College Junior 2013-01-24T23:24:57Z
BYU is for the student looking for a wholesome environment and like students with traditional, conservative values and morals. The honor code is strictly enforced and must be reviewed in detail with a signed committment to live by it before attending. Ecclesiastical endorsements must be updated each year. All students, whether members of the LDS church or not, must take religion classes, including The Book of Mormon I and II. BYU is a perfect choice for those who are focused on their studies and wish to avoid the social distractions and temptations sometimes found elsewhere.
College Junior 2013-01-24T23:07:13Z
The BFA Music Dance Theatre major at BYU is one of the top nationally recognized performing arts programs in the country. The workload is extremely demanding, meant for the student fully committed to a carreer in this field. The curriculum, facilities, and faculty are superb and the opportunities that present themselves - from master classes to filmwork to summer employment auditions - are endless. Teachers are well aware of the importance of early networking and experience performing onstage.
College Junior 2013-01-24T22:59:16Z
Many students from other countries, states, and cities.
Most students are bilingual.
~30,000 students at BYU. Only ~ 2% are of non-Mormon faiths.
Very accepting of racial diversity.
Large variety of economic backgrounds.
Political beliefs tend to be mostly conservative.
While historically, BYU has not supported non-traditional social relationships, there are now groups on campus that acknowlege and accept students of non-traditional sexual orientation.
College Junior 2013-01-24T22:48:10Z
Pros: No cost, just registration of vehicle.
Campus is big but easily walkable.
Cons: Often difficult to find a parking spot within close proximity
to academic buidings.
Strict on ticketing and fines.
College Junior 2013-01-24T22:40:21Z
Guys & Girls:
*Students are very conservatively dressed and grooming standards are uber conservative - very "clean cut". This is part of the Honor Code, which is strongly enforced on campus.
*Interests are very diverse with many activities outside the classroom from which to choose. There is ALWAYS something to do!
*Social life centers around church activities mainly, although there are lots of weekend dances and socials on campus. It is mostly only Freshman that live on campus, however.
* There are many couples that are married or engaged attending BYU. Dating is encouraged among singles in the Mormon faith, but this can present challenges for the non-Mormon student, as most Mormons want to date Mormons.
College Sophomore 2013-01-21T20:51:28Z
It has been a cold winter, but there's plenty of snow. If you like skiing, this is the place to be! The spring, summer, and fall are gorgeous as well.
College Sophomore 2013-01-21T20:50:18Z
Guys & Girls:
The sports teams are incredible, as well. There are tons of things to get involved with on campus as well.
College Senior 2013-01-21T18:39:31Z
Looking for a major? BYU has an incredible program for dietetics. It is an absolutely amazing major--very interesting, fun, and applicable to wherever life takes you. If you are interested in the field at all, consider applying for this one! It's worth it to learn about what the dietetics program has to offer.
College Senior 2013-01-21T18:35:59Z
A ton of authentic foods from many different countries. Those sorts of restaurants are really big around here because of so many return missionaries that are familiar with various country cuisines from around the world. Ask around to find the best places to go.
