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  • 06/01/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i generally felt really safe on campus because of the type of people who tend to go to byu. definitely one of the safer schools around. campus police patrol campus during the day, which also makes it feel more safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of clubs and free activities on campus! signs, e-mails, and text notifications are all great at keeping you informed on what's going on!

    Great for these types of students

    willing to learn and work hard! mormons who have a desire to be in a positive atmosphere with others with similar values, but also great for nonmembers who just want to learn and make great friends in an alcohol and drug-free environment.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is fairly low for such a high quality education, especially if you are a member of the lds church. it is one of the cheaper schools in the u.s. for international students.

    What to do for fun

    bowling, dances, ice cream at the byu creamery, hanging out at the wall

    Food and Dining

    there is a jamba juice on campus that is really popular. there is a fairly good variety of places to eat on campus for fairly reasonable prices.

    Dorm Life

    i lived in heritage halls and absolutely loved it! everyone's pretty friendly and many friendships come from living on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    byu is pretty intense. there is a lot of learning and studying expected to be done on your own, but because of this, if you work hard, you learn a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved in school activities while you are in high school and find a way to volunteer or do service in your community. byu loves to see those service hours and know that you are involved! work hard and keep that gpa up! ap classes will help you be a little more prepared for the rigor of college course work.

    In three sentences

    byu is an amazing school! the majority of professors really care about their students and try to help them learn to the best of their ability. it has a wonderful atmosphere due to the large number of hardworking and friendly students.

  • 05/17/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    very safe. i have never had any problems, even walking home after dark.

    Greek Life

    doesn't exist here.

    Clubs and Activities

    quite a few clubs, including unusual ones like fantasy and sci-fi. great swing, salsa, and other dance clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to work hard and those who are average. it may not be the place for someone who does not like lots of homework and extended library hours during finals' week.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i do not know of any. there are many nice niches to study in.

    Bang for the buck

    excellent education for a great price! and if you are a good student, you will likely get scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    game nights with apartment friends, dating activities, museum nights, concerts and performances, provo's rooftop concert series from may-october.

    Food and Dining

    they always get a new restaurant or two every couple years in the cougar eat. there are also a lot of good options on center street a few blocks from campus.

    Dorm Life

    i've always lived off-campus in an apartment, but i have friends who enjoyed their first year on campus and the environment.

    Academic Rigor

    excellent. general education classes were pretty easy, but once you get into your major you can choose to be much more challenged.

    Tips for prospective students

    be ready to work hard apply to scholarships get to know your professors

    In three sentences

    excellent education and professors challenging safe atmosphere

  • 04/14/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 3 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i feel safe anywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    you don't need it (we also don't have it).

    Clubs and Activities

    join byusa and find yourself in the middle of everything.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to succeed

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    do missionary work! not everyone at byu is "mormon."

    Bang for the buck

    our tuition is subsidized, and i'm so grateful!

    What to do for fun

    go on a hike! enjoy utah because i'm convinced it's the most beautiful state in this country.

    Food and Dining

    provo has a lot to do. go to the food trucks when you can!

    Dorm Life

    you will love any ward you find yoursel

    Academic Rigor

    byu is very competetive.

    Tips for prospective students

    meet with your professors early and often.

    In three sentences

    when you're looking for a place to truly discover yourself look no further. at byu i'm learning what i really value. my education takes precedence. i learned that each step i take can be a step in the right direction if i choose to look for it.

  • 03/21/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You will immediately get alerted if there is something going on on campus. They also provide a service where a security guard will walk you to your car or wherever you need to get going if you feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    Does not exist.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different things you can do on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is the cheapest college you'll find for such a quality education. They also award many scholarships so be sure to maintain a high GPA to receive them.

    What to do for fun

    Hike the Y, go to sporting games (get an ROC pass), go to Rock Canyon. If you have a car there are a lot of really cool places to hike and even cooler places to go all around Utah. Seven peaks is right down the road too and there's a rec center.

    Food and Dining

    I have only ever eaten in the WILK but they have a great variety of food. There are also vending machines all over campus that have the Creamery's ice cream, sandwiches, fruits and veggies, bagels, and more.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus my freshman year so I am not much help here, but all of my friends seem to be having a great time and FHE activities and ward activities definitely bring you closer to people and make it easy to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    A lot of the GE classes seem excessively hard to me especially since they're classes unrelated to my major. American Heritage is the class most people complain about. I would highly recommend using ratemyprofessor.com to see which teachers fit your style the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to work! Classes are much more academically challenging than I had originally anticipated.

    In three sentences

    If you are Mormon and love Mormon culture, this is the place to be! There are always so many events going on on campus; dance shows, 5ks, sporting events, volunteer projects. It is really cheap in comparison to other colleges also.

  • 02/01/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 5 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Incidents with any crime or other safety problems are so rare that you can go all four years through a degree without hearing about any.

    Greek Life

    Honor societies are associated with every college here and there are plenty of opportunities to join.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many options...from working on the electric race car that has set land speed records to LAN gaming parties, entrepreneurial focused gatherings to krav maga there are almost limitless options.

    Great for these types of students

    Very self-motivated and enthusiastic students who love learning, growing, and bettering themselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Sunday night in one of the tunnels under one of the bridges on campus there is what's called tunnel singing. Lots of people get together to sing beautiful music that has a special way of resonating inside the tunnel.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality of the education here is almost ivy league level for a small fraction of the cost. The teachers are all motivated and will love helping you out on an individual level as they are very passionate about their materials.

    What to do for fun

    From simply hanging out with all the incredible people you meet out here to going to visit the national parks or beautiful ski resorts, there are a lot of options. This are has an especially large number of options for outdoor enthusiasts such as mountain biking and hiking, but also has some fun activity centers like the Seven Peaks Waterpark. There's always something to do and people get pretty creative.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of options for eating around here on and off campus, and most of it is pretty economical.

    Dorm Life

    Good people everywhere.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be pretty difficult and competitive here depending on the major you're going into. If you're in a rough patch there are plenty of people to help pick you up as well as figure out how to make it all fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard, probably more than you ever have before. But you can also prepare to play hard because there are more opportunities for exhilarating fun and learning than anywhere I've been. Get to know new people every day, such strong connections can be formed here with the potential to change your life.

    In three sentences

    Provides an optimal education at a fantastic price. The people are great and the spirit of the university is empowering. Incredible preparation for life in this fast-paced world.

  • 01/29/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    BYU was rated the safest college campus! I can leave my belongings knowing that they will be there when I return, and walking home late at night is never a fear.

    Clubs and Activities

    Club night is every Tuesday! We have every club you can think of, from Harry Potter club, Swing dancing club, Pre-Med club, ect.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hiking the Y is always a tradition, especially at the beginning of the year. They offer plenty of activities to get you familiar with campus and with those around you.

    Bang for the buck

    Such a great price for such a great education!

    Food and Dining

    Our food court has: Chick Fil'a, Taco Bell, Hawaiian Grill, Subway, L&T Salad and Soup. We have several cafes in different buildings on campus, you can order burgers, ice cream and such from the BYU creamery, as well as buy your groceries there. A warning however, groceries at the creamery are overpriced, but you can save tax anywhere on campus by using your ID card.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of fun! Heritage halls is brand new and feels basically like you're living in a hotel. Helaman halls are a little more worn down, but they are quite social!

    Academic Rigor

    BYU Provo is a lot of work! They do not make it easy on you, especially on your GE's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Practice good study habits now! Do all your assigned readings and homework on time. Constantly be checking deadlines, read the syllabus, and stay organized.

    In three sentences

    Such a great school! The students are are so respectful, so hardworking, and kind. You can tell the faculty love their jobs and actually care for the students.

  • 12/27/2015

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

    7 of 486

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    BYU seems like a good college. It's definitely on my list. I've heard they have a really good animation program.

  • 12/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 8 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i have never felt threatened or unsafe on campus. i even walk off campus to my apartment late sometimes and have never felt scared or nervous. safety is a priority for me and byu makes me very comfortable.

    Greek Life

    we don't have typical sororities and fraternities, but a am a member of byu's phi eta sigma which is an honor society. there are monthly activities and lots of scholarship opportunities for members. it is a really neat thing to be a part of.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is a lot of activities available and i personally wish that i was more involved.

    Great for these types of students

    byu is a hard school, but the work is all worth it. students who attend byu have to be dedicated and determined to succeed. it is not a school for slackers, classes are hard and tests are hard. consider what type of student you are when applying to byu.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every year there is a giant foam fest. i don't know how it started or why it happens, but the whole football field is filled with blue bubbles and slip n slides and everyone has a blast.

    Bang for the buck

    for how prestigious and the level of education byu provides, tuition is insanely cheap.

    What to do for fun

    byu has activities daily, from opportunities to go on random dates or find neat things to do for study breaks.

    Food and Dining

    the food is great! and don't forget about the creamery. i've honestly probably spent too much money on food on campus, but i can't help myself when its so good and there are so many options!

    Dorm Life

    i never lived in the dorms, but i live in off campus housing and the atmosphere is incredible. byu students are so kind and welcoming. where ever you end up living i am sure you will be happy and at home.

    Academic Rigor

    byu is hard. there is a reason there is only a 50% acceptance rate. classes are challenging, but they actually teach you. it is only my first semester and i feel like i am actually learning and making a difference in my education.

    Tips for prospective students

    don't be discouraged when the work load piles up. byu is a prestigious school and it is hard work, but if you can get in, you can handle it!

    In three sentences

    byu is an amazing school with a great environment that makes you feel right at home, even if you are from out of state. there are so many opportunities to try new things and meet people. i couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.

  • 12/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Police updates, security places around that you can go to.

    Clubs and Activities

    Awesome clubs, get to learn a lot and have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hike up the to the Y on the Mountain.

    Bang for the buck

    Super low tuition, sets you up for your future with lots of connections.

    What to do for fun

    School events, apartment events, going out to the Valley, Lake, various places around town. Tuesday Club Bash, best thing to do, also a music area/food place, pool, ping pong, and bowling.

    Food and Dining

    Lot's of choices for dinning, vending machines all over.

    Dorm Life

    Fun if you make it, super clean

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the load you take, but college is a lot of work still.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved early in programs, clubs, and fun activities, you need to have fun every now and then or you'll go crazy.

    In three sentences

    Best Private College you can go to. The teachers want you to be successful and help you through it. Great Campus, lot's to do.

  • 12/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe walking around campus during the day or at night, but just like being in any other city, you have to be careful. I try not to walk back to my apartment at night alone, and if I do, I at least try to be on the phone with someone who will know where I am and when I arrive to my destination safely. Generally, because so many students have the same standards and values on campus, there is a lot of respect and care that can be felt while walking around amongst your classmates.

    Greek Life

    There are not any fraternities or sororities affiliated with Brigham Young University, but every student here will live within the boundaries of a ward, where there will be plenty of opportunities to make friends, network with other students, and participate in some great and exciting opportunities. In my ward, we are always having activities at least twice a week, and this provides fun opportunities to take a break from your studies and make some lasting memories with friends who share the same values and initiatives as you do.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a variety of ways that students can get involved on campus, and many clubs to join while you are going to school here! There is a place on campus in the student center where you can go to find out how you can get involved, and where your interests could take flight! Not to mention there are an extensive amount of ways to serve through BYU that would improve the look of any resume.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students who are hardworking, and desire to get valuable education and internship experience from top professionals in their field. BYU is a place you go to feel respected, and honored. If you're seeking a top accredited university that won't break the bank, and will help you develop treasured relationships, this is place for you. Not to mention BYU was ranked by Business Insider as the top university for students who are both hot and smart!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Something really fun about attending BYU is being able to light the Y during homecoming week. On the face of the mountain above campus for everyone to see is a giant white Y representing the University, and as a freshman you can take a night hike up to the Y and help light it up for the whole valley to see!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU doesn't charge out of state tuition for LDS students, and that makes it one of the best and most affordable universities to attend throughout Utah. You are guaranteed to get a worthwhile, and note worthy education that will get you standing out among your competitors in the employment field, but you will also make countless friends and experience the wide range of exciting opportunities that BYU has to offer.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things you can do for fun while attending BYU! Because BYU is a private school for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, you can bet that you will be engaged in an exciting ward family that will invite you to countless fun activities every week! People are going to be friendly where you live, and there are activities like hiking, going to restaurants, seeing a play, or many other fun places to go visit around Provo! Of course if you're not one to spend money, someone will always be having a game night or a fun party nearby that you can bet will be a good time, but not with over the top craziness.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to stop and eat around campus, but most of it is considered pretty expensive. Your best bet is usually to pack a lunch and bring it with you to school in order to maintain a healthy diet, but stay efficient with those long hours of studying away from home! The favorite restaurant among students here is the Chick-fil-a at the Cougareat, but there are also many delicious cafes amongst the different buildings for students to grab a bite to eat, or sit down for a filling meal.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman at BYU, you get to live in special on-campus housing that is specifically geared towards freshman students. This is fantastic because it provides opportunities for you to make friends with other students who are in the same stage of life and schooling as you are! This provides opportunities to give and receive help through your difficult freshman year, without feeling intimidated by upperclassmen. Plus, the meal plans are delicious and the housing is brand new!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors at BYU expect much of their students, but they are also very kind and willing to give help to those who seek it. There is a wonderful balance between religion and education at this University, and it is taught that when we put the Lord first, He will help us to accomplish all of our education goals. Although this is an academically rigorous school, there are many resources for help, and the atmosphere is a fun and friendly place to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a prospective student looking to get in to BYU, I would recommend that you practice working hard. BYU is known for sending out students who are extremely prepared and qualified for the field they are going into, and so your time and education on campus will not be wasted. Serve lots in order to get ahead with your application, and study hard to be ready to attend this fantastic university!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding university to attend. Because it is an LDS school, you will find students with high moral standards and professors who have the utmost respect for their students. If you are looking for a top accredited, yet atmospherically wonderful school to attend, BYU is the school for you!

  • 12/09/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 11 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe on campus, even late at night coming home from the library.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities at BYU.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally have not been super involved with many clubs on campus, but I know that there are many options available! The on-campus activities, which are especially popular with freshman students, are awesome. They hold a variety of activities, but my favorite are the dances!

    Great for these types of students

    BYU students sign and are held to an Honor Code, in which you agree to abide by high moral standards that include academic honesty, modest dress, abstinence from pre-marital sex, alcohol and drugs, as well as a few other things. Students are expected to abide by these standards and face consequences including expulsion if they are not followed, so students should be committed to the standards before deciding to come here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a huge slip n' slide covered in blue foam every year for Homecoming. So fun!

    Bang for the buck

    Such a good deal for such a prestigious private university! BYU is largely subsidized by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, making tuition very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots to do in Provo, including many outdoor activities like hiking and mountain climbing. There is also a vibrant local music scene and some really yummy, unique restaurants! There are two malls in Provo and three movie theaters. The dollar theater is especially popular among college students and is just a couple miles from campus. There are also lots of on campus activities, which are really fun and usually cheap or free! Athletic events are a blast and the student section is really involved. It's also nice because we are only about 45 minutes away from Salt Lake, where there is TONS to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of dining options on campus, such as Chick fil A and Subway, as well as BYU specialty restaurants, like the MoA Cafe or Legends Grill. All very yummy! Some of the BYU restaurants can be a little pricey, but they are a great option if you have a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in Helaman Halls my freshman year. The dorms are a little bit older, but are kept in good condition. They repair things when needed and the bathrooms/hallways are always clean. There are always fun activities going on and the Cannon Center is pretty good for a college cafeteria. Especially the mint brownies...yum.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely very challenging! Students are expected to put a lot of time and effort into their work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Because BYU looks at students' unweighted GPAs, don't take so many honors/AP classes that it keeps you from getting mostly A's in your classes, honors or not. That being said, BYU does look at how many AP classes you have taken and takes that in consideration when making admissions decisions. I also feel like my ACT score was better because I took more rigorous courses in high school. Considering these factors, I would recommend that students take AP courses in the subjects they are good at/enjoy, but don't feel like they have to kill themselves taking a full schedule of AP courses.

    In three sentences

    BYU is an academically rigorous school, however education is also focused on instilling strong moral values and producing honest, hardworking individuals who can contribute to society in various ways. There are lots of opportunities for students to get involved on campus and students in general are very kind and friendly here. The professors expect students to work hard, but are generally willing to assist students when needed. This is a great school!

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If walking home at night or feeling unsafe, students can call campus security for a private escort and get an immediate response. And they are usually cute!

    Greek Life

    Only service clubs.

    Clubs and Activities

    So much to do and so little time! Hundreds of activities to fit any interest, every single day in every corner of campus. Arts, sports, outdoor, indoor, social, introverted, intellectual, humanitarian. Never ending.

    Great for these types of students

    Room for all types as it is a large campus and a huge student body. Misrepresented as homogenous but more diverse than people realize.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Guinness recorded: Largest live Nativity Largest Color Run Largest water balloon fight

    Bang for the buck

    Everyone says that college is about partying and hooking up but I disagree. College is about learning how to be an adult and choosing your life's path. BYU is full of opportunities to get to know yourself, others and the Lord better while increasing in knowledge.

    What to do for fun

    Never a dull moment! Dances, service opportunities, group dates, movies, sports, guest lectures, art museums, concerts, hiking, skiing, ....

    Food and Dining

    Dorm cafeterias are really good. Cougar-eat on campus eatery is amazing. Anything you want, you can find there.

    Dorm Life

    Such a great way to meet new people! Small is just part of dorm life but they are clean and well maintained. Always something fun going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on class and teacher selection.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on good grades. Take the ACT as many times as you need to score well. Participate in sports, arts and community service. Go to seminary and live a moral lifestyle. Apply early and take warm clothes!

    In three sentences

    I have wanted to be a BYU Cougar all my life and I'm finally here! It's everything I dreamed of and more. The mountains, the students, the sports, the fun activities without mistakes od guilt, the inspiring teachers and the knowledge that I am becoming the person I've always wanted to be make BYU the perfect school for me!

  • 11/02/2015

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

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 13 of 486

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This school is really good considering the cost of it.

  • 10/31/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I have not been there yet but will update soon!

    Food and Dining

    I have not been there yet but will update soon!

    Dorm Life

    I have not been there yet but will update soon!

    Academic Rigor

    I have not been there yet but will update soon!

    Tips for prospective students

    I have not been there yet but will update soon!

    In three sentences

    Okay, so my only review is going to be from what I know. I know that Brigham Young's alumni's and students are top notch. I have never seen a group of people more genuine and kind, I want to be a part of that because that is what really matters in this world.

  • 10/29/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The creamery is the way to go.

    Dorm Life

    New Heritage Halls are awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely not an easy school to get into.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful here! The atmosphere I've seen (through EFY and campus visits) is absolutely amazing.

  • 10/23/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Mormon, driven, ambitious, spiritual, etc...

    Bang for the buck

    ARE you kidding me!? Thanks to the LDS Church subsidizing the school it is one of the best universities for the lowest cost!

    What to do for fun

    Rock climbing, dancing, devotionals, FHE groups, etc...

    Food and Dining

    If you can afford food... It is a lot better than top-ramen.

    Dorm Life

    You'll meet awesome people who share your values.

    Academic Rigor

    Great school for what ever you choose (although they do not have a creative writing program *sigh*)

    Tips for prospective students

    Finish all years of seminary.

    In three sentences

    I love BYU so much. It is where my entire family has gone before me. Now I just need to get in myself! XD

  • 10/17/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 17 of 486

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    If you want some quick amusement, read the Police blurb in the school newspaper. The worst crime we get here is bicycle theft. Violent crime is all but nonexistent.

    Greek Life

    None. Assuming you're a member of the LDS church, most of your opportunities to meet people are through your ward and church services. Otherwise it's through classes or clubs.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally am unable to participate in most club activities, but there are plenty of opportunities to get involved somewhere. At the beginning of every semester there are massive club fairs held in the Wilkinson Student Center where all of the clubs will advertise and invite people to join.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is well-known for it's Business, Accounting, and Finances programs. I personally greatly enjoy the Theatre and other fine arts programs here as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On the mountains just next to the school, there is a large 'Y' painted on the side where everyone can see for miles. Hiking up to it is a common activity, and every year for Homecoming they will actually light it, and anyone can be a part of that.

    Bang for the buck

    Being subsidized by the LDS church, the value of this school is absolutely phenomenal. You'll pay not much more than the price of a local community college for the quality of any competitive state school. From this point alone, BYU can't be beat. Non-LDS students do pay a higher tuition than LDS-students, but it's still nothing compared to any other big-name University.

    What to do for fun

    If you enjoy hiking I don't know if there is a better school in the US that is right up next to some of the most beautiful mountains you'll ever see. Beyond that, there are a lot of things happening around Provo if you know where to look for them. I personally enjoy going to small local concerts regularly at the Velour on University Avenue near Center Street. On campus, BYU has some incredible artistic talent and it seems like there is a major performance every week in the Fine Arts Center. BYU also invites a lot of widely successful artists and performers to come to the HFAC and perform for us for much cheaper than you would ever be able to see them otherwise. BYU also has a very large athletics program. Football and Basketball are the obvious big ones, but Men's Volleyball and Women's Soccer games I've found are both a lot of fun to attend.

    Food and Dining

    I have only been to the Cannon Center a few times, but had no complaints. There were a lot of healthy options for a reasonable price, especially if you have a meal plan. The Cannon Center is closest to Helaman Halls. Heritage Halls has their own kitchens, and you can get groceries on-campus at the Creamery, which has had everything I've ever needed. There is also the Cougareat, which is a food court with Taco Bell, Chick-Fil-A, and Subway. There are other small cafes or restaurants on campus, but I've rarely been to any of them.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't stayed in Helaman Halls, which is the more dorm-like living on campus. I have, however, stayed in Heritage Halls, which is the on-campus apartment-style dorm buildings. These buildings are all currently brand new, very cheap (especially considering what you can get off-campus for a similar price. Hint: not much), and very close to all your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    I have never met a Professor here who was not heavily and personally invested into the well-being and success of every one of their students. Classes are challenging but not stupidly overwhelming. I learned more about my field (Theatre), life, and myself in one semester here than throughout all of high school. Your class schedule can be very flexible to fit your needs.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should still strongly consider this school even if you are not a member of the LDS church (Mormons)- we would still love to have you! Apply as soon as possible so you can take advantage of priority registration and Spring/Summer semesters. Not everyone here is crazy.

    In three sentences

    BYU is full of incredibly talented and passionate people. There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to meet leaders of your fields or to be a part of projects beyond the scope of just this school. Provo is growing very quickly and there are a lot of exciting things to participate in while you're here.

  • 10/17/2015

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

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    What to do for fun

    Dating.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great!

    Dorm Life

    Incredible.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard but doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply before the early deadline for priority.

    In three sentences

    It is amazing! Such a great spirit around this school.

  • 10/01/2015

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

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    Food and Dining

    There's delicious food places all around the campus!

    Dorm Life

    At BYU there is a very safe environment, and everyone maintains high standards.

    Academic Rigor

    There are good, hard classes you can take.

    In three sentences

    BYU is an incredible school! There is plenty to do in Provo, and there are lots of good classes.

  • 08/30/2015

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

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    In three sentences

    BYU is super fun and friendly! Always lots to do, and the classes are great!

  • 08/21/2015

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

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    Food and Dining

    When it comes to the Creamery, my sister was able to get all the food she needed, but the quality of certain products weren't that great. I wouldn't know about the food from the dining hall, though.

    Dorm Life

    Heritage Halls seem absolutely wonderful to me, and my sister's experience there was top-notch. She always had wonderful roommates and got a taste of social life through them.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've seen of the classes from my sister (who attends BYU now), the classes are rigorous, but still manageable enough where if you work at it, you'll at least get a B, if not an A, considering the caliber of students who are able to get in here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus! It gives you such an amazing idea of whether this school is good for you. After visiting the campus, I just knew that this is the school I want to attend. Taking a campus tour helps a lot, because you get a feel of where everything is, and you learn what is there. Work hard at your grades, especially in AP classes. If you are well rounded, have good grades, and test well (testing well on the ACT makes everything a lot easier), then you should be able to get in.

    In three sentences

    The library is completely amazing. The campus is beautiful and feels like a second home. Most of the people are really kind and helpful.

  • 06/26/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 486

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    Campus Safety

    Honestly, usually if something happened it's because someone was being stupid. You can even call campus security to walk you home at night. Really, they look out for you and it's pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    ha! non existent. BYU is a dry campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    EVERYTHING.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun loving. Hard working. Dancers. Yodelers. Medical. Any, really.

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING. We are right by the mountains--so you can hike, ski, climb, go rafting, you name it. There's always fun bonfires up in the Canyon. There's always dance parties, trips to the nickel arcade, bowling, and a MILLION places to go do any type of dancing. (I personally prefer Country Swing). We aren't too far from Salt Lake City, which has awesome concerts and food scene. Basically, if you like urban life or outdoor adventures, Utah has you covered.

    Food and Dining

    Cannon Center is pretty good, but not central and not cheap. In the WILK, there's quite a few restaurants--Taco Bell, a wrap place, a pizza place, Chik-filA, and a few others.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman are the only ones that really live on campus. Helaman is the only typical dorm style. It's just you and one roommate. Bathrooms are shared which stinks, but you don't have to clean them, which I guess is a plus. All meals are provided in the Cannon Center, which has pretty good food. Heritage is fantastic. There are six to an apartment, with two bathrooms. The kitchens are huge and convenient. The living rooms have some of the biggest windows. Both have pretty good social lives. I honestly prefer Heritage...but everyone has fun.

    Academic Rigor

    I won't lie to you, the classes are hard. The professors expect you to come prepared and to keep up on all assignments. However, my favorite classes have often surprised me---my two favorite have been Anatomy and Economics 110---two classes that seem like polar opposites.

    Tips for prospective students

    You get out what you put in. Participate in lectures--you will retain so much! Don't worry about the crazy building nicknames. You'll catch on. Get Creamery Ice Cream. And their milk. Oh my. Join clubs. There's bowling, swing, ballroom, hip hop dancing...really, anything! Play intermural sports. They are a blast! Take time to serve at the Yserve office.

    In three sentences

    Probably one of the best decisions of my life has been to attend this university. I have had incredible, exciting experiences that I cannot replace. There are just so many opportunities available.

  • 06/23/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Provo itself is a very safe place, and campus is as well. While not completely free from everything, the students look out for each other and the atmosphere is safe and enjoyable.

    Greek Life

    Non existent. Not a party school.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a great university, and subsidized for LDS students to an extremely low cost. For non-LDS students it is still a very good university with low tuition costs.

    What to do for fun

    Provo is an awesome place. There are plenty of places for outdoors adventures, from rafting and boating, to hiking and mountain biking, to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. It is also pretty close to major shopping areas in Salt Lake and Park City, if you're more interested in that.

    Food and Dining

    Food court is fine. Creamery is a staple for ice cream.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are for freshman. They are awesome for them, but them move on. They have the Foreign Language Housing (FLSR), which is also a fun and unique experience for language students.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging. I learn a lot, and the curriculum is always interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a party school. Keep your grades up, and you'll get in.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a school with very good programs, and a very clean social atmosphere.

  • 05/20/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There aren't that many options, and after awhile they get old, but they did just add chick-file, so that is where you will find me now.

    Dorm Life

    Loved my roommate. even if I didn't, it's easy to find new friends, or some random event going on.

    Academic Rigor

    They expect you to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't just blindly pick your teachers. Use Rate My Professor to check your teachers, you will get through college with outstanding professors.

    In three sentences

    Good clean fun. Affordable. Good people.

  • 05/11/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's very cheap to attend BYU compared to most other colleges or universities. That does not mean that the education or lifestyle here is cheap, however. The academics, while challenging is worth the meager price of tuition. One's overall quality of life is still very good considering the price of admission. Overall, if you want to come and do get in, you will get more out of your education than the money that you paid. As long as you are willing to obey the standards of the Honor Code, you should be fine.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good. I mean, it is college campus food so it is not exactly fine dining. However, for starving college students the available options are more than adequate. There is the Cougareat with it's chain of stores ranging from Taco Bell to Subway to Chick Fill-A. There are other dining options that are more formal that can be found on campus as well. At the edge of campus is a very good Buffet place called the Cannon Center.

    Dorm Life

    Living with new roommates can take some adjustment, but it is worth it. I generally have had very good roommates, which made living in dorms either on or off campus more pleasant. Depending on where you live, the apartments can be either pretty nice or pretty gross. There are some new on-campus buildings that look fancy for on-campus housing. Again, depending on where you live you can be either really close or somewhat far away from campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Be prepared to work hard. Do not procrastinate your homework, and do not cram for mid-terms and finals- it is not worth it. While you will be stretched academically, there is lots of help available, from your teaching assistants to the various writing labs found on campus. I have found that some of the more particularly rigorous courses are the foreign language classes, especially the 4-credit ones where you have class every day and are constantly kept busy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, do not slack off. Be sure you are willing to abide by the standards of the school's honor code. Even on a campus like BYU, it is still important that you reach out to others and make new friends. Be involved in clubs, extracurricular activities, etc. That will only enrich your college experience. Try to maintain some semblance of a social life, even with everything else you have to do.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great place to obtain higher education. The professors here care about their students and are helpful resources in the path to academic success. Finally, the social life here is strong, without the typical negative effects of a party atmosphere.

  • 04/16/2015

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

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    In three sentences

    I've been doing campus tours of different schools as my older sister prepares to go to college and BYU Provo is by far my favorite.

  • 04/14/2015

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

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 27 of 486

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    Campus Safety

    BYU has some of the most honest people you will ever meet in your life. They are the kinds of people who will stick up for a stranger, and return a lost wallet. Obviously you should try not to be careless, but even if you wind up by yourself at night, you'll be fine.

