College Senior 2012-06-12T14:48:25Z
Limited Parking, Bus, Car Rental – There aren't many options for undergraduates to park, but there is a new bus system that goes to several locations around the campus and drops you off by school. You can also participate in the Hertz car rental program.
College Junior 2012-06-12T04:55:38Z
The weather at BYU varies. In one day it can go from snowing to sunshine in just a few hours. Make sure you check the weather reports but make sure you check it hourly too. It didn't snow too ofter this year but it did rain often. Otherwise it was sunny and beautiful. Keep in mind you do have to walk a lot on campus so dress accordingly if you get hot or cold easily.
College Junior 2012-06-12T04:38:43Z
Harold B Library – The Library at BYU is pretty neat. You can find everything and more there. The student facilities will help you achieve everything and more that you need.
College Junior 2012-06-12T04:23:42Z
Survival of the Fittest – Brigham Young University's Athletics are awesome. There's always something to go and watch. The students there are very supportive of all the events that go on at the campus. There's a definite sense of school spirit.
College Junior 2012-06-10T21:04:12Z
Uniquely Developed Musical Theatre Major – I am a BFA Music Dance Theatre Major at BYU. It is very well rounded in all three areas because we study with the majors of each department: Music, Dance, & Theatre but also have excellent instructors that tailor our needs for Musical Theatre education.
College Junior 2012-06-10T20:54:30Z
Good Food/Poor Hours – Food is really good but hours of operation are not very flexible at night.
College Junior 2012-06-10T20:47:12Z
Extremely Strict – Honor Code dictates no cheating, drinking, drugs, sex, and dress code. It is strictly enforced, so one must come to BYU knowing there is a no tolerance policy for behavior that does not comply.
College Junior 2012-06-10T20:39:38Z
Non-alcoholic themed functions are available on most weekends, some off-campus so transportation is needed. Week night functions are mainly church-related.
College Sophomore 2012-06-06T18:53:56Z
FOOTBALL! FOOTBALL! FOOTBALL! The real focus at BYU is the university's football team. The games are fun and eveyone gets pretty hyped up about them. However, that is the only really focused sport on campus .
College Senior 2012-06-06T18:52:46Z
It's really hard to find a good parking space close to class unless you come to school early in the morning. When people come late to campus they find themselves parking 5-10 min walking distance from campus, so it's pointless to drive unless you really do live far from campus. Most students walk to school everyday.
College Sophomore 2012-06-06T18:46:26Z
Guys & Girls:
They're All Pressured – Everyone there is WHITE! Pretty crazy, huh? The majority of the people there are all pressured into getting married. However, the guys are more chilled about it than the girls are. It seems like most of the girls that attend BYU are just there to find themselves a man to get hitched to before they have to actually start working hard and do well in the school. Most of the girls are pretty annoying, and a big precentage of them don't dress as appropriately as I wish they would. Everyone up there is a flirt though. And most of the students there are at least decently smart.
College Junior 2012-06-05T01:41:06Z
There are tons of options for off campus housing, most people don't nlive on campus after their first year. Tons of different apatments houses, etc. If you want a single room they have em if you want 1, 4 or even 5 roommates they have all of those too. BYU is a very large campus with many options all over and for very normal prices.
College Junior 2012-06-03T02:08:48Z
On-Campus (Freshman) V. Off-Campus (Sophomore+) – All freshman are required to live on-campus at either Helaman Halls, Heritage Halls, or Wyview (as soon as all the Heritage Halls are renovated these apartments will be turned back into the needed family housing). Helaman Halls is as close to campus as you can get as a Freshman. It also comes with the Canon Center, the "cafeteria" within Helaman Halls. Unfortunately, the dorms are small, you share a bathroom with your entire hall, and the room/board/meal plan comes as a very expensive package. It is a very sociable place so most people go on campus to study. If you can pay the money and enjoy people's company, it's the place to be. Since I've lived in Wyview I'm a little biased. It makes you feel like you're living in your very own apartment. With 2-3 rooms, you divide the chores and bathroom time with 3-4 people. It is the farthest away from campus and takes about 20-30min to get to campus walking. Luckily, there is a bus stop right outside the complex area and the football stadium is a block over. Most people stay within their apartment so it isn't very sociable unless you like knocking on doors. It is also the cheapest and you don't need a meal plan because you have your own kitchen. Plus, there's a cheap grocery store a block away where you can get everything you need. They recently added a shuttle to campus and to grocery stores on Saturdays. If you like the "at-home" feeling Wyview's the place for you. Heritage Halls is the in-between housing option. It's like an apartment and dorm. You get a kitchen and living room but you also have 3 dorm-like rooms. The new Heritage Halls has two bathrooms now so it's easier to share among 6 roommates. It's easy to have a good amount of people to hang out with. The price is not as much as Helaman but more than Wyview. They also have the BYU Creamery conveniently close by, except many of their items are expensive. Living on-campus is pretty great as a freshman. It can be a social or anti-social experience but either way BYU does its best to keep it's housing clean and like new.
