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  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    85 out of 86 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 1 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Desire to work hard and gain an excellent education while having fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come visit! You can take a tour, explore the facilities, ask questions, explore different majors and minors, talk with students and faculty, and check out some campus activities.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at BYU is considerably lower than other universities and offers a high quality education, wonderful social environment, and a variety of extra curricular and service opportunities. You cannot find a better experience anywhere, the tuition is low, and scholarships are readily available, which recommends BYU as an excellent university with respect to bang for your buck

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love everything about BYU! I have enjoyed all my classes and professors and have learned a lot so far. I also have met a lot of different people from across the country and have really enjoyed the social atmosphere and activities that provide a break from studies. The campus is beautiful in both summer and winter with a gorgeous view of the mountains to the East, which provide opportunities for skiing, hiking, fishing, camping, tubing, biking, and other outdoor activities. Overall I have highly enjoyed studying at BYU!

    Am learning a lot

    The classes at BYU are challenging, and by going to class, doing my homework, taking advantage of student help labs, and meeting with willing and helpful professors I have learned and grown a lot in the three semesters I have been here. There are also a plethora of classes available in every subject area, and I feel like I have been able to build my knowledge in core subject areas as well as explore new subject areas that were not available to me in High School.

  • 09/12/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    52 out of 53 people found this review useful. 2 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students who enjoy learning and are willing to study hard. It's great for people who like to have fun, but know when it is time to study. You need to have a strong work ethic to do well at BYU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take an early morning class, especially your first semester! You'll be doing a lot of adjusting, and even if you have early-morning seminary now, you won't make it to class sometimes or you won't be able to concentrate.

    Bang for the buck

    The church takes most of the hit tuition-wise, so it's like everybody gets a scholarship! BYU is pretty cheap, but you get one of the best educations in the country.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's so much fun! You don't have to worry about roommates who party too much or people showing up to class drunk or high- they'd get kicked out. We have good, wholesome fun here. There are so many activities too- something for everyone!

    Am learning a lot

    All of the professors are experts in their fields, and are willing to go the extra mile to help make sure you learn what you want to.

  • 08/05/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 out of 40 people found this review useful. 4 people found this inaccurate. 3 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is excited about and dedicated to learning and wants to have an amazing college experience!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to study hard - but also have a ton of fun! If you engage yourself in the material - you will grasp it - no doubt. And the professors at BYU are more than happy to help out a struggling student! trust me - I would know - I am one of them, and not one has turned me away! Also there is always something going on on campus! free food, t-shirts, tickets to games, prizes! Keep your eyes and ears open for all the exciting things that always happen!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is becoming one of the most prestigious colleges in the US, but has a considerably low cost. It now compares to IB league schools like Harvard and Yale, and is almost as hard to get in. But BYU is probably a tenth of the cost! You get an education as amazing as almost anywhere else - and you don't break the bank or come out with thousands of dollars of student loans. Definitely well worth it in my opinion.

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU made my college experience probably the most exciting time of my life so far! Everyone who attends BYU is required to live by a higher standard of moral behavior. This takes many concerns about bad friends, bad environment, and even bad roommates completely out of the college experience. Everyone you meet is friendly and more than happy to help you out or just be your friend. Also the campus itself it beautiful, in any season and with Y mountain right next door, it gives you plenty of opportunities for fun - no matter the season - hiking, biking, camping, skiing, snowboarding, backpacking, and many other outdoor activities.

    Am learning a lot

    The course work is difficult (what did you expect? - it's college ;), but not beyond your capabilities. It is challenging so that you not only learn, but grow from every class you take!

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    27 out of 28 people found this review useful. 4 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Academic initiatives, people who care about receiving an education. People who can pay or can get some sort of funding for the education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack, don't stay up late, don't procrastinate, don't be stupid. Basically the same as any school, but do follow the honor code. If you're like me and a cook, you'll avoid the Cannon Center like a toad on a kabob. The Cannon Center is the All you can eat food court for anyone, but mainly Freshman eat there. If you don't cook the meals they cook the food tastes amazing, but I do cook the foods they do. Exercise in the morning, the FDA recommends it plus it is a good way to meet people in the weight room. Do eat, do sleep, do do the work, do attend every activity possible, do go to the dances, do go to the amazing presentations in the Eyring Science Center, and do explore campus.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is the top accounting school in the nation, and the tuition is between $2,000 and $5,000 a semester. BYU's teaching programs are rated some of the best in the country, and since the USA is the best college/university nation in the world, BYU's programs are some of the best in the world. If I went an IV league college I would have to pay about $30,000 in tuition for one semester alone, and then BYU may have a better program than the IV league.

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU is a a bunch of fun. BYU is as fun as watching a penguin do a backflip to catch a banana (If you think this is fun then BYU is for you, if not then I obviously have a bad example). BYU provides many different activities every week or two, and then there are so many clubs that I find a new one or three ever week. Everyone is nice everywhere you go and everybody reciprocates kind actions to anybody. The BYU students and faculty appreciate being here.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU is a great college. There are those classes where you will learn a whole ton if you haven't graduated preschool, and then conversely there are classes that are so difficult that they are impossible. So far, I haven't taken either of those type of classes. My classes have been perfect, just enough challenge to just enough work. Each class teaches at different rates, so if you learn quick sign up for an honors or advanced course. In one class I learn more than twenty new things a day, in another only five or six. It depends on the class, but BYU has a faculty that will do what they can to help you learn at your rate.

  • 07/24/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 25 people found this review useful. 5 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded. Make friends. Study hard, work hard. Pay attention in class. Take advantage of the free activities on campus. Make the best out of the time you have at this great university!

    Bang for the buck

    You really do get so much for your money!

    Am enjoying being here

    The students and the faculty are great - polite and helpful in every way.

    Am learning a lot

    I can feel my brain expanding and soaking up information every single day.

  • 01/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 out of 19 people found this review useful. 6 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who are committed to living clean, wholesome lives. who choose academic excellence and want to leave their marks on the world, and who aren't afraid to leave their comfort zones for the best experiences they'll ever have!

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember that college is different from high school - you'll have to work harder and longer than you ever did before, but the opportunities here are totally worth it. Live on-campus your first year - you'll meet so many people and be with students your own age. Enjoy your college years - you'll never get these years back.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attending BYU is relatively inexpensive for the world-class education you receive. Ivies can cost around $50K for tuition alone; tuition at BYU is a fraction of the cost. The professors are renowned in their fields, yet still are more than willing to meet with students. Campus has hundreds of resources that are free to students (a counseling center, one of the largest college libraries in the US, museums, etc) due to generous donations from alumni and LDS church members. Of all the universities I looked at, BYU has the best bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love BYU! At first, I wasn't sure I would fit in with the LDS culture here because I assumed everyone would be the same and I would be bored. However, I soon learned that there is so much clean fun to participate in, from hiking the Y to going to Divine Comedy shows (a sketch comedy group) to cheering for our boys during football games. Everyone is so friendly - just talk to people in your classes and ward - and you'll have friends in no time. I am SO glad I chose BYU.

    Am learning a lot

    College in general is going to be more intense than high school, and BYU is no exception. Although getting adjusted to the rigor of classes and extracurricular activities is challenging, there are so many people willing to help you, from professors to academic advisers to random people in your classes. I have learned so much in my field and about myself since coming to BYU!

  • 12/25/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 15 people found this review useful. 7 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for all prospective students. Even though this is a university with Latter-day Saints influence and history, non-members are welcomed and accepted. BYU opens its doors to all cultures and international students come from wide and abroad. Also BYU is one of the best universities for the physically disabled, because every building is accessible and there is handicapped week for awareness.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some advice I would give to BYU hopefuls is to do your homework as soon as you get out of class. This way you can open to do activities in the evening. Since you have to live on campus in the dorms, students around you will be very distracting. Take advantage of tutoring labs, teaching assistants and review and you’ll be in good shape. Get to know as many people as possible and make many new friends by accompany those who are alone. Finally, be open to spiritual change.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is one of the most prestigious Universities in the nation and it’s one of the cheapest. It’s all thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, because their tithing pays for most of the students’ tuition every year. That way everyone’s on scholarship and they pay a fraction of the cost. Besides that they offer plenty of financial aid and scholarships.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are many social interactions and activities to do on campus like outdoor adventures, service and extracurricular activities. The campus has plenty of exquisite restaurants, exercise facilities, and beautiful places for social gatherings. Y Mountain is always fun to hike any time of year. Also there is always somewhere to get away from the hustle and bustle, just explore and discover the campus and you’ll be surprised at what you find.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the BYU experience! The classes are invigorating and fun! Sure, the Classes are difficult but you have access to professors you can talk to one-on-one, all-day tutoring labs, and study groups that you can have anywhere on this beautiful campus. You will be able to maintain your knowledge on main subjects and expand your knowledge in new subjects. Not only do you grow mentally, but you can also grow spiritually as the professors share and incorporate the gospel into their lesson.

  • 06/08/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 18 people found this review useful. 8 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Attending BYU has been the most amazing experience of my life, hands down. A suggestion though: do Freshman Academy and live in Heritage Halls. Makes life a lot more fun.

  • 10/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 13 people found this review useful. 9 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers. And with a good sense of humor.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get in, I would suggest working very hard. Starting yesterday. Seriously, it is pretty competitive. But it is so worth it to have the environment available here.

    Bang for the buck

    It is worth it to go here. But only if you are willing to put the work in to be outstanding. Everyone here is smart and very talented, so you have to work very hard to set yourself apart.

    Am enjoying being here

    I personally think that the best thing about BYU is Clubs Night. Every Tuesday you can go to the Wilkinson Center and there are clubs everywhere-for any possible interest! I have been involved mostly in music, like the A Capella Club and Folk Music Club. But you can find literally anything! A great date night.

    Am learning a lot

    There is SO much available here that you can't possibly be involved in everything. I know, I've tried. The professors are great, and generally willing to help you one-on-one. I didn't really take notes in high school, but here I am hanging on almost every word. Not only can I get a good grade, but I can learn valuable life lessons- for the workforce and in personal life.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 10 people found this review useful. 3 people found this inaccurate. 10 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Members of the LDS faith (although not necessary), Students with high moral standards, Students looking for secular education with religion mixed in, Students looking for a top-notch school with research opportunities and a challenging honors program

    Tips for prospective students

    Starting 2011 Fall semester, BYU is requiring the ACT with Writing for admission. Take it.

    Bang for the buck

    LDS tithing money is used to lessen the costs to students, through low tuition and generous scholarships. More expensive if not belonging to the LDS faith, but still really inexpensive. And there are so many programs here that are the best, for example the study abroad programs.

    Am enjoying being here

    Because it is a LDS (the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) school, there is a very strong religious influence here. Because of that, and our strong honor code, you are surrounded by people with high moral standards, all the time. Most classes are started off with a prayer, and professors reference LDS literature quite frequently.

    Am learning a lot

    College is made for learning things. And the classes are not made for passing tests, they are made for teaching things. If you want to learn more than just the classes, there are tons of research opportunities in every department, amazing study abroad programs, and even clubs to learn more in depth.

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 12 people found this review useful. 11 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    LDS students looking to further their education. Other religious students are welcome, but those who do not like to or cannot adhere to LDS standards should look elsewhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to study effectively. It makes a huge difference. Also, go in expecting to learn something, not just memorize random facts you will forget as soon as the test is over. My best advice is to go talk to your professors. They really do want to help you, for the most part, and if you are struggling with a concept, they will try to help you understand if you just go to them.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other colleges, BYU is actually cheap. This is because other LDS members and alumni donate to the school which helps to lower costs for the students. Books from the bookstore on campus are more pricey, but tuition is cheaper than most other places. All-in-all it is a great deal for the wonderful education a student can receive.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the university and the standards here. Keep in mind this is an LDS school set on LDS standards which may seem absurd to others, but I think it helps add to how much students can learn. Sometimes the weekend life is a bit dull. There are always things to do out there, but they are just difficult to find from time to time.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here try to focus on learning and not just the grades. The best part is that they add in principles of the Gospel of the LDS Church. They truly do care about their students and sincerely want to help students to learn principles that can be applied in their own lives, not just memorize gibberish to spit out on a test later on.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 12 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    As long as you are here to work and grow academically and spiritually any student can make it. If you are accepted to BYU you already know you are smart, just make sure you continue to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you take two years of AP history classes you can get out of American Heritage which is a really difficult class. Make sure you go out of your way to meet new people and make friends so you can enjoy some of the fun stuff along with academics.

    Bang for the buck

    Coming here was cheaper than going to an instate school, also apply for scholarships which makes it even less expensive than before.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many friendly people here and you get to know a lot of people. In the dorms and on campus there are always free or less expensive activities going on, you can always find something to do, it's awesome.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are here to teach, not to just train you for a job. All of the teachers want you to succeed and do well there are always opportunities for students to get help.

  • 10/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 13 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and write good application essays. Also, apply for BYU scholarships!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is nice because tuition is a lot cheaper that other universities because the LDS church helps pay for it. They have a lot of scholarships too.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE BYU!!!! It is so much fun. The people are amazing. The only problem is that it is hard to get as much sleep and studying because there are fun things going on all the time. I love it though. I wouldn't switch schools for anything.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU is such a great school. The professors are very intelligent and know what they're talking about. Classes are hard, but I am definitely learning a lot.

  • 12/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 10 people found this review useful. 14 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Brigham Young University is a wonderful school if you desire a challenging education that will stretch and mold you while offering a comfortable, spiritually enriching environment. Because of the high standards at BYU (described in the Honor Code which all must sign), students won't need to worry so much about the alcohol, drug, and immorality aspects that frequently attend other universities. BYU is unique in this way and will be a great experience for anyone who desires an uplifting environment while still gaining a valuable education.

    Tips for prospective students

    To really learn and understand the course materials, you must do more than simply attend your classes each day. Do the readings, go to any reviews that may be offered, get a study group together, ask your professor and/or TA questions, etc. Be willing to work hard and take advantage of all the help BYU offers their students; it can only benefit you!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU's tuition cost is considerably lower than other universities. If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints then the tuition cost is even less. If you qualify, there are scholarships offered to help even more with tuition. The cost of books is never fun, but there are options to rent books, or buy new or used books. All in all, for a reasonably low price, you can get an exceptional education at a comparatively low cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment at BYU is positive and uplifting. The students are friendly and friends can be found all around you! There are plenty of activities offered for entertainment. Take a break from studying, get with some friends and enjoy a movie, watch a performance, attend a sporting event, and much more. The campus is beautifully maintained and offers many quiet spots to study, bask in the sun, or simply chat with friends. There are dozens of clubs to get involved in (I'm planning on joining one this semester and am really excited!) that offer a fun and relaxing social environment.

    Am learning a lot

    If you want to attend a university that offers challenging classes, BYU is your school! The classes are challenging and make you think for yourself. The professors are top-notch and care about your success. They offer challenging work along with many options to help you along the way (lab time and reviews with teaching assistants are available for challenging courses). The professors are also willing to talk with students one-on-one if a student so desires. The general education requirements, although they may seem tedious at first, offer you a peek into a variety of areas and give you a more well-rounded educational experience. With about 98 miles of shelving, the Harold B. Lee Library is an excellent resource for studying. Even if you don't need study materials from the library, you can come in and find a comfy spot to read for class.

  • 03/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 8 people found this review useful. 15 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for Christians and anyone looking for a spiritual experience during college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to BYU ready to have fun and make hundreds of life-long friends, all while learning and growing. It is truly a unique place, with thousands of incredible people. The sports are incredible. Get yourself a sports pass and you and I will watch Jimmer slam the Utes next year! If you are going to be a Freshman, live at Helaman Halls. It is the best quality dorms on campus and has the delicious Cannon Center right in the middle of it. It has a great square in the center that is incredible for lying out in the summer with your friends and getting some sun while studying. You are going to love it here!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the church takes care of a lot of the cost. BYU is the biggest private religious school in the states, and, even with that, keeps tuition low for those who attend it.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at BYU is incredible. People here are different, and that difference is based on a love of the Savior Jesus Christ and a desire to live by his commandments. The students all have similar standards and are all striving for one thing, to be disciples and scholars. Every Tuesday, there is an incredible devotional with a General Authority of the Church on which the entire campus shuts down to give everyone an opportunity to participate. The dating life is great too.

    Am learning a lot

    As a student at BYU, the classes are challenging, but the things you learn are incredibly rewarding. The professors care about each student individually, and are always willing to talk about the course material with you, one on one. Several professors here have received national honors for the good they do for their students.

  • 01/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 16 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students that are willing to have fun and try new things, but also students that are not afraid of working hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on attending BYU I suggest that you live in on-campus housing. You will make some awesome friends and you are closer to campus and all the fun! Also be open to the posibilities of what you can do. Explore your options that BYU gives you and you will find out who you are as a person.

    Bang for the buck

    There is so much to learn here and it's all at an amazing price. I have access to the country's 3rd largest university library, the campus is beautiful, and the professors are some of the top ranked in the nation!

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus environment is awesome. I was told before coming here that I would never see anyone I knew on-campus because of the size of the student population, But I see friends everywhere. I have made so many new friends here through the school sponsored activities and dances! I love it!

    Am learning a lot

    In every single one of my classes I learn something new, whether it's about the subject, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or just about myself. I have learned that I can do hard things and that the teachers here do want me to succeed. Despite the large class sizes, the teachers really do want to get to know their students.

  • 01/11/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 17 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    nerds; smarty-pants; focused, dedicated students who want to learn and grow as life long learners.

    Tips for prospective students

    it's a lot of hard work to get in, but it is well worth the effort. work hard, study hard, and try your best.

    Bang for the buck

    The education you receive here is well worth what you have to pay for it. The classes teach everything you need to know, and then some. Teachers don't waste unnecessary time or money, so you are getting more than you feel like you are paying for.

    Am enjoying being here

    The real question is, what is there not to like about it here? Besides the weather, which can get extremely cold for someone who isn't used to it, the atmosphere of the school is amazing! There are so many amazing, friendly people around everywhere it's hard not to find fun things to do every day. There are so many different things happening all over campus all the time, you really get to choose what you like, and can fit in with what ever type of activity you want to.

    Am learning a lot

    College is first and foremost a center for academic learning, and students should always remember that. Thus classes can be difficult, but the teachers I have come across are really caring and actually want you to succeed as much as you possibly can. They do not assign things they thing you cannot do, as long as you know you are in the right class. But even outside of class I am learning so much about the world, people in general, and even about myself as an individual and where I fit into society. Going off to school is an enlightening process to begin with, but with all the guidance and mentorship available, you don't have to do it alone here.

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 18 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    People who want to grow spiritually in any secular subject of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of everything there is to do on campus. There are so many different clubs, like Premed club or Salsa dancing club or the medieval club practicing sword fighting, and intramural sports and fantastic music groups like the Cougar Marching Band or Living Legends or the BYU Young Ambassadors. And there are so many campus events, from football games to career and internship fairs and dances. Don't focus too much on getting your education finished that you miss out on all the exciting experiences you can have along the way.

    Bang for the buck

    Not only is BYU's tuition much, much less than any other university, but it also offers quite a few additional scholarships. And, in my opinion, the quality of education offered here is every bit as good as that offered at many $40,000-per-year schools.

    Am enjoying being here

    Between creative FHE activities fingerpainting and hiking the Y and football games and True Blue Tuesdays, I can't even imagine what my life would have been like at any other university. College offers many new experience, most challenging, but many more exciting and memorable and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Absolutely! My classes are even more challenging than all of the AP classes I took in high school. Plus, BYU has the benefit of being able to combine secular and religious education, so all that I'm learning in every class, ranging from chemistry to Book of Mormon, is applicable in all aspects of my life, religious or secular.

  • 05/24/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 19 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack off during your last years of high school, go visit the campus if you have the chance, and just don't stress it too much!

    Bang for the buck

    It is so amazing compared to other colleges. There are many scholarships available, too.

    Am enjoying being here

    The standards of BYU fit exactly with what I expected and wanted. All students have to abide by the Honor Code, so (like other reviews say) you don't have to worry about drugs or alcohol. It is wonderful.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes that I have taken so far have been great and I've learned so much already.

  • 01/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 20 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want an environment that incorporates gospel and spiritual matters very harmoniously with any and all school subjects, this is the place for you! What's more, that spiritual aspect actually increases your capacity to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There is always a ton of fun stuff going on around BYU and it's all meant to help you get through the semester with flying colors. Work hard, play hard.

  • 02/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 21 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest this school for anyone who is looking for an oustanding education. For now keep your grades up, involve youself in service and extracirricular activities, and apply. I know that if you come here you will enjoy it! Be prepared to work hard and have fun. This is a great place for serious students who want to have fun and enjoy their years of college!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is a very credible universtiy that wont break your bank! If you are looking for an awesome school with a very low cost this one's for you!

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere here is unlike any school I have ever been too. I transferred here from a small state college in Nevada, and the difference in atmosphere is stark. Everyone here has made very high goals for themselves, and they work hard every day to reach that goal. The students drive and desire to do well is contagious! It is so much easier to succeed in an environment where everyone is helping you do your best!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are incredible. A lot of them have literally written the book on the subject that they teach. The majority of them have lived their course of study. It is so awesome to receive instruction from poeple who are incredbly passionate about what they teach.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 22 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for hard working, confident individuals and those who know where they want to go in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to balance priorities and you will be okay. This isn't an easy-breezy, just drift through college school. You will have to work for the grades you want but it definitely pays off.

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely the best price for attending a four-year accredited University.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment on and off campus is uplifting. There are a lot of opportunities to be involved.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned SO much here in my time at BYU. There are a lot of opportunities for hands-on experience.

  • 05/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 23 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Studious, silly, outgoing, ready to have fun while still budgeting their time to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't slack your freshman year. This isn't high school. Also, don't be afraid to talk to the professors. They genuinely care about how you do and love to talk about the topic they spent eight years of their life studying. Also get out and do things. You'll be amazed how many 'hidden treasure' events BYU has.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is inexpensive. This being said, it's not in any way shabby. The grounds are beautiful, the housing is nice (for college housing), and the teachers care. I have friends spending more money on one year of college then I will in my four years, yet I feel like I'm learning much more.

    Am enjoying being here

    While there are silly things about BYU, it isn't a school for just studying. Yes, the students work incredibly hard but they also know how to have clean fun. Events are always going on including the always hysterical Divine Comedy, tons of dances, parties in Brigham Square, and not to mention the events put on by students such as movie nights or cookie parties.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU is very intense. You work hard, but the outcome is amazing. Never before have I felt like I was in a place so involved in learning and becoming better in every aspect of life.

  • 06/15/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 out of 10 people found this review useful. 24 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to study with the best of the best. Very competetive in a wholesome environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do incredibly well on your college entrance tests (ACT & SAT)...seems to be the only way to even APPLY for an academic scholarship.

  • 06/18/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 25 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Who want to gain an excellent education. And want to be in an environment that upholds certain standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ACTIVE! Do things outside of school; clubs, work, service, church related, etc. Also take challenging classes that reflect what you want to major in or specialize in.

    Will enjoy being here

    It will be a lot of fun to be around those with the same standards - LDS and non-LDS.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 26 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for those who are trying to get closer to their Heavenly Father. It is a great school for the academic achievers and the spiritually strong. However, while saying that, those who aren't so set in their religion would also find this school enlightening. I was not the strongest member upon entering the school. The love and atmosphere of the school has helped me grow close to my Heavenly Father and begin to love myself for who I am.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard not only in school but in sports and extracurricular activities. If you are a member of the church and are applying, don't just expect that fulfilling your eagle or YW requirements will get you in. Everyone comes in with more or less those same accomplishments. Try to show them that you have something really cool to offer. I was accepted after writing an essay about how great it was to earn my Girl Scout Gold Award and to place at State in swim. Let them know that you are a catch!

    Bang for the buck

    The school provides many opportunities to save money. I was a transfer student from a small community college in WA. I was able to transfer most of my credits, entering as a junior, and save more money. Attending a good school as descent as BYU at a state college is about 8000 dollars more. The school really is looking out for the students. They know how poor college students are and aren't exploiting anyone!

    Am enjoying being here

    The professors are great, the people are so insanely cool, the programs and departments are all there for your benefit and you are filled with the positive and warm spirit of the Lord. I can't imagine a better school for anyone who wants to connect with their Heavenly Father and get a wonderful education at the same time.

    Am learning a lot

    I am constantly learning new things at BYU. I love the religion teachers so much! They know their subjects so well. Many of them can read many different ancient languages so that they can read original works and compare them to current scriptures! It's so cool taking a class when they can truly help you understand what was meant in many of the passages. Being a student in the Art Department I can say for sure that I am constantly working hard but enjoying it every moment. I am learning so many new techniques and can't wait to learn more!

  • 10/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 6 people found this review useful. 27 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students should attend here if they want to be in a really great environment with a large amount of LDS people while learning and growing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you take time filling out your essays for your application. They read every essay and it's a big part of whether you get in or not. And be prepared for the rigor of college... AP classes are nothing compared to this.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a really cheap school compared to others in Utah. Granted, they don't give out as many scholarships because it's such a big institution, but it is so worth it. The people here are of a high quality and the professors are knowledgable. It's not some cut-rate place.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am having a hard time here because of the social aspect... I roomed with people who don't like to be socially involved, and, trust me, being involved is like a big part of whether you like the college experience or not. But the school is great, the wards are great, it's just some personal problems that I have that are making me not love college. It's weird being out of my house too, but I'm the oldest, so that could be part of it.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much since I got here. The classes do cram a lot into a semester, but I guess that's what profession I chose- medical. I'm pretty sure it's going to be like this the entire time I am at school. The professors are all pretty good though, and some of my classes are good enough to change my bad moods into good ones.

  • 08/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 28 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone willing to work hard and aren't there just to party.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, there are so many service opportunities and activities going on on campus. Don't cram, do a little studying everyday.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition was the cheapest of any of the other schools that I looked at. It is really worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU is so much fun, the campus environment is friendly and welcoming, there is always something going on the keep you excited.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes were definitely harder then I expected but I've loved learning the material in all of my classes. If you are willing to work you can do well and learn so much.

  • 08/25/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 29 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students who love to learn, inside and outside the classroom. BYU is great for students who love the Savior and want to stay close to Him. BYU is great for students who love to be happy. BYU is great for students that have a budget.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have a few tips for you as you start college. Your syllabus is your new bible. Keep it, laminate it if you have to. This will help you stay organized. Be involved in activities that go on around campus. It will give you a break from studying, because let's be honest, no one can study all day everyday. Plus, it is a great way to make friends. Find someone to serve. Leave your roommate a note, say hi to someone and smile. It will help you feel better as the stress builds. Eat healthy. Sleep. Study. You'll make it.

    Bang for the buck

    Where else can you get a fine education at such an affordable price? There aren't many places that can compare. The education you receive is top notch, and the price, well let's just say, the price is fantastically low.

    Am enjoying being here

    At BYU, you have a unique opportunity to combine the secular with the spiritual. You have classmates and professors that share similar values. It is a great place to make friends that will last a lifetime. The campus is beautiful and you have an amazing view of the Timpanogos mountain range. Take advantage of all the outdoor activities that can be found in Provo. You won't regret it. You like adventure? This place is full of it. Rock-climbing, camping, hiking, canoeing, the list goes on.

    Am learning a lot

    Use the resources available to you on campus. There are so many offices made specifically to help you research, write, and learn. Take advantage of the opportunities to learn outside of your classes. Go to the Eyring Science Center and take some time to read about the different displays. There are a lot of free events put on by the different departments. There's a chemistry show in October that you don't want to miss. You can learn about the stars. You can go to the dinosaur museum, check out the art on display, visit the Bean Museum. Now let's get to learning inside the classroom. Make friends with your classmates. Don't be afraid to contact your professor with questions about the material. Get enough sleep OUTSIDE of class. You are on your way to learning a lot.

  • 11/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 30 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want to have a wholesome, spiritual education, BYU is definitely the university for you. However, just because those experiences are not on the top of your list of qualities to look for in a school, it does not mean that you should not consider BYU for your educational experience. BYU has several nationally acclaimed programs, such as its Accounting program, and is highly ranked with other universities in the United States.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is an amazing university, with none quite like it. In making the decision whether or not to come to BYU, you must think of more than just BYU's ranking or the scholarships that you can get. Going to BYU is a way to open up your understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and will help you to gain your footing in the world without the added worries of out-of-control dorm parties. You should note, however, that BYU is just like anywhere else in the world; there are different kinds of people, many who may have opposite beliefs from you, and of course, no one is perfect.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is a high-quality university. On top of that, the tuition is relatively cheap compared to other universities of similar caliber. And for the amazing spiritual learning that you can gain, in addition to the education you gain, BYU is a great choice for a university.

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU is a unique university in that it combines secular and spiritual progression. I love the students here and the opportunities I have as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Coming here was one of the best decisions of my life.

    Am learning a lot

    In every class that I have taken, I have learned more than I knew there was to learn. All of the professors are very intelligent, and know how to teach their subjects to students. One thing of note, many universities only have graduate students teach the undergraduate classes. BYU is different in that most classes are taught by full professors. Of the many classes I have taken here, only one was taught by a graduate student - but it was a class that is popular enough that there weren't enough professors to be able to teach each section and be able to teach their other classes. However, every class (including the one taught by a graduate student) was taught with clarity and I have always felt that I could ask my professors for help, because they had a deep understanding of the subjects.

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 31 of 448

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    Campus Safety

    Because of the honor code and the sort of people that live at BYU there are not many dangers that one faces on campus. Working closely with the security guards and talking to them about it i have found that it is one of the most boring jobs on campus because none of the students are really major threats to the other student.

    Greek Life

    We don't have any fraternities or sororities if that's what your here for then you should perhaps find another school, but there's still so many opportunities to be apart of the different social groups and clubs that it's not necessary to have a fraternity or a sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's so much to choose from you would be crazy not to join a club on campus. It's a great new way to meet people from all over and most of the time there is free food involved. Who can say no to that? Furthermore there's always an activity going on on campus you just have to go into the WILK center at noon and you will find a whole mass of activities from flash mobs, to pianists just doing their thing, to informative booths that tell you where and how you can sign up to do more things with your university.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for LDS members, and those who want a safe secure environment. It's good clean fun you can get a great education and have a great time as well without the worry of campus violence, or drinking or drug abuse.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True blue BYU, during homecoming week there are many activities which you can participate in, including True blue. This is where we get as many students as we can to slide down into a pile of blue foam dying these students blue. It's a great way to kick of homecoming and to get into the school spirit!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is a great school for LDS members because the tuition is subsidized by the church so even those from out of state coming to BYU pay the same as in state students as long as they are LDS members. However if you aren't a member it's a lot more however for the level of education you are getting from a highly rated school it's worth the extra money, and there's always scholarships to apply for as well to help you out.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do here at BYU for fun. There's the many clubs that you can join such as: ping pong, hip hop, breakdance, service and so many more, too many to list. There's also the great dances that are put together by the student body that are just good clean fun! Not to mention the mountains all around so in the summer and fall there's a great place for hiking and rock climbing and in the winter you have a prime location for sledding. Provo also has many venues for concerts and culture, there's so much to do here, if you get bored at BYU it's your own fault.

    Food and Dining

    There's not much option in the food and dining area, but with what options you have there are plenty of things to enjoy. First you have the creamery where you can find the best ice cream and chocolate milk in Utah County. Second you have the food court with a nice plethera of eateries, including but not limited to : Subway, Taco Bell, and Frischettos. Lastly you have the Legends grill which is a nice place to eat, and they make some great sweet potato fries

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a blast, it's BYU so of course the dorms are segregated, boys in one building and girls in another. However there's so many opportunities to meet people of the opposite sex it doesn't matter at all. The rooms are great and so well kept and the cleaning inspections most definitely aren't prime but it keeps your living space organized at least once a month.

    Academic Rigor

    If your looking for a school that's easy, this isn't the place, they expect you to be the best of the best so they aren't going to coddle you to make sure you succeed. Your success stands in your own hands, if you want to make something of your life then YOU have to be the one who studies and turns things in on time, you have to be the one to make sure you get where you want to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Register early, make your desiscions long befor the registration date or else you will be left out in the dust. Have a good time, just because the parties are much different here than anywhere else it doesn't mean you should shut yourself indoors, we know how to have fun here. Lastly, take any chance you can to make new friends, they can help you and comfort you in your times of trial and hardship.

    In three sentences

    Brigham young stands as a precedent for student education. It is a pinnacle of cleanliness of word and of character. It is a school like no other with the honor code as a standing tradition to be upheld by the students and the faculty.

  • 05/11/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 32 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mormon Hard Working

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get your bishop and authority interviews done soon! Spots fill up fast around application time and the earlier you fill out the paperwork the better.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 33 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they really do their very best to keep everyone safe here. there is a separate police force solely assigned to campus, and they offer several programs to help everyone be safe. for anyone living on campus, students may request an escort back home in the dark if traveling alone, and a security office will gladly see you to your destination. for freshmen, there is also a safety week that helps teach students about fire risks/prevention/safety, how to prevent break-ins, how to stay safe while alone, and so much more, and it features great prizes to students who participate! there is also a university response system that sends texts, e-mails, and calls to all students/faculty/staff who sign-up to warn them of campus emergencies, like shootings, other crimes, natural disasters, and similar events. byu also provides detailed instructions on their site about being safe on the internet, both in avoiding inappropriate material, and in keeping your computer clean of viruses spyware, and on protecting yourself from identity theft. pretty safe, huh?

    Greek Life

    sororities and fraternities? nope. those activities are against the university's honor code, which again is meant to keep everyone safe and to build a better atmosphere to study and socialize in.

    Clubs and Activities

    just about anything you want to do (that doesn't break the honor code) you can! there is a club night with over 150 clubs that meet, so if you want to make friends or practice hobbies or skills, that's the night for you. there are so many events on campus that you don't want to miss, too! also, every tuesday at 11:00 am, all of campus shuts down for a university devotional or forum (depending on which week it is) where a faculty member or esteemed public figure will come and speak to the students. it is a great time to enjoy learning without being held responsible for homework or tests. it also builds campus unity and helps everyone to relax part-way through the week.

    Great for these types of students

    students who do well here generally are well-motivated, seeking a quality education, friendly and tolerant of others, open to new ideas and experiences, and above all, committed to living a life of honor. this means upholding the honor code, which includes no cheating/lying/stealing of course, but also things like have a clean appearance, staying morally clean, no drinking/smoking/illegal drug use, and obeying curfew. this may seem strict, but it really is there for the students' protection, and it truly does make for a wonderful and safe environment in which to study, to work, and to play.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    byu has an amazing homecoming week every year. it involves traditions like hiking and lighting the y (the mountain with a y on it that you can see from anywhere on campus), 4 dances (informal, semi-formal, and formal), daily contests, free food at lunch, a parade on that saturday morning along with free blue pancakes, and of course a great football game later that day. there also is a parents' weekend when parents are invited to come visit their students and take part in some fun activities, like a family 5k, hiking the y, unlimited bowling, service projects, and much more. there are so many more traditions, but so little space. you just have to be here to experience it all!

    Bang for the buck

    byu is a private school, and tuition for latter-day saints (mormons) is subsidized by the school to make the tuition per year to come out to about $4000. non-lds students (who are totally welcome and encouraged!) are not able to be subsidized by the church, so their tuition is a little higher, about $9200 a year. both of those rates in comparison with the nation's average private school tuition are quite the steal! on top of that, byu is ranked extremely high for its business school, its music and theater programs, its accounting program, its law school, and several other great programs. so, you are not just getting an education for cheap, you are getting a top-notch education for very little money. what a deal!

    What to do for fun

    where to begin?! on campus there is a bowling alley and arcade, along with an extensive bookstore (with plenty more than just books), a floral shop, international cinema, various clubs and teams, intramural teams (with lots of sports, including water polo on inner-tubes), great dances, 3 separate and amazing comedy troupes, a dollar theater, plays, concerts, and oh so much more. off campus there are rock climbing places, trampoline gyms, dances, lots of bowling, a nickel-arcade, ice creams and frozen yogurt shops galore, hiking trails, biking trails, snowboarding and skiing places, an indoor beach/arcade resort, and plenty more if you just look. if you try, you will never be bored here in provo.

    Food and Dining

    no, i am not just giving everything five stars for fun. everything really is 5-star quality. the food court (called the cougareat) is great, and you can purchase anything there with your freshmen meal plan. there are also vending machines (with real food in them, like burritos, bagels, fruits, hot pockets and more) in every building along with handy microwaves, and several classy restaurants around campus that are all also accessible with your meal plan. to top it all off, it is one of the best ways to socialize with other students, and fill up your growling stomach before heading off to class or to take a test.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are amazing, and the whole environment is set up to help freshmen adjust to college easily and to succeed. they just built several new dorms, with more on the way, and the programs available while in the dorms keep any student from being homesick, from getting too bored, and from not having any friends. and best of all, you do not have to sacrifice your standards here in order to have fun. it is the best option out there.

