College Junior 2012-05-22T20:49:08Z
Health & Safety:
Pretty Safe – The campus is fairly large, but the security does a pretty good job and being around.
College Junior 2012-05-22T17:56:43Z
Because of BYU's incredible tuition rates, it is as if everyone is on scholarship. For those who can't afford tuition but have excelled in academics or other ways qualify for generous scholarships every year. Need based scholarships are also another option.
College Junior 2012-05-22T17:49:34Z
It is mostly sunny and dry here, who doesn't love that! The winters are pretty mild and Provo keeps the roads pretty clear. Doesn't rain much so if you don't like dry heat, I don't recommend it.
College Junior 2012-05-22T17:35:59Z
Give and Take: Expenisve Apartments, Close to Campus – While some off-campus housing is actually closer to the classrooms than is some on-campus housing, the prices are relatively high. Off-campus Provo is a little aged and the homes and apartments do show years of use by students. For what you pay, you could definitely find nicer if it weren't for being so close to campus. The farther from campus you get the better the selection, but then again you are farther from campus. Give and Take.
College Junior 2012-05-22T17:23:38Z
More Ethnic Food Than American Food, YES! The variety of food and restaurants here is amazing. Just down University Avenue you have a handful of Mexican Restaurants, some pizza parlors, a few american diners, but you also have Indian food, Thai, Japanese, Peruvian, Italian... you name it, Provo has got it!
College Junior 2012-05-22T17:16:57Z
Administration Really Cares About You – The administration and professors really care about our success. They help look for opportunities for the students and find ways to succeed. The work load is not easy, and there are not "freebies" but the opportunities to do well are available. On-campus jobs allow for students to make an income while going to school. Classes are challenging yet fair.
College Junior 2012-05-22T14:07:28Z
Great Advisement Center – I am in the David O. McKay college and the advisement center is great. I am an Elementary Education major and as soon as I was accepted into the program I received an email from a personal adviser whom I could go to with any questions about my major. There is also an advisement center in the David O. McKay building in which you can go, sign up for a meeting with an adviser and be in their office within 10 minutes. It has helped so much in figuring out which classes I need to take in order to get into the internship program and graduate on schedule.
College Junior 2012-05-22T13:46:37Z
Lots of Fun Activities Around Campus – Provo and the surrounding Orem area may not be huge but there is always fun stuff to do. There are two malls close by for shopping, ice rinks, lasar tag, nickel arcades, dance clubs, and lots more. you just have to know where to look and you can have a great time
College Junior 2012-05-22T13:43:16Z
A Clean Drug Free Campus – I have never once felt any peer pressure to take part in drug use or alcohol consumption. I have never seen anyone drinking, smoking or doing drugs and i haven't really heard of anyone doing anything like that. It is a wonderful place to attend school and keep up your standards without feeling pressured to do otherwise
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-21T16:36:28Z
Lots of Good Stuff – There are lots of good restaurants to go to. If you're looking for high dining, though, go to Salt Lake.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-21T16:27:03Z
There is a preponderance of white students at BYU; however, there are isolated pockets of very diverse people. Because so many students lived abroad serving LDS missions, the general acceptance of culturally diverse students is very high. Generally people are accepting of any diversity and will feel like they are bad people if they treat anyone poorly.
Recent Alumnus 2012-05-21T16:17:27Z
BYU has a lot of unique western cultural attributes that make it a bit strange for out-of-towners like myself. People are generally friendly and there are lots of little things to do everywhere. The food can be good, there are several ethnic restaurants to visit and there is an abnormal concentration of foreign-language speakers. For a city person like myself, it takes a bit of getting used to and humbling myself to enjoy what Provo and BYU has to offer. However, once you do get used to it, you'll love it.
College Junior 2012-05-19T23:45:48Z
I enjoy byu. The course work is intense, and you have to be a committed student to do well, but I enjoy learning.
College Junior 2012-05-19T23:40:37Z
I actually haven't been accepted into the major yet because I need to still a few prerequisite classes. I think I will be very pleased with the program. I am not concerned at all about finding a job after graduation because business is such a huge part of the workforce.
