College Junior 2010-05-20T20:07:49Z
Strict, but Fair – BYU's honor code is incredibly stringent--the dress & grooming standards even discuss how long one's hair can be--but it never feels very restricting. It's simply in line with what I already do, with a few little restrictions in addition to that, restrictions that I don't really mind at all.
College Junior 2010-05-20T20:06:27Z
Due to BYU's honor code, my whole year at the school I saw no drugs, alcohol, or any similar illegal activity. The same was true for the surrounding area of Provo. (While Provo is not entirely a Mormon community, the LDS population holds an overwhelming majority.) This made my year at BYU much more fun, much less stressful, and I always felt safe and happy.
College Junior 2010-05-20T20:04:05Z
I Enjoyed Living on Campus – Living on campus was comfortable, fun, and I greatly enjoyed it. Even though the apartment-style dorms I stayed in were not new by any means, they fit my needs very well, and I enjoyed the ability to cook my own food, and have 5 roommates to interact with. Social opportunities were plentiful, and it was a great atmosphere. Possibly the only thing I didn't enjoy about my on-campus housing experience was the cleaning checks. :)
College Senior 2010-05-18T19:29:45Z
Many Options – When I lived on campus it made perfect sense to walk, because I was so close. Now that I am living at home I ride the bus to campus. It is only about a 20 minute ride and it has turned out to be very cheap. I have really found this practical, and there is a bus that stops directly at campus.
College Senior 2010-05-18T19:26:14Z
Lots of Variety – I felt that there is a lot of variety when it comes to meal plan and dining options. I liked that my apartment was equipped with a kitchen, but there are also those that are not for people who would prefer to not do their own cooking. I used a meal plan for my first year at BYU and it was great, with a grocery store very nearby. However, I wish there had been a smaller dollar amount available on the meal plan. I had a 30 dollar a week meal plan, and I would have preferred something more like 15 or 20 dollars but it was not an option.
College Senior 2010-05-18T19:22:46Z
Academic Atmosphere – Provo, Utah is a great place to attend college. There is a large focus on academics, but there are also activities through BYU and church groups for fun. BYU is definitely the place to go if you would like to be able to focus on being a well-rounded individual, and succeed in academics.
College Senior 2010-05-15T16:51:04Z
There are a lot of free things: the Museum of Art has fun things that are free, the WILK always has events, there's club night on Tuesdays, there are dollar movies, international cinema, a planetarium, a museum of peoples and cultures, the bean museum, the HFAC has plays, concerts, and exhibits, there are random events where there's free food, and it's just a lot of cool stuff.
College Senior 2010-05-15T16:46:34Z
Guys & Girls:
Social Life – Dating is easy to do if you know how to date. You have to keep the guy chasing you long enough. A lot of girls don't know how to date, and so they don't go on dates. But the guys are pretty cool if you know how to win them over.
College Senior 2010-05-15T16:44:50Z
There isn't very much, most people are LDS and Caucasian. So there are not a lot of differences. But coming to an LDS school, it's what you'd expect, I didn't come here thinking I'd have a diverse experience in terms of the people, the curriculum teaches diversity.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T19:25:04Z
I enjoyed living off campus but I felt that Liberty Square was overpriced and the landlords were not always willing to cooperate with my roommates and I. The internet was extremely inconsistent and frustrating to work with. I did like being close to campus and I enjoyed the people that lived at the complex. I made a lot of good friends.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T19:22:56Z
Living on Campus Is for the Most Part, Great – I really enjoyed living on campus my freshman year but I ended up at Wyview, which I loved except that it is so far away from campus. It was a little bit of a hassle sometimes.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T19:20:18Z
The computer labs in the library are typically frequently used especially during lunch during the day and during finals week. Although the computers are in high demand, I can usually find one to use.
