College Sophomore 2012-12-31T08:14:33Z
I understand most of the rules but some of them are a little bit unreasonable, such as guys/girls visiting hours in the dorms.
College Sophomore 2012-12-31T06:50:05Z
The food is fairly good. The cannon center provides you with tons of food buffet style, but different nights are better than others. Legends grill is good food, but is sometimes slow. I eat at the Wilk most often because it's good and quick!
College Sophomore 2012-12-31T06:44:45Z
Students are very passionate about attending games. The athletics are competitive in most sports. Girls soccer is definitely a fun time!
College Junior 2012-12-31T01:34:29Z
BYU is great place for anyone who wants to have the standards that the LDS church likes to uphold. It is brilliant for me, I love that everyone has roughly the same standards as me. That is what sets BYU apart from other schools. We have one thing that ties the entire student body together, the gospel. Even those who attend, who are not members share in the spirit that is felt on campus... But its not super duper overwhelming. I was afraid it would be when I started coming to school. While there are some fanatics, mostly its just a group of young adults who want to be a positive influence on the world and have fun! We have Harry Potter, Hunger games, ugly sweater parties and even random dance parties! Its so fun!
College Junior 2012-12-31T01:25:52Z
I came to BYU for the Library and athletic centers. The Library is amazing! It has a couple levels under ground...WITH MOVING BOOK SHELVES. There are always lots of people around, but plenty of room to study. The RB is what we call the athletic center and its pretty nice too. There is a big pool, lots of racquetball courts, basketball, and places to play soccer. When the weather is nice, and even when it isnt, there are always people outside playing games and being active. It is a really fun environment to be in!
College Junior 2012-12-30T23:30:15Z
BYU is not the greatest spot for drinking parties and the sort of stuff I think this survey is asking about... However it is a great place to be! I think students are mostly responsible for making their own fun. There are a couple of dance clubs to go to that are pretty fun, apartment parties and school sanctioned events. I think it is an incredibly fun atmosphere and I wouldn't change it for anything!
College Junior 2012-12-30T22:20:04Z
It doesn't really have anything special. It has what most other cities have. What is neat is the Provo Canyon with a small ski resort
College Junior 2012-12-30T17:08:49Z
BYU is a religious college, therefore the majority of students are the same religion, LDS. The majority are white as well. There are a small percentage of international and non-LDS students though.
College Senior 2012-12-30T00:57:44Z
Recently they have made parking on campus (in the few specified student lots) free. Unfortunately, there are not many places to park, and those few lots fill up very quickly and early on in the day.
Most students live close enough to walk to campus in about 20 min or less.
Tickets are given very quickly. Do not park anywhere you are not permitted to, even for a few min. If you live close to campus, it is probably not even worth planning on driving since you will spend more time hunting for a spot than you would spend walking to campus.
However, parking is now free for students so it wouldn't hurt to register your car so you can park on campus if you need to! I tend to only park during midterms/finals weeks since I am constantly going on and off campus for reviews and tests.
College Senior 2012-12-30T00:49:39Z
There are actually a lot of computer labs on campus. The main ones that everyone knows about in the library tend to be really crowded, but there are labs all over campus that usually have plenty of room.
I believe there is a computer lab in every (or at least most) buildings. There are Mac and PC labs, that all have printers available for students to use for a small fee. There are even computer labs that you can reserve a seat at ahead of time if you know you are going to need to work on something specific during a busy time like finals. But I have never had to reserve a spot, there is always a computer open somewhere.
College Senior 2012-12-30T00:46:26Z
You have to work to maintain high grades in most classes, but it is definitely not too overwhelming. Especially if you start out taking G.E. courses and gradually start taking classes for your major.
Many students take many credits and are able to stay on top of everything just fine. I may not have the best grades, but I have never felt too stressed out about classes either.
College Junior 2012-12-28T20:18:10Z
Academics at BYU are challenging and quality. You can't beat the education for the price either.
College Junior 2012-12-28T20:17:17Z
Parking spaces are hard to come by but are close to campus. Parking is free for students, but don't park in restricted areas or you will get a ticket quick.
College Junior 2012-12-28T20:15:57Z
BYU has tons of variety because of the return missionaries all over the world bringing culture here.
College Junior 2012-12-28T20:11:24Z
Lots of options which is nice, but some pricey ones
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T18:33:38Z
This really depends on what how you define nightlife. Lots of people go around hanging out at other people's places and enjoying time together. There are lots of activities that are not too far away, but obviously clubs are not the major attraction here.
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T17:48:56Z
The weather isn't nearly as nice as where I'm from (I'm used to beach weather), but I found that it's mild compared to most places. The snow can be fun and exciting if you bring the right clothing and the right attitude!
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T17:36:20Z
The facilities are well-kept and up to date. There are a number of very helpful resources for students that I have taken advantage of, such as the research lab, the advisement centers, and the career centers.
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T17:33:47Z
Health & Safety:
BYU is very safe. I walk home from work alone every night, and I am never worried. The whole atmosphere is safe and comfortable. I have never once felt threatened or concerned for my personal safety.
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T17:24:22Z
I feel safe, happy, and successful at BYU. Their facilities are up to date, their resource centers are incredibly helpful, their campus is beautiful, and their general atmosphere is exactly what I want in a college.
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T12:22:02Z
Living on University Avenue has the benefit of being close to a lot of fast food restaurants including McDonald's, Wendy's, Arby's, Pizza Hut (etc.) If you love fast food, living here is perfect. If you want to go to an actual restaurant, it'll take about 10 minutes to get there by car. There is a variety from Mexican to Chinese restaurants and they're all pretty decent.
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T12:14:37Z
I applied for financial aid a bit late, so I didn't receive any scholarships or grants. I did qualify for a loan, and I had to check my list of "to-do's" and check my messages on my financial aid every day. I suggest applying early and taking your time to fill them out and having someone check it. You can call the financial aid center if you have questions, the number can be found on the BYU website.
College Sophomore 2012-12-28T11:46:46Z
Guys & Girls:
Because BYU's students are mostly white, there's not much of a variety in color. But there are people from all kinds of communities from the country to big cities. People dress modestly and can be your average jock or a trendy hipster.
College Senior 2012-12-27T17:50:53Z
It depends on your perception of nightlife. Mormons generally do not drink alcohol or do drugs. Many have asked me what we actually do for fun. I think this makes for more creative activities! There are a ton of fun places to eat, ice skating, camping, hiking, shopping, etc. And Sundance is just a 25 minute drive up the Canyon, not mention Park City and Salt Lake ski slopes are not much farther.
College Senior 2012-12-27T17:46:54Z
There are printers in every building. You simply use your BYU ID card to print things. The network is relatively fast, and there is free WiFi all over campus. It is sometimes a bit spotty in the basements of buildings. There are computers in the library and a few select other buildings. I would say that it is necessary to have a computer, as most classes require something that uses a computer. However, I know people who don't have computers and get by just fine.
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