College Junior 2012-05-19T23:38:14Z
I haven't had an internship before, but it is probably the same as trying to get a job. You need to have the right qualifications for the position.
College Junior 2012-05-19T23:34:17Z
The process is unique because it is a religious school. I had to not only submit transcripts, but I also had to have my religious leader endorse me. To get in, they look at how involved you were in the community and at school. You can have perfect grades and never get in because you didn't join a club.
College Senior 2012-05-17T17:14:09Z
Many students are on a tight budget and stick primarily to purchasing food from grocery stores and then make their own meals. But it's not uncommon for students to eat out a couple of times a week, especially on the weekends when students want to get out and socialize with friends.
The majority of Rexburg restaurants are located on or near Main Street, which makes it easy to walk to and not far from other entertainment locations in Rexburg. For student discounts at several of the local restaurants, students can purchase the starving student card for $20. This is an accordion-style card with hundreds of deals offered by local businesses. They're usually sold at the BYU-I bookstore and sometimes sales reps will visit apartments and sell the cards door-to-door. The deals from these cards give students plenty of reasons to visit a variety of restaurants and experience different meal choices.
College Senior 2012-05-17T17:10:16Z
Most of the apartments are similar in setup, with three rooms and one bathroom area with two toilets, two showers, and two sinks. There are options for a single room, but the majority of students opt to have shared rooms because of the lesser cost. The higher-priced apartments usually have more options for shared rooms and more modern appliances and design, as well. Typically, women's housing is better kept than men's housing. But all student-approved housing has regular "clean checks" that ensure students are keeping their apartments clean. The apartments also enforce the Honor Code when students sign their semester/two-semester contract. Students can also save a little money by signing a contract for two semesters instead of one.
College Senior 2012-05-17T17:05:54Z
Student Teaching – Student teachers are unpaid, but the time commitment can be just as rigorous as a regular paid teacher. My responsibilities include coming up with lesson plans for the week. MTC
College Senior 2012-05-17T17:01:43Z
Strict Honor Code – BYU is known for having a strict Honor Code which includes absolutely no drugs or alcohol, no sex before marriage, do not go into the bedroom or bathroom of the opposite gender, modest clothes, curfew, and no facial hair in the testing center. There are many other rules that similar to the standards of the LDS church and BYU is very strict in keeping those rules. For the more serious rules you have the potential possibility of getting kicked out of school, but you know the rules when you sign the honor code, so if you don't want to keep those rules then I would suggest not coming to BYU.
College Senior 2012-05-17T16:26:37Z
Drinking Is More Popular – The university careful which consumes around campus
College Senior 2012-05-17T16:18:21Z
Hotel College – I'm in Hotel College, and I've been very satisfied with my education thus far.
College Senior 2012-05-16T23:59:56Z
Curfew and Dry Parties – I'm choosing this grade based off what society thinks of as a good time. BYU is a dry campus. The transportation is decent. At night we play night games and hang out put we're not real big on the parties that happen at most campuses.
If you appreciate a more mild setting with little peer pressure, I would recommend this university.
College Senior 2012-05-16T23:46:47Z
As a private christian school, perhaps BYU can be expected to hold a different standard for its students. The majority of it's students are of the Latter Day Saint faith, which preaches spreading the gospel through its members. Generally, the campus does a great job of trying to integrate all of its students, and provides equal opportunity for everyone enrolled.
Unfortunately the students, being humans as they are, can be judgmental and set their own personal standards for who they should hang out with. While most of the time this is a good attribute, there are occasions where certain students, such as those who aren't Latter Day Saint, are alienated for lack of common interests shared between them and the majority of the students. Overall this is a great school, and I recommend anyone who's considering this university to give it a shot.
College Junior 2012-05-12T03:00:21Z
Very Diverse, Everyone Is Accepted Somewhere – There are so many people from different cultures at BYU! But, we all make friends with each other. We all branch out.
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