    Academic Rigor

    this school is often colloquially called the harvard of the west, and it really is very challenging. not all majors are that difficult, but the top-notch (and most well-known) ones will require a great amount of effort on your part. however, when you leave byu, you will have received one of the best educations possible, and you will be extremely marketable in the work force.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is extremely competitive to get in, but work your absolute hardest because it is worth it in every way. re-take your act as many times as possible to get the highest scores you can, that is one of the biggest helps. also, be a well-rounded student, with a high gpa, but lots of involvement outside of school as well.

    In three sentences

    byu-provo has the best atmosphere of any university; it is challenging, extremely social, and very virtuous. the students are so friendly, the faculty are very helpful, and there are numerous events going on everyday. the campus is so beautiful, and the services offered are top-of-the-line.

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 34 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for quality education at an affordable price, BYU is the place for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The LDS temple in Provo, though not part of BYU, is an integral part of students’ lives and their devotion to their faith. Only members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with valid recommend can enter these sacred buildings. A phenomenon at BYU is the relatively higher population of married students. Family is at the core of LDS doctrine. Please do not be surprised when you see married couples in their early 20s or young parents of that age.

    What to do for fun

    What to do for fun when you are surrounded by mountains? Hiking is something you could do with a group of friends all year round. There are several locations for you to try out, one of them being the famed Y Mountain. Since you are in the mountains, look into skiing and snowboarding. BYU even offers classes that teach you how to do them. The student government, BYUSA, frequently sponsors events around campus with prizes, fun games, and sometimes free food for the students. When it is all said and done, sports events are your safest bet for a good time. Students can purchase an All-Sports Pass each year that allow them to attend any university athletic event. The Harris Fine Arts Center hosts musicals, recitals, concerts, etc. for those who prefer more artsy activities. With the exceptions of bars, popular gathering places include bowling alleys, mini golf courts, and intramural sports! There are many options for you to choose from and you will not be bored if you seek them out.

    Food and Dining

    Students can choose to have a meal plan for on-campus locations or cook for themselves where facilities are available. The place to get a balanced meal is the Cannon Center, which operate under a buffet-like system. It is a great place to eat, especially if you are new to BYU. There are also familiar food places such as Taco Bell and Subway scattered across and around the campus. Some of the campus buildings also contain restaurants such as the Legend’s Grille and Cafeteria at the Museum of Art. Spend some time explore the campus and you shall some interesting gourmet experiences while you attend school. Last of all, it would not hurt to learn how to cook, or experiment with cooking. College is a great time to explore career options and new things. Culinary experience just another one of those things that adds to your BYU experience.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great here at BYU, especially if you are a freshman. It allows you to make friends closer to your age and may relieve some agitations caused by leaving home for the first time. Due to the religious nature of the university, students will interact with almost everyone in their immediate vicinity. Dorms, as well as other BYU-approved housing, have their rules. There are certain visiting hours for members of the opposite sex, which details the Honor Code outlines. For dorms, there are resident assistants who can guide and help new students. Again, freshmen do not have to live on-campus. If you have friends in town and want to live with them, by all means, have fun! The support system is similar wherever you choose to live around BYU.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU has one of the top business schools in the country. The J. Reuben Clark Law School is among the top law schools in the country. The School of Fine Arts produces world-reputable performers in arts such as ballroom dancing, etc. Since BYU is also one of the universities that produce many graduate degree pursuers, it is providing the higher education sought by career-driven and academic-minded individuals. The optional Spring and Summer Terms allow students to take classes in half the time allotted during the semester, giving students a more challenging environment, and sometimes gain greater progress than peers who only attend classes during Fall and Winter semester. For someone who wants to graduate faster, BYU is definitely a place for consideration. If you are seeking a professional degree, BYU has its own prep courses to help you with the MCAT, LSAT, etc. The costs of these courses are usually a third of what you would pay for big name helpers such as Kaplan.

    Tips for prospective students

    To become a BYU student, a prospective student must understand that the university is a private institution operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Most of the students here will be part of the LDS faith. In other words, religion is very much an integral part of the BYU experience. For someone who is not part of the faith, there will be many unfamiliar terms, practices, and traditions. Religious courses are part of the graduation requirement. Some of them are challenging courses, so do not underestimate them. Another important factor to know about BYU is that it does not have a spring break. This because of the way semesters and terms, essentially half-semesters with accelerated courses, make up the academic calendar. There are two semesters in a school year: Fall and Winter. The two terms, Spring and Summer, are not mandatory; therefore, it is possible for students to have a 4-month summer vacation! Freshmen do not have to live on-campus and they can have cars. Social life is mostly based on wards, a congregation in the Church, especially during the first semester. A great way to get into the groove of things is to enter BYU during the Summer Term when things are more relaxed and you can make some friends before your peers who will come in during Fall. Finally, you must comply to the Honor Code if you wish to stay as an eligible student on campus.

    In three sentences

    If you want quality education with low cost, this is the place for you. There are plenty of activities here and the academics are rigorous. Sports events can be the best things around here.

  • 06/17/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Obviously good for LDS people. However, for those who aren't, it is still a great option if you are looking for a fun-but-not-reeking-of-beer environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Lots of Mormons...

    Bang for the buck

    $4000 a semester? Don't mind if I do.

    Will enjoy being here

    The campus is beautiful with the mountainous landscape stretching in the background. The environment is uplifting and lends itself well to a quality education.

    Will learn a lot

    BYU offers countless degree programs and is very reputable nationwide for most of their programs.

  • 12/05/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 36 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    LDS kids Anyone who wants a school with great education AND morals

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a meal plan. Apply for a LOT of scholarships. Don't be social recluses. Apply for jobs early. Get used to being around a lot of LDS people Do your homework.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is one of the cheapest colleges out there, especially if you are LDS. It is a really great education, especially considering how much it costs. To get the best out of your money, have a meal plan, whether you live on campus or not.

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU is fun as far as college goes, but it can be hard to adjust. Make sure that you enjoy the LDS culture completely. It was really hard for me to be used to be surrounded by Mormons.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU is crazy hard, and you have to be willing to keep it all together. Don't think that just because high school was easy, that this will be too.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It is great for anyone who really wants to learn and have their testimony strengthened. Great for those who are looking for a challenge and want a great education while making fantastic friends and being surrounded by people who really care about you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do the readings in your classes and manage your time wisely and you will do just fine. It is a great school so make the most of it.

    Bang for the buck

    The price i pay for my education is cheaper than a lot of schools but it is still expensive. However, i think i got more than my moneys worth at BYU. I learn so much and i feel like i will be well prepared to go out into the real world and work.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere of the school i am learning so much, making so many good friends and i am in a very safe environment. I love being out at school so much.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are challenging but they push you to be your best and the TAs and the teachers really care about their students. You can get help whenever you need them.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 38 of 448

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you were hard-working, driven, and dedicated to academics in high school, then BYU is the place for you. It is not the place if you are lazy and like to be spoon-fed. Independence and motivation are two very important traits to have if you are coming to BYU. However, I was one of the straight A students in high school, and I have really had to work. Don't come expecting college to be a breeze. It's not!! But, if you set your mind to it, you really can accomplish a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    There are so many little things that I wish I would have known before coming to BYU. First of all, NEVER take the 8 a.m. or late night classes. It's impossible to stay attentive! If possible, schedule all of your classes close together, and early in the day so that you have the rest of the day to study. Spreading your classes out over the whole day just leaves you with little pockets of precious time to waste. Also, take as much advantage of the TAs as you can!! They will become one of your best resources! Many classes will have upwards of 200 students, so one-on-one time with the professor will be extremely limited. Get to know your TA! Be friendly! You never know what kind of person you'll sit next to!

    Bang for the buck

    Well, BYU holds the top standard for students. You'll hear lots of complaining about the number of scholarships given out, and how hard they are to keep. However, whether or not you are on scholarship at BYU, the education is worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being at BYU. There is a drive present among all the students that really motivates you to work your hardest, and achieve anything and everything that you want to. Being around so many people that hold the same standards that you do is also a comforting feeling, and makes the entire college experience a little more bearable.

    Am learning a lot

    I felt like in high school, there wasn't much real learning going on. The majority of classes simply required a regurgitation of the information spelled out on a power point. College is a different ball game. In order to succeed, you must actually take in information-become truly EDUCATED. I have learned more in college than I ever learned in high school.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During Homecoming week, there are lots of activities every day of the week like True Blue where they put lots of blue foam on one of the fields and people go down a slip and slide and have fun in the foam.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs on campus, such as Hip-Hop club, Ping Pong club, Swing Dance club, and lots of others. Those are mostly on Tuesdays. Then there are groups to join like Choose2Give. The church groups have activities every once in a while too. There are plenty of things to be involved in on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are great ways to get good food, especially the Cannon Center. The Cougareat is the food court at BYU and it has a variety of food to choose from. There are also plenty of vending machines around campus with a variety of snacks to pick from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun because the Resident Advisers are willing to help with school and social life, it is easy to find friends in your same situation, and because it is easy to find activities and fun things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, but if you attend class, do your homework, and ask for help when you need it, then it is not too bad. Some classes are easier, but definitely worth doing your best in instead of gliding through.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate. Ask the teachers for help as well as the TAs; they are willing to help you. Get involved in something that you will enjoy. Take fun classes too.

    In three sentences

    BYU has a great environment and atmosphere. It is a great place to learn and the teachers are willing to help. There are so many activities to go to, that you have the chance to always be busy and have fun.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is definitely one of the safest campuses around! Crime rates are very low and most of the students and faculty are friendly and trustworthy.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want more than just academic enlightenment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU is a religious private school so obviously that is different. Religion classes are required and the Honor Code may seem strict to some. Every Tuesday we also have a devotional or forum where we get to hear and learn from awesome and uplifting speakers.

    What to do for fun

    BYU is a huge dating school. There isn't much of a night life because we all have high standards, but there are lots of place to go and hang out.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food and a big variety.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is so friendly and social. Just don't get too caught up in the fun and forget about studying!

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is academically challenging and worth while. It prepares you for the next step.

    Tips for prospective students

    My best advice I can give is be patient with yourself and don't give up! THe first semester is hard because students are all learning how to take college classes while living on their own. Find a good balance between social life and school.

    In three sentences

    BYU is an amazing school. It's tough, but worth it. The students and faculty here are always friendly and the Church integration is uplifting.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 41 of 448

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police do a really good job of keeping campus safe. There are emergency call buttons everywhere on campus. It is also well lit at night, and if you need to, the police will give you an escort to your destination.

    Clubs and Activities

    With over 60 clubs on campus, there is something for everyone! BYU really focuses on foreign language, so there is pretty much a club for every language. There are also intramural sports such as volleyball and basketball and extramural sports such as rugby and lacrosse.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for hard workers, enthusiastic learners, and people with high moral values.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One cool tradition is that every Sunday night at 10, you can do what is called tunnel singing. People congregate in one of the big tunnels on campus and sing religious songs. Because of the echoes, it is said that you can hear the singing across campus.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun at the BYU! Hiking up to the Y, going to sporting events, seeing plays at the Harris Fine Arts Center, seeing movies at the International Cinema. BYU also offers over 60 clubs. There are no excuses for not getting involved in some kind of activity!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options on campus food-wise. My favorite was the Cougar-eat food court. There is a place with a super-yummy southwest chicken salad!

    Dorm Life

    Love it!! The Resident Assistants are so helpful! They really want you to feel like you are at home. Just be aware that it is usually, though not always, freshmen that live on campus. So, if you are looking to chill with the big fish, you probably would be better off living off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Don't walk in expecting academic life to be breezy. Academics at BYU are top notch; you have to work for every grade!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are seriously considering BYU as your next school, be aware of the Honor Code that you are asked to live by. Read through it and decide whether or not you are willing to live by it. If not, don't even apply because if you get in and then don't want to live by it, you will not have the best experience.

    In three sentences

    I feel very safe on campus. I love the academic atmosphere. I wish there weren't so many hills!

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Never been scared before...very calm safe campus and neighborhood.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of options. I love the Intramural sports

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, fun-loving, sociable, smart, motivated students will love it here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's a very 'mormon' tradition here.

    Bang for the buck

    You won't get a better deal. A top notch education for maybe 20% the cost of a different major private school. So great.

    What to do for fun

    BYU football and basketball! Dances, Church outings, the Loft! So many possibilities!

    Food and Dining

    Some okay restaurants in the vicinity of the school and in the CougarEat, but nothing special.

    Dorm Life

    It's a dry campus, but the dorms are a blast anyways! I loved it, and I am still good friends with all 50 of my hallmates!

    Academic Rigor

    Good classes, requires a lot of work, but well worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are willing to keep the honor code. Prepare for college classes. Live in the dorms your freshman year. Go to EVERY sporting event! They are a blast!

    In three sentences

    A great place to grow. A great place to learn. A great place to get married.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 448

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    More than 100 different clubs to join and be a part of.

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality of education that you receive the tuition cost is quite low.

    What to do for fun

    Dances, movie theater, academic clubs, bowling alley, international cinema and much more.

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining is good but could use a little more variety.

    Dorm Life

    Plenty to do for those that want it. Places to study for those that don't.

    Academic Rigor

    Plan 2 hours per credit hour for study and homework to get an average grade. For and A plan at least 3 hours.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to study, then plan out your college career your first semester.

    In three sentences

    Provides an atmosphere deep and lifelong learning. Demands the utmost character of the students. Has an atmosphere that fuels the desire to do better.

  • 05/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 448

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    Campus Safety

    The police at BYU are very good. They do their job well. I feel safe there as much as I do at my own home.

    Greek Life

    They teach Greek! But the closest thing we have to greek life or brotherhood there are the clubs and our faith. Other than that, not much greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities. If you aren't involved in any, its because you haven't tried. There are so many random clubs that even I cannot name them all. However, Brigham Young University is very good at making sure that you know where to go to find them. The orientations at BYU are phenomenal!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to get out what they put in. Students who want to work with inspiring professors who care about you. Students who want an environment that you can feel protected in. A student who wants to be intellectually smart, spiritually strong and a sense of care from others.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are very strong in our faith and make that priority here.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young University is pricey, but considering what you get for it. Every dime is worth it, if you put in the effort. I have seen many people succeed who come out of Brigham Young University. I am honored to graduate from BYU.

    What to do for fun

    They have a bowling area for only $1 on Mondays and $2 the rest of the week. There are also really good cards you can buy if you are in the Honor's society that allows you to go to concerts, art shows and others for very affordable prices, even for students. There also are mountains to climb and others. Being here can be fun if you plan for it.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of restaurants to go to. There is a starving students card that allows you to get a lot of food and do a lot of activities for a much lower price!

    Dorm Life

    I have not lived in the dorms of Brigham Young University. This rating is from what I have only heard. They don't seem like they are bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors make the classes rigorous. If you want to get an A, you MUST work for it. They don't just give it to you on a silver platter. If you give them respect, they bend over backwards for you. Building a relationship with the professors will help you overcome the rigorous work they ask of.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to work hard. Plan ahead; use a calendar. Make sure you do not get behind in any assignment if you want to do well. Don't complain about anything, just make plans to do what the professors ask of you, and you will not regret it.

    In three sentences

    A very prestigious University. One whose values are aligned to mine. I am confident in my success as a graduate from Brigham Young University!

  • 05/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 448

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    Campus Safety

    BYU has it's own police force with many call stations all over campus. If you're ever stuck at the library studying late, you can call to have two students, a male and a female, walk you home to your dorm. Those who attend BYU tend to be kind, friendly people and you should feel comfortable on campus. If anything should happen there are many resources to help resolve the situation.

    Greek Life

    BYU is a private University of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so there are no fraternities or sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone on campus and if you suspect that maybe there isn't the exact club you want, be a pioneer and start your own. You can be involved in student government, BYU Student Association, or the Service Council. Even if you don't find a club membership to join, there are always school-wide activities in the Wilkinson Center or on Brigham Square.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a place for everyone on campus whether you want to be in comic book club, perform as part of one of the Universities celebrated musical ensembles, or if you just like to find a quite space in the library to keep up with your studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's definitely a tradition to Hike the Y. If you can, participate in the tradition of Lighting the Y at the beginning of each Fall semester. Also the Creamery is a wonderful place on campus and if you're a freshman don't miss the reveal of your Class Ice Cream Flavor. If there is a rivalry Football game against the University of Utah, campout at the stadium to get a seat and to guard the Cougar statue from the Utes.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is a highly rated, accredited University and total cost for the year isn't more than $4,500 for member of the LDS Church. The school has wonderful resources and an excellent faculty all dedicated to the success of students.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking the Y is a must for any true blue BYU Cougar. If you like sports get the all-sports ROC (Roar of Cougars) pass so you can attend any game on campus whether it is football, soccer, baseball, volleyball, and more; rivalry games are always fun. Check out the different clubs on campus and keep your ears pealed for events in the Wilkinson Center or performances in the Harris Fine Arts Center and don't miss the cool hangout at The Wall restaurant and game center.

    Food and Dining

    The University's meal plans are rather expensive for what they offer and the money is not refundable. If you don't use it all, you lose it. I recommend housing with a kitchen included so you can do your own cooking.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at BYU is very social. There are many activities organized by the RAs throughout the year to help you be involved in your housing complex and you will get to know others through church attendance. Make sure to keep your dorms clean or cleaning checks can turn into a nightmare.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is no cake walk, even general classes are designed to test you and help you grow and expand. If you take advantage of your time in the classroom and in lab classes, you will find that the University offers you many resources to help you succeed. Keep in mind the greater purpose of the school Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get involved in something you can be passionate about that you can continue at the University. Earning AP credit hours in High School will help take care of a lot of your generals. Also, start your application process early because registration dates for housing are determined by when you applied.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a a great college if you are looking for a clean environment in which teachers and students alike strive to give back to the world around them. BYU's academic programs are excellent are there are many opportunities to get involved in extracurriculars and service work on campus. There is a niche for everyone at BYU.

  • 05/21/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Work hard and are looking for a great and spiritual college environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard during high school because it is kind of hard to get in and even harder to get scholarships.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU was one of the least expensive of my list of colleges and really seems to give me what I want (which is a way to prepare for medical school).

    Will enjoy being here

    I loved visiting Utah and BYU. The environment is so uplifting.

    Will learn a lot

    BYU seems to have so many wonderful opprotunities and so many different and interesting classes.

  • 05/23/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    BYU is a school that is for academically minded students, and if you just stay on top of your homework you will do just fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! Not just in your books either. Find a club, group, something, and get to know people!

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to learn in a positive environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus, live in the dorms, keep up your grades, and raise your test scores whenever possible. Also, it might be a good idea to read up on LDS scripture if you are not a member. The religious experience at BYU is a significant aspect of the university's culture, and if you don't know about the church, you might miss out on some great opportunities for spiritual growth.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU's tuition is cheaper than other schools, especially for members of the LDS Church because our families pay regular tithing to the church. Personally, I think the tuition is great for the education you will get at BYU. Many prestigious Universities ask for much more tuition money than BYU does, yet you can get the same education offered at any other top-rated University at good 'ol BYU.

    Will enjoy being here

    Entering any college as a freshman is intimidating, other than that, BYU is a great place to be. I loved visiting the campus because almost everyone is very kind and always willing to include people. Also, because extracurricular activities are so abundant at BYU, new Freshmen can feel like they have an instant group of friends.

    Will learn a lot

    Judging by what I have observed of BYU, I am confident that I will learn a lot there. The teachers truly care about the students and are serious about providing their pupils with a quality education. Last summer, I attended the BYU Summerfest and found BYU to be a place where teachers know what they are talking about and students are serious about higher education.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People with strong values, and everyone else!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is definitely on the low end here, and for one of the most popular and praised universities in the country!

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone here is super friendly - you'll have tons of friends in no time! BYU has tons of free and cheap events all the time, and plus there's tons of great outdoor activities to do year around! Don't worry about being bored with school work!

    Am learning a lot

    BYU has some of the best teachers in the country, just check Rate My Professors! These professors love and live what they teach, which makes your learning even easier! I've never had a teach that's been unwilling to help your learning in any way.

  • 06/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 448

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply before the priority deadline, but take your time on the essays, aka don't turn it in on the day it becomes available.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Non-smoking, non-drinking, high moral standard students who sincerely want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honor the Honor Code.

    Bang for the buck

    I had fun. I enjoyed living off campus rather than in the dorms (I did both), because if I wanted the social life I could find it, but living off campus, it was less likely to find me if I wanted to study. NOT a party school, in the the typical sense of the words. Plenty of parties with no subtance abuse or immorality.

    Did enjoy being here

    Great cultural events, church student wards.

    Did learn a lot

    I loved BYU, and the high standards. It's been many years since I graduated.

  • 06/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for a friendly environment with high moral standards this is the best place to go. Some may thing the Honor Code is too hard to keep but I guarantee you won't be sorry if you keep to it and not just for college. You learn some life long lessons. If you want to learn and get a great education this is the place to go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a look around! Don't be shy to talk to your professors and TA's. BYU is a fairly localized campus and though it is big you don't have to worry about traveling too far to get from one class to the next. Also, don't forget, college isn't just about academic work. You have to go out and do some activities to stay sane. BYU has just about any activity you can think of. Have some fun!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is an extremely prestigious college for a really great price. Even if you're not LDS the tuition is still extremely affordable. Look at what Harvard, Stanford or Yale charge in tuition and you'll realize just how fantastically affordable BYU really is!

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many things to do! I myself love dancing and have participated in many of BYU's Ballroom Dance activities they provide. I've taken classes, gone to the clubs, and participated in mock and national competitions. Some of my best memories come from these activities, but there are so many more offered that will fit any person. Visit BYU's club site and you can search their various clubs. Not all activities are listed there. Once you arrive and start meeting new people you'll find many more activities.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are intellectually challenging but worth it! They're fun and the professors are fantastic. Many of the classes, especially the large/difficult classes have what are called TA's (teacher's assistants) who are a heap of help! The professors are more than willing to work the the students and often work one-on-one. They're very helpful and I've learned so much. Definitely worth getting an education here!

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Latter-day Saints, anyone interested in going into Accounting, Business, Law, or Animation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is a relatively inexpensive university, there is no out of state tuition!

    Am enjoying being here

    Sometimes I feel that BYU is a small town where everyone knows everyone else and everything about every aspect of their lives. Gossip spreads quickly, and though I have never been a victim of this kind of gossip, I find it hard to be in an environment like this for extended periods of time.

    Am learning a lot

    I've heard BYU referred to as the Harvard of the West. True to this phrase, BYU is an intensive university that requires a lot of its students. There is a wide range of classes available, I have a hard time choosing which classes to take each semester! I learn a lot in my classes because I choose to apply myself and learn.

  • 06/08/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    LDS Church Members and Everyone who understands and will live by (While at BYU) the Honor code. :)

    Tips for prospective students

    Go Check It Out. It's Great.

    Bang for the buck

    If your LDS (Latter Day Saint), then the tuition is less expensive, but if your a non-member then for a Private College it still is good.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have never been to Utah yet (Going within the next few months) but, I have seen pictures and it is So beautiful, I have heard that the campus is so stunning and i can only imagine how the Temple looks! Their is so many things to do their and the seasons are great!

    Will learn a lot

    I have read from fellow reviewers that the Education here is Great! you will learn from not only your Professors ,but your peers as well.

  • 06/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I've seen the prices for many schools and BYU has one of the lowest per-semester tuition costs. Thanks to this, I won't need as much money and won't have to worry about scholarships as much. Plus, I hear that their financial aid office is extremely helpful.

    Will enjoy being here

    I've seen all the activities there and I'm looking forward to it. I've attended their public events, such as Young Ambassador concerts, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band concerts, and all of their sports games. I am soooooooo excited!

    Will learn a lot

    I know several people that attended BYU and, from what I've seen, their programs are extremely helpful in all fields of study. My sister that attended BYU became a math teacher and her students learned alot.

  • 06/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hope you love the cold, because it gets icy and windy, so dress warmly or you'll get sick. if you want to be in an environment where you feel the spirit, come here. The religion classes are great and the testing center is pretty relaxing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you REALLY want to come. Have a reason besides cheap tuition. I think you'll have a better experience if you really want to take advantage of the opportunities BYU can give you. Also, if you need something done, do it yourself. Walk into the office and talk to the person or make an appointment. Emailing isn't very effective, campus isn't far, just go and peruse, if you can't call. There are hills to get to main campus, so...good luck.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition if pretty cheap compared to other places and is cheaper than other state's in-state school tuition. If you want to save money, a good thing to do is rent an apartment with some roommates. if not freshman year, definitely sophomore. Housing on campus is expensive. Try to buy things off campus, b/c everything is pretty overpriced. If you are in the dorms, like Helaman Halls, do the Dining Plus meal plan. You have a more variety to choose from w/ more money and you can buy better food.

    Am enjoying being here

    Most people seem to enjoy it here. If your not from Utah, it make take some time to get use to the 100% Mormon atmosphere. If you are having trouble fitting in or getting use to your classes, go and check out the Counseling and Career Center. This place is fantastic and so are the people. There are many things to go to in campus. Check out the clubs and the international cinema (it's free). Education in Zion in the JFSB is a fun place to learn about BYU and how it came to be. There are free concerts and cheap shows that are pretty easy to afford. Have fun and don't let stress get to you.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are interesting and the teachers usually try to make the class fun, or at least enjoyable. you have to really study. Take advantage of the study rooms and go to reviews if the teacher offers them. Form study groups and pay attention to what your Freshman Mentor tells you. Though many of your friends might not like freshman mentoring, the mentors can give you, or find for you information to make your experience at BYU less confusing than if you were on your own.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who are committed to their education, but are open to having some clean fun along the way will do well here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not a last minute application school, you have to plan to apply because acceptance is so competitive. Get good grades, take the ACT (with writing is a good idea), and stay clean religiously.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who aren't looking to party too hard. Students aren't supposed to use drugs or alcohol. This is the one of the most sober campuses in America and focuses more on having fun without using substances. BYU has incredible programs. It has one of the best business schools in the nation, and many of their other schools are comparable to the very best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be outgoing! Everyone here is willing to be your friend. This is one of the most social campuses I have ever seen. If you catch anyone's eye, they'll smile at you warmly and you'll know you belong. Be proactive. I went through high school having everything spoon-fed to me. Clubs would approach me to join and teachers would let me know of good opportunities to branch out. In college, you'll have to be a lot more self-reliant. Visit the volunteering office to get involved, or check out the info boards placed all around campus to get the most of your college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a ridiculously cheap school because the LDS church subsidizes much of the tuition costs. You get an incredibly high-quality education for a very low price. I know very few people who attend this school who have to resort to student loans because it is so affordable. Despite the low costs, BYU is one of the best schools in the nation according to many of the most-trusted raters. In many cases, it's an Ivy League education for a community college cost.

    Am enjoying being here

    People here are so friendly, I'm learning new things, professors will go out of their way to talk with you if you show interest, and campus life is great. There are so many opportunities to take advantage of, such as study abroads offered by the university, and fun activities to be a part of, such as dances and concerts that are regularly offered.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU offers very good education. However, I haven't felt challenged to my fullest potential yet, despite taking honors classes. I expect to reach that point when I enroll in higher level classes (I'm writing this as I'm about to become a Junior). Classes and workloads are definitely manageable, and professors know their stuff and often incorporate ways besides lectures to teach. There are so many things to learn here, and BYU does a great job of teaching them.

  • 06/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mormons, but anybody with high moral standards would thrive here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on the ACT. Don't mess around throughout the school year, as your grades will fall.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth it. Employers know that graduates coming from BYU are hard-workers and will be more willing to hire those graduates. In addition to the high quality education.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are wonderful people there and a lot of clubs to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU has a broad expanse of classes available, covering all sorts of topics.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for LDS members and it is also great for people with High Moral standards that want a great education!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are worried about getting in....apply summer. Summer is a great semester to start and there is so much time to get to know campus and what there is to do that it is a perfect time to start.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is definitely the most band for the buck for a Private University! If you are member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints then it is even better!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the atmosphere her at BYU! Everyone is so fun-loving and nice! There is always something fun to do, when you are done studying of course haha

    Am learning a lot

    The classes are definitely challenging there is doubt about that, but i am learning a lot. As long as you study and go to class like you are supposed to you get a lot out of it!

  • 07/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone looking for a university with adventure, great education, amazing teachers, and a family of loyal friends would be more than happy here!

    Tips for prospective students

    Service and volunteer work. The people are so kind here, they like seeing a good long list of things you have done for others! Keep your grades up, and serve as much as you can.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality education here that you get for this price, is incredible. I cannot express how much I feel that this is the best choice for me, and hope that my sister, Rebekah (Thanks for letting me use your profile by the way) can understand why I left home to come here. I know that this is not only the best place for me, but also my wallet.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here. The whole place is beautiful and the people are all so kind and friendly. The mountains near by provide great beauty and entertainment with all the activities you get to do up there. I will miss this place if I have to leave.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU challenges me and pushes me to where I want my life to be. The staff is amazing, the classes push you, and you have the wonderful outsides activities and friends to go with it.

  • 07/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for driven, positive, and hard working students who have a firm testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your GPA up, go to seminary, be really involved in extracurricular activities, and study really hard for your ACT tests. If your scores are high enough, you can get a nice scholarship!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is so cheap! Even if you aren't a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the tuition is way less expensive than other colleges.

    Will enjoy being here

    I have always wanted to go to BYU. I have several friends there who absolutely love it, and I have visited the campus many many times. I am sure I will have an awesome time!

    Will learn a lot

    From what I have heard and read, the professors at BYU are fabulous and are great teachers. I know it will be very challenging, but I am excited to learn more.

  • 07/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want a moral environment. It is great for those who believe that God cares about there education and can help them succeed. Great School for those who love Accounting and Business. For those young men who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who plan on being a missionary for a period of 2 years, this is a great school that easily will defer enrollment and scholarships for that 2 year period. For those who are members of that church and pay tithing its cheaper tuition, instead of out of state/in state costs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for the religious aspects of this school. Pray usually starts each class period. Take the religious classes with Randy L. Bott. It is legendary. You will transition from high school to college easily if you enroll in Freshman Academy. That helped me. They even reserve housing for you because it so hard to find housing sometimes. Make sure you have a GPA around 3.7 and at least a 27 ACT score to get in.

    Bang for the buck

    This is definitely worth the money. Great value of education for what you pay. Tuition/housing/books for this next year (Fall 2011- Winter 2012) will be from 8,000 to 9,000 and that not bad. That actually something I could afford with a partial scholarship and working full-time over the summer. I'm not expecting my parents to pay any of this!

    Am enjoying being here

    My freshman year here at Brigham Young University was the most enjoyable time I had in my life! What adds to this great statement is that it was good clean fun. There was no drinking, no drugs, smoking, and nothing provocative Most people think that's what you need to have fun. They have a lot of activities for freshman to help them meet new people. I love to go to the dances on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Wow, I felt like I grew intellectually, spiritually, and in maturity my first semester. I took American Heritage and Writing & Rhetoric. These classes really challenged me to work hard and study. Thankfully they have resources that we can go to on our spare time so that we can understand the subject better and have help in our assignments. Writing a persuasive paper in writing and rhetoric was challenging and they have a resource center that a counselor will review with your paper and help you pinpoint what you can work on, how you personally can improve on the assignment. Physical Sciences put the PowerPoints they showed us in class online so that we can study them on our own if we missed anything in class. The truly do all they can to aid in you learning experience.

  • 07/07/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for people who love the gospel of the Lord, enjoy being around wholesome people, don't mind an active dating life, and are looking for a great learning experience!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say take a campus visit! Once you've been there you will not want to leave. And don't be afraid to start applying for scholarships now. It's never too early to start saving for college.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is one of the cheapest 4 year universities out there. Granted it is not THE cheapest, but thanks to the church contribution the tuition is one of the lowest around. Housing is a little bit pricey, but it's worth it. I would just advise to start saving now, because you're gonna need that money sooner than you think you will. Overall it is an inexpensive university.

    Will enjoy being here

    I love the campus! It has one of the greatest feelings I have ever found on a campus! The people are always so nice and helpful, it's a clean environment, and there is so much to do. It is very easy to navigate and very user friendly. I just love being in Provo!

    Will learn a lot

    I am so excited for all I will be learning at BYU. I have talked with both my parents about their experiences there and the one thing that my dad always brings up is how amazing it is to start a science class or a math class with prayer. I know that because this is an institution of the Lord that my learning experience will be much better here than it could be anywhere else! I cannot wait to learn everything I possibly can!!

  • 07/08/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for any student who doesn't want to pay much for college, who wants to attend school in Utah, and who likes to hold a high standard for themselves.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the minimal amount of classes you can so you aren't overwhelmed with the work. Go to every class. Some professors take attendance and others don't but by going to class you are more likely to pass a class and learn something. If you feel stressed or need help/advice go to the academic advisor offices, they are to help you and really want you to succeed in school. Your first year is critical to how successful your college career will be. Don't blow off homework or classes just to attend a social event, you will pay for it with your GPA.

    Bang for the buck

    This is such a life-saver!! Money is a big problem with the economy we have no. With the reduced cost of the college year plus a scholarship, federal grants and loans really help to pay for college. It's a really cheap school for everyone who wants to attend. BYU also offers many job opportunities on-campus for students. If those jobs don't work for you there is a mall to the north and one to the south of the BYU campus as well as shops and restaurants in between. There's always some way to cover the costs. It really is cheap for the type of education you receive.

    Will enjoy being here

    I know I will enjoy being here because I attended the SOAR program here and had a blast. I also have many friends already attending or will be attending BYU and it will be more of a reunion, besides, I can get a few tips from the older ones :)

    Academic Rigor

    Learning really depends on the student. If you don't understand something go to your professor or TA they want you to do well in class and are willing to help you where they can. Going to class with a positive attitude and leaving all your problems outside is key to learning and understanding the material. There is so much you can learn from your professors and even more that you can learn from your fellow students.

  • 07/09/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I'm really hoping on scholarships from both BYU and other places to get me mostly through college and i know that the money i get from them and any money my parents or i will put forward will be completely worth it!

    Will enjoy being here

    I was on campus for an EFY a couple of weeks ago and the feeling the campus gave me has really helped me to think that I really need to go to BYU. It was comfortable, i felt safe, and i was able to enjoy myself even though i was away from home.

    Will learn a lot

    I'm excited to work more on my plans to go to BYU. I know that i will learn a lot. Right now I'm not for sure on a major, but i know that being at BYU will help me get the right one for me and my life! :D

  • 07/10/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want to party, without the alcohol and drugs. Also good for students willing to work hard, because you will have to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join a club. Get involved on campus. It seems cliche, but it'll help you find your place in the overwhelmingly huge student body. Plus, it will look really good on job applications, and grad school applications, if you need it.

    Bang for the buck

    It's one of the cheapest private universities you can go to. Just around $2200 a semester? Not bad.

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU is fun. It's a crazy, weird, unique brand of fun. It's a completely dry campus, where the students don't even want to drink, so we find our fun in late night ice cream trips and Latin dancing. LOTS of Latin dancing.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU classes are challenging. There is no doubt about that. You WILL struggle to pass your GE's. But you do learn a lot. You'll come out of your GE's knowing way more about physics and government than you ever wanted to. Or maybe you did want to. I don't know.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    As any school is, Brigham Young University is what you make of it. I have had friends come here who I have thought would do well in this kind of environment and yet within weeks they are at another school. I also know people who say they never thought about BYU as a young teenager and only came to make their parents happy, yet they love it. If you make it a great college, then you'll enjoy the school 10 times better than those who have a bad attitude about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!! I loved high school because I was always going to the sporting events, or the choir and dance concerts. As mentioned earlier, it's harder to know about all of the things going on in college, but when you do hear about something, make an effort to get yourself there. Also take advantage of the library, my first semester I felt like I was too cool for the library and therefor never stepped foot in it. By the time second semester came around, I realized that the library became a second home to me. My study habits improved 100%.

    Bang for the buck

    It's always hard to pay a lot of money to attend any type of school. Although tuition can be expensive, I would highly recommend choosing BYU over any other college. When I paid tuition last year, I didn't feel like it was a waste at all. In fact I was very satisfied with the knowledge that I learned and the small amount of money I paid. I also felt good to know that my tuition money is helping to keep this campus beautiful and I wouldn't have it any other way. Try to able for as many scholarships as you can while at BYU, any amount of money will help!

