thereby have lots of stories to tell.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-29T19:58:10Z
Never That Busy – I've never had a real issue finding a computer to use if I've forgotten my own. The Wi-Fi is usually pretty quick, but it does have it's moments where it seems to not want to work. But those times are few and far between.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-29T19:48:32Z
Good Variety, but Expensive and Repetitive – Certainly there are a lot of choices at the CougarEat, but you can't help but cringe when the register pops open. And there's only so much healthy food there that makes it hard to feel good about yourself after you've eaten.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-29T19:46:00Z
Very Calm and Conducive to Learning – It's a very nice place to be at any given time. There's always something to do (although you may not be able to afford it). There is certainly a lot of opportunities to go out and spend an afternoon. The mall isn't very far at all, and has several outlet stores to occupy your entire day.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-29T17:57:16Z
Challenging, but Effective – The professors are really good at getting you to do hands-on work, which makes the learning process superior. However, sometimes the ideas taught seem like busy work. But for the most part, the program is effective in teaching the necessary skills to be an Engineer.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-27T17:51:59Z
Strict Honor Code – If you mess up royally on the honor code, you are royally outta here. Just don't be stupid and mess up. That's why we come here - to be in a good environment, so just be good.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-27T17:49:26Z
Easy to Find, but Expensive – the price gets inflated because everyone wants to be close to campus, but what are ya gonna do? Most landlords I've encountered are very nice and willing to help.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-27T17:47:30Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – We are kind of in a bubble - rated #1 stone-cold sober school for I don't know how many years, the worst crimes I hear about are stupid freshmen. Just don't be stupid.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-27T16:36:57Z
Fun and Inexpensive – Provo is cool. There are lots of places to go for little or no cost which makes going out friends fun and enjoyable. Also, many fun things are within walking distance so it saves on gas money!
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T21:38:23Z
Our church standards don't allow us to use drugs or drink alcohol.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T21:36:15Z
Football Is Where It's at – Football is where it's at. The stadium is completely packed for every football game. Students where their game-day t-shirts and there is lots of noise. Sadly though, the other sports don't receive as much attention.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T20:23:30Z
I Did Not Live Off Campus – I did not live off campus my freshman year, and only ate off campus very few times.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T18:41:22Z
Tons of Cultures – Since it is a religious school, a huge majority of the students are LDS, which I enjoy enormously. I feel that the student body in general is very accepting of those who are not of the LDS faith. There are a lot of "white" people, but other ethnicities are abundant on campus. There are always cultural events going on on campus that are easy to become involved in.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T18:34:46Z
This University is beautiful, inside and out. The grounds are extremely well kept, and all the buildings are in great shape. Some hallways in the older buildings are a little cramped in between classes, because there are students sitting against the wall while others are trying to get to their next class. The library is awesome. I love it!
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T18:32:01Z
Every Professor is very helpful. Though the curriculum is difficult, there is always someone there to help you, whether it's a TA, tutor, or a study group. Classes are very enjoyable, especially the religion classes.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T18:28:20Z
Plenty of Snow – It definitely snows a lot on campus, but the Grounds team keeps the place in tip-top shape. My only worry during the winters are the slick patches of ice near the library that are almost never salted. It can be scary to slide when you're in a hurry to make it to class on time. The bus system gets behind schedule when it snows overnight, which is irritating when you need to get to class. Once Spring comes, it is the most beautiful campus in the world and everyone socializes outdoors.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T18:24:06Z
Buses Are the Best Option. There's a bus route near most student housing. It's easy to take the bus right on to campus. Students can buy a year long bus pass from the University for $120, and if you use the bus every day, it definitely pays for itself in the long run.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-26T18:20:58Z
There's plenty of parking...if you work for the University. Student parking lots are kind of far from campus, and it's not guaranteed you'll get a space. I have to take the bus to get to classes on time, because it's tedious work to find a place to park.
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