College Senior 2010-05-13T18:16:34Z
Stone Cold Sober / Drug-Free – The drug and alcohol scene at BYU are almost non-existent. If the University finds out that you have abused substances in the past then you will be put on academic probation, or (more likely) kicked out. There is a strict "honor code" that all students sign before coming to BYU, and it includes not taking drugs or alcohol.
College Senior 2010-05-13T18:14:42Z
Nobody has heard of these places, and if there are any they keep the word out of public knowledge!
College Senior 2010-05-13T18:12:54Z
BYU is home to so many good intercollegiate teams! The football team, men's volleyball team and basketball team all were really highly ranked in the NCAA this year, and promises to keep that tradition alive. The student fan base is huge and crazy -- many people live and die for sports. There are great sports packages available to students, the main one being the student all-sports pass that can be bought including or excluding football tickets. Brand new facilities for athletic teams are in place, and there is also a student gym and athletic area. The women's soccer team is really good, and our dance teams are internationally renowned. BYU also has a huge network of intramural teams for pretty much any team you can think of. So whether you like watching the sport or playing it, BYU has a place for you!
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T08:38:42Z
My Home – Brigham Young University-Hawaii is the only place I felt closes to my home. It made me feel confident through every aspect whether it be academic trials or social quandaries. I feel as if I can achieve anything if I give it my all. I was once told that a good college will affect your career. I can testify that Brigham Young University of Hawaii has changed my life for the better.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T08:34:55Z
Parking spots on campus are easy to access. There are literally parking spots anywhere near the class room for student to park their in case of emergencies. In addition to class room parking spaces, there are parking spaces available near the dorms so the students get to their dorm a lot easier, As a freshmen, I found it convenient for students to park their car anywhere.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T08:27:38Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt closer to home than being on the campus of Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Its a peaceful environment providing with maximum security. The students here know how to behave for they are college students. Keeping the campus safe is not only the job of the school staff but also our job as th estudents.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T00:26:33Z
Honor Code – As many people know, BYU is held to a strict Code of Honor that all students sign before attending the University. Because of this agreement, BYU "nightlife" is different than at other schools. Drinking and smoking just doesn't happen. But that doesn't mean less fun. Just because our school dances and the club down the road is "clean" doesn't mean its not a party. There's always something going on that is super fun, minus the immorality and inappropriate actions.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T00:22:35Z
Guys & Girls:
Social Atmosphere – The atmosphere at BYU is amazing. Everyone is so happy and friendly, its difficult NOT to enjoy yourself. Everyone dresses in a modest way that keeps the atmosphere clean. There is ALWAYS an activity to be found. From dances, to comedy shows, to sliding down hills in blue foam, there is always something fun to find at BYU!
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-13T00:17:23Z
At BYU the facilities are excellent! All the buildings are always kept clean. I almost never see trash anywhere on campus. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous no matter what time of year. The gardens are kept neat along with everything else! The buildings are all huge and have tons of places to sit and study or just hang out.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-11T20:41:57Z
Great Price, Nice Places. The housing here is cheap and everywhere. Especially during the summer. It is a little harder to find married housing, but there are great places and the people here are wonderful. Never been a problem.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-11T20:38:31Z
All You Could Want – You couldn't want more of a campus. You can enjoy almost any sport you like. They have dancing, restraunts, a theater, performances, sports, and even bowling. You never need to want for computer access; whether in the computer labs, or on your own laptop through their free wi-fi.
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-11T20:35:50Z
Integrity and Trust – I love Provo because it has a small town safe feel with honest hard working people you can trust yet has all the access to entertainment and such of a big city. There are always activities going on on campus. There are dollar theaters, regular theaters, malls, museums, siteseeing, and beautiful parks. There are more things than I can think of and the weather is great!
Recent Alumnus 2010-05-11T20:01:20Z
The level of competition is high. BYU traditionally dominates the Mountain West in almost all sports. However, in an attempt to raise money the athletics administration has an expensive and somewhat illogical system for charging students admission. It can be expensive to be a student fan of BYU sports.
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