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment on Brigham Young University's campus is enjoyable for everyone. I am a quiet person, yet I have managed to meet so many new friends because of the freshman mentoring program and the other various events that go on around campus each week. There are several activities to attend during each semester, but you have to make an effort to go to them in order to enjoy this school like I have. College is a lot bigger than high school, and therefore it's harder for people to communicate activities, but if you read the newspaper and look at the fliers, you will have a memorable experience at BYU just like I did.

    Am learning a lot

    Although it doesn't come easy, the knowledge I gained from my first year at Brigham Young University is incredible. All through high school I studied really hard and thought that I knew a lot, but once I got to BYU I was introduced to a whole new world of learning. As in all things, the amount of learning comes from each individual. You have to listen carefully to each lecture, you have to read the textbooks and other class materials, you are responsible to ask questions. I have learned that if you show the teacher you are interested in learning, then they will take the time to help you.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I think that for the experiences you will gain by attending BYU it is well worth the price. There are also several student housing options to fit every budget!

    Will enjoy being here

    BYU holds their students to high standards. Students are expected to follow all the rules, and there are consequences for not. This allows students a great learning environment and the opportunity to improve themselves.

    Will learn a lot

    There are so many different programs and degrees offered at BYU. There are classes here for everyone!

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    BYU students are TYPICALLY very disciplined, hardworking, and preppy. They manage their time and schedules very well, using all their energy to work and study super hard, and then party even harder (in a clean LDS standard kind of way). There is an Honor Code all students are required to live by which includes abstaining from liquor, tobacco, drugs, law-breaking, and sexual immorality of any degree or sort, but this code doesn't in any way inhibit BYU student's abilities to have fun. Most students are known for being extremely enthusiastic and fun-loving (believe me, if you can't imagine what kind of fun they could possibly have just come for a week and you'll find out very quickly), but equally hard-working. Graduate schools and big businesses are aware of BYU's reputation for producing great students and workers, so if you come here you'd better be ready to live up to that. However, the student body is really large enough that you'll find a large group of any personality type.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, and familiarize yourself with BYU's acceptance criteria. The average accepted BYU student has a 3.8 GPA and a 27 ACT (1860 SAT equivalent). That is a pretty tall order, but with some hard work and discipline its very attainable. The deal is, there are so many students who want to attend BYU (which was rated the #1 most popular US University in 2010) that BYU simply can't accommodate them all, so its extremely competitive admission. If you can get a 3.75 GPA, and a 26 or 27 ACT (or SAT equivalent) supplemented by an impressive list of extracurricular activities and leadership positions, this will almost guarantee you admission (NOT scholarships, just admission although you really won't need much scholarship money to pay for BYU). If you do get in, congratulate yourself because when they say in your acceptance letter that you've joined a select group of students they really mean it. *Note: Also, if you can play basketball like Jimmer Fredette, that could get you into BYU pretty quickly as well.

    Bang for the buck

    For being such a prestigious and academically challenging school, BYU is jaw-droppingly (that is a word now) affordable school, with total expenses between 10-17 thousand dollars for a whole year, depending on your housing, whether you're LDS or not, and on whether or not you cook for yourself. For me, an LDS student cooking for himself and living on campus, I expect my expenses to be around 10 1/2 thousand dollars (including supplies, tuition, and living expenses). Very affordable.

    Will enjoy being here

    Absolutely. There are so many opportunities go out and have fun on campus (movies, shows, games, dances, eat outs, concerts, socials, etc. all VERY affordable for a dirt poor college student) that you have to be very disciplined to avoid getting distracted from your studies.

    Will learn a lot

    Based on the online student and staff reviews of my professors and classes, I anticipate learning a great deal while at BYU. I am especially excited to be able to select from a wide variety of classes to fit my own personal learning interests. Also, BYU's Harold B. Lee library is an amazing place to study (the best corner of the library is reserved for Freshmen only) with all sorts of resources and study pockets. In fact, it was rated in 2010 as the 3rd best college library in the USA.

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's worth every penny.

    Will enjoy being here

    I'm very excited to apply to BYU! I really hope that I get to go. My parents both attended (and met) here. They loved it and are excited that I want to go, too.

    Will learn a lot

    I'm excited to learn all that I can while in college!

  • 07/20/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for individuals with high standards and morals, who know what they want to do with their life, and just want to have good, clean fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself and study hard. You'll find BYU has a lot of people there for reasons just like you!

    Bang for the buck

    At less than $5,000 a year for tuition, with top-of-the-line facilities and a wide array of classes, this college is definitely worth it!

    Will enjoy being here

    I'm sure to enjoy the amazing people there. They have amazingly high standards, plus I've already met a few of my roommates.

    Will learn a lot

    BYU has amazing classes and awesome professors. I can't wait to be there in the Fall!

  • 07/25/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Business majors (especially accounting).

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and make sure you have a high ACT/SAT score and GPA.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is a relatively cheap school, compared to other schools that are as prestigious as BYU.

    Will enjoy being here

    BYU is a beautiful campus with lots of nature and fresh crisp air.

    Will learn a lot

    BYU is responsible for the most prestigious academic programs in the nation.

  • 07/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are hard working and want to be in an environment that is tailored to getting the best education possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Well... I am a prospective student soooo... Not sure I should give tips. BUT, I do know this. Do not fall behind and always always always be prepared. Going in without any previous knowledge or a determination to do well will get you no where fast.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU, comparatively, is really inexpensive! For such a great education, there is not a better deal out there!

    Will enjoy being here

    I know BYU is freaking amazing, and I haven't even been there yet! There are just so many opportunities and awesome things going on every week! The people are so friendly and all around amazing, the campus is gorgeous, the study abroad programs are to die for, the performance groups are pretty much the most extraordinary thing I have ever seen, AND there are sign ups going around for Dumbledore's Army and the bell tower plays Hedwig's Theme. It doesn't get better than that!

    Will learn a lot

    From what I've heard, the classes at BYU are really challenging, but sooo educational. The environment is amazing and really fosters excellent learning experiences.

  • 08/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you have strong Christian values and wanted to avoid the crazy party scene, then this is the place. There is a good balance of education and clean fun. Also, you should be a hard worker. BYU has a very high academic level, so it can be challenging, but it is very worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There are so many opportunities, don't let them pass you by. Meet people and network. Talk to your teachers. They want to help you, so don't be afraid to ask for it.

    Bang for the buck

    You get a very unique education at a fairly decent price. The university offers many scholarships as well that makes it even more affordable.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is great. There is a lot of good, clean fun. There are so many activities for students to do with the school, clubs, ward, and housing complexes. For outdoor enthusiasts like myself it is great because campus is so close to the mountains.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are very knowledgeable and excited about their subjects. Most teachers do research in their fields and therefore have real life examples of what they are teaching. There are classes on so many different topics. Like anything, you'll get out of it what you put into it. Also, because of the honor code you can focus on your studies without being distracted by roommates drinking or messing around.

  • 09/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for LDS students, Christian students, or students who don't want to have to deal with the typical college party scene. Also great for students who are serious about their studies, and want to get the most out of their education. If you still are wondering about this whole LDS nonsense, visit http://www.mormon.org to find out more. It really isn't so bad chilling with a bunch of us.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are unsure about whether you want to go to BYU, try and visit the campus and attend a forum or devotional. If you're still young enough, see if you can attend EFY here. Also, don't think that the Utah Mormon bubble will have a huge effect on most things. BYU encourages more out-of-state students to attend than in-state, so the majority of LDS students you're dealing with were one of a handful of Mormons at their High School. Not to mention, it's kind of hard to get in (so keep those grades up!) so most of the students are rather intelligent as well.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition here is mega cheap! At only $2280 per semester for LDS students, and $4560 per semester for non-LDS students, you won't find tuition so cheap at a private college, especially if you're out of state. And, if you're a great student, you might likely get a half-tuition or full-tuition scholarship. Living on-campus is a little pricey compared to the cheapness of tuition, but it's definitely more than worth it! The meal plans are also excellent, and the food at the Canon center is delicious!

    Am enjoying being here

    Now that I am here, I could not imagine myself at any other school. I've heard several other students say the same thing. The Honor Code is really a protection and allows for exponential academic, spiritual, and mental growth. But that's not all; a person could easily major in all of the social events and clubs here on campus. There are so many things to do, and ways to serve. Also, I'm pretty sure that BYU should be ranked number one in the nation for most attractive people. Seriously, both the women and the men here are just plain beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen so many beautiful people in my life. So anyway, if you have the opportunity to go to BYU, GO! It will change your life. If you're looking for anything other than alcohol, sex, and drugs, then this is the best place to find it. (Added bonus: Your roommate won't be coming home drunk or bringing in a significant other for a lovely night of awkwardness)

    Am learning a lot

    Because of the nature of this school, just about every program is valuable and excellent. My professors each have unique teaching styles, but all encourage personal study and learning to help you make the most out of lectures. Although keeping up can be challenging, (as I imagine it is for all freshmen everywhere), I definitely find myself soaking up the learning opportunities here.

  • 09/06/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for the few students who want to study Family History (Genealogy). It is the only major university at which you can major in this area.

  • 10/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you're dedicated, faithful, and enjoy living a full and well-rounded life, you'll be happy at BYU. Don't think you're going for a cake walk, and don't go just for the social aspects. You can get a world class education here -- but only if you put in a world class effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the school and talk to people you know who go there. When you get to BYU, find something you love to do -- and do it. There are so many ways to be involved and so many different people here. You really won't get the full experience if you don't DO something. Like the sign says, Enter to learn; go forth to serve.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is subsidized very heavily by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's hard to find a better deal any where.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a saying here: good grades, sleep, and a social life. Pick two. There's always something to do or some where to be. Provo definitely sleeps, but you'll never be sitting in your apartment on a Friday night thinking to yourself, If only I had something to do right now. It just doesn't happen - and if it did happen it would be because of your own choices.

    Am learning a lot

    At BYU our professors are involved in what they teach. Teaching well is considered honorable, and like other universities, our professors are required to add to the body of knowledge in their expertise.

  • 10/26/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    This is a great university with an amazing moral atmosphere. You can take charge in furthering you education while taking the time to stay close to Christ. What an amazing school!

  • 11/10/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    go check the campus out and go to the creamery it is the best

    Tips for prospective students

    just do your best and you'll have fun

    Bang for the buck

    Considering I am LDS i love the tuition fees

    Will enjoy being here

    I love visiting the campus and who doesn't love ice cream BYU Creamery love it

    Will learn a lot

    I love the variety of things they offer

  • 11/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This University is wonderful for the student who loves to learn and who is dedicated to their education. This is definitely NOT a party school, and it is not the place for students who want to squeeze by and do the bare minimum to get their degree. Students who want to attend BYU should be serious about college, and prepared to put a lot of time and effort into it. Not all the classes are difficult, some are very easy, but many take a LOT of time. Students should be prepared to come and learn, and they should love it :)

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip would be prepare to study, and be prepared to learn. The classes here are not terribly difficult, but it definitely requiers dedication and time. You have to want to get good grades. You can't come here and expect to sleep through class and still get the A. The standards are high. I would also suggest that you don't compare yourself to other students. As I mentioned, the standards at BYU are high. Almost everyone who attends this college was in the top percentile of their high school. Everyone here is smart. So if you come in thinking you are the best of the best, you might suffer a reality check. Just go with the flow, and do your best.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is beautiful, neat, and simple. It is very easy to find your way around, and if you need any help there are service desks everywhere. If you don't know where to find a service desk, you can simply ask one of the many students walking around, studying, or just relaxing. It is fun, there is so much to do. There are activities, seminars, forums and devotionals. You can learn anything just by going to a lecture. I love being here!

    Am learning a lot

    I learn new things every single day. The information is fresh and interesting, presented in a way that is not only informative but often entertaining. I learn things that are relevant to me and to my life, and I learn things that are just neat to know. I feel like I learn as much--if not more--in these 50 minute class period than I did in the 1 1/2 hour class periods of high school.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students who are serious about an education and finding a career. The academic and career advisement centers are open every day to assist students who do not know what major or career they want to pursue, or to find a path for students who know what job they want but do not know how to get there. BYU is also for those who are serious about the LDS church. Every class incorporates LDS doctrine into it. Lastly, BYU is great for students who are looking for friends as all of the people are open, friendly, and will say Hi to you as walk down the street.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a planner and plan out all of your time for studying and make sure to include time for socializing. It is really easy, now that you are on your own in college, to become too focused on school work or too involved in a social life. It is important to balance your time, so plan out how you use your time so you can check to see if you have a balance. In addition, join study groups. The leading factor towards doing well in a class is if join a study group.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is considerably cheaper than most institutions. There is also a financial aid office and website students can go to to receive assistance in finding the right financial aid services for their needs.

    Am enjoying being here

    I have been so impressed by the people here at BYU. Everyone I talk to has been courteous and genuinely nice. Every single one of my classes is interesting. I feel the Spirit so strongly every day. I love the fact that we say a prayer before each class begins. Every Tuesday BYU holds a Devotional where a guest speaker speaks on a different subject. I make a point to attend every devotional because I feel the Spirit every time I go. In addition, there are so many opportunities to get involved and have fun. There are regular dances, hiking, games, bowling, 1 dollar movies, plays and concerts that are 2 dollars for freshmen, and every Monday night is Family Home Evening where you and a group of kids have some sort of activity, giving you a nice socializing opportunity and an opportunity to take a break from studying.

    Am learning a lot

    Each class here is a new experience and will be fascinating for you to take. I love every one of my classes, even the subjects I had previously detested prior to college. I have developed a love of learning here as I see how much each of the professors care about their subject. I have also learned so much about the gospel of the LDS church as each class ties in the gospel to its teachings in some form or another. In addition, to what I have learned in class, coming to BYU has taught me how to manage my time, be more efficient in my studying, and become independent.

  • 11/16/2011

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    Will enjoy being here

    I am so excited to hopefully attend BYU! It is amazing school with so many opportunities! The campus is beautiful and I am excited for the environment that BYU creates at their campus.

  • 11/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who wish to excel and learn! If you're curious about the world around you, or any specific idea, the classes here are wide ranging and propel you to LEARNING!

    Tips for prospective students

    Go a day before classes and find your classrooms. It'll make the first day of school MUCH easier. When you do your readings for classes, take notes! It will help the information to stick MUCH better!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition rates here rock! Of course even I wish they were lower(everyone wants cheaper tuition), but compare to other schools I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the difference. Would you rather pay $20,000 or $2,000 for the same amazing education?

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this school. The campus is not too hard to find your classes in, once you know your way around a little bit. The environment is amazing. Everything is clean and classy. You don't hear swear words thrown around every which way and never have to worry about seeing others who are inappropriately dressed. It's a place that you can bring your children to without worrying. Plus, it's an absolutely beautiful campus!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are very kind and want to help you LEARN not just to get an A. In high school I was a straight A student and always worked for that letter grade. I have finally learned that it's OK to get a B as long as you're learning and achieving new heights. I have loved all of my classes and have learned a lot about this wonderful world we live in.

  • 11/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who: -Love to volunteer -Want to be academically challenged -Live by the honor code -Want a diverse and interesting experience, unlike any other.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dear future students, Do not forget your purpose for attending college-to learn and grow. It can be distracting between a social life and homework (and sleep occasionally), but put your priorities in order and study. Studying at a university is the biggest change from high school for it requires hours upon hours for each test. You must prepare. On the flipside, don't forget to have fun and try your best to find your balance.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young University is one of the most least expensive private universities I know. With a tuition of a little over $4,000 for a fall-winter year, BYU students get the best bang for the buck. The prestige and honor of being a cougar for the price you pay is unbelievable. For those who want to pay less and receive a top-notch education, BYU is the place for you.

    Am enjoying being here

    Provo, Utah is simply enjoyable. It is a friendly college town with smiles and fun all around. Each weekend there are dance parties to attend, service projects to volunteer for, or a sports game being played. Our varsity sports are top notch and very fun to watch and there are so many activities to choose from. Although life is what ya make it, here at BYU there's no way you cannot enjoy yourself.

    Am learning a lot

    To all readers, Brigham Young University is an unique and special campus. We are among the finest professors who care deeply about each student. In my short 5 months that I've been here for my first semester I have learned more than I did in 2 semesters in high school. Although there is a plethora of information consuming you in each class, the teachers make it enjoyable by interesting assignments. Besides scholastically, I have learned more about who I am and many different cultures and aspects of the world, as there are thousands of international students that attend BYU.

  • 12/02/2011

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    Tips for prospective students

    The atmosphere is good, depending on what you expect of college. No drinking, smoking, etc.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who want to really learn a lot, even at the cost of a lot of effort, and who want to associate with people with high standards.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition really isn't that bad, especially if you get scholarships, and you get your money's worth from the things you learn and the access to the library, and the activities. It's totally worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love BYU. It has a wonderful atmosphere. There is plenty to do, and the people are so nice and fun to associate with.

    Am learning a lot

    Not a day goes by at BYU that I don't feel like I've learned a lot. Sometimes it gets overwhelming because there is so much going on and so much to learn, but it is so worth it.

  • 12/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For the type of education tuition should be much much more

    Am enjoying being here

    Social life is great and matches my moral standards.

    Am learning a lot

    I love my majors classes. My general ed classes are fantastic too. The professors are great

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want an enlightening and complete education. Those who want wholesome and clean social fun

    Tips for prospective students

    Send in your application early! And apply for tuition scholarships you aren't sure you will get- it always helps.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU tuition is very affordable especially considering the quality of education. It is cheaper for LDS students but even for non-LDS students the tuition is inexpensive. Many other universities are at least twice as expensive

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU is really fun and it is a great environment to make friends and also do well in school. There are amazing clubs to join, concerts, shows, and dances happening around BYU campus all the time. I have made friends that will be my friends for the rest of my life. This is for those who want clean and wholesome fun. If you want to avoid drinking, smoking, or profanity, this is the place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU is a really great school that has excellent students and professors. Each semester I have been impressed with the professors I have had. There are so many that have a such an intense understanding of their subjects and they teach to enlighten their students. They are examples of scholarship and honorable character Not that every professor and class is the greatest in the world, but there are so many mentors here who want to help you succeed. It takes a lot of hard work to really do well, but the education you get from BYU is what you put into it.

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self motivated, disciplined, willing to give your all, and fun-loving!

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember, college is supposed to be fun but you are there to get an education as well. Throw yourself into whatever you're doing but remember that it's alright to say no.

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely receive more than what you pay for. The classes are intellectually and spiritually stimulating and you are pushed to be the best you can be. There are also so many things offered just for being a student there.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is fantastic! Everyone is really kind and there is ALWAYS something fun going on! The amount one grows spiritually is amazing; I love that you don't have to worry about seeing/hearing something vulgar on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    All the professors know so much about their subjects; the lectures are always very interesting. The professors are also extremely willing to help and will always try to offer office hours that you can go to.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Latter-day Saints Hard workers

    Tips for prospective students

    1) Make sure and attend every forum/devotional. 2) Enjoy the great social atmosphere. 3) Don't ever miss class!

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other Universities it is much cheaper due to subsidies provided by the LDS Church.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love how cost effective the college is, the social atmosphere and the professors. It is wonderful!

    Am learning a lot

    This University not only offers secular learning but also spiritual education that helps students along the path back to our Heavenly Father. I am especially impressed with the range of speakers that speak at the forums and devotionals. The different types of people range from Candolice Rice to church leaders. I have grown due to this variety.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here hoping to goof off with your roommates and friends, or to party on the weekends. It's a very sober school.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very inexpensive school, and well worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU is a church school, so it is very clean; no one drinks, smokes, or does drugs. There are many great activities to do with friends and dates.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU offers very challenging and very easy classes. It depends on what you are studying and how much you want to challenge yourself.

  • 01/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've left my purse on the bathroom floor, my backpack open in the hall, and my laptop on a table. Except for the occasional visit from UofU around football time, you're safe. There's a great police system where if there is ever a campus emergency, you're aware anywhere at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everything and anything. BYU loves to serve. There's a club for that

    Great for these types of students

    Bright, intelligent, quirky, outgoing, shy, spiritual - as well as those looking forward to having friends and a campus that you don't have to worry about getting home to late, or your purse stolen, respectively

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check around for Campus Myths and Legends

    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely.

    What to do for fun

    Free movies in the Library (go figure) and in several buildings around campus hosted by their respective colleges. Being near Brigham Square at any hour of the day there is always some sort of dance, show, or opportunity to meet people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to be enlightened and to be a light.

    In three sentences

    This school serves the purpose of learning in every way: to gain knowledge, to prepare for anything, and to be a light unto others. There is hardly any good that you cannot get out of Brigham Young University, and no light brighter to be found on any other campus.

  • 01/15/2012

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    In three sentences

    I really like the high morals and standards they have here. You can expect others students to have values like that of Latter-day Saints. This is the reason I want to go here so much.

  • 01/17/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Intramurals!!! :D

    What to do for fun

    There is so much t do in Utah! You can ski, or hike the Y, or go to seven peaks. There are a ton of fun and exciting places to go!

    Food and Dining

    I actually have been to the Cannon center and the food is good! There is a wide variety of foods which makes everyone happy!

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love everything about BYU! The campus is fun and inviting, and the people are way nice! I can't wait to be able to go there soon!

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    in 6 semesters here at this university, i've never once felt unsafe.

    Greek Life

    there are, to my knowledge, no sororities or fraternities at this school.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are enough students and student leaders for there to be a place and a club for everybody according to their preference and ambitions.

    Great for these types of students

    the students that value education, and a faith in god.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    true blue football: when we fill the field with blue foam, and play some awesome football.

    Bang for the buck

    i don't know any other university with the programs, opportunities, and incredible education for so little money. i'm getting an undergraduate experience that will distinguish me above the majority of graduate school applicants for a small fraction of the price.

    What to do for fun

    there are over 30,000 students here at byu, and the social scene is unlike anything i've ever seen. there is always somebody to hang out with, and some activity going on. i personally love to go snowboarding in the local utah snow.

    Food and Dining

    i love how there are enough places to go in the area that you can never eat at the same place twice if you chose.

    Dorm Life

    the honor code at this university, and the higher standards here provide a dorm life, and environment second to none

    Academic Rigor

    all the semesters that i've had at byu have been challenging, the rigor forces my capacities to focus and work, to grow.

    Tips for prospective students

    focus on achievement, and not just in the sphere of academia. byu cares much more than just your grades. to distinguish yourself from other applicants you should focus on you personal growth, academic progress, and your relationship with god.

    In three sentences

    brigham young university is a fantastic university. it has helped me expand my mind and ambitions more than any other institution. it gives me the resources i need to become a great asset to any country or company.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe, there are a lot of programs to keep you safe at all times, especially after dark.

    Greek Life

    non-existent. this is a church owned college

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club for everything. if you wanted, your entire time could be spent in various club meetings.

    Great for these types of students

    out-going and hard-working

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every sunday night at 10 pm there is tunnel singing. it's in the tunnel by the marriot center and people gather and sing hymns.

    Bang for the buck

    if you're lds, this is a very cheap private school, and the academics are very excellent. i have visited other universities that cost more, but provide students with less.

    What to do for fun

    there are activities almost every night if you know where to look. there is an on campus movie theater, which has dollar movies. there are also bowling alleys and arcades. the lds wards also put on a lot of activities, which everyone is invited to, mormon or not.

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of fast food places around campus. on campus there are a few deli/grill type restaurants. the main place for food on campus is the cougareat, which is a food court in the student building. there are a lot of fast food places just off of campus. nearly all the buildings have microwaves.

    Dorm Life

    it really all depends on where you live. there are new buildings in both helaman halls and heritage halls, which are very nice. helaman is more of a traditional dorm setting, while heritage is an apartment with six people and three bedrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    some classes are more difficult than others, but expect to have a lot of homework in all of them.

    Tips for prospective students

    go to class!! lot's of teachers grade on attendance. check out all the housing options, make sure you get a good fit. don't be afraid of trying something new, there are a ton of different classes, take some for fun! ask questions! people are more than willing to tell you where the swicket is.

    In three sentences

    the academics are challenging but very worth it! the devotionals provide a nice break from daily life, everything shuts down on campus for them. everyone is very friendly and the social life is great!

  • 01/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there are emergency call stations located all over campus and campus police that are easily contacted.

    Greek Life

    no sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs for nearly all professions and hobbies.

    Great for these types of students

    great for all hardworking, goal oriented, and ambitious students.

    Bang for the buck

    byu is a great deal for members of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, however, it is still a good deal for non-members also, considering the quality of education.

    What to do for fun

    there are bowling lanes and an outdoor sport rental store on campus, where you can get gear to ski, snowboard, biking, etc. there are also movie theaters nearby and many restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    byu has many restaurants on campus, ranging from fast food to gourmet. there are many options and they are all delicious.

    Dorm Life

    on-campus housing is well maintained and well managed. all housing is pretty close to campus so, the commute is pretty short.

    Academic Rigor

    byu is a very challenging school but prepare you well for your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard, do your best, never give up, form study groups, and ask for help.

    In three sentences

    byu is an incredibly organized school with well trained and experienced professors that genuinely care about their students and their success. there are many opportunities to gain experience in the field of your choice and the courses prepare you well for your future.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    an lds student will pay around $4,000 for 2 semesters of school. when i did my research, you had to go to a military academy to get this level of academic excellence for less than this. byu enjoys a large endowment from alumni allowing almost any student who qualifies (gpa requirements) to get full or half tuition scholarships.

    Food and Dining

    cafeteria food is cafeteria food. not too special but not bad. if you eat frequently at the cannon center, it gets old. there are a few hidden gems of great food on campus but you'll have to find those yourself.

    Dorm Life

    with a heavy concentration of lds students, almost everyone you see at your dorm or apartment will be at your church. this allows for a unique friendship that goes to a deeper spiritual level and can help bolster your trust in each other. the dorm rules are awesome! as a transfer student, nothing was more annoying than a late night kegger or finding a girl in your roommates bed... you don't get that here.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on what you are wanting to study, byu has some of the best professors in the country (i.e. accounting, information systems, nursing, etc). this is a place where you will have to work for your grade but you will also find easily accessible resources to help you get your feet on the ground.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved. byu is not a place to be bored on the weekend! find some friends, a club or a team and love every minute of it! build relationships. some of your best friends will be the people that you decided to make important in your life by spending time with them.

    In three sentences

    a unique blend of spirituality and secular learning. byu offers great academics with a great blend of on campus activities and sports. with many diverse programs that rank nationally, byu is a great launching pad for your future and faith.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    i haven't gone a day here at byu without having fun. there is always something to do, whether it's going to sporting events, carnivals, dance parties, social events with tons of free food, sledding, skiing, movies, scavenger hunts, hiking, devotionals, and so much more. byu provides great social activities on and off campus that provide for the best college experience any student could ever ask for.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining in one word...delicious. they have areas all over campus to eat. their is the cannon center here at byu which is the main source of food for food and dining purposes. the cannon is organized in a buffet style and it's amazing. the food is always hot and ready to eat. you would think the food would get boring after eating there everyday, but i guarantee it doesn't. you sometimes never know what you're going to get which makes it even more fun. there is a wide variety of healthy options as well as not so healthy options such as the grill bar, but byu makes sure students are properly fed and nourished.

    Dorm Life

    there are so many fun and exciting activities here in byu housing. the resident housing association for each on-campus housing creates fun and social activities that allow for an environment where people can meet and have a great time. there are dances, scavenger hunts, comedy shows, marathons, etc. the dorms are a great way to meet new people and create long-lasting friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    byu has a plethora of programs for all different fields of study. these programs are very rigorous and require a great deal of hard work and effort. it is important to maintain a high gpa in order to first, get into a program, and second, to remain in the program.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is getting more and more competitive to get into byu, so it is important to work hard in high school and not slack off.

    In three sentences

    brigham young university is a private university with a hardworking staff and amazing students. individuals from all over the world attend brigham young university because of its prestigious and competitive programs that train and provide for a successful future. the most amazing aspect about byu is the atmosphere and how they combine secular with spiritual learning.

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    this college is number one for a safe fun and educational environment!

    Bang for the buck

    very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    always a good time, for good kids!

    Food and Dining

    the food rocks!

    Dorm Life

    the campus is amazing

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard, and do lots of extracurriculars!

    In three sentences

    the campus is amazing! plenty of room, and great library! the feeling here is like no other.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    no drinking or drugs allowed or you are expelled from school

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    i love the multicultural club. they host dances and cultural dance performances and well as give scholarships.

    Great for these types of students

    focused spiritual/religious

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every tuesday at noon we have a religious devotional. there are no classes held during that time and all of campus is invited to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    its an amazing safe and clean school focused on your future.

    What to do for fun

    dances, devotionals, bowling, golfing, roller skating, concerts all at walking distance from campus. provo canyon and american fork canyon are close for rock climbing, camping, fishing, river rafting, biking, roller blading, jogging. in the winter there is snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, etc.

    Food and Dining

    excellent!! great variety.

    Dorm Life

    didn't experience dorm life. was a transfer student from a junior college and have always lived off campus. however, i do know that they have rebuilt all the dorms so they are all brand new.

    Academic Rigor

    i mostly see students studying on campus more than i see them socializing. the socializing happens more off campus, once on campus, its all about getting work done.

    Tips for prospective students

    brigham young university is highly focused on academic achievement, not partying and socializing. although its a fun and clean school, there are a lot of students who are very serious about their academics. don't come to this school if all you want to do is party.

    In three sentences

    brigham young university is a private university that has its students abide by what is called the honor code. this is a code of conduct and dress. we agree to living a pure and chaste life, free of drugs, alcohol or sex as well as dressing modestly and having a clean cut appearance and being honest in all our affairs.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    call campus police anytime...even if it is slightly suspicious. the worst that could happen is they show and nothing went wrong. and, you have the great prospect of showing up in the police beat.

    Greek Life

    none.

    Clubs and Activities

    too many to name. music to golf to ping-pong to medieval and so on.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone really. but definitely those who want an amazing education in an environment free from drugs, alcohol, smoking or other seemingly crazy party habits. there are tons of ways to have fun and still remember what you did the night before.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    oh the names. from h fack (hfac) to swicket (swkt) to the wilk (wsc) and more. traditions...at basketball games, all the chanting for every single different throw or pass, to football game flash mobs to true blue! (sliding down a blue foam covered slide during homecoming...it truly is great!)

    Bang for the buck

    $2400 a semester! who wouldn't want that. housing ranges from heleman (being the traditional dorm) at around $700 a month to wyview being around $300 a month. wyview is the nicest apartment style living on or off campus for the price and condition it is in!

    What to do for fun

    there are always comedian shows and dances and game-nights and ballets and plays and anything and everything imaginable. there is always something going on. from board games in your apartment, a basketball game with the guys, to bowling on-campus...everything!

    Food and Dining

    there are three on-campus housing areas, one traditional dorm style, one full on apartment style living, and one slightly in-between. all three can be a part of the cannon center where it's all you can eat meals and heritage and wyview provide that opportunity or a certain amount of dining dollars a week, where you can spend it at the cannon, at the creamery (mini grocery stores right next to the housing areas), or directly on-campus at the food court (taco bell, subway, and more!). the food never ceases to be delish! from burgers, to international, to salad and fruit! plus, breakfast all-day long if you so desire.

    Dorm Life

    fantastic! with many opportunities and places to live, one can choose from a traditional dorm with a campus eatery buffet, to an apartment style dorm a little farther away but still considered on-campus dorm housing. there are always activities and adventures waiting! dance parties to hunger game type style competitions (minus the deaths of course!!!) to open-mic nights to study groups and more!

    Academic Rigor

    the average student here merely says i'm only taking 14 credits where other university students often gawk at such a work load! the students here strive for perfectionism and many teachers throw in hard questions so that there can be an actual grading curve on tests. it is true, the students here truly are the best of the best and most all have attitudes where getting a b+ feels like failure. academics are difficult, but fair. they are so rewarding in the end, never failing to provide opportunity for growth and learning and definitely making us all better and more intelligent people in a forever changing world.

    Tips for prospective students

    plan ahead. be sure that, when you decide to take your sat or act, you take your time to prepare. although academics and your score is not everything, it does show a lot about how willing you are to make sacrifices for a wonderful education! so, prepare now to prevent failure or disappointment later.

    In three sentences

    brigham young is full of life and spirit and is centered on giving the students here more than an education. they connect religious beliefs and living an overall better life in every classroom setting, providing each student the individual attention where needed. the people here are very diverse despite the stereotypes many assume and never fails to reward both, mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are so many places to go and enjoy...for cheap! it is great to be in an environment free of alcohol and drug use. activities put by the school and community keep students busy each day.

    Tips for prospective students

    in order to succeed in college, one must devote time to learn good study habits while in high school. students thinking about entering byu must be prepared to be enlightened by great teachers and work hard.

    In three sentences

    brigham young university is a wonderful place to get the education to go forth to serve. i love the environment and people. the atmosphere is one not experienced anywhere else!

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    lots of security. also, the routes around campus are designed to be well lit and as safe as possible.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many organizations that i can't even begin to list.

    Great for these types of students

    those who enjoy the arts. those who enjoy the outdoors (especially skiing/snowboarding). and those who enjoy a great social life consisting of wholesome activities. at first i wasn't too sure about going to a school that to me seemed overly strict, but now i am so glad that i made the decision to go. i have never regretted it, and wouldn't consider attending any other university at this point in time.

    Bang for the buck

    very affordable, when compared with other colleges. the church subsidizes a huge part of the tuition for everyone. so even those who are not members, although the price differs from that of the member, receive a quality education at an extremely affordable rate.

    What to do for fun

    apart from the local music/arts scene, the school itself very regularly host many concerts, dances, festivals, and other enjoyable activities. utah is full of beautiful spots for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or just enjoying the beauty of nature. there are some of the world's best locations for skiing or snowboarding that are very close to provo. also, top-notch sports programs.

    Food and Dining

    there are great and affordable meal plans. there are various options so that one can select according to their individual circumstances.

    Dorm Life

    a great atmosphere to begin the college experience. one experiences the fun social life that is associated with the dorms, while not experiencing many of the negative parts, dude to the honor code that the school maintains. (there is no drinking, partying, co-ed dorms, etc.)

    Academic Rigor

    among the finest schools of the nation. a curriculum that can compete with any other.

    Tips for prospective students

    learn discipline and ethics. byu will teach you not only academics, but many principles that will go on to help you in all aspects of life. take the opportunity seriously and adhere to the strict standards of the school.

    In three sentences

    in a time when many religious affiliated universities have lost the spirit of what their school at one point represented, brigham young university has held true to the principles and standards upon which it was founded. apart from the moral conduct that is taught, it offers a top-notch education and it's students go on to make important contributions to society. regardless of one's religious background, this school is not only an excellent option, but a grand opportunity for all college seeking persons.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are so many activities, clubs, and events at byu. all you have to do is learn about them and get involved. these activities range from great intramural sports to some of the best collegiate fine arts programs in the nation to clubs for every field and interest. take your pick.

    Food and Dining

    the provo area is full of restaurants and places to go to dine. and if it isn't enough, orem and the rest of the wasatch front has a myriad of places to go, all within a half hours drive. you think of any franchise restaurant, and it is likely here.

    Dorm Life

    it is what you make it. it can be really good or really bad. it all depends on the attitude you bring and the effort you put forth to get to know others and become friends.

    Academic Rigor

    it is competitive to come to brigham young university, but the competition pays off as it helps to better prepare you for your career and future.

    Tips for prospective students

    be outgoing! get involved in different programs and clubs. there are so many opportunities to learn new things and to become a better person. take advantage of your time here and enjoy what it has to offer.

    In three sentences

    brigham young university is a great place to be if you are a conservative and upstanding moral citizen. it has many opportunities for students going into all careers, and provides a great atmosphere for not just learning, but growth and development of the student.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    if this is what you want, do not go to byu.

    What to do for fun

    there are about a million different student groups, and there are also lds ward activities :).

    Food and Dining

    the cannon center is delicious and there's a jamba juice and a creamery on campus.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms seem clean and well kept. i like that it is female only and male only housing with the exception of married couples.

    Academic Rigor

    from what i hear it is a very difficult school academically, but good study habits in high school give adequate preparation.

    Tips for prospective students

    do your best in high school, and make sure you take the act or sat that way there is a bit of a safety net in place if your grades aren't as great as they could be.

    In three sentences

    everyone there is very well groomed. the guys don't sag their jeans, and the girls are covered up. the campus itself is pretty darn gorgeous too -- lots of green grass and flowers, and pretty trees!

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safest campus you will ever find. i walk around all the time, and noting ever happens to me and you rarely hear of bad things happening. there is a campus police and they keep on top of things.