    Great for these types of students

    Almost anyone can find a niche here. Unless you absolutely hate everyone haha. Seriously though, there is a huge variety of activities on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is tunnel singing on Sunday nights. Everyone goes to the tunnel and sings hymns with their flashlights. It's really cool sounding.

    Bang for the buck

    Soooo affordable! Even if you aren't Mormon, it is way cheaper than state schools, and definitely cheaper than other private schools.

    Food and Dining

    I will be in New Heritage Halls, so I don't need a meal plan. I get to cook for myself. I did eat at the Cannon Center while I was visiting though, and the food is pretty good. It seemed like there was a lot to offer.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't started yet, but I'm in the New Heritage dorms, which are the newest buildings on campus. They are set up apartment style, which is awesome. It gives you more freedom than a traditional dorm, and more people to socialize with. They are pretty spacious as far as dorms go, and the view is pretty.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't started classes yet, but I've heard that the education is good. The only thing I'm not looking forward to is the huge class sizes. There will be hundreds of people in your classes sometimes. If you take the honors track they will be a little smaller though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting into BYU is unfortunately mostly about scores. Doing a good job on the ACT is really important. They look at your activities too, but you could be the most well rounded person out there with a 24 on the ACT and you probably will still have trouble getting in. Your best bet is to shoot for a score in the 27 or above range.

  • 03/04/2015

    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 a wonderful school for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, who make up over 90% of the student body. It is a spiritual environment, with devotionals from General Authorities every week and an impressive Honor Code 24/7.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The bell tower is traditional for proposals (if you can get a key...), and Y mountain is always a great hike. Provo is very beautiful, and seeing the sunrise over Y mountain is incredible.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the things I was most impressed with about BYU as I researched it was that BYU is so inexpensive. For Latter-Day Saints, the tuition is less expensive, but even non-members pay less than $10,000 a year. Members pay closer to $4,000 a year. This is incredible, compared with other schools. One of my friends was considering a school that would cost $40,000 a year. Since BYU does give a very competitive education, it has a great value.

    Food and Dining

    When I stayed in the dorm for a week, I also ate with a meal plan. Such good food! I loved that there was buffet-style food for every meal we ate there, with drinks, salad, and dessert all included. The food was always excellent. I have no complaints!

    Dorm Life

    I am not as experienced on this one, since I have only been in BYU dorms. However, I did stay in the apartment style dorms in the new Heritage Halls for a week, and I found that they were comfortable and fun. I especially liked that there were 3 sinks and 2 showers to be shared among 6 girls. It wasn't too difficult to coordinate sharing those, which was a surprise to me -- I was expecting 1 shower for all 6 girls, which would have been more difficult.

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on what major you are doing and what you define as rigorous. A Physics major I spoke with felt like his learning was very good, while a Exercise Science major wasn't as pleased. The truth is that BYU can provide a great education, but that you shouldn't expect it to be Harvard. It's not Harvard; it wasn't built to be. It is, however, a great school, with strong classes in many areas.

  • 01/12/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    SPORTS EVENTS! also Family Home Evenings, there are cheap attractions just off campus, hiking and camping spots and the Provo River and Utah Lake are only a 20 min drive away

    Food and Dining

    Cougareat is always fun! Gottal love the creamery! The Cannon Center is great but it will get old if you go too much.

    Dorm Life

    Super fun! Everyone is always coming up with new activities and trying to get everyone involved.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, but the professors take you every step of the way and try not to leave anyone behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, and always use your advisors and TAs! Go to all the BYU rugby games you can cause they are the best!

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to have a good time but to be safe and focused on school. Not only does it have competitive classes with great TAs, but the sports fan life is awesome! Go Cougs!

  • 01/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are so many places you can eat! They even have a little Frechetta pizza place where you can get 8 pizzas! Honestly, that might have been one of the major selling points for me, I love my pizza. I wouldn't recommend eating there every day, because, well, pizza everyday isn't all that healthy for you or your wallet, and if you don't like pizza, there is a Subway, Taco Bell, even a little mini-mart thing.

    Dorm Life

    I never actually lived in on-campus housing but I do live in apartments pretty close to the campus. The roommates are nice, and the place is kept up, so it's a really nice environment. Be warned though, not everyone is easy to get along with, so each situation is really its own.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are really hard, and they definitely expect a lot from you academically. However, the counselors can help you figure out the best schedule for your needs, and they can tell you whether you've bitten off a little more than you can chew. You will need to work hard, but it's worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say that if you are new to the area, just know the seasons are very extreme. There is snow in the winter and melting sunshine in the summer. I wasn't really all that prepared to walk around on Hoth when I first got here in the winter, so just keep that in mind.

    In three sentences

    The campus is huge and offers a lot of classes, which is good because what you want to do, they probably teach. There are plenty friendly teachers and professors to help you, but ultimately it comes down to your own drive. It's interesting the kind of spirit you feel in a church college, in a good way.

  • 01/06/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus always feels safe. There are almost always people around, so even after dark, campus is still safe. There are also Emergency poles located around campus, so if you ever feel unsafe (or if there is an emergency) the campus police will come, and can escort you where you are going.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is basically a club for anything you can think of. It is pretty easy to find info about the various clubs on campus. Club night is Tuesdays - so keep that night open! Many of the clubs also offer free membership for first year students.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do - both on campus and around Provo. There are lots of events and performances, as well as outdoor activities - hiking Y Mountain or Provo Canyon, skiing, etc. Even without a car, there is plenty of local transportation to get around Provo, or even up to Salt Lake.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is excellent. There are so many options - both fast food and healthier choices. The BYU app is super helpful for finding food - you can see menus, find nearby vending machines, keep track of your dining $, and even find FREE food.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is great - everything is close and there are tons of activities for the dorms (I don't know about the other housing, but Helaman Halls does an activity almost every week). There are also lots of options for on-campus housing, it really just depends what you want (a kitchen? dorm or apartment style? etc.) I would suggest looking at all the different options and then decide what will be best for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Yes, it's true, BYU is challenging. But while there are difficult classes, the professors really care about their students and want them to be successful. Some classes are more difficult then others, but the professors are willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYU campus can seem huge and intimidating at first - but don't worry! It doesn't take long to get the hang of things. People are super friendly on campus, and are always willing to help if you get lost (we've all been there). There are also lots of things available to students (usually for free), including a center you can go be tested for stress and learn about how to de-stress. There is also lots of useful info on byu.edu - use it!

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The CougarEat offers several different restaurants such as Subway and Scoreboard Grill, and they also have the Cannon Center for freshmen living in the dorms, and their food is amazing. I've always been satisfied with the food offered on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't ever live in the dorms. My freshmen year I chose to live off campus and it was so wonderful. I absolutely loved it because I was surrounded by older, more experienced students who had already been through their GEs and many were even TAs for the classes I was in. This meant that I had all the help I needed within my own ward and apartment complex. If you want to experience the dorm life that's great too. I had many friends that lived in the dorms and their social lives were great. They had a lot of organized activities and close relationships with many other freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    College is hard and high school does not sufficiently prepare you for it. That is the hard reality of it that I faced when I got to BYU. It is a lot more intense and time consuming, regardless of how many AP classes you took in high school. Make sure that you don't go with the intention of just having a fun social life. Be responsible with your school work because you will be reading a lot of textbooks and writing a lot of papers. Many teachers are fairly harsh in their grading on essays and research papers, so get help from the TAs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you study throughout the semester rather than just on reading days. Take good notes in class and participate in class discussions because it will really help engrain things in your mind. If you study your daily notes just 5-10 minutes a day your finals week will be so much less stressful because the material you study during that week will be much more familiar to you. Use ratemyprofessor.com. I have generally loved my professors, but make sure you research them and see what other students have said about them, and judge accordingly.

    In three sentences

    I love going to school at BYU because my fellow students are all generally good and caring people. I love the environment on campus because most people who are accepted are really there to learn and study and you can sense the genuineness and maturity of people in your classes. I also love that you can openly speak about religion and God in class, and regardless of whether you are LDS or not people are accepting of your views.

  • 12/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    At Brigham Young University your backyard is home to some of the best ski resorts in the world during the winter time, and during the spring, summer, and fall you have access to hundreds of amazing trails for hiking, bike riding, and many more outdoor activities. Just down the street from the school you have access to water parks, ice skating arenas, bowling alleys, places for weekly concerts, and just about any other activity you can think of. You will definitely never have a reason to be bored.

    Food and Dining

    They serve good, quality food on campus at many locations including the Cannon Center which is an all you can eat buffet with just about every type of food you could want. On campus and just off of campus you have access to a large variety of restaurants. They have several small grocery stores on campus if you prefer to prepare your own meals.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is set up so you can focus on your studies but still have all the fun of living on campus. There is the Honor Code which is a few strict rules regarding morality and behavior that all students must agree to in order to go to school at Brigham Young University. It creates an atmosphere of high moral standards so many of the destructive distractions in most dorm settings are eliminated and you can focus on the more important things.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic rigor varies according to the classes and professors that you have. Some classes you can expect to have anywhere from 4 to 8 hours of homework a week and other classes you will only be expected to show up and pass the quizzes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Brigham Young University is a religious based school so make sure you are keeping your spirituality as a top priority along with your academics. Get involved with all of the devotionals and student aids that are offered and you will have a great experience.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a great school if you are looking for a school that ties great education, spirituality, and fun extra-curricular activities all in one. They diligently try their best to make sure you have as many opportunities as possible to make every aspect of your life better. You will walk away with not only a degree that is perfect for you, but you will also be prepared for any challenge you face in life, and with high standards that will benefit you for the rest of your life.

  • 12/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Provo is right at the base of the mountain range. There is hiking, skiing, snowboarding, and anything else you can think of to do on a mountain. And once again, the school has a million clubs to participate in.

    Food and Dining

    The food court on campus is good, but the restaurants around the city are amazing. As a result of having had so many students travel internationally, authentic international restaurants thrive. Whatever you are in the mood for, you can find it.

    Dorm Life

    never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard, but teachers are fair (for the most part, I've met an exception or two). I might be biased though because I love a challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Explore classes that sound interesting as a freshman. You just might find something you really want to minor in, or switch your major too. You don't really have that option when you find a subject you love in a class you take at the end of your junior year

    In three sentences

    BYU is a beautiful school filled with beautiful people. It is large enough to have a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities, but each department is small enough that you feel like your professors actually know you and there is someone interested in what you are doing (this is not referring to ge classes).

  • 11/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Velour Concerts. Outdoor Activities: hiking, rock climbing, etc. Sporting Events.

    Food and Dining

    There is quite a bit of variety of food on-campus like Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Cannon Center, Creamery, etc. I enjoy eating on-campus whenever I can.

    Dorm Life

    Have a positive attitude in regards to your roommates. Get out of your comfort zone and meet people that live close to you. Make as many close friends as you can by looking for people to serve.

    Academic Rigor

    Students are driven to succeed at BYU. Some classes are a breeze while others are rigorous. Balance is key when choosing your class schedule.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a school with an uplifting atmosphere which motivates students to become their best selves. The professors are very caring and easy to approach in general. The campus is a beautiful place to be every day.

  • 11/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus police are everywhere, there are rules against carrying a concealed weapon, and there are emergency stations where the police can be called at the press of a button. It is a very safe campus.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for those who like to get involved and enjoy education.

    Bang for the buck

    The price to attend BYU is quite low, and you are getting a top notch education. This investment is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do here for fun. There is a bowling alley on campus, arcades, and other places to have fun. There is also really great music at many different venues. Neon Trees actually played here earlier this semester. You can also participate in many different activities and clubs. People are also pretty friendly, so you can meet people and hang out with them. All in all, there is so much to do here.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great here. Stores are all very close, as well as restaurants. Overall, really great.

    Dorm Life

    I cannot give a firsthand review of this, but from what I have heard, the dorm life is good. There are always social events at the dorms, and many other activities.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at this university require time. No class is obscenely hard, though. All the classes require lecture attendance and actual time studying and doing homework. Overall, the classes are fair and intellectually stimulating.

    Tips for prospective students

    You should try to keep your GPA up and get a higher ACT score. Also, it would be wise to take AP or advanced classes, as it prepares you for the classes. The workload is quite large. Be sure to read the honor code and know that you will be able to live it. Finally, be sure to fill out the application early. It will take some time, especially if you are applying for scholarships, so give yourself that time to prepare.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great place to go to college. The teachers are all very qualified and the atmosphere is very uplifting. Overall, the college is a great learning environment.

  • 11/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU Campus Security is very strict and very helpful. They help out with anything you need, and crack down when you are not following the rules. Every student treats one another so some students often leave valuables unattended and trust the students around them to respect their environment and most students won't touch the stuff of another person and respect over student's stuff.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is funded largely for the tithing/funds from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Because of this, the school has a relatively low cost to attend. Every class is challenging and requires hard work. Many consider BYU not as good of a school academically because of the low cost of attendance but overall, you really good quality education for not as much money as other highly acclaimed universities.

    What to do for fun

    BYU always has an event going on. You can get involved with BYUSA which is the Student Association and help plan events for the student body, or you can attend sports events. There are always concerts, or student performances that people go to for fun. You can even stay home and watch Netflix. BYU also has a bowling arena on campus as well as fun gym classes you can go to. There is never nothing to do for fun at BYU.

    Food and Dining

    BYU has many on-campus restaurants that have very tasty food with relatively low prices. BYU also has campus grocery stores as well as rather delicious vending machines. Many dorms and apartments come with kitchens but overall, there are many options for food.

    Dorm Life

    I have loved living in the dorms at BYU. Everyone is so kind here and we all get along great. The environment is peaceful and there's not much noise that goes on outside of your own dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Most college classes require 2-3 hours studying or working on class work outside of each hour of class you have. This is absolutely true at BYU. Most nights, you will be spending 1+ hour just on one class. If you slack off, and do not finish with homework or aren't consistent in school work, your grades will slip.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn what studying method works best for you. Don't compare yourself to other students, just do the best you can. Get involved on campus. There are many service opportunities that will make an impact on your life and the people you're serving. Don't be afraid to step outside of your comfort soon. Lastly, BYU classes require hard work and diligence. Be consistent with your work ethic and ask for help when you need it. If you are willing to work hard here at BYU, it will pay off and you will immediately see all of your work pay off.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Provo is an excellent school. It has challenging classes, but if you work hard, it will pay off. BYU also has wonderful people to interact with and activities to be involved in on a daily basis.

  • 11/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are mountains! Plenty of outdoor things to do. From caves to rivers and deserts you will not run out of more outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are fast food restaurants around campus. Anything that you want is within the city. If you do not have a car then everything else is within a 10 minute bike ride.

    Dorm Life

    Life here revolves around the religious scene. Be care of your apartment complex because larger living rooms are more inviting for bigger groups. If you want to spend most of your time studying then get a smaller apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Tests are super hard and account for a large percent of your grade. Chemistry and American Heritage should be avoided at all costs and will only lower your GPA. Hard but you will know your stuff in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Most of your grade will come from tests so study hard for those. Weather changes often so dress appropriately. Have a good balance of religious and educational pursuits.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school. The tests are made harder here. Overall good atmosphere.

  • 10/21/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Mormon and wanna-be mormon

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The singing tunnel. When someone goes on their mission, they get to announce where they are going Sunday night at the singing tunnel.

    Bang for the buck

    Best value ever.

    What to do for fun

    YSA activities are everywhere, get involved in campus clubs, and take advantage of free events put on by the student council. Provo is the music capitol of the world, just sayin.

    Food and Dining

    It's a little over priced and not the best variety. I usually go off campus for a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    So much fun, and never a dull moment. You will make friends--lots of them. And you will never run out of things to do.

    Academic Rigor

    This is definitely not your community college. They want you to succeed her and they work you hard. There will be a lot of late night cramming, but it's totally worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on the ACT, serve a mission, get ready to have a blast :)

    In three sentences

    The students are smart and aesthetically pleasing. The faculty are well-qualified. The campus is simply gorgeous.

  • 10/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    New Ice cream flavor for each incoming class

    Bang for the buck

    This city is the place for cheap activities!

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, skiing in the winter, Provo is a very outdoors city. There is also a few good shopping centers within an hour of campus, if that is what you prefer.

    Food and Dining

    Off campus but still close by there are a lot of good little places to eat, and if you are feeling extremely adventurous, you can go to Salt Lake for an even bigger variety.

    Dorm Life

    There is an awesome program called the Foreign Language Student Residence, where students who are in their second year of language study in certain languages can live in a dorm where they speak the language when they are at home. There are also 4 meals a week associated with this.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a very involved academic campus, with many internship opportunities as well. There are also study abroad programs that go all over the world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready for work, and talk to teachers and TA's, they can help you a lot.

    In three sentences

    This school is not just for Mormons, though most people seem to think that. It is a place where people can include religion openly in their education without being penalized or judged, though as with every place you will go, there will always be people who and intolerant.

  • 10/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Almost too safe haha, they've got a j-walker cop to talk to you if you cross when the 'red hand' is up...

    Greek Life

    Always a group of gamers in every class - just ask around :)

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of intramural activities, teams, clubs, just search them online, there'll be something for you!

    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, who want a great job, and great placement - job security.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Well, we're Mormons so there's church on sunday, fun activities on Monday and pretty much a fun get together every other day too. Also on campus they have devotionals at 11am on Tuesdays where they'll have a great (usually religious, and not always Mormon) speaker come inspire us.

    Bang for the buck

    It is supplimented by LDS tithing so tuition is better here than anywhere else. It does make it a little harder to get a scholarship since they're already cutting the price.

    What to do for fun

    I rock climb! It's the best thing to do here - you're right by the mountains so you've got hiking, camping, star gazing, etc. Plus there's lots of fun places to go laser asault, 7 peaks waterpark, and tons of others.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus is expensive. Just shop at walmart and eat at home.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus but it was great! The people are fun, and the wards are fantastic!

    Academic Rigor

    Much harder than UVU, but you will be far more prepared for any career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to study like crazy! This school holds high expectations for their students, both academically and ethically. It's worth it though, go for it!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University has an amazing staff! I have learned more here than I think I ever would have at UVU. It does require more time though as they expect more out of you here.

  • 09/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is very safe. There are emergency phone booths located all over campus. The campus police are more than willing to help students if they feel unsafe.

    Greek Life

    BYU does not have any sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU clubs are all about service. Each club on campus gets involved in the community in one way or another.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for any type of student. One of the coolest things on campus is the fandom support. There is a club for just about every fandom from Doctor Who to Lord of the Rings.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Last year BYU had a cardboard castle built outside in Brigham Square. The castle was built surrounding an entire building. Anyone could help out. It was quite the event to watch.

    Bang for the buck

    By BYU being owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, tuition is heavily subsidized. The LDS Church pays about $7,000 per student per semester. Tuition for one semester is $2,500.

    What to do for fun

    There are a plethora of clubs to join on campus. From Hip Hop Club to the Service Club to the Sword Fighting Club. There are plenty of ways to get involved on campus and have fun. Also, surrounding the campus is bowling allies, 7 Peaks amusement park, two malls and plenty of good hiking spots.

    Food and Dining

    The BYU Cougareat provides a good choice of what to eat. If you need to quickly grab something, vending machines are in each building. The food in the vending machines range from healthy fruit cups and vegetable bowls to microwavable mini pizzas and frozen burritos.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great for the freshman. They provide a positive and safe environment for them. There are many parties and study groups that are put together by the building attendants to get the students out and mingling with one another.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is not an easy school. It's not supposed to be. BYU pushes their students to reach their maximum potential. And, although it may be tough and difficult at times, it is worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    While BYU is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, not every single student here is a member. The university is open and welcoming to non-members. BYU prepares their students for the future. Giving them a plethora of opportunities to grow and expand their horizons through clubs, internships and job opportunities. The faculty and staff are more than happy to help you with anything that you need help with. Each freshman student is assigned an upperclassman to help them through their first year. This upperclassman acts as a tutor and meets with their assigned freshman once a month to answer questions, and help them with the endeavors that come with college.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young is unlike any other university. The students, faculty and staff are the best of the best. The overall atmosphere at BYU is positive and encouraging.

  • 08/31/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    This school is just the place for students who are not interested in the party aspect of college.

  • 08/27/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    The Cannon Center is fantastic, but the Morris Center... Not so much.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are awesome. I stayed in the New Heritage Halls for my camp at BYU and had an amazing time.

    Academic Rigor

    Never been a student, so I don't know.

  • 08/25/2014

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

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    In three sentences

    Wonderful academic reputation and very reqasonable overall cost.

  • 08/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I am a male so I generally feel safe most anywhere I go, but BYU really is a safe campus. I have never felt uneasy anywhere on campus at any time. I mean even my midnight or later runs were just as safe as during the day!

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for those who want to push them academically. It is also great for those who have a high moral standard and want to learn in an environment not plagued by stereotypical college life.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young is more than worth the money. It is a rigorous education and certainly prepared you for more higher education. It is just as much quality of a private $40,000 a year college, but at a fraction the tuition cost. In my opinion it is a no-brainer in terms of cost to education.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons of hiking up Provo Canyon and many other outdoor activities in the area. I mostly did hiking, climbing, and other outdoor stuff. I do know that University mall is a fun place to go to as well as many pool locations around town. It all depends on what you and your friends want to do, it is all there!

    Food and Dining

    I cooked all my own food which meant I purchased from a grocery store. But from what I saw and heard from friends there are more than enough on campus food options.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in apartment style housing because I like cooking my own food. The dorm life there was great! I really liked the social aspect we had and how involved everyone was with activities. I really liked it also because in terms of alcohol and other typical college activities it was essentially non-existent!

    Academic Rigor

    Brigham Young does push you academically. You can set yourself how hard your work load is going to be, but expect to be pushed in your classes. I love how the Professors push you to your limits. They aren't there to hand out grades, they are there to see what you actually know and learned.

    Tips for prospective students

    When applying be honest on why you want to go to BYU. Don't write fluff. It you want to go there for a major write that, if it is because the environment is morally clean write that. Just be honest!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University has a great environment in which you can push yourself academically, socially, and spiritually. It really focuses on building you as a person by first increasing your education, and secondly by providing opportunities to develop your own person.

  • 08/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    It is great for multicultural students because they definitely look out for you and try to help you as much as they can.

    Bang for the buck

    It is so cheap compared to the education that you will receive here!

    What to do for fun

    Well in provo there isn't too much to do off campus for fun but the is sports, bowling, dancing every week, and some other fun stuff like that.

    Food and Dining

    Food is about average but you get what you put in. You can find whatever you want or need here.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus for freshmen year is such a great experience and one that you do not want to miss out on. So much FUN!

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely have to apply yourself, go to class, do your readings, and study if you want to get an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply as soon as the application opens up and maybe even try getting in for the spring or summer term, it increases your chances. And just like with all colleges, do really good on your essays, so that can see what makes you different.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great University and atmosphere. It offers great course and a great education! It is definitely one of the best education's you can get for the price.

  • 07/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU campus is usually safe. Incidents occur very rarely. Campus police is always ready to help. Most students are responsible. The Honor Code helps a lot in maintaining order within the student body.

    Greek Life

    None. BYU does not subscribe to the Greek system.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs, and plenty of activities to suit all tastes. The only issue is finding out about the the events/activities. Often the activities are organized by students who don't have enough resources to get the word out. Once you find a club you like though, you are guaranteed to have a great experience.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are well-disciplined, responsible, hard-working and honest have a great time at BYU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know how unusual this is, but the university has a bell tower that chimes every hour (I think) and it also plays hymns occasionally.

    Bang for the buck

    Great teachers, tuition fees and living expenses among the lowest you can find in the US, plenty of activities, great networking opportunities and recruiters from some of the biggest companies in the world. BYU has so much more to offer than just a formal education.

    What to do for fun

    Go hiking, tubing down the river, rock climbing, camping, have bonfires; skiing/snowboarding during the winter. The university has a team of comedians that put on shows throughout the year. The students are involved in plays that you can watch during the semester. At times the university will have famous artists come perform as guests. Also, downtown Provo has a wicked music scene. If you like live music you should check out some of the local bands.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few on-campus options for food but they can turn out to be really expensive if they are your only option.

    Dorm Life

    The housing is nice, there is ample space. Facilities include internet. Off-campus options can be less expensive. Housing is gender-segregated and there are curfews; most students don't find these obstructing.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are hard. They require genuine effort and commitment. However, professors are communicative and understanding. Plenty of free help is available through TAs and labs. Time management and good study habits are a must for success.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a motorcycle/car/bicycle bring it with you. The one thing about the BYU campus is that it's huge. You might find it a challenge to walk from one end to the other, or public transportation can just be too expensive. Also, the campus is rather far from the downtown part of Provo. This might not be a concern for you, but if you're used to living in a bigger city it can feel a little stifling.

    In three sentences

    BYU provides great education and employment opportunities for its students. It constantly challenges you to become better - more honorable, more charitable, more confident. A BYU education is worth all the effort.

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Sadly, there is no greek life, but your ward becomes just the same as if you were in a sorority/fraternity.

    What to do for fun

    Dance! There is always a super fun, creative dance every weekend. That's what you do if you're not on a date.

    Food and Dining

    There's plenty of food on and off campus. The cafeteria food gets old pretty quick but it's food. There is a lot of fast food right around campus that I usually eat at such as Chick-fil-a and Subway.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were SO fun! I made my best friends in the dorm and so does everyone else. It is super social and your whole floor feels like a cute little family by the end of the semester.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard. No one will say otherwise, but if you stay on top of your workload and consistently study, you can get an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, play hard. BYU is a tough school, but manageable when the effort is there, but don't forget to have fun! Talk to everyone and anyone you come in contact with. Everyone is really social and personable, you just may have to be the one to make the first move.

    In three sentences

    BYU is the best education out there for the least amount of money. It is a completely different environment then the rest of the world, and one you will love. Everyone is so attractive, well-spoken, and intelligent.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    ANYTHING you can think of, you can do in Provo.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good if you live in Helaman Halls and the Cannon Center. The wilk has great places too.

    Dorm Life

    Awesome. Wholesome. Stone-cold-sober

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty hard. The Rigor intensity all depends on the teacher and the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good grades and study for the SAT/ACT. Don't let yourself get distracted. Never give up hope of getting in.

    In three sentences

    The best place on earth. The Lord's School. Has great education and campus feel.

  • 06/03/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    Very tight rules and regulations. All students know to comply with campus restrictions. Wonderful values!

    Clubs and Activities

    Institute

    Great for these types of students

    Those with spiritual and mental strength.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Once again. Ice blocking.

    What to do for fun

    Ice blocking

    Tips for prospective students

    Put a lot of heart into your essays for your application and have faith in yourself when waiting for acceptance.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a wonderful and supportive school! Form the moment I was accepted, I received flyers, pamphlets, and even a Senior Mentor to help me get started. Go Cougars!

  • 05/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    No Greek life at all. BYU does not allow sororities or fraternities.

    Bang for the buck

    With the LDS Church supplementing the cost of tuition, a degree from BYU more than returns the investment put in by the student and their family. Having spoken to multiple job recruiters they have commented that a graduate from BYU is right up there with Ivy League schools such as Harvard, Yale and Stanford.

    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do at BYU! There is a bowling alley on campus as well as a small joint that hosts local bands weekly. Not too far from campus you can go hiking on the mountains during the spring, summer and fall and when the snow falls you can go snowboarding and skiing and multiple resorts not too far away.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the Canon Center can get a little dull after eating there so often. But! The Cougareat, which is the food court in the Wilkinson Center, just added Chick-Fil-A and also has Subway, Taco Bell as well as healthy alternatives for more health conscientious students.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Wyview my freshman year and loved it. I'm now a senior and still live with one of my roommates from freshman year. Everyone in our part of the apartment complex was very friendly and we all got along great. I've had friends live in the other dorms on campus, Helaman Halls and Heritage and they enjoyed those as well.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is not for a student who wants an easy diploma. Many of BYU's program have intense programs that you are required to take preparatory classes for to be able to apply. The programs that you don't have to apply for are still equally challenging. Every major has its challenges and those vary from major to major but the one thing that is the same across the board is it is not easy, it requires diligent work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to study and manage your time effectively. Balance is key. You need to study hard and well for your classes but if you aren't scheduling time to relax and go through a frisbee around with your friends you're going to get burnt out so make sure you know how to study efficiently and play hard.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great place to attend college. Its student body is comprised of students from all across the country who were the top of their class and that can at times be a bit daunting because you're competing with other very hard working students. Overall though, the teachers are great, the social life is what you make of it, and so is what you get out of school.

  • 05/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 05/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    At the cougar eat there are a variety of things to eat including: Taco Bell, Subway, Chic-fil-a, Teriyaki sticks, among many others. Apart from the traditional fast food places there is a small grocery store like corner in cougar eat where you can buy yogurt, bagels, hot dogs, ect. if fast food doesn't fit your fancy. There is also the Cannon Center cafeteria where many different types of meals are prepared for every meal time to satisfy any type of appetite. Prices are reasonable and the food is good. If food on campus doesn't satisfy, there are plenty more options off campus, but close by.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is average at BYU. They have recently replaced the old Heritage Halls with new buildings that are extremely nice and have nice features to help learning. They include areas in each floor that have a white board and chairs, similar to study rooms in the library, but close to home. There are many things to do relatively close and its hard to be bored on the weekends with so much to do.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at BYU are meant to challenge and test those enrolled. The professors are fair, yet they material taught is often of a more in depth nature and requires more study to overcome the initial learning curve. Despite the academic difficulty, it helps prepare for graduate programs and those who attend BYU are often most prepared for graduate programs due to the heavy load of the classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYU is a great school and gives many great opportunities to its students. The best way to approach BYU is to be fully dedicated in everything you do. Whether it be academics, service, clubs, ect, your results and intelectual growth will be reflected by hard work and dedication. Daily study habits and study groups alleviate the stress of sudden problems that may arise.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University gives you bang for your buck. It has the highest quality education in the U.S. and is inexpensive to attend. It encourages a high level of learning and service while studying and afterwards, to be a benefit to the world.

