College Junior 2012-12-13T23:21:39Z
At BYU Provo there are nearly more international students than there are American citizens. And even then many of them are from other states here in the U.S. It is a fantastic atmosphere, and there are plenty of opportunities for these international students to share what their cultures are like. They have language clubs, foreign dance clubs, etc.
College Junior 2012-12-13T21:53:42Z
The public transportation at BYU is very easy and cheap to use, with student bus passes available through the school at a discounted price. Everything else on campus is mostly pretty close together and within walking distance.
College Sophomore 2012-12-13T04:39:29Z
It can be pretty competitive here at BYU, and it definitely depends on your major. Getting into chemical engineer was easy, all I had to do was switch my major online. For a major like this though, you need to do well in the beginning classes to be allowed to continue deeper into the program.
College Sophomore 2012-12-13T04:36:06Z
As a chemical engineer, I am enjoying all the classes I am taking. The important thing is that you are doing what you love, and that's what I'm doing so it's easy to cope with the workload. I am excited for future job opportunities because chemical engineers are in high demand!
College Sophomore 2012-12-13T04:33:04Z
Expect a large workload in this major, but if you want it enough it is definitely doable! In chemical engineering you must have a background in many areas, especially other kinds of engineering and I have lots of fun learning the deep concepts and gaining a well-rounded education. Do not lose time deciding which major you want to be, because you will have to attend school longer. This program is perfectly planned out to be accomplished in four years.
College Sophomore 2012-12-13T04:23:00Z
Brigham Young University holds very high standards and provides all the necessary resources for students who want to do well. Many of it's programs are among the top in the nation.
College Sophomore 2012-12-12T17:56:12Z
There are several majors to choose from and they all are based on similar groups of required core classes, so there isn't too much pressure at first to choose one. You also have general education requirements that need to be done before you graduate. However, there is a lot of emphasis put on selecting at least a school from which to graduate. The fact that I haven't put my major down in stone is a sort of an area of stress.
College Junior 2012-12-11T07:44:45Z
you have everything you need, it's just expensive in helaman halls. they're super nice though and they're rebuilding heritage which is cheaper. They are pretty strict which can be a bummer sometimes, but that's just what you get when you live on campus with RAs
College Senior 2012-12-11T03:25:48Z
I have really enjoyed being an English major. I want to eventually go to law school, and this major has helped me with both my writing and critical thinking. If I could do it all over again, I would.
College Senior 2012-12-11T03:21:05Z
I am an English major. All I had to do was declare myself an English major and I was into the program. It was really simple.
College Senior 2012-12-10T15:37:36Z
They are building a lot of new buildings right now so it is about to get a lot better than it is.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T05:33:41Z
There are so many people at the school, that it is hard to find a good place sometimes. But you can always find a spot after looking for a little while.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T05:30:14Z
Most of the off-campus housing is still close to all the events held, and you can be very involved in all the activities.
College Sophomore 2012-12-07T05:26:18Z
It is great. There are so many things to do. I love this college
College Junior 2012-12-06T04:20:46Z
You have four on-campus options at BYU:
1. Helaman Halls: they don't have kitchens. Hel. Halls offers three dorm-style options: shared room with a sink (two people/room), shared suite (two people/room, four people/bathroom & suite), and single suite (one person/room, two people/suite). I've heard it's a great experience and it's right on campus. However, because of the lack of kitchens, you are require to buy a meal plan (all super pricey) and eat on campus all the time (although options are great and extensive). Freshman-dominated.
2. Heritage Halls: There are the "new" Hrtg. Halls and "old" Hrtg. Halls. These are pretty close to campus, as well. The new ones are super nice and have the BYU Creamery in the neighborhood, while the old ones aren't so nice but are slowly being torn down to accomodate for the new buildings. They all have kitchens. I think you share all Hrtg. Halls apartments with six people (three bedrooms, two people per room). Also still pricey. Freshman-dominated.
3. Wyview Apartments: The best bang for your buck, in my opinion. These are full apartments with three people/apartment: one shared room and one private room, full bathroom, full kitchen, full dining/living area, coat closet, pantry, etc. These are fairly new and way nice. The rent is incredibly cheap, even for the private room (less than $270/month for the private room, around $210/month for the shared room). Living in Wyview was the best for my freshman year and honestly, the best bang for your buck. Also the nicest. It's probably a little less social than Helaman or Heritage Halls, but it's nice because you can focus more and have a bit more privacy than you normally would in the dorms. Freshman-dominated with a fair amount of upperclassmen. They are a bit further from campus.
4. Foreign Language Student Residence (FLSR). Mostly upperclassmen. The FLSR offers a super unique living experiences: a language-immersion living experience! I've heard awesome things about the FLSR. You have dinner with your language "house" almost every night and are required to attend and cook under contract. Under contract, you are also required to speak the language of your house 24/7. The language houses offered are: Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. It's such a neat experience and decently priced, though a further walk from campus.
College Junior 2012-12-06T04:04:04Z
There are computers. EVERYWHERE. There are countless computers in the giant library on campus. However, the library's computers tend to be in use by others 98% of the time, but I've never had to wait more than five minutes to use a computer.
In every building (even in the library), there are plenty of computers for the sole purpose of pulling up a file and printing it out, so that is extremely helpful.