    Greek Life

    none! its none existent, there are no sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are clubs for everybody! anything you want to do, you can find a club on it. it's a really great thing.

    Great for these types of students

    well, if you are comfortable with going to a school were the religion is integrated into every part of life, then you'll do fine. other wise, you should go here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    well, there is this place called rape hill. apparently, girls aren't supposed to walk there at night, because someone might rape them. i'm pretty sure that it's not true, but i still avoid the hill, even in the day.

    Bang for the buck

    definitely the best bang for the buck. the tuition super cheap and affordable, you can pay the tuition off by working during school. it's really manageable.

    What to do for fun

    we have a lot of planned university events: dances, comedy shows, foam parties and a lot more. some weeks though, there is nothing and things can get boring. there are a lot of things to do for fun on campus, but not so much around provo!

    Food and Dining

    food is always available, but not all of it is edible. it's not the same as eating at home every night. mostly, the food is great, but sometimes it's not.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are great. the only problem is that if you don't have a car, you are kind of stuck on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    its hard, the teachers require a lot from you and the students are competitive. you learn a lot though, and things are fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    you should come to the school. the environment is really nice and everyone is positive. it is a mormon school however, so just a heads up.

    In three sentences

    i really like the school. the student body is nice and the class sizes are not outrageously large. i think it is a great school!

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    people are way creative here. there are a lot of things to do for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    give lots of service and fill out all scholarship applications you can.

    In three sentences

    i love byu. it is a great place to get a fantastic education, and meet amazing new people! i'd recommend it to anyone.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    very many choices for involvement and making friends.

    Great for these types of students

    serious about studying and interested in a bad-habit free life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    no students drink, smoke, do drugs or have sex outside of marriage. they don't even drink coffee!

    Bang for the buck

    because it is subsidised by the lds church, the value is one of the top in the country when it comes to affordability for quality education.

    What to do for fun

    skying, hiking, skating, swimming, museums, great musical and theatrical performances.

    Food and Dining

    excellent choices. there is variety as well as quality in the food options.

    Dorm Life

    i don't know. i live off campus, but i hear positive experiences from my friends. the facilities are clean and beautiful.

    Academic Rigor

    very intense. byu is designed for serious students.

    Tips for prospective students

    read your stuff. the classes are hard and you are expected to read your assignments thoroughly.

    In three sentences

    byu is a serious and effective school. i feel comfortable and challenged in my classes. the quality of the professors is reliable.

  • 02/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    climbing to the y is always a must-do activity for byu students! it is also fun to attend school dances and other various activities throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    vending machines and fast-food options are widely available. restaurants and formal dining are delicious as well!

    Dorm Life

    there are a lot of fun people you can get to know and become life-long friends with! many dorm and apartment complex activities are available.

    Academic Rigor

    most classes are very rigorous and require strict attention.

    Tips for prospective students

    work really hard and do the assignments and you will succeed!

    In three sentences

    brigham young university has very interesting class hours, interactive professors and fun classmates. there are many opportunities for hands-on learning. it is a great place to learn about life.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    not much happens here. but lock up your bike anyway

    Greek Life

    what?

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a club for any type of person or student

    Great for these types of students

    dedicated students who are willing to follow an honor code

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    true blue tuesdays

    Bang for the buck

    with the lds student tuition, it is a top-notch education for not very much

    What to do for fun

    the wilk has a mediocre game center

    Food and Dining

    the food is very good but sometimes meal plans are mandatory

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are nice with very limited visiting hours

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are hard but always do-able.

    Tips for prospective students

    finish seminary!

    In three sentences

    the campus is beautiful and the people are very friendly. all of the teachers i've had are very dedicated and understanding. byu is the best!

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    because of the honest, good character of the students at byu, it is a very safe place. if you were to leave something valuable on campus, 9 times out of 10 you will get it back. almost everyone here is just that honest!

    Great for these types of students

    moral, religious, wholesome students who want an uplifting atmosphere and a quality education.

    Bang for the buck

    first of all, the tuition at byu is pretty cheap, especially when you consider the quality of education you receive! plus, at byu you will have an experience that cannot be gained at any other university in the world. byu is so unique.

    What to do for fun

    there is always fun, wholesome things to do at byu and in provo, utah. byu has excellent sports teams, and going to those games are a blast. the local community has fun things to do, and the people are so social here. it is so easy to make friends and find good things to do with those around you.

    Food and Dining

    there are lots of great restaurants on and off campus. the busiest subway restaurant in the world is located right on campus, and there are plenty of great local establishments in the city.

    Dorm Life

    the great thing about byu is that you can experience the fun atmosphere of living in the dorms, but without all the immorality, drinking, and other obscenity which is present at nearly every other university in the nation. having honest, clean, positive friends and examples built me up while i lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    byu is known for its academic rigor, especially the honors program. every graduate that obtains a degree with honors considers his or her education comparable to that of any ivy league school. i feel proud that i am attending school here.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard, be social, get involved. make the most of your college experience, but make sure you study first, and then play. that attitude will pay off big.

    In three sentences

    byu is different than any other school in the world. no where else will you find a wholesome, uplifting, clean atmosphere, while conserving its academic rigor. at byu you mature intellectually and spiritually.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they got panic buttons everywhere. plus there's a police station on campus, so if you do something stupid, you'll probably get busted for it.

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs are a great place to meet people. a lot of different clubs: hip hop, chess, dodge ball, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    get married!

    Bang for the buck

    byu is affordable tuition wise, but food and rent can get expensive, yet it is still fair.

    What to do for fun

    go out on lots of dates.

    Food and Dining

    a lot of good restaurants around town to choose from and take a date to. food on campus is adequate, could have more selections to choose from, but it's better than spaghetti.

    Dorm Life

    it is really amazing being able to be on your own and it helps me feel more mature, cause shopping, studying, etc. is up to me . my roommate's are incredible also, that helps.

    Academic Rigor

    it involves lots of discipline, but the education is worth the intensity of the workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard and remember these are the best days of our lives.

    In three sentences

    it is a great school, that challenges and motivates one to learn.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the athletics are amazing, as well as the intramural sports. there's also tons to do in provo on the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    there is a pretty good variety of eating options on campus, with more just off campus.

    Dorm Life

    always fun and clean. you can make tons of friends that share the same standards as you.

    Academic Rigor

    make time to study! some classes require lots of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to have a good idea of what you want your major to be before you enter. there are many majors offered at byu, so take a tour and speak with a counselor on campus to help make the decision.

    In three sentences

    byu is a great place to get a quality education that brings future opportunities. it is a very clean school with very few alcohol or drug issues. the quality of professors is very high

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there is a wide range of activities to participate in either provo or orem. activities range from a local water park, an ice skating rink, to almost any other activity imaginable. there is an ample amount of fields scattered around to quickly organize any sport also.

    Food and Dining

    provo is a town with many differing restaurants and fast-food places. since two universities are close by, and international students attend both, a wide range of food choices are available. definitely a plus when dating!

    Dorm Life

    byu is centered upon social interaction. even the professors encourage dating and getting to know classmates. combined with the predominant student body being members of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, there is always something promoting socialization.

    Academic Rigor

    brigham young university is an academically engaging atmosphere that prepares students for tomorrow and makes them excel in their fields of study. this university is the most compelling and academically rigorous of the three i have attended.

    Tips for prospective students

    study hard for the act/sat so as to be competitive during the application process. a high score with an exemplary high-school gpa will help extremely in the process.

    In three sentences

    brigham young university-provo is an engaging and fun filled university. although challenging, the academic programs here are top-notch and extremely helpful for individuals to excel in their future occupations. the best university that scholars can enroll in.

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    byu is probably the cheapest school out there (if you have lds tuition). not only is it super inexpensive, you get a top-rate education!

    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on; go out and find your niche! the football and basketball games are always highly attended and are tons of fun. there are several neat arts performances, including world of dance and byu extravaganza. provo has lots of cheap things to do, such as nickel arcade, classic skating center, ice skating, seven peaks, trafalga, and comedysportz. byu is in the middle of a valley, and super close to the mountains; if nature's your thing, byu is the place for you. hike the y or mt. timpanogos, go up to sundance, go skiing at any of the nearby resorts, have a bonfire in the canyon...if there's something you love doing, you can probably do it in provo.

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of options for food and dining on campus. the canon center is in the middle of helaman halls, and is a typical cafeteria. the creamery and its outlets have great ice cream, and really good burgers. the moa cafe is open for lunch, and it serves some good food, but it is pretty expensive. the food court in the student center has a taco bell, a subway, a terriyaki stix, plus a burger grill, italian option, soup and salad, and a grab & go section. also in the student center is the skyroom, which is a buffet; it's expensive and doesn't taste that great.

    Dorm Life

    there are three on-campus housing options for single students – wyview, heritage halls, and helaman halls. wyview and heritage are both apartment-style, with helaman halls being the only actual dormitories. i lived in helaman, and i enjoyed it for the most part. there is always something going on, and it is pretty easy to get to know your whole floor (about 32 people) pretty easily. the rooms are pretty small, and eating at the canon center (the central cafeteria) gets old pretty quick.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes here are definitely challenging. getting an a in most classes (especially in the upper classes) will require time and effort on your part. do not assume that the study habits you had in high school will suffice once you get into college. go into your first semester with the mentality that you will have to put school first, and you will be ahead of the game.

    Tips for prospective students

    before you come to byu, make sure you develop and establish good study habits. many students come thinking that they can get through their classes without doing homework or putting in very much study time, and then end up failing many of their general education courses. save time, effort and money by committing to study and excel in your freshman classes. those classes should be the easiest, and they will help boost your gpa. however, don't let grades spoil all your fun – make the time to go out and be social! the football and basketball games are lots of fun, especially if you get a group together and go. also, try and make devotionals a priority. byu does a great job at helping its students grow and develop in all aspects of their lives. take advantage of all those opportunities!

    In three sentences

    byu is a fantastic institution; i have dreamed of attending here since i was a little kid, and it has not only fulfilled, but exceeded all my expectations. students are given the opportunities they need to grow mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. the campus is beautiful, the people are friendly, and the classes are engaging – it has everything i was looking for in a college.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    nope

    Great for these types of students

    lds or religious students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    our school buildings are also used as church houses on sundays. and we have a free bio-feedback lab that helps with de-stressing.

    What to do for fun

    everything. there are different things so find what you like and do it!

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard and be good

    In three sentences

    byu is a wonderful place to be. it has good academics, good social scene and good morals.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    no greek life. sororities and fraternities are not allowed.

    What to do for fun

    there are normally a couple of school sponsored activities every month and plenty of things to do around campus.

    Food and Dining

    there are plenty of dining options and meal plans, and there are vending machines in practically every building.

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in the dorms, but i have heard many great things from my friends who did live there.

    Academic Rigor

    it is academicly challenging, but that is why you go to school. the teachers expect you to do the homework and the reading and to be able to apply the things that you learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to work hard and have lots of fun. there are plenty of opportunities to have fun and learn a lot. just remember to make time to study, because that is why you're there.

    In three sentences

    it's a great school with great academic programs. has high standards that all students are expected to live, whither or not they are lds. they have lots of activities if that's something you want.

  • 03/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safest school in the united states.

    Bang for the buck

    best value in the world.

    What to do for fun

    athletic events are the most fun, especially byu football games.

    Food and Dining

    they have nice grocery stores and plenty of places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    very nice dorms, the new heritage halls is brand new.

    Academic Rigor

    this school pushes you very hard to be a good student and to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are looking for an education that incorporates spirituality and education you have found the right school regardless of your religion. byu is a great value.

    In three sentences

    this is a very good academic school. it is a very spiritually focused school. athletic events are so much fun!

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Provo, UT offers a ton of outdoor activities to do for fun. Outdoors Unlimited is a BYU store that rents out mountain bikes, kayaks, tandem bikes, snowboards, and much more. In provo there is good shopping, great food, and tons of awesome hikes and bike routes to take advantage of.

    Food and Dining

    BYU offers a lot of diverse food options, and for freshman there is a Dining Plus option which provides all you can eat quality food. There is also a Taco Bell, Bakery, Grocery Story, Terriyaki Stix, Subway, and many other restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a bit crammed, and a bit intimidating at first, but it is honestly the best place to meet people your age. It is great because it creates a good circle of friends for the first year, and once you move off campus you will have a lot of friendly faces to see out and about.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU offers classes that are difficult, but with the help provided by TAs and Professors, they are completely possible. The academic rigor of BYU is one of the best parts, by the time you graduate you will feel that you know what you have studied well, and thoroughly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in as many extracurricular activities you can, both in HS and in college, it will not only increase your chances of being accepted, but also will make your BYU experience more fulfilling. Apply early, and appeal your application if you are not accepted, in many cases BYU will allow students to attend if they appeal, even if it is only for evening classes or summer. Make sure to sign up for classes early!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University facilitates gospel-centered learning, through which students are able to incorporate all aspects of their beliefs and opinions into their learning. Brigham Young University provides a wide array of opportunities for students to get involved in. BYU has incredibly qualified professors, dedicated to devoting their time to their students and optimizing course material.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe. Just don't be stupid.

    Clubs and Activities

    You have all of the traditional clubs. You can even create one with approval from the dean of students.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious and dedicated

    Bang for the buck

    High quality education for the cost of a smaller university.

    What to do for fun

    The art museum is one of the best in the state, and it's free. The mountains are also really close with many excellent hiking trails only a few minutes away from campus.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good. They have several flexible meal plans for students living on and off campus.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    A very competitive university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your homework and visit teachers during their office hours.

    In three sentences

    A good school for the money. A very beautiful campus with dedicated teachers.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each Tuesday is called Blue Tuesday. It is where the Student Body Presidency encourages school spirit in the student body.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations at BYU-Provo that all students are eligible to join. In addition there are movie theaters, game centers, and museums available to the student body.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at BYU-Provo are fairly rigorous, but it all pays of in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest to you to set a plan at the beginning of each week in order to stay organized with your classes. It will be surprising what a support it will be to have thoughts written on paper.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is very student friendly, with professors who care about the performance of their students. The education found at BYU is recognized and respected in many parts of the world.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU has a lot of systems in place to ensure the safety of their students. Students at BYU tend to be more trusting than most people, and there are some in the world who take advantage of that. So, there are booths all around campus where at the touch of a button you can call a police officer to escort you across campus or home in the middle of the night. Also, you can sign up to receive text messages if there ever is a gunman or any other immediate danger on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    At the beginning of the year, BYU holds a club fair so students can go and obtain information about each of the clubs. Each department has their own club, which is great if you need study partners or you are interested in learning more about the research in that particular field. But you don't have to be taking a class to join a club. You can join any club you'd like or just go to the social dancing club's activity one time for a great date!

    Great for these types of students

    Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to be musically gifted to come to BYU! BYU is a great place for anyone who is smart, driven, interested in religion, or looking for a great place to make friends or meet that special someone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    All of the buildings have their own nicknames or are called by their acronyms, ex. HFAC or SWKT (Swicket). When you come to campus, you also become familiar with places like the Duck Pond or Freshman Hill.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is really low for such an amazing university, especially if you are a member of the LDS church. Most of it is paid for by church member's tithing, which is how it is able to be so low.

    What to do for fun

    The student center has a bowling alley to which each student gets one free game per semester. The athlete building has racquetball courts, a swimming pool, and all kinds of other recreational activities. The science building has interactive models that are fun to play around with and a planetarium with awesome light shows. Auditoriums all around campus can be scheduled for a movie night with your friends on the big screen. Every Tuesday is club night, and if you go to the science center, you can learn to dance or play ping pong. Or you can visit nearby attractions, like Trufalga or Seven Peaks or go see a movie at the dollar theater.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't actually been to the Cannon Center, but from what I hear it is quality food albeit fattening. Each of the freshman housing areas has its own creamery/grocery store, which is convenient but outrageously expensive. There is also a food court called the Cougareat on campus. And every building has its own set of vending machines if you need a quick snack and you don't want to wait in line.

    Dorm Life

    BYU is a very social place, with activities going on all day every day. And since everyone agrees to live by the honor code, you don't have to deal with drugs, drunkenness, inappropriate sleepovers, or any of the other awkward situations you might normally expect at a university. People are generally very friendly with each other and the resident assistants are very knowledgeable. Also, most of the housing is under good repair.

    Academic Rigor

    How hard your classes are depends a lot on your major, but for most students BYU isn't a breeze. Luckily, though, the professors are very friendly and willing to help or have teaching assistants who will help you if you are struggling as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is just like high school, except you don't get participation points. You have to pay attention to what you are learning in your classes if you expect to do well on assignments and tests. Learn as much as you can about campus and the organizations offered there, because there are so many opportunities at BYU. You can meet professionals in all different fields, easily find a job or internship, or even just get free food or t-shirts on campus. Make time to go to devotionals. They are uplifting and just a good way to relax from the stress of the day. Plus, everything is closed on campus during devotional.

    In three sentences

    This is a great religious school with a positive atmosphere. The teachers incorporate gospel doctrines with every subject taught in class, providing a well-rounded education. The social life is also very good, especially since everyone encourages each other to abide by the honor code and have clean fun.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe. Thefts are very rare and no one is ever mugged.

    Greek Life

    None whatsoever. No frats or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU Student Association website has a list of all school clubs. They range from cultural clubs like German club to pre-med and pre-dental clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons/LDS, Muslims, any conservative Christians who want to avoid the pressure of a party school. Also great for people looking for a great education on a budget.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is customary that all Freshman have to hike the Y (on the mountain right above campus there is a giant Y painted on the side and there is a hiking path up to it).

    Bang for the buck

    Great education in world-class programs for under $12,000 total cost per year. Tuition is around $2000 for LDS students and $4000 for non-LDS students per semester. The biggest cost is housing.

    What to do for fun

    The dating scene is huge at BYU because everyone wants to get married. I myself am weary of this because I feel that the students don't take marriage seriously enough, but as long as you make clear you're dating for fun you should be ok. Also there are lots of outdoorsy things like hiking and skiing. There is a dollar theater not far from campus that usually had good movie choices.

    Food and Dining

    The cougar eat on campus in the student building is really nice with a Taco Bell and a Subway and other places ranging from burgers to Chinese food. There are also school owned restaurants scattered across campus all of which are very good but usually overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are always clean, and the new Heritage Halls are SUPER nice. Boys and girls do live in separate buildings and visiting hours are super restrictive, which sucks. Also there is the strange social taboo that only freshman live in on-campus housing (excepting RAs) so if you are an upperclassmen you will probably be living off campus in an apartment or house.

    Academic Rigor

    I attended one of the top public high schools in the country, took all honors and AP classes, and did well. BYU is academically challenging, but not impossible. If you attend your classes and study you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a party school this is NOT school for you. If you are looking for a good education at a school with high moral values this is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    BYU is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and is therefore a conservative, religious university. It has a wide range of great programs from its nationally ranked Marriott business school to its world renowned language and cultural studies to its engineering and biology departments. BYU is culturally diverse with students from all over the world including the Pacific islands and the Middle East.

  • 03/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is really safe, almost too safe! The police beats you will read in the campus news paper are at least ten times better than any comics! Bad things rarely happen, so they have to come up with other stuff, like suspicious man was seen outside the testing center wearing an orange hat, he was seen to have said he liked babies. when police arrived, there was no man with an orange hat. I;m not even kidding! they are great!

    Greek Life

    BYU doesn't really have a Greek life. But there is still a great sense of unity throughout the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of clubs on campus! Ranging anywhere from chess to Tae Kwon Do to sword fighting. there are always really fun free clubs too! There's a Hip Hop Club, a country Swing Club, great dancing activities for dates!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who have high moral standards but still want to have a great time in their college experience! If you want to be able to intertwine you love of God with you love of school, BYU is definitely the school for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are loads of random little secrets about BYU. Like the random science things in the ESC, the old movies played in the library, and more!

    Bang for the buck

    This School is waaayyyyy cheaper than a ton of other schools! because it is a religious school, it cost a lot less. But just because it costs less doesn't mean it's worth less, it's a great school!

    What to do for fun

    There's tons to do for fun! especially in the summer! All the outdoor activities you can think of, great hiking, lots of parks close to campus, at leas 5 of your friends will live at some place with a pool, cause loads of places have pools. Also, since its a college town there are great cheap things to do too! Like comedy clubs, tumbling gyms, dollar theater, and more!

    Food and Dining

    The school has quite a few options as far as food goes. There is a massive cougar eat with loads of fast food places that are really quite good, and not too pricey. There are also a couple of nice restaurants on campus, like a great place in the Museum of Art or the Eyring Science Center. Both of those places make for great dates!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun and really nice. BYU just built new Heritage Halls, and they are sweet!! Brand new, with kitchens! I personally have always liked having a kitchen, also I think it helps to keep you away from the freshman 15.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU can be a difficult school. Your expected to put in a lot of effort. But I do know of some people who scrape by. I personally think it's better to try your best though, it makes school much more enjoyable!

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on smiling! If you are nice to those around you and to your professors you will make more friends and connections which can help a lot in school. Also, if you love what you study you will be much more likely to succeed, so try your best to enjoy school! It helps a ton!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a fantastic school! I love the atmosphere. It is a somewhat competitive school, I feel like there are a lot of perfectionists when it comes to grades. But, the people and professors are kind and fun!

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    My favorite thing about this school is the affordable prices. When compared to other schools of the same quality education, it is an obvious decision of where to go. The location is amazing, it is very beautiful on campus as well as around the campus. Even better than the scenery there are multiple ski resorts within an hour of the university, including the world renowned Park City Mountain Resort.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young University is one of the best Bang for the buck schools. Tuition differs for LDS students and non-LDS students, but is cheap either way for the level of education provided.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do in Provo. Not all of the options can be listed, but there are many websites devoted to the many things there are to do as a student of Brigham Young University.

    Food and Dining

    Brigham Young University offers a variety of dining plans and options. Furthermore, there are many restaurants in both Provo and Orem. The Brick Oven is a popular BYU hangout.

    Dorm Life

    Some really enjoy the atmosphere of BYU whereas others find it suffocating. If you can live by the honor code, and enjoy being with many LDS people, then it is an excellent dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes range in difficulty, but getting high marks is more difficult here than in many schools in Utah. It is a highly competitive school and does not hand out many easy A's.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're considering Brigham Young University, work hard in high school, and keep a high moral standing. Admission is far less rigorous than many schools, but expectations are still high for prospective students. Furthermore, an ecclesiastical endorsement is required for all entering students, and upon entering students are required to follow an honor code.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is an excellent place to study, socialize, and prepare for a career. As it is a religious academy, a high moral standing is required of the people who attend, which may make Brigham Young University less appealing to some, but to others it makes the university a more attractive prospect. The university also provides many opportunities for part time work, ranging for tutoring to janitorial work to hawking concessions at football games.

  • 03/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are millions of service activities (if that fits your fancy), there are also social dances, performances and shows in all areas of the arts, skiing/snowboarding in the mountains, and skiing on the lake. Also, there are many shops from clothing stores to indoor rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of restaurants in the cafeteria to chose from that is of normal quality if you were to go out to a fast-food restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    I transferred here so I never stayed in the dorms, but the BYU-on campus housing is very nice for the most part. There are a lot of options to choice from, which is nice because you are able to meet your specifications easier for what works best for you.

    Academic Rigor

    The class material isn't so much hard as the course load is heavy. There is a lot of material to learn all at once, which is the tricky part. The grading system is very fair, and even though it is a lot to keep up with there are a lot of services and help if you need it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because there is so much to do here, I would definitely advise having time management skills or expecting to manage your time efficiently. Also, TAKE advantage of all that there is to do here! You will be busy, but every opportunity and activity will be worth your while.

    In three sentences

    BYU has exceeded my expectations and has had the most fulfilling curriculum out of all the colleges I have attended. Part of the reason is because the teachers find ways to keep the students interested and passionate about the subjects. Not only are the classrooms great, but the atmosphere is marvelous with great weather during the spring and summer, as well as the people are eager to excel.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I love the Creamery!!! :)

    Dorm Life

    I have heard that it is really great. I'm excited to try it out. Neutral rating.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't experienced it but I know that you can't get by without studying. Neutral rating because I don't know what it's like.

    In three sentences

    I am so excited to be able to attend BYU. All of my siblings have attended and have had a very enjoyable time. I know that coming to BYU, I will have the opportunity to: meet new people, get a great education, and have a wholesome and great college experience.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt unsafe at byu, but there have been a few instances of violence in the past. As long as you don't walk alone at night you should be fine.

    Greek Life

    There is none. Sorry.

    Clubs and Activities

    The only problem is that there are too many to choose from.

    Bang for the buck

    For how good of an education byu is, it is the cheapest university there is. If you are worried about finances, you ain't go wrong in choosing byu for your education.

    What to do for fun

    Provo doesn't have a lot of options when it comes to activities. You fan hike the y, go bowling, and watch movies. Being creative becomes key in enjoying your time at byu.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans at byu need to be improved. There arnt too many choices and they tend to be expensive. If you can live in heritage halls and cook for yourself, I recomend it.

    Dorm Life

    Byu has more dating than any other school you will find. The dorms can get a little cliquey, but once you find your friends it will ne fun living there.

    Academic Rigor

    Byu can be hard, but it is possible to get the grades you're looking for. Classes are curved so there will always be someone with a good grade, just try to make sure it is you. Working in study groups is the best way to meet people while learning what you need to do well

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get too caught up in doing every activity. Byu has so many clubs and groups to join and no one can do it all. You have to choose what you want to do. Bring a good winter coat and get in shape because your going to have to climb a big hill to get to campus everyday. People at byu are smart, so don't get discouraged if you can't ace every class. Focus on what you're good at.

    In three sentences

    A great place for Lds students to get a great education while being able to openly practice their faith. There is not a lot of diversity to be found, and the weather can get ugly, but BYU has a good atmosphere for learning. BYU graduates are known for their ability to work in a global environment and for their leadership skills.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Awesome food.

    Dorm Life

    Very social.

    Academic Rigor

    Expect to do your best

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to seminary

    In three sentences

    It has high moral standards and encourages excellence in all aspects of life. Students are kind and outgoing. The location is gorgeous.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very well monitered by campus police, very very low crime rate on campus... close to none at all. BYU is a safe place to be attending school.

    Greek Life

    There's not really any sororities on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Limitless; you name it, you can find it.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for religious, clean-cut, hard-working students who want a group of kids to hang out with who won't get them into trouble and who will most likely push them to do better in school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU's library is the place to go to get a date or phone number. All you have to do is ask.

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers are wonderful faithful people. They work hard and will help you if you ask. Use them as much as you can!

    What to do for fun

    There's many music and performance venues in Provo, and there are more clubs and activities run through BYU than you could attend in your four years here.

    Food and Dining

    There's plenty of option for food in Provo and on BYU campus. You'll be sure to find what you like.

    Dorm Life

    There's great people to meet and date, but not very many crazy parties if you're into that sort of thing.

    Academic Rigor

    The students here aren't out partying and getting drunk every weekend; they are studying. This school has great teachers, but they expect you to keep pace with the rest of the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use every resource available here to learn and grow. There are many wonderful opportunities to participate in study groups, research, and other activities. Make the most of you time and realize that this a great university and place to get an education.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is full of hard working students. This school is clean, sharp, and state-of-the-art . This is not the place to come to party and slack off.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Upstanding, virtuous, academic kids.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is an LDS college. If you are not willing to follow the Honor Code, don't. Other students want to apply and might not get that chance if you choose to go on an unwilling whim.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply EARLY!! Everything is affected by your application date. If you can get it done in a week - do it.

    In three sentences

    My college of choice since I was little. I am so excited to go. I know this is the place to be.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The possibilities are endless, seriously. The only thing it lacks is a beach.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for the atmosphere, it is definitely a different one. Remember every experience is what you make it.

    In three sentences

    It is an incredible school. There are limitless opportunities. There is no way you'll leave without having grown.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I certainly feel comfortable walking around in the middle of the night. Illegal activities are not tolerated on or around campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm sure there are lots of them, unfortunately I haven't had the chance to get involved with them yet as this is my first semester here. But I know there are math clubs, there is the honors program, bowling club, and if there isn't the club you want... make it!

    Great for these types of students

    LDS members, and religious person, intellectual, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday there is a devotional in which LDS church leaders, and lots of other public figures speak. These guest speakers often come from other universities to present.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good price for the education that you get!

    What to do for fun

    Oh man, the list is endless! The best part is that there are mountains right next to campus. You can go on hikes, camping, mountain climbing, and anything else you can think to do in the mountains. There are ski and snowboard resorts close too. Right close to campus you have activities ranging from bowling to laser tag, from the nickel cade to the movie theatre. The list of things to do is endless, you just have to look around.

    Food and Dining

    I buy and make my own food, however when I have gone to the on campus food courts, it has always been really good.

    Dorm Life

    I live in off campus dorms. The good thing about BYU is there are definitely enough places to live. There are tons of apartment buildings ranging from cheap and okay quality, to super expensive and amazing quality. If you look hard, you can find good quality at a pretty good price. The social scene is pretty good too, there is always some sort of activity going on.

    Academic Rigor

    There are definitely difficult classes here at BYU, and decent amounts of homework depending on the class. There are your more traditional easy classes, but here at BYU we like to push ourselves to new levels.

    Tips for prospective students

    Participate in the honors program, it gives you the chance to push yourself even further. Honors classes are also smaller, so you get to to know and be friends with your classmates.

    In three sentences

    A competitive fast paced school that still allows room for social and religious experiences. Beautiful campus with great professors that are always willing to help. Focused on enhancing analytical, quantitative, and writing skills.

  • 04/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    it ok can imporve.

    Dorm Life

    non applicable

    Academic Rigor

    its great

    Tips for prospective students

    come to this school. i feel is a greta school

    In three sentences

    i feel this is a great school. all cultures a coming together.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    BYU offers meal plans, but you can also have the option of not having one if your dorm has a kitchen.

    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about dorm life, except that I have a kitchen. It'll be nice to be able to cook for myself once in a while. It really helped me to look on the website to see what kind or rooms and dorms are available.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm not expecting BYU to be easy, but I'm hoping to be able to learn new things and broaden my horizon. It seems like the professors know what they are talking about and are there to help you. It also helps that this school has good standards and actively involves the gospel in it's classes.

  • 04/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    This is a great school and has a wonderful atmosphere. Everyone is really nice and everyone is always happy and smiling!

  • 04/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday at 11 they have a campus devotional which I suggest you attend!

    Bang for the buck

    This school is excellent, especially for the price!

    What to do for fun

    Anything and everything!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work as hard as you can!

    In three sentences

    I love it so much! The classes are challenging and the tests can be killer but you learn a lot. And the professors really care about their students!

  • 04/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    Great atmosphere with lots of diversity. People come to BYU from all over the world.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is a nationally accredited school for a reason. Don't come here expecting to fly through your classes. Classes are fun and there are great professors but you need to work hard!

    In three sentences

    Great university with a great atmosphere. Everyone is really nice and welcoming. Because it is an LDS school you don't need to worry as much about your standards being challenged. This school is pretty tough, make sure you work hard right from the start!

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Eat, Sports Events, Hikes, Party

    Tips for prospective students

    Study!

    In three sentences

    Great environment for future careers and jobs. Love the student and professor relationships and interactions. Criteria allows students to learn needed material and experiences for future careers and jobs.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go outside! Find friends and do random crazy things! Chalk the walkways, play sports, find crazy outfits at DI...

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard, but don't overdo it. Make sure you have moderation in socializing and studying. Your studying will fall behind if you socialize too much, but your studying will also fall behind if you study too much.

    In three sentences

    BYU is full of meaningful experiences. The campus is a very wholesome place. Education and socializing are both important goals of the BYU board of trustees.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Don't be dumb. If you don't deliberately put yourself in dangerous situations, you will be perfectly fine.

    Greek Life

    None. Sorry.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are like, 50 billion clubs. Seventy-two alone are dedicated for community service. You can join any dance club, tae-kwon-do club, speech, drama, leadership, etc. You name it, we got it.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun. Intelligent. Religious (it is an LDS school). Ambitious (not for the faint of heart).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hike the Y!! (Y-mountain, that is) Additionally, we have true-blue football where we do a giant slip-n-slide in a mount of blue foam. So cool.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is crazy cheap for a private school. You don't pay by credit, so as long as you take 12 you can take as many credits as you want (including athletic and dance classes).

    What to do for fun

    Provo and Orem combined is huge. You can do it all: skiing, ice-skating, hiking, swimming, boating, and camping and go to the theater, parks, shopping centers, movie theaters, music venues, alcohol-free bars, and dance clubs.

    Food and Dining

    Who doesn't love BYU Creamery ice cream? BYU has a huge food court on campus and a half-dozen little grocery stores around campus in the housing areas. There are tons of tasty options for nourishment around every corner.

    Dorm Life

    FAB. U. LOUS. I loved living in the apartment-style houses. BYU actually has a program called Freshman Mentoring In which a group of students from the same housing units are put in a group with a counselor and attend three freshman classes together. It is so helpful for getting to know people well and having study-buddies readily available. Also, BYU's freshman wards are so fun!

    Academic Rigor

    You may want to cry, but if you love it, work for it. If you don't love it, you had better find a different major. But remember, some professors are just not good at what they teach. Ask around and find help from other students and professors before you quit after one bad class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and remember that it is all worth it in the end. Make meaningful connections with your professors and work hard to balance school, work, and play.

    In three sentences

    BYU is incredible. I have found that the atmosphere is perfectly suited to enhance not only one's academic education, but also his or her emotional, mental, spiritual, and social experience as well. In addition to its diverse and challenging courses, BYU provides limitless opportunities to work and play with students from all over the world.

  • 04/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU campus is very safe. We have our own campus police who are very kind and helpful (if you take time to know them). It is also a place where many people when they need to get up and go somewhere real quick (for example when they are in the library and need to go to print something) it is common to see people simply ask someone to watch their stuff for a minute and head off without having to worry about getting ripped off or anything. It is quite nice.

    Greek Life

    Everyone is accepted for who they are and discrimination is pretty much non-existent here so anyone living a Greek Life would be accepted and enjoy their time here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities here at BYU that it is almost impossible to keep track of them. More are popping up every day. If you have a desire to find a club to join or even make your own, there are many opportunities to do so. All are very accepting and many of them are very beneficial for gaining experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing, fun-loving, honest, wanting an education that pushes them to grow.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, being cougar town down here in Provo, there are always a number of interesting traditions that go down. One of which is the massive blue foam fight/ water slide that happens the beginning of every Fall.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth every bit you pay. I would say this especially because of the professors here at the university. In my experience the professors go out of their way to help their students and make sure that they are learning things that are relative to their futures out in the work force. They are almost always very available to meet with and help students who are struggling with concepts and will go out of their way even at times to answer a question a student may have.

    What to do for fun

    The Wilkinson Center has an entertainment area on the lower level where there is a bowling alley, arcade, pool tables, etc and the pricing isn't half bad. On the main floor there is a rental center where you can rent all sorts of outdoor items to play with - giant twister boards, tandom bikes, skates, mountain bikes, etc. If you are one who likes to dance, or have parties, we do it a little different here at BYU than all the other campuses but we still have a good time. There are many dances throughout the year, and you can almost always find something going on each weekend whether that be people getting together to go play sports, watch movies, or do a variety of other things. All clean fun. No drugs on any of that garbage.

    Food and Dining

    BYU has some pretty good dining places - Cougar Eat in the Wilkinson Center, the Skyroom, the Cannon Center etc. All of which have great food for descent pricing. Along with these dining options, there are a number of BYU creameries which have amazing Ice Cream and Dairy products along with other grocery needs that you will need.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is super fun. Everyone I know who has been in the dorms has enjoyed it tremendously. You make friends like crazy and are in an awesome environment where everyone can find where they thrive.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are challenging and that is a blessing. The classes here at BYU are made to make you learn. It is definitely not a University where you can give less than your all and come out victor in your classes. It is going to take work, and your hard work will pay off if you do your best. The classes are made to help you grow in the ways that you need to to prepare you for your future out in your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    If possible, go into the advisement center and talk to some of the advisers in there to at least get an idea of possible majors you may enjoy as well as have help making a plan for how to complete your degree in the best possible timing. If you don't have a plan, you could be here for a long time and not accomplish anything.

    In three sentences

    The best college experience you could have. Equal to everyone. Prepares you for the real world.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sometimes we forget what the real world is like outside of Provo. Whenever I lose stuff I can find it and I never fear for my life. Provo/ BYU is a bubble of security.

    Greek Life

    Our roots spring from Palmyra rather than Cambridge. We have Quorums and Relief Societies instead of Fraternities and Sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was in BYUSA activities, it was a blast. There are so many ways to get involved here on campus. Dancing, service, karate, anything you want!

