College Senior 2013-07-28T23:53:09Z
The only "drugs" I've ever encountered here are caffeine and Ibuprofen. We're clean and happily so! Even then, there is always a scowl when someone mentions "Mountain Dew". ;)
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:50:58Z
Health & Safety:
I don't think you'll find a safer place, really. With all the students living the honor code and practically all LDS, it's like you're encompassed in a good environment all the time. Not to mention the posted emergency stations here and there around campus-- it's easy access if you want an escort.
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:48:06Z
Off campus housing has a HUGE selection, which is nice; getting references from friends who have lived there before often determines if someone moves in or not OR they just take their chances because the ad looks good and they'll investigate. I marked the grade down because a lot of the housing units experience bad management, care, or simply aren't reaching the ideal for rental housing.
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:14:13Z
I am in a relatively uncompetitive major, Landscape Management, so getting into the major was simply a matter of going in and signing up/discussing with a counselor.
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:12:19Z
It is pretty competitive, but there are many opportunities to receive assistance. The school has a good scholarship program, and there is a lot of good info online. I'd suggest becoming familiar with those resources, and going in to talk to a counselor.
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:10:32Z
I'm giving BYU a C, simply because if you grade nightlife according to the opportunities to drink, etc, then it is very low. BYU students are required to sign and "honor code" which prohibits such activities, so there are relatively few available. There are many activities/opportunities to have fun and party, but without the use of alcohol or typical "clubbing".
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:08:11Z
There is a nice variety of off-campus housing around BYU. If you are looking for something particular in price, size, etc. you can usually find it. They are also inexpensive, depending on whether you are willing to share a room and where in proximity to campus you'd like to live. I've always had a good experience. BYU usually provides a "guide" to the off-campus housing that is available for students to read.
College Senior 2013-07-28T23:06:27Z
Health & Safety:
Obviously no campus is perfect, but BYU is comparatively safe. I've always received assistance or help when I've needed it. Campus crime, etc. is particularly low-key due partly to the conservative nature of the city, the "honor code" students are required to live by, and similar precautions. You can find trouble if you look for it though.
College Senior 2013-07-28T19:10:40Z
The Special Education program at BYU is very competitive, if you want to get into it you better have done all of the things required on the application, observation hours are key. You just need to fill out an application on-line and submit it by the deadline and they department will get back to you within 2-3 weeks to let you know the status of the application. It is super simple but you need to make sure you look at it before you start applying.
College Senior 2013-07-28T19:07:17Z
The atmosphere is amazing, there is so much to do around Provo, and so much to do in provo. There is always something to do you just have to go and find it. If you get in with the "right" crowd that best fits you, you will have and amazing time!
College Senior 2013-07-28T19:06:12Z
There are so many different dining options on our school campus and lots close off campus dining, If you just show your student I.D. to most of the off campus dining areas there is always some kind of deal going on. It makes it nice for a late night run to get food.
College Senior 2013-07-28T19:03:43Z
I feel like the weather at Brigham Young University, is amazing, we tend to have all of the seasons. Some seem shorter than others, but there is something to do with each season weather it is snowboarding, longboarding, swimming, running, hiking, anything really. The weather is amazing.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-28T17:55:39Z
Sports are a HUGE part of student life at BYU, and even beyond. Football is the biggest sport, and Basketball comes in second. As a student, you can purchase a student pass to all other sports besides football, or add the football on for a premium. The price for the pass is pretty reasonable, especially if you aren't working part-time, you'll be able to more than make good use of it.
As a student athlete, I've heard that BYU works hard to make sure you are treated well. My brother-in-law just graduated, and was on the track team. He was impressed with what they offered in the way of trainers and facilities, and liked the experience a lot. Granted, since basketball and football are the breadwinner sports at the school, they get the most attention. However, you'll still be treated well if you participate in other sports.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-28T17:48:04Z
I got my degree in Education (Social Science), so the last semester I had to do a student teaching internship (non-paid). There is the half-pay (~$16,000) internship option, but it is a full-year commitment, so keep that in mind.
The semester-long internship doesn't pay, which kind of stinks. The school does take care of finding you a school to work with (as long as you are going the "work-for-free" route; the paid internships are much more competitive and you have to look for those yourself). The school I worked with was local, about 10 minutes from campus, and gave me credit for both my major and minor (TESOL/ESL), so I was grateful for that.