  • 05/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 486

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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!

  • 05/10/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    Go on dates! Everyone likes to have fun and what better way is there than to go messing around on dates? There are dances to go to, shaved ice stands to eat at, and many other fun things that are all easy to find.

    Food and Dining

    There is plenty of food to be consumed. The Creamery offers possibly the best food on Campus, and the ice cream is legendary.

    Dorm Life

    Whether going to bed at 10:00pm or 2:00am is your lifestyle, you can find those that choose the same. There are many building activities that you can be a part of, even flour wars!

    Academic Rigor

    The most intelligent people I have ever met go here, and they are still super fun to be around. Everyone one learns because they want to, which is very unique these days.

    Tips for prospective students

    Each student needs to get involved with the activities on campus. Be open to trying new things. Remember that grades are still important, but make studying fun with your friends!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University in Provo is the most clean schooling environment I have ever seen. So many people share the same values and standards there that it is easy for everyone to get along. Every student is stellar in both academics and extracurricular activities.

  • 04/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a safe-walk program available. If you feel worried about walking home (especially at night) you can have an officer escort you anywhere you need to go on campus. This is great for people who live in the dorms. There are also officers patrolling the campus during the day.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of clubs to join and forming your own club isn't difficult. There are also plenty of shows and events happening around campus regularly.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a wholesome environment filled with friendly and kind students.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very affordable and the administration does their best to keep costs low.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of fun activities always going on around campus. In addition the student center has it's own arcade, bowling alley and movie theater. Around campus are also plenty of places for entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of options and places to eat on campus. Right across from campus there are also a ton of eating options. I recommend J-Dawgs, A BYU student favorite. They are priced for the college student budget, even the prices that they have include tax so you know what you're going to pay in total upfront. They are probably one of the best hot-dog places I've been to.

    Dorm Life

    There are three dorm areas to choose from. Two of the dorm areas are apartment style dorms which include having your own kitchen and bathroom. Each dorm area is next to a small store where you can buy just about everything you need.

    Academic Rigor

    This school can be challenging at times. They expect a lot from their students and the first year of school can be a little stressful. Once you get used to things it really isn't that bad. All of the professors are willing to work with you if you happen to fall behind, and there are plenty of resources for free tutoring and help.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a party school. If you are looking for that kind of a college this is not the place for you. If you want a great happy environment with friendly students and a wonderful community this place is perfect.

    In three sentences

    This school has a fantastic environment for learning. Great social atmosphere. A wholesome environment.

  • 04/17/2014

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

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    Bang for the buck

    Private University, at the cost of a Public University, what is not to like?

    What to do for fun

    There is a bridge on campus where students go to sing under. It's not shady at all, it's just that the natural acoustics of the bridge make everyone sound really good.

    Food and Dining

    Ate here with a college friend, and there were so many choices! I would definitely recommend their dining hall. Plus, one of the most economical meal plans is all you can eat five days a week.

    Dorm Life

    Granted I am not a student there yet, but it looks like Family Home Evening groups would make it very hard to fall through the cracks.

    Academic Rigor

    Family friends who work on wall street say that they had more rigorous classes as alumni of BYU than friends from the Ivy League.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you graduate from seminary (if you are LDS), that plays a pretty big part in admissions.

    In three sentences

    They have lot of cool facilities, and in the engineering department they had a good sense of humor. They had one of those demonstrations with a hanging mass that knocks over dominoes to prove the curvature of the earth. The best part though was that the cord had a warning saying DANGER 10,000 ohms.

  • 04/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's so big and scary at night with poor lighting. I always call someone while I'm walking back to my car.

    Greek Life

    ehhh...what?

    Clubs and Activities

    I'm not aware of any clubs and activities - I know there are tons but I'm not the most social.

    Great for these types of students

    LDS students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I found it odd that we prayed before class...is that only strange to me?

    Bang for the buck

    I only paid $1000 for two classes, what a steal!

    What to do for fun

    If you want to have a good time, don't stick around campus. You might find yourself at a devotional or a knitting class.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food and dining options, but it's hard to drag me away from the Chic-fil-a that they have in the food court.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with the husband so I would say my dorm has my favorite room mate ever.

    Academic Rigor

    I attended UVU previously and I found that the classes were much harder there. I think BYU has some hard classes and some easy classes, but maybe I am just not very good at Stats and I'm awesome at Anatomy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of studying and you will do very well in your classes!

    In three sentences

    This school is very well organized and I have learned a lot in the two classes that I am enrolled in. Only down side is how weird the student body is...lots of zoobs walking around campus.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do. Fantastic skiing/snowboarding, awesome outdoors activities all year round! And the school always has something bumping.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't plan to let your morals go or experiment here. Expect to grow academically and to position yourself for a fantastic future career. You'll have a ton of fun here abd remain cold stone sober doing it. It's a private school, don't come if you plan to dishonor your commitment pledge, or if your scared to explore religion while learning the higher sciences.

    In three sentences

    BYU had a high degree of academic competitiveness and rigor. It's safe and fun. Best value per dollar university in the US.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel really safe.

    Greek Life

    None that I know of.

    Bang for the buck

    Fabulous price for a fabulous education.

    What to do for fun

    Hike the Y, tons of plays and concerts on campus, lots of date things to do (because come on, this is BYU after all)

    Food and Dining

    Heritage dorms you cook yourself with a kitchen. Helaman you eat in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    Best part! Stay in heritage.

    Academic Rigor

    The more rigor the more you learn though I think. Just don't take all hard classes as once.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't overload yourself, especially if you are working part time. Apply for scholarships and financial aid, they will save your life! Stay in the dorms(heritage is the best in my opinion) for you Freshman year. You might not want to take physical science (ge credit) your first semester or else you might die of exhaustion and stress.

    In three sentences

    I love it completely. I have no regrets for choosing this university. It's a great place to learn.

  • 03/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Frisbee golf

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well in school! Study hard!

    In three sentences

    Great school. Fun campus! Good environment.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Provo is generally a safe place, although you still have to be cautious (as in don't do anything stupid). The University Police do have a Safe-Walk system in place for those who are on campus late at night or early in the morning. If you don't want to call them, it's oftentimes possible to get a ride with someone or even ask someone to walk you to where you're going.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs on campus with a wide variety of interests. We have everything from The Swing Kids (a swing dance group), to The Quill and the Sword (a medievalist group) to a Disney History Club, literary societies and journals, intramural sports.....almost anything that you could think of. Sports are pretty big here and football games have a huge attendance. There are also a lot of art, music, and dance activities and performances, including rotating displays at the on-campus Museum of Art.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for those who are willing to work hard to gain a worthwhile education. You should probably be friendly and open to new experiences to go here. Although a large majority of the student population is LDS (Mormon), you don't have to be to go here. People of all faiths are welcome to come study here. There may be a bit of a culture shock but people are open and welcoming.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Homecoming week, there's the traditional football game and dance. One of the things that makes our Homecoming unique is that during the week, there is a hike to light the Y. The Y is a gigantic white-washed Y on the side of one of the nearby mountains. There is also Tunnel Singing every Sunday night under the tunnel beside the Marriott Center where, as you might have guessed, students gather to sing. The Carillon Bells in the Bell Tower play every hour, with extra music like Beauty and the Beast or the Harry Potter theme song at noon.

    Bang for the buck

    The quality education that you receive at BYU is worth every penny. You could go for all four years here and pay what would probably only cover one year at another school.

    What to do for fun

    You can always find something to do and people that share your interests. There are all sorts of clubs on campus. There's always a music, dance, or theater performance (and they're amazing!) going on on-campus. There's a bowling alley in the basement of the student center and the ice skating rink is pretty close by. The mountains are extremely close and there are some nice hikes and outdoor activities. There's even a place that rents camping and other outdoor equipment. Within the apartment complexes, people are usually pretty social and come up with fun activities. Students are divided up into wards based on where they live and each ward has organized activities during the month. Alcohol and drugs are not allowed on campus or in any of the apartments but you don't need them. If you don't want to stay in Provo all the time, there are fun options in other cities, like City Creek Mall in Salt Lake City.

    Food and Dining

    I generally cook for myself, which tends to be the cheapest and healthiest option. There is a selection of fast-food restaurants on campus as well as as some campus cafes and various restaurants close to campus. I don't recommend getting a meal plan unless you can't avoid it. If you're frugal with your money, you don't need as much per month as the meal plans allow for so they can end up wasting money. I would learn how to cook some basic things and get used to experimenting (within reason). The BYU Creamery is the best place to buy milk and a fun place to get (fantastic) ice cream. It's almost on campus and it even has a small grill. there are a variety of grocery stores around that offer free rewards programs and even a few that offer student discounts with your ID on certain days.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are mostly for freshmen, although they have been opening up some upperclassman dorms. I thoroughly enjoyed living in the dorms. Depending on where you live, there are different accommodations and they've been building some new housing close to campus. There was always something going on and people to hang out with. People are very friendly and it's unusual to go a week without an invitation of some sort, even if it's just for a movie night at someone's apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes at BYU are challenging but I always come away having learned something valuable. There are also a variety of classes to improve skills outside of your area of study, including some very useful life skills classes. Sometimes it can seem like there are professors that forget that you have other classes but the online rating can help you choose teachers that you work well with. Teachers are often willing to work with you outside of class and are usually very kind and helpful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to work hard. Even if you're used to being at the top of your class, everyone here is brilliant so you can't get away with not putting in much effort. Don't be afraid to try new things. There are so many opportunities to try out new interests and learn new skills. Take advantage of them! Sometimes it can be intimidating to be around so many really talented people, but everyone's different so don't forget that you have a unique set of talents that someone's probably admiring and you don't know it

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. Everyone is so friendly, helpful, and respectful. The educational and extracurricular opportunities are incredible.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, running/jogging, sledding, movies, mall, fishing, road trips, river activities, lake activities. If you are outdoorsy pretty much there is access to do anything you could ever imagine. When its cold there are lots of fun places to go to like a tumbling gym, climbing gym. Use your imagination, anything is possible

    Food and Dining

    On campus food is a bit expensive but delicious, there is subway, tacobell, chik-fil-a, jamba juice, and several others. Also the on campus cafeteria is so good and also all you can eat. Off campus there are a bunch of little places that are fun to eat at and usually not to expensive. And if you want to get fancy for a date, there are some good restaurants in downtown Provo just south of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman dorms are way fun and there are always different activities and parties to go to. If you want to just chill with some friends, can do, if you want to go have a blast, also can do. There is never a dull moment. For upperclassmen there are also tons of great options for dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the classes can be very difficult, but as long as you do your homework you will do just fine. There are also plenty of fun classes that you can take to help make it a bit more fun like golf, swimming, or weight training classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with your advisers to get a graduation plan going. Have fun! Take advantage of every opportunity you can!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is an excellent university for all kinds of students, it is a place where it is easy to find your place and make a ton of friends. The majority of the student population are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, also known as mormons, but the university is friendly to all religious denominations. I personally love attending school here because it looks good to have a degree from this university and it is also very affordable, apart from that there are so many friendly people here and there are is always something fun to do.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As safe as they come.

    Greek Life

    Non-existant

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of clubs that help you get better jobs in the future.

    Great for these types of students

    Well-behaved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Heavily influenced by LDS community.

    Bang for the buck

    The best there is!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of outdoor things to do within an hour of driving. Salt Lake City is about 45 minutes north. There is a lake about 10 minutes west and mountains 10 minutes east. In the summer there are plenty of places to hike, swim, fish, and explore. In the winter there are lots of places to ski or snowboard. There are ice castles in the winter and the old olympic sites are reasonably close as well. On campus there is a free art museum and a taxidermy museum. The fine arts school regularly has concerts and plays. The science center has an observatory. Also there are a couple of dollar theaters which provide cheap dates.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of good places to eat on or near campus. Has about 14 places to eat on campus and many other places near campus. No shortage of places with different levels of price and quality.

    Dorm Life

    If you are looking to party this is not the place for you. The dorms are perfect for those of high moral standards and take their education seriously.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be very difficult. Depending on your major you could have some very tough classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the time you have here because this is quality education. Be prepared to work hard because these classes are here to truly educate you, not only get you a good job.

    In three sentences

    Fantastic college with high moral values. Best education for your money out of any college in the United States. Fun environment with super friendly professors.

  • 03/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are hardly any problems on campus it really is quite safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many, many clubs to choose from.

    Great for these types of students

    Religious, dedicated, hard-working, want to have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every class begins with a prayer. What better way to start a class?

    Bang for the buck

    For the quality of education, it really is DIRT CHEAP. Not much else to say.

    What to do for fun

    Sporting events (football, basketball, and volleyball are all a lot of fun), hiking, surfing (yes, even in Utah, but it is in an indoor facility), rock climbing, ice skating, nearby water park, really anything if you are looking for it.

    Food and Dining

    If you live on campus then you eat at the dining center, which has pretty good food. Some places also allow you to not buy a dining pass (if you have an oven, etc.).

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is so much fun! All the students there are for the same reasons and have the same high christian standards which provide a unique opportunity. Definitely one of my favorite parts of going to school!

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely a difficult and rigorous course, but nothing more than what you would expect from a top-tier university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself financially, of course, but also mentally, emotionally, etc. Here are some tips: 1) Pay for college the easy way. Look for scholarships, apply for financial aid, work-study options, and grants. Pay your way so you don't have to eventually pay them back through loans. 2) Study hard, play hard. Half of the experience of college life is the social life, so enjoy it while you have it, but don't enjoy it too much that you don't study, especially if you can qualify for academic scholarships. 3) Seek help from teachers and TA's. They are valuable resources and they love to help, so use them! 4) Get online e-books unless you want to keep the textbooks for future use. If you won't ever look at them again when you are done with the course, then go the cheapest way and get it online (or used). 5) Be frugal with your money. Take walks, use a bike, get a bus pass, eat at home, find little ways to save money and it will pay dividends in the end. 6) Find fun things/hobbies to do. You will go crazy if you only study and work all day. Have time to find something to do, even develop a new skill or hobby. Develop a good stress-reliever. 7) Take breaks and have a solid study/sleep schedule. The best way to learn and study is to take breaks in between so it can sink in. Also, strive not to stay up late studying/doing homework - get it done early and go to bed early, or if don't have time, go to bed and get up early when your mind is more clear and can focus more easily. 8) Don't be a procrastinator. If you have a project due in the future, get it done NOW. There is nothing more stressful than having large projects and tests at the same time. If you can manage the skill of getting things done now, then your stress levels during Finals week will be a lot lower. 9) Have a study group, especially when you have the same class. It is always great to hear different ideas from different people, so it can really help on school assignments when you work it out as a group. 10) Don't stress and don't worry! Just do your best and enjoy the experience! Do you want to spend 4 years being stressed out or happy? It's all about time management and attitude!

    In three sentences

    Definitely the best decision I have made in my life. Tuition is comparatively dirt cheap for the quality of education, it is an incredible learning atmosphere, and you truly get your bang for the buck. If I could, I would give it 7 out of 5 stars -- it is that good.

  • 03/05/2014

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

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    Greek Life

    No Greek life, but I'm fine with that.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of places around campus to eat, not to mention that the campus is within walking distance of pretty much anything anyone will need in Provo.

    Dorm Life

    I can't say for sure whether the dorm life is okay or not since I'm not an actual student there yet, but I can bet it's good.

    Academic Rigor

    From what I've seen and heard, BYU's classes are challenging--but not too challenging--and engaging. In other words, be prepared to work, but there will also be plenty of time to play.

    In three sentences

    As far as colleges go, BYU takes the cake in terms of quality education for a low cost. They have every kind of class I could ever want to take, a terrific sports team, and a good program for incoming freshmen. Not to mention the atmosphere is great, the students are all so smart and attractive, and the views of the mountains are breathtaking.

  • 03/05/2014

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

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    What to do for fun

    Netflix!

    Tips for prospective students

    Do well on the ACT. They look a lot at that.

    In three sentences

    I've heard the environment is very positive and conducive to learning.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Because most of the students are LDS, there is a strong focus on being good people that abide the law. There are many police telephones set up on and around campus, in case someone is caught in a situation where they don't have their phones with them. There are also many BYU police located on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities nor sororities at BYU, so you could say there is no Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a number of activities to do on campus. The most popular activities are the football and basketball games. The campus also has so many other activities including bowling, dances, mini-arcade, pool tables, pool (with diving platforms), weight lifting, running track, basketball courts, volleyball courts, soccer games, volleyball games, and gymnastics meets. There are also a number of clubs at BYU, some of which are BYUSA (leadership), tall club (for tall people), Y Serve (to do over 80 different service activites), Biology Club, Engineering Club, Pre-Med Club, Pre-Law Club, and many more.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for LDS students, especially returned missionaries who want to receive an education and get married. The students must be very motivated because the classes are difficult, but also social. There is a large focus on campus about getting married.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many unusual traditions because BYU is a very unique campus due to the location and LDS environment. One unique tradition is Hiking the Y where people go on a trail up the mountain nearby to the huge Y painted on the side of the mountain. During Homecoming week, the outline of the Y is lit at night. Another unique place is the Bell Tower, which rings every hour. At night, one can go to the Bell Tower and bake cookies on its lights because it gets so hot. Another unique tradition is that there is a devotional every Tuesday morning that is often given by one of the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. On Sunday night, people sing in a tunnel near the Marriott Center. The Marriott Center itself is a special place because it is the basketball stadium.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are LDS, BYU is the best school and the best education for the tuition costs that you pay. The tuition at BYU is valued at close to $20,000 per year, but an LDS person pays just over $4,400 per year. If you are not LDS, then BYU is a bit more expensive, making the Bang for the Buck a bit less.

    What to do for fun

    There are a number of activities to do on campus. The most popular activities are the football and basketball games. The campus also has so many other activities including bowling, dances, mini-arcade, pool tables, pool (with diving platforms), weight lifting, running track, basketball courts, volleyball courts, soccer games, volleyball games, and gymnastics meets. There are also a number of clubs at BYU, some of which are BYUSA (leadership), tall club (for tall people), Y Serve (to do over 80 different service activites), Biology Club, Engineering Club, Pre-Med Club, Pre-Law Club, and many more. Also, off campus there are a number of fun things to do nearby in Provo and Orem. There are dance clubs, ice cream parlors, and many restaurants. There are mountains nearby to go hiking, skiing, and biking. There is also the advantage of having UVU nearby, which is another very large university, and they almost always invite the BYU students to their activites as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of dining options on campus that are very good. For those living in the dorms, the Canon Center is a very good dining spot. It is an all you can eat buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that includes all types of foods and desserts. In the Wilkinson Center, there are a number of good restaurants including Subway, Taco Bell, and Chick-fil-A. BYU also had a sit-down restaurant in the Eyring Science Center called Pendulum Court. They serve lunches every weekday with a reservation.

    Dorm Life

    The students are very motivated to get good grades, so there are few activities in the dorms. That could be a good thing because things rarely get very crazy, and the dorms tend to be a bit quite. If living in the dorms, one must create a social life with others in order to get out of the tiny dorm space.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU's classes are very difficult. The professors are amazing professors in that they know their subjects very well, and they want to help the students. However, it will be necessary to visit with the professor and the TAs to get help. There are many hours of studying per week. It will be the equivalent of one or two full time jobs. One very important thing is that all the classes try to make one improve their critical thinking skills, so the questions on the tests will be difficult applications of material covered in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very important that a prospective student understands a few things. First, the classes are very difficult and require a good amount of studying. For classes that are typically harder, they can require about ten hours per week of studying, including an additional ten hours to study for the test. For easier classes, they will require about three hours of studying per week with an additional three hours of studying per test. Second, one must understand that BYU is very competitive, so one needs to be competitive themselves to do well in the classes. Third, one needs to take advantage of the extra-curricular activities on campus because they are fun and provide a good break from the stress of school; however, it will be important to find a balance between social life and academic life. Both are important, and if one finds that balance, he will be happy attending school at BYU.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great university with very good professors and faculty that have a focus on helping the students. The atmosphere at BYU is very friendly and inviting. The on-campus and off-campus activities are fun.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    I'm not a member, and I don't think Greek housing exists here. But several Greek chapters have invited me to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Perfectionists AND students with not great GPA's High moral standards Motivated/self driven

    What to do for fun

    Hike, ski, hot springs, mountain bike, rock climb, swim, boat, concerts, dancing, intramural sports

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class Pay attention in class Look into Study Abroads and Internships as early as your freshman year

    In three sentences

    Amazing faculty Challenging, well organized classes Inspirational

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They're all Mormon. What could possibly happen?

    Greek Life

    Fraternities and sororities are banned.

    Clubs and Activities

    What Mormons lack in inappropriate activities, they make up for in club spirit. There's a club for almost anything on campus, from fencing to juggling to singing to math to tutoring. Dream it up, and there's a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    Bookish, straight-laced LDS kids looking for a great education and a beautiful location.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Festival of Colors is held in Salt Lake City every year. In essence, it's a Hindu tradition where people buy and play in colored chalk powder. Always a fun time.

    Bang for the buck

    Take a second to Google the tuition prices for BYU. Yeah, those speak for themselves.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many fun opportunities around Provo, both on and off campus. From the Velour concert room downtown, to free International Cinema showings on campus, the arts definitely flourish here. The outdoors-y people perhaps have the most opportunities for a good time. There's fantastic hiking, skiing, and rock climbing very close to campus. Those with a love of nature would do well to explore the mountainous environment around Provo.

    Food and Dining

    BYU has a million food options on campus. While a lot of them are a bit out of most college students' price range, there are still plenty of affordable places like Taco Bell, Chic Fil A, and Subway. Beware, though--if you're in the Cougareat during the lunch rush hours, you're going to be standing in line for at least a half hour.

    Dorm Life

    If you're into an EFY-reminiscent experience, then the BYU freshman dorms are for you. They're loud, peppy, and definitely not co-ed. They can feel a little stiff, with the weekly spiritual pow-wows and the motivational decorations. If all of that sounds like a fate worse than death, I recommend finding some nice housing south of campus. South of campus is a different story. Things are relaxed, dumpy, old, and fun. While yes, most of the housing is overpriced, that's a direct result of the affordable schooling and availability of jobs. Honestly, the brick houses have a lot of character, and the apartment complexes are a ton of fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not an Ivy League school, but BYU is notoriously challenging. And I've never seen religion more outwardly displayed than in the testing center--more students pray in front of the grades screen than any other place on campus. Admittedly, many of the classes at BYU have a frustratingly small lens. Many professors feel the need to integrate their curriculum with the beliefs of the LDS church, or tread lightly around slightly delicate topics. This can be irritating, especially when literature classes avoid raunchy poetry or biology classes struggle with the evidences of evolution. But there are also plenty of professors on campus who are comfortable exploring topics and questions that are refreshingly out-of-the-box. BYU is just as rigorous as any university. And regardless of what you've heard about the religion classes, they are some of the hardest on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you're not intensely uncomfortable being bombarded with pressure to get married. Make sure you're willing to put plenty of effort into your classes. Make sure you're not upset with the idea of being surrounded by Mormon kids. Make sure you can stand the cold. Make sure you can bear expensive housing. Make sure you can adhere by the honor code found on BYU's website.

    In three sentences

    If you're looking for a religious atmosphere, challenging classes, and fun environment, look no further! Beware, though, if you're not looking for a particularly pious experience; as an institution owned privately by the LDS church, BYU takes its honor code very seriously. That doesn't mean there aren't plenty of ways to have fun, though; the downtown Provo scene is are charming as they come.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of sporting events, concerts and plays. Art museum. Mountains close by. Bowling and movies on campus. Lots of student activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are great options on campus and off to eat out. I do wish there was a grocery store closer to where I live.

    Dorm Life

    I lived on campus my first year; however, it was a 20 minute walk to get to campus. I did not like that, but I did like the shuttle provided for a reasonable fee. I liked being able to cook my own meals and not have to do a meal plan at the particular location I lived at.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes I've taken have been very challenging. Include a class in your schedule that if for fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan your schedule from the start. Use MyMap. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a great school for the price of tuition. It offers a clean and safe environment for students. It was a variety of majors and minors and study abroad options.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is well lite and there are many 'police help' stations around campus where there is a button you can press and a policeman will come to that area and assist you. They are more than willing to walk you to your dorm or out to your car.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU has a huge variety of clubs, there is something for every personality, the hard part is choosing. I love going to club night especially the salsa dance club and the disney club.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU does have a strict honor code that all students must agree to live by. IT is great ofr students who want a clean, healthy, happy, atmosphere. There is a lot of focus on family and relationships.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Sunday night students can gather under the tunnel at the Marriot Center (the basketball arena) and sing powerful hymns that echo beuatfully; but the most looked forward to moment is when students announce there Latter Day Saint Mission Calls. Another great place to visit is the Bean Museum and the Student Athlete building. You should get some byu creamery ice cream and a byu mint brownie whil eon campus at the creamery on ninth east. The bell tower rings every hour and students can sign up for the chance to ring it after devotionals or after the basketball team wins a game.

    What to do for fun

    You have to go to BYU sporting events they are high energy and really competitive. Peaks Ice arena is really close to campus and you can always go hike the Y mountain. There are normally dances going on every weekend and The WAll and bowling alley are great places to meet new people.

    Food and Dining

    The Cougareat has a variety of options with Chick-fil-a, Subway, Freshecetta, Taco Bell, ice cream and much more. They also have a great place called Legends GRill and the MOA cafe for a little more money. The quality food and service is legendary and you just have to try a BYU mint brownie and some creamery ice cream!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really dependent on what you want it to be. Living in the New Heritage Halls will make it a little harder to be social than in Helaman Halls but I love being able to cook so Heritage is better for me. IF you want to be social there are a lot off opportunities and activities every night just look for them. Be your self and have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    You really are going to need to buckle down and be motivated to get your work done. The tests are hard and there is a lot of reading for homework, but if you are dedicated you can still get it done and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    I suggest using a planner to schedule homework, studying, and some free time. Try and take one 'fun class' otherwise you will burn out quickly. Be involved in study groups and campus activities.

    In three sentences

    I have really enjoyed by experience at BYU Provo, the professors are very helpful. The academics can be kind of hard and do require lots of studying. The best part is the social aspect and all of the sporting events.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    BYU has a very fun student center and is located in a very big college town with two universities, so Provo is packed with young adults having too much fun!

    Dorm Life

    BYU dorms allow freshman to have wholesome fun within the honor code. Very worth it if that is what you are looking for!

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to BYU with an open and humble heart, and be prepared to fall in love with this University.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University has greatly surpassed any prior expectations that I previously had. I love the wholesome atmosphere and high standards that all the students live by. There is a great spirit about campus that all the students, professors and administrators embody as well.

  • 02/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    EXTREMELY cheap for the level of education.

    What to do for fun

    Several activities around town. Bowling, Cheap dining, arcade, movie theater, mall and so forth. The canyon in the mountain is 15 minutes away as well for outdoor people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider the religious aspect before seriously applying. Many cannot handle the university simply because they do not understand the religious culture that is prevalent here.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful place full of good values and hard work ethic. You are surrounded by students who take their education as seriously as you do. BYU has a beautiful campus that is well kept.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's incredibly safe. It's not that stuff doesn't ever happen, but most people are really surprisingly honorable. We put a lot of emphasis on integrity here, and a lot of people take it seriously.

    Greek Life

    We don't have frats or sororities. It's actually really nice.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have so, so many. Take advantage of them.

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is a religiously based school and every Tuesday there is a devotional (that is sometimes religious) on campus in an hour where there are no classes. A ton of, maybe even most, people go, but it is not required. We also pray before a lot of events like sports, shows, and even some classes. Also, every evening when they lower the American flag everyone walking around on campus stops walking while the anthem plays. It's a really cool display of patriotism. There is also a bell tower that chimes every hour, and often the organ majors can be heard playing the bells, which is really cool.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is insanely cheap for the caliber of school it is.

    What to do for fun

    We have a ton of clubs and shows (Dance, Theatre, etc.). We also have a great gym, a pool, and a bowling alley. The campus is beautiful and people play ultimate frisbee and other outdoor games all the time. There is a lot of fun stuff to do in Provo if you look for it. There are dance clubs, cool niche restaurants, theatres, the mall, cool shops, and other really fun places.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't bad. The burgers every night at the Cannon Center in the freshman dorms are great and way better than the ones in the food court in the Wilkinson Student Center. We do have a Subway, Taco Bell, and a Chick fil' A The food will get expensive if you aren't on a meal plan though.

    Dorm Life

    I adamantly recommend that you live in the dorms (Helaman Halls) at least your first semester as a freshman. You will make more friends and have more fun there than living anywhere else as a freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to study and keep up with the workload, but it isn't unreasonable. They just expect you to think and be responsible and literate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of your homework. Put yourself out there and don't be afraid to make friends. It's a big school, so whatever kind of people you want to hang out with, you can find.

    In three sentences

    The professors really care about the individual students. Integrity and honor are highly valued. Lots of hotties.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall, we're a pretty safe campus. Almost every bit of campus is lit for if you have to go home after dark, and there are police call boxes frequently along the walkways. If you're feeling really uncomfortable walking by yourself, you can even call the campus police and ask for an escort home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In many classes, we have a prayer before class, which I really like. There is also a campus-wide devotional each week, where the entire campus shuts down to listen to deans, professors, BYU's president, and guest speakers from all over the country speak on all different topics concerning education, learning, careers, and generally how to be an adult.