    Great for these types of students

    Spiritual, focused, hardworking, friendly, service oriented, driven, disciplined, and God loving.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Modestly dressed women, Chastity, Tunnel singing, devotion to God, and an obsession with Marriage.

    Bang for the buck

    Awesome! especially if you are LDS

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do: dancing, football, Frisbee, soccer, art, clubs, student leadership, and most importantly service. Get involved in your ward and the BYU community

    Food and Dining

    Any meal is good with a cute date from BYU.

    Dorm Life

    Clean Parties! everyone is willing to help you, even strangers.

    Academic Rigor

    Its competitive, but you learn a ton

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember what is most important in life, then pursue good grades and study for the SAT/ACT. Mange your time in High School, Trust in God and everything else will fall into place.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a unique because of its emphasis on service. At BYU we not only learn important life skills, but also how we can use these skills in the service of our fellow man and our God. BYU is a safe, friendly, competitive environment.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although this is college and the real world, BYU is actually pretty safe. There is a BYU Police always ready to escort anyone who would like the extra company. There are call boxes located everywhere on campus for emergencies, and even random students studying late like to team up to walk home if it makes them feel safer.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities you can do that range from community service opportunities to dances on the weekends. There is always a sports event happening at one point or another whether it be school related or just for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your work, don't slack off. The professors really do care about your work, so you can go see them for help. They will listen to you.

    In three sentences

    BYU Provo is a great school. The students are all friendly and welcoming. There is such a comforting atmosphere on campus that makes it bearable to go to classes.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are no fraternaties or sororities at BYU.

    Clubs and Activities

    Every Tuesday night is club night.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants a good clean environment and a christian culture at their school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every morning and every evening when the flag is raised or retired the Star Spangled Banner is played over loudspeakers all across campus. When the flag is being raised or lowered, all the noise on campus stops, everyone turns toward the flag with hand over heart, and waits for the colors to be raised or retired.

    Bang for the buck

    The best.

    What to do for fun

    Events are held on campus every single weekend, whether in the performing arts center or club night at the student center campus has something interesting almost every night. The downtown portion of Provo also has some dancing venues and small venues for local bands and artists. Athletic events such as football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse and more are often going on and with the allsports pass you can get into any one of them.

    Food and Dining

    With the meal plans you can access food on campus by the food court, cafes, creameries, cafeterias, or vending machines any time. If you want to eat healthy, the best way to go is a moderate approach at your cafeteria or other eatery - avoid making the vending machines a habit.

    Dorm Life

    If you try to be involved and keep your priorities straight, then your dorm experience will be rewarding and those people will be your good friends throughout your undergrad experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Expect to work hard in order to learn. If you work hard, stay on top of your coursework, your efforts will earn you a greater knowledge of your subjects - that will bring you decent grades too.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will be best served from your education when you put your concentration, time and effort into it - the adage you get out what you put in holds true for this school, so be prepared to work hard and don't short change yourself on this experience.

    In three sentences

    BYU Provo is a great school that has everything to get you started on the path to where you're going. The environment and campus culture is uplifting and clean, student run clubs dot campus having to do with every major and career path started here. The administration has provided a great many resources to help you identify your interests, hone your study skills, and help you succeed in your undergraduate education.

  • 05/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    IN 4 years, I never heard of an assault on campus!

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities/sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Laugh Out Loud Improv Comedy. Enough said.

    What to do for fun

    Movies in the park, Dollar movies, float the river, 7 peaks water park, lots of great hinking and outdoors activities!

    Food and Dining

    Great food court in the Wilkinson Center

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    You will need to work hard, but your work is fairly rewarded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, study hard, and enjoy your time here!

    In three sentences

    It is a great environment for LDS and other Christian Students. It has a beautiful campus and great people. I highly recommend it!

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for students interested in learning, being moral, developing integrity, wanting to avoid alcohol, drugs etc... being willing to be very disciplined in and outside school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    - Tuesday morning devotional with some important speaker (religious, academic, or political figures) - Wearing blue on certain days (school color) - Hiking the Y mountain to light it up during homecoming

    What to do for fun

    Lots of outdoors activities, hiking, river rafting, mountain biking, snowboarding, snowmobiling, skiing.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not great, I would say this is the worst thing about BYU. It isn't cheap either.

    Dorm Life

    I found it to be great, a lot of social activities, but in a very clean environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Be willing to live by a strict honor code, this is not a party school - Be prepared to work very hard, even general education is demanding at BYU - Learn about the LDS Church, as the majority of students and faculty are LDS

    In three sentences

    Excellent learning atmosphere

  • 05/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sporting events are a blast! There are also various clubs you can join, shows you can attend, or groups of students hanging out that you can be a part of!

    Food and Dining

    There are various options to choose from. Plus the creamery has amazing ice cream.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are safe, fun, spiritual, and friendly!

    Academic Rigor

    BYU has amazing academics. It will push you and make you work harder than you ever have, but it is so worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and gain more knowledge then you ever have before. BYU will push you to your limits but you will be so grateful for it because it will help you become a stronger student and person.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a very prestigious school that will push you to become the best student you can possible be. It is a very spiritual atmosphere that will help you learn about yourself and strengthen your beliefs. The students and the staff are always so kind and willing to help you out in anyway possible.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs, go to the Varsity (dollar) theatre, BYU's Got Talent, hike the Y on the mountain, go to the park, play hide and seek in buildings on campus, go sledding, puddle jumping, browse the BYU Bookstore, go to Guitar's Unplugged, the BYU spelling bee. There are so many great student activities on campus and most of them are FREE!

    Food and Dining

    The Cougareat is great. They have such a variety of places to eat including Subway and Taco Bell. The service is quick and the employees are friendly.

    Dorm Life

    On campus housing is great. The RAs (resident assistants) are amazing and are there for you when you need them. They are usually upperclassmen so if you have questions about campus or classes chances are that they have already dealt with what you need help with and can help.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, they are up to par with what you should expect from a college class, but like I said, get to know the people who grade your work. They know more than you and are more than willing to help. Oh, and studying helps too.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the most helpful tips that I could give any college student whether they go to BYU or not is get to know your professors and your TAs (teaching assistants). They want you to succeed and will help you as much as they can. It really makes a huge difference in your grade and your confidence in the class.

    In three sentences

    Attending Brigham Young University is the greatest choice I have ever made and I would never want to go anywhere else to receive my undergraduate degree and beyond. Every professor, classmate, and TA that I have had at BYU as made an impact in my life and greatly improved every aspect of my college education so far.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. If you ever feel unsafe walking home you can call the campus police to walk you home.

    Greek Life

    Non-existant

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something fun going on and there are so many clubs that you can join, both silly and professional

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working but also love to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On special occasions they hike and light the Y on the mountain. It's magical. You may also find many wonderful treasures in the basement of the Wilk.

    Bang for the buck

    Most likely the most affordable University and it is probably one of the best.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events were always my favorite. The pool has public time and they have a platform you can jump off of. There is a nice gym and an indoor track and a lot of basketball courts and racquetball courts. There are so many really cool places to hike and there is a place to go to listen to music called The Velour.

    Food and Dining

    The Cannon Center gets old pretty fast but it is good food and they always have cereal! In Heritage halls you have your own kitchen so you cook your own food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun! I had the opportunity to live in both sets of dorms (Helaman and Heritage), and they were both fantastic! Friends are easy to make, there are places to hang out and have fun and also a lot of space to play sports.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is challenging and will bring out the most potential that you have. However, it is not too much that you will not be able to handle it. Just keep it currant.

    Tips for prospective students

    This isn't just a university for LDS people. There are people of many faiths that attend, but for the most part everyone is welcoming. Study! It's important to have fun, meet new people and build friendships, but don't let it get in the way of studying. It's harder then high school. But still doable.

    In three sentences

    This University is absolutely superb. The teachers and professors love teaching, are very good at teaching, and truly care about the students. As a church sponsored university we are united in heart, mind and purpose, which allows for a very welcoming and pleasant campus.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not bad at all.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There is So much! Anything you can think of- there's probably a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, social, fun, nice

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Prayer before every class.

    Bang for the buck

    I love BYU. It is a fantastic school with so many great things happening here.

    What to do for fun

    Skiing, camping or bonfires in the canyon, bowling, longboarding, intramural sports, ice cream parties, football/other sports games, stadium of fire in the summer, swimming, hot-tubbing

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants in and near Provo, which are both nice and affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't love it personally--I had a much more enjoyable time off-campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a good range of hard and medium-hard classes here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a good place to live and get involved in the wards and activites going on at school.

    In three sentences

    BYU is an excellent school where students are able to grow and learn in the light of the religion we believe. It is full of interesting people and great professors. There are so many opportunities here to get involved and to learn in many ways.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students with high morals and standards with an endeavor to learn and socialize.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the activities center, sports games, take a bike ride.

    Food and Dining

    It is difficult to rate food and dining- I cook myself.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm was easy to find but I did not end up getting the dorm I originally wanted. My dorm is an apartment-style dorm with an activities center nearby and my dorm is relatively new.

    Academic Rigor

    It is difficult to get accepted to BYU therefore the Academics have become quite prestigious.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYU is very helpful on the phone. Good morals are encouraged at BYU and there are always friendly people around to help you.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU students care not only about themselves, but about each other and their school. They work together and are constantly holding activities that are free and fun to help the students feel at home here and find their place on such a big campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds of clubs, activities, and shows that are always going on at BYU. This is because BYU has such a diverse amount of cultures and also majors that help to expand the world of BYU. There is always something going on and usually it is hard to decide what to do because of all the options.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the BYU cafeterias is some of the best food I've ever eaten. Not only are they all set up buffet style, but every meal there are many different options and cuisines that are always very delicious. I also love how all the portions are large and I never feel that I'm getting cheated out of my money when I eat there.

    Dorm Life

    Even though freshman can be energetic and have spontaneous fun, nothing wrong ever took place in the dorms. There is such a high level in the expectations of the students and everyone lives by the honor-code which they sign when they come here. There is never any rough-playing or rule-breaking and all the students are very accepting of one another.

    Academic Rigor

    I always heard college is hard but didn't know what quite what that entailed. Education is different here at the Y because the professors approach it from a spiritual and religious aspect. Everything you learn is accompanied with principles and life-learned lessons that help to not only connect and tie things together, but to open and expand the world that we learn and live in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Brigham Young University not only provides a fabulous atmosphere that is character-building and knowledge strengthening, but also a safe atmosphere that feels like home. Anyone looking for a place to not only gain an education, but also grow spiritually, will not be disappointed. Since being here for three years, it has not only become my home away from home, but I have met thousands of the nicest people and made hundreds of life-long friends.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is fairly well lit at night and there are campus police.

    Greek Life

    Not much

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a few, but most aren't advertised well. Most majors also have a club.

    Great for these types of students

    Religious, particularly LDS, students who are willing to live by the honor code (which includes a moral code of conduct).

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a largely LDS environment.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a very good education for a very low price. Make sure to sign up for scholarships to help lower this price even further!

    What to do for fun

    There is an ice arena in the area. There are also several movie theaters (dollar theaters included). IF you like the outdoors there are also a few canyons nearby.

    Food and Dining

    There is an alright selection, particularly the L&T Wraps in the Cougareat. However, as a general rule I recommend bringing your own lunch because most of what is offered on or near campus is fast food. When you have a car, however, there are more interesting options within a reasonable range.

    Dorm Life

    I have always had wonderful roommates. Although housing prices aren't always ideal, by looking through the housing guide offered by BYU you can usually find something not too bad and not too expensive.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very difficult, but the instructors will be willing to help if you will approach them. Study groups are usually helpful, as well as a good way to meet new people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to approach your instructors about concerns and get to know your roommates and fellow students.

    In three sentences

    I love the people, and have always had wonderful roommates. The student body is wonderful. The instructors really care about student learning.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to sports events!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early for scholarships. Take advantage of all of the extra-curricular activities offered. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    A beautiful and clean campus. I go to school with like-minded individuals. The instruction is first rate.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU Campus Police are on-call all the time. I have never felt unsafe while attending this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM IT IS RIDICULOUS.

    Great for these types of students

    -future leaders -out-going -friendly -hard-working -creative -adventurous

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Blue Football is fantastic! It includes a slip-n-slide covered in blue foam that temporarily dyes your skin blue.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is basically DIRT CHEAP and yet delivers an amazing educational experience. It is really the best value for a university education in this nation.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking in the canyon, visiting Salt Lake City or Park City, the dollar theatre, lots of on-campus activities and clubs, foreign films on campus, ward/church activities, downtown Provo has cute little venues as well

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of cute, little-known places to eat all over campus. Take advantage of those places. They are particularly awesome if you are looking to go on a date to a more unique dining experience.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very social. It is easy to get to know people and develop friendships that will last throughout your college career and hopefully beyond. However, you need to do your part and be open to that social interaction. If you are not actively going out and trying to meet people, you will find it difficult to make friends. Be willing to put yourself out there!

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are demanding, as they should be at a first-rate university. You need to be willing to study hard and work hard to succeed. It is possible to maintain a very high GPA but you must be willing to put in the time and effort. This is not an easy school. Your experience will be what you choose to make of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to uphold all aspects of the Honor Code. This contract is taken very seriously at all venues associated with BYU. If you are not abiding by the standards you agreed to you WILL be turned away from events and opportunities on campus.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great school for those who wish to avoid the stereotypical college pressures of drinking, partying and having sex. The professors at this university all have impressive resumes and tend to be good about interacting with students on an individual basis, if the student is willing to seek those one-on-one opportunities out. BYU successfully combines a first-rate education with the spiritual aspects of a religious institution without feeling too stuffy, in my opinion.

  • 05/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Not even the flies get swatted

    Greek Life

    ??????

    Clubs and Activities

    If it exists and it's good, it's here. And if not, you can start it.

    Great for these types of students

    STUDENTS (that means you study)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    duck pond

    What to do for fun

    Date, mountain bike/climb/hike. snow ski, water ski, camp, hunt, fish, sports of every kind at any time, jogging, cheap movies, ice cream, bowling, eat food

    Food and Dining

    Cannon center, BYU creamery--divine

    Dorm Life

    Be prepared to have fun

    Academic Rigor

    There are impossible classes and trivial classes. The difference is whether you understand the material or not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be happy

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University possesses the most peculiar people in the world. As the majority are Mormons, they have a strong belief in Jesus Christ and in doing His will. And men are, that they might have joy.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Get some friends together and join some clubs. Spend some time out doors and explore the mountain trails. Get involved, make lots of friends, and do lots of service.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a very prestigious school. It is a very welcoming university. It also offers impressive educational opportunities.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is super safe. You have to go out of you way to get harmed. Just be smart and cautious though.

    Greek Life

    There is none, but the wards allow you to meet people.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you want you can find. BYU has websties to search all the diffrent types of club. They have so many service activities. Get involved in one. It has made all the diffrence in my life.

    Great for these types of students

    Any one who does drink or like hard partying. The are still non dinking bars and other places to have fun. Everyone can find a nitch were they fit in. Not for those who want to blow off school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The top of the jsf (large class building) is a great building. The tanner building late at night is a perfect place to study because all of the business majors are gone. On Tuesdays if you wear blue you get free food. The hot chocolate is the best ever!! Taking a ballroom dance class will allow you to meet tons of different people. There is a great river that goes all around campus that I recommend walking around if you get stress. The ducks at the duck pond are funny.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the best educations you can get. BYU is a fantastic school with a great cost.

    What to do for fun

    I Love going to the gym with my friends and staying in shape. If you are a girl the dry sauna in the locker room is awesome. Try to go to several different plays and sporting events. Get involved in a dance class it is a great way to meet people and be involved in the campus. Go to your ward and game nights are a blast.

    Food and Dining

    If you are outside of Utah expect the food to be bland. Especially if you are from the south. The MOA is fantastic and eating in the science center is good. Off campus eating is a little better... Kneaders is a must but I prefer cooking for myself. Do not expect to find good Mexican food or anything spicy. The baked goods are great here though.

    Dorm Life

    If dorm life fits your personality you will love. If not it may be challenging. I had a really hard roommate but we made it through the room together in one piece. All of the girls in my hall were great and I got to know all of them.

    Academic Rigor

    You will get pushed hard, especially if you are a science major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be social get to know everyone you can. Follow the honor code, when you do not it rude. Remember there are quite a few kids that wanted your spot.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy being at BYU and am excited for next semester to start. The professors are helpful and care about you learning the material well. Most people come from different backgrounds and there is a lot you can learn if you listen to others.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everyone feels comfortable, sometimes too much so and let their guard down.

    Greek Life

    Non, except engineering societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club night every Tuesday. There is ping pong, chess, country or salsa dancing and much more.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, hard working students. Non-partyers. Good moral people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tru blue football: Once a year we play touch football on a field covered in blue foam.

    Bang for the buck

    Great school, you will learn more than you ever thought you would and be pushed hard.

    What to do for fun

    The school sponsors lots of activities, from plays to parties to dance and ping pong clubs. Also because church is very active, there are also activities within your Ward.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Alcohol free environment with lots to do all the time.

    Academic Rigor

    You always have homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do all of your homework.

    In three sentences

    Great school. Full of hard workers. Faculty that care about students.

  • 05/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU campus is really safe both physically and spiritually. No one will challenge your standards. There are police men on call to help you walk home or to your car at night.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is one of the cheaper schools there are, and gives a level of education equal to schools that cost two, and even three, times as much.

    What to do for fun

    BYU/SA, STAB, and other student-run organizations host almost weekly activities that are inexpensive and lots of fun.

    Food and Dining

    Campus food is really good and is served in a clean, open, fun environment.

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is really friendly and from all over the US and the world! You'll have lots of fun getting to know people in your area and in your ward.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is not an accredited university for nothing, the classes are hard. As long as you do the homework assigned, ask for help when you need it, and study in advance for the tests, you'll do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYU is hard to get into, so make sure you are focused in high school. Try to get a head start by taking higher-level classes such as AP courses and calculus.

    In three sentences

    BYU welcomes all students. As tacky as it sounds, everyone is smiling and laughing. The courses are rigorous but worth the effort and the teachers care about each individual student.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Where to start? With concerts from the BYU Ballroom Dance Company (current world champions), Young Ambassadors, and a critically-acclaimed orchestra, not to mention their many sports programs (Jimmer Ferdette anyone?), there is NEVER a shortage of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    With lots of popular restaurants on campus, as well as a wonderful cafeteria, there is never a shortage of delicious food options.

    Dorm Life

    I doubt there is a campus in the world with a more friendly, active, and involved student body. There are countless activities planned and executed by the student government in an effort to promote friendship and a feeling of belonging. The friends I have made here will certainly be my friends for life. In fact, I met my husband here, so I owe this school my happiness!

    Academic Rigor

    The courses here have not only challenged me academically, but have also tried me spiritually, emotionally, and physically. I love a challenge, and I got one! BYU is not for the faint of heart. It is for the determined, disciplined, and ambitious. If you really want to succeed, you have within you the power to excel here.

    Tips for prospective students

    My advice to future students at Brigham Young University: if you didn't study in high school and still passed every class and if you think you won't have to study here- brace yourself! These classes are tough, and require an incredible amount of effort. The professors however, truly love their students and want everyone to get an A, so if you put forth the effort and reach out to them, the sky is the limit! Also, don't be distracted by the dozens of fun and exciting events going on around campus every day. It's easy to lose track of time and find that you've had a lot of fun, but failed every class!

    In three sentences

    With motivating professors, a stunning campus, and an active student body, Brigham Young University is the perfect college. Research and publication opportunities abound, and the professors really do care about the welfare of their student. The atmosphere of modesty, virtue, and integrity inspire greatness in anyone who sets foot on this campus.

  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe because parking is ridiculously limited and campus police maintains a gestapo-like presence :) However, the honor code itself helps to establish safety when it comes to crime and violence. Overall very safe.

    Greek Life

    None-No frats or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs in every area. Sporting events are super fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Students prepared to immerse themselves in academics, as well as people willing to live to a higher standard than most schools required.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Creamery on 9th does $3 kids meals that include their delicious ice cream. Graham Canyon ice cream is amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    For a private school, it is very reasonable. Around 5,000 in tuition for the year.

    What to do for fun

    Athletics/sporting events are very fun. BYU is quite competitive in most major sports. As Provo is a college town, there are also many fun places to go. Spark serves good drinks, and Pizza Pie Cafe has a fun all you can eat/karoeke one night a week.

    Food and Dining

    There is not much dining on campus besides the Cougareat. The Taco Bell there is fairly cheap and popular among students. The cafe in the Museum of Art is good as well.

    Dorm Life

    Is a fun, good way to meet people your freshman year, but do not stay longer than that as the dorms are almost entirely populated by freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very competitive school, and the professors often expect a lot from the students while also grading on a curve.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to compete against others who are very intelligent, but allow yourself time for fun as well. The library is a great place to study if done in moderation.

    In three sentences

    It is a very academic centered atmosphere on campus, with many references made to the Church. Athletics are also highly valued, and very fun to attend.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on on and off campus. There are parks everywhere for Ultimate frisbee, baseball, or just a walk. Date night at the creamery is always fun too. Get to know the people in your ward. That's where most of the social stuff goes on.

    Food and Dining

    Just pack a lunch.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but not impossible. You can do well if you put in the time and effort required. Most of the teachers are willing to work with you if you are consistently trying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be lazy. Build good relationships with your TA's. Attend church activities. Get to know people in your classes and make study groups. Go to Devotional. It really helps. Get involved. You'll have a lot more fun.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. Everyone is friendly and willing to help you out.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU has their own police system to keep things in check.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus it is insane! I have heard of everything from a Disney club to social dancing club to a tall person club. Sporting events are also fun activities to attend.

    Great for these types of students

    Want to focus on school without having to worry about getting caught up in drugs and alcohol.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week includes True Blue Football, where students get to ride a slip-n-slide covered in blue foam, as well as hiking and lighting the Y on the mountain. Another tradition is tunnel singing, where students meet in a tunnel to sing hymns on Sunday nights.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is only about $4400 for Fall and Winter semesters combined. For nonmembers, it is about $8800. That is crazy inexpensive for a private university!

    What to do for fun

    We don't drink or do drugs here at BYU, which makes us be more creative in coming up with ideas for fun activities. But it sure pays off. It's always easy to find a group of people to have fun with - playing ultimate frisbee, swimming, watching a movie, going to a dance, potlucks, the list is endless.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria if you live in the kitchen-less dorms. There is also a foodcourt with different quick options available, as well as vending machines all over campus. There are also a couple other nice little restaurants, as well as a grocery store on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the apartment-style dorms freshman year. I loved having a kitchen! Made it easy to learn to cook for myself, and to have friends over.

    Academic Rigor

    Even the religion classes require time and effort to earn a high grade. Though challenging, professors work with you to help you do your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard! It is no easy task to maintain a high GPA in a demanding college environment, but take the time to get to know professors and TAs, who are more than willing to help you succeed.

    In three sentences

    BYU has a friendly, uplifting atmosphere where you are surrounded by students and teachers who love to help you and get to know you. It is an environment filled with motivated, hard-working, and honest students. All students I have come across are wonderful people, and truly uphold their moral values.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    For some reason people think everyone in Provo are righteous, trustworthy people. I think because a lot of students are so naive, bad things do happen. Girls have been known to be rapped, but quite honestly it is usually at night when they are walking by themselves. BYU has done everything they can to help prevent this including teaching the students, handing out whistles, and they have emergency phones located throughout the campus. Of course other bad things also happen like stealing, but these are rare.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs available especially associated with the different majors. There also are a lot of activities in Brigham Square.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU will be your haven if you are serious about getting an education, love the gospel and want to learn more about it, and if you love to be surrounded by amazing people who you can look to for an example.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you are not a member of the LDS church everything will be a little unusual. However, if you are a member it is such a wonderful opportunity to experience Zion. Not all classes but several start with a prayer, there are devotionals almost every Tuesday with professors and General Authorities speaking, and there are lots of campus wide opportunities to serve.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are an LDS student you automatically pay half tuition because tithing pays for half of it. I have also heard of several professors who donate their salary back to the university. Both these things added together means you are getting an outstanding education for the lowest price possible.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many beautiful hikes up Provo Canyon and Rock Canyon. Utah Lake is pretty close, but I do not actually encourage swimming in it. There are two malls that are very close. There are fun activities on campus. And a lot of fun activities through the apartment complexes and wards.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large variety of restaurants fast food, and grocery stories right around BYU and in Provo. Some of my favorite places are: the BYU creamery, Sammy's, Maceys, and Buy Low.

    Dorm Life

    I did not actually live in the freshman dorms, but I love the housing around BYU! All BYU students are required to live in BYU approved housing. A lot of people think this sounds unfair and like BYU is micro-managing their students life. I was worried about this too at first. However, I soon discovered how nice it is to live in a place where certain standards are expected and enforced. It creates a much safer, cleaner environment without eliminating the chance to have fun and get to know new people.

    Academic Rigor

    President Samuelson encourages the professors to assign enough reading, studying and homework to equal three hours of homework for every hour in class. I do not think I ever met this actual ratio, but there is a ton of outside work necessary for almost every class. However, all the classes are very passable. I feel like my grades have pretty fairly reflected the effort and time I put into each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go here plan on working really hard. BYU only accepts the best, coming from high school where you might have been at the top to a university where you are average can be a difficult adjustment; however, it will push you like never before. Just come ready to work hard and have fun.

    In three sentences

    BYU is full of opportunities to grow academically, emotionally, and spiritually. It is not a college where you can slide by and get your degree. A lot of the classes encourage you to learn skills not only applicable to a certain major but also to life.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because BYU is religious university, the people that attend are great kids that show respect and love to everyone no matter who you are and what you look like. We of-course have campus police, but I never have seen them talking to anyone about something they did wrong.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost everything you can think of and it is really easy to get into and participate. Great stuff

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a big 'Y' mid way up one of our mountains, students take the climb up there all the time. It is a great hike, but more than that, when you get up there and you are looking over the entire valley, a feeling of accomplishment and assurance that every thing is going to be okay. Its great.

    Bang for the buck

    This is what I think is one of the best parts about BYU. It is one of the cheapest (as far as cost goes) universities you can go to in the world, but at the same time we are always ranked as a top tier university.

    What to do for fun

    You will live next to two malls that are nice to go to, but the real fun is outside. Utah has all four seasons and it is the best in every season. If you like the snow, we have the best snow in the world. If you like hiking or mountain biking, we live in a valley surrounded by mountains. If you thing is water sports, we have a few lats too... just like a said the best of everything. sorry no Disneyland.

    Food and Dining

    Food mmmmmm. here at BYU we love food. There are some great places to eat pretty much everywhere. on campus you have things like taco bell and subway ect.. off campus there is about everything you can think of and it is all within five mins away from where you live.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great, but remember it is the dorms and it will be different than what you are used to. There are some really great students here and tons of clubs and activities to keep you busy. It is an experience that I think everyone should at least do for a semester or two.

    Academic Rigor

    Prospective students, this is a university and a good one at that. Thus, it will challenge you to become better and smarter than you are now; don't be afraid of this, just understand that this is a mark of a good school. I do promise you that it is do able, even if it doesn't seem like it at the moment.

    Tips for prospective students

    When determining which school to attend, there are many things to consider; academia, sports, cost, living, surroundings. If there is one piece of advice I would give, it would be to use your heart, if it feels right than it will be a good fit for you.

    In three sentences

    If you are interested in the best all-rounded college experiences around, then BYU is for you. Not only are we a top tier university, but we have some of the most amazing students and professors you could imagine. Dont take my word for it, schedule a visit and you'll find out for yourself.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is no greek life

    What to do for fun

    The campus is right on the mountains so you can go up the canyon and do many things in nature. Provo is a college town with another university 15 minutes away so there are a lot of fun things to do at affordable costs.

    Food and Dining

    On campus there are many options of food but there are many options around the area from fast dining to fancy dining.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman year is the year to live in dorms. It is a great experience and is the best place to live to start of your college life.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very hard and the teachers ask a lot from you. But they want to see you succeed and they want you to learn the material and grow as a person from the experiences you gain inside the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved on campus and learn the fun things to do around the community and you will have fun. Learn your favorite place to study because you will be doing a lot of it!

    In three sentences

    BYU is full of people that want you to succeed and grow. It has very experienced proffesors who are experts in their fields. It is an uplifting enviornment with friendly people.

  • 05/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If one is wise, he/she can feel very safe on campus. Most areas are well-lit and securely watched, and the campus police are very accessible. Additionally, the BYU Honor Code is well-enforced and is good reassurance of one's safety.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the best aspects of Brigham Young University is the relatively inexpensive price of tuition, whether one is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints or not. There are also great opportunities to receive full and half-tuition academic scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun going on around campus, including (but not limited to): musical performances, plays, movie screenings, parties, intramural sports, sports events, and lectures and forums on every subject imaginable. Utah is also a great place to hike, bike, swim, ski, and enjoy the great outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of restaurants and dining facilities, both on campus and around campus, that are affordable, diverse, and offer great food. There are also fun dining experiences that are unique to the Provo area.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at BYU is very social and beneficial as a first-time-away-from-home experience. There are options for both kitchen cooking and cafeteria dining (which is buffet-style and pretty good). Each week, there are group activities and classes offered to help students meet other students, adapt to college life, succeed in classes, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of each class is dependent upon the professor and the topic. Most classes are designed to be challenging and rewarding, in that they require a good deal of work and encourage students to internalize and apply the subject matter.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a school that provides both an excellent secular education and an enlightening religious education. It is a wonderful institution in which to built lasting relationships of all kinds, and to gain experiences that add to the betterment of the individual. These kinds of experiences and relationships open doors and prepare one for life after college.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus police officers that will walk you home if you are headed home late at night.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for people that are dedicated to working hard and know how to balance fun and studies.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At 5:15 every night the flag is taken down and everyone on campus stops while the national anthem is played.

    Bang for the buck

    For the education you're getting, you can't beat the price anywhere.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun on and off campus. All you have to do is be willing to look for it.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of little places around campus that have some amazing food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and there is rarely a time when something isn't going on!

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is very competitive academically, but if you study you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to find a balance between school, work and social life quickly since there are an abundance of all three. Make sure to study, but also take advantage of the social life.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is academically challenging, but has many opportunities to make learning and success possible. There are so many activities to take part in and many learning experiences to take part in. Also, the campus is so big it is nice to go into the different buildings and find a place that you can study.

  • 05/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is no Greek like at BYU.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, sociable, outdoors, and Mormon.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU has this area in the mountains called the Y, it is literally a massive Y painted on the side of the mountain. You can hike up to it and over see a large part of Utah Valley and all of BYU campus. It is so big that you can see it anywhere in Provo.

    Bang for the buck

    For the level of education and college experience you get while at BYU, in relation to its price. It is hands down the best option for college, bar none. It is the definition of bang for your buck.

    What to do for fun

    There are events going on all the time that are put on by BYU, and with so many students you can always find something to do. If you like skiing or snowboarding, Utah has the best snow on earth and during the summer with the mountains, there are plenty of out doors activities to do; like mountain biking, hiking, sports, swimming, and running.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be aware that it is a religious school, so it is going to be a different experience than most other colleges, but this is not a bad thing at all. I would just be aware of it.

    In three sentences

    A healthy learning environment, with involved faculty. A wealth of resources and information at the students disposal. Also a large community of, for the most part, very nice and cool students.

  • 05/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always tons of sports going on at BYU, BYU's Rugby, Lacrosse, Volleyball teams are all currently ranked number 1 in the nation. They also have several other teams that are strong contenders in their respective leagues.

    Food and Dining

    Provo is filled with different restaurants. Commercial as well as self owned restaurants serving foods from different cultures throughout the world from mexican to Indian to Mongolian.

    Dorm Life

    Provo, UT is a college town, you are surrounded by students from all over the country as well as thousands of students from the neighboring university UVU.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult, but all the means necessary to succeed are on hand. It is by no means impossible to have great success at BYU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the many things the school provides in order to understand and excel in all of your courses. Investigate the specific field of study you plan on pursuing, and what BYU offers in respect to that field of study.

    In three sentences

    The purpose of college is to provide students will specific skill sets and BYU's focus is to provide all of the opportunities necessary in order for their students to do so. BYU has a diverse culture made up of students from around the country as well as the world. BYU is continuously providing opportunities to excel and explore our fields of interest

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU Police work hard to keep students safe. Provo is a fairly safe area, and campus is especially safe!

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU has a wide variety of student clubs. You can join student government, BYUSA, as well as a variety of splinter groups. BYU also has intramural sports, which are a huge hit around here.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students that share the standards of the LDS faith. Especially great for those that are outgoing, and willing to work hard in school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Y-Mountain: There is a very rigorous, straight up the mountain hike. This hike leads you to the white Y that overlooks Provo. During Homecoming week, students and alumni go up and light the Y. It's pretty cool! Devotional: Every Tuesday we have speakers from church-related organizations, and other organizations come and speak to the student body. This has ranged from LDS General authorities to major CEOs and politicians.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is around $4,200 for the average LDS student, and only $8,000 for non-LDS applicants. BYU has some of the top programs in the nation, and is viewed as a highly competitive school. Most students here are looked at very seriously by future employers. I would say that the tuition price here beats any around!

    What to do for fun

    Provo is definitely the place for the outdoor enthusiast. There are tons of hiking trails, lakes, ski resorts, and bike paths available nearby. The BYUSA association also puts on dances and activities on campus throughout the year. There are also a few good music venues close by.

    Food and Dining

    The Canon center is the freshman cafeteria. The food is fine, but it gets old really fast. BYU has plenty of other options though. The Cougareat features some well known fast food such as Subway and Taco Bell. BYU also has delicious dining options like the MOA Cafe, Jamba Juice, Legends Grill, and the Skyroom.

    Dorm Life

    Whether you choose to live in Heritage Halls or Helaman Halls, you will not be disappointed! Both areas are extremely social, and the Resident Life Association tries hard to provide plenty of activities for its residents. You'll become very close to your dorm. There are activities through the year to help students meet more people and stay social.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is an extremely competitive school depending on which programs you apply for. Keep in mind that there are students here that turned down schools like Yale and Stanford to come here (Mostly for tuition and standard reasons). Students here are expected to be dedicated and apply themselves to schooling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you do a lot of extracurricular activities, and try your best to push yourself and take leadership opportunities. BYU looks for well-rounded students who have worked hard in school and have tried to make a difference in the community around them.

    In three sentences

    If you want a challenging, social, and wholesome environment, then this is the place for you. BYU offers a unique experience for LDS students and those that hold high standards for themselves. BYU is an upbeat, fast-paced university with plenty of opportunities for all students.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    No sororities or fraternities here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a certain subculture here. You will need to pick up some pretty specific slang and references to fully understand most people here.

    Food and Dining

    A few good restaurants nearby, but if you have a car, you have access to some really great places.

    Dorm Life

    I hear the dorms are nice. I have only lived off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are here, people expect that you are taking your education seriously and expect you to work like you are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to work hard. If you want, you can have a lot of fun here, there is something for everyone, if you look for it.

    In three sentences

    BYU is friendly, but competitive. Everyone here is smart and works hard. They also are eager to have fun and enjoy a good, clean time.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends. Everyone is very nice and fun to be around

    Food and Dining

    The food and food options are AMAZING!!!

    Dorm Life

    When I visited the college and lied in he dorms, everyone was very nice and the dorms were very clean and roomy.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics look difficult, but nothing I can't handle.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work really hard in school and do a plethora of community service. Go out and make a lot of achievements so you look impressive. But overall, work hard.

    In three sentences

    BYU is AMAZING!!! I've been to the campus before and I loved it. It also has the majors I want to study and it is a Mormon college, so hat is my kind of college.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There will always be bad things happening anywhere you go, but I have never felt more safe than at BYU, and that's not an exaggeration.

    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Later-Day Saints, or anyone who wants a place where everyone has really strong morals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is tunnel singing on Sunday night, where a lot of students get together to sing hymns. And I have a particular fondness for the fine arts centers free short plays on Thursday afternoons.

    Bang for the buck

    Super cheep for the great school that it is.

    What to do for fun

    There's the art museum, the planetarium, and way more both on and around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are really well constructed, and the food is amazing!

    Dorm Life

    There are tones of activities, and everyone is really awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major, but most of the required courses are pretty difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to get in, do a lot of extracurricular activities, and be prepared to do a lot of homework.

    In three sentences

    It has great programs, and the education is great! It definitely isn't for the lazy, so expect a lot of homework. But I love it!

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The only thing to be careful of is walking home off campus late at night if you're alone.

