College Senior 2012-09-13T03:15:04Z
The library can be confusing but it is also cool to find all the places that they have, and there are so many resources to help you out too.
College Senior 2012-09-13T03:11:40Z
One of my favorite things is that many of the classes I've been in are a discussion between the teacher and the students rather than lecture, lecture, lecture.
College Senior 2012-09-13T03:02:32Z
Good Clean Fun – BYU is a lot of fun even with the honor code, you just have to be creative about it!
College Junior 2012-09-12T22:22:21Z
Good to Go Once You Know the Lingo – Overall, BYU's campus is well laid out. The main attraction, right in the center of campus is the HBLL, the Harold B. Lee Library. It is one of the best University libraries in the country, and is a great place to study. All the buildings have nicknames, so once you know that "the Swiket (SWKT)" means the Spencer W. Kimball Tower and the difference between the JKB, JSB and JFSB you will be golden. The testing center is at the back of campus, and looks imposing. Cool, but imposing. The lines during finals week are legendary. The Wilk is a great place to get some food (it has the food court) and meet up with people to study and hang out. Just like any campus, your first day will be confusing. But once you are comfortable it makes a lot of sense. There are an incredible amount of clubs to join, IM teams to play on, and places to work out.
College Junior 2012-09-12T22:10:36Z
Not Your Average College Scene – When you attend BYU, you sign the Honor Code, which has several implications. One is that you will not drink (even coffee and tea) or smoke or do drugs. Another is that you will not have sex if you are not married. Another is that you will abide by curfew, which means that all members of the opposite sex leave your apartment by midnight. And they don't go into your bedrooms at all. Only the living room/kitchen. One is you will not cheat in any form. If you break the Honor Code, that can be grounds for being dismissed from school. So the rules can seem incredibly strict, but you get used to it and in my opinion make life a whole lot easier. No getting sexiled at BYU. Or having to worry about who is the DD when you go to a party.
College Junior 2012-09-12T21:38:48Z
Sports Are a Big Deal – Sports are a big deal for students. Many buy an "all-sports pass" which gets them in to every NCAA athletic event on campus, including football and basketball games. IM sports are way big. Anyone can play, and probably two-thirds or more of the students play on some IM team. The IM Champion t-shirts is always a highly coveted prize. The facilities on campus are great too. There are male, female, and co-ed workout rooms, huge diving and lap pools and many rooms equipt for different types of dancing and sports such as basketball, racquetball, ect.
College Junior 2012-09-12T21:33:15Z
Everything I Could Ask for – I love everything about BYU and Provo. The setting is gorgeous. Who doesn't love snow-capped mountains? The campus is amazing, with one of the best university libraries in the country. Most of the professors I have had are amazing, especially for the religion classes. For me personally, one of my favorite aspects of BYU is the incredible language program. It is one of the largest in the country, and offers, depending on demand and the semester, classes for about 60 different languages, and students and faculty combined speak over 100. I am currently studying my second foreign language and they have what works when learning a new language down to a science. The program is top notch. And to go along with an amazing language program BYU has an equally amazing study abroad program, most notably the Jerusalem Center, in Israel where students can go for a semester to study near eastern modern and ancient history, The Old and New Testaments as well as Hebrew and Arabic.
College Junior 2012-09-12T21:17:14Z
Very Easy and Simple – As many people know, BYU is already very cheap for a private university. And they offer everyone with good enough grades either half or full tuition scholarships each year. All you have to do is apply at the end of winter semester, and you will hear if your scholarship has been renewed for the next year sometime in the early summer. All they ask is that you send in a letter thanking those who have helped fund your scholarship once you know you have received it.
College Junior 2012-09-12T21:00:34Z
So the first thing that prospective partiers need to know is that BYU is a dry campus. You even sign an honor code that states that you will not drink. So nightlife in Provo is a little different. There are always lots of dance parties at the different houses and apartment complexes around campus, and those are good places to hang out and meet lots of people. There are clubs you can go to in Salt Lake about an hour away, but the only clubs in Provo that I know of are latin dancing clubs. Which are super fun and I know lots of people people that go to them. Dancing in general is big in Provo and there are lots of dancing clubs, such as swing and ballroom, and classes to take. Most people walk to the different parties, as there is usually more than one going on in a given night, or maybe bike if it is further away.
College Senior 2012-09-12T19:36:41Z
The Best College Ever – I love attending BYU. I would not change it for anything. The students are so nice and have a lot of team spirit. I love my classes and I know that I am receiving a great education.
College Junior 2012-09-11T01:53:21Z
A Lot of Labs – The computers all work great. the printers work well as well. they have a lot around campus. There are a lot of labs and computers but they still get busy around finals and midterms. I think everyone should have their own computer. It makes life so much easier but it isn't a necessity.
