Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T06:09:09Z
Not so good..Provo is a deadly night city. Nothing goes on after 11pm unless you are making it happen. The only club is studio 600 which is great. If you want some of the great dancing places you'll have to go up to SLC.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T06:08:05Z
Great Sports – Student sections at BYU are awesome, and the teams at BYU are generally good and usually in the top 25. Honor code is strict for players, but it just adds to the integrity of the school. Tickets are cheaper than other colleges. Non-athletes have great access to facilities.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-17T06:05:49Z
There are a wide selection of off-campus dining and most places can get you a discount because of the students. They have pizza buffets, a huge variety of ethnic restaurants, and your average family diners. It is great!
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-14T03:16:15Z
Honor Code – The Honor Code here at BYU has its merits and prevents many negative circumstances that are conducive to activities contrary to church principles. However, I must say that dress/grooming should not be part of the honor code and some rules tend to be pretty "nit-picky" and pointless. Being a theater major I am constantly amazed at ignorant complaints made by donors and board members about our productions, taking no time to try and actually understand the content we portray on stage. The general strict attitude of administration arbitrarily restricts students' artistic expression.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-14T03:10:40Z
Health & Safety:
BYU's campus safety services are very prepared and trained for special circumstances, including weather/earthquake emergencies and other special emergencies. The paramedic staff is very quick to respond(I know this from personal experience). However, sometimes it feels like they put more resources into the "Parking Services" which ticket students than they do the BYU Police department.
College Senior 2011-05-12T15:44:26Z
Pretty Smooth – Some of the available scholarships were a little hard to find, but once I knew they were there, the process went smoothly
College Senior 2011-05-12T15:42:27Z
Variety Is the Spice of Life – Usually the weather is nice, and when the sun's out, it's absolutely gorgeous! You could get all four seasons in the same week, so be prepared to have several clothing options available.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-12T03:26:09Z
It's pretty decent but you will have to walk pretty far.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T01:54:02Z
While there isn't as great a diversity as coastal schools, there are a lot of transfer and exchange students from all over the world as well as many, many languages spoken. It is mainly one religion as it is a private school, but openly welcomes those of different religious affiliations.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-11T01:51:34Z
Comfortable Fun – A cute college town, there are things to do from walking along the cute shops to eating in many ethnic resturaunts. there are a few music clubs and not too many coffee shop type hang out spots if oyu want that thing. If you're looking for bigger things to do, from major shopping to professional ball games to rodeos, it's all about an hour away.
College Senior 2011-05-10T04:33:29Z
Very Fair and Judicious – Scholarships are awarded against all students currently enrolled on a basis of GPA or athletic performance. If your GPA is high enough compared to all the rest of the students at the school, you are awarded a scholarship, if not, there is nothing you can complain about.
College Senior 2011-05-10T04:29:15Z
One of the Best in the Nation – All programs, classes, colleges and curriculum at BYU are top notch. They are dedicated to bringing each student a quality education for that price that they pay. Professors really care and registration is dealt with in a fair manner with priority given where it is deserved to allow all students to enroll in the classes they need to.
College Senior 2011-05-10T04:26:59Z
Very Reliable Given That Most Students Have Their Own Computer – Computers on BYU campus are reliable and provide students with exactly what they need. They are accessible and any student can get access to them. Printers are widely available and can be accessed easily. There is reliable wifi internet on all of campus that can be easily accessed and does not slow down too much with a large number of users. If you don't have your own computer, you can definitely rely on the computers that the school provides.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T23:51:07Z
An Exceptional Place – A wonderful place to get an education. It is tough; there are plenty of challenges, but it is worth it. Plenty of fun things to do if you get yourself out. Basketball and football season is always awesome. You can do so many new things here; I'd never pick anywhere else. It's unique from Tuesday devotionals when campus closes to hear a special speaker to the occasional prayer or spiritual thought in class.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T23:48:34Z
There's a reason we have an honor code. Anyone who does do things like drugs or alcohol would be in major trouble. Good luck finding people who do this stuff.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T23:47:27Z
Very busy around lunchtime and when students get out of class. Not many other options except in the Wilk except the cafeteria hall which is expensive, even if it is buffet/all you can eat. Vending machines are in most buildings and come in handy with your meal plan.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T23:42:24Z
I loved living on campus in Heritage my freshman year. While it isn't technically freshman housing, mostly freshman live there. Most sophomores and upperclassmen go off-campus. Heritage is great, because you have a kitchen and close proximity to campus and the Creamery - no car necessary. Lots of fun activities. Helaman Halls is good for the more dorm-like experience with cafeteria and one small room. Wyview is way far from campus - hardly on-campus. But it is nice from what I've heard.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T23:38:02Z
Health & Safety:
Safe and Sound – Occasionally you hear reports of attacks or crime, but it's pretty minimal here. They have plenty of lighting and emergency boxes to call for help. People are always willing to walk a friend home for safety.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T23:36:26Z
Nights in Provo – Some people would hate the idea of a perfectly sober school, but I couldn't pick a better place for me to attend school. No crazy drinking or other dumb/dangerous things. Plenty of fun games, sporting events, and people who like to have fun. There's always something fun to do on campus or great hiking nearby. Lots of outdoorsy things as well as concerts, bands, movies, and more.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T20:07:09Z
Winter + and – The negative to having a long winter here is that throughout most of the regular school year, its pretty cold. But the positive is there is great skiing nearby!
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T20:02:00Z
Frats and sororities are against the universities policies. If you are in one, you could get kicked out.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-07T20:00:53Z
Guys & Girls:
They Like Dating – Most dress nicely, like to socialize, date often, and are smart. Not very much diversity. Relationships are a big deal and there are lots a marriages between students. There is a 'marriage pressure' there that really discourages some, but some just feed off it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-04T21:51:41Z
BYU is like disneyland... kinda... it's very happy and a positive environment. The people are very kind and considerate.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-04T21:47:37Z
By far, this is the largest library I have ever seen. Don't be overwhelmed though, it is very organized and easy to find what you need. The library is set up in sections by topic so you just go to the area with the subject you're researching.
Recent Alumnus 2011-05-04T21:43:40Z
Fun and Safe Student Community – There is plenty to do in Provo and the surrounding area. There's all the usual stuff like bowling and movies. If you want outdoor activities, rock climbing, mountain biking and ski resorts are nearby. The entire community is very social and student friendly.
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