    What to do for fun

    There are sooooo many clubs that pretty much every interest or hobby ever is covered. There's also a bowling alley, arcade and pool tables in the Wilkinson Student Center. We have great athletic facilities, with indoor tracks, tennis courts, soccer fields, and courts for several other different sports. We also have an astronomy observatory and an international cinema that make for fun date nights.

    Food and Dining

    Overall, it's not the highest quality food, but it's pretty good. The cafeteria in the dorms has its good meals and its okay meals, but if you're on the meal plan it's actually not a bad way to eat. The food court on campus is pretty varied, and prices are alright. If you're feeling really fancy, there are a couple of cafes around campus that have awesome food for a little bit more money. Around campus, there are a lot of options if you're willing to walk for a few minutes or have a car.

    Dorm Life

    The on-campus communities are really strong. There are tons of activities and resources for the people who live in the dorms. You can even buy groceries and daily necessities without having to leave campus. So if you're not familiar with the area yet, or don't have a car, it's really convenient until you get your feet under you.

    Academic Rigor

    They do expect you to do your best, and there are a lot of really good students here. But the professors, 99% of the time, will do their best to help you pass and even excel. They are especially willing to help you if you go visit them and help them put your name to your face.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open-minded and willing to try things. You'll enjoy yourself much more if you do. Take any class that sounds remotely interesting, join clubs, attend concerts and plays and sporting events. You'll make friends and be exposed to new things that you might just end up totally loving (that's actually how I decided on my major).

    In three sentences

    This school is an amazing place to attend, whether you are a member of the LDS Church or not. There is a very enriching atmosphere here, and a real enthusiasm about the pursuit of knowledge. Plus, there are such vast resources that you can pretty much find whatever you are looking for here.

  • 02/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ice cream! Sporting events!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare for the culture shock, even if you've grown up around LDS people your entire life, the lifestyle at BYU will definitely be a shock to your system.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a clean, happy environment. The professors are reasonable but have high expectations. BYU is full of mormons, lots and lots of mormons.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can go to tunnel singing, festival of colors, and skiing

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and work hard in high school.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a wholesome environment with good people. It implements religion and education. The people the there live by an honor code, and it a great place to be.

  • 02/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Haven't heard anything bad happen here while I've been here.

    Greek Life

    What? Zumba's Cafe sells soups, salads, and sandwiches...that's kinda Greek-y right?

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons. I'm in a marketing club that emails you about job and internship opportunities, which I've definitely capitalized on a couple times. Always stuff happening on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Any. Athletic, musically or artistically talented, academic, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Festival of Colors that happens nearby, where people hang around with a ton of paint all over them.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap cheap school and excellent education.

    What to do for fun

    Hang Time is like the country's largest indoor trampoline place, so I've done that a couple times and it's been cool. Movies, frisbee, capture the flag, board&card&group games. People snowboard and ski here a ton. Rock climbing place too by the cheap movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    Decent variety. I love Jamba Juice personally, but that's the only place I eat. I'm pretty particular about my food but for everyone else there's a lot to offer.

    Dorm Life

    I've heard they're good, but I can't say for sure because I've never lived there. But apartment living's sweet.

    Academic Rigor

    It's challenging, but possible. Work hard but work smart. Allot your time carefully between your classes so you have a well-balanced academic, work, church, and social life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn the campus quick. Pay attention in class. Drivers be respectful of pedestrians and pedestrians be respectful of drivers. Don't eat too much on campus or your funds will dissipate quickly.

    In three sentences

    I really like it. Clean, nice, spacious but not too big. Professors are cool - very insightful, funny, knowledgeable. I appreciate my classmates here and learn a lot from them. Plenty of helpful resources and the opportunities that come to us here as students is abundant, which is really helpful. Good feeling here, very active school, lots to do.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The only thing to report is that we NEVER get snow days - if it snows five feet, you better put your snow boots on and get to class.

    Greek Life

    NONE.

    Great for these types of students

    Non-partying, studious, friendly (or shy and wanting to meet tons of friendly people), active, and outdoorsy!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is an LDS school, so that's heavily influenced - we pray at the beginning of classes and often sing hymns. Religion is brought into context in a lot of classes. The best tradition of our school is the weekly Tuesday devotional - we get to be spiritually uplifted every week, hearing from world-renowned speakers.

    Bang for the buck

    VERY cheap tuition, comparatively, if you're an LDS church member.

    What to do for fun

    Hike the Y, go to concerts at Velour, disco night at Classic Skating, get frozen yogurt at Menchies, go play at a trampoline gym (Lowe's or Get Air), rock climbing at The Quarry or up Rock Canyon, trail running on Bonneville Shoreline, skiing at Sundance, hike Mt. Timpanogus,

    Food and Dining

    The Canon Center is pretty good for a school cafeteria. The salad bar rocks. There are just the regular options to eat on campus - Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, etc. For a little more expensive, but yummier food, eat at the MOA Cafe or Pendulum Court Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    Not what you'd expect from any other college in the nation, but there are plenty of (wholesome) parties and activities. Definitely live in the dorms your freshman year, it helps you make lots of friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are difficult because everyone is seriously smart, and no one parties because we're the number one stone cold sober school in America.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're worried about being an incoming freshman, come to summer term and take a few credits to get a feel for college life. Go to your professor's office hours and make friends with them, this is super helpful.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is the friendliest and nicest campus ever. There is an attitude of cooperation and synergy, rather than fierce competition here. The education provided here is of very high-caliber, preparing graduates for competitive graduate & professional schools, as well as for competitive careers.

  • 01/27/2014

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

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    Food and Dining

    It depends what you like to eat, but you shold find something you like.

    Dorm Life

    Very few things to worry about. No one is gonna get you in trouble.

    Academic Rigor

    you need to come with the mentality that you need to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask questions if you need to, people are willing to help.

    In three sentences

    There is a great spirit on the campus. Everyone seems so focused. But there is still tons of ways to have fun.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In winter semester, one thing that a lot of people do is go up to Sundance (15 mins. away) to ski and snowboard. There are also a lot of campus sponsored activities like Y-Serve and various clubs. For parties, I would recommend staying off-campus because the BYU sponsored ones are kind of a joke.

    Food and Dining

    The Cannon is alright, nothing special. The food starts out fine in the beginning of the semester, but gets old fast. The Cougareat also has some fast food, like Chick-Fil-A, Taco Bell, Subway, etc. but that can get old eventually, too. I would recommend getting Dining Dollars Blue, and that way you have a lot of money to spend at the Creamery getting food you can make yourself and actually enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not bad at all, and I would recommend living on campus (either in New Heritage or Helaman) freshman year solely for the social aspect. The New Heritage dorms are new and really nice, and if you live in Helaman and you're a girl, try to get David John Hall because it's the only one without shared bathrooms on the floor.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes here have been amazing! Every professor I've had has been extremely engaging, even in the core courses. The core courses have actually been some of my favorites, especially CL CV 201 with Peek, PWS 150 with St. Clair, and PSYCH 111 with Reber. Highly recommend all of those classes, and I'm in a firm believer in the core in general. It helped me decide my major, and introduced me to topics I wasn't previously interested in, but now I love.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be proactive! There are definitely plenty of activities and events going on, but you have to search them out to find what you like to do. Also, if you're into BYU sports, get a ROC pass, which lets you into all of the sporting events throughout the year.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great environment for LDS and non-LDS students alike who are looking to elevate both their secular and spiritual knowledge. There is an overwhelming amount of academic support available to students, and the faculty here is bar-none. I have already learned so much at BYU, and can't wait to continue my education here.

  • 01/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There's also a report once a year or so of someone getting attacked on a certain hill on campus, but if you're smart and don't go running in the middle of the night, you'll be perfectly fine. Campus police are reliable and there are emergency phones everywhere, but they really don't seem needed that often.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The duck pond is an ideal place for studying during the warmer months.

    What to do for fun

    There's always one activity or another going on at the Wilkinson Student Center. Whether it be club night or a movie at the Varsity Theatre, there's plenty to do. You can go bowling or see a foreign film and with BYU's proximity to the mountains there's a plethora of hikes and trails for exploring when it's warm out.

    Food and Dining

    There's plenty of places to find delicious food on campus from the Cannon Center buffets to the CougarEat food court to the various BYU cafes and restaurants. They even sell sushi at the Creamery.

    Dorm Life

    People are courteous and rarely rowdy. There are plenty of activities going on each month for on-campus housing. The girl to boy ratio could be a lot better, though.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are very challenging, but necessarily so. Some of the generals could ease up a bit, but mostly every minute of class is very beneficial.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take too many credits your first semester, especially if you have a job. Somewhere between 12 and 15 are ideal.

    In three sentences

    Fantastic intellectual atmosphere. People are very friendly. Most professors actually want you to succeed.

  • 01/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are a number of things to do for fun around campus. There are things like bowling and billiards in the Wilkinson student center, and there are several campus activities per week to be involved in-- just check the calendar often to know what's going on!

    Food and Dining

    There is a plethora of dining options to choose from at the Cougar Eat in the Wilkinson Student Center. The quality is generally good, but it's not perfect. Sometimes the scents of all the food places combine, forming a nauseating smorgasbord of smells. But in general, not too bad.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great! It's super social for those who like to get out and meet new people. However it's not completely rambunctious, so it's not too annoying if your the type that prefers to have a quiet night in.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough. If you don't work at it, you won't do well and you won't learn. So it's a good thing you came to learn, right?

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get caught up in BYU culture. Be yourself. And have fun.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a good school. It's a private, LDS sponsored school so it has a good combination of academic and spiritual teachings. The faculty is well qualified to teach and serve.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt in danger in any way. I know that there are people to contact if I ever feel in danger.

    Greek Life

    ...Greek life?

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a club for just about everything. If you can't find a club you like, you can make one.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working Looking to expand social circle Appreciate a religious environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every homecoming, there's a huge foam fight. You get a free t-shirt, and you get to throw as much blue foam at your classmates as you possibly can.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is incredibly cheap, especially for the quality of the schooling.

    What to do for fun

    There are about a million clubs, a million more organized date night activities and dance, not to mention that campus is very close to down town Provo.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options, but it can be hard to find a variety of healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    It's easy to mingle.

    Academic Rigor

    Doing well here isn't easy, but it's not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to work hard and be friendly :)

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great environment to both have fun, and work hard. They provide many social opportunities to meet new people, as well as resources to succeed in your studies. They even have free programs designed to help you in other non-school related areas of your life.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a club on campus called The Wall. This is for all students. This is a great place to go for good entertainment and food. There is also a bowling alley on campus. In addition, there are many concerts and recitals; some are free, but if a concert isn't free, students can usually get a discount by showing their student ID card.

    Food and Dining

    Some on-campus dorms do not have kitchens and therefore require students to have a meal plan. Other dorms are equipped with full kitchens. The cafeteria where students with meal plans eat is hardly a cafeteria. It is a buffet with endless food choices for meals. There is also a food court on campus with restaurants such as Chik-Fil-A, Subway, Jamba Juice, and many more.

    Dorm Life

    For your first year, live on campus! It is a blast! You will make so many new friends and have so much fun.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is harder than high school; be prepared to work hard. It is good to mix some easy or fun classes in with the harder required classes. Academic advisors are always available to help students arrange their schedules and choose classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school; get the best grades you can. Also, take time to prepare for the ACT; it counts!

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great school for anyone who likes to be challenged and have fun. There is a great atmosphere on campus, along with many friendly people. It is easy to make friends and although the classes are hard, they are certainly do-able for anyone willing to work hard and put in the time.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Play board games, go on hikes, go to the creamery.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you pray hard.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school, the environment is great with lots of great people all around you. Since BYU has a honor code, I feel safe and the overall mood is better.

  • 12/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hike the Y, go to football and basketball games, go to music and theater events. There are always things going on somewhere on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The food at BYU has improved a lot. There are a lot of options on campus and the cafeterias at the dorms have good food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is good. There are a lot of great kids to make friends with and do things with.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are very challenging. I feel like the education I am receiving is preparing me well for graduate school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start studying from day 1! Don't be afraid to ask people you don't know for help. Go talk to your professors early in the semester and get to know them.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great place to go to college. It is a beautiful campus with top faculty and great facilities.

  • 12/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never heard of anyone being attacked at BYU. It is an extremely safe campus. In a dangerous or uncomfortable situation the University Police are always ready to help so there is nothing to fear.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU has a famous accapella scene for singers. Inter mural sports are easy to join and very popular. Participating in dance is also popular. There are clubs for almost any hobby or interest.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is the ideal school for LDS kids and other religious students that want to receive a great education with lots of fun and a hint of stress. Never have I been somewhere that is so encouraging as BYU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many cheers and traditions at games, including singing the fight song MANY times. Before every game, performance, concert, or school run activity there is a prayer offered.

    What to do for fun

    BYU has a rockin student section at games. Buying an All Sports Pass is a great investment, There is cheap bowling at the Wilk not to mention frequent parties, clubs, activities, and performances. The Museum of Art is free as well as the Eyring Science Center. There is tons to do if you get creative.

    Food and Dining

    Both dorm style living and apartments are available on campus. The creamery is a well stocked little convenient store, but they tend to be a bit pricey. There are many places to eat at and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I love all of my roommates. The living standard is high and you get a great deal. Rarely are people waging war on the RA or rules of the dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the classes you take and the amount of credit hours, BYU can be very strenuous. All of my classes demand attendance. Study groups are available though, the TAs are helpful, and the professors are easy to approach.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's important to get out of yourself right at the start. Make new friends, join a club, and get involved with service. The more you expand your horizons with all BYU has to offer, the more memories you'll make. Living with roommates can be hard at first, but focus on the positive. Everyone is starting a new stage in their life just like you.

    In three sentences

    Coming to BYU has been the best decision I may have ever made in my life. It has the top academic programs, study abroad, extracurricular activities, and overall feel. It is extremely difficult to find a campus wonderful enough to compare.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safest university campus in the United States.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many ways to serve and have fun at BYU and there are so many different organizations for helping your fellow students out while reaping those benefits yourself also.

    Great for these types of students

    This is a place where only the most modest, appropriate, considerate, fun, joyful, sturdy, smart, tenacious, loving, caring, and honorable people I know could attend.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For homecoming every year, hundreds of students and faculty members hike up Y Mountain carrying large light bulbs. When we reach the Y on the side of the mountain, everyone screws in their lights and the whole Y gets lit up for the full 2 weeks of homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that BYU is a very affordable university and they love you take care of their students in all ways possible.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons of stuff. Skiing, rock climbing, cliff jumping, bowling, picnics, ROTC, every intramural sport you can think of, and lots of modest, beautiful, fun people to hangout with:)

    Food and Dining

    The BYU meal plans get you a ton of food and so many different choices. The Subway in the BYU cafeteria sells the most foot longs in all Subways across the country. Not just at universities.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but I have heard about 50/50 about them. Good and bad.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is a very prestigious school and the academics here are insane. Everyone here had at least a 3.5 in high school, which makes you feel like you went from being so smart to being the lowest on the totem pole.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend transferring. BYU freshman classes are about as hard as their senior classes. They don't warm you up to college and the toughness of college life. They just through you into the fire and see if you will survive.

    In three sentences

    Great place to meet new people and learn new things. Very difficult, academic wise, and a lot of fun for extracurricular activities. Army ROTC here pretty much rocks!

  • 12/18/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    TONS of stairs on most any side you come onto campus so wheelchair and crutches have it rough. Overall pretty safe though the ice can be bad on certain walkways or bridges. Lots of theft but other crimes are pretty minimal cause typically its a good crowd of kids that attend there.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Never ending list. Ping pong, martial arts, kayaking, snowboarding, over 60 community-service clubs, chess, poetry, medieval, political, dancing, musical, academic... on and on.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, nerdy, quiet, loud, sports fanatic, academic, serious, mature, immature, ANYONE!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Cosmo the Cougar is everywhere and is awesome. He doesn't talk though. Before the BYU vs Utah football game they wrap the statues in plastic to protect them from vandalism. The Indian Statue is an almost naked bronze indian that people use as a meeting place.

    Bang for the buck

    With or without the LDS subsidized tuition you can NOT beat the education you get for tuition. Any student at BYU gripes about the cost of education knows nothing of the outside world. There is not a better deal. Amazing institution with a very affordable price tag.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of free Student Association activities, bowling, intramural sports (VERY popular on campus), movies, international cinema, parks, hiking, rock-climbing, mt. biking, dating, dances, museums, dance/theater performances, pick-up ultimate or soccer, college sporting events, every kind of club you can imagine.

    Food and Dining

    Provo and Orem have a pretty good selection of just about any style of food. It's not a very ethnic part of the state or country for that matter, but there are niche foods to be found. There are plenty of student deals around town and the cougareat on campus is satisfactory. Some things are overpriced but I ate well there.

    Dorm Life

    Whacky and immature. But loads of fun if you're an 18-year-old Mormon kid. No drinking or partying for that matter. Mostly trying to attract the opposite gender or flirting with danger and the campus police.

    Academic Rigor

    You get out of the school what you put in, the harder you work the more you learn. With that said you can get through a 4-year degree by coasting. You'll get Cs and Bs and not remember much but it can be done. However, getting straight A's is no easy feat! BYU does challenge you and if you work hard you will be very competitive in almost any field. I frequently hear stories of BYU kids going to graduate schools and being way ahead on many accounts of their graduate peers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know how you learn as early as you can. Refine your note taking method and test study techniques as early as you can. You can cram and make it through but do yourself a lifelong favor and learn how to study appropriately and in a punctual way. BYU is dominated by LDS culture which includes a sometimes obsessive concern with dating and marriage. You will probably get caught up in it and that is ok. Just don't get so social or caught up in ward drama that it ruins your BYU experience.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a University unlike any others; if you are LDS you will find it immensely rewarding. It has incredible undergraduate study-abroad and research opportunities. It has a wholesome atmosphere and never-ending pathways for the future to explore and pursue.

  • 12/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or Fraternities here - but I don't feel like I'm missing out on that at all -

    Bang for the buck

    Because this is a private university affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are blessed to have our education subsidized by the church - even for non-members of the church. This university is an AMAZING value for the education that you get.

    What to do for fun

    There are a ton of fun cheap things to do around provo such as: go to the nickel arcade dollar movie theater cheap ice skating parks everywhere! go hiking in the gorgeous wasatch mountains have bonfires up provo canyon etc.

    Food and Dining

    The Cougareat on campus is wonderful - it has everything that you could want to eat! my personal favorites are Subway, Taco Bell, and Chick-Fil-A

    Dorm Life

    There are two main on-campus dorms for Freshmen - I lived in both and very much liked one over the other. Helaman Halls - This dorm is set up so that a large hall of women or men share a community bathroom, and a room with one roommate each. These residents do not have kitchens so they're required to have a meal plan - I didn't enjoy this as much because housing here is much more expensive and you don't get to cook for yourself (Beware of the Freshman 15 here!!) Heritage Halls - This dorm is set up into 3-bedroom apartments housing 6 tenants. There are kitchens and the new buildings that were built a few years ago are beautiful! I loved living in Heritage.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes here are difficult and professors expect a lot out of their students, but the amount that you learn is well worth the rigor.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look over the honor code and make sure that it's something you believe that you should live by - it's a strict code, but I believe that it's well worth it! It keeps you in line and away from the substances and behaviors that make college life in other places dangerous. Come to the campus and check out the classes! If you're in the area, (or not!) it's always nice to come and see what you're getting yourself into. BYU is a large university with a lot to offer! Work hard in high school - it's a competitive university, and well worth the hard work on an ACT/SAT score and high GPA on a transcript for you application.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a wonderful university full of happy and respectful people. It is mostly members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) but members of other faiths are welcomed and respected. Classes are challenging but professors are fun and interesting!

  • 12/05/2013

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

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    Great for these types of students

    Mormons and otherwise REALLY awesome kids who want to do the very best they can.

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING! You live in a REALLY great college school with all kinds of different shops and activities. You have mountains and a good religious environment.

    In three sentences

    It is pretty and large. It has a really great education.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is no Greek system here.

    Bang for the buck

    With te cheap price of tuition you won't find a better education for the cost!

    Food and Dining

    I mostly just eat at home but everything is at least average.

    Dorm Life

    The new dorm buildings on campus are really nice. They are only a few minutes walk from the heart of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are really tough and challenging but with hard work they are doable.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs at this school, there is pretty much a club for everything. Activities are always going on, during the morning, day, and night.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is good for nice, hard-working, spiritual, responsible students.

    Bang for the buck

    I love the honor code at this school, in hgihschool not a single teacher ever really trusted the student body. At BYU the teachers completely trust their students to be responsible for themselves and it is a good feeling.

    What to do for fun

    There are always parties going on, or comedy shows, date nights, an international cinema, bowling, there are so many options and at a very affordable rate if not free.

    Food and Dining

    I eat at the cannon center, the food their is okay, its better than regular cafeteria food.

    Dorm Life

    It is really sociable in Helaman Halls, but it can be kind of loud when you want to go to bed or are trying to study. The community bathrooms and showers and a little annoying but are well kept and clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here require a lot of effort and diligence. However the teachers care about you and are willing to help you, or have their TA's help you, to achieve a higher grade and level of understanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not come here if you don't plan to study and just want to party. The classes take effort and time to get a good grade in, but are worth it.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is an absolutely amazing school. The spirit thrives on campus and the teachers are fantastic, of course there are some I prefer to others, but all of my teachers really care about their students. The classes here are hard and take time, but are completely do-able as long as you stay on track.

  • 11/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe town=Safe college. No drugs. Responsible police. It is good.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life because they are dumb.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything and if there isn't it isn't hard to create a club and publicize it.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for the studious, fun-loving student. If you just want to party you are in the wrong place and if you just want to study you are in the wrong place.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The best is exploring. You will find your own traditions and unusual locations to enjoy.

    Bang for the buck

    Mind-blowingly awesome. You pay nearly a quarter for this school as you would for other schools of this caliber. It is ridiculous not to consider BYU.

    What to do for fun

    Provo is minutes away from world class hiking, skiing, rock-climbing, and anything else you could imagine you could do outdoors. World-class.

    Food and Dining

    There is food everywhere. You won't starve. It is good.

    Dorm Life

    You will find friends. There is a wholesome social atmosphere. You don't have to lonely everyone will be your friend.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are looking for an easy school you are an idiot. BYU expects the best from its students. This is flattering and refreshing. The learning and teaching here is topnotch.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to love learning. It isn't about what your grades are it matters what if you know how to learn. Brigham Young University is the best University in the World

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Sometimes they're a little TOO good...

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYUSA, Y Serve, Student Alumni Association, football games, basketball games, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Hands down, the best education you will ever possibly get for the cheapest amount of money, even if you're not Mormon.

    What to do for fun

    Keep an eye out for parties and fun info sessions going on. There's always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    On-campus restaurants and food have good selections, but they can get expensive. There are vending machines and microwaves everywhere.

    Dorm Life

    So fun!! You meet so many people and there's always something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Almost every class expects a lot of you, and you can't slack off. Your classmates will be dedicated, so in order to keep up and earn good grades, you must be also.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour! It will help you get a feel for the campus and see if you're a good fit.

    In three sentences

    Academically challenging. Diverse social scene. Lots of opportunities to get involved.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Theres many places to go! just go out and explore

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard. Study hard. Study hard.

    In three sentences

    Its a great school, and has a great learning environment.

  • 10/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Lot's of foreign food.

    Dorm Life

    It is safe and students aren't drinking or getting into trouble.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone works hard.

    In three sentences

    It is a good school full of bright students with dreams for a better future. It is clicky socially and can be hard to be accepted into a group. The on campus housing options are not good.

  • 10/20/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    The Cannon Center is amazing. In addition to the quality and variety of food options, the facility is beautiful! There are different stations which offer multiple styles of cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    There are stark differences between Helaman Halls and Heritage Halls. Parking availability, room size, and bathroom availability are just several of the differentiating factors. No matter how old the dorms are, they are clean and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    The challenging nature of every course offered through BYU is world renowned.

    In three sentences

    I'm planning to attend BYU next year. Having attended EFY here for the past three years, I am simply in love with the school and campus. Learning is amazing, and learning with the Spirit that is present there is infinitely more valuable.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Things get stolen all the time. I had a locked bike stolen from my apartment.

    Greek Life

    None.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of outdoor activities year round.

    Food and Dining

    They have a decent selection on campus and in the dorms.

    Dorm Life

    It's really hit or miss.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough Tough Tough, sometimes intentionally so. Weeder classes are notoriously difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    You'll need a good GPA and good test scores.

    In three sentences

    It is a tough school, but well respected. There are a lot of rules, but it really doesn't impact you that much.

  • 10/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Non-existant

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons Studious People STEM majors Internationals(China and Canada in particular) Musicians

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a large Y on the mountain that the university put up there years ago to show pride in our campus. So we hike up to it, put lights on it to make it glow, and protect it from the University of Utah whenever there's a football grudge match against them.

    Bang for the buck

    As I say, it's one of the cheapest yet high quality universities.

    What to do for fun

    Dollar movies, bowling, football games, dates, Museum of Art, and even the planetarium on campus are all fun ideas for fun or dates. If you have a car, broaden your horizons and look around. There are opportunities to hike, ski, see Bridal Veil Falls, and more up in the mountains, and even more opportunities to explore fun stores and centers down in Provo.

    Food and Dining

    If you eat in the Commons (for Helaman Hall residents especially) quantity rules over quality there. But the Creameries have good food, and the Cougareat on campus has variety and quality to suit your needs. So far, I'm reasonably impressed by the food. If you can, try to get into Heritage to cook your own meals(only if that's your style though; don't move there if you can't cook).

    Dorm Life

    Every night there is something going on; assigned visiting teachers, home teachers, FHE, relief society activities, ward activities, dorm socials, etc. No partying, and yet out social life and atmosphere is great and packing.

    Academic Rigor

    GE (general education) classes are generally really easy, but once you get into the courses specific to your major your workload takes off. Look out for those math classes; you'll have at least a couple of hours of homework each night. Don't worry, the professors are fantastic at making you feel comfortable with it, and you learn a lot if you listen to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just because it is a very Mormon school doesn't mean the religion classes are fantastic, and doesn't mean that non-Mormons don't attend. There are quite a few students who don't practice the LDS faith at this school; Catholics, Islam, etc. And, just so you know, it is worth it to come here. It's one of the cheapest universities in the states and it has one of the best educations. If you're going to come here, have already decided and all, I have one suggestion; live on campus. It may cost a little bit extra, but for the experience you get, the support you receive, the fact that you'll have to for one year anyways, and the people you meet, it is definitely worth the extra money.

    In three sentences

    Surrounded by mountains and pristine weather, Provo's BYU campus is the place to live. Everything you need - jobs, food, clothing, books - is readily available on campus, so even the carless student can get by. Rated top 10 in the overall value of the education here, and with a great campus vibe with a ton of social activities, BYU-Provo is the place to be.

  • 09/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The University Police keep everyone safe.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Basically, there is a club for everything one can think of, from the pre-med club to the Disney History Club.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, religious students will flourish here.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU has great financial aid, and offers a great deal for your money. The tuition is very low (especially for LDS students), and housing is affordable.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs on campus, multiple sports events every week, and Provo is an exciting place to live. There is always some kind of festival or concert going on.

    Food and Dining

    There is great food on campus and close by. The Cannon Center is famous for its mint brownies. A meal plan is nice, but unnecessary.

    Dorm Life

    Freshman are allowed to live off-campus, but on-campus housing is very comfortable and ranges from full apartments to standard dorm rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes range from being very difficult to being an easy A. However, everyone here is very smart and takes their studies seriously, so there is a lot of competition. There are classes in any subject that a student might be interested in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you have a well-rounded application. The admissions counselors look for volunteer work, GPA, ACT scores, and a strong ecclesiastical endorsement, and it is very competitive.

    In three sentences

    BYU is an exciting school with something for everyone; challenging classes, a fun student life, beautiful campus, an exciting city, and competitive sports teams. Everyone here is very friendly, and I love the spiritual atmosphere on campus.

  • 09/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The variety of food is endless and the meals are excellent for anytime of day. The ease of being able to get food whenever that sense of hunger is coming on truly makes the campus accessible for all.

    Dorm Life

    The campus housing units are amazing. They especially fit the needs of every individual, and provide that feeling of being at home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is top of the line. The classes are taught with an energy like no other. You will always leave class with a smile and a story to tell.

  • 09/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have so much to do here! It's great.

    Great for these types of students

    Religious students, students with high morals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hike the Y -- there's a Y on the mountain behind BYU that you can hike to.

    Bang for the buck

    Between 4,000 to 10,000 dollars a semester. For a four-year accredited university, that's pretty great.

    What to do for fun

    There's sports events, the dorms are spread into different groups that meet weekly to enjoy each other's company, you can go hiking, enjoy the museums, go on dates with multiple people. There's so much to do here!

    Food and Dining

    The food is great, the dining is wonderful, too.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorm here. It is great!

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor's at BYU are meant to stretch you and make you better. I love the rigor's here. They are top-notch in all aspects of their learning. They focus on learning, both temporal and spiritual. It's wonderful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in High School. Better yourself every year, continue to do more and get better. Apply yourself in a multitude of ways and involve yourself in all aspects of high school.

    In three sentences

    The best university out there. A wonderful environment, top-notch teachers, great education. I love it here.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is very safe and you rarely hear of anything bad happening.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of club opportunities and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who want to be academically successful but still be involved in the community and other activities.

    Bang for the buck

    Competes very well as far as tuition goes since there is no out-of-state tuition charge and everything is comparatively low-priced. Not many universities can offer the experience of BYU for the price BYU asks.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, there is the bowling and game center in the Wilkinson Student Center as well as the Varsity Theater, not to mention the numerous sporting events. Off campus, there is a dollar theater nearby and plenty of hiking or skiing/snowboarding, among plenty of other things.

