College Senior 2011-10-04T01:47:12Z
Variety Each Season – Brigham Young University is always competitive. The athletics here are varied in event and competitive level. Anyone can play any sport because there are so many intramural teams. And attending games is always a blast.
College Senior 2011-09-24T00:14:35Z
Great in the Summer, Cold in the Winter – The above pretty much sums it up. There is serious chance of losing parts of exposed limbs due to frostbite while walking, but the classrooms stay warm.
College Senior 2011-09-24T00:11:56Z
Oh Yeah, No Doing Anything Too Stupid Here – It's strict, but that's the way I like it. The strictness, by the way, is much more about what you do than what you believe. Don't come to class drunk or you'll probably get booted.
College Senior 2011-09-24T00:10:23Z
Good, but Could Improve – I love BYU, and there is a culture of accepting and caring for people of all backgrounds and paradigms. I do think it would be difficult to be GLBT here, what with the emphasis on marriage and family, but besides that folks are for the most part loving. There are good people of all religions, ethnicities, and political beliefs here, and I haven't seen any cases of rejection based on these points.
College Junior 2011-09-23T01:49:01Z
Freshman Dorms/Off-Campus Dorms – I love the freshman dorms at BYU but can't wait to try off-campus housing next year
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-22T21:20:16Z
Diversity at the Y – One of the biggest differences Brigham Young University has is the Honor Code. For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it usually isn't too different from normal life. For outsiders, the rules barring drinking, premarital sex, profanity, piercings, and facial hair would be appalling. At the end of the day, however, BYU is a very bright campus, free of cigarette buts and beer cans, with students clean-cut to match. The Honor Code is something that has provided BYU with a very safe atmosphere, every student knowing that we have made a commitment to a better life and a higher standard.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-22T21:15:50Z
To be honest, I have never parked on campus. I walk fifteen minutes to get to class every day, but all I hear about is how long the lines are and how impossible it can be to find a parking place at BYU. There are huge parking lots here, but it seems like eve the bike racks will get stuffed to breaking. Between the faculty and the students, we fill up every available space near campus. You either need to go early or walk to be to class on time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-22T21:12:11Z
There is a lot of excitement at BYU over the basketball and football seasons. Our very own Jimmer Fredette was just drafted into the NBA! There are tons of intramural teams for every sport, lots of courts and fields, and plenty of freedom to be involved. The only reason I would not give us an A+ is that we are getting whooped this year in football.
College Senior 2011-09-21T15:43:10Z
BYU is set apart by it's high standard of conduct. Every student who attends signs the honor code. And every student works hard to uphold that code. One of the school's first presidents, Karl G. Maeser, established the foundation for our, "word of honor." Each student agrees to live a virtuous and honest life. We promise to abstain from drugs and alcohol. We promise to live a sexually pure life. We promise to be honest in all academic work. This gives rise to the fact that our testing center is the largest in the US and Canada. The reason why? As students, we give our word of honor that we will not cheat. Because of this high standard of personal integrity among the students, the facility is large enough to administer thousands of tests at a time, trusting students to uphold that honesty. Our word of honor extends into our daily living as well. We promise to keep a comely and modest appearance. For women, this means high shirts and long shorts and skirts. For men, this means a clean shaven face and belts on those pants. :) We abide by housing visiting hours, which means at midnight on weekdays and 1:30 on Fridays, no single boys and girls in the same apartment. I believe the goal of our honor code is to accomplish BYU's motto. Enter to learn, go forth to serve. As we respect others and ourselves by keeping this high moral standard of living, we learn discipline in our daily lives. WE start to treat others right, and to gain confidence in ourselves. Respect leads to love and love leads to service. Perhaps that is why BYU is "The happiest" campus around.
College Senior 2011-09-21T15:33:25Z
The 5 Seasons of Provo – Provo Utah, home of BYU, is nestled along the benches of the Wasatch mountains. As such, the students enjoy all diversity of season and activity. Utah is so diverse in weather and geography that you can enjoy most any activity within a 2 hour drive. The canyon provides hiking, climbing, biking, repelling and much more in the warm months, and skiing and snowboarding and all winter-sports in the snow. Jordanelle reservoir, just 10 minutes up Provo Canyon is an excellent boating venue, and Utah lake is just 20 minutes away in the opposite direction. The weather gives way to all fashions too. In the warm months you can sport all manner of shorts and sandals, while the dry winter gives way to cute layers--scarfs, hats, sweaters, gloves, and boots. All seasons bring fun into Provo. Just watch out for our fifth season which seems to exist through all the others. The season of construction. Though it does not stop residents from moving about, the constant construction in Utah does slow the streets down a bit and makes the Provo resident wonder if Orange Cones are a permanent addition to the scenery. :)
College Senior 2011-09-21T14:52:26Z
Off-campus dining is important for bringing the community together over a nice meal. In Provo, the options are diverse and satisfying. Three main streets take you to far away dining spots, and local streets provide a way to drive or even walk to local dining spots. There is Chinese, Mexican, Fast Food, Italian, Japanese, Australian and much more. Provo town Center STreet provides more unique places to dine including Sammy's and La Dulce Vita. Though very different in cuisine choices, these two little food stops share a unique sense of self and welcome for the community. Sammy's plays 80's music in a little ocean decorated shop. They serve famous pie-crust shakes and fries. La Dulce Vita is the jewel in the Italian cuisine, a little pricy but well worth the cost to enjoy a delicious Italian meal nestled in a quiet happy corner of the main street in town. One stop you cannot miss is Provo's Brick Oven, home of the traditional Pizza, Pasta, and Salad Bar. Brick ovens may rooms and booths provide a fun atmosphere to enjoy a meal among the great smell of fresh Pizza baking and the warm atmosphere of red brick walls. Don't miss out on the frosted Rootbeer!