Once you become a Sophomore, BYU-approved off-campus housing becomes an option. Towards the end of fall semester the housing booklet comes out with lists of housing with prices and amenities to which you can compare with each other. Most of the apartments are located on the South side of campus and a few are North, East, and West. To get the one you want you just need to go to the housing fair, get the housing guide, go visit the places that interest you the most (bring friends along because it makes the entire process less scary). Checking each place was the best part; not only do you get to actually see the apartments (and not look at generic pictures) you also get to talk to the people who live there and see what they think about the place. All the doors we knocked on opened up and invited us in to see everything. They were all so helpful and nice. And just so you know, EVERYONE says they loved their ward. Your attitude definitely will affect your personal experience where ever you live.
College Junior 2012-06-02T23:41:41Z
No Problems – BYU trusts that the students follow the rules and policies that they've agreed to keep. Since most of the students are part of the LDS religion and should already be living the standards of the church which BYU enforces, there aren't many publicly-known problems. Our professors do put a lot of focus towards the students honesty on tests and papers. There are also constant reminds of the dress code but it's pretty easy to follow. I feel like the BYU police aren't necessarily needed. Sad, but true.
College Junior 2012-06-02T23:27:56Z
Most of the available on-campus or off-campus housing are close to BYU. If you don't like to spend money then walking is a great option as long as you time it right. Many people have cars and if they don't mind giving you rides (especially if you offer to pitch in for gas) then you can go along with them but you are pretty much on their schedule. The UTA Bus system is a great way to get to campus and to the the mall in Orem and in South Provo. There are multiple routes and stops. It is pretty reliable and consistently comes on time and leaves on time. The cost for an adult fare is $2.35 now. Though student semester passes are a bit costly you can use it for the entire semester and even on the UTA Trax system to get to Salt Lake. Investing in a bike is also an option. The only downside to it is during the winter and when it rains. I personally like the UTA Bus system
College Junior 2012-05-30T00:43:23Z
Strict but for Good Reason – BYU is extremely strict, but they give you fair warning. Everyone must agree to the Honor Code and the campus police enforce the rules that you have agreed to. If you don't plan on obeying these rules then don't agree to follow them. Simple as that.
College Junior 2012-05-30T00:35:46Z
No matter what you like you can find it somewhere on campus. There are cafes in many buildings that serve different food and buffets and recognizable places such as subway, taco bell, jamba juice etc.
College Junior 2012-05-30T00:30:25Z
BYU consists of white mormons. It is very rare to see any diversity in ethnicity or religion, except for in regards to athletes.
College Senior 2012-05-25T00:52:47Z
Civil Engineering – Civil Engineering is a difficult major to enter and even more difficult to be in but it is very worth while and the teachers are very involved with the students learning experience.
College Senior 2012-05-25T00:49:57Z
BYU Honor Code is very strict when it comes to drinking. Any student that goes to BYU is not allowed to drink whether on or off campus, whether during the semester or not. BYU believes in clear and alert minds.
College Senior 2012-05-25T00:43:03Z
Clean and Well Taken Care of – BYU dedicates a lot of effort in keeping the grounds in excellent condition. It is beautiful in the spring, summer, and fall. It is safe to walk around during the snowy winters.
College Senior 2012-05-25T00:35:52Z
Bring in the World – BYU is well know for bringing in students from all over the world. BYU has a tougher Honor Code than other schools but BYU is extremely open to all students attending as long as they live high morals in the Honor Code.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-24T20:08:38Z
Directly south of campus, JDawgs serves steaming polish and beef dogs daily. For just under five dollars, students can order a custom made Jdawg with "secret sauce," onions, jalapenos, sauerkraut, pickles, or banana peppers. A soda and a bag of chips. The atmosphere is funky and fun. Its a great place to hang out, you'll always run into friends!
College Junior 2012-05-22T20:54:40Z
Cougar Pride! For any sporting event the campus floods with the Y symbol. Students have school pride, and for a good reason. The sports teams usually do very well state wide, and nation wide.
College Junior 2012-05-22T20:51:52Z
Lots of Fun – BYU is in Provo which has two malls, and many theaters. There are plenty of places to eat, and most places are pretty cheep. The mountians are right there, so snowboarding and skiing is an option during the winter.
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