    Food and Dining

    There's some pretty good options on campus and plenty nearby, and if you're really hungry, you can even head down to the all-you-can-eat cafeteria at the Cannon Center in Helaman Halls.

    Dorm Life

    On campus housing is fantastic. They make sure things are taken care of quickly when you have problems and the community atmosphere is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the major programs are very competitive and BYU is one of the most respected universities in the nation academically.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for everything early. The earlier you apply for admission, the earlier your class registration and housing choice dates will be. The earlier you apply for scholarships and financial aid, the sooner your application will be reviewed when they start giving out the awards. Don't wait! Timing is everything with your applications at a competitive university like BYU.

    In three sentences

    BYU is the place to be for LDS students. The atmosphere is great, you're surrounded by people who share your standards, and you couldn't ask for a better learning environment. The classes and professors are great and the university does everything it can to make your college experience worthwhile.

  • 08/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Utah is a Mecca for the outdoorsy person. There are so many national parks and beutiful hikes close to provo not to mention the best skiing and snowboarding in the world.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few options and they are afordable and delicious

    Dorm Life

    Clean and filled with fun. No drugs or alcohol allowed on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is very difficulty academically. To an absurd degree at times.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be intimidated by those around you, work your hardest and dont compare yourself to the person next to you. There is always someone better than you the important thing is that you strive to be your best.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a highly competitive school filled with students that desire not only to learn but to go forth and serve. The student body is made up of very ambitious and hard working students. The ultimate goal of BYU is to continue the desire to learn even after the student leaves the classroom.

  • 08/28/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's Provo. The only thing you have to worry about is being converted.

    Greek Life

    Nonexistent. I'm sure most people there have no idea what a frat is.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs, I'm sure you'll find one that fits your interests. I even saw a fantasy and fanfiction club.

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons, broke animation students, and masochists.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Right now, it's really popular to come out as gay and Mormon. Everyone's really embracing being progressive, so you might run into some pretty flamboyant guys. The National Anthem plays when they raise and lower the flag. When it does, everyone on campus immediately freezes and faces the flag. Prepare for plenty of glares if you don't follow suit.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're Mormon, it's the cheapest you'll every find for the quality. I just transferred to a local college, and even the in state tuition is double BYU's! Save your extra loan money for the next semester and graduate nearly debt free.

    What to do for fun

    Skiing! Skiing! Skiing! Everyone does it. There are tons of bowling alleys and the like (Mormons are big on casual dating). The mountains are fun on the weekends. If you're an art student, you can hitch a ride with some of the painting classes to go paint mountains on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Fantastic freshman dining hall! I believe it's rated as one of the best in the nation. They just put a Chic-Fil-A in the commons.

    Dorm Life

    Typical dorm life, minus the experimentation. Everyone is pretty devout, so don't expect to get away with much without a local religious leader hearing about it!

    Academic Rigor

    BYU has a lot more General Requirements than any other university I've seen. Be prepared for a ton of religion classes. If you're not a Mormon, they'll try their hardest to make sure you graduate one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go if you're a fan of critical thought. Though many students are excellent in their respective fields, most are bogged down by their skewed worldview. While this may not be a problem if you're studying, say, Engineering, it's definitely a problem if you're studying art or humanities. However, Utah is a ton of fun! Skiing, mountain climbing, the salt flats, Salt Lake City, and so much more! If you're looking for more than just a weekend of drinking and hanging out, Provo's a pretty good pick. Though be prepared, there's absolutely no drinking allowed, even coffee will get you in deep trouble. Which reminds me, read the Honor Code carefully! There's a lot they won't let you do on or off campus; you should figure it all out so you don't get in trouble.

    In three sentences

    I've don't think I've ever met a friendlier student body. I've also never felt more trapped than at this school. They just put in a Chic-Fil-A, which is nice.

  • 08/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Relatively cheap school, and you get to attend a fantastic institution.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, Boating, Bowling, you name it.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of restaurants but nothing too fancy.

    Dorm Life

    Tons of stuff to do! It's in a great location if you like the outdoors.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not easy! Of course, having to study and work hard means you're learning a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are committed to study and work hard. Get involved in a club or group. Go to a Football or Basketball game!

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great University. There are tons of social and sporting events. The quality of the education you receive is also top notch.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is no safer place.

    Great for these types of students

    Fun, outgoing, curious, mature, friendly, smart, honest.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest schools I've ever seen. It's even cheaper if you are a member of the LDS church (the school is church subsidized).

    What to do for fun

    Provo is full of great music venues. The Student center at BYU has tons of fun hang out spots. People are very creative about having fun and doing fun things. Also, there is so much great nature in the surrounding area.

    Food and Dining

    The Cougar Eat has a Chic-fil-a! and Subway!

    Dorm Life

    Everyone is super friendly and interested in meeting new people. Safe and clean fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Super high standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in giving service.

    In three sentences

    It has a great environment. I enjoy a safe atmosphere while I study. You will find high standards and friendly, pretty girls.

  • 08/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safest place ever. No crime whatsoever here.

    Greek Life

    Haha. there is none.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU offers a myriad of clubs and encourages you to start your own if the one you want doesn't exist.

    Great for these types of students

    Disciplined/ religious students. Also for international students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The duck pond... great for dates.

    Bang for the buck

    $2400 a semester, can't beat that for the caliber of school.

    What to do for fun

    Provo is a relatively small town, but you are about an hour away from Salt Lake. People here are really creative with ideas of fun so you can see just about anything.

    Food and Dining

    The Cougareat is typical for freshman. They also have many affordable options for fast food dining.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun. Offers a wide variety of housing for different lifestyles. Very friendly and easy to meet great new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely requires discipline and good study habits. Everyone is the best of the best and very competitive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to visit the campus. Also do your research on the professors employed by the university, and look at how their programs compare to other universities.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love this school. It is a perfect combination between a religious and secular education. It is a mecca of diversity.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    even if it ever feels sketchy on campus, anyone can call campus police at any time and have a free escort to whereever it is they are going.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't really know yet, I've only been around for a few weeks.

    Great for these types of students

    conservative/goody two shoes (well I am one, so I'd know) incredibly hard working students time-managers, but if not you learn quickly

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's awesome to be able to have church on campus since basically every building is dedicated to be used as a church and for our learning. It's fantastic. It's also great to start class with prayer.

    Bang for the buck

    Incredibly inexpensive One of the best educations in the world and yet my family is paying less than 12000 for the entire year and quarter including housing, food, tuition, and probably less than 13000 with books and supplies included.

    What to do for fun

    The gym with an indoor pool is free to full-time students. Bowling on campus. Lots of campus activities. Lots of freshman days. I think in the 6 weeks that I have been on campus there have been at least 3 dances to go to, so it's great. Oh free movies on the grass. Lots of fun stuff. And frankly studying becomes super fun because of the people with whom you study.

    Food and Dining

    I cook for myself pretty much every meal, so I have no idea except that most everyone is excited to have a Chick-fil-A in the food court now.

    Dorm Life

    I have no idea how to rate this exactly. Heritage Halls aren't quite as active as Helamen Halls, but it's still fun here. I love it; most of the activities are church related though, but everybody is welcom.

    Academic Rigor

    I spent at least 20 hours outside of class on my math class alone.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study like crazy in high school. If you are good at school, stop doing sports and concentrate all your energy on school if you want to get a scholarship. Of the 7500-ish freshman this year 26 of them have perfect sat scores and about 1500 have ACT scores of 30 or above. I wish I had studied harder, because even with my 31 on ACT and incredible academic record, I only have a half tuition scholarship for which I have to reapply every year.

    In three sentences

    It is amazing to be around so many intelligent and noteworthy people. I've only attended school for the six week summer term thus far, but I feel years older than what I did in high school. The friends I have made (most of them at least three years older than me) have taught me how to me humble, fun, kind, and really be a true friend.

  • 08/18/2013

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

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    Bang for the buck

    No other school can compare to BYU when it comes to receiving a quality education for a low price. Tuition is heavily subsidized by the LDS church, so basically every student who goes there is already on a scholarship. The professors are there to teach, not make as much money off of the students as they can. On campus housing is somewhat expensive, but I'd recommend it for freshman year.

    What to do for fun

    I would defiantly recommended the football and basketball games. Also, hiking the Y and doing other outdoorsy activities is also fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of meal options at BYU. The food plan is fairly expensive, so personally, I'll just cook for myself. If you live in Helaman Halls, the food plan is required. Buying food in Provo is super cheap.

    Dorm Life

    Since there is an Honor Code in place, you don't have to worry about drunk roommates coming home late or illicit behavior going on. Many of the people there are there for the same reason; to get an education and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    It's accounting program is one of the highest in the nation. Also, it's animating program has won several awards. It's food science program also consistently wins national competitions against many Ivy League schools.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard on your ACT. I've heard that is weighted pretty heavily. Also, apply for housing as soon as possible. If you're planning on going on a mission, still apply because you can defer for the length of a mission.

    In three sentences

    It is a place where one can learn without the distractions of the world. Not only is it incredibly inexpensive, but the level of academics is high. BYU also offers many opportunities to make friends and have a fun time.

  • 08/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, rules strictly enforced

    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Religious, open minded, diligent

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Church every sunday at almost any building on campus :-)

    Bang for the buck

    Jdawgs hot dogs...

    What to do for fun

    Hike up the beautiful mountains behind the campus, or drive down to downtown Provo for a small concert at a local venue.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options, and all at reasonable prices. You'll never starve on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Off campus housing is more social and better living value.

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of opportunities for growth and learning at BYU. Sign up for pretty difficult classes and you will get all the homework you want. If you're lazy, don't come here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, because there will be a lot of it. Be respectful and open to the different opinions of others.

    In three sentences

    This school is great if you want high quality academics while going to school in a safe environment. BYU fosters great learning techniques and really focuses on individual academic success.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    with discounted tuition for members of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints and a very low tuition in general, the bang for the buck is one of the greatest aspects of BYU. with a top notch education, some of the best professors, and a reputation of greatness, its hard to find another school that competes with BYU in this regard.

    What to do for fun

    clubs for almost anything you are interested are there. beyond that, there are shows put on by the theater programs, movies shown in the theaters on campus, local comedy shows, along with the mountains and lakes right there by campus.

    Food and Dining

    food on campus and off is affordable and diversified, since BYU has a very wide diversity of students from other countries and backgrounds, there is a wonderful variety of food and dining there. if you want it, you can find it.

    Dorm Life

    College life here is very different, with a strict ethics code, Brigham Young Students are, in the eyes of many, restricted as to the fun you can have. however, there is always something to do, a party on the weekend, dorm parties and outings. the living conditions are great, some of which have just been upgraded and remodeled along with the surrounding areas and neighborhoods going through an inspection process to make sure that they match a criteria for the school to provide them as available housing.

    Academic Rigor

    all depending on classes, but BYU is a respected school and expects you to perform at your best. many of the professors are the top in their fields, and will provide a wealth of information and rigorously test on that to make sure you retain all that you need to be successful for the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared for the rigors of the workload of a college student, though it will be a transition and a a change from what you are used to, dont forget to separate that and not get caught up in just schooling. there is so much to do on and around campus that when you leave school, leave school and allow yourself to have fun, meet people, and experience the greatness of the utah country around you. there are clubs, groups, meetings from almost every nationality, ethnicity, interest group, focus, and activity. if you want, you'll never have to worry about having nothing to do.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah is a fantastic school with alot to do in classes as well as outside of schooling, with many clubs and activities surrounding the school, it makes for a great overall college experience. The atmosphere of the campus is such that is friendly and inviting, a pleasant place to study and meet new people. The education is top-notch, great professors, assistants, resources available, everything is given to you to succeed.

  • 08/06/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    There are several meal plans offered at reasonable prices. There is a huge variety of good quality food at these cafeterias. Just because of the variance, they cater to many different diets. As a vegetarian, I'm totally satisfied with the menus and appreciate that healthy options, along with the occasional sweet, are always available.

    Dorm Life

    BYU has certain standards not required by many colleges, but as I already follow along these standards, it's great to attend a school where I meet so many people I already have this in common with. My roommates are great, energetic people, who also have a focus on education.

    Academic Rigor

    As BYU has a reputation for being a fun but challenging school, don't slack off just to make sure you enjoy university life. Find a balance and you'll be able to enjoy life after college as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on your ACT score, GPA, seminary attendance, and extracurricular activities in order to be your best for acceptance. Also, start looking for scholarships now and check out the housing as soon as your accepted-options go fast.

    In three sentences

    There is a huge variety of activities and clubs with a great uplifting spirit. The tuition cost is great. There is always something going on for every type of student to join in.

  • 08/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Having Elders Quorum and Relief Society are like greek life, but a billion times better.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU is a cute, little bubble full of traditions! You'll learn all the abbreviations for buildings on campus, like the SWKT, Wilk, HFAC, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Hands down, the education is fantastic for what you pay for tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Provo has everything. It has the 4 seasons, mountains, lakes, sand, movies, dances, ward activities, date nights, intramural sports, the temple... better question, is what doesn't Provo have?

    Food and Dining

    I lived in an apartment that had a kitchen so I didn't eat from the campus dining much. Their food is good though! One of my favorite places to eat on campus is the MOA cafe. It's the best.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living on campus. Everything is extremely close to you and the people are awesome! Everyone wants to be social and make new friends.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard. Do not underestimate classes. The teachers here are amazing. They push you to do your best. Really strive to do the reading, meet with the TA's and professors, and study, not just read notes over again.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest when it comes to EVERYTHING. Be involved, study hard, save up money, take AP classes seriously, apply for tons of scholarships, and learn to be independent. Don't make your parents do everything for you... College is going to be hard if you can't learn new things.

    In three sentences

    BYU really pushes you to do your best. It has an incredible all around environment (spiritual, academic, and social). I have never regretted attending BYU.

  • 07/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Sorry... Not much on this scene. We do have some pretty rad groups though. We just call it Relief Society and Elders Quorum. ;)

    Bang for the buck

    It is SO worth the cost of coming here. But remember, the cost isn't just tuition and housing, it's all of the effort you put in throughout high school. It takes a lot of effort to get in here.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many options. You can always find something that interests you on campus. There are tons of clubs, karaoke night, comedy clubs, movie nights, dances, ward activities, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    So many options. Our Subway sells more sandwiches than any other Subway in the nation. I live in cooking dorms, so I make most of my food, but there are lots of good options and vending machines everywhere. You will not go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is what you make of it. I have the best roommates ever, and I didn't know any of them before I came here. There is an opportunity for fantastic friendships and great times. Make sure to put yourself out there and be willing to have fun, but also to respect others.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are tough. It's a lot of work to maintain good grades and scores. The courses will stretch you. It's very rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work crazy hard in high school. It's tough here. I survive because I developed good study habits and learned to test well. Make sure that you're dedicated to the LDS religion, or this might not be the place for you.

    In three sentences

    The environment and academics here are amazing. I love my classes and my teachers. I'm being stretched in everything, but not enough to break me.

  • 07/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There's plenty of places to eat, and the cafeteria's food is delicious. It's a little expensive though, unless you buy a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Wyview my freshman year, and I loved it. It's fun to have neighbors and the accompanying social opportunities, but because it's an apartment you can also use your dorm to do homework.

    Academic Rigor

    You choose how rigorous of an education to take. I've chosen a fairly rigorous schedule, and I am enjoying the challenge and learning a lot. If you have work alongside school or would like to take a lighter schedule, that option is also available to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a friend that is also going to BYU, arrange with him/her to take once class together. It's fun to have a class with a friend, and is helpful for acclimating to all of the newness of college.

    In three sentences

    Fun, friendly, and fantastic-- I love BYU! The campus is classy, the education is excellent, and activities abound. Anyone serious about learning in every sense of the word will love to be a BYU student.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Competive, with values, proactive, but basically for anyone that wants to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Salsa club every tuesday!. Also celebrations of culture that are great shows once a year like Fiesta for the hispanic culture, Luau for the polynesian culture, and another for the Native American culture.

    Bang for the buck

    Byu helps you grow intellectually, and spiritually. People there are really nice and honest, and it is a great environment to study, and tuiton is affordable for any student.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoor activities: lake, caves, hiking, pool, sports, paraglading, Moab etc Go dancing!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply to the scholarships. Become part of a club, there is a lot of opportunities to be involved with people from other cultures. Check rate my professor online before choosing a class, and ask other students.

    In three sentences

    It is an university with great values. The university needs more diversity in its students. I love how beautiful campus is.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is patrolled by its own division of University Police. There is a low crime rate due to this extraordinary police force.

    Clubs and Activities

    The Y Serve club and BYUSA are among many of the organizations aimed at serving fellow students. There are many food and clothing drives each year as well.

    Great for these types of students

    If you have high moral values such as honesty, you will fit in well at BYU. It is also a good school for those who love to compete at a university level or intramural level of sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Game day traditions are my favorites. The student section stands at each home event. There is a bowling alley in the basement of the student center. There is also an international cinema theater on campus. BYU is well known for its choirs and dance programs as well.

    Bang for the buck

    The bookstore on campus is awesome and has everything you could ever want in the way of school supplies, books, and university apparel. BYU has a great athletics department and has won National Titles numerous times in a wide variety of sports. Cheering on these team is a lot of fun.

    What to do for fun

    There are many opportunities for recreating of all kinds. Provo canyon is 5 miles from campus which has all of the hiking, fishing, boating you could ever want. In the winter there are several Ski resorts open nearby. There are also weekly devotionals students can attend. Each student receives a book in which contains a list of every tradition, sporting event, dance, and art program they can attend. This book has 116 pages of activities just for students.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options that are withing walking distance of campus. Plus, there are numerous fast food joints within campus in the student center. At each end of campus is a student grocery store which aids those who wish to cook each of their meals.

    Dorm Life

    Life outside the classroom is great and is governed by the Honor Code. Great traditions have been established that are a part of the unique BYU experience such as hiking the Y and watching football at Lavell Edwards Stadium.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic standards are among the highest in the country.

    Tips for prospective students

    Gaining admission to BYU is more and more difficult each year.

    In three sentences

    The opportunity to attend BYU is accompanied with great expectations. You will learn what it means to go forth and serve. The standards of how to live a healthy lifestyle are upheld here to the highest degree.

  • 07/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't mind walking on campus at night. Also, I can usually rely on finding my lost items in the Lost and Found because people are so nice and honest

    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    Out going people that just want to have fun and aren't necessarily looking for the party schools. Great place for parents to send their kids because of the safe and honest environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love watching the basketball games. For every free throw shot we make the crowd yells Woosh! Cecil! In honor of our school president

    Bang for the buck

    Probably one of the cheapest tuitions I know of. I'm not sweating at all thinking about the loans to pay off at the end of my college career.

    What to do for fun

    Long board down Provo Canyon, in-line skating, lakes, hikes, mountains, and of course, cuddling!

    Food and Dining

    I wish they had a little bit more reasonable prices. But I sure can't wait for Chick-Fil-A to get here!!!

    Dorm Life

    I live in a 4 man apartment at a reasonable price close to campus. The apartment complex I live in is known for it's active social scene

    Academic Rigor

    This ain't high school. I flew through high school with straight A's, but just know that doing homework here is not easy. Get used to studying in the labs and getting help from TA's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look for housing that is close to campus. Start off with the General Ed classes first before you jump right into a major. It's a good idea to have time to think about what you want to get into, talk to counselors and students in your fields of interest.

    In three sentences

    A great education for a cheap price. The school attracts people with bright minds and high standards. I've never seen so much loyalty for True Blue!

  • 07/05/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    I love BYU Creamery and the other restaraunts in the Wilk!!!

    Dorm Life

    What are the dorms like?

    Academic Rigor

    How hard are the academics? I might want to major in music, so does anybody know how hard the music program is?

  • 07/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You won't find a safer college in the states!

    Bang for the buck

    Cheapest good college that exists.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of free athletic buildings for things like bowling, running, basketball, swimming, tennis and racquetball. There are also several good hikes nearby. The school provide several free dances and activities for the students. They also have concerts and plays weekly.

    Food and Dining

    There are several places to eat on campus. They have the Cougareat which has several of the basic restaurants. There is also the cannon center which is an all-you-can-eat buffet. Lastly, there is the creamery which is a grocery store on campus. There are lots of good restaurants and stores nearby off-campus. There is lots of international food nearby due to the high population of returned missionaries.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is your life. The dorm generally determine what ward you are in. Most of the dorms are being rebuild right now so at least they are new. Some dorms make it so you need to cook for yourself, others have a cafeteria.

    Academic Rigor

    Obviously, this depends on what you study, but for the most part the classes are not too hard. Most teachers try to make the classes fun and uplifting along with teaching. Religion classes help lighten the load a little.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make good use with your time here because this education is a gift. All the teachers are here not only to teach you, but help build your character. Take advantage of all the cheap programs the school has.

    In three sentences

    BYU is an excellent school that gives a quality education. You will not find another school that gives such a quality education for such a low price. Recommended for all that want a peaceful environment and good education.

  • 07/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus, there is always someone who can help you and there isn't any place I wouldn't go.

    Greek Life

    NONE. And I love it.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students who like a rigorous challenge in academics, who like being built up spiritually, and who have high morals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is tunnel singing on Sundays, where a lot of students meet and sing in the tunnel and the way it echoes is amazing and students organize it all on their own.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is awesome here. Because it is a church funded school, tuition is VERY reasonable and the education you receive is one of the best in the country.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Provo- from rock climbing, to power-tumbling, dollar movie theaters, amazing food choices, snowboarding or skiing, music and shows, boating activities, great shopping malls nearby, and everything in between.

    Tips for prospective students

    Develop study habits in high school. You can't learn to study while at BYU, you must have these skills already developed in order to succeed. Practice self discipline on your sleep, eating, and reading textbooks.

    In three sentences

    It is a great place to pursue your passion while becoming well rounded. BYU is the place to be to grow academically and as a person. It challenges you but everyone around you, including your professors are lifting you up and get you prepared to meet the challenge.

  • 06/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many officers and safety patrolmen on campus, and if you need help there is always someone around that is willing to help you out.

    Greek Life

    Not too much of a Greek life here.

    Clubs and Activities

    baseball, basketball, softball, soccer, hockey, football, Ultimate Frisbee, tennis, ping pong, hip hop, tall club, short club, video game club.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a college that is clean, fun, challenging, and high ranked in overall education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We usually say a prayer before all of our sporting events. We hold church on the campus, and we light the giant Y on the mountain for those students that are graduating.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are looking for a great college experience that is clean and fun, this is the place you want to go.

    What to do for fun

    There is hiking and biking, fishing, intramural activities, all college sporting events, indoor trampoline, golf, and on.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of fast food restaurants all around. Nice restaurants are a little ways away, but if you have a car, you are just fine. There is some good places to eat on campus, but they could have more choices.

    Dorm Life

    I live in some apartments that are off-campus and I love it. There are always things that are going on spontaneously. The group of people that live here are very social and love to have fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard and will challenge you. The tests are the hardest part though. You can get by without trying to hard on the assignments and the projects, but if you don't do the assignments well, it is going to be very hard on the tests.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the scholarships early and then work hard to get good grades. There are many different intramural activities, so get involved and join the fun.

    In three sentences

    It is a challenging schooling experience. There are many different cultures that are apart of the campus and many different languages being spoken. There are always activities going on somewhere.

  • 06/18/2013

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

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    Greek Life

    I don't know much about greek clubs or associations...

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is subsidized by the LDS Church. It is one of the best educations for your money.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't have much experience in the dorms, I married quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a nationally ranked school. There isn't anything easy about it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do a campus visit! you will love it

    In three sentences

    Nationally Accredited, Top Business School, Family Friendly, Great atmosphere

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    My ward started a Walk-Safe program where anyone without a car who would be walking after dark could call someone to get a ride or walking/buddy. Just ask around and you can get there safely. DO NOT WALK ALONE!

    Great for these types of students

    Happy and open-minded people!

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty activities you can do within walking/biking distance, but obviously, a more with a car. Pizza Pie Cafe, Hike the Y, activities at the Wilk, HFAC performances, and all the other Mormon-y things that people make up to do for fun ;)

    Food and Dining

    I love Freschetta and Jamba Juice, it's my guilty pleasures. It's a bit expensive int he Cougareat, you just have to manage your money wisely. Also, check out Pizza Pie Cafe on University Parkway--Tues nights, $6 all you can eat pizza and kareoke. One of the best nights I've had at college!

    Dorm Life

    Just because my experience with my roommates and FHE family was AMAZING, doesn't mean everyone's will be. I got extremely lucky, going in without knowing anyone. But remember, other rooms have trouble and you don't have to be best friends with your roommies, there are plenty of people in the building/complex.

    Academic Rigor

    This is the hardest school work I have ever done. I doesn't matter if you were 4.0, president of your class because most people you meet are as well. What matters is how focused you are and TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SCHOOL RESOURCES! (ie: labs, library, writing labs, TA's, and shops in the Wilk).

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to study. I know that sounds weird, but I didn't know how to study my first semester and my grades were not as good as they could have been. Find what works for you and the library, believe it or not, is a big help.

    In three sentences

    There are so many nice people to meet from around the country and the world. Diversity lacks severely, but there are plenty of clubs to connect with people. I really love the atmosphere and the attitude of the students.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a really safe campus. The only part of campus to be extra cautious, are the stairs south of campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities to donate time to great causes.

    Great for these types of students

    There is a lot of resources available for the Laminite students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tuesdays BYU devotionals are great. They are held at the Marriott Center at 11:00 am every Tuesday.

    Bang for the buck

    Get used books. You get more bang for the buck. Also you get lots of notes that are useful from the last person who used the book

    What to do for fun

    I love going to the dances. They are always so much fun for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of food choices to choose from all over campus. The food is very good.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but I hear that people that do live in the dorms have a lot of fun!

    Academic Rigor

    There is lots of help for you. Just give it your all and take up on all the opportunities for help that there is here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open attitude. Be open to new people in your life. Be open to new experiences. Be open to the spirit of the school!

    In three sentences

    BYU is a religious school. BYU is very diversified school. BYU is a very fun school!

  • 06/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There is a school creamery and you can find anything over there.

    Dorm Life

    Very fun

    Academic Rigor

    One of the hardest schools for sure

    Tips for prospective students

    Go there! its awesome! Just make sure to not give up and keep on trying

    In three sentences

    Excellent school with a high standard known as the honor code is set. Great academic education and one of the most diverse university in the country

  • 06/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never had an issue with campus safety, and if someone is walking alone at night, there is a number to call that allows campus police to come and walk with you to your destination.

    Bang for the buck

    Both Creameries are located just off campus and supply you with the cheapest groceries around. With your BYU ID card, taxes aren't included with your purchases.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of fun things to do in Provo if you look. An arcade is near campus along with karaoke and unlimited pizza, lots of hiking trails, nearby hot springs, and a dollar theater. Not to mention a bowling alley, pool tables, and a restaurant on campus with live music. These are only a few of the places where you can spend time with friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are awesome places around campus to eat. The Cougar-Eat, The Creamery, The Wilkinson Center, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I would argue that BYU has the most friendly campus in The United States. Making lifelong friends here is super easy. I met my three best friends here!

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be challenging, but it just makes them that much more rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to learn, and meet lots of friendly people.

    In three sentences

    There is so much diversity among students, making it easy to make new and interesting friends from all over the world. The professors are amazing and very personable. Campus is beautiful and the testing center is awesome come finals!

  • 06/04/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Study... JK! There are a lot to do for fun!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be clean, be divine!

    In three sentences

    I love this school with its honor code!

  • 06/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a big concern at Brigham Young University. A safe walk program is instituted where women can be escorted home by men they know if they are on campus late. there are many call boxes around campus where someone can call the campus police in an emergency. Safety is important.

    Greek Life

    I'm not aware of any Greek life at Brigham Young University. Fraternities and Sororities aren't very big here like it is at other schools.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities to participate in. I had the opportunity to serve as president of a club. It is a great way to learn more about your field or to build leadership experience. There are tons cheap and even free activities throughout the year that are hits with students as they make their way through school.

    Great for these types of students

    Brigham Young University-Provo is a great place for students to be themselves and not feel persecuted. It is a great place for students to come and enjoy good clean fun and get an education at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On the South end of campus there is a duck pond and a newly built recycling river. Along the river there are many waterfalls and benches and tables. It is a beautiful place to sit and relax and do homework or just to take a walk.

    Bang for the buck

    I would have a hard time to believe that there is another school out there that offers the same quality of education as Brigham Young University-Provo and also offers cheaper tuition. It is possible to leave with a degree and no student debt without working yourself to the bone. What a great opportunity.

    What to do for fun

    Brigham Young University-Provo is built along the Wasatch Front. This creates many great outdoor activities year round. You can ski nearby in the winter and hike and camp in the summer. There are dances and socials year round. Sporting events are always popular. There are wonderful things to do all year long.

    Food and Dining

    Food is great on campus. You can find everything from fine dining to fast food. There are many cafes around campus as well. Try them all. Each one has its own specialty and will leave you wanting more.

    Dorm Life

    When sharing a bathroom and dining hall with tons of other people, it is easy to make friends and have a social life. I would recommend living in the dorms the first year of school to meet people and build friendships. Today, I am still friends with many of these people I met in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    At any university academia can be as rigorous as you want it to be. Challenge yourself to learn and don't settle for a grade but for understanding. You will take that learning with you for the rest of your life.

    Tips for prospective students

    To be successful, create a plan to study and make good use of your time. If you do this, you can avoid stress and create opportunities to enjoy the activities provided on campus and other campus life. This will make your time here more enjoyable.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Provo is a good, clean and wholesome university. It provides meaningful academic opportunities, as well as, many cultural experiences as it brings students in from all over the world. Its purpose is to educate students so that they can then go out and serve the world and make it a better place.