There are also countless other lesser-known computer labs around campus: the Multimedia Center/Lab on the fourth floor of the library, the TEC lab in the McKay School of Education, the Human Learning Resource Center in 1141 JFSB, etc.
The IT office/department here also offers plenty of laptop and desktop computers that you can rent by the semester to have at home/your apartment while you are a student here if buying a laptop/desktop is out of your budget, but necessary. Rental rates are very reasonable. For more information about rentals, go here: https://it.byu.edu/byu/BYU+Help+Center+Article.do?&sysparm_document_key=kb_knowledge,b51032700a0a3c0e0dd7619362098965
College Junior 2012-12-06T03:41:39Z
Photography major: During my time in the Photography department here at BYU, the faculty and staff at BYU's photo program is excellent. They are experts in their field and all very different. BYU hires professionals to teach, like the still life photographer for Anthropologie's catalog. BYU Photo has plenty of equipment to rent and a new studio, too. The only annoying thing is how you can't "speed up" your progression through the program; because of the limited faculty/staff, you can only take certain classes certain semesters.
Spanish major: The Spanish department is truly excellent. There are so many fields within the Spanish department you can go into (teaching, linguistics, translation, etc.). The faculty/staff are all so excellent (especially in upper-level courses) and HELPFUL! They are willing to accomodate, are understanding, and willing to meet with you and extend their office hours. I have only been involved in the Spanish department this past semester, but it's been such an exciting journey and truly a pleasure. There are so many great resources in the department. There is help offered everywhere you go. There are tons of awesome internship/study abroad opportunities in the Spanish department, as well as at BYU in general.
College Junior 2012-12-06T03:30:09Z
When you sign up to attend Brigham Young University, you agree to live and abide by the Honor Code (can read it here at: http://saas.byu.edu/catalog/2011-2012ucat/GeneralInfo/HonorCode.php#HCOfficeInvovement), but that's part of what makes BYU what it is. BYU really is such a breath of fresh air.
People who don't attend BYU may definitely see it as being strict: you can't have a beard unless you have a "Beard Card" (not kidding), you must be clean-shaven at all times (only moustaches allowed), sideburns must be trimmed, girls cannot wear short shorts, tank tops, or cleavage-baring tops. You can't have extreme hairstyles or hair colors. You cannot be in the apartments of the opposite sex after midnight weekdays, 1:30 am Fridays.
Again, it sounds strict, but honestly, you get what you sign up for: an awesome, clean, wholesome environment rather than one full of sex, drugs, and drinking.
College Junior 2012-12-06T03:25:31Z
Brigham Young University is academically rigorous and demanding. Even the basic, GE, 100-level classes are pretty rigorous. This may be annoying, but I feel as though it is SO valuable! Most the professors are excellent and their style of teaching great. You learn a lot in all your classes. There aren't many classes that are an "easy A" like there were in high school, but it just makes paying tuition so much more worth it!
Registration can be annoying if the system is slow because of all the students trying to sign up at the same time, but it's not a big deal.
BYU's art department is excellent. BYU is known for the Marriott School of Business and has a really good law program, as well. BYU has a tough nursing program. Over all, I think BYU is excellent in all areas and has connections and a really good reputation for sending out excellent students into the world.
College Sophomore 2012-12-05T09:15:23Z
There are tons of restaurants, whether you want to stay near Provo, or go up to University Mall. University Mall has soooooooo many restaurants around it.
Definitely hit up Cafe Rio (Mexican), Sub Zero Ice Cream(custom ice cream made with liquid nitrogen; totally cool to watch them make it in front of you), and Einstein Bros Bagels (best bagels. ever.).
College Sophomore 2012-12-05T09:11:38Z
There was no problem getting into the Neuroscience program, even as a freshman. Declare that as soon as you can so that you can get into the proper bio courses as soon as you can.
When you arrive on campus, find some time in the first couple of weeks to meet with the dean of your specific college (like life science, humanities, etc) and they will help you set up a four year plan according to the MAPs (Major Academic Plan, basically the guideline to getting a Bachelors in whatever your major is) for your major.
College Sophomore 2012-12-05T09:08:57Z
There are TONS of apartments south or west of campus. You have the opportunity to pick between newer and older ones, but most of them are older, and the only new one that I know of is The Village, which is also known as the a toolshed. Be wary, but know that wherever you go, there will be a ward.
College Sophomore 2012-12-05T09:05:08Z
There are some majors that aren't available here, but for the most part they have the main ones and a couple off-the-beaten path ones. Currently, I'm a freshman, and the general eds can be easy or hard. For a slightly harder class with a small amount of students, pick an honors class.
There are plenty of times to seek out your professor or TA.
The internship opportunities are pretty well-known if you pay attention or ask the people who work in your college's office.
College Junior 2012-12-04T07:17:37Z
The buses in Provo are a pain. They only come every 30min. I would recommend getting a car, a bike, or just even walking. I would recommend living near campus if you only have your legs to get you to places. Also, drivers in Utah or crazy. I have on more than on occasion been almost run over and cars will drive close to bikers, which is very worrisome.
College Junior 2012-12-04T07:13:04Z
It is SUPER EASY! All you have to do is declare it, even as early as your freshman year, and also decide on an emphasis, either China, Japan, or Korea.
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