    Clubs and Activities

    dance, ping pong, bowling, there are tons of clubs, they meet tuesday nights

    Great for these types of students

    good kids

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, swimming, biking, bowling, dancing, concerts, movies, shopping, and lots more!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Plus there are tons of great restaurants all over Provo.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at BYU is so much fun! There is always something going on. You'll make a ton of friends if you put yourself out there!

    Academic Rigor

    Obviously the academic rigor will change depending on what major you choose, but BYU is going to be tough no matter what.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard in school, but try to keep a balance between school and other activities you enjoy. You can get what you want from your schooling at BYU.

    In three sentences

    BYU is an amazing school with high standards for academics and integrity. The thing I love most about BYU is that everyone agrees to live by the honor code. I also love all of the activities and ways to be involved at BYU.

  • 06/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe. There are only a handful of police reports ever submitted during a semester.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life, sorry.

    Bang for the buck

    With tuition ranging from just under 3,000 (LDS) to around 5,000 (Non-LDS), and the reputation of being a top school for learning, BYU is bar-non one of the best universities in the world when it comes to the bang for the buck

    What to do for fun

    If you love the outdoors, Provo it the place for you. Mountain biking, hiking, and boating in the summer. Skiing or snowboarding in the winter.

    Food and Dining

    Since BYU is in a smaller city, there aren't as many choices for food as you might find in a larger city. That being said, most food joints provide great food and a good social atmosphere.

    Dorm Life

    While you won't find much partying in the dorms, they are a great place to socialize and meet new people. They definitely condone a learning atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    The generals can be quite intensive, however once you get into your major, the classes become much easier.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study hard. Although BYU is not an Ivy League school, many people have said that it can compare.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is terrific place to attend school. The culture and environment most definitely condone learning. True to their mission statement, you go in to learn, and go forth to serve.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's Provo. You are pretty much safe wherever you go.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or frats at the university

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always clubs and activities you can find and be a part of

    Great for these types of students

    Kids with high standards, but still like to have fun

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Y on the side of the mountain

    Bang for the buck

    At $2,300 a semester, you definitely are getting a steal as far as your education goes. BYU has many top programs in the nation. To pay that much is great!

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events, hike the Y, go on dates, golf, and much more

    Food and Dining

    You have all the restaurants you need in Provo/Orem

    Dorm Life

    It depends on where you live and what kind of personality you have. If you want to party and have fun, the more upscale apartments are the place to be.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, classes can be very hard and competitive. You are competing amongst very intelligent students. You learn a lot and classes prepare you well for life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just have fun with college. Go to sporting events as well as other activities. It will make your college life that much better.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a great education for your money. Everyone is friendly and has high standards. Overall BYU is a great place to be as a college student.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Brigham Young University offers a free bowling alley and a free pool. They also have a museum with no entrance fee.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't ate on campus yet but I heard their icecream is one of the best.

    Dorm Life

    We will just have to wait and see because I currently can't live in dorms yet.

    Academic Rigor

    I really don't know for I haven't attended any classes yet. Others said that the religion classes are rigorous compare to what people learn in institute or seminary.

    In three sentences

    I haven't been on campus but from what other people say, it's a place that all Mormons can keep their standards. It's a place that you won't be pressure to do drugs or be put in any situation that can make you break the words of wisdom or the law of chastity. Brigham Young University will keep you on the right path.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Greek Life

    Not much options

    What to do for fun

    Goofing off and watching Disney.

    Food and Dining

    Not too many options, but enough to get your fast food fix.

    Dorm Life

    I love it. There are some great people on campus

    Academic Rigor

    It's trying for the mind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just go with the flow. Don't be afraid to stand out.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young is an amazing campus. If you come here, you will absolutely love it. Be prepared to have fun.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you take common sense precautions you'll be fine.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    something for everyone, from sci fi to sports, movies to dancing

    Great for these types of students

    religious, hard working, don't want to go to a drinking or party school

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Eat at the MOA (museum of art) cafe at least once.

    Bang for the buck

    Private school with public school rates (even better)

    What to do for fun

    Dance, bowling, theatre, food, sports, skiing....

    Food and Dining

    Food from everywhere in the world accessible with a short drive.

    Dorm Life

    So much fun. I loved my year in on campus housing,

    Academic Rigor

    This is a nationally ranked school with top programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for challenging classes and having to balance school and a social life.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. The atmosphere, the culture and the people. Great school with highly ranked academics.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's pretty safe. You should always follow logical safety procedures. Most wards (the Sunday meeting group of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints) have a safe-walk program, where you can call someone in the ward to walk you (or give you a ride) to your apartment. If you aren't a member of the LDS church, no worries! People are very friendly around here. You can participate in the program too. Just talk to your roommates or next-door neighbors, or anyone at school, and they can get you in touch with someone in your ward area that can get you home safely.

    Great for these types of students

    If you or your parents are concerned about you getting into trouble, drinking, or having sex, you will have a great time here. There is little to no pressure to do any of these things here. There is an honor code, which you can look at on their website.

    Bang for the buck

    I don't think you can get any better. It's better than most in-state tuitions, and very good programs, especially the business school.

    Food and Dining

    There's a Subway, Taco Bell, and a few other restaurants on campus. There is also the Canon Center, which is central to Helaman Halls. It's all you can eat, and pretty good. Free slushes, and they have non-dairy milk alternatives. There is also a pretty wide selection of hot foods and other foods.

    Dorm Life

    There are three different halls you can live in. I lived in Wyview, which is about 20-30 minutes' walk away from central campus, so I took the bus. I loved it. It's very social and connected to campus events. The other two dorms are great too. Heritage and Helaman Halls are both closer to central campus than Wyview, but also a little more expensive. I have friends from all three dorms, and all of them loved it. Live in a dorm your first year. It's the only way to go.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough. Certain classes are much harder than others, of course. I think calculus is unreasonably hard here, but it's curved.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is not easy. You probably will have to change your study habits or you may not do as well as you would hope. The school is very worth it, though.

    In three sentences

    The school feels safe and the professors tend to care about students (in my major they are AMAZING). It is a hard school, judging by general Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus classes. School spirit is amazing.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Mountains. Go hike the Y and once you've done that move on to different trails. The scenery is great on the way up and then when you've reached your destination the views to be seen are breathtaking.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is incredible. The school has worked hard to improve it and make it a healthy and delicious option, while also being affordable!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are a great place to be as a freshman. There are so many people to meet and there are always great activities to attend on campus. I would highly recommend it!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are difficult, but so rewarding. The work you do pays off more than you can understand until you are done with them and moving forward will incredible knowledge and work ethic.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to jump right in and meet people. Students here are all in the same boat and will accept you for who you are. Don't be afraid to just be yourself!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is an incredible University, complete with a great environment and a great education opportunity. I value my time at BYU because I know that it is a rare opportunity to be there. I love the values of the people around me and how they influence me to improve myself and motivate me to live a better life.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police officers specifically for the university that are dependable and helpful. There is even an escort service provided for those who are walking home late at night from the library or testing center.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs and programs are offered to students who want to get involved. There are always several activities going on each week that allow students to easily meet new people and have a great time away from studying and work.

    Great for these types of students

    Brigham Young University is great for students who have high values in all aspects of their life, especially moral and educational values. There is a high population of students that are members of the LDS religion, but a student does not have to be LDS to have an awesome and uplifting experience at this university.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young offers a top grade education for a very small price. Students are definitely getting more for their money.

    What to do for fun

    BYU has several organizations that are constantly providing several different activities to students. There is also museums, a bowling alley, and a movie theater on campus. If you want to get away from campus you have several options available in Utah valley as well as the beautiful mountains that provide hiking, snow sports, camping, biking, fishing, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at Brigham Young University is nice when you are in a hurry to get to class. There is several options available to the students. The quality of food is good but it is too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms can provide a great social life and learning experience. They are also very clean and well maintained by staff. All dorms are very close to campus. Be attentive to when you are spending too much time partying and not enough time studying. A social life at the dorms and how it is maintained can easily determine your academic progress. Living in the dorms is not essential to having a good first-year experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at BYU require a lot of personal dedication. There is several papers to complete and textbook chapters assigned to read. Professors and their assistants expect students to do their very best work in regards to essays and exams. Students can expect several hours of studying a day if they are determined to achieve a great learning experience.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should strive to maintain a high GPA at Brigham Young University so academic scholarships are a possibility each semester. The classes are large and can be intimidating, but despite the fact, it is always a good idea to reach out to others as well as set up a few times to meet with the professor and teacher assistant to ask them what they suggest in order to make a complete success of assignments and the class altogether. Finally, meeting with an academic adviser at the beginning and through out the year is always a great idea because they can help students plan classes, decide on a major, etc.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University has a beautiful and well-maintained campus with a wonderful atmosphere because the students tend to share the same standards and are outgoing and friendly. It is competitive and challenging which offers many opportunities to grow and learn about yourself, yet it can pose problems when signing up for classes and applying for majors. Brigham Young University has cheap tuition, a booming student life, and incredible professors.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The students here are held to the standard made by the Honor Code, which includes honesty in all things and upholding the laws of the land. There are so few crimes or disturbances on campus that the section in the university newspaper called The Police Beat, where disturbances or crimes are reported and described, are usually read for a laugh because nothing serious ever seems to be listed.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities at this school.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are created by the students for the students and there are many different kinds. Most clubs meet on Tuesday nights in the student center, and there are all sorts of club activities that happen on campus during the year. Most of the dance clubs will teach lessons at their activity nights, and every club is welcoming. There is at least one that will fit every student. The university itself puts on activities extremely often. All of these parties and activities are good, clean fun due to the school's Honor Code, which includes no alcoholic consumption. The student committee, BYUSA, puts on parties for the student body on campus and around it. There are many different things to do around the campus, and students are able to have a good time for hardly any money.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student with a definite plan in mind for your future, this school is for you. If you want to have an incredible education and are willing to work hard for your grades, this is your school. If you are a member of the LDS church or do not mind going to school with members of it, this is a school for you. If you love to serve, do not drink, do not smoke, and want to live in a trusting and safe environment, this place is for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The BYU traditions follow the traditions of the LDS church, which can be found unusual for anyone who is not used to that. As to BYU-specific traditions, it is a daily occurrence that the American flag is taken down at sundown. When this happens, the Star-Spangled Banner is played throughout the campus and people stop and turn in the flagpole's direction with a salute to the flag in some way until the anthem ceases. Another tradition is that of lighting the Y. The Y is a large, concrete letter Y that was placed on the mountain that the university is located under. There is a hike up to the Y, and each year for homecoming there are lights that are placed around it, and the lights are lit. The Y glows from its perch on the mountain each night that week.

    Bang for the buck

    Everything is very affordable in the Provo area. Not many students actually spend all that much money when they go out to have fun. Most times, BYU students will do activities absolutely free as a group.

    What to do for fun

    There are many options for fun in the Provo area. Most students like to go to the local ice rink or 6-flags, and there are shopping opportunities everywhere. There is a dollar theater that many students enjoy, and the school puts on performances of all different types throughout the year. The student center has a bowling alley and game center for those who don't want to venture too far. The campus is only about 45-minutes from Salt Lake City, which has many offerings for those who are looking for the more expensive kind of fun, and during Christmas time the lights on Temple Square are free and absolutely astounding.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the food on campus is fast food restaurants that have paid to be on campus. However, there are some that are specific to BYU, and those have amazing food. BYU catering is widely known to be incredible food in the area, and they have a restaurant on the top floor of the student building (the Wilkinson Center) that students can eat at. There are BYU-operated cafeterias located on the dorm campuses as well. Usually, however, BYU students will make their own food at home and bring it to school.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms here (most BYU students live in university-contracted apartments while the freshmen live in dorms), so I am rating it based on my friends' experiences and the times I have visited them. There is a strict curfew at the dorms, so you will never have to worry about being kept up late at night by some party down the hallway. The rooms, though small, are nice and accommodating to someone just getting used to the college life. The university is in the process of making new dorms that are much larger and modern. I have not been able to go into them as of yet, but I know that they are amazing from the outside and much better-looking than the older ones. (It is an old university, so the dorms were old as well.) Each dorm has within it what are called families, which are usually comprised of two female and two male apartments. These families have weekly activities and are consistently there for one another. You will never lack for a helping hand.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is not for those who do not know what it is they would like to do with their lives. The rigor of the classes is exceptional, but the challenge brings with it much more learning than you would have ever hoped to get in high school. The acceptance standards for this university are extremely high, and it reflects in the coursework; every student here was at the top of his or her graduating class in high school, so everyone is used to getting A's at a high school level, which means an A is actually equivalent to a C here. This fact can be extremely stressful for those who get lower grades than they are used to receiving, so be prepared for it.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYU is a university privately owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and as such the students are expected to adhere to a standard that most universities do not demand of their students. This standard, though sometimes seemingly silly, turns out to be a blessing to those who take academic life seriously and truly wish to do something with their lives. If you are looking to party hard in college, look elsewhere. However, if you are looking for a place where you will get amazing schooling, make deep connections with friends from literally all over the globe that will last a lifetime, and learn about yourself as you learn about whatever you are studying, then this is one of the best schools for you. The campus is nestled just beneath the Wasatch mountain range, so the winters can get extremely cold and the snow can last from November to April, so be prepared for that. Also, the semesters are a bit different than most universities; fall semester starts at the end of August and continues through mid-December, and winter semester starts at the very beginning of January and ends mid-April. You may start school earlier than all of your other college friends, but at least you get a longer summer!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a beautiful campus upon which all of the greatest academic challenges I have ever had the ability to face were given to me. This university is a wonderful place for those who thoroughly enjoy learning and are willing to work hard for the things they wish to learn. Not only are the academic ratings extremely high, but one can learn more about life and how to be happy at this university than anywhere else I have ever attended.

  • 06/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    If you like the outdoors, this place is great! I go rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, running, camping, etc, and it's all super close to campus. Provo is also known for it's frozen yogurt. They're shops of it all over the place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to put your work in. There are a lot of opportunities to have fun and enjoy yourself, but this is no party school.

    In three sentences

    Very competitive atmosphere. The level of education you receive is high, but I often feel that I get lost in the sea of people who are more talented and/or brighter than me. That is in spite of the fact that I'm used to being considered in the top tier of students overall.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go snowboarding.

    Food and Dining

    Go to the activities.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard but worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework and go to your teacher's office hours.

    In three sentences

    I really enjoy BYU. I've enjoyed both majors I have had, and like the teachers I work with. They are all caring and informative.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus police are everywhere. beware......

    Great for these types of students

    hard workers, people who want to learn, but have a fun social life. people who are religious

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every sunday at 10:00 pm, there is tunnel singing in a tunnel by the bell tower, by the marriott center. We sing hymns, and the boys announce their mission calls. Its pretty fun!

    What to do for fun

    hike the Y, eat icecream at the creamery, go to in-n-out, varsity theater

    Food and Dining

    I chose not to eat in the cannon center. I liked buying my own food at the creamery.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in heritage halls. They are pretty social dorms. Everyone is friendly, and we'd do crazy stuff all the time. It was very fun.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a pretty competitive school. But you learn so much from your professors. Be ready to study and work hard. It is fun if you enjoy learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Almost all of the students here are mormon. If you are not religious and you plan on attending this university, come with an open mind. People will not try to convert you, but you will become curious to why everyone is the way they are. Remember to study and not get too caught up in social activities. And don't get married too soon :)

    In three sentences

    BYU is a very academic and religious based college. The professors are very knowledgeable and know how to teach. It is a wonderful school.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are endless amounts of clubs and activities offered at BYU. Anything from folk dance to intramural sports, this school has it all!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the greatest traditions that I enjoyed on campus was tunnel singing. This is an event, that was started by three freshmen boys a couple years ago & is held each Sunday night. At the event, we crowd inside a large tunnel & sing some of our favorite hymns. During the event, men & women also are given the opportunity to announce their mission calls.

    What to do for fun

    There are always fun activities going on around campus. Some of my favorites include, country swing dancing, Latin dancing, bowling, dollar theater, malt shoppe, skiing, hiking, hot spots, on campus dances, comedy clubs, & lots and lots of fun sporting events!

    Food and Dining

    I loved having a meal plan first year. The food was great! Lots of variety & lots of healthy options. The hours of operation were convenient for everyone's schedule & all employees were very friendly. The only thing I didn't like, was not being able to take food out of the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is extremely social. I don't think you can go wrong when it comes to choosing where to live on campus. All the wards are great & almost everyone is friendly enough to start up a conversation. The great thing about living on campus as a freshmen is everyone is in the same boat as you. Therefore, it makes it easy to relate and get to know people around you.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes offered at Brigham Young University are tough, especially the general ed courses. Coming straight from High School, I don't think I was fully prepared for how hard I would need to study. You must put forth A TON of effort inside and outside of class in order to receive the best grade possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try out as many new things as possible, especially if you are undecided when it comes to choosing a major. Also take advantage of all the freshmen mentoring resources. There is always someone there to help and get you to where you need to be.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young truly is a place for all to enter to learn & then go forth to serve. This university stresses the importance of finding your role as a leader. Not only does BYU build character, but it provides an atmosphere for all to strengthen his or her spirituality as well as become intellectually enlarged.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Church

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Converting other religion members to LDS

    Bang for the buck

    Expensive

    What to do for fun

    Snow Ski

    Academic Rigor

    Challenging

    Tips for prospective students

    Unless you are an LDS Member, steer clear.

    In three sentences

    Not religiously diversified. Difficult document submission process. Excellent instructors.

  • 06/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    No sororities or fraternities :)

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who wants a great educations at a low cost, loves the beautiful mountain view, and wants a place where they can keep their morals.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is incredibly low and the education is top notch

    What to do for fun

    There are fun things to do on campus every night! - Divine Comedy shows - Football games - Club night = Tuesday night - Family Home Evening group on Monday night - Free concerts - Guitars Unplugged - Splash and Dash 5K - Outdoor movies - and more!

    Food and Dining

    Canon Center - the freshman dorm cafeteria. This is one of the best cafeteria's that I have ever tasted. The food is always delicious and you are provided with many options. CougarEat - the on-campus food court. Classic food court, 10 different fast food restaurants and lots of places to sit. Great variety of places to eat (Subway, Taco Bell, Italian, Burgers, Wraps, etc). Other - There are also a wealth of off campus places to eat, which are absolutely incredible. Frozen yogurt is hugely popular and can be found at several locations surround campus. There is the historical Malt shop.

    Dorm Life

    At BYU, you will find students who are friendly and fun. You meet so many people in just one semester that you are sure to find people who share you talents and interests. The dorms are kept clean and the people are respectful of the honor code - which makes BYU special

    Academic Rigor

    Level of coursework highly depends on your major and the level of work you did in high school. If you slacked off all through high school, you might find yourself in over your head. But even though there is a lot to be done, ultimately, the professors want you to succeed and show you the way to get a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, be involved, make friends.

    In three sentences

    B building friendships that will last a lifetime Y yearly learning and developing skills in your major that apply to the real world U Unique honor code keeps people focused on learning rather than partying

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Every Tuesday there is clubs night and they have clubs for EVERYONE just look around

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hike the Y. Roast marshmallows over the bell tower lights. Go to the Luau. Stay away from squa peak unless you are going with a bunch of friends, and it is not a date.

    What to do for fun

    Go do dances in the Wilk. Tuesday night is club night, and Swing kids meet every Saturday at 7 to have a lesson and a dance.

    Food and Dining

    I wouldn't suggest getting a meal plan. I didn't but my friends who did said it wasn't worth it. It is really up to you. the Cougar eat is always good.

    Dorm Life

    It is great. Get to know your Residence Assistant. Everyone has always been very kind and supportive. I lived in New Heritage and loved it.

    Academic Rigor

    Elementary School Education

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to your professors and TAs they are there to help. Use the counciling center, it is free and very helpful. Go to devotional every week and attend all of the forums. Be active in your ward. If you hang out in the terrace of the Wilk around lunch time there are often times activities for you to be able to win free stuff

    In three sentences

    The professors are wonderful and caring they will help you all you have to do is ask. Campus is fun there is always plenty to do and to enjoy you just have to get yourself out there. There are plenty of oprotunities for everyone to be succsessful.

  • 07/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe even if the city is not. There are emergency phones all over campus and you can call the campus police to escort you anywhere if you feel uncomfortable walking at night.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is low if you are LDS, higher (but still cheap) if you're not. It's a private school and totally worth the money.

    Food and Dining

    The Cannon Center is great when you don't want to wait for food. On campus restaurants are great but really busy at lunch time.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really fun if you find a good group of friends to hang out with. Be open to doing things outside your comfort zone and it's a blast.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a challenging place to go to school. They only accept the brightest and they expect a lot from every student.

    In three sentences

    It is an excellent school academically, spiritually and socially. I've learned more about myself and the world around me than I thought possible. It's a great place to meet friends and get your degree.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Mostly the Academic type.

    What to do for fun

    there's always a party going on in someones apartment, just drive around until you find one. 80's night in salt lake. go to king henry apartments, or the colony. there's usually something happening in either area. and there's always the dating scene.

    Food and Dining

    I don't have much of a say on this subject. i didn't really use the meal plans offered. but based off of what people say about them they're pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Fun and social. I enjoyed my stay in the dorms though if i had to do it again i wouldn't take block classes. It was nice that you went to classes with all the same people, but at the same time the schedule i received was horrible.

    Academic Rigor

    The core classes are killer, but usually once you get into your major its much more fun and enjoyable. work hard, but remember you're there to have fun too. study groups are the best way to accomplish this

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep a lookout for upcoming Events and GO! Become friends with your roommates and do stuff with them.

    In three sentences

    Fun and rewarding environment. Best if you learn to become involved in the offered activities. A great place to call home.

  • 07/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is incredibly safe, the campus police do a really good job taking care of us students. There are a few places to avoid in the dark, but overall it's extremely safe.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are really fun! There are so many options and you can seriously find one for anything that you are interested in. Some clubs even take trips. And BYUSA always puts on cool activities and competitions.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, with high standards and traditional values. Also good for people who love being with people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have devotional every Tuesday at 11am. It's a great time to have a break from classes and the speakers are really good! Also homecoming week we have True Blue Football and there is a HUGE slip n slide covered with blue foam. It's so much fun!

    Bang for the buck

    The education you get for the price you pay is amazing! Tuition is so cheap compared to other places and you still get an amazing education. The dorms are pretty expensive, however, and if you live in the ones where you have to have a meal plan it's kind of a pain. Other than that, you are getting a way better education than you are paying for.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a dance or service project going on! There is also a game center that has bowling, air hockey, pool tables and lots of arcade games. There are also lots of clubs that have fun activities, improv comedy groups that do shows regularly and movies at the Wilkinson Center. There are lots of athletic events to go to as well and they're always a lot of fun. The performing arts department always has cool things going on and we have had some amazing guest performers come.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, although there is a lot of the same thing served over and over again at the Cannon Center which can get tedious after a while. Breakfast at the Cannon is amazing though! And they have great ice-cream and chocolate milk!

    Dorm Life

    So much fun! The people there are amazing! There is always something fun going on, but it's also safe and people are really nice. It's very well kept up and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are definitely challenging and you have to put a lot of effort into your work. There is a lot of competition because the other students are really high achievers. You definitely learn a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open to meeting new people and having new experiences. Try everything!

    In three sentences

    The people there are awesome! Classes are a bit challenging, but the professors really love their subjects. It has a great environment.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go hiking, bowling, any type of sport, running, etc. There is also museums and movie theaters.

    Food and Dining

    Provo and BYU have great food everywhere. The brownies and ice cream are the best.

    Dorm Life

    There are tons of amazing people in the dorms and you can meet all sorts of people. The dorms are nice and great.

    Academic Rigor

    The Accounting program is always one of the top three in the nation and all of the other programs are top notch.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have good grades and a good ACT/SAT score you are set to get in. Apply for scholarships early.

    In three sentences

    BYU has a great environment. There are amazing people at BYU. BYU has an exceptional education program.

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    The school has a long list of activities but the town around it is filled with adventure as well. Ice skating, sports, hiking,skiing,snowboarding, dancing, ext. Pretty much anything you can think of is there at your fingertips.

    Food and Dining

    The off campus restaurants are to die for! There is anything and everything you could want really close by.

    Dorm Life

    I have friends there and they say it is a good environment to learn but still always fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't like the cold, it is probably not the best pick, Utah gets very cold in the Winter!

    In three sentences

    A beautiful atmosphere, feels so much like home. The learning environment is also unforgettable. Big school in a small town!

  • 07/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe! I never felt like I was in danger even walking home late at night. The only thing is you need to be careful on what is called Rape Hill during late hours of the night.

    Greek Life

    There is none.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are soo many clubs and activities you can join! Join as many as you can to get involved. It's a great way to meet new people and to be a part of campus life.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not too expensive here. It's totally worth it though because you are surrounded by people who share the same standards so you can feel comfortable at any party. The classes are insightful and you have to learn and apply concepts to pass classes.

    What to do for fun

    Find friends as fast as you can and do things with them. Some of the better ideas are the more unique ones. I liked to climb trees, hike the Y, color the landscape from Y mountain, come up with some games in your apartment complex.

    Food and Dining

    I made my own food for the most part or went out to eat with my friends. The times that I did eat on campus it was pretty gross. I'm not a fan of cafeteria food and that's what you get. The Cougar eat has a ton of variety and different restaurants to choose from and those were usually pretty good!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for one semester and I HATED it! The dorms are made specifically for college freshmen and that is all you get. The dorms aren't as social as off campus housing and the people that live there are typically more judgmental because they haven't experienced meeting so many new people before.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically this school is pretty hard. BYU likes to make the general education classes really hard to weed out the weak and non-studious students.

    Tips for prospective students

    1.Be willing to accept everyone no matter what their background is. 2. Don't judge people too quickly. 3. Don't forget to find time for homework because people are ALWAYS doing things and it gets hard not to be social.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a safe and accepting environment. Campus is full of friendly peers and professors who are willing to help you and work with you. BYU makes for a different, but fun college experience.

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Make friends and the doors will open.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great. I spent a lot of my time inf at the Canon Center.

    Dorm Life

    There are some fun roommates that will make a positive influence in your life.

    Academic Rigor

    Work hard. Play hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have the desire to learn and to be molded. Be open to try anything out.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is the place to be when it comes to getting educated. I love the culture and the atmosphere and the professors want you to succeed. They know what potential we have and they teach us in such a manner to achieve that!

  • 07/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU campus in most areas is very safe. Obviously, walking alone at night is not a smart thing to do, even at BYU. Many girls have been raped over the years at BYU because they were jogging or walking in the dark alone. There are bikes that on occasion are stolen, but the Police force at BYU are pretty good about

    Greek Life

    BYU is a predominant LDS school. There is absolutely no Greek life on BYU campus. They are not allowed at BYU, and although some might think that is odd, it takes away the party school feeling at BYU and shows that is does have unique standards.

    What to do for fun

    BYU is a University with more than 30,000 students. There is something going on everyday while at BYU. There are probably hundreds of clubs at BYUâ??and anyone can get involved. The student association has free food on certain days, activities outside and opportunities for students to serve. Not only are there clubs, but there are Foreign films, dollar movies and other shows that are put on every week at BYU. With BYUâ??s prestigious music program, there are concerts and plays that are always going on. The Athletic part of BYU campus is a major part of the fun that you can participate in. BYU students can enroll and play in Intramural sports throughout the school year and the BYU sports teams are very well known for their success. The LaVell Edwards Football Stadium holds more than 35,000 people and the fans love the competitive games. Along with football, there is basketball, baseball, tennis, volleyball, rugby and numerous other sports. If a student thinks BYU is boring, it is because they are not trying to be a part of the school and take advantage of all of the fun things that it offers.

    Food and Dining

    Brigham Young University offers a variety of food and dining. The BYU Creamery is known very well for its delicious ice cream and pastries. One cannot go to BYU and leave without getting a scoop of ice cream or a mint brownie. The Cougareat is the food court in the Wilkinsonâ??s Student Center and has a variety of shops to appease all appetites. From fast food (Italian, Mexican, Sandwiches, Sweets and grocery shops) to delicious homemade food, BYU serves its best and provides a great opportunity for students, alumni, and visitors. Around BYU, are also little food shops started by students that create a wonderful innovative atmosphere and delicious food for everyone to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorm Life at BYU is very fun and especially great for incoming Freshman. Helaman and Heritage Halls offer a wonderful experience close to BYU where students can feel more connected to the University. Activities are always happening around campus and also in the dorms. Barbecues, dances, movie nights and other activities have been some of the dorm activities from this last year. Being a part of BYU Dorm life allows the students to become more familiar with things going on at school and allows for a very fun social life.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is not a simple University where one can get by with the minimum amount of work and still get an A in the class. BYU offers challenging classes that require time and effort for the students to achieve good grades. Professors are all individually different, and looking for the teachers ratings on certain websites is a great way to thin out which professors or classes you would prefer. As finals begin to approach, donâ??t slack off in your studies; stay on top of things. Finals Weeks for me have been the most stressful part of my BYU experience, but if I was not prepared, it would have been much worse. One has to manage time wisely and study several hours a week. Although BYUâ??s classes are challenging, staying on top of your homework and reading ahead is very helpful and pays off in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly, when you are a student at BYU you cannot slack or think that your grades will all just work out in the end. It takes a lot of hard work and time set aside to study your material to do well at BYU. Getting to know your professors and creating study groups in classes is important in your academic success. The hardest part of going to college for me was learning how to manage my time. There are lots of fun and exciting things to participate in while at BYU, but as a student, one has to remember that education comes first. It is very easy to get bogged down with your stressful classes, but if you take time each day to do something relaxing for you, whether it is hanging out with friends, or reading a book you enjoy. You can have a great experience at BYU and do well academically and socially.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University offers a challenge for students to explore their potential and make a difference in the world if they choose to do so. Although BYU might be a tough learning experience for most, the opportunities available for students to grow and expand their development are numerous. With a beautiful campus, excellent teachers and a standard for excellence, BYU is a prestigious school that allows its students to learn, grow and graduate with a great education.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The mountains (including ski resorts) and nearby Utah lake are both within 10 minute drives from campus so it's a haven for all the those who love the outdoors. There's a great music scene where you can see local and upcoming bands.

    Food and Dining

    There are a ton of fast food restaurants for the penny pinchers and dine in places for those who are looking to spend a little more within 3 miles of campus.

    Dorm Life

    There's a no drug or alcohol policy on campus so for those who don't mind partying sober, the students find fun stuff to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are demanding and definitely push your limits.

    Tips for prospective students

    Those who aren't of the Christian faith should keep an open mind since the private university has required religion classes.

    In three sentences

    The hard work and high moral standards of the students create a great environment to learn and grow. The challenging course materials push the student to stretch their limits and reach their true potential. Here leaders and contributing members of society are made to to fulfill the university's motto: Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Provo is one of the safest cities in the world. Odds are, a lost phone or purse will turn up in the Lost and Found promptly a few days later, and the school has its own police system (rumored to be constantly bored out of their skulls due to the lack of criminal behavior on-campus).

    Great for these types of students

    Highly religious students (whatever their religion) will thrive here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tunnel singing! Sunday nights at 10, groups gather in a small tunnel near the school's Conference Center and sign hymns.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU gives a great, well-rounded, and widely-respected education for a very low price. There also many financial aid opportunities and plenty of on-campus jobs. It has been consistently rated as the best deal school.

    What to do for fun

    Provo itself may not have a roaring nightlife, but BYU has plenty of clubs to attend, performances to see, and adventures to uncover.

    Food and Dining

    BYU has good food, but it's not always very good at accommodating to special diets such as vegetarianism.

    Dorm Life

    BYU has both apartment-style dorms and more traditional dorms. Both are well-maintained and comfortable.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is exactly as hard as you want it to be. With a wide range of majors, classes, and professors, students can pick and choose their difficulty level. The Honors Program (no application!) exists for those seeking an extra challenge.

  • 07/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities at any of the BYU's. There are, however, plenty of clubs to be member's of that are of little to no cost and help students network with people interested in the same fields or careers. I was a member of the pre-med club this past semester at BYU and we met every Thursday night at 7, we always ate Papa John's pizza, and then listened for 1-1.5 hours to speakers like the head of admissions at the University of Utah's medical school who spoke on how to prepare for medical school, make yourself a good candidate, and how to interview. All of our meetings were very informative and very helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities constantly going on at BYU. There is almost never a dull moment aside from finals week. The clubs cost little to nothing and because of the diverse landscape at BYU there are so many things to do. There are also more clubs than I can count and for almost anything you could imagine, and if they happen to not have what you want, it isn't very difficult to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU in Utah is great for anyone who is dedicated to school, wants to learn how to succeed in life, develop efficient work ethics, learn in an atmosphere where everybody wants everyone to succeed, live around people with high standards who strive to be the best people they can be, experience an intensely strong school spirit at all sporting events, and have a ton of fun. BYU is also a very social place and is able to balance the intense rigor of academics and working hard, with having fun and partying in fun and safe ways.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of a full-time LDS student, per semester, is about $2300 and the cost of a full-time non-LDS student, per semester, is about $4600. Even though BYU is a private university based on LDS values, you do not have to become LDS or Mormon to go there. You do have to commit to living a life with the same standards as the LDS church though, but it is intended for the student's benefit rather than the school's or church's. So per year, it costs under $10K for tuition which is extremely good for a private school, and still better compared to public universities. For information on tuition at BYU-Provo, go to http://finserve.byu.edu/content/tuition-and-general-fees .

    What to do for fun

    Other than ward (even people living off-campus are split up into wards) activities, there are always dance parties on the weekend, during the winter months there is some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world within an hour away in Park City and other resorts. During the warmer months Utah Lake is just several miles from campus and boating is always a blast, there is Seven Peaks water park very close to campus as well (where season passes for students are only $45), and there are also sky high mountains just a mile or two from the BYU campus which allow for great hiking with great views and massive waterfalls. It is also a Provo tradition to hike the Y which is set firmly a mile or two up the steep face of the huge Provo mountains to the east of BYU.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of great places to eat at BYU. In the Wilkinson Student Center--the main resource building at BYU--there is a food court called the Cougareat, and it is equipped with places like Taco Bell, Subway, Teriyaki Stix, a pizza place, a hamburger place, a salad place, an ice cream place, and many other choices. There are also other places on campus to eat such as: the MOA (Museum Of Art) cafe, Legends Grill, the creamery, and of course the Cannon Center, which is where most people living in Helaman Halls eat. The Cannon Center is an all-you-can-eat buffet and has a variety of very delicious and mostly healthy food. The main stations they always have are soup, pasta, a salad bar (for obviously salad, but also wraps!), cereal, desserts, and--at their grill--hamburgers. Everything else rotates every single day, for every single meal, and there is always something good to eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are two sets of dorms at BYU in Provo: the first is known as Heritage Halls. These dorms are set up like apartments--they have three rooms (two to each room), a kitchen, and the new ones that are being built now have plasma tv's in their living rooms. The other set of dorms is known as Helaman Halls and these are your standard type of dorms. They are three-story buildings of rooms, two wings for each floor, and have a basement with a laundry room, kitchen, and musical practice rooms which can also be used as quiet study rooms. The floors have shared and single bedrooms; and each wing (2 wings per floor) shares a bathroom with seven shower stalls, three toilet stalls, three sinks, and (for boys) three urinals. Both sets of dorms have multiple buildings which separate boys from the girls. In order to get everybody to know each other, different floors of the male buildings are combined with other floors of female buildings and those compose units of usually around 100 students called a ward. That set of people are the people you go to church with every Sunday and plan activities with because everybody is assigned a different position or calling in the ward. Then, to make groups even more compact, there are groups in each ward called your family or family home evening group and that is usually consistent of about 10 people. They do that to make it easier to plan activities for everyone to have fun, get to know each other better, and also take a break from working so hard on school work.

    Academic Rigor

    Aside from living an honest, chaste, and virtuous life--which is part of the school honor code you must agree to to attend--there is a great deal expected from students at BYU. From my experience at BYU, there is no busy work--which I love--, there is just a lot of material to be covered in each course and the tests the teachers make are very application-based which makes them very difficult because you can't simply memorize everything, you absolutely must understand what you are studying and be able to apply it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Being accepted into the BYU in Provo is very difficult because it is so competitive. In order to ensure yourself the best possible chance of acceptance, you should focus on making yourself a well-rounded candidate by not only making outstanding grades in high school or college (to transfer), but also focusing on volunteer work, being involved in school with clubs and demonstrating leadership skills, attending religion courses--which are completely free and available at any LDS Institute of Religion close to any main university in the country--, and being involved in the community. Also, for high school students, a high ACT/SAT score is also vital.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah is a fantastic school with very high standards. It pushes its students to discover their highest potential and provides a great starting point for a career or higher education because its reputation for shaping such outstanding individuals. Attending school there is also easily affordable because it is a private school, subsidized by the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel completely safe.

