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.
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.
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.
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