  • 05/22/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    The feeling here at this school is outstanding. Everyone on campus that I have met is incredibly kind and helpful. I can't wait to attend for summer semester 2013!

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Brigham Young is great for students who like to follow rules and get rewarded for doing so. When you excel academically, you will receive the grades you deserve and get into renowned grad schools around the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brigham Young University is home to the largest icon on a mountain. The Y as we call it can be hiked and seen for miles around the valley. Every year on homecoming, thousands of people come from campus and all over to hike the Y. They also bring lights to put around it to which the mountain stays lit throughout the entire week.

    What to do for fun

    At Brigham Young University, there are numerous activities. We have two comedy groups that preform once a month as well as church activities that allow large groups of people to attend. In the Summer, we also provide the largest water balloon fight in the world, so that is definitely something to look forward to.

    Food and Dining

    Brigham Young University has the busiest Subway in the United States which isn't surprising when there are 30,000 undergrad students. The food and dining is great, fast and easy all while providing the students with a variety of options from Subway to Jamba Juice.

    Dorm Life

    Brigham Young University is currently reconstructing their dorms which are turning out to be quite spacious and a wonderful place to live. Living in the dorm was fun for me. It gave me the opportunity to meet new people and involve myself in activities that I wouldn't have otherwise had the chance to.

    Academic Rigor

    Brigham Young University is one of the top rated university's in the nation. Their accounting program is currently ranked number one and their business program in also ranked in the top five. With teachers and professors that strive for perfection and excellence, students are pushed to do their best and to receive the best grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, I would keep in touch with your professors and teaching assistants. They will be your lifelines in your classes and eventually, if you have good relationships with your professors, they will be able to give you academic recommendations for graduate schools. Also, get to know your roommates and have a little bit of fun. College is all about being independent and learning to live on your own. Learn to balance work and play by going to the library but also know that there is time and a place to go and get that ice cream cone with your best friend.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a place striving for excellence where student alike are striving for the best possible education which our campus allows for. With our standards and values, teachers and students can integrate church and state topics and discuss them on levels not allowed at others schools. Overall, Brigham Young University is a great place to receive a well-rounded education and a place to have fun.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    For those who are looking for a clean environment to progress and achieve goals.

  • 05/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU campus is extremely safe. The campus is always well lit and there aren't any isolated buildings or vacant lots that need crossing. Also, University Police will provide you with a police escort for your walk if you call one.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or frat houses here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for basically anything you could imagine. If you like it, there is a club for that, or you can create one. There are always social events going on, too, if clubs aren't your thing.

    Great for these types of students

    All types of students flourish at BYU. We have a decent athletic team, an excellent arts department (including dramatic, musical, and visual arts), a fantastic science department as well as any other major or interest you have. There are clubs for nearly everything and everyone who attends finds some sort of niche that they fit into.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The duck pond is the traditional make-out or NCMO (Non-Committal Make-Out) zone on campus. The ducks obviously add the perfect ambiance.

    Bang for the buck

    You will not find a better education for cheaper than or even equal to BYU's tuition cost. BYU is well known for it's academic success and rigor and is by far the best deal you will ever find for quality education.

    What to do for fun

    There are endless things to do for fun. Hiking the Y is always a crowd pleaser, but there are plenty of other social events to go to. BYU usually hosts some sort of event every weekend. The arts department always has some sort of show. There is also a few comedy groups that preform on a regular basis.

    Food and Dining

    I haven't ever eaten at the Cannon Center, but the Cougar eat has some really good food. My only complaint is that some of the food can be kind of expensive, but it's good quality, so well worth it.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is awesome. Living so close to so many good people is fantastic. All of your best friends live just a few doors down and there is ALWAYS something happening in the dorms. Get to know people, and you will never have a dull moment.

    Academic Rigor

    School is tough, and BYU really pushes the academics. Although classes can be hard to juggle and can be rough, BYU provides plenty of resources to help you pass your classes. BYU is not like high school; here your grades really reflect your effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip for new students is to form study groups and reach out to your professors, your professors are there to help you learn and understand the material. They are more than welcome to meet with you during office hours and discuss questions you have. Study groups and T.A.'s are your next biggest ally. T.A.'s can help you understand concepts discussed in class and are less intimidating than professors while study groups help you exercise your knowledge and help teach others.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is an amazing school with an amazing atmosphere of learning, both temporally and spiritually. The people, both students and professors are kind and really embrace new students into the community. The curriculum is also fantastic at BYU, it is challenging yet achievable.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    nothing bad happens

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs

    Great for these types of students

    Students that are LDS or want to learn more about the LDS church

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we go to church in the buildings on campus every sunday.

    Bang for the buck

    It is 2,000 a semester. the cheapest anywhere.

    What to do for fun

    Movies, rock climb, snowboard, hike, date, eat.

    Food and Dining

    i love the food!

    Dorm Life

    all my friends i et in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    It is very challenging and i have learned a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember to use the campus resources. especially in the library.

    In three sentences

    It is a school filled with the spirit/ You never have to worry about religion or the commandments. I love it here.

  • 05/12/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    It is very safe here. There are always people monitoring the area and it is in a very safe neighborhood.

    Great for these types of students

    People who have come ready to work hard.

    What to do for fun

    They have bowling and ice cream shops right on campus as well as several places to play sports.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of opportunities for certain dorms. But in others you have to pay extra if you want to eat in different places on some nights.

    Dorm Life

    It is difficult to get into some of the nicer dorms. But all the dorms are no smaller than what is usual for the size of the school and they are well kept up. Most of the students there are very nice too.

    Academic Rigor

    College is never easy. But here you can feel confident you are getting your moneys' worth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to have a lot of homework. But also remember to attend all of the activities and you will have a lot of fun. Don't give up, there are a lot of students and teachers that will be willing to help you.

    In three sentences

    It has excellent conditions with nice students. It is large but there are a lot of opportunities for majors. Also the campus is well kept up.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge variety of clubs and they are so fun.

    Bang for the buck

    PHENOMENAL deal. It's a steal, really.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of activities on campus, not to mention the local scene has plenty to do.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of options around campus-- a variety of food and lots of locations. You're bound to find something in budget and close by no matter where you are on campus.

    Dorm Life

    SO social! You meet so many new people and can have a potentially fabulous experience if you make the effort to be involved.

    Academic Rigor

    The standard of excellence is set VERY high at this university. The courses are challenging but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make a plan for your major/minor and after college experiences and arrange your classes accordingly or you'll be stuck! Dedicate yourself to studying and become self-motivated. Find balance in all things.

    In three sentences

    It's an amazing school filled with wonderful opportunities for a diverse range of students! The classes and professors are amazing, the campus is beautiful, and the atmosphere is encouraging and positive. I've enjoyed every bit of my time here.

  • 05/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You ought to be careful wherever you go, but BYU is a relatively safe campus, due in large part to its honor code, which prohibits drinking, drugs, and other things harmful to you and others around you.

    Greek Life

    BYU doesn't do Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU has many clubs to fit all sorts of interests, as well as a number of university-sponsored activities available to the whole student body.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU doesn't really have bad programs, but it is especially good for students of business, law, music, and religion.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU has a carillon tower which, when played, can be heard across campus. The carillon students play lovely music, from Broadway tunes to hymns to Disney melodies.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU offers a serious education and a great environment for a tremendous value.

    What to do for fun

    The university itself offers a lot to do, from sponsored student activities to service opportunities to lectures and recitals. The Wilkinson Student Center holds ping-pong tournaments, dollar movies, and a bowling alley, among other things. Downtown Provo has hot spots where you can hear up-and-coming bands or perform with your own. Provo Canyon is nearby, as are Utah Lake and Seven Peaks waterpark. There are many, many sports teams at BYU whose games you can attend, and there are bowling alleys, arcades, and two shopping malls nearby.

    Food and Dining

    Meal plans are available in all dorms. If you don't want to cook for yourself, there are complexes without kitchens and with easy cafeteria access. If you do want to cook for yourself, there are complexes with kitchens, too.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are generally used by Freshmen, although upperclassmen are also welcome. Dorm life at BYU exposes you to many bright and talented peers from diverse backgrounds. Dorm life at BYU can offer lots and lots of fun (the kind you won't regret later) and also respect for the work students put into their academics.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU may not have quite the reputation that schools like Harvard and Stanford do, but courses are serious and rigorous. There is a noticeable difference in expectations from the professors as compared to high school teachers (even in AP courses). However, this standard pays off: you do top-rate work, and you'll get a top-rate education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. BYU is not an easy school, but it has top-rate professors. You can get a fine education at BYU, but, just like anywhere else, you're going to have to work for it. BYU offers an enriching environment - there are forums and lectures and recitals from professional and well-known names in many different disciplines, from music to English to business to astronomy. There is a wealth of opportunity in the talented student body, too.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a safe and wholesome environment. BYU is a rigorous, competitive university. BYU is generally taken very seriously by grad schools and employers.

  • 05/03/2013

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

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    In three sentences

    I can't wait to attend! Everything I've heard has been positive. The alumni I know are established, successful people.

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Aside from the occasional minor theft (like an unattended bike being stolen) or vandalism, BYU is quite safe. Be smart, just like anywhere, but the odds of getting mugged, robbed, or having you place broken into are very low.

    Greek Life

    None. There are no frats or sororities at BYU.

    Clubs and Activities

    Can't say much here, I never joined any clubs. There are tons of clubs though; basically if you have a hobby, there's likely a club for it.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are going to college to work hard but want to have a clean, friendly, safe environment, BYU will do well for you. Students do have time for play, but school is the priority here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a large concrete Y on the mountain facing the school, and it is lined with lights during the beginning of Fall semester, and after graduation. the hike to the Y is a standard tradition for the students to do at least once before graduation.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is one of the cheapest private schools you'll find, and the education is top notch. The business program is world-renowned, and the research labs on campus are always doing exiting things. I worked in a neuroscience research lab for two of my years there, and loved it.

    What to do for fun

    BYU is right up next to the mountains, and there are tons of hiking and biking trials, skiing and climbing locations to explore in just a few minutes drive from campus. While I'm not into it, there are a few music venues for new/up-and-coming bands in town that lot's of my friends like. The Sundance Film Festival is held only about a half hour away at Sundance every year, and that's always a big event.

    Food and Dining

    There are tons of little restaurants around town for you to explore from the traditional to exotic to just quirky (there's a place that sells only specialty waffles, for example). Be sure to try a hot dog from J-Dawg's before leaving or you'll have missed out.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshman year, and it was a lot of fun, but very pricey. The new dorms are bigger and nicer, so I can't say much about how they are now.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes will challenge you, but if you come to school to learn, you will not be disappointed. The faculty are very nice and encouraging, and will offer help to anyone who comes to them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get used to doing the readings before lecture, and don't skip class. Time management will allow you to succeed AND have fun.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a very friendly environment, and fits students who put their education before socializing, since the classes are hard, and admissions are competitive. The student body still likes to have good, clean fun, but there're few breaks in the semester, so it can be a long haul. In short, it's a school first, but still offers lots of great people to interact with and/or date.

  • 05/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There a club for everything, and when there isn't one... It is very easy to create your own! You know the phrase, There's an app for that? Well here, There's a club for that.

    Great for these types of students

    Conservative to liberal, very social or very introverted, business-minded, wants an amazing dating life, interested in being involved in several ways in college.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of my favorite traditions is Lighting the Y. Every homecoming we all hike to our white painted Y on the side of the mountain and light lanterns on it. The Y stays lit for the whole week of homecoming.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition and cost of living here is A-MAZING! Nothing can beat the prices here for such a great experience. No other place can compare.

    What to do for fun

    Rooftop concerts, hiking, boating, tubing, swimming, hot tubbing, dollar movie, great delicious and affordable options for eating out, sporting events, ice skating/hockey, raving dance parties, and a variety of exciting activities happen every single day. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the Cougar Eat is very yummy. There is a ton of variety at decent prices. The BYU Creamery is famous for its delectable ice cream. Be sure to hit it up!

    Dorm Life

    SO MUCH FUN! If you let yourself explore the social atmosphere, you will have a blast. Everyone is so willing to make friends with one another, without creating cliques or other exclusive groups. So many different activities and social events going on at different dorms all of the time, which makes for some great mingling!

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor is pretty high, however it is completely bearable thanks to the incredible teaching styles of the professors here. They are very willing to work with you and help you to achieve all of your goals.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring more winter clothing than you think you might need! The winters are cold and LONG; the summers ar HOT and short... There won't be a spring or fall while you're here. Mother Nature seems to forgot to lend this town those season. -Be prepared to work hard in your classes, but don't be afraid to have fun. There is so much to do in Provo, so easy to make new friends and join exciting social circles. Come with an open mind and heart and everything will fall in its place.

    In three sentences

    The place to be for anyone who is looking for a wholesome and enriching learning environment. Very safe, very secure, and very dependable. Classes are incredibly enlightening, in more than just the academic way, and the professors become some of your greatest friends.

  • 04/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    5 star... 'nuff said

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Join one or create your own!

    Great for these types of students

    EVERYONE who can live in a respectful environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hike the Y. Eat a mint brownie. Go to dances. ATTEND DEVOTIONAL! Sit in the comfy seats on the bottom.

    Bang for the buck

    So cheap!

    What to do for fun

    Always something happening. Get out and get involved.

    Food and Dining

    Self-sufficient and delicious!

    Dorm Life

    The honor code and other guidelines are the best! I love Wyview!!!

    Academic Rigor

    Do your work and you'll be fine. The assignments are for your benefit. Complete them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become well rounded. Apply even if you don't have the highest grades. You'll get in if this is where you need to be. The assignments are for your benefit. Complete them. Take scripture classes seriously.

    In three sentences

    BYU is the best university. Its open and supportive environment really makes me feel at home. I love being here!

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Great and inexpensive.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know i have never actually lived in the dorms but i hear that the dorm life is way fun and that there are tons of opportunities to make friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here at BYU are not definitely not easy. It is nationally recognized for some of the top programs in the nation.

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    not much late

    Tips for prospective students

    Lots of prepy kids

    In three sentences

    Very mormon

  • 04/19/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Great education for an affordable price!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard but have fun and enjoy the unique experience.

    In three sentences

    BYU has a great academic tradition. The professors and staff really care and want you to succeed. The atmosphere is great.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    People who want to do something with their life.

    What to do for fun

    Outdoors

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to study well in high school.

    In three sentences

    Opportunity and growth. Careful speech and culture. Integrity and service.

  • 04/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There have only been a few reported cases of serious crimes committed here, but that still means there are crazy people out there.

    Greek Life

    None (fraternities were banned a few years ago)

    Clubs and Activities

    Every Tuesday night they have clubs in the Wilkinson Student Center. There is an open-mic club, ping pong club, dancing clubs, and even a medieval club (if you're into that).

    Great for these types of students

    Family-oriented, ambitious, and thrifty people love BYU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year when BYU plays the University of Utah some students will Saran-wrap the family statue in the middle of campus.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is the cheapest private university you will find. It is definitely worth it for the money.

    What to do for fun

    At BYU you have to kind of create your own fun. People are always being creative here, though, so something will always come up. There are never-ending sporting events, movie theaters, and many great places to eat and hang out just outside of campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few good options like Brick Oven Pizza, but the best low-end options are Subway and Taco Bell, found in the student center. There is a cafeteria and food plan as well, for those students willing to pay for it.

    Dorm Life

    I wouldn't know, because I lived off-campus my first year. That was great, though.

    Academic Rigor

    The American Heritage class is a doozie.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with a few favorite extracurricular activities while in high school and do things that show leadership. Also, get involved with seminary. These things paired up with a decent ACT score (I got a 26) will definitely get you into BYU.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great place to meet like-minded people who want to have a positive impact on the world. The professors are kind and understanding, and really have a grasp on their individual subjects. The most difficult aspect of BYU is their Honor Code.

  • 04/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Head outside! The canyon is a great place to spend time and get away from campus for a while.

    Food and Dining

    The grocery stores are close and are a good way to save money. Plenty of other options in Provo depending on your taste and budget.

    Dorm Life

    Very impressive organization and standards. It helps having Church functions together. Friends are quickly made.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are challenging but most of your experience depends on your personal effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a mentor early on. Professors are very down to earth and willing to help you if you are willing to work hard.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great place to earn a quality education. The spiritual environment facilitates learning in a way that just isn't possible anywhere else. It is wonderful being surrounded by people who believe in the same values as you.

  • 04/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There isn't any Greek life at all on BYUs campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Especially for students who want a religious and rigorous experience.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is very reasonably priced. Housing can be found for very cheap, and if you are LDS tuition is very, very cheap.

    What to do for fun

    1 - School sporting events, sports passes are cheap 2 - Many on campus events and dances 3 - Dates, lots and lots of dates

    Food and Dining

    There are numerous fast food restaurants around campus as well as small mom and pop dinners where you can get an amazing meal for cheap. Many of the restaurants also serve ethnic foods due to a large population of students who have travelled abroad on Church service missions.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a lot of hanging out with people. There are restrictions on entering the bedrooms of the opposite genders. However, you can still go to their apartments and hang out. People are always friendly and willing to play sports of games.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU has some very difficult academic programs to get into - the business school for example. In nearly every program you will find hard classes that will push you to study and learn outside of class. For the most part professors and departments are helpful. Chemistry is one notable exception having a mandated GPA for all of their classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    1 - Read and understand the honor code before attending 2 - Understand that the dating scene is different from most universities 3 - Dress for the cold winters :)

    In three sentences

    BYU is a rigorous academic institution with very reasonable tuition. It also a very religious institution. Finally, BYU is a place full of nice people and understanding professors.

  • 04/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great. Campus police take care of the campus which keeps us safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities are available for everyone's taste.

    Great for these types of students

    Students willing to work hard and put in the time to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a devotional every Tuesday which is a good break from class.

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for the price you actually pay.

    What to do for fun

    There is lots of activities happening all the time as well as sporting events. Always lots to do and see.

    Food and Dining

    Great selection on campus, and lots of off campus food options within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms, but my friends love it.

    Academic Rigor

    It is hard but very beneficial.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to spend time studying. The professors expect us to put in the time in order to get good grades. They don't give good grades freely.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school with excellent students and professors. They teach to those who want to learn and help all they can. They also include gospel teaching into the subjects they teach.

  • 04/07/2013

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    Campus Safety

    I trust the BUY campus. I know its safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love getting involved with social activities and clubs. It allows me and everyone else to share our talents and get to know each other.

    What to do for fun

    I like to party and go out with friends. I tell jokes and make exaggerate funny random stories. I even play sports for fun or make up fun games to play with anyone. I know BYU has all of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It doesnt really matter what type of person you are. Everyone is unique in their own way.

    In three sentences

    The school has what I need. There's alot out there for me to join in and i look forward to participate in any activity as seemeth me good.

  • 04/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty safe. Use your head, and you'll be fine. Not, and you'll end up in trouble probably.

    Clubs and Activities

    Never went to clubs really - not my thing. But there were many activities ranging from dances to social gatherings. I knew kids who went to clubbing every night, and some who only went once a week or month. There's variety here.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who maintain Judo-Christian values, are willing to work hard, but also want to have some fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a nearby Hindu temple which holds a yearly Festival of Colors, a weekly spiritual devotional on Tuesdays (which all classes are shut down during), and it's closed on Sundays for church services. Also, a fireworks show called The stadium of Fire (hosted by someone else I think) every 4th of July.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is cheap for such a worthwhile education. It was cheaper to pay out-of-state here and room and board than just tuition in my home state, with a scholarship. I wondered what the other collage was going to use my money for.

    What to do for fun

    There's bowling, clubs, dances, social activities clubs, stores, dining, parks, and a beautiful campus to name a few. Also various sporting activities that you can go to weekly, if that's what you do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are several good restaurants nearby, and the food selection on-campus is pretty good. You won't run out of places to take your date or yourself.

    Dorm Life

    Sometimes immature jerks, but they'll be had less here than some places, I believe. I met a lot of really nice people there in the dorms. Really good friends with many.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a serious school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a rigorous study with people who have morals (which I like). There is an honor code and a dress code, so if you are willing to follow them (not that hard, trust me), and be with others who follow them too, it's a great place to be. Also, be ready to have fun, as there are lots of things to do on-campus and nearby.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Provo is an collage where technologically-advanced study meets a society where Judo-Christian values are still maintained. The students and faculty here are wonderfully nice, with many if not all ethnicities fairly represented among them. And when you need help with your homework (Recommended), there are study helps and labs available.

  • 03/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is a safe campus. I don't mind walking back from the library at midnight (when it closes). If there is a feeling of insecurity, the campus police office is located on campus and the number is easy to remember. Campus police are not only for emergencies, but can provide someone to walk you home.

    Greek Life

    BYU is not affiliated with an sororities or fraternities except for the prestigious Phi Kappa Phi fraternity. This is a prestigious group only the top of the junior and senior class or excelling professors get invited into.

    Clubs and Activities

    Here i s a list of all the clubs on campus: http://clubs.byu.edu/search/index. Every Tuesday night is club night and the Wilk buzzes with the variety of activities. I love Y-Serve and participate in many of its activities. BYU also has many events planned from a BYU's Got Talent showcase to college speakers to an a capella jam session.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are actively pursuing their goals will only find success here. Those who are unsure of their goals will also profit from the exceptional counselors found here. Also, those who are willing and happy to comply to an Honor Code are going to be content.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU sports games are so fun! I love their chants, especially Whoosh, Cecil! at basketball games.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is not an expensive school. Even for non-LDS, tuition is minimal, comparatively speaking. Despite this, this university offers so much to its students. Its facilities, faculty and resources are state-of-the-art.

    What to do for fun

    The Wilk has a bowling, a night hang out called The Wall, billards, and some movies in the Varsity Theatre. BYU has a variety of events that go on throughout the year. Many museums are close and many food places are within walking distance from campus. A movie theater is a 5 minute drive away, and University Mall a 10 minute drive.

    Food and Dining

    The Cougar Eat offers a variety of fast meals, I love that Taco Bell stays open until 10 o' clock. The Cannon in Helaman Halls is probably one of the best buffets you can get in any college, the entrees change daily and they sometimes offer specialized week menus. Other places on campus are the Moa Cafe, Legends Grille, Pendulum Cafe, Creamery on 9th, Blue Market & Deli; which are all very delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I live in old Heritage, and I love it. It's rundown, but only because it's been up since the early 1900s. New Heritage is pristine, the kitchen is absolutely wonderful. Helaman Halls, while tiny, is suitable for its lack of kitchen and community bathroom. Wyview Park is far from campus, a twenty minute walk or so, but the buildings are much nicer than the others. I've found that roommates, more often than not, are terrific and you become so close to them. Other people in your hall are friendly and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    All the professors are excellent. They know their subject and they are teaching in a manner that educates their students. While some classes are extremely rigorous, there are others that are just a breeze. All in all, it really depends on who your professor is.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is not a party school. There are students who go off and do things not in compliance with the Honor Code, but ultimately, many, many students adhere to its stipulations. It is a great environment, especially for LDS students, because it puts such a strong emphasis on education and personal growth. Be prepared and willing to follow the Honor Code because only good can come from it.

    In three sentences

    BYU has offered the best environment possible for me. I love this school, I love my professors, I love the Honor Code. I have grown so much in just two semesters of being here.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    None

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students who want to be around good and uplifting people. The Honor Code at BYU that the student's live includes dressing modestly, refraining from drugs, alcohol, and premarital sex. Those students whose lives are in accordance with those rules, and/or wish to be in a rich and positive environment would blossom here at BYU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Y Mountain is a mountain east of campus with a huge Y on it. It is one of the largest university symbols in the country. Everyone hikes the Y at least once while at BYU and every fall during Homecoming, it's lit and bright for all of Provo to see. Cosmo the Cougar is BYU's beloved mascot and is sure to be at every sporting event and other BYU sponsored activities. During basketball games, with every made free-throw shot, the BYU student section (which always is so amazing) shouts, Whoosh, Cecil in honor of the University's President, Cecil O. Samuelson.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do for fun! Located near lakes and mountains there are never a shortage of things to do outside: hiking, camping, skiing/snowboarding. Sports and athletics fill the weekends and the BYU music and arts programs always have wonderfully amazing concerts and shows all the time. As a college town, Provo has tons of awesome places toe eat, hang out, and just have fun!

    Food and Dining

    BYU has a large variety of food and dining. The Cougar Eat in the student center has many restaurants and plenty of seating. Other places on campus provide a variety of food and options. The dorm cafeteria has many options and you are always sure to find something delicious to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms. They are fun and close to campus. Because you are close to campus, it allows you to adjust more and have more access to the many activities and goings-on that take place at BYU. You are sure to make life-long friends as you begins your college careers together.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU has many very good programs and there is a wide variety of majors that you are sure to find the one you want! Classes are challenging but doable if work and time are put in. I take pride in the fact that BYU is one of the best Universities in the country!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be putt-off by the size of campus. Everyone here is always willing to answer questions and help you out. Professors and TA's are very friendly and engaging and are very willing to help you as you progress in school. Just have fun and enjoy the beautiful place that BYU is!

    In three sentences

    BYU is a university with great school spirit and pride. It is a fantastic, fun, and positive environment that will allow you to grow not only academically but as a person. I love the unity and inclusion you feel as you walk around campus and as you participate in everything there is here.

  • 03/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We got our own cops and our own police cars!!

    Greek Life

    AWESOME

    Clubs and Activities

    They have everything you can think of

    Great for these types of students

    Nice Social LDS Smart Cute

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Tunnel singing Inspirational devotionals every week

    Bang for the buck

    Seriously people have so many misconceptions of BYU and think that it is boring and what not but I had so much fun. Anybody would love it.

    What to do for fun

    Football, soccer, basketball games!!! Dancing, the festival of colors!!! the color me run!!! largest water balloon fights in the world, byu is awesome!!

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot of options for food and meal plans and taco bell and pizza and there are a bunch of cheap and decent restaurants as well.

    Dorm Life

    I had the best time in the dorms, its the best way to meet everyone and know people before your sophomore year. I would recommend to go there for summer semester if you can before freshman year, way fun.

    Academic Rigor

    Hard, lots of studying. Keep up, do not think youve come here just to have fun, although yes it is way way way fun!! People come up with the craziest most random ways to have fun since we dont drink/smoke, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you want to go there study a lot!! it is not that easy to get in and it definitely takes work. Grades are not the only thing they look at but it is a portion.

    In three sentences

    Its a wholesome good environment with really friendly people. It is clean and people really apply themselves.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. There are points with little blue boxes to call BYU EMS in an emergency as well as the emergency link that students can text, or call in case of an emergency. BYU tests their emergency response and notification system rather religiously to make sure it really is functioning as it should.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of activities and various clubs to get involved in. Just in music performing groups alone there are about 10 different large ensemble audition only groups. There are many other clubs as well.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students who want to have a school that will challenge them as well as not have to be surrounded by drugs, alcohol, sex, and various other distractions. BYU is just a wholesome environment perfect for true learning.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition that I know about that many of the students love is the true blue football. I'm pretty sure that's the actual name of it. Anyway, during the first few weeks of school there are a bunch of activities to bring in the new students and welcome back to school. One of the evenings there is a big waterslide that students go to and it's covered in blue foam. Be prepared for your clothing to end up dyed by it though.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is one of the cheapest universities in Utah as well as in the nation. You are able to get a stellar education at a fraction of the cost of many other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do on and off campus. The recreation buildings have tons of various areas for exercise if that is what you're interested in. BYU is located within 5-10 minutes of two major malls. BYU is also about 5-10 minutes away from Seven Peaks which has a water park during the summer, and an indoor ice rink year round. There is also the new Provo Beach Resort about 5 minutes from campus as well. There are various intramural and intermural sports that go on year round that students can get involved in as well as various clubs and many performing arts groups and concerts almost every day of the week.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. The CougarEat has a lot of options like Taco Bell, Subway, etc. Around campus there are other places to eat like Provo's famous Brick Oven and J Dawgs. All of these places are great to eat. You can get a meal plan which is also very nice to have and students living on campus have access to dinning centers where they can get breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived on campus at all while being in school but in talking and spending time with friends in their various on and off campus housing it's pretty decent. The buildings are kept up very well and the new dorm buildings coming in are really nice. The new Freshmen housing is nicer than what it has been in even the last 2 years.

    Academic Rigor

    Overall BYU is a very high-end school that expects their students to do their best. It is not an easy A institution. The professors are incredible and all the ones I have had are very interested in helping their students succeed and become their best self.

    Tips for prospective students

    As you are considering attending BYU I encourage taking a campus tour. As a new student you want to feel pretty comfortable with how the campus has been built and where things are located. Another thing to expect at BYU is to be very busy. In High School I didn't have to work too hard to get A's but it is a different story at BYU. You have to work very hard at BYU to be able to get the grades you desire.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great school that holds its students at a high standard as well as has plenty of student activities going on. The biggest blessing that comes from attending this school is the focus on a clean educational environment free from drugs or other immoral distractions. The honor code at BYU makes it a perfect environment to truly learn and succeed.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is one of the safest places you could be. I have never been worried when there late at night, or even during the day. BYU really is the best.

    Bang for the buck

    Every penny I have spent on my education at BYU has been worth it. You will never regret coming here.

    What to do for fun

    BYU offers many activities for fun. They have movie nights, where you can see recent, appropriate movies for only $1, or you can go to the International Cinema for a foreign movie for free. There are many other activities such as sporting events, a game center, the library (for those who like quiet fun) and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    The dining options available are great. If you don't want to cook, you don't have to. They have so many options you will never get bored.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living in the dorms my freshman year. They are fun and it is easy to make friends and still do well in school.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at BYU are challenging, but with proper application, they are very rewarding. You will need to study every day, but it is so worth it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Always be yourself, and live up to the honor code established by BYU.