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-18T02:36:14Z
Its pretty simple to find any and every drug you want here. Its harder to find alcohol than it is meth. The kids on here are putting on a front that this school is all goodie goodie, its not. This schoool really knows how party, i love it here.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-16T04:22:12Z
Spirit of Improvement. So far my experience at BYU has been very uplifting. There is a great environment of respect and honesty on campus. BYU students are determined to study hard and be diligent in their studies. This is something that has encouraged me to be more competitive in order to succeed in my education. I would choose BYU again because the Honor Code that we as students sign makes of Brigham Young University a place to grow academically as well as spiritually.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-16T04:14:08Z
I do not have a car but when I have borrowed my friend's car it has been easy to find a parking spot. I think BYU campus has plenty of parking spots. Most of the time having a car is not necessary since all of the on and off campus housing are really close to campus, so we can just walk.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-16T04:07:38Z
Living on Campus – Since I started my education at BYU I have never lived on campus housing, just off campus.
College Junior 2011-09-14T21:06:39Z
Although it is nice to have your own form of transportation, how the BYU campus is set up, it is a want not a necessity. With everything located within walking distance of everything and with so many food options right on campus, or even a grocery store most people don't even need to leave.
College Junior 2011-09-14T21:02:49Z
Great Living in a Great Area! Provo offers numerous off-campus housing selections for it's students or just people. With selections for students, non-students, families, elderly, there's something for everyone. With parking spots for each person and reasonable costs! There is always a place for you and even if you aren't enrolled in BYU, living on the BYU off-campus housing is a definite great idea!
College Junior 2011-09-14T20:59:56Z
Taste of Provo – There is so much located within just a few minutes of the Brigham Young University campus. Every different type of cuisine, price range and atmosphere. There are also many places which provide discounts for students. Some of the best places nearby are the countless frozen yogurt places, although packed with student lines, worth the wait!
College Senior 2011-09-14T14:46:49Z
Freezing Cold in Winter – The summer and fall is perfect, but once the winter hits, you cry walking to class. Miserable
College Senior 2011-09-14T14:46:06Z
Close Enough to Walk – There's public transit but it's just as easy to walk or park free on a campus parking lot
College Freshman 2011-09-09T21:24:26Z
As I'm sure you know, all students must abide to the Honor Code. This means no alcohol, smoking, and living the Law of Chastity AKA no sexual relations outside of marriage. Sure, it's strict compared to most schools, but when you come to such a fantastic university like BYU, there are prices to pay and sacrifices to make.
College Freshman 2011-09-09T21:21:07Z
The Harold B. Lee Library is freaking huge and fantastic. There's always a place to study, always a computer to use. There are places to be quiet and study, and there are places to hang out. We have the Smith Fieldhouse, which has weight rooms and a track.
College Freshman 2011-09-09T21:16:21Z
Provo, UT!!! Provo, UT is a fantastic place. There is a huge variety of places to eat for just about every person; we've got SLAB Pizza, J-Dawgs, Brick Oven, Olive Garden, Zupas, Wendy's, Carl's Jr., Spicy Thai, The Bombay House, The India Palace, Gloria's Little Italy, P.F. Changs, California Pizza Kitchen; you name it, we got it! There are fantastic hiking locations ranging from in or near Provo to several hours away, including, but not limited to, Squaw Peak, Mt. Timpanogas, "the Y," Goblin Valley, Little Wild Horse Canyon, and Zion's National Park, to name a few. People say Provo is boring; well, I won't lie to you: If alcohol and bars are your scene, this probably isn't the school for you. But it is in no way boring at all!! There are so many good people here, and so many great ways to pass the time.
College Sophomore 2011-09-08T04:50:51Z
From what I have seen so far, the academics are very good here. The professors really like what they teach and they want students to succeed. They are fun, but they challenge you. I thought that it was very easy to register for teachers, and I got every class that I wanted. The workload is bearable, but I really enjoy learning and the assignment they give. I really love the campus and the atmosphere. BYU has been great!
College Junior 2011-09-03T21:44:50Z
Guys & Girls:
Handsome Guys and Beautiful Girls – There are all types of guys at BYU, from tall dark and handsome to white and nerdy. The ones you really want to get to know though are the ones in either the Engineering Department or Air Force ROTC. They are intelligent, handsome, strong, and very courteous.
There is also a wide variety of girls at BYU. Tall and athletic, spunky and sweet, smart and quiet, and of course the cute little home-makers.
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