I had to basically be the teacher for 4 months, and it was a LOT of work; grading, after-school activities, and in some ways I felt it was a great preparation for being an actual teacher.
One caveat: in Utah, public schools and charter schools are two different beasts. Thus, try to stick with the same system; I student-taught at a public school, but got a job at a charter school, and felt like I'd have been better served had I student-taught at a charter school, or worked at a public school. With the economy as it is however, you likely won't have much choice if you want to teach, so just be aware.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-28T17:30:44Z
On campus, you have one main option: Bicycles. Skateboards/long-boards are not allowed, and you'll get a ticket if you use one. They have campus police that are constantly looking to bust you, so keep that in mind. You can use a bike, but avoid "rush hour" (from XX:50-XX:00, or the last 10 minutes of every hour), because using a bike then is not allowed, and you'll get stuck anyway.
There are several different service roads around the perimeter of the school, and I found that you can use those roads to quickly jet around campus, even during "rush hour," and that way you won't get in trouble with campus police. There are lots of bicycle parking stalls all over campus too, so using a bike is pretty convenient.
Additionally, the public transit via buses is pretty decent in Provo, and several routes pass by campus. You can even take your bike with you on the bus, or leave it locked up at campus. Also, you can use UTA (Utah's Transit Authority) buses to connect to the TRAX train line which runs from Provo north to Salt Lake City, and most of the Salt Lake Valley is well-connected to the TRAX system. The season passes seem to go up every year, but it's a lot cheaper than a car and insurance.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-28T17:03:08Z
The parking situation at BYU is an interesting one. Although the parking is free, this leads EVERYONE and their dog to use it; thus, it can be extremely difficult to park anywhere near the campus, especially if there is a sporting event that day. Hopefully they start to charge so that the demand goes down, and will make it easier to find a parking spot. I would often have to park over a mile away, then use pull my bike off its rack and pedal the rest of the way into campus.
On top of that, BYU is undertaking some projects in the coming years that will make it even more difficult to get around campus in a car, but be more friendly to pedestrians. This will certainly be nice for students living on campus with nothing to do but BE ON CAMPUS, but as a commuting student I think this is counterproductive.
College Senior 2013-07-25T04:05:57Z
The library is amazing. It is 5 stories and has great places to study. There are some great places to hang out on campus and they have worked hard to make nice places to study. There are comfortable couches located throughout buildings so that you can study. There are always campus activities such as dances, sports, comedy shows, talent competitions, movies, etc. going on and many of them are free or for no more than a dollar. There are many fun traditions like hiking the Y and lighting it for homecoming. The campus is beautiful. It is a great place and feels like home. The atmosphere is so happy and just stepping onto campus you can feel the life that is on campus.
College Senior 2013-07-25T04:02:34Z
Freshman housing is reasonably priced and is located very close to campus. The dining facility is amazing and I still frequent the establishment to celebrate big life events because it is such a nice place to eat. The dorms are decent for dorms. They are building new on campus housing that very nice and will be even better than where I stayed.
College Senior 2013-07-25T03:59:55Z
Varsity sports are great and most students support them. You can get an all sports pass that gets you into all of the football games as well as all of the other athletic events. Intramural sports are also a big part of campus. BYU is very athletic and often has races. The workout facilities are really nice as is the indoor track.
College Senior 2013-07-25T03:56:58Z
There are a lot of places to park a bike and most apartments are very close to campus.There are also buses everywhere and they run frequently. They are easy to access and close to campus housing. There is a train station located nearby that will take you all the way up to the airport and is at a reasonable price. Overall, transportation is great!
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T22:38:35Z
Health & Safety:
I have heard of very little crime on campus. I feel very safe traveling to and from my apartment to campus. It's about a 20 minute walk but either way there are many people around and it's usually well-lit.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T22:35:45Z
The city of Provo is wonderful. There are many college students but it's not something that overwhelms the locals. It's big enough for everyone and we all love it here. There are always activities happening on campus and the mountains are very close so going hiking is a big thing here.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T22:33:46Z
I've never had a job or internship yet from my major.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T22:33:18Z
I really enjoy it. I love the feeling of everyone in the classes being interested in the same thing I am. There are always posters around the building that show internship opportunities and the classes mostly connect with each other.
College Sophomore 2013-07-23T22:32:03Z
No difficulties yet, I'm still doing some of the pre-classes that will allow me to pursue my major.
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