    Great for these types of students

    This is more or less a sober school with the honor code prohibiting alcohol and drugs. If that isn't your thing but you like being social this is a great place for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Temple Hill on the south side of campus is beautifully landscaped and a great place to take a walk and get away.

    Bang for the buck

    #1 if you ask me. BYU is unprecedented at this level, for how much it offers to students.

    What to do for fun

    Whatever suits your fancy. If you are an outdoor enthusiast than the mountains are your back yard. If you are more of the movies, bowling, or dancing type, it is all nearby. Keep your ears open for scheduled events because they are great too.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoyed the Cannon Center. Every meal is all you can eat and they have a wide variety of food. If you get sick of that your meal plan lets you eat at the Cougar Eat (name brand fast foods), any Jamba Juice, or any other campus restaurant.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Helamen Halls and it was great. Never boring. There was always something to do and when you finally crashed you had a nice, well matinenced apartment to come back to with no worries accept rent.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is challenging and it will make you work for good grades. But that is why your are paying to go to school. To get an education. The professors understand that and push you to really learn the material.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of class assignments, projects and test. This will leave you free to take advantage of more social activities than you can imagine.

    In three sentences

    I think BYU is amazing! The professors very helpful, knowledgeable, with a sincere concern for the success of their students in school and after graduation. Overall campus is beautiful and it is a wonderful social environment that once you experience you always want to go back.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is an extremely low crime rate. People are extremely honest there. If you drop a hundred dollar bill or a wallet or a phone, it will 9.9 times out of 10 get returned. I lost my iPod on campus, went to the lost and found, and someone had returned it. It is a city of course so you do have to be smart about not walking alone at night, but you have to have be smart everywhere you go. The likelihood of you getting attacked or having crime inflicted against you at BYU is incredibly slim to none.

    Greek Life

    None. No sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds to choose from. Service, sports, student activities, you name it--there's a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Strong LDS kids. We have some non-member students of course, but you will be most comfortable there if you are Mormon. Anyone can have an amazing experience there though!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hiking the Y! As a homecoming tradition, anyone who wants to go hikes up the mountain to the giant Y and lights it so that everyone sees it at night. That's one of hundreds of school traditions.

    Bang for the buck

    Very cheap tuition but rated one of the best universities in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things you can do there. Being right on the Rocky mountains, there are hundreds of places to go hiking. Provo is a total college town, offering a dollar theater, regular movie theaters, lots of shopping (two malls!), restaurants everywhere in a variety of price ranges, nickel arcades, indoor rock climbing, great trails, and tons of other great activities. On campus there is another dollar theater, a planetarium, a large gym, a student activities building where you can play volleyball, basketball, racquetball, work out, dance, swim, and other sports activities. It's not hard to find a game somewhere to join of any sport, intramurals are huge there, and there are hundreds of clubs and organizations to join. The fine arts center has several practice rooms for anyone to use, there are computers all over campus, the student center has bowling and several different activities going on. The student association club puts on dances and other great things to do. The foreign language clubs do activities, the Italian club for example puts on Il Palio every year which is a blast to watch and there is food. Homecoming week is a great week, along with building up to the big rival games with University of Utah. Everyone has great school pride and has a great time, there's something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    I didn't have a meal plan since our dorms were actually an on-campus apartment complex, but I have experienced most of the food on campus. The Canon Center has delicious food, and also on campus there are several options, like Subway, Jamba Juice, Chinese, pizza, Italian, several different restaurants, and the BYU Creamery. The Creamery is amazing. While the groceries are a bit pricey, they make up for it with their milk and ice cream. Both are made fresh, and the milk is very cheap and the best milk you will ever drink, honestly. You can tell a difference between the Creamery's milk and milk from elsewhere. The ice cream is reasonably priced as well and is creamy, delicious, and comes in a large variety of flavors.

    Dorm Life

    One word: fun. I lived in Wyview Park, and I had such a blast! There are always activities that are going on, the student wards are just awesome, and the whole environment is friendly. When there isn't snow on the ground, you will see people everywhere playing basketball, volleyball, frisbee, tag, soccer, running, and all sorts of activities. The RA's are all absolutely wonderful, and every month they do exciting activities for your building/floor/etc. I loved every single bit of my first year at school.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are difficult, there's no way around that, but you learn so much. The professors and TA's are wonderful. Be warned though, it's a whole different level from high school. If you make it in, you obviously are smart and got really good grades in high school, but you can go from being the valedictorian from high school to being on academic probation in two semesters. Obviously you don't want your whole college life to be spent only on academics, but you need to spend a very significant amount of time reading, studying, doing homework, taking exams, going to classes, seeking extra help, and doing everything you can to maintain good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to work really hard in high school to be able to get here. Try to have at least a 3.5 GPA, be involved in service groups, athletics, clubs, and other extra-curricular activities. Be active in church, finish your Personal Progress, Eagle Scout Award, Duty to God, seminary, go to girls' camps, boy scout camps, youth conferences. Live the standards set forth in the For the Strength of Youth pamphlet.

    In three sentences

    I love this university so much, and have so much school pride. My whole life I've dreamed of attending this school, and I have to say it was even better than I thought it would be. The atmosphere is friendly and spiritual, the academics are challenging but there are many opportunities for assistance, and they genuinely care about you.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Like walking in sunshine.

    Greek Life

    Unsure.

    Clubs and Activities

    Superior!

    Great for these types of students

    Those who want to be their best selfs and life an honest moral life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Provo Canyon is a great location near campus, it has very unique rock-climbing. Also the bell-tower has a great story behind it, and you can roast marsh-mellows using the lights that shine on it at night!

    What to do for fun

    Frisbee golf around campus, bowling, BYU sports, tennis, basketball, racquetball, ect.

    Food and Dining

    They have some pretty typical food, Subway and the like. The BYU creamery is superior ice cream (home made!), and also very close to the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    Excellent quality people. No need to worry about morality, the honor code clearly states that no sexual relations are allowed before marriage.

    Academic Rigor

    This is an excellent school that will challenge you intellectually. It will help you be your best self. It not only prepares you by helping you know a lot about your particular field of study, but it also helps you prepare for life by teaching you life skills. If you want a great place to truly feel like you are becoming your best self, this is it.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are the type like myself who never needed to study during high school and could fly by THAT IS NOT THE CASE! There is a law upon which every blessing is predicated, study and work hard and get good grades, try to wing it and watch your GPA wither.

    In three sentences

    Holds true to moral standards. Helps students be accountable for actions by applying the agreed to consequences. Excellent environment for building life-long friendships both with students and professors.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, boating, rafting, fishing. There's all sorts of stuff to do here. If you like being outside, it's hard to beat this area.

    Food and Dining

    Food's OK. Nothing spectacular though.

    Dorm Life

    Life's good, but remember, this is BYU, NOT a party school (which personally, I really appreciate).

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, some are easy. But to do well in all of them requires work - as do all good things in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. The classes aren't all going to be easy. Sure, you can coast through some of them, but if you do, you'll miss out on more educational opportunities than you can imagine.

    In three sentences

    Excellent institution. Professors really do care about your education. For the religious/spiritually inclined, an excellent place to be because so many other students will share your values.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Music is always happening at BYU from tunnel singing next to the bell tower to great performances regularly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take the ACT more than once.

    In three sentences

    Great environment and opportunities. Quality education and specific job training. Faculty that focuses on the students needs.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    There are ALWAYS fun activities and firesides going on!

    Food and Dining

    My meal plan was required with my dorm selection, and although it was quite expensive, I have heard plenty of good things about the selection.

    Dorm Life

    I've been to camps where you have to stay in dorms, but never stayed at the BYU campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard the courses are hard and involved but manageable, it's up to you what type of student you will be.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay close attention to deadlines. Registration, housing, meal plans, scholarships, etc. You need to keep on top of things.

    In three sentences

    I have heard great things about Brigham Young University. I look forward to the environment that I feel couldn't be found anywhere else. I am thrilled to have been accepted and become a cougar!

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Besides a campus of good people, the campus police keep the general public very aware so everyone is and feels safe.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do both on and near campus. Take advantage of the campus bowling alley, dances, socials, sports, music, science center, and service!

    Academic Rigor

    The high expectations for excellence are accompanied by those of honor.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest to get involved! There are an astounding amount of opportunities offered, so allow yourself to be inspired rather than overwhelmed.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is an excellent school with challenging classes and curriculum and exceptional professors. There is a spirit of unity that makes the environment fun gratifying. The school is also always beautifully kept.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Being in the heart of a religious community, and being a religious school, not much bad goes on around the streets of campus.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are several clubs offered at BYU, several of which are nationally recognized.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone planning on going into international business, or just business period for that matter, this school is perfect for you. Surrounded by thousands of bilingual students and billionaire professors, you will learn what it takes to make it in our current economy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year there is a big foam party where thousands of students run through gallons of blue foam, showing their true blue pride.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young University is ranked 3rd among some critics in accounting, among the top 10 in business, and in the top 10 percentile for several other disciplines offered at the university. That, coupled with only a $2,000 tuition, what could be better?

    What to do for fun

    There are a vast array of things to do in your spare time, including dances ice skating, bowling, and that is only on campus. Being in Utah, we have the best snow on earth, so if you want to drive 30 minutes up the canyon, you can be on the slopes carving your name into the snow.

    Food and Dining

    At the common area in the student center, there is a wide variety of local and national food chains that gives a quick pick me up during hours of study.

    Dorm Life

    There is always something to do with the doormies at any of the several halls offered at Brigham Young University. It is always a blast and with newly built dorms, you will be living in a modern environment with the best of amenities.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, difficulty ranges, but in the business college where I attend, it is very fast paced, very up to date, and very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are stressed about what college to attend because you aren't sure if you will fit in or be able to keep up with the competitive environment some schools have, rest assure that the staff and students at BYU will make your college experience relaxed and help you through any situation you may encounter.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University provides a comfortable and friendly environment that I would suggest to anyone. The academics are great, opportunities vast, and tuition cheap. Everything that I have looked for in a university has been provided by this wonderful school.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The BYU police do a fantastic job at keeping the campus safe. Their phone number is easy to remember (422-2222) and they are constantly patrolling the campus to make sure everyone is safe. They are consistent and reasonable in enforcing their rules and regulations. The Campus Police are always ready and willing to help the students. You can even call the police if you are walking home alone late at night and they will escort you to your apartment.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek System at BYU.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU Provo has more than 70 different clubs on campus. Pretty much any club you can think of, BYU has. You may also petition for new clubs if there is a specific one you desire. BYU offers intramural sports that are always fun and non exclusive. Student life is always full of activities and service opportunities.

    Great for these types of students

    If you want to be in a positive and uplifting atmosphere surrounded by people who are hard workers and love to be involved, then BYU is the place for you. The diversity there is amazing, people from all over the world attend BYU. BYU is for people who want to have new experiences and meet lots of new people. BYU is also for those who want a valuable education that will be held highly in the business world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming is a huge tradition at BYU. Also, each year the students get to light the Y on the mountain. The Y is a huge rock that the students can hike up to. Education Week, Women's Conference, and Especially For Youth are also great programs and traditions that BYU offers. Since the predominant religion at BYU is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we are constantly privileged to hear and be uplifted from the leaders of that church at devotionals held on BYU campus every week. Other traditions include the BYU Fight song and delicious BYU Mint Brownies.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU Provo is really cheap for in-state students. They really try to help the students out with many many scholarship opportunities, loans, and other ways to save money. It is one of the top universities for the cost of attending because it is so cheap. You will get what you pay for and much more. There are sales constantly and so many discounts for students.

    What to do for fun

    BYU provided so many date nights and activities on campus for the students such as their Divine Comedy shows and multiple student dances (formal and non formal BYU has an awesome bowling alley and a facility for almost any sport desired. There are sports games going on constantly, and tickets are super cheap for the students. BYU also has a great movie theater as well. BYU's Student Council is constantly coming up with fun activities such as giant blue foam pits, races in giant gerbil balls, random flash mobs, and giant castles out of cardboard boxes. You will never be at a loss for fun things to do.

    Food and Dining

    BYU Provo has made it really easy for students to have food. They developed a Starving Student Card that is $20 and has a bunch of savings and deals on places with food. If used it provides up to at least $500 in savings. BYU has also created different meal plans that students can sign up for. Your student ID card can be linked to your dining account and is treated like a debit card so that you can get food anywhere you go on campus with just your ID card. The Creamery on 9th is very popular and has the best ice cream in Provo.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fantastic! BYU has a great honor code that prohibits any type of liquor, harmful drugs, etc. from being on campus. The people there are so friendly. BYU has set up the housing so that you have to try really hard to not make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU Provo is challenging academically, but if you work hard, stay organized, do the assignments, and develop good relationships with your teachers you will do great. Self-discipline is really what its all about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be organized. Develop good relationships with your teachers and find a good mentor. Don't compare yourself to others, just do your best. Don't be afraid to find/ask for help. There are so many counselors that can and want to help you. Stay positive.

    In three sentences

    BYU Provo is an amazing school full of diversity and many opportunities. The atmosphere is upbeat, uplifting, and encouraging. Teachers at BYU Provo really want to help the students learn rather than just do busy work.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Be on time. Be respecful.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a wonderful school filled with the best students around. The high moral code makes the envioroment perfect for focusing on your studies all while meeting new friends. Plus, the campus is beautiful!

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Hard working and driven

    What to do for fun

    Go up Provo Canyon. Go to all the sporting events.

    Food and Dining

    Eat lots of cheap Ice Cream!!!

    Dorm Life

    If your a freshman, live with freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Again, pay attention and don't psych yourself out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention in class :) Find something to get involved in or you really will feel invisible.

    In three sentences

    There are a lot of students. There are a lot of options. There's just a lot of everything.

  • 07/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    anything you can imagine, seriously. anything from landscape management club to the cheese club to ping pong club to the folk dance club. honestly anything you can think of

    Bang for the buck

    hands down the best deal in the country when it comes to getting what you pay for. Tuition is less than $5000 for the entire year and you are getting one of the best educations offered at one of the top universities in the country. there is no better deal!!! yes $5000 for the entire year.

    What to do for fun

    tons of intramural sports, athletic events to attend, dances, theater performances, forums, devotionals, dance performances, work out in the gym for free as a student, swim, play with all the other students at all the parks all over Provo, stargaze, and of course dating.

    Food and Dining

    the cannon center and the cougar eat are two of the best places toeat at any college. the cannon center is the best.

    Dorm Life

    the best dorm life there is for someone who loves to have tons of fun while still taking their education seriously. It is especially great because no one drinks on campus or smokes. the honor code is a great part of BYU.

    Academic Rigor

    very challenging in a fantastic way

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard in school so you can meet the qualifications to be accepted. getting into BYU is very competitive. Any hard work you have to do to get in is all worth it.

    In three sentences

    BYU is the best university in the country for preparing students to become successful members of society. BYU is a place of excellence in everything they are involved in. It is a great place for anyone to become a better person academically, physically, and spiritually.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had an issue with safety on campus. There is the occasional stolen bike, but for the most part BYU is a very safe place to attend.

    Greek Life

    BYU has no Greek system

    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, hard working students.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is $2,400 per semester for members of the LDS faith and $4,800 for non-members. I'm unaware of any school that costs so little per semester but still gives you an Ivy League class education. Totally bang for your buck.

    Food and Dining

    If you're looking for cheap food or a little bit nicer food, BYU has it all on campus. We have a mall style food court in the student center and various restaurants scattered around campus. The food offered is great and BYU has a lot of meal plans they offer to students.

    Dorm Life

    The on campus housing offered at BYU is wonderful as a freshman. In some of the buildings they try and pair you with people in the same school as you (music, math, etc.) and in the online application you can even specify your music tastes, level of cleanliness and so on so BYU can find a better match for you.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a tough school to attend. You were probably one of the top students in your high school but so was everyone else here. It's highly competitive and the university and professors hold you to a higher caliber because of it. Most of the general classes are about what you'd expect, but the major classes are a lot more challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a plan from your first day and it will make things easier. Don't just wing it, genuinely do research on the majors you want and go talk to an adviser for advice. They can help you so much when you're struggling on a major or class choices.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a wonderful and challenging university that will keep you on your toes your entire stay. The professors and TA's are friendly and more than willing to meet with and help you in whatever you need. The campus is gorgeous and there are so many opportunities to get involved and broaden your horizons both on and off campus.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is a safer campus. Just be smart and don't go walking alone after midnight down dark alleys. Use your common sense!

    Greek Life

    I don't know much about the Greek Life at BYU because it either isn't very big or doesn't particularly exist. I think it's the latter.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different things you can do at BYU. Just check out BYU/SA. They have service opportunities galore and different clubs you can join. There really is something for everyone. There is even a tall club!

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students that want to have a great time without worrying about the standards of the people around them. Everyone at BYU is held to the honor code, so there is little need to worry about the people around. You can have a great time, meet some new friends, and get a great education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of random things about BYU that aren't expected. Such as the crop circles, as I call them, that echo when you stand in the exact middle of them. In addition to that there is always something interesting going on on campus. Every day it is a search to find the weird thing of the day.

    Bang for the buck

    I think BYU is really one of the better colleges financially. Here you get amazing education and for the LDS students, there is tithing-subsidized tuition, making the cost extremely cheap. My tuition for two semesters is one-third the cost of my friends going to UC Davis' tuitions for one term maybe less.

    What to do for fun

    Fun is one of the things that makes BYU what it is. Here, we have clean, respectful fun that creates friendships and makes us closer as a campus. But again, the fun things on campus are what you look for. You won't have fun sitting around in the dorm unless you make it fun. Play an instrument, invite a girl on a date, go to one of the dances. There are so many things to do around BYU if you look for them.

    Food and Dining

    Food here is what you make it to be. Where I live, I make my own food, so it truly is what I make, but there are places to get food and there are plenty of amazing fast food restaurants here. You will have no trouble finding good food.

    Dorm Life

    Living at BYU is really nice. BYU makes housing fairly simple. You choose on or off-campus housing and after that. On campus is really nice, no matter where you live and the halls are all different, so there truly is variety in the available choices.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU's motto is, Enter to learn, go forth to serve. We enter BYU to learn and get an education and BYU provides one of the best educations I could ask for. The academics are rigorous, but not impossibly to handle. It is a good balance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students going to BYU should be prepared to work. No matter what you want to do in your life, at BYU you will have to work hard and try to be the best you can be. This will make you proud of your achievements and prepared for future assignments.

    In three sentences

    I love BYU. The honor code makes the studying environment so much better and everyone is held to the same standard, unlike other schools. The professors here are also really engaging, making classes easier.

  • 07/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe as long as you are smart about where and when you do things.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 100 clubs. Dances, parties, concerts, comedy almost every weekend.

    Great for these types of students

    Someone who is willing to work hard, stick to the honor code, smile, and has a goal in mind.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of dating...on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth more than what I am paying. Their even attempting to lower textbook costs.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of hike, sporting events, dances, movie nights, and so much outdoor space just to chill.

    Food and Dining

    I can always find a delicious place to eat. There's often free food as well:)

    Dorm Life

    So much fun! Always something to do. You can always have alone time as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect a lot because they put so much into their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in school but also work on your character. The university is all about a well-rounded student.

    In three sentences

    Such an incredible atmosphere! Most of the professors are top notch! A feeling of belonging.

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can hike the Y, hang out in dorms play pool in the wilkinson center.... whatever you like to do. There are plenty of activities in Provo. For the most part though, I would say that you make your own fun.

    Food and Dining

    I enjoy the food, especially the vending machines. If you go to BYU make sure you try the cookies and cream flavored milk, it's delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I am still living at home, but the dorm life looks great.

    Academic Rigor

    It is tough, no matter what class it is. You have to work hard, but getting good grades is definitely doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go to BYU focusing on the social life. Put academics first and then the social aspect will usually fall into place.

    In three sentences

    It has a great environment. It is academically tough in every area. The professors are flexible, friendly, and yet tough, a perfect combination.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU has a very safe campus. There is a good campus police organization and the student population has high standards of moral and ethical conduct.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life is virtually non existant.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds if not thousands of clubs and activities on campus and all of them provide an added richness to the educational experience. If a student wants to get involved in any type of positive organization it is available.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for the dedicated and driven student. It is a wonderful institution for those who want to have a very well rounded college experience.

    Bang for the buck

    By far, BYU is the best bang for the buck of any college in it's class. A student who attending BYU for his undergrad and then Yale for his postgrad education said that BYU is every bit as good of an institution as Yale, and for a fraction of the cost as well.

    What to do for fun

    For those who love the outdoors, Brigham Young University is a great option. There are beautiful mountains right in the backyard of the university. There are several ski resorts within driving distance and Utah Lake is ten minutes away. There are also many great places to go and socialize with friends.

    Food and Dining

    BYU has standard dining. There are great places to dine in the Provo area. Within the campus there is a food court (named the Cougar Eat) and a cafeteria (called the Cannon Center). Both have perfectly acceptable dining options.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great at BYU. Because of the University Honor Code, students living in the dorms have the same standards and honorable conduct is a requirement.

    Academic Rigor

    As stated before, BYU is a a competitive and highly respected university. Therefor, the classes are challenging and demanding. Considering the fact that the purpose of a college education is to gain the skills to contribute and give back to the community and economy, this is a desirable quality in a school.

    Tips for prospective students

    The prospective student needs to take his or her high school education experience seriously. Brigham Young University has high standards and has a very competitive applicant pool. Prospective students need to become involved in extra curricular activities. The course curriculum is rigorous and demanding but very rewarding. As a consequence, good study skills are an absolute must.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a highly respected school with a track record of producing highly competitive graduates. Being a student at this university is a fantastic and life changing experience. The standards of the university invite good, clean people to associate with and learn with one another.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everyone is super nice. I've seen nothing happen on campus. There are campus police though.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots. They have so many things to involve the interests of each type of student. I've been to many a play, to chess club, to play ping-pong, to battle of the bands, to a club that discuss current issues in the light of religion, to a meeting of student entrepreneurs, and others. If they don't have it, you could start it.

    Great for these types of students

    Members of the LDS faith, international students, and everyone else. There are lots of bilingual students at BYU. Lots.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of students hike up to the huge Y up on the mountain side. It's a great hike and an amazing view of the valley. Ice cream from the Creamery on 9th is great. During homecoming week, students go slip-n-slide down a hill with blue foam.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is highly subsidized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's ridiculously affordable. And the campus is so nice and well maintained and they are building new stuff all the time.

    What to do for fun

    Divine Comedy shows at the JSB. Humor U shows at the Maeser. Dance classes. Sport classes. Open mic events. Hide-n-go seek at night on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Could be better but between Subway and the Creamery on campus, and the rest of Provo there are so many place to eat well and cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Helaman Halls is a great place for freshman. Close to campus, great dining facility, and close proximity to others for lots of socializing and activities. Students do lots of activities though regardless of where you live, such as Heritage Towers, which is new and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging given the quality of education. But considering the resources available for success, it's not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the professors to succeed. They want to help you succeed. Work in groups for study. Focus more on learning critical thinking skills than memorizing for one particular exam.

    In three sentences

    Top-rate education for those that want it. Incredible body of knowledge-seeking students and knowledge-giving professors. Beautifully landscaped and located.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Emergency Phone booths are situated strategically all over campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Soooo many clubs and activities! The difficult part is making sure you study in between all the activities and events going on all throughout the week.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to work hard and have fun at the same time, especially those who love to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Going Tunnel Singing at BYU means walking or driving to the Marriott Center on Sunday nights to sing in the neat acoustics of the Marriott Center tunnel. Anyone can come. The JFSB, or Joseph Fielding Smith Building, is my favorite building on campus. The square building straddles a beautifully designed cement courtyard with raised, grassy planter boxes and a water feature. On the fourth floor a large deck faces the mountains and provides a beautiful view and a peaceful study spot in the sun. Each side of each floor has quiet, unique study spaces with windows to the courtyard below.

    Bang for the buck

    Yes, yes, yes. Also, because Brigham Young University is a private university supported by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, students who are tithe-paying members of the Church receive a scholarship from the school, as they have been paying 10% of their annual income before ever entering the university.

    What to do for fun

    Everything! Great thing about college is that most people are up for just about anything. Anyone going to BYU or living in Provo could give you a list, but here are just a few things my friends and I have done - Hike up to the white-washed Y at midnight and watch a movie on a lap-top, play racquetball in the Richards Building, bike to any of the canyons that connect to Provo, go ice-skating at Seven Peaks, serve on week-days or week-ends by stopping by the service center in the WSC on campus, make an igloo from snow in front of your house, have jam-sessions, singing and playing guitar with friends, and go to dances all throughout the year. Biggest tip for a great experience: be creative, and don't wait for others to come up with fun for you.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options for dining at BYU, and the school tries to keep the sometimes meager budgets of college students in mind. Groceries are a little more difficult. Here, students with cars have the advantage, as there are just a few grocery stores within walking distance from campus, and those do not always have the best prices.

    Dorm Life

    With the occasional exception of some wierdies (excuse the expression), dorm life is fabulous! The dorm life is one of my biggest reasons for staying at BYU. Regardless of the apartment complex, people attending BYU in general are considerate, friendly and fun, making for a wonderful college dorm experience. My roommates from freshman year are some of the most giving, beautiful, talented girls I know.

    Academic Rigor

    I opted for Honors classes from the University's open Honors Program that fulfilled several of my General Education requirements. I had to work hard during my first two semesters and received decent grades (A's and B's). I don't know if I could have made it without my preparation from challenging AP classes during high school. While BYU is not a tense ivy-league school like Harvard, or a trade-tech school like MIT, the school's pursuit of excellence is real and can be felt in any of its departments. Most students at BYU work hard and set aside several hours each day to study and prepare for their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    While in high school, get involved, but be balanced. Show a genuine interest in learning by taking classes that challenge you, even if it means losing your 4.0. AP classes are a great idea. Develop your talents; Whether you enjoy singing, guitar, graphic design, soccer or swimming, find ways to lead and serve within those interests. Participate in church, community and school, and club activities. Don not shy away from opportunities to lead and serve as members of any organizations you participate in. Remember though, you are a real person, not a scholarship-pursuing zombie; give yourself time to be with friends and family and do things that bring you peace. Brigham Young University is interested in learning, serving, creative, peacemaking individuals. In short, do what you love, serve the people you are with, and do not let fear get in the way of reaching your potential in everything you do.

    In three sentences

    At Brigham Young University the phrase, Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve is more than a nice-sounding motto. At BYU students are not only reminded daily of the purpose of education, but are directed to opportunities to go out and serve with their new abilities. BYU is all about personal growth through education, and then using that education creatively to lift the world around.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    LDS kids with high GPAs and people with diverse ethnic backgrounds. They are trying hard to diversify their student body these days.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, BYU's student body of 40,000 students each year, is 99% LDS.

    Bang for the buck

    You won't find a better deal for what you get ANYWHERE else in the US, whether you are LDS or not.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking and jogging on mountain trails, $1 movie theater close by, rock climbing gym 10-minute walk from campus, there are always activities and shows going on on campus!

    Tips for prospective students

    Obey the Honor Code. Do not get caught if you disobey the Honor Code. Don't get distracted by dating life if you are serious about your academics. Apply for scholarships, they give those out like candy on Halloween. I would recommend solidifying your identity and maintaining a strong focus on it while you are at BYU.

    In three sentences

    Incredible environment for academics. Cream-of-the-crop professors. Nearly non-existent student diversity.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are everywhere and I have never felt threatened.

    Clubs and Activities

    The recreational sports are so fun and pick up games are always nice to play on tuesday nights

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be intellectually and spiritually uplifted

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rape hill.. Never been there and never will!

    Bang for the buck

    Super cheap :D

    What to do for fun

    Campus is just a blast! Its so beautiful! Even just a stroll down to the little creek is so beautiful!

    Food and Dining

    Cannon center isnt bad(:

    Dorm Life

    A blast! You meet so many fun new people!!

    Academic Rigor

    I can barely keep my straight As, where as it was no problem in high school!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely go here! It has been the best experience of my life! Its a blast and you get the spiritual side along with your academics!

    In three sentences

    Best experience of my life! Spiritually and intellectually uplifting! Greatest choice I ever made!

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are police always on look out so its really safe!

    Greek Life

    American Heritage is so Greek to everyone!

    Clubs and Activities

    Join the Japan club! You don't need to speak Japanese.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are looking for education, religion and love.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are devotional every Tuesdays. It's not required but its good to go.

    Bang for the buck

    You can get scholarships fairly easily here.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the south side of the campus and see the duck pond!

    Food and Dining

    There good but you'll get freshman 15

    Dorm Life

    Dorm are a little old but they are fun

    Academic Rigor

    Good teachers~!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not treat BYU like high school. You'll regret it.

    In three sentences

    The best school if your looking for education, fun, religion, and marriage! All your dream comes true here!

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Superb! I never feel unsafe on campus.... ever.

    Greek Life

    non-existant

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to describe, but the ones I'm involved in (Sailing, Democrats, environmental club, etc...) are great.

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons, open minded religious folk, people looking for a safe atmosphere with high moral values.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Learn the acronyms on campus, it will help you get around all the buildings. True-blue Tuesdays (the BYU student association run events) help promote school spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is EXCEPTIONALLY cheap. For the quality education you get, I'm not sure of any (if there are any) cheaper. If you're a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka mormon) tuition is unbeatable. If you are not, its still very reasonable at ~4400 a semester. The quality though is great and it puts you in a very competitive spot for post-graduate studies.

    What to do for fun

    The dollar theater, local canyons for rock climbing/hiking/biking, bowling, Seven Peaks water park, on campus sports centers, Utah Lake, Provo river trail, Bean Museum of natural history, Museum of Art, tons of clubs on campus (particularly club night on Tuesday), plus many more.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat on and just off of campus that are AMAZING. Most of the best food I've had in my life is within 15 minutes walking from campus. J-Dawgs is a MUST try.

    Dorm Life

    Unless you really like dorms, don't do it. They're good quality, but have a very strange social life.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU professors expect a lot of their students, but give a lot to help them out. With diligent studying and a smart layout of classes you will do very well, but without discipline you won't be able to maintain a very good GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be friendly and open, and you will be happily surprised that it is reciprocated very often. Never give up, even though there is a high GPA stigma from the administration. Enjoy your college experience, because BYU has lots of things for you to do outside of classes. Get involved and develop your talents.

    In three sentences

    With a great learning atmosphere, BYU is a great place for anyone to learn and grow. It is impossible to not develop as a well rounded person while attending with the great social network. It is the greatest college that no one knows.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is very cheap for how good of a school it is and for the opportunities that are available for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are many different things to do for fun. Seven Peaks water park is very close. There are two malls. Bowling allies, mini golf, arcade, trampoline gyms, workout gyms, hiking, biking. There are a lot of different things to do. Many more than I have listed.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of good places to eat in Provo. A lot of different type of restaurants and places to go. A good variety.

    Dorm Life

    It is a lot of fun. There are so many people to meet and do things with. It is a friendly environment and most people are nice and willing to make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a difficult school. The classes can be tough. But that also makes it a prestigious school. It can be hard, but the professors are willing to help you, and there are plenty of resources for you to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend this school. It is a good environment with a lot of opportunities to meet new people, and have fun. But it is also a great school for learning and excelling in your studies. The classes are taught very well.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. The professors teach very well and they really care about each student. It also has a good atmosphere and is fun and uplifting.

  • 08/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hiking, plays, museum, bowling, sports, etc

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options for food.

    Dorm Life

    I really enjoyed dorm life. Definitely recommend it to freshman. After that, move into an apartment off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what you are willing to put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of study groups. Be willing to talk to your teachers during office hours or even TA's if the professor isn't available. Go to ativities, it will provide a variety in your life that will be greatly beneficial. So many things are offered on or close to campus.

    In three sentences

    A great school dedicated to help you not only academically, but also personally. Great variety - there is something there for everyone. Very friendly environment.

  • 08/09/2012

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    What to do for fun

    Go to football games, basketball games. I'm assuming there are many youth activities for the students.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is decent, and includes a lot of vending machines. Although, there are many more eating locations on campus or near it.

    Dorm Life

    Supposedly, everyone is incredibly nice, and the dorms are fine.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been told it's pretty rigorous. The average ACT score here is 28, which is relatively high. Seminary is good to have on your record to help you get in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to the campus first. Check out all of the buildings, and get a feel for the size of the school. Make sure to keep your high school grades and test scores up.

    In three sentences

    I think it's a great school. Mostly for LDS kids, but open to everyone. Very high standards and morals.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because there is (virtually) no drinking among the student body, violent crimes and sexual assault rates are very low. The biggest problem is bike theft.

    Greek Life

    Nearly non-existant

    Clubs and Activities

    Y Serve is a big deal here, so is BYU/SA

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking young adults with high moral standards

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Everyone hikes the Y trail.

    Bang for the buck

    High quality, fairly low priced, especially if you are LDS.

    What to do for fun

    There's tons to do. Bowling at the Wilkinson center, tons of plays and concerts, plus all the sports on campus. Off campus you can bike down the Provo Canyon, go to poetry readings at the Muse, and there's lots of parks to hang out in. Salt Lake is not a very long way away and day trips are always an option.

    Food and Dining

    The Commons is great if you want a hearty meal. If you only plan on eating on campus once a day don't get the Dining Dollars Blue.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough, you've got to work hard to succeed at this school. I've known high school valedictorians who've fallen behind here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, it can only help you.

    In three sentences

    BYU provides an uplifting environment for service and education. The staff is extremely helpful and cares about each individual. The campus is beautiful

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's always a million things going on, from bowling, to social dance club, to game night in the floor lobby.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to make some sort of system for yourself to balance your studies with your social time. When one is greater than the other, you may not have the wonderful college experience that you are capable of having.

    In three sentences

    BYU has an incredible atmosphere of congeniality and intellect. Every staff member and student is exceptionally kind and helpful. The curriculum is deep and has given me insight that I have never thought of before.

  • 08/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Although there are incidents that occur like most colleges and places where people should walk in pairs, most students would say that they feel safe anytime day or night.

    Greek Life

    No comment.

    Clubs and Activities

    No matter what your hobby, there are clubs, teams, and groups that allow you join with like minded individuals.

    Great for these types of students

    Religious students who want a prestigious education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a stone Y painted white on the side of the mountain overlooking campus. Most students hike the Y at some point during their time at BYU. The Y is also lighted at night during homecoming and graduation weeks.

    Bang for the buck

    You won't find a better education for so little money anywhere.

    What to do for fun

    BYU has a great sports program with great venues for supporting the home team. The campus also provides movie theater, bowling alley, and great performing arts.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food is better than most. There is also the Cougareat which provides common fast food options.

    Dorm Life

    It is a safe and clean environment for the most part.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers require that students stretch and grow, both mentally and spiritually.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you sign the honor code, stick to it.

    In three sentences

    It is a place where you can learn in a spiritual environment. The students are clean and happy. The professors care about the success of the students.

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Intramural sports, Provo Beach Resort, Park City, Seven Peaks, Lagoon, ice skating, hiking and camping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read your syllabus, be friends with the professor, go to lab, have fun.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful environment for LDS students and non-LDS students. The course work is rigorous but if you put forth the effort it is very rewarding. It is very easy to be involved in many different activities.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing ever happens on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    Ju Jit Su

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rivalry Week with the UofU.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is cheep

    What to do for fun

    The outdoors and the mountains are 5 minutes away. Do whatever you want!

    Food and Dining

    I make my own food.

    Dorm Life

    Great. There is an Honor Code with rules you have to live by.

    Academic Rigor

    The general classes are pretty tough. If you really want to compete for a good grade then go to BYU.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a clean party: BYU is the place for you.

    In three sentences

    Great school with no alcohol. Great social life. Great atmosphere.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are many places on campus including the Cougareatte and the Cannon Center to eat. They have Italian food places, Subways, Taco Bell, Chinese, etc.. You will not run short of places to eat on campus and they all provide great service and delicious food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life was such a wonderful experience. I lived in New Heritage where a kitchen was in each apartment which is nice because you have the option of getting a meal plan or just cooking yourself. In the dorms you have RAs which take great care of you and help make your dorm experience memorable.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is difficult academically. This is because there are so many top notch students that desire to come here. It makes getting desirable grades more tough but it's great incentive to give schooling your all and to take yourself to a new level.