College Senior 2013-01-21T18:28:57Z
There is a ton of off-campus housing. You must live somewhere that is approved by BYU. You can pay about as much or little as you want for housing and live either close or far away. Landlords depend on where you live, as does parking.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T18:06:55Z
The dining halls get tiring after eating there over and over again. If you need a quick snack in between classes there are great options from little restaurants on campus. That is very convenient and I have used it as a last resort many times.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T17:51:24Z
There are restaurants that are fast food type to grab a quick lunch at a cheap price. On the other hand there are the classy restaurants that you are able to take a date too and pay a little more. Overall though the price and quality match up very well.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T17:49:35Z
In Provo there is alot of different culture that makes it exciting and fun. There are many things to do that are offered by BYU and schools surrounding. The stores are all within a 20 minute drive depending where you are at, and they have a great broad range of choices.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T16:45:44Z
I am in the Illustration program. I love my classes and get to have really strong relationships with my professors and classmates because it is a relatively small program. The work load is difficult and I spend many nights on campus until midnight or later finishing projects. The program focuses on developing a marketable style and technical skill. However, because it is a liberal arts university, we do not get the same intensive training you would have at an art school. Much of the learning is self-initiated with professors available as valuable resources who have worked in different aspects of the industry and are well connected.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T16:38:35Z
The cougareat in the student center has a good variety of restaurants like taco bell, subway, fracheta's and Italian place, a burger place and a rice/noodle place. There is also a grab-n-go area with some pretty good options. If you are willing to walk a bit more, the Creamery grill area has the best value for pretty good food. There are also some more pricey but also pretty tasty restaurants on other parts of campus. The MOA cafe is probably my favorite.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T16:32:37Z
The professors I have had have all been amazing they really care about students and their subject matter. Classes are challenging but worth it. BYU graduates have a pretty high professional placement rate as well.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-21T16:30:31Z
Parking close to campus is really difficult. If you can get to campus early enough you can find a decent spot, otherwise the walk is usually your best option.
College Senior 2013-01-20T06:31:47Z
There are a variety of places for computer labs, but they are usually pretty busy or full. They can also be extremely slow at times, but that is not always the case. It would be nice to have more options for computers across campus and more knowledge of where those computer labs are. I am a Junior and still am finding new labs around. A few more printing areas would be nice as well. The wireless internet is most everywhere on campus, but not in the JSB and it would make it easier if it were in that building as well. The connection can be bad in parts of the library as well.
College Senior 2013-01-20T06:17:46Z
I feel like the facilities are very well taken care of and mostly by BYU student employees. This gives the benefit of providing jobs for a large amount of students and allows the students to help keep our school running smoothly and looking good. There are many opportunities outside the classroom to learn, excel, meet new people and have a good time which is fabulous! Every week can be a new and different learning experience.
College Senior 2013-01-20T06:15:08Z
There is always something going on at BYU with a variety of different options for a variety of people. I love club night where people get together in a wide range of clubs and anyone can show up and participate. It is a beautiful campus with great buildings. Our library is huge and great. However, I wish there was a larger "no shh" zone. I also wish there were better parking opportunities. A new parking structure would help out so much. Overall, I love BYU!
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-18T13:35:29Z
The College of Nursing at BYU is very competative for gaining acceptance into the program. You need to have good grades in the prerequisite classes. Once admitted into the program, you receive lots of support from the advisors, professors, instructors, and other students in the program. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is very challenging, due to the hours spent in class, studying and preparing for classes, and the clinical hours spent in hospitals, medical offices, and other clinical sites (as well as the hours spent in transportattion to/from clinical rotation sites). Students have to organize their time very well, and be very commited to the program to succeed. There are also several opportunities during each semester for social activities within the College of Nursing, as well as within the University.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-18T13:26:06Z
Use of drugs and alcohol is not very visible, especially on campus. All students acepted to BYU are required to sign a code of honor, part of which is to avoid all use of recreational drugs and alcohol, and to use prescription drugs exactly as prescribed by the physician (no abuse of prescription drugs). Students are rarely seen openly breaking the honor code on campus; although sometimes one will here of students who do whatever they want to do when they live off campus. I did not personally have any knowledge of students who used drugs or alcohol during my years at BYU.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-18T13:17:54Z
Most of the year the weather is very nice, and students spend a lot of time outdoors when not in class. Winters can be cold, snowy, wet, icy. Plan to bundle up and have good traction on your shoes during the winter.
College Junior 2013-01-18T00:38:10Z
Guys & Girls:
There exists so much diversity of Guys and Girls at BYU. You will have people from all over the country and all over the world. Dating is a pretty big part of the culture here. People are always will to go on dates unless they are married. Really great group of people all around.
College Junior 2013-01-18T00:34:03Z
Health & Safety:
I have never felt unsafe while at BYU. There exists a Police Walks program that allows you to call the campus police and have them walk you across campus. There doesn't exist any drinking at BYU so it isn't a problem. It is pretty hard to get alcohol in Utah.
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