College Senior 2013-07-13T04:34:51Z
Guys & Girls:
The Campus is really put together with an Eye for Detail. With the Honor Code and so many 'rules' that are taken for granted, you expect BYU To be a Church School. And it is. Nothing wrong with that at all! The Atmosphere is so nice here!
College Sophomore 2013-07-12T21:47:32Z
Everything is top notch. Almost all professional LDS church members want to teach at some point at BYU. This gives the university a huge resource in choosing faculty and ensuring a quality education.
College Sophomore 2013-07-12T21:43:32Z
Fast and with all necessary software. I was never lacking when I used a BYU computer lab
College Sophomore 2013-07-12T21:42:34Z
BYU has a very strict honor code which prohibits any involvement in drugs or alcohol. That said, if you go looking you will probably find it. But if you are caught you are immediately expelled from the school.
College Junior 2013-07-11T16:42:35Z
The main options are the cougareat (a collection of different fast food options, subway, taco bell, etc) and the cannon center which is your basic cafeteria. Most buildings also have vending machines that you can find a meal in. They carry sandwiches, hot pockets, carrot sticks, cheese, yogurt, bagels, along with your regular candy and junk food.
College Junior 2013-07-11T16:40:44Z
BYU has a very strict honor code so any drinking or drug use can result in suspension. If you are willing to follow the honor code you'll be okay.
College Junior 2013-07-11T16:35:12Z
This past winter was the coldest in 50 years. It snows all the time and never really melts until mid-April. Depending on where you live you will have to walk uphill to campus, in the snow and ice. The spring and fall are really nice though and there are lots of good places to study outside.
College Junior 2013-07-10T16:23:30Z
The school has dozens of programs to help a student expound their education. I love learning from lots of different fields and was worried that college would tie me to one field. The Honors program is especially helpful in this field. Anyone can sign up for an honors class, the class sizes are smaller, and the professors teach with a broad base. For example, I took world literature and had the opportunity to compare literature from times and places to their music and film as well.
College Junior 2013-07-09T15:27:44Z
Health & Safety:
The environment at BYU is fairly safe and secure, campus crime is not much of a concern. Not to say it doesn't happen, but the campus police are readily on hand and the on-campus community watches out for each. I know at least one incident where a student immediately called in suspicious people he saw going into a separate dorm and prevented a theft.
College Junior 2013-07-09T15:17:52Z
The on-campus community is very friendly, and the housing administrators are helpful and work with you on any concerns. Housing is not spacious and finding Internet access can be difficult (assuming you don't have your own router). This is just my experience with Heritage Halls, I cannot speak for the other dorms.
College Junior 2013-07-09T15:11:04Z
The campus food court offers some variety but is all of the restaurants are fast-food places. It is very accessible and easy to get something small if you need to. The meal plans will generally provide you with enough, so long as you are wise about what you buy and how often you eat out.
College Junior 2013-07-09T15:04:52Z
Students are generally friendly. Most of the local attractions are LDS historical sites and facilities, but the campus does host numerous recreational clubs and activities.
College Junior 2013-07-08T18:30:10Z
What drug scene? What alcohol? It really is almost non-existent. I say almost because there are rumors of some people using pot, but you'd really have to look hard to find them. Everyone at BYU signs an honor code saying that they won't drink, smoke, or use drugs. If someone does, they are kicked out. While some might think this is harsh, I support this. The environment at BYU is great! I wouldn't have it any other way.
College Junior 2013-07-08T18:13:54Z
BYU just built brand new freshmen dorms right next to campus and they're really nice! They're a 5 min walk to the heart of campus and right next to the BYU Creamery. Ice cream, school, great social life... what more could you ask for?
College Junior 2013-07-08T18:10:57Z
I received enough financial aid and the process went smoothly. The government's side was a bit slow, but then again it is a government bureaucracy. Scholarships are harder to keep here since the classes are hard, but tuition is low enough that it's not the end of the world. Overall, A+!
College Junior 2013-07-08T03:09:08Z
There are plenty of minority students at BYU, but the majority are white and LDS, so most tend to be politically conservative.
College Junior 2013-07-08T03:05:45Z
The food itself on campus is pretty good, but a little pricey. The "cafeteria" food in the dorms is good, but gets old fast once you realize it is on the same 2-week rotation.
College Junior 2013-07-08T02:59:04Z
There are so many different options for off-campus student housing, for all budgets. The nicer the place and the closer to campus it is, the more expensive it will be. However, the cost of living is comparatively very low in Provo, and it is not too difficult to find housing that suites your lifestyle.
College Junior 2013-07-08T02:55:41Z
Provo is close to everything, and has everything in it. It is a large college town, so there is plenty to do. There is also a variety of restaurants and shopping within 5-10 minutes from campus. It is also very easy to get outside the college scene, with Salt Lake just an hour away.
College Sophomore 2013-07-08T02:20:53Z
Their are multiple computer labs and printing stations and BYU. They are usually crowded in the mornings and right before class starts, but teachers usually understand a possible delay to class. The WiFi is sometimes unreliable--depending on which building you're in. Overall, if you own your own computer and a printer, you're alright!
College Senior 2013-07-07T18:59:38Z
Health & Safety:
Being that BYU is an LDS (Mormon) school, and it's community is predominantly LDS, campus and the surrounding town feel safe and secure for the most part. There are some areas on campus that could use better lighting, but the University Police has a strong presence on campus, and I usually see a police car/officer almost everyday when I'm on or around campus.
College Senior 2013-07-07T18:53:58Z
BYU is consistently ranked #1 in being a stone cold sober school, meaning there is little to no alcohol on campus. This being said, the same goes for drugs and other illegal substances. It is an LDS (Mormon) school, so many of the students/faculty/community are very religious and abide by their church's standings on alcohol and drugs.
College Junior 2013-07-03T16:42:08Z
If you want the "college experience" this is not the school for it. A lot of the activities revolve around the LDS faith and there really isn't anything to do in the town itself.
College Junior 2013-07-03T16:39:37Z
I think that since most of the student life revolves around the religion it's harder for those not of the LDS faith to find something to do. A lot of people go to football and basketball games and hang out off-campus. The school doesn't organize a lot of activities unless it has to do with freshman orientation.
College Junior 2013-07-03T16:37:57Z
Computer labs do not accommodate the student body well at all (you need a campus computer to print on campus) and the machines don't run as fast as you need, especially if you're in a class that uses a large program.
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