    Tips for prospective students

    Brigham Young University is a challenging school academically so be prepared for competition but realize that that competition takes you to a whole new level in your learning abilities. Prepare now academically.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is hands down a rate of 10. With it's excelling programs, knowledgeable professors, and dedicated peers it's a place where success is a guarantee. It is a top notch university because it's not only a place to receive a degree but a once in a life-time experience.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. You call a number and the cops would come right then. If you have a class at night and feel uncomfortable in walking back to the dorm alone, you can just give a call to the BYU police and the cop will walk with you to the dorm. Isn't that great?:)

    Bang for the buck

    It is affordable.

    What to do for fun

    You can go hiking, bike riding, sail boating, eat out and play games,

    Food and Dining

    They serve you with so much food there. The cafeteria is such a great place to hang out with friends. The BYU mint brownies are the best in the world. They even have home made ice cream in different flavours. It is made fresh everyday. You can not miss that.:)

    Dorm Life

    You can not believe how much dorm life has to offer there. They have get togethers, dinners, games, service and religious activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are so good at BYU. Be it an Archaeology class, English class or a religious class. The teachers are just awesome. Trust me.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just follow the Honor Code. It is the most important thing. Study hard, make new friends, have fun with them, hike the Y and take part in various activities. There is an abundance of things to do there.

    In three sentences

    It is very safe, religious, without any creepy people and just the best college I have ever seen. Every body dresses modestly, nobody abuses, every one is super friendly and helpful. There are so many opportunities in various fields like sports, internship in different areas, being able to do service for other people, free help for maths classes, English classes, students have assigned mentors and this college has just everything you could have ever wished for.:)

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In the past two years that I have been at Brigham Young University I have not seen one incident of violence or unsafe condition. With a police office located right next to the top of the admissions building, I feel confident that if anything unsafe or dangerous were to happen, It would be taken care of very promptly.

    Greek Life

    Since I have been enrolled at Brigham Young I have not noticed any fraternities, nor do I think that there are any. I have just enjoyed being a member of different clubs, and athletic teams.

    Clubs and Activities

    Brigham Young is jam-packed with a numerous variety of clubs and activities. For just about every major provided there is a club or a committee that a student can be on. Athletically there are also numerous opportunities. I myself walked on to the football team that has been in the nations top 25 for the past several years.

    Great for these types of students

    Brigham Young is a great University for students pursuing prestigious, challenging education. Also lives a life of very high standards and enjoy serving others.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every homecoming week the big Y painted on the side of the mountain is lit up every night with thousands of lights, and hundreds of students take the rigorous hike up to that Y and enjoy the view.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel that the time and money I have invested into my education are but a mere fraction of the experience, and education I have received. I believe that in the future my investments will be more than quadrupled with different job opportunities.

    What to do for fun

    Brigham Young University has a numerous variety of different academic clubs, athletic teams, and committees to be on. Not to mention the university is near two malls and a large water park!

    Food and Dining

    Brigham Young University provides great food and dining. There are two cafeterias located on different parts of the campus, and many different fast food restaurants nearby making food and dining very accessible.

    Dorm Life

    As Specified earlier, every student enrolled in Brigham Young University is expected to live up to very high moral standards (provided by the schools honor code). This allows dorm life to be exceptionally enjoyable, and provides a great living atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    Brigham Young is a very rigorous university with demanding entrance qualifications. Ever since I have begun my education at Brigham Young, I have been studying, reviewing, competing and persistently working for good grades more than I ever have in my life. In a recent survey, Brigham Young University has been rated #71 in the United States top 100 universities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Two years ago I came home from a two year church mission from the country of Taiwan. There I learned how to speak Mandarin Chinese, and I am currently pursuing a major in Chinese and a minor in business. At Brigham Young, both the humanities and business schools provide a great opportunity for learning. These studies can lead me to numerous different career pathways. Whether it be international business, or working with national security.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young is a prestigious college with a superior academic atmosphere. This university has students with high moral standards, which also improves the quality of education achieved. Lastly, Brigham Young university provides a broad range of fields to study in, which provides a great opportunity for success.

  • 08/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a very big priority. There are multiple programs in place to prevent crime and violence. There are emergency phones and alert systems all over campus in case something happens.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs that students can be involved in. However, there are also activities going on almost every day that people can participate in without committing to any club.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for people looking for a good education without all of the drama that comes at other universities. The Honor Code helps to keep the campus drug and alcohol free as well as maintain the honest lifestyles of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU tries to keep students on their toes. They will come up with new and exciting activities all the time so that we always have something to do. Last year there was a campus-wide water balloon fight and the year before that a snowball fight.

    Bang for the buck

    You can't beat the price of attending BYU. It costs about half as much to attend school here as opposed to other private universities. You get a great education for a great low price!

    What to do for fun

    There is almost always some kind of party or activity going on that you can do. Even if there isn't, hanging out with friends is a good way to blow off steam. There is a bowling alley/arcade on campus and lots of places to play sports or watch movies.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, but not great. A few of the places to eat on campus are excellent but a lot are just mediocre. Fortunately, there are dorms with kitchens so you can cook for yourself if you want to.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very well taken care of. They also have a lot of activities going on that allow you to meet lots of people and get out of your comfort zone.

    Academic Rigor

    It is very competitive because almost everyone here did very well in high school, so we are trying to do the same here. Teachers know this and adjust the curriculum accordingly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all of the help you are offered. There are study guides, study groups, and lots of other opportunities to learn the material more fully. These will absolutely help you.

    In three sentences

    This is the best place to go to school. Everyone works hard and maintains a clean lifestyle. The atmosphere is something you can't find anywhere else.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is SO much to do. Creativity and willingness to try new things are key.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good! Some people get tired of it, but when they do they simply eat at a different place on campus to mix it up. For college food, it is surprisingly good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are incredible and immediately open you up to an amazing social life. The YSA wards are spectacular ways to get to know people as well.

    Academic Rigor

    It will be difficult perhaps a great deal to do with the fact that it is so different. This does not mean that it is impossible, it simply means it requires hard work that will lead to promising results.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you're getting into. BYU is unique and definitely not for everyone, but if it is what you want then embrace it fully. Take advantage of all it has to offer across the board.

    In three sentences

    BYU Provo is an incredible school. It has an amazing balance of education, social life, and spirituality. It offers a spectacular and unique educational experience.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Good

    Dorm Life

    Good

    Academic Rigor

    Good

    In three sentences

    Affordable fee for international student

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It's great for the type of student who is willing to do the work, willing to participate, and ready for the adventure that some people call life.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved, there is the varsity theatre, friends in the dorms, loads of museums, and plenty of opportunities extended for you to have fun. Use your imagination, meet new people, and just enjoy it.

    Food and Dining

    Personally, I prefer the homemade meal. But the food plan is still a great option. The cafeteria provides plenty of food and the meal plan itself can be fairly cheap. Just watch out for that Freshman 15! :D

    Dorm Life

    So far I am throughly enjoying my life in the dorms. You make friends quickly and people are all so excited to meet each other. I admit I particularly enjoy FHE.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said before, this is college, it is hard, but it's certainly possible to do well academically and still have fun. It just takes balance. The teachers are here to TEACH you, but that means you have to invest the time to actually LEARN.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate, this isn't high school. But neither is it the end of the world. Just do your work and do it well and you should be good!

    In three sentences

    I have to admit I love a challenge. Which might be why I love BYU so much. Sure it's challenging, it's college, it's supposed to be challenging, but it is also more than rewarding!

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is a party school unlike any other. Alcohol, tobacco, drugs of any kind (not over-the-counter), substance abuse, tea and coffee are all prohibited. Part of the honor code is obeying local and state law. It is a special and positive environment, and a wonderful place to work and have fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone searching for a university with high standards and academic achievement. Great for BYU sports fans! Has the top accountancy school in the country!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Attend church meetings on Sunday, and no classes on Sunday. The bell tower in the evening is a popular spot for couples.

    Bang for the buck

    Considerably lower tuition than most universities. There is no better deal for exceptional training, education, and overall experience!

    What to do for fun

    Attend sports events, concerts, and school events such as dances. Go on dates, and get to know as many people as possible. Make new friends and create memories. Go bowling at the Wilkinson Center. Go to restaurants on and surrounding the campus. Hike the Y, and/or spend the evening watching fireworks or a football game or a meteor shower. Fry an egg or roast a marshmallow over the spotlights surrounding the bell tower. Go to the Bean Museum. Participate in intramural sports with friends. Get delicious ice cream at the BYU Creamery. Play basketball in the Smithhouse or field sports at various fields.

    Food and Dining

    One of the best university cafeterias in the nation. Subway restaurant in food court is the most popular of all Subway restaurants in the country.

    Dorm Life

    Very high standards of morality and integrity. Fun activities and wonderful dorm leaders. Great atmosphere, and a great place to hang out with friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Prestigious reputation on and off campus. Faculty and staff very dedicated to academic welfare of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow the honor code- it will keep you safe and on track to achieve your academic pursuits. Get to know your teachers, and seek their help when needed. Seek further assistance from tutors and other classmates. Enjoy your time at BYU- it is a priceless opportunity and experience. Become involved in the school and community- seek service opportunities and attend in school events, especially sports.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a university with high standards and morals, based on the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the direction of LDS church leaders. As such, all students who attend and honor such standards of conduct, behavior, and appearance are well-prepared to enter the world and stand as beacons of light to people all around them. BYU focuses on the student, is sensitive to individual needs, and provides stalwart assistance in all academic pursuits.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Best of the best - just read the police beat.

    Bang for the buck

    Ivy league education for 1/3 of the price.

    What to do for fun

    Hike the Y, ride bikes up the canyon, bowling at FatCats, reserve a court at the Richards Building, sign up for intramurals, go to dollar nights at the varsity theater and definitely get tickets for divine comedy!

    Food and Dining

    Cannon center is the BEST! BYU Creamery ice cream and chocolate milk are incredible.

    Academic Rigor

    Ivy league education for a fraction of the price.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard and study hard. Plan to spend 2 hours studying outside of the classroom for every 1 hour you spend in the classroom. Don't forget to have fun and be involved.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful place to learn and grow. Extremely challenging and demanding. Spiritually and intellectually enlightening.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. Very open and visual. Crime rate is very low.

    Greek Life

    Unfortunately not existent at BYU.

    Clubs and Activities

    Football and Basketball games are a must. They do well every year.

    Great for these types of students

    Those willing to learn and make lots of friends. Those looking to get the best education for the lowest price, and even those looking to get the best education they can.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many might find the Latter-day Saint religion odd, but the style of living is very happy and clean. It's not unusual to find people sleeping out on the grassy lawns that dot the campus. Every Tuesday there is a devotional held in the basketball arena.

    Bang for the buck

    Very low priced for the quality of education you receive. Definitely a good investment.

    What to do for fun

    There are mountains within walking distance, rock climbing right around the corner, bike trails and a lake a couple miles away that is prime for boating and swimming. Shopping is close by with two malls within a few miles from campus. There are fun centers for mini golf and bowling dotting the city.

    Food and Dining

    There are countless ice cream shops found on campus. There are several fast food as well as high quality restaurants close to campus. Will be able to meet the budget of even the cheapest student.

    Dorm Life

    The students here are all really friendly and they don't party a lot so everyone here has good quality fun without the hang over in the morning.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are no walk in the park. You definitely have to do the work to get the grade, but the quality of the teaching and work you put into your education will bring the sought after returns.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore the countless possibilities found at BYU. There is not such thing as a bad class. Difficult, yes, but it's well worth every amount of effort you put into your education.

    In three sentences

    I love BYU. The learning atmosphere is amazing and everyone there is there to learn. The teachers are top notch and know their material well enough to help even the lowest student learn.

  • 09/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is one of the safest campuses around, mostly because of the Honor Code that students are required to live by. Students are respectful of other students and their property. If girls are walking home at night, it isn't the best idea to go alone, but never worry, there is always a guy you know who would love to walk you home!

    Greek Life

    One of the interesting aspects of BYU is there is no Greek life, no frats, no sororities. Instead, you become close with people that live in your dorm or apartment complex through church activities. If you're worried about missing out on Greek Life, I can assure you that the social life here is even better.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities that there is something here for everyone! There is a lot of service activities, which provides fun and meaningful service around the community and is a fantastic way to meet people. The more involved you can be, the more fun you'll have.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn succeed beyond measure here. There are so many opportunities to learn so much, especially through the Honors Program. This is definitely a place where students get what they put into their education.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition here is incredibly low, which makes this a completely affordable place to go. However, the education is not low-quality: in fact, BYU is a highly esteemed college. It looks great on job applications to have a degree from BYU!

    What to do for fun

    There are always dances on the weekends somewhere. They're free too! The dollar theater is pretty close (for those that have a car), but the Varsity Theater also shows movies sometimes. There's tons of music and theater performances, as well as sports games. Football is a big deal here; everyone has lots of school spirit! You can also hike the Y or go hiking on one of the many trails into the mountains just east of campus.

    Food and Dining

    On and off campus, there is a huge selection of places to eat. For those in the dorms, the Cannon Center makes a huge variety of delicious foods--both healthy ones and desserts. It can get a little crowded, but there are so many other options that you can always find any type of food somewhere else.

    Dorm Life

    While I never lived in the dorms, everything I hear about them is great! I also have spent plenty of times in the dorms with friends. The rooms are comfortable and it's a great way to make friends. The dorm bathrooms and lounge area are frequently cleaned, which makes it an all around great place to live. Off-campus is fantastic too! Once you live in the dorms freshman year, get a group of your buddies together and pick apartments off-campus. You won't regret it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are challenging, but the wonderful professors make it totally manageable! After class you walk away feeling like it was time well-spent and that you learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! There is so much going on all the time, especially with service. It's a great way to meet people and make friends. Take advantage of all the free activities and stuff that is handed out! No one in college has lots of money, and BYU constantly has events that are little to no cost. Prepare now, because BYU is increasingly competitive to be accepted to, but is more than worth the effort.

    In three sentences

    BYU is amazing! The classes and professors are fantastic, and the social scene is unique because of the Honor Code. I couldn't imagine a better place to be during college.

  • 09/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many traditions at BYU. One really neat one is called tunnel singing. On Sunday nights, students have the opportunity to meet at a tunnel on campus and sing hymns together. It is really spiritual and very cool!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition at BYU is pretty inexpensive! The atmosphere here is great, and campus life is so much fun! It is definitely worth the cost to come here!!!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do here at BYU! There is the BYU Creamery just about a five minute's walk from campus, and the ice cream there is delicious! There are also many clubs and groups that you can get involved with!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would just say to do your best in high school and on the ACT. There is no minimum requirement for either of these, but you will definitely have a better chance of being accepted if your scores are high. The application to BYU is a holistic review, meaning that emphasis is not placed on any one part, so being involved in extracurricular activities and volunteer work is also helpful for your application!

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great university to attend! The atmosphere here is wonderful, and everybody is friendly everywhere you go! There are always fun activities and always something to do, especially on the weekends!

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I constantly see police riding their bikes patrolling the area. BYU is a safe environment and I have never felt threatened or had my safety feel endangered.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities available for students in every major. Intramural sport teams are available for all students who wish to sig up. Study groups are created daily and help improve grades as well as social life. BYU is big on the academic parts of a student's life but allows many opportunities for the social part as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the mountains surrounding BYU, there is a Y painted into the rocks. Every year students climb to the top of this Y and look down at the campus and the growing valley that surrounds it.

    Bang for the buck

    Meal cards are available and reduce the cost of the dining facilities and shopping areas on campus. BYU is also affordable for the average student and is always willing to allow opportunities for financial aid: A great education at a private university for an affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    BYU has so many sports with tickets that are available to students at a discounted price. Our athletic teams are very good and so much fun to watch. Aside from sports, there are many clubs and the parks are always filled with students who just want to hangout. BYU is a very fun place to be.

    Food and Dining

    I am actually a host at the main dining facility on campus: the quality of food is absolutely superb. The atmosphere of being surrounded by the students is great. Everyone is very friendly, responsible, and courteous to others.

    Dorm Life

    There are a wide variety of dorms available at BYU. The vast majority of the dorms come with a kitchen and living space along with what is offered in a usual dorm. The dorms are created in ways that help incoming students meet others easily. Each housing area is unique in is style and design and allows each individuals students taste in architecture to be fulfilled.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU offers exceptional classes that are taught by phenomenal professors. The rigor depends on the classes that you take and how well you can keep on track. Procrastinating will never benefit you when attending this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    When coming to BYU, you must understand that it is okay to get to know your professors. Never be afraid to ask questions or study with study groups: they are very helpful and give unique new perspectives on your studies. Study groups also introduce you to others who share the same passions and interests as you.

    In three sentences

    BYU Provo is an excellent school for anyone who wants to receive a quality education in a righteous and wholesome environment. The students and staff are extremely helpful and friendly and the campus is set up in a way where meeting new people is easy as can be. The quality of education is exceedingly high and guarantees more than your money's worth.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Police Beat, BYU's weekly scoop on all things criminal, is innocent at best. Often times it just covers the various bikes that have been stolen or people who are warned for loitering. Rarely is there anything serious.

    Greek Life

    If you're a business major or one of the top ten percent at the University, you will belong to a Greek club. They aren't very prolific when it comes to activities, so chances are you will only go to one banquet once a year. If not, you can always find some Greek food off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there is something you know how to do or potentially would like to know how to do, undoubtedly there is a club for it. Not only are they many in number, they are also very well organized. Who says you can have quantity and quality at the same time? Probably students from other Universities.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is a great place for lots of students. If you like to collaborate, BYU. If you like having a social life and just want to study from time to time, BYU. If you want to get married, BYU. If you like sports and arts, BYU. If you are someone who doesn't get along well with Mormon culture? Probably somewhere else.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every week on Tuesday the entire campus shuts down, I mean the entire campus, as faculty, staff and students flood to the Basketball stadium to listen to a weekly devotional speaker. Like a cross between heterozygotes, 3/4 the time it is a spiritual topic and the other 1/4 it is an academic topic. Regardless, the talks are amazing and inspiring. Plus you will never have a class Tuesday at 11:00. It's a great time to scope out some of the opposite gender.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are LDS the tuition is only $2,400 a Semester! Not to mention Grad school is just a couple hundred more than that. Considering the price, BYU is phenomenal. The teachers are professionals in their respective fields. The environment is academically nurturing and rigorous. Plus there are so many resources and new equipment for students. I'm not sure a better deal could be found anywhere.

    What to do for fun

    Everything and anything under the sun. There is Country dancing, Blues dancing, Tango, Salsa, Ballroom, Swing. You can go hiking up Timpanogos, Squaw Peak, Battle Creek or the Y mountain. Every year they have a Swiss festival in a little town up in the mountains and a India festival of colors just south of Provo. There are yearly llama fests, carnivals, and food festivals. If you like music, MUSE cafe or Sammys offer concerts that really cheap or free. If you like to dance, there are free dance parties with food and glow sticks every weekend. There are football games, basketball games, volleyball games. Several start up theatre companies are constantly producing new shows. If you like stand up comedy, Comedy Sports provides you with just that. There is even a dollar show where you can see movies for a dollar seventy five. Utah lake is super close and we play ice hockey on it during the winter and rope swing into it during the summer. International Cinema and the library show weekly films. Not to mention that you have FHE on Mondays, Institute Wednesday and Thursdays and weekly ward activities. Honestly, there is never a moment of boredom in Provo.

    Food and Dining

    BYU bakes its own pastries, makes its own ice cream and has the best cookies and cream milk I have ever tasted in my entire life. The creamery is an awesome place to visit. The food on campus is what you would find anywhere but Provo is a hot spot for new ethnic restaurants all the time. I love it!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and new but expensive. If you are poor, Wyview is the place for you. It is very nice but far away from campus. As long as you have a car, it isn't an issue. If not, choose Helaman or Heritage Halls. They are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is definitely a challenging place to be. The professors are very serious about their expectations for you. The material isn't hard to master but the classes are fast paced and time consuming. If you put the needed time in and really buckle down you will do well. If you are pre-med or pre-dental it is a wonderful place to be. The rigor of your course work prepares you well for professional school and the MCAT and DAT.

    Tips for prospective students

    Value your education. As a private school, every BYU student, whether they are religious or not, is subsidized by the funding of LDS church members all over the world. Considering it takes a billion dollars to run BYU every year and students only pay a million in tuition, that is a big difference. In every class I have I often think to myself, there is someone out there that truly believes my education is important and is willing to fund it even though they do not even know me. This is humbling. Value the experiences you are being given. Value knowledge. And as you go out in the world, give back. Find ways to inspire and uplift those around you. Find opportunities to help others with your knowledge. Opportunities don't materialize out of no where. We make them for each other. So use your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    Home of the cougar and land of the sober, BYU is the place where greatest is made. If you are searching for a rigorous, inspiring place where you can find the love of your life and excel in your chosen field, BYU is a phenomenal place to be. It only takes a week on these hallowed grounds to discover that you bleed blue.

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    The dining area is really nice and has very good food, plus all types of food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were all very nice but very expensive I found.

    Academic Rigor

    I have heard it is a very academically rigorous but the education level there is exceptional.

    In three sentences

    It was a very big campus, but very very beautiful. The people their are all pretty nice. The buildings are very nice.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is a very safe campus, especially when you consider that there really aren't anyone drinking or on drugs on campus. Since it is a religious school, it tends to attract religious people, who generally are pretty law abiding.

    Greek Life

    I might be wrong, but there really isn't any greek life here on BYU campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of service organizations here at BYU, there are also a lot of clubs realated to the various majors and other things people like. Like the Medieval club, book club, biology club, etc.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is a religious university, and is great for people who want to have a solid education at the same time as having a solid spiritual foundation. It would also be great for people who don't like smoking and drinking.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Each class begins with a prayer, and the teachers teach with the objective to help foster spiritual growth. The honor code is also very strict. There is a genealogical lab in the BYU library.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU offers an amazing education at a very reasonable price, it is possible to study at BYU and leave without much debt because of the reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    There is a movie theater in the provo mall, there are mountains nearby to go hiking, rock climbing, fishing. There is a lake not to far to go boating at. In the winter there are a lot of skiing and snowboarding resorts within a few hours drive that are very popular.

    Food and Dining

    BYU has a on campus eating center that has some 7 diffent food shops. There are also a lot of fast food restaurants nearby campus. There are also a lot of restaurants not to far from campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life on campus is great. It is an amazing opportunity to meet new people. There are rules laid down though. for example, members of the opposite gender cannot enter bedrooms, and there is also a curfew hour for friends to leave apartments during the weekk.

    Academic Rigor

    It is expected that the students spend at least two hours for each hour that they spend in class, and some classes here are very time intense. They teach very well here, and the classes do an excellent job at helping students become proficent with the basic skill and knowledge included in the subject material.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to attend BYU make sure you are willing to give up drinking and smoking, and having beards, and wearing short clothing while here at BYU. It is part of the honor code.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a run by the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and has very high moral standards. It is a great learning enviroment, and also has a lot of good looking people on campus. It has a very high educational program and offers many types of majors.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Plenty of parks, movie theaters, and other places in vicinity. Lots of activities on campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of restaurants and groceries nearby, and great living spaces that provide kitchen and cooking spaces.

    Dorm Life

    Love the dorm life. Roommates offer support and fun.

    Academic Rigor

    In order to achieve success, you will be put through the paces. Classes at BYU will challenge and test you in a lot of ways you wouldn't have expected.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to give it your all, and if you do, you will enjoy the rewards.

    In three sentences

    BYU is the type of school that makes you feel like you can achieve something amazing. It challenges you to be the best you can. It is an amazing school.

  • 09/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Girls get whistles and there is a campus police.

    Greek Life

    None whatsoever.

    Clubs and Activities

    You have to search for clubs and activities, but once you found your niche you're good.

    Great for these types of students

    LDS student, non LDS, students who like less party scenes but still like to have fun, and anyone who would like to go.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU vs Utes, enougth said.

    Bang for the buck

    The education you're getting is definitely not shown in the price thanks to LDS members.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of music concerts every friday, a lot of school parties (non alcoholic) and fairs.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Cannon Center is like a buffet, the Cougereat is delicious as well. Things to try: Creamery ice-cream, chocolate milk, and cookies and cream milk.

    Dorm Life

    Live in Helaman where are next to campus and the Cannon Center, Wyview is another great place that feels like a home (apartment style) with a kitchen, bathroom, and living room. It's also the cheapest option.

    Academic Rigor

    Since studying is key, the rigor is demanding as in reading and putting in hours of study, but i heard if you study you can succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay true and pour your heart out in your application. If accepted, studying is a definite must, this isn't like high school were some classes require little or no studying. The key to succeeding here is studying.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a well rounded school overall for me. The proffessors are helpful, the campus is very nice, and the LDS environment is the frosting on teh cake. It feels good to be in a competitive educational environment with students that are extremely bright.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is well lit at night and has emergency buttons and police on staff 24/7. They take safety seriously and will always respond to a distress call.

    Greek Life

    No real fraternity or sorority presence here.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs, it'd be hard to list them all. Band, music, martial arts, dance, alternative dance, break dance, debate, activism, service, language, cultural and comedy clubs are just a few at the tip of the iceberg. Tuesday night is club night at the Wilkinson Center (the central campus hub). If you can't find the perfect club for you, think about starting it! There will definitely be interested people.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for everyone that isn't going to college just for the drinking and partying. Definitely not a typical 'party' school. Pretty squeaky clean actually.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True blue football is a blast. They fill a field with blue bubbles and have a flag football match to pump up school spirit. Go home or to class wearing blue proudly. All over your body.

    Bang for the buck

    I doubt you'll be able to beat BYU's tuition and get an even remotely similar education. Definitely a school that you save big money at.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved! There are constantly changing events and shows, many of them are free too. The sports and school spirit are a big part of BYU, so get ready to enjoy some great sports, I highly recommend the football and volleyball games, very intense. Finally, the dating scene is great, lots of people want to go do new things and forget about school for a bit. As soon as you look for it you'll find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty good selection of food on campus, but the best lunch is just south of campus, a little hotdog stand started by a student that has gone big, JDawgs. I get the polish dog with special sauce, mayo, onions, and jalapenos. Figure out your favorite combo of toppings, but nothing beats these delicious hotdogs.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun, but mainly only available for freshman. Unless you become an RA you're not going to be living in the dorms for long, so enjoy it while it lasts. They're currently building more dorm housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are generally difficult, though not horribly so. Professors want you to succeed and are very helpful and have lots of office hours for questions and general help. Take advantage of TA hours and individual time with Professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Review the Honor Code. They are serious about this, it is required that every student coming into BYU review and agree to this contract, and you can lose your spot in the college with repeated offenses. Open yourself up to the events and shows on campus. There are, various concerts, plays, a few museums that are constantly getting new exhibits. Basically there is a lot to do besides just studying. Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young is a university dedicated to educating the mind and strengthening moral values. They take both of those objectives very seriously, it is evident among students and faculty that people are trying to live to a high standard. It is an excellent school with a wonderful purpose.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. The campus police even provide a service where if it's dark, you can call and have someone come to walk you back to your apartment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Sunday, people gather in a tunnel under the basketball stadium for Tunnel singing. It's a blast!

    Bang for the buck

    My tuition for both semesters this year is under $6,000, and the education I'm getting rivals Ivy League schools.

    What to do for fun

    Eat BYU creamery ice cream. Hike the Y for a great time and an awesome view. Go to concerts on campus. Play night games in the Tanner building. See a movie at Varsity theater. There is so much to do on campus!

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of options for food. With BYU's meal plan, you can eat at the dorm cafeteria (which has surprisingly high quality food), the Cougareat (which has Subway, Taco Bell, etc), and at other various restaurants on campus, all of which are delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm! My roommate is awesome, all the girls in my hall are great, and the RA's are super cool. The dorms are conveniently close to campus, and there is a party going on somewhere in the dorms basically every night.

    Academic Rigor

    I lucked out and took pretty easy classes for my first semester, but I still have lots of reading for all of my classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take lots of AP classes, especially English Language, Calculus, US History, and science classes. These can get you out of GE's that you won't want to take.

    In three sentences

    I LOVE BYU! All of my teachers are phenomenal, and the environment promotes both learning and having a good time. The campus is gorgeous, all the students are great, and the ice cream is phenomenal.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For the price it is a great university!

    What to do for fun

    Go to the BYU football games!

    Tips for prospective students

    Register for classes early so that you can get the classes you want. Take advantage of the study abroad opportunities!

    In three sentences

    This school provides a competitive atmosphere that encourages one to do their best. This school also has a great campus. One of this school's strengths is its faculty!

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go the the creamery, fantastic ice cream.

    What to do for fun

    Dance Parties, hang out, local concerts and performances, hiking, out doors activities, skiing and snowboarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be ready for heavy work loads, lots of stress, and very competitive environments. Don't let the topics of rich majors vs. poor majors get you down, there are plenty things for you to study and you will be challenged in doing so. You will become a professional in any field you apply yourself to. But just have a good attitude and take it as it comes.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a good school with some very good and widely acclaimed programs for an extremely good cost. It does have a somewhat strict honor code but I rarely feel oppressed or restricted. The students are generally nice here, and there is a good diversity of people who one could easily fit in with.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Police are available to students 24/7. Students can even call the police and have them escort them if they feel unsafe. BYU police keep students and their belongings safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU has over 80 clubs including music, dance, humor, books, martial arts, and service oriented clubs. There truly is a club for everyone. You just have to know where to look.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a spiritual atmosphere, who have a love of learning, like to socialize and have good clean fun, then this is the place to be.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tunnel singing is always a fun tradition. Then there is the True Blue Football tradition, where students run and slide around in blue-tinted foam.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU provides a great academic and social environment for a low cost, especially for members of the Latter-Day Saint Church, who get a lower tuition rate.

    What to do for fun

    For those who like to move around, activities such as hiking up the mountain to the Y or going on trail runs are always open. Students can also join in the many activities involving free food, karaoke, games and dances that are on BYU campus. Hanging out with friends at the dorms and playing cards or other games is always an option. Check the BYU website or posters that are at the dorm for free activities, concerts, and games that are coming up.

    Food and Dining

    Students have many options to choose from when it comes to food. For those who have kitchens in their dorm, the Creamery has a variety of food for decent prices. For students living in Heritage Halls, the Cannon Center provides many different choices for students. BYU provides students with a variety of food choices that are high quality and tasty.

    Dorm Life

    BYU wants freshman to have a good experience and provide many activities. FHE groups are quickly organized and students are very friendly to other residents. There is almost always an activity going on everyday. Dorms have comfortable living space and provide students a place to study, eat, and socialize.

    Academic Rigor

    Many students here are motivated to do well academically and take classes seriously. While courses are challenging and make students think, there are many resources available, such as TA's, the library, the writing center, etc., to students to help them succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and try to go to every devotional. Join clubs that interest you and don't be afraid to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    BYU provides top quality education and a good clean social atmosphere for a low cost. Students are surrounded by a wonderful environment in which they can learn and socialize. BYU has many ways for students to get involved, whether it is service clubs, sports, or campus activities.

  • 10/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is amazing. There are so many campus police that ensure the protection of the students and the property of the students. For example, if you are walking in the dark alone, say, after a test, you need only call the BYU police phone number and they will send you an escort. They are so kind and helpful, I always feel safe on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are always opportunities for fun at BYU. There are dances, parties, and the dating scene is pretty great.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many dining options just on campus, never mind the many restaurants within five minutes of campus. There is the Cannon Center, Legends Grill, Pendulum Court Cafe, Moa Cafe, and a whole cafeteria in the Wilkinson Center to boot!

    Dorm Life

    Life in the dorms is so much fun! People are always planning fun things and knocking on doors with invitations to join. If you want a strong friend base, live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    This is not a party college, though we do have a blast. You have to work hard to do well. This isn't high school. If you want the grade, you can get it, but you have to put in the effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a freshman, I strongly suggest living in the freshman dorms. It is a great environment and you really get to connect with other people easily. Make sure you contact your peer mentor if you have any class questions. It is their job to make your transition smooth, and they are always happy to help out.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great place to receive a quality education in a peaceful environment. The students here are amazing, the professors are amazing, and the campus is beautiful. I would recommend this school highly.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is safe here. It is usually even safe enough to just leave your bag somewhere. The BYU police can be seen often around the campus. The only danger is that sometimes people get a little bit too comfortable here. But if you remember to just take common sense measures like locking your door when you leave you will be fine.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs and activities. Clubs range from running club to the tall club. Clubs like the pre-medicine club can also be really helpful resources.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to be able to get an education in a wholesome environment where they don't have to worry about drinking like at basically every other college. If you have a hard time making friends but really like being a part of things it is great here because people are very nice and there are tons of ways to meet people and be connected.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming week there is True Blue Football where you roll around in blue foam and it is a ton of fun. People really love to eat at J-Dawgs a place where they sell hotdogs. There are a lot of unique things about BYU.

    Bang for the buck

    Great! BYU is super affordable and it is so completely worth every penny!

    What to do for fun

    There are so may things to do for fun here! BYU really puts a special emphasis on making sure that there are activities and things for the students to do. There are dances to go to, activities in Brigham square. There are all types of sports that you can watch and intramurals that you can play. If you are into the arts there are performances going on every week. Quite a few different museums are right on campus including an art museum and museum of paleontology. If you get bored of what is on campus you are surrounded by mountains that are great for hiking and skiing.

    Food and Dining

    Most of the time I eat my own food but I buy my groceries from the BYU Creamery. There are 4 of them located throughout campus. They are fairly reasonable and have a nice selection. They are known for their ice cream and it is a well deserved recognition. I have eaten on campus a few times and there is a great variety of places to eat ranging from fast food to semi-classy.

    Dorm Life

    This gets five stars mostly because it is not a dorm. There are three options for on campus housing one dorm style and two are apartments. I live in one of the apartments and it is great you get to cook, you only share a bathroom with three people, and they are absolutely beautiful. We also have things called building meetings to create unity within the building. There is an RA that can help with any situation.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a challenging college, but help is available. Usually before tests TA's will hold study sessions.Professor are willing to help in any way possible. There are tons of resources. Nothing is impossibly hard the effort just must be put in

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that this is a campus full of incredible people. It may at times seem like everyone around you is skilled and amazing and that you are just ordinary but that is not true. It is an adventure to be surrounded by such great people, you can learn a ton!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is an incredible place. I don't think there is any other school in the world that has amazing academics, arts, and athletics, along with students who agree to live to a higher standard.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    It's in Provo, UT - nicknamed Happy Valley for a reason... very little crime compared to pretty much everywhere on the planet.

    Greek Life

    There aren't any fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Hundreds of clubs. There's probabably already one or more you'll be interested in, if not... start one.

    Great for these types of students

    Latter-day Saints obviously, but really anyone who wants 1.a good education, 2. a good price, and 3. a good environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Y. There's a huge letter Y (for Brigham Young) painted on the mountain near campus. A really fun hiking trail that leads to the Y and an amazing view of the valley. Seven Peaks. Great waterp ark during warm months. Ice arena (indoors) open year round.

    Bang for the buck

    Basically every member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that goes there is technically on scholarship since the church puts a lot of money into the school so that it is affordable without jepordizing having a great teaching staff.

    What to do for fun

    Seven Peaks water park. Also there are theaters (drama and cinema), comedy clubs, an on campus bowling alley, and if you like the outdoors, there are places for canoeing, hiking, rock climbing (cliffs and gyms), biking trails, a lake. Also there are dances and activities more often than not. There are also Intramural sports (including volleyball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, tennis, flag football, etc.) you can participate in year round. Great athletic teams to watch year round for a really good price too.

    Food and Dining

    Restraunts all over town. On campus there are incredible cafaterias, a huge food court, restraunts, and ice cream parlors.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman have awesome on campus housing. Good options for people who want to have more roommates and a kitchen or less roommates with probably the best cafeteria in the world. Everyday's a blast for the freshmen who live on campus. Off campus housing has to be approved by the university, but there are tons of apartments all over town. Always stuff to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Not Harvard, but nowhere near a community college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get with the program. If you get involved you'll have a lot of good, clean, fun. Live the rules. You do yourself a disservice not just personally, but educationally if you don't. When you live the rules, you're personal and educational experience will be incredible.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school with a lot of opportunities. It is a private school run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so understandably students are expected to live the church standards, but that really is what makes it such a good place to be. I grew up right next to the campus and I've loved the atmosphere my entire life.

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The foods pretty good. Got a lot of places to eat on campus and there is stuff right next to campus too. On campus can get pretty expensive though. Just depends on your situation.

    Dorm Life

    It's really nice here and there are a lot of things going on. It can be annoying when everyone is outside screaming about something, but that's what dorm life is about. Late night hang outs, ultimate frisbee wars, and (if you are in Helaman Halls) the stadium that is just right there.

    Academic Rigor

    This place is a good-lookin