    In three sentences

    BYU has some of the best professors and classes available. The classes are challenging, but definitely worth the work. The environment at this University is very different from any other and promotes lifelong learning.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is probably one of the safest. Everyone shares the same beliefs and morals and has to abide by the Honor Code. There are police poles all over just in case you need help and campus police working 24/7.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs that you can join and so many activities happening on campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many countless activities that you can do for fun at BYU. You can hike up to the Y, go camping, fire pits up the canyon, sledding, snowboarding and skiing, game nights, intramural sports, the movie theater on campus as well as the bowling alley. There are always fun activities happening out in the quad during the day.

    Food and Dining

    The food is always great and is available when you need it to be.

    Dorm Life

    My freshmen year was the year that I met so many of my best friends. If I had not lived in the dorms I would not have met the people who have changed me and shaped me to who I am today. The rooms are great and the University takes care of you.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are hard but if you put in the right amount of time and effort you will be able to obtain a high GPA.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to always try your best and do not procrastinate. Be open to new things and changes. Do not expect to get good grades without studying and going to classes. Always remember that you are the person that can create a difference.

    In three sentences

    My university is a campus filled with life and motivation. Everyone here stands up for what they believe in and is continuously including everyone. This University is without a doubt the best place to be for an amazing education, to create long-lasting friendships, and to improve yourself dramatically all-around.

  • 03/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Just have to look for them - or start your own!

    Bang for the buck

    Subsidized tuition? Oh, yes!

    What to do for fun

    There are several activities from International Cinema nights to the Bean Museum, the Museum of Art, and the planetarium. There's cheap bowling in the Wilkinson Center.

    Food and Dining

    Also hard to answer as I don't eat there much.

    Dorm Life

    I actually can't answer this one as I live off-campus

    Academic Rigor

    Courses and teachers are oft-times tough. This is a good thing, and it's an incredible preparation for real life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early. If you don't get in, apply for another semester. When you make it, do absolutely everything you can to get and stay involved.

    In three sentences

    BYU is the best school on earth. It features a beautiful campus, fantastic educators, and a multitude of service and work opportunities. It is also a spiritually motivating place to be.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a lake near by that I highly recommend playing on during winter semester (January-February) when its frozen and covered with snow. You have to hike Y Mountain at least once as a student. Movies, rock climbing, bowling, parties, ice hockey at 7 Peaks.

    Food and Dining

    They are a nice selection.

    Dorm Life

    I had some great roommates and atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    You NEED to study! Even if you don't normally!

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to an academic advisor to map out your path to graduation! Get involved and branch out, its the best way to meet new people and friends.

    In three sentences

    I think BYU-Provo is an excellent college and am grateful to have been admitted here. You can tell that the teachers really care about your academic success and future career. It's a beautiful campus with great students.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    My major is the best major out there. I get the opportunity to work with students who are so willing to better your life and teach you life lessons.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do for fun it is hard to narrow it down!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to work hard, and have a great time.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University, is a all around fantastic school. I have been so blessed to be able to attend this great University, and earn my degree.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    no greek life

    Great for these types of students

    Extreme overachievers

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go take a nap in the library (@the individual desks).

    What to do for fun

    Take naps. If you have a job and go to school full time you should be exhausted.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study. Don't fall behind more than one class period. If you can study ahead. Over study and spend 2 hours daily in the library .

    In three sentences

    Very tough courses. Extremely intelligent professors. Most students were on top of their classes.

  • 03/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is so safe. No drinking, no sex, no immodesty. We have curfy when the opposite sex has to be out of your appartment. We all live in a circle of honor. We always abide by our honor code. I feel like this is one of the safest places in the world.

    Greek Life

    The library is amazing. 5 floors and a glass ceiling to get natural light for studying. Lots of opportunities to do projects with professors. Everyone here is smart.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is every kind of club imaginable here and students actually participate in them all!

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for the student that wants to be in a safe environment and around people that are making good decisions. It is great for the student that genuinely wants to learn and study while being in an uplifting environment.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We are a religious school of the LDS faith. We have a bell tower that plays hymns on the hour.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU has the best academics and social life. The students here are all just good people that work hard and really want to be learning.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on the weekends here. From sports games to concerts. All the performing groups here are awesome, and students get discounted admission. The sports are so fun to go to. We are also located near the mountains for lots of outdoor recreation activity.

    Food and Dining

    The creamery is awesome! The milk is so cheap here. There is lots of variety in the food court.

    Dorm Life

    I love living on campus. The best part about BYU is the honor code. It keeps everyone on the right track and safe. We party and have fun but in a different way than most colleges. We are the number 1 sober college in America!

    Academic Rigor

    It is very competitive here. Everyone came here is very smart and works hard. People are here to truly learn. Expect long hours of studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in high school and do well on the ACT. You will want to retake AP classes here because classes are a lot harder and more in depth than high school. Be involved at your school.

    In three sentences

    I give it the highest rating possible. The professors, enviroment, campus, students, and everything here is the greatest. We study in Temples of Learning.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Football games, country dancing, hiking the Y and other mountain trails.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get yourself involved! There are so many clubs and activities here.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful university not only in terms of academics but also in regards to the students who attend. The professors are generally helpful and other students are as well. It has one of most beautiful campuses I have ever seen.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police are always patrolling and they're really helpful and friendly.

    Greek Life

    There's no greek life at BYU.

    Bang for the buck

    The amount of tuition you pay for the quality of education you're getting cannot be beat!

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of local music venues which are really fun to go to. We're close to Park City and Salt Lake City, where you can go for shopping and to get away from Provo. There's also great local food places to hit up as well.

    Food and Dining

    The Cannon Center doesn't have the greatest food but they do provide a variety of options. The Cougar Eat has things like Taco Bell and Subway and they're not over priced, so that's where a majority of people eat. They even have Jamba Juice in the WILK!

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are the place to be during freshman year! They have different styles of housing to choose from and each are such fun locations. Don't miss out on the opportunity to meet students that are just like you and participate in all the fun activities the complexes plan.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here are quite difficult, including the religion classes. But if you find good professors through the BYU rating system, it makes it so much easier to handle. Just keep up on your work and you won't be overwhelmed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of every opportunity for you to get involved and get to know others, especially during freshman year. There are so many friendly people here, you'll find your place in no time.

    In three sentences

    BYU Provo is a really great school with lots of opportunities for leadership and undergraduate research. It definitely has a fun and clean atmosphere that promotes learning. You'll meet cool people and awesome professors if you come here!

  • 02/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe as long as you're smart and close to campus. Many wards have a safe walk program for walking home in the dark. If yours doesn't you can always get an escort from the BYU police. They are really nice guys

    Greek Life

    No huge sororities or phrat houses. Some of the housing off campus used to be sorority housing though

    Clubs and Activities

    One motto on campus is there's a club for that club night is Tuesday night and there is everything from swing dancing to ping pong to medieval club.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to receive a good education and are willing to put the work in to do well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True blue football, Hike and light the Y, Jdawgs, homecoming parade with free blue pancakes

    Bang for the buck

    Most of the money that runs is school is donated by members of the LDS church so tuition is actually only a small percentage of what your education actually costs.

    What to do for fun

    There are dances just about every weekend. Ice rink and waterpark are near by. There are lots of activities that go on, especially in the warmer months. Lots of hiking is also nearby.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Most of everything that is served on campus is made at the culinary support center on campus. I have personally visited it a few times and it's clean and sanitary. The food also tastes good.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, a little small but nothing you wouldn't already expect from a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    Everybody thinks their classes are hard but none of them are so hard that you feel like you have to give up. As long as you are staying focused on school, you will be challenged but okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with things that interest you. There are a lot of people and a lot of different personalities. Find something you're interested in and get involved asap. Get help if you need it. There are lots of people willing to help.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The environment is social and friendly. It's a really good education and the tuition is really cheap when you take everything into consideration.

  • 02/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Dedicated Campus Police

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    Bowling Dance of all types Exercise Outdoors activities, practically anything you could think of

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The BYU/Utah rivalry Lighting the Y

    Bang for the buck

    Best deal out there. Tuition is unbelieveably cheap, the school prints most of its own standard textbooks, and the WILK has good deals on lots of different activities

    What to do for fun

    Velour Music Lounge, Athletic events if that's your thing, You have to be willing to push people to go do stuff, though.

    Food and Dining

    Excellent, if not too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Only freshman live in the dorms, but its a decent place to start, unless you are exceptionally mature or want to find a spouse fast.

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough - teachers push. Be ready to manage your time and study effectively.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good relationship with your bishop, do lots of extracurriculars, be honest, and get the best grades you can.

    In three sentences

    Although it lacks somewhat in a blazing social scene and ethnic diversity, you couldn't ask for a more wholesome social scene or a more scholarly atmosphere. Students here are serious about being successful in all aspects of their lives.

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Geo-caching, dances, movies, tunnel-singing, Divine Comedy, athletic events...the list goes on and on.

    Food and Dining

    J-Dawgs and the Cougareat provide some great, cheap options for food.

    Dorm Life

    I actually haven't lived in the dorms, but I have heard it's great.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult, but not unbearable. Make you stretch.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live the Honor Code. If you don't want to live it, go somewhere else.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful college with a great, clean environment. Spiritually uplifting while academically fulfilling.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus. In case of emergency, there are little boxes where you can call the police, but these are never used. As a female, I feel very comfortable walking home across campus all by myself after 8 pm in the dark. Everyone is friendly and willing to lend a helping hand to those that need it.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs for any interests you may have. Chess, music, sports, service, or pre-med - you name it, BYU has it!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. There are lots of sports, clubs, student government/leadership positions, and excellent academics that cover anyone's interests.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a statue of a family - a girl holding both her mother and father's hands. Legend has it that if you hold the hand of the opposite gender, then you will find your spouse within a year and get married.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU's tuition is a very good (and low) price and because it is such an amazing university with so many amazing people, it is such a bargain! If you get a job for ~20 hours a week, you will be able to pay off tuition without having to get loans and going into debt.

    What to do for fun

    During the winter, it snows. What more can I say?! Even if you have never done any snow sports, there is so much you can do! Ice skating, sledding, skiing, and snowboarding are all great activities and very fun. If you aren't a snow person, there are many movie theaters close by. BYU has a bowling ally and many interesting service-oriented activities that are a blast, especially if you do them with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good. Once you get over the prices of the Cannon Center, you can enjoy such a big variety of foods. There are also many places to eat all over campus, which is very convenient for a quick snack or lunch in between classes.

    Dorm Life

    What a blast! I didn't live with any of my friends but I instantly befriended my roommates. We have so much in common and have very similar goals. Big group dates and dances are also a blast to go to together.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are doable, as long as you make sure you stay on top of things. Do all of the reading, form study groups, and really study (I find that the library is an excellent place to do this). If you do all this, your grades will fall into place and you won't need to worry about succeeding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honestly, as long as you treat college like a full time job and actually study, you can achieve greatness. While it may be tempting to stay up late talking to friends or watching movies, save these types of activities for the weekends when you don't need to worry about school the next day. Additionally, don't sign up for early classes if you know you won't wake up in time. I made this mistake my first semester of college and accidentally slept through a few lectures, which definitely impacted my grade! Overall, don't stress it. Just take care of one week at a time and don't put big assignments off until the night before it is due. Good luck out there!

    In three sentences

    Oh my goodness, where to even begin - the atmosphere is amazing, the people are friendly, and everyone is extremely happy! The professors are well educated and excellent at explaining new concepts and make learning enjoyable. There is even a bell tower; not many universities can claim a bell tower that plays music at least once an hour!

  • 02/05/2013

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

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    Food and Dining

    Many delicious options!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are kind of small, but they are still fairly nice for freshmen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research! Make sure you're willing to live by the standards the college requires and are willing to work hard to achieve success!

    In three sentences

    BYU is a forward-moving college that expects the best from its students. It is located in a beautiful area, and it accepts only the best students. The honor code is what really sets this college apart from other schools.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are aways campus police offers around campus and various emergency call posts if someone was in trouble and needed help.

    Greek Life

    BYU does not participate in Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an unbelievable option when it comes to clubs and activities. There is literally always something going on every day and there is a club for any interest or anything one might want to get involved with.

    Great for these types of students

    People who have high moral standards and way of living. People who enjoy meeting others and attending sporting events. Religious students. Or those students who are unsure of their major because BYU offers so many choices.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Tuesdays at 11 am the entire campus shuts down for a devotional at the Marriott Center which thousands of students attend. So if you want time to study on campus or go to the bookstore, it's not gonna happen from 11 am to 12pm on tuesday afternoons

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is one of the most inexpensive private university's in the nation. The education you get at BYU is fantastic and you hardly pay anything for it!

    What to do for fun

    The social scene at BYU is great. There is always something going on on campus if you don't have a party to go to or friends to hang out with. There are also a lot of fun things to do in provo and a lot of places to shop and eat.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty good compared to what you get at most dining halls on a university campus. Meals are good, but at the dining halls the same things are served every week. But the food court on campus has some great options and a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    My dorm experience was not the best because I had a terrible roommate and living in Utah was a major change for me initially, being form the east coast. The rules are extremely strict in the dorms and the bathrooms are always gross! But it was fun to have so many girls to hang out with.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is no walk in the park. The bar is set very high for students and professors expect quality work from everyone. BYU requires more general credits that most universities, but also offers a lot of fun classes. Tests are tough and projects are detailed, but you learn a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you want to live by the standards that BYU holds. It's a wonderful environment if you have a high standard of living, but if you want to live otherwise it is probably not the school for you. Explore all the different major options that are offered before you settle into a specific major, and take advantage of all the opportunities and resources that are provided for you.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a welcoming environment that provides endless opportunities and options for over 30,000 current students. The scenery at BYU is gorgeous, it is surrounded by mountains and the social scene is fantastic. If you're a sports fan BYU is a great place to be.

  • 01/29/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    Visit the roof of the planetarium for star-gazing.

    Food and Dining

    They have a lot to choose from!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are small, but perfect for first-year freshmen.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are pretty intense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research, research, research, and ask lots of questions.

    In three sentences

    It has a wondeful campus that is easy to get around. Everyone there is very helpful. It has an amazing atmosphere.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This has got to be the safest university in the nation. With no alcohol allowed on campus, and every student must abide by an honor code to attend, there aren't many rules broken. There is even jokes about the campus police. No one even knows what they do, this place is so safe!

    Greek Life

    There aren't Fraternities or Sororities here at BYU. Some of the departments have a sort of Greek Life involved with them once you get into the program involved with them, but not like you see at other universities

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities associated with them daily. All you have to do is look for them!

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for anyone looking to make good friends and get a quality education who want to avoid the scenes of alcohol induced parties. BYU is the soberest university in the country.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a Victory Bell that is rung after every collegiate sport victory. We have one of the best student sections in the country known as the ROC (the Roar of Cougars). Other traditions are things like praying before class starts, as it is a private institution.

    Bang for the buck

    It's cheaper than most colleges, even other universities in the state are more expensive. The tuition is quite reasonable considering the high quality education you can receive at BYU.

    What to do for fun

    There are many school activities to go to, but there are also numerous adventures that await you if you know where to look. There are lots of movie theaters close by as well as some fun indoor climbing and fun centers close by. During the fall semester there are different places to go hiking up the canyon that is close by and you can ski or snowboard there during the winter as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of restaurants nearby and the food court on campus as well as other places to eat on campus are always the place to be to find new people and interact with one another.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and entertaining. There are small parties and dances nearly every day of the week. The exception with BYU is that there is no alcohol and no activities on Sundays besides church. It is a great environment to be in if you want to make good friends.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is challenging when it comes to academics. There are numerous programs that are considered nearly the best in the nation. Every major has to be applied to. If you don't meet the required grades or classes to be taken beforehand you may not be allowed to enter that field. You must always study hard to be able to study the major you would like.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun. Make sure you study hard, but without getting to know people on campus, there isn't a way to enjoy the college life.

    In three sentences

    BYU is great school. It is primarily a school for those who are members of the LDS Church, however there are numerous people who attend that are not members of that Church. It is a great, friendly environment where no one hesitates to become your friend.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The mountains are right there, Pretty much anything

    Food and Dining

    All you can eat if you get a meal plan

    Dorm Life

    Good clean fun

    Academic Rigor

    Top in the nation. Work hard and you will be fine

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard but have fun. Clean fun

    In three sentences

    A great school for someone who wants high level, well rounded education. If you love have a religious spin on what you learn this is the school for you.

  • 01/17/2013

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

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    Campus Safety

    I ave never heard of a student being seriously injured on campus. I'm sure accidents happen but that is only from their own fault

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots lots lots.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is fun to roll down the hill by the library, in front of the big Brigham Young statue.

    What to do for fun

    There is no way that you will not have something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The creamery. You must go. And there is a food court that is very central to the entire campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms look nice. Every one of my friends that have gone there have never said anything negative about the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I guess that I am rigorous in academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to friends and physically visit the campus. It is a great experience.

    In three sentences

    I have visited BYU almost every year since I was very young. The cleanliness of the campus, and the positive aura of the campus and the students makes me want to go there. I think its one of the most beautiful schools I have ever been to, and it has gotten better every year.

  • 01/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends, go to the dollar movie, eat out, go on dates, play night games, redbox.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus on schoolwork! Make time to meet people. Engage in service opportunities.

    In three sentences

    There is a very respectful and welcoming environment here. The courses are interesting but challenging. It's a very social school.

  • 01/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always feel safe and secure when I'm on campus or in any of the surrounding areas.

    Greek Life

    Non-existent.

    Bang for the buck

    You can't get a better education at a more affordable price.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something happening on campus: dances, club night, carnivals, comedy shows, etc. But if you're not into the whole school activity thing, there are a ton of places to check out around Provo. Try the nickel arcade first!

    Food and Dining

    No Mexican food, which is a downer, but there are some great places to eat both on campus and in the surrounding areas.

    Dorm Life

    I loved living on campus as a freshman. My roommates were great and everyone works hard to make sure people feel included and get adjusted to college life.

    Academic Rigor

    I won't sugar coat it, classes are tough. You will be stretched beyond belief at times. But it pays off and you learn so much more than if you could just skate through your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to work hard. No one is going to hold your hand through everything, but they are more than willing to help as long as you're putting in the effort. Don't be afraid to ask questions and get to know your professors.

    In three sentences

    There is no better learning experience than the one you will find at Brigham Young University. Everyone on campus is friendly and helpful and interested in helping you do your absolute best. The focus isn't just on academics, but on helping you become your best self.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel 100% safe here on campus. And if I don't, I can call someone to walk me back to my dorm. Or BYU police is on speed dial. However, Provo is already pretty safe because most of the population is Latter-Day Saint. The few crimes that occur have to do with stolen items or people bending the rules at housing.

    Greek Life

    NONE!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of different clubs that students can join. Just about every interest imaginable has some sort of club that individuals can join. If clubs aren't what you want to join, you can join one of many groups on campus that do certain service projects. There are plenty of opportunities for students to enjoy themselves doing something they love and find other individuals that share their interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Latter-Day Saint Church members. People that are religious of other faiths with high moral standards.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They do this awesome tradition of True Blue Football during homecoming week. They have a large slip-n-slide and field activities that are covered in Blue Foam. You just slide down it or play a game of tug-of-war and you are looking like a smurf. It's very messy but a blast. Make sure to wear old clothing, and be prepared to have parts of your body remain blue for at least a week.

    Bang for the buck

    If you are a member of the Church, you get more than what you pay for. BYU is very inexpensive relative to other private institutions. Even if you are not a member, it is still relatively inexpensive.

    What to do for fun

    My roommates and I just love having dance parties in our room with each other. That's probably our favorite. Or we have Jam Sessions with friends of ours that also play instruments. Most people at BYU are very musical, or believe that they are. So it's fun to bring all the talent together and just play guitar, or ukulele, and sing! You can also purchase an All-Sport Pass and go to all the sports games. Or there is almost always some kind of dance, activity or movie night happening somewhere on campus or at the housing areas.

    Food and Dining

    Cannon Center is good once in a while, but I can't imagine eating there every night if you had to live at Helaman Halls. It's a bit pricey too. Though, there is the Cougar Eat or Food Court in the Student Center with Fast Food. The Kid's Meals at the Creamery are cheap and delicious. Though, having a kitchen and mostly buying groceries at the Creamery on 9th, you don't eat out a lot. The Creamery can get expensive but if you check the weekly ads, you're sure to get some deals.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the Old or Classic Heritage actually wasn't terrible. Yes, it's out of date and falling apart but it does the job and I loved it. There are always people around doing things. You make friends very easily within your ward or with the buildings that surround you. Everyone is pretty friendly, especially when you just move in because everyone is eager to meet new people. The curfew hours for the opposite sex being in your building are not my favorite, but that's the Honor Code for you.

    Academic Rigor

    Coming straight from high school where I wasn't challenged enough, BYU definitely gave me a wake up call. It's not impossible, it's manageable. You can get good grades, if you work hard and study. Don't expect to be getting As your first semester though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with an open mind. Don't let some of the Latter-Day Saint stereotypes get you down. You will enjoy yourself more if you are open to all the opportunities offered and people that you are surrounded by.

    In three sentences

    A place where you can be educated by great professors, but in an environment that has Latter-Day Saint standards to make it wholesome. There is lots to do, the people are friendly, and it's in a beautiful place. It's different than the normal college experience but just as enjoyable.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus still need to be on guard but super safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    As said before there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I love the bell tower playing on the hour.

    Bang for the buck

    AMAZING prices for a top of the line education.

    What to do for fun

    BYU has heaps of organized activities, clubs and sports to be involved in.

    Food and Dining

    Plenty of choices on and off campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    From what I hear its great.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is a tough school you will have to earn your grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just as in any school work hard and stay on track but still have fun.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University has a great atmosphere and a great student life. There is none that can compare especially if you are looking for a spiritual experience as well. Overall an amazing school.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Provo is built and reformed to be a university city, activities that please the college student everywhere.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard and believe you can do achieve your goals.

    In three sentences

    A friendly, social environment. This university builds you to become someone who serves your fellow men. You will succeed if you go to this school.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is awesome! If you need assisted you simply call the campus police and they will assist you anywhere. This is great for late nights at the library, or walking home from hanging out with a friend. The campus police are there for you.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join in service! BYU loves to serve. There is actually a huge list of options for ways to serve. You can choose what sounds best to you, and get involved! You can also join the snowboard club, or even join a music club. Your interest will definitely be there!

    Great for these types of students

    Who desire to work hard and receive a rewarding education.

    Bang for the buck

    There are so many opportunities in Provo. BYU offers several shows and gives incoming students a two dollars arts card to attend performances. There are shows such as Humor U and Vocal Point that are ridiculously awesome! I have never had a dull weekend at BYU.

    What to do for fun

    Provo, Utah was meant for college students. There are several cheap activities such as the dollar movie theatre, bowling, ice skating, sledding, and much more! Most of the activities we participate in are absolutely free. Such as climbing the Y or participating in service activities.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is delicious! When having a meal plan, the Cannon Center gets a little old after awhile, but the great thing about BYU is you can use your meal plan anywhere an campus. Including places such as Taco Bell, Jamba Juice, and the MOA Cafe. No matter what you will be satisfied.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome. I am surrounded by 36 girls that I absolutely love! It is a little over priced, but I hear that every dorm at any college is. The experience is one that should not be missed out on, but the pay is a little pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically BYU is ranked high. BYU is full of students who want to learn. In high school I would always be so annoyed being paired up with a student who didn't care about anything at all. So it has been awesome to be around people who want to do well also. The students and teachers push you to do your best. The classes aren't easy, but they are worth it. If you want to be pushed and become the best you can be, choose BYU.

    Tips for prospective students

    When I was trying to choose which college to go to, I took a road trip and visited all of the colleges I had planned to attend. Brigham Young was very unique. The atmosphere was unreal. It's price for the education you receive is a win - win situation. You will find no other college that will give you such a great education for such a cheap price. There is never a dull moment on the BYU campus. There is always something going on making every moment a great one. If you want a place that will allow you to learn but have an enjoyable time while doing so, choose BYU.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is absolutely amazing! It is filled with teachers who care and students who want to learn. The atmosphere is very unique.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The University police and traffic are always easily accessible. Campus cameras and light posts also make traveling on campus safe at night. The Museum of Art and Sports and Fine Arts performances complete the well rounded activities optional here.

    Great for these types of students

    Brigham Young University is great for students who want to gain a well-rounded, rigorous education and still be able to have good, clean fun as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Friday night is known as date night and there is a flourish of activities that are special or reduced price on Friday nights. The Student Center also has its own salon complete with pedicures, manicures, styling and cuts.

    What to do for fun

    On campus, the Wilkinson Student Center has an entertainment center on the bottom floor featuring a bowling alley. The BYU Student Association also plans various exciting and wholesome activities. Several featured weeks, such as culture week and homecoming week, also provide free entertainment and food all week. The Museum of Art and Sports and Fine Arts performances complete the well-rounded range of activities offered.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places spread over campus on where you can find something good to eat. Whether it is at one of the many creameries, at the Cougar Cafe, or the Cannon Center, the food never fails to satisfy. Reasonable prices also make eating out an affordable habit.

    Dorm Life

    The on-campus dorms are clean and well equipped, but hardly hotel standards. New campus dorms are being constructed but for now, the dorms are suitable. Close proximity to campus is appreciated and the dorm's staff are kind and respectful. Relatively fast service is rendered when called for and they are always willing to come and inspect something amiss.

    Academic Rigor

    The mission statement of Brigham Young University states, The University should provide a period of intensive learning in a stimulating setting where a commitment to excellence is expected and the full realization of human potential is pursued. Classes are designed to stretch and strengthen individuals and their minds. It isn't impossible to succeed, but it will take work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should be prepared for rigorous classes and many opportunities for extracurricular activities. The key to success is to take advantage of the many programs offered to make the college experience smoother. Teachers and teaching assistants are readily available for help and questions. Labs, study groups, and other classmates are good sources to draw upon. Programs such as Freshman Mentoring also make the overall transition between high school and college easier. Becoming a part of a program and getting involved is highly recommended.

    In three sentences

    An education at Brigham Young University can be spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging, character building, and lead to lifelong learning and service. The aims are at the core of every class and activity offered at BYU. The University tries to not only effect your education long-term, but also your physical and spiritual well-being.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is probably the safest campus on Earth. Google BYU Police Beat, and you'll see what I mean.

    Greek Life

    None. BYU has no fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fitting all the possible clubs and activities into three sentences would be a joke, but one of the more unique clubs would be the Free the Slaves club, a resource to connect students with anti-human-trafficking movements/organizations. From ping-pong to swing dance there's a club for everything and sports galore. Also, if there's not a club for something you're interested in, BYUSA (campus's student organization) provides the resources and avenues to start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great if you're Mormon, religious, or simply have very conservative standards and values. Drinking, gambling, and partying don't happen at BYU, so if you are opposed to those things, BYU is your place to be. Also, with such high academic rigor, BYU is a place for the organized and self-driven.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    First of all, almost everyone is Mormon, crating a distinct, high-standard culture on its own. More than half of the students have served full-time preaching missions for the church. People get engaged and married all the time.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheap tuition is a definite bonus. The professors are incredibly well-versed in their subject material, and many of them emphasize real-world applications for everything they teach. 'Worth every dollar.

    What to do for fun

    If you want to have fun, there will always be campus activities going on. Since most of the students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), there are always church activities going on. Campus is definitely the center of fun activities in Provo.

    Food and Dining

    The Canon Center is the campus cafeteria for the dorming students. The food is great, and one of the meal plans lets you eat there WHENEVER you want. Also the campus food court is good, including Taco Bell and Subway among other restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in Wyview. It's the best set of dorms in my opinion. If you want to be relaxed and party, you can; if you want to be a serious student and study, you can do that too.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm gonna have to say 4 stars. The demand is very high, but occasionally, you'll have an easy class that you can just breeze through. Don't be afraid to work hard here though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to plan and study now. If you can't prioritize, you'll get backed up. Also, very importantly, if you're not a Mormon, you're going to be surrounded by them.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is one of the best environments I have ever lived in. It's very diverse (if you look at it that way), and provides many unique opportunities. BYU is a great school.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun we have dance clubs, improv comedy clubs, college-thrown parties on holidays and dances, we have bowling and sports and a swimming pool that I beleive is free for students to use at certain times of the day. There are cute guys and cute girls and all of the above make for great date activities.

    Food and Dining

    I love the food, there are tons of restaurants, but eating out all the time is very expensive. As a student, I suggest learning to cook your favorite meals and desserts.

    Dorm Life

    The people are amazing. Dorming down here is so fun! everyone is so kind. still, label your food, make rules with your roomates, and keep your stuff clean.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are hard, when you are in the higher levels. it's hard to get an A in a class unless you do all your homework and study hard for tests and take the time on the papers. Still, anyone can do it for most classes, (higher level major classes get very very hard)

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ahead in your homework, if possible, as much as possible so that you will be able to take your midterms and finals in peace. Study a little everyday per class, try to find textbooks ahead of time online, and if you can, live at home or look for cheap living quarters (living on your own costs a lot).

    In three sentences

    BYU has amazing programs in dance, psycology, engineering, and art. It has a great atmosphere, with no drinking, wild partying, or foul language. The teachers are amazing, and I loved most of my classes, even the higher level classes.

  • 12/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Totally safe campus. The Police Beat is usually full of things like Students caught throwing snowballs at each other on campus or Car found in lot late at night occupied by couple just sitting and talking.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have just about every type of club available. Hip-hop club, sword-fighting club, ping-pong club, etc.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much that goes on at BYU that you can find something to do almost every night, if you want. Dances, BYU clubs, game nights, plays, movies etc.

