College Sophomore 2013-01-31T21:12:24Z
I love attending Brigham Young University! It is located so close to so many different places so that it is in easy walking or driving distance from gorgeous mountains and parks to hike, bike, or play games at and shopping centers. The faculty is very good and the LDS church really puts a lot of money into the school to ensure that the best opportunities are available to the students.
College Freshman 2013-01-31T19:54:41Z
Parking can be terrible. The parking permit is free, but if you don't get to the parking lot by 8 it will be difficult to find a spot. Get to campus early; if you park by the sports facilities, you'll have to hike up some stairs.
College Freshman 2013-01-31T19:47:30Z
There is always some sort of good,clean fun going on. The student center just opened The Wall, which has live bands, good food, and fun people to hang out with. People who are LDS will have tons of fun, but if you're looking for a wild time with drinking and the like, you won't find any of this here.
College Freshman 2013-01-31T19:43:36Z
Provo certainly has its days of being too hot and too cold, but no one seems to be extemely bothered by it. Travel can be difficult when roads aren't cleared of snow, and campus can get very icy, but everyone seems to make light of it all and are in good spirits. It doesn't affect the fun on campus at all.
College Freshman 2013-01-31T19:39:07Z
This is my freshman year at BYU and I am having so much fun. My teachers are great and are really good about answering questions. I have TA's in almost all of my classes that I can go to if I need help. Once you get accoustomed to the campus its easy to find your way around, and there's always something fun going on. The course load is manageable; it's neither too hard or too easy.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-30T05:42:59Z
Campus has the Cannon Center (like a typical college cafeteria for the freshmen), the Cougareat (like a mall food court with multiple options like subway and taco bell), but we have some really great places around town.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-30T05:38:18Z
I love my psychology major! I know it's not the most practical major, but I'm passionate about it, and the professors are great. They are very helpful in advising you on what you should do after you graduate as well. Most of my classes have been very interesting and I actually don't mind doing the reading generally because I like the content.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-30T05:30:13Z
For the most part, the professors are great! Talking to them during office hours is never an inconvenience and they will make sure you understand that curriculum. I love class discussion since most of the other students are really intelligent. Specific programs on campus are the best in the country, so look at what you want to study and see how BYU ranks (all the programs are great, some are just particularly exceptional).
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-30T05:27:22Z
Sometimes it snows a lot, which makes it a bummer to walk to class. But it makes winter sports really fun! In the winter, you can go up in the mountains and go sledding, snowshoeing, snowboarding, and skiing.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-29T05:52:44Z
It doesn't cost to get a parking pass. Do not park where you aren't supposed to park though, parking police will nail you. And even if you try to appeal the ticket, it usually won't work. From what I understand, the earlier you go, the better chance you have of getting a parking spot. I own a scooter, so there are plenty of parking spots for those. Honestly though, a car is not a necessity. Plenty of students walk or ride bicycles to campus (there are tons of bike racks).
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-29T05:50:05Z
The weather is rather unpredictable in Provo, UT. For example, last night and this morning, it snowed quite a few inches, then by noon, it was warmer outside and the snow was turning to slush because it was melting. It's weather that is doable though. I've had to walk in the snow and rain before, but as long as you dress appropriately or drive responsibly, you're fine. Just make sure to have all sorts of variety in your clothes. You will need winter clothes (thermals, coats, scarves, gloves) but if you're here in the summer, make sure to have your flip flops and shorts too.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-29T05:39:47Z
I am in the Psychology program at Brigham Young University. I am offered unique classes that are specific to what I feel is necessary to understand and what I really want to learn about. The workload is enough to keep me busy and learning, but not overwhelming to the point where I want to give up. Research opportunities are abundant, whether they are with professors or related to internships. The classes available are relevant and quite fulfilling.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-29T05:33:52Z
Brigham Young University is a very uplifting school. It has an Honor Code to which every student and teacher must abide by. This has a health code, a dress code, and frankly a behavioral code that helps the campus and the surrounding areas to be cleaner and safer places. There are always opportunities to learn more about your major, study abroad, get involved in research, or get involved in really anything you take interest in. The professors are well-selected and genuinely want each of their students to succeed.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-29T05:29:39Z
There are always parties going on. Usually they are dance parties at people's apts/houses. Usually they are pretty clean and there are no alcoholic beverages seen at these parties. They are a great way to meet new people and make friends. You can always find someone who has a car that would be willing to give you a ride.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-29T05:25:34Z
There are lots of opportunities for students to be social while at Brigham Young University. There are plenty of clubs to become involved in and there are always activities going on in the Wilkinson Center (the kind of central building on campus). Even within every major, there are activities and clubs to help every student all kinds of experiences that will help them in their major. The Harold B. Lee Library on campus is huge and has plenty of resources to help with whatever kind of research you need to do. You will always see friendly faces on campus and there is never a need to be scared or lost.
College Senior 2013-01-28T03:53:28Z
Because of the religious aspect of the school the city pretty much falls asleep after about 10. I know that many of my friends who wanted a night life scene would drive up to SLC to go dancing and whatnot.
College Senior 2013-01-28T03:51:53Z
Cost is generally lower here than anywhere Else that I have seen. You can find a place from April to August for about $100 a month! However, even though the prices are really low, most of the apartments were built at least 15 years ago and many of the landlords are terrible at upkeep.
College Senior 2013-01-28T03:46:15Z
There is a great selection of different kinds of restaurants. The big hang up is that if you don't like eating fast food a lot you will end up paying a lot to eat out.This is true anywhere though.
College Senior 2013-01-28T03:44:46Z
The process of applying for financial aid is really straight forward and easy to get through. The only issue is either the waiting time with make some students really nervous or the high demands of the academic scholarhips.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-27T16:50:18Z
The process of getting into my English major was relatively easy. I didn't have to do a special application process other than selecting my Major.
College Sophomore 2013-01-27T08:29:05Z
There is a lot of ethnic/racial diversity on campus, but otherwise, there isn't a ton of other forms of diversity.
College Junior 2013-01-25T00:30:18Z
Not much going on in Provo, UT where BYU is, but 45 min away is Salt Lake City, having anything and everything a great city has to offer! Beautiful, safe and clean as well!
College Junior 2013-01-25T00:24:38Z
Professors: All very approachable and understanding
Curriculum: Well-rounded education for all majors
Registration Process: Daunting, stressful on-line procedure, but improving with "wait-listing" option
Workload: Whatever the student makes it! I challenge myself and take 17-18 credits a semester, so yes, mine is heavy.
Special Study Options: Many opportunities for Independent Study Courses, Study Abroad, Study Groups, etc.
Popular Study Areas: Law, Business, Engineering, Life Sciences, Fine Arts and Communications
College Junior 2013-01-24T23:52:05Z
The BFA Music Dance Theatre major requires a video audition be submitted as part of applying for this major. The applicant pool is then narrowed down to approximately 30-35 that are invited to come to campus to audition. This is wonderful because of the expense and time invoved for the student in making the trip. Also, faculty can then focus on a smaller number of auditionees instead of the hundreds of applicants that would otherwise be seen. BYU places even emphasis on all areas of the field, thus the major's name, BFA Music Dance Theatre. Classes are taken from each school's department: Music, Dance, and Theatre, so instruction is from top-notch professionals in each area. When auditioning, be sure you are upholding the BYU dressing and grooming aspects of the BYU honor code. They will be looking for candidates that can fit in and represent BYU well.
College Junior 2013-01-24T23:27:35Z
There are many opportunities for scholarships both within the specific majors and schools as well as general BYU academic scholarships. The BYU website has all the info!
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