College Junior 2012-09-11T01:49:13Z
Its Better Than Ok – Its bipolar. The sun is nice but most days of the week have wind. It snows a lot in winter but the grounds crews do a super good job of keeping the sidewalks clear of snow and ice. It's not too bad, just cold.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-10T23:09:26Z
Landscape Management Review – I really enjoy the Landscape Management program at BYU. The teachers are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. The other students are also very friendly and helpful. Our program is unique because we learn many aspects of landscaping and not just design; we learn soils, plants, design, and maintenance just to name some general aspects.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-10T22:55:35Z
There are lots of reasonably priced off-campus places to eat. There are a number of Mexican restaurants as well common national chains. There is a lack of good Chinese food in the area but there are some places with Chinese food.
College Junior 2012-09-09T22:53:02Z
NO DRUGS – There are almost no drugs on BYU campus. Because its a church school those who do do drugs do not want to be recognized for it
College Junior 2012-09-09T22:49:45Z
Health & Safety:
Totally Safe – Pretty much the most serious offense is to ride your bike during class breaks
College Student 2012-09-08T15:51:31Z
The walk is a lot farther than expected and you definitely need a bike to commute back and forth. It is cheaper but you pay for the convenience of not being right on campus. It is good to get away from all the activities and craziness on campus but being close would be better than not.
College Student 2012-09-08T15:37:20Z
Lots of People – BYU is just a large school that keeps growing and it's hard to keep up with parking. For people bringing cars it isn't that spendy to register your car and parking is fairly good around campus depending on where you need to go.
College Student 2012-09-08T15:28:26Z
Bustling Businesses – There are is a huge variety of businesses from restaurants to recreational that there is a lot to do and never be board. Provo is never a boring place with tons of attractions and things to do.
College Senior 2012-09-01T01:14:50Z
The weather is extreme in the summer and winter months, but snow, sun, and other problems are solved with A/C rooms, snow cleaning crews, and excellent grounds maintenance
College Senior 2012-09-01T01:07:44Z
Housing is cheap, but that means in quality and price. By mandate, all students must live within a 2 mile radius of campus, unless excruciating circumstances dictate otherwise. This means landlords can be very lax about the quality of service they offer and when disputes arise, they almost always win against students.
However, if you are willing to pay more, housing can be a positive experience. It is easy to see that certain types of people live in certain places, so if you align your personality with your apartment, you can have a great time with great people
College Senior 2012-09-01T01:00:17Z
Very Strict – BYU is strict in the sense that it maintains a high standard for it's students. All students must sign an honor code that entails no drinking, smoking, drugs, promiscuity, or cheating. In addition conservative hair and dress styles are expected.
The reason why my grade is n/a is that students have to determine for themselves if the safety associated with these rules is worth the loss of freedom associated with them
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T21:51:58Z
Food! Everywhere You Turn! There are tons of restaurants here that are absolutely splendid, and what I found to be even more great were the cleanliness of them all. Tucanos is a Brazilian food restaurant that offers unlimited meat and a salad bar. It's fantastic and pretty popular here. We have the famous In-N-Out food chain here that's great, but I personally love Five Guys. Their burgers are awesome. We have wonderful "hole in the wall" restaurants too for different Latin foods and Asian foods. The diversity of the restaurants here is nothing I've ever seen anywhere.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T21:49:33Z
Internships Are Always Available – A lot of the time, when you're in class, an internship representative will come in and talk about somewhere you can go, whether it's Jerusalem or Fiji. Most of the different colleges at BYU offer different internships that cover different credits in the major. A friend of mine went to Romania last semester and worked with kids in an orphanage, as well as took language courses and English courses. She said it was the best experience of her life.
Tuesdays here are referred to as "club night" where all the different clubs meet in the Wilkinson Center (our student union) and play games and have fun and get to know each other. We have so many different clubs, from ping-pong to Ukelele club.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-30T21:43:12Z
Lots to Do, Lots to See – Immediately looking out the window, you see mountains. It's pretty awesome. Provo is pretty small in itself, but it's a college town. So lots of crazy kids who want to have fun. There are dances EVERY WEEK at different apartment complexes and at different venues in the neighboring cities. I've gone to several, and they're a blast. Lots of food too! Definitely a lot to offer. There is a lot of diversity, from Greek food, to Korean food, to Indian food, to Thai food. I love it. There are lots of random things that happen too, like in downtown Provo. There are different festivals that happen. The most recent coming up is the Latin festival here. People set up booths and sell different items and goods and food, and there are lots and lots of groups that perform.
Football games here are insane! So many people packed into the stadium, and the rivalry against University of Utah is borderline scary. Lots of Utes fans come and write stuff with window paint on the cars, and my apartment complex has a car bashing party, where they paint Utes on a beat up car and allow us to beat the crap out of it even more. It's referred to as "the Holy War", the rivalry between BYU and UofU.
Rock climbing and hiking are a must here. At rock canyon, it's a wonderful experience, and you can hike several of the mountains here.
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