Recent Alumnus 2010-04-14T20:29:44Z
Health & Safety:
Definitely Safe – Security on BYU's campus is almost unnecessary as the students are all under an Honor Code. A lot of the time the campus security officers look for work and end up busting students for cutting in the cafeteria lunch line. That might be an exaggeration, but that's how safe I see our campus.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-14T17:06:33Z
Opportunities for All Levels – BYU has great intercollegiate teams for those who want to be full-time athletes. They have great sports venues and tons of fan support.
There is also a great intramural program for regular people. They every game imaginable from ultimate frisbee to wallyball to standards like soccer.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-14T17:03:07Z
Mostly Windows, but It Works – BYU has almost universal wireless coverage. I've only had one or two classrooms where I couldn't pick up a signal. There are plenty of public access computers if you don't have your own. You can also rent computers cheaply. Printing is available all over campus. You can print something from your personal computer and pick it up anywhere on campus. Super convenient.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-14T16:59:22Z
College Town With Good Food and Great Outdoors – Provo is a college town. There is a surprisingly wide variety of ethnic restaurants available. There are a few good music houses if you're into local music. The opportunity for fun in the great outdoors is unparalleled. You can go snow skiing and water skiing on the same day.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-13T20:59:11Z
Wonderful, Spiritual, Uplifting – BYU makes me want to be a better person. Most people are just all trying to get better at school, work, spiritually, morally, and all other aspects of life. It is a wonderful place to be.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-13T20:56:14Z
BYU has an honor code that is strictly enforced. It is nice, because it keeps things prettty clean especially the closer to campus you get.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-13T20:47:34Z
Clean Fun With Plenty of Activities – BYU has lots of on campus activities, which are always very appropriate. There is also a lot ot do around the area, because there are two major universities within several miles. There is always a group of creative college kids willingly to go out and have a good time.
College Senior 2010-04-13T01:58:02Z
Utah is one of the few states to have a state-wide unified public transportation system, so if you don't have a car, you can buy an annual pass that will take you essetially anywhere in the state.
College Senior 2010-04-13T01:54:56Z
Guys & Girls:
Lots of Mormons – I have to give it an A because of I'm Moromon myself. I personally think that everyone around here is wonderful, but this is a religious school, so... don't expect there to be a lot of traditional college partying and such.
College Senior 2010-04-13T01:51:32Z
Very up-To-Date – From what I've seen, the campus has very nice facilities. While some are fairly old, most have been recently renovated. A prime example would be the the dining hall:The Commons at the Cannon Center. It's one of the nicest dining areas I've ever seen.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-13T01:08:26Z
Strict in the things they need to be strict about.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-13T01:07:21Z
Clean Fun – It's wholesome fun. You can always find lots of things to do
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-13T01:05:15Z
Super Fun – I love it! It is a big college town. The whole city is very supportive of students. I love it!
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-10T15:26:43Z
Arabic Is the Best Here – The Arabic program is the number one in the country at my school. I originally went to Emory University in Atlanta, but transferred here because I want to pursue a government career in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic. Their program for the language is intense and our university is the first recruitment spot for government agencies. That plus the academics span different topics and are just as fascinating an in depth as the arabic program.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-09T02:20:20Z
Chemically Free Campus(And Mountains) – No smoking, no drinking, no drugs. BYU's LDS foundation mean a pronounced lack loud parties, smoke hazes around doorways, and stoned classmates that disrupt class. It's still around, but most people don't like it, and there is the rules set up to get ride of anyone that crosses the line. Aside from being sober, there are beautiful mountains very close to campus. A short walk takes you from dorms to trails that rapidly ascend to mountain valleys without sight or sound of civilization. This makes it very easy to 'get away' for a few hours, and still have time for classes and work.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-09T02:06:02Z
Something for Everyone, If You Look. Having two universities ensures the Provo/Orem area has plenty of fast-food and chain restaurants. It also means a number of local places ranging from expensive places for impressing dates to something that's within a poor college student's range. China Cafe being a good example. An easy bike ride from campus, the relaxed atmosphere and lack of expense mean it is a reasonable place to go with friends. Don't let the appearance fool, the quantity, and quality, of the food surpass many of the more expensive alternatives. Not earth-shattering, just plenty of good food for a good price.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-09T01:48:30Z
Health & Safety:
Safe, Quiet, and Friendly – BYU's personality makes for a safe environment. Common sense(i.e. lock your doors, don't leave your laptop unattended, ect.) is advised, but there are very many problems. Missing items are more likely to have been taken to the lost&found than stolen. Nights are quiet, and everyone, even the girls, feel safe walking around at night.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-07T21:06:53Z
There is a good bus system here but almost everyone can walk to campus. If you need a bus though, it is cheap and readily available.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-07T21:04:39Z
There isn't a ton of parking here, but if you need it you can usually find parking on or close to campus. Most of our housing is very close to campus though so most people just walk anyways.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-07T21:03:07Z
We don't have any frats or sororities here at BYU, but it is still a ton of fun and we do fine without them.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-06T17:36:40Z
Don't Expect Canceled Classes! It snows a lot here during the winter, but classes hardly ever get cancelled because of it. Classes are not really far from the dorms, but it can still get a little treacherous walking to class in ice and snow. And once the weather turns nice, everyone hangs out outside.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-06T17:34:43Z
BYU prohibits the use of alcohol and drugs on campus, and in BYU approved housing. If you really want drugs and want to take the chance of being kicked out, you can find it. But, there is not much of a drug scene on and off campus around BYU. We party clean.
Recent Alumnus 2010-04-06T17:31:31Z
A Little Bit Different – There are definitely ethnic people on campus at BYU. A lot of people speak different languages, too! But, most of the population is still white. Luckily, BYU provides lots of programs for those on campus of the same race to be able to meet and become friends.
College Senior 2010-04-05T19:20:57Z
Guys & Girls:
Social Interaction – The students at BYU are extremely friendly. It is a mostly religious school, so the students all share the same standards and values. It is very easy to make friends here!
College Senior 2010-04-05T19:19:44Z
Best Freshman Choice – For freshman, the best overall choice is Heritage Halls. It is the cheapest option, and has a very social atmosphere.
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