    Food and Dining

    There is the Cannon center, where you can buy different types of meal plans depending on what you want or where you live. There is also the food court on campus as well as other dinning areas around campus. The BYU Creamery is also available to buy groceries.

    Dorm Life

    There are some amazing people here! Everyone is friendly and accepting, and if you get to know people it can be a very social and clean environment.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes, such as chemistry, can be really challenging, but if you work hard, do you're assignments, and get help when you need it, you will do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study and work hard! Learn how to get into and use study groups. God to reviews and don't be afraid to go to the TA's and Professors for help.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a great school. There are many challenging classes, but the teachers are great and really care for the students. Anyone who is willing to put in the effort can succeed.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The BYU campus police are excellent. Although they may seem a little too protective over campus, it does make me feel safe to be on campus. For example, there are metal detectors and security guards at the entrance of either side of the library. Not because BYU is a school notorious for shootings (because it certainly is not), but to ensure the students' safety.

    Greek Life

    BYU does not have any fraternities or sororities, so if you were wanting to join one, BYU may not be the place for you!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many way to get involved! Club fairs are constantly going on and there is sure to be one you'll enjoy! Also many volunteer activities, study abroads, and internships available.

    Great for these types of students

    -Studious -Focused -Hard-working -Perseverant -Service-oriented -Dedicated -Outdoorsy -Athletic -Looking for a career in nursing, engineering, or language education (known especially for excellence in language education) -Responsible -Good at time management

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Blue day. Awesome day. Basically, to pump everyone up for the last football game, they set up a huge slip 'n' slide and pour blue foam down it. You get completely wet and dyed blue until you take a nice, long shower, but it it so fun and is also great for making new friends! BYU football games. SO FUN! (As long as it's not blizzarding outside) BYU basketball games. Again, SO FUN!

    Bang for the buck

    Probably one of the cheapest colleges to attend by far, for in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition is incredibly low compared with many state universities and especially compared to the Ivy League schools. The on-campus housing is very cheap as well, but provides good-quality housing as well. Off-campus housing is cheap as well, as Provo is a university town. Living in Provo is very doable and attending the school is very affordable. However, scholarships are very difficult to attain.

    What to do for fun

    Hike the Y Hike Mt. Timpanogos Drive up Provo Canyon in the fall (absolutely beautiful and breathtaking) Trail runs Star gazing in Provo Canyon parks or at the top of Squaw Peak Skiing or snowboarding at Sundance (only a 30-minute drive away) Explore downtown Provo's awesome little shops Food-tasting (GREAT local food shops in Provo to try out) Ultimate Frisbee (go to any field and I can guarantee someone will be playing) Soccer (same goes for Ultimate Frisbee) If you have a TV with a DVD player or Netflix, movie nights! Comet-watching *2-3 times/year, there are several nights full of shooting stars and comets! Basically, Provo is a very outdoorsy place jam-packed with great trail runs, hikes in the nearby mountains, skiing and snowboarding in the winter, beautiful falls, etc. There are all the basic indoor activities to join in, too, of course, like parties, dinners, movies, card games, board games, etc. If you are an outdoors person, you will love Provo and all the outside activities it provides.

    Food and Dining

    I am pretty new here, but everyone loves the food at BYU and in Provo. There are great eating places (much better and smaller than the main CougarEat eating area) on campus, and even better just off campus and walking distance away. There's a wonderful pizza place called The Slab, for example. Also, if you are a fan of Thai food, Provo provides several great Thai restaurants to attend. There are many other wonderful, family-owned eating places and all the basic chain fast-food and sit-down restaurants. Additionally, if you prefer cooking at home, there is an on-campus grocery store called The Creamery and another, smaller one in the Bookstore, and dozens of others a 5-minute drive away from campus.

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in the new Heritage Halls dorms and love them! The Honor Code ensures not only your moral protection, but also encourages you to do your homework! I am able to complete my homework and have a healthy social life, complete with a boyfriend, fun parties, and awesome friends. I came up alone, and was worried the dorms would be boring and my roommates would be weird, but the housing application asks several questions and pairs you with roommates with similar taste to your's. And the dorms are not boring at all! The dorms face a middle court yard with a large grass area and when the weather is nice, you can always count on making new friends just by stepping outside the dorm building! The people in charge of the dorms also see to it that there are several parties every semester to make friends and mingle with current ones. In addition, I feel very secure and safe in the dorms because, again, of the Honor Code, the hall and room advisors, and the fact that they lock the doors after a certain time each night, and only people who live in the building can get in.

    Academic Rigor

    Their freshman courses are significantly more difficult than other university freshman courses. They do this to weed the good and better students out from the best. If you're looking for a walk in the park your freshman year, BYU is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a place with great professors, even better TAs, and wonderful, interesting, and challenging courses, BYU is the perfect school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be yourself in your application process, but let your little quirks, whether it be an unusual extracurricular activity during highs school or an interesting, unique characteristic about yourself, shine through in your application. Almost every applicant, I can guarantee you, has gotten either straight A's or very close to it, has been the Laurel president or Young Men president, is an Eagle scout, etc. Do things in high school that are out of the ordinary! Find something cool that interests you and stick with it. It isn't how MANY extracurricular activities you participated in, it the amount of time you spent doing them and the uniqueness they hold.

    In three sentences

    BYU has the most beautiful campus year-round: it is very well kept, very clean, and very unique. If you want to go to a school that values high moral standards and a rigorous, good education, BYU is the place for you. Finally, BYU pushes you to be the best you can be, since it is a highly competitive school full of top notch, straight-A students.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've felt safe at BYU since I started attending.

    What to do for fun

    Bowling on campus (BYU Bowling and Games Center). Hiking in mountains. Food dates. Games with friends.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of food options on-campus and near by off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Safe, clean, fun dorm life experience. I made some life long friends in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Everyone here is a smart student, so there is motivation to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Attending Brigham Young University is a life changing experience. You will get the most of your college if you attend here.

    In three sentences

    Clean, positive learning environment. Safe campus and friendly people. Great professors and resources for learning.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU Campus and Provo in general is an extremely safe place - not perfect - but quite close. It is so quiet in fact, that the campus and city police often pull cars over for very trivial things, just for something to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    so many, there are constantly new ones being formed. There are some really good choirs, and there are some comedy clubs and groups, language clubs, religion clubs, sports clubs and sports teams, Intramural teams, etc. The big groups on campus are the BYUSA (Student Association) and the YServe - Service clubs that are groups involved in service in the community in any possible way - they are often associated with larger non-profit organizations, or they are clubs formed by students on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Religious, Mormon, Return Missionaries, Studious, Moral, Family-oriented, people who don't mind cold weather.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is tunnel singing every Sunday evening at 10. There is a slightly obnoxious bell tower, but it often plays Disney music, so that's ok. The library is the best ever, its underground and its HUGE. You can find just about any resource you would ever need for any class, any subject. There are a lot of interesting sculpture around campus, including a giant Native American Indian with a pipe- no one really knows why its on campus. South of campus there is a beautiful pathway through a garden area. There is a Museum of Art, Observatory, Aquarium, Dinosaur museum, Planetarium, child care facilities with a kindergarten and preschool, and a history museum.

    What to do for fun

    There is and average amount to do in Provo. There are events put on by the BYU Student Association and there are things to do in town. Its not the biggest city ever, but its good enough. There aren't as many clubs or partying as in other college towns, by nature of the university, but you can still find them if you really wanted to.

    Food and Dining

    I don't buy food at the dining areas very much, but I know they have a pretty good selection of restaurants, and they are generally affordable. The BYU Creamery Ice Cream is the best.

    Dorm Life

    I had a really great experience, I lived in the Heritage housing and I loved my roommates, I still live with a few of them. The dorm life is really nice. You learn to care for yourself and you make really good friends at the same time.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, BYU makes the average student work very hard. But you learn a lot from the hard work, and it makes the experience worth it. You learn a lot and you have a lot of different opportunities available to you (study abroad, programs, classes, etc.)

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a good attitude towards life and towards going to a religious school. Don't expect a lot of partying here, although, we still are able to have a really fun time without alcohol.

    In three sentences

    It's a very spiritual environment. It encourages good and moral behavior. I have learned a TON from attending this school.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I wouldn't be surprised if BYU has the #1 safest campus in the nation. And it's not just the campus either, it includes the surrounding shops, housing, attractions, and basically the whole city. Probably the only place I wouldn't be scared out of my pants walking in a dark alley at 2 in the morning. (though I still wouldn't recommend it, just to be safe)

    Greek Life

    Sorry, no booze. No drugs. No smoking. Just good, clean, fun. All day every day.

    Clubs and Activities

    At BYU there are SO MANY CLUBS and it is so easy to start a new one if something sparks your interest. There are websites full of clubs you can join, but the easiest way to find something fun to join is to go to the Wilkenson Center, or just talk to your Y-Leader! (a freshman orientation leader that keeps in contact with you with advice and tips, and free stuff!)

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is wonderful for everyone, unless you don't like to learn, or you don't like to have fun. That's basically all we do here! Otherwise, there is a best friend for everyone! It is wonderful for all sorts of athletes (they take great care of you!), students focused 100% in academia, or those who need to decide what exactly they want to do with the rest of their life. BYU is especially skilled with individuals interested on spending time in a foreign country, whether for humanitarian aid, or for study abroad, and even has a travel office right in the center of campus. As hard as it may be to believe until you're here, BYU is perfect for everyone!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Sunday night at 10pm, underneath tunnels all over campus, students crowd together with phones, tablets, and hymnbooks to sing together. All are invited, whether you can sing or not, and no one will be mad if you decide to come and listen without contributing with your voice. It is a tradition any grad knows about.

    Bang for the buck

    Wow is it cheap. I'm 99% sure that it is the cheapest university in the country, while being ranked in the top 10% for basically everything. It would still be a great deal if it cost as much as an Ivy league school, because those are the alums that BYU alums are usually compared with.

    What to do for fun

    The list goes on and on! Besides everything on campus, such as the bowling alley, the food court, the skyroom cafe, the Varsity Theater (Movies), the biggest university library in the nation, the rec center, the science building with lots of hands on demonstrations, and lots of random activities in and around the Wilkenson center, there is all sorts of things in the city of Provo. 7 peaks water park, open fields for sports, parks, basketball courts, dollar theaters, concerts and who knows what else! There are tons of places to eat, and several places close by that you can drop in 24/7 for a quick snack.

    Food and Dining

    Besides the Cougareat, which has several fast food restaurants such as Taco Bell, Legends Grill, Freschetta, Subway, a wrap place I can't remember the name of, a soup and sandwich bar, and a a-la-carte section (or two!), there are lots and lots of restaurants all around campus. The most famous being J-Dawgs. (soooo good) There are not only lots of restaurant chains, but also many family owned and small chain restaurants. Unfortunately, the nearest Chipotle is 40 minutes away, but there is a Costa Vida right off campus, and that is basically an upscale Chipotle; it is a little more expensive.

    Dorm Life

    So. Much. Fun. I have never made so many friends so quickly, and we basically became the closest family ever. My roommates were all wonderful and I consider every one of them my brother. There are lots of fun activities that the RA's put together that usually include free food. The RA's are also always really cool too. My RA let even me use his car when I needed it.

    Academic Rigor

    The average ACT score and GPA for this past year's admitted students was 28.2 and 3.8, respectively. Which means that BYU is looking for lots of smart kids, and then classes are hard enough that getting B's is a good thing for people who had never previously gotten a B. Although the classes are hard, they teach you a lot, and the professors all have an interest in the students, and are easy to talk to before or after class, or in their offices, or even over email. Their goal is to help you learn, and it is their goal for everyone in the class to get A's, not to have as many people pass as who fail, or anything like that. Furthermore, BYU's diploma is very highly regarded by potential employers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early! Even if you aren't sure you want to go. For some reason the price tag on BYU, which lacks a few digits in comparison to other private colleges, always seems very tempting in the buzzer beating decision.

    In three sentences

    The best bang for the buck of any univeristy, BYU offers famously respected and reputable academics, D1 athletics, top notch student life, and a beautiful student body to every prospective student, with a price tag that looks several digits too short. Although I always saw it as too stereotypically religious, I gave in when I realized that it meant I could graduate debt free, while paying my own way through, with an education that could land me all sorts of jobs all over the country. Now that I am here, I realize none of the negative stereotypes I had envisioned are true, and that I am in love with everything about BYU!

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus feels so safe. There are areas that used to feel a bit dangerous, but campus has really been improved. New pathways have been put in and it is all well-lit at night. If you don't feel safe, you can even call campus police and have an escort home!

    What to do for fun

    Just listen for things going on on campus! There are many activities hosted on campus, especially at the beginning of the semester. Once you hear of something, GO!

    Food and Dining

    There are many places on or close to campus to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a lot of fun! You hear a lot about the different places you can live and the different social environments, but the real difference is whether or not you want to get involved. If you want to be involved, then you will find many people!

    Academic Rigor

    School is hard! It is very different from high school, but if you are willing to put forth real effort, you will do well in most classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    While I love BYU, it is not a school that everyone would enjoy. Everyone is different, so I would suggest that you consider the values and goals of BYU and compare that with your own values and goals.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love BYU; it is a great school for learning to really learn and become a well-rounded person. The faculty is there to help you, and everyone around you have similar goals in mind.

  • 12/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe. There are also places all around campus where you can press a button to have a police escort in case you don't feel safe. Don't go walking on some of the trails alone at night though.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many ways to get involved. There are lots of clubs and activities. Every Tuesday free dance lessons and dances take place on campus; suggestion: join the Folk Dance Team!!!

    Bang for the buck

    The BYU bookstore is a little overpriced, but it's not too bad. The education is phenominal for the price.

    What to do for fun

    You will meet a lot of people so the best thing to do is go have good clean fun with all the friends you will make. There are lots of dining options and fun centers around.

    Food and Dining

    There are dining options all over campus, but I don't like to spend the money for it. It's a lot cheaper to cook at home, and healthier too.

    Dorm Life

    The people are some of the nicest I have met. I've made so many friends, receive lots of encouragement, and have no complaints.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes push you and you learn a lot but it is manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself to work hard. You will learn a lot but you must be willing to put in the effort to gain a true education.

    In three sentences

    I feel it is the best school out there. The teachers are very concerned for your learning and well being. It is a very positive atmosphere.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus police keep things in order. This campus gives an overwhelming sense of security but theft does happen, like anywhere else, don't be ignorant or naive. Also, girls have been attacked at night before, don't be ignorant or naive about that either. There are emergency call boxes located all around campus as well. Campus police can be located 24/7 and can come help you promptly.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities that I am aware of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is seriously a club for everything. You think it, there is probably a club for it. Medieval, Martial Arts, Recreation, Art, Ping Pong, Book Reading, Poetry, Math ect.

    Great for these types of students

    -Students who are driven and where education is their priority. Not for students who are looking to party. This is a dry campus and if you're going to go there you have an Honor Code implemented by BYU that you will live by. -Outgoing, social students who know how to have fun when alcohol and drugs are not involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    -Hiking the Y; which is a trail on the east side of Provo that leads up to the large Y on the mountain side. -Driving up to Squaw Peak (which is on the right side of the Provo Canyon as you head towards Heber city) for a great look-out of the city and a romantic date option. -You can't miss out on the Homecoming week, 'True-Blue' foam party. During Homecoming week BYU-SA sets up massive foam making machines that students then come and play games in and such.

    Bang for the buck

    -King Kong cones at Macey's grocery store, west of campus. $2 for the biggest soft serve ice cream cone you'll ever receive. -$1 theater; Monday night special of .75 cents for a ticket -The Nickelcade, a cheap and fun arcade in North Provo -Also there are many free events on campus that happen every week. Look at the information boards in the WILK

    What to do for fun

    The Wilkinson Center (or Student Union Building) always has something going on. Especially on Friday and Saturday nights. This is fun for most often the Freshman and Sophomore classes. The Utah Valley also provides for a vast amount of outdoor opportunities from the Red Rock down south, the Uinta Mountains up north, Utah Lake, Deer Creek, the Provo River, Sundance ski resort, multiple hot springs in the area and much more. There are also a lot of music venues in downtown Provo that make for fun and enjoyable Friday nights.

    Food and Dining

    You are given many different options of healthy, good food. I have had the opportunity to work in the food prep at BYU and therefore know that the food is prepared under very clean and sanitary conditions as well.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are a clean environment. Due to BYU's honor code, rules are enforced. The dorms provide for a fun environment. People are generally very friendly and outgoing. Partying doesn't happen so much, which allows for a better focus on studies. You are also given an opportunity between 3 different styles of dorms. Wyview Park, Helaman Halls and Heritage Halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Brigham Young will challenge you. Be ready to devote a lot of time to studying and reading. BYU recommends 3 hours of studying to every credit hour.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to be challenged. BYU is not an easy, 'sleep through class and still get A's' school. You will be required to spend a lot of your time studying and reading. Professors at BYU demand your time and focus but there are many, many resources for help and advisement. My advise is to ask for help. Don't try to figure things out alone, it can get overwhelming. Utilize the help that this school provides. It's there.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a renowned yet affordable college. The campus is very welcoming, clean and comfortable. The students are driven and focused and the staff and faculty are professionals at what they do.

  • 12/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Incredibly safe. I never feel threatened.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    LOTS of variety! everything you could think of

    Great for these types of students

    Religious, dedicated, friendly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Devotional every Tuesday.

    Bang for the buck

    Pretty cheap for the amazing university it is!!

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on. Every hour of every day. Just check with your ward/FHE group. Sporting events, parties, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The Canon Center is okay. I live in an apartment so I cook all of my meals. I think I would go crazy if i relied on a dining commons. Lots of free food on campus, however.

    Dorm Life

    Great social life, a few different, but good options, and everyone is pretty friendly. You don't have to worry about partiers or anything like that. KEY= go to the library to do your homework.

    Academic Rigor

    Very difficult, but it challenges you to become a better student. You only grow from it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Share the unique things about you in applications! If you attend BYU, USE THE TAs!

    In three sentences

    BYU is very competitive academically. The atmosphere is unlike anywhere else; everyone is incredibly talented, smart, spiritual, and friendly. I would recommend it to anyone; it's one of the greatest universities in the nation.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Really non-existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for every kind of person.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are seeking to build long lasting friendships, develop integrity and enjoy themselves while being mainly focused to education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The BYU honor code holds students to a high moral code. This is a great asset for those with high morals, but for those who need to party, this may not be the right school.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young is a private school education at a public school price. Because it is funded by the LDS church, you will find top notch professors at a fraction of the cost.

    What to do for fun

    Provo has a lot of fun things to do, and it is very easy to get in a network of friends. Obviously if you enjoy partying, drugs and alcohol, this is not the place for you. But there are many wholesome activities such as hiking, sports and other recreational centers available.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a variety of courses from a variety of departments. Seek to have a general idea of what you might like to study but be open at new opportunities. Utilize the college advisement center resources available for students.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young is an excellent university. Their academics are rigorous. They prepare students for careers.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. The campus police are always on call, and available to walk student home whenever.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities at Brigham Young University.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs and activities around campus. It is not hard at all to find something to get involved in.

    Great for these types of students

    It a great place for students who have a laid back attitude, don't dring, and aren't too much of the partying type.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is Y mountain, which is just one of the large beautiful mountains surrounding Brigham Young University. There is a huge Y whitewashed onto the mountain, and it is tradition to hike the mountain sometime in your years of attendance there.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young University is a privately funded institution. This brings the cost of tuition to a little under $2,500 a semester.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun. There are various campus activities, and places close by .

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of wonderful places to eat around campus. Some dorms have kitchens and can cook for themselves, and others eat around campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is wonderful! Everyone becomes family, and are really friendly towards each other.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are a little more challenging than average colleges, but since you are there, you should be able to handle it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you work hard in high school. This school is good enough to be an Ivy League, and therefore you need good grades, and a good grade point average to get in.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful school, with a beautiful campus. The school's mission is to prepare the student for life beyond Brigham Young University. It is a very Christ centered school.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The honor code contributes a lot to the safety of BYU. No alcohol, no drugs, and apartment curfews limit crime substantially. University Police is well-structured and attends to students' needs effectively. BYU also features a Safewalk program (usually administered through the local LDS student congregations), which sets up times and places for fellow students to walk each other home, further limiting the occurrence of crime.

    Greek Life

    Because BYU prohibits frats and sororities, Greek life is virtually nonexistent at BYU.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU is very good at advertising and distributing information about their clubs. BYU has over 80 clubs, and features most of them at a weekly Club Night in the Wilkinson student center. Clubs are, with rare exception, student-formed and student-run, and they are always eager to welcome new members. BYUSA (BYU Student Service Association) is essentially the club of all clubs, forming the leadership that oversees the organization of other clubs. BYUSA is student-staffed and student-elected, combining a well-run administration with a feeling of independence.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for a value-based, morally clean, academically focused university (especially at a low price), then BYU is great for you. Many Mormon and non-Mormon students treasure the unique environment found at BYU. BYU's sports teams are also usually exceptional, although this year's football team leaves something to be desired. However, BYU basketball has been nationally recognized for a number of years and shows no signs of changing.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The uncommon religious makeup of BYU translates into a unique culture among students, creating interesting behavioral quirks that non-Utahns are often amused with (some of the more outrageous and radical blunders are referenced on the Overheard at BYU Facebook page). Most prominent among them is the emphasis on marriage and family. Marriage is almost a rite of passage at BYU; website stats report that 23% of undergrads were married in 2012, and 61% of grad students had tied the knot. These figures are likely an underestimate, owing to the fact that marital status is reported upon enrollment and many married students forget to change it before graduating. Many possible reasons have been suggested for this trend, but the fact remains that most BYU students (especially Mormons) feel pressured to get married. Whether or not this is a problem is up to you to decide.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU has a unique tuition system, but either way, it's surprisingly low relative to almost all other colleges. While most schools offer separate tuition rates for in-state and out-of-state students, BYU differentiates it by LDS and non-LDS students. Currently, LDS tuition for the 2013-2014 year is at $2,425 a semester, with non-LDS at $4,850. Before you assume that BYU practices religious favoritism or has devised a financial scheme to gain Mormon converts, know that BYU tuition is subsidized by tithes from the LDS church. As students who are LDS likely already pay tithing to the church (10% of their income), their contributions often come close to equalizing with the lower tuition costs (although that doesn't mean their tithes are translated into tuition). Because non-LDS students do not pay tithes to the LDS church, they are not entitled to the subsidy. However, BYU does offer scholarships to students with unique ethnic, cultural, or religious backgrounds to encourage campus diversity, which often equalizes what some may perceive as unfair practices. Whatever way you look at it, BYU's tuition is a breath of fresh air in a nation full of colleges that almost always cost in the tens of thousands of dollars. Coupled with great programs and above-average academic prestige, BYU is definitely worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Again, this depends on what you're looking for. BYU is not the ideal hotspot for clubs, bars, and general nightlife. On-campus activities offered by BYU don't go too far beyond bowling, sporting events, and dances. Students can get really creative with individually organized party ideas, which you may or may not find appealing. The greater Provo area offers more, but many students, especially those from out of state, are still dissatisfied. The best thing Provo has to offer may be its music scene. The Velour theater in downtown Provo features lots of up-and-coming bands that frequently exceed expectations. Most people don't know that Neon Trees got its start in Provo, and there's no telling what the city will turn out next.

    Food and Dining

    Several BYU dining outlets provide different experiences for students. One is the Cannon Center, located near campus proper in the middle of Helaman Halls, which is freshman housing. The Cannon Center is cafeteria-style dining, but still includes plenty of diversity, with several stations offering different types of entrees. Even though it is an all-you-can-eat establishment, its one-time fees can seem pretty high ($10.75). However, if you plan to eat there often, meal plans are available to all students that lower the price per stay to about $6.00. Residents of Helaman Halls have the meal plan built into their rent, so they never have to worry about being starving college students; but if you're an upperclassman, you probably don't want to live among freshmen. The main food court on campus is the Cougareat, which is just a collection of fast food restaurants you could find anywhere. It's usually pretty crowded, and the ambience isn't exactly inviting. Another thing BYU is known for is the Creamery, an ice cream outlet owned by the college. It's a popular hub among students for a quick treat stop, but two of the creameries also double as small, necessity-based grocery stores for students living in apartments nearby. The selection isn't anything Emeril Lagasse would be satisfied with, but for most college students' cooking capabilities, it's more than enough, and cheap to boot. Few restaurants in the Provo area will wow you, but if you're just looking to survive through college (and who isn't?), BYU works well.

    Dorm Life

    Your enjoyment of dorm life depends on what you're looking for. If you want a party school, BYU is not it. Largely due to the university honor code and student religious beliefs, BYU recently scored the Most Stone-Cold Sober School in America award for the 15th year in a row from the Princeton Review. The school also bans sororities and fraternities, so you may want to look elsewhere if that's what you're after. But despite what may look like a fun-sucking environment on the outside, students can find rich and fulfilling experiences with other students on campus. All student housing around BYU is organized into wards, LDS church congregations consisting of about 150 students each. Students in the same ward will meet at the same time and the same place each Sunday to worship. Non-Mormons aren't required to attend, but neither are student congregations exclusive. If you're not a member of the LDS church, you'll likely be invited several dozen times per semester to attend church services, activities, and other functions. Many non-Mormons can and do feel pressured by this, but many others also enjoy the chance to be socially involved even though they don't share the students' religious beliefs.

    Academic Rigor

    It's no Harvard or Princeton, but BYU is still well known for its academic contributions. BYU is the most selective college in Utah, with an acceptance rate of only 63%. Its undergraduate programs in engineering, business, languages, and the sciences are exceptional, and its graduate programs number 104. BYU professors often partner with academic giants throughout the country to perform groundbreaking research and study, but even within the confines of the university, BYU consistently produces innovative developments that get noticed by entrepreneur and scholar alike.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYU students must agree to follow a code of conduct known as the Honor Code for the duration of their stay at the university (this can be found here: http://saas.byu.edu/catalog/2011-2012ucat/GeneralInfo/HonorCode.php#HCOfficeInvovement). The Honor Code must be kept on campus and in all on-campus housing, and many services on campus cannot be accessed if one is not keeping the Honor Code (for example, one cannot take a test in the testing center if they do not meet the standards for dress and grooming). Many students (Mormon and non-Mormon alike) feel that the Honor Code is overly restrictive and detrimental to their enjoyment of university life, so check it out and decide if you're okay with following it before you think of applying.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a private college owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Religion is a prominent part of the curriculum (religion classes are required for graduation) and student life (most of the students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormons). BYU's academic programs are well-staffed and well-taught, especially considering the relatively low tuition costs compared to other schools.

  • 12/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus always feels safe. There are always security patroling on foot and in vehicles. Also, there seems to be sufficient lighting at night. You also need access keys to get into dorms and apartments. Since there is no alcohol allowed on campus, this helps with the safety.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities for someone to get involved. One can definitely find something of their interest to join. The numerous events and activities on campus can keep you really busy. Just don't forget to do your homework too!

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for those who respect the schools honor code. Also for those who want a qualified education for a reasonable tuition cost. I love this school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU Provo's honor code is one that is unique to any other university. Weekly devotionals are unique as well.

    Bang for the buck

    With the ever rising cost of a college education, BYU Provo is by far a bang for the buck. The tuition cost is minimal compared to other universities in the same category and the education is top notch.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something fun to do on campus. From attending a sporting event or enjoying a performing arts show. For bowlers, there's a bowling alley conveniently located on campus. For those who love to boogie, there are dances held frequently. Also intramural sports and school clubs are easy to join. So don't worry, your social life will be taken cared of.

    Food and Dining

    Food, food, and more food! There are so many options. The Commons which is the cafeteria food is the bomb! The quality of food for the price you pay is unbeatable. For those who live in an apartment style housing, the Creamery is a complete grocery store. Of course you can get the best ice cream in Utah at the Creamery. Then there's the Cougareat to catch a quick fast food bite. They have anywhere from Subway to Grab and Go to Taco Bell. So don't worry, you WILL be fed!

    Dorm Life

    Housing on campus is excellent. The school just built new apartment style housing called The New Heritage and it is just beautiful. The new apartments are furnished couches, beds, desks, chairs and dressers. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, ironing board, table, and chairs. Love it!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be challenging but if you persevere you will achieve. The professors are always available should you need their help. You will come away feeling rewarded from learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, read, read, read and seek for help. The professors are there for you and know that you can turn to them for help should you need it. Also, make sure you get enough sleep. Do not try to get by with just a few hours of sleep.

    In three sentences

    BYU Provo is for someone who wants to get a qualified education in a spiritually lifting environment. Take advantage of the activities and events to balance out your social life. There's a different atmosphere and spirit and you will love it.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are campus security officers around all the time. I never feel in danger when I'm walking around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and countless service/volunteer opportunities you can get involved with in the school. Intramural sports are very popular. There is a website for both clubs and volunteer opportunities that makes it easy to find something you are interested in, or to find what's missing and start your own club.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU is great for students with high moral standards in keeping with the standards of the LDS church, and students who want a unique mix of secular and religious in their education. Students must also be studious and willing to work hard since the classes are of a high caliber.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Sunday night students congregate at some of the tunnels on campus and sing. This tunnel singing takes advantage of the unique acoustics and is a ton of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    This is one of the most remarkable things about BYU. Because of subsidies from the LDS church, the tuition is very affordable, for both LDS prospective students and non-LDS. Although it is inexpensive, the quality of education is incredibly high. The Marriot School of Business is continually highly ranked, and across the board in all majors the teachers a fantastic.

    What to do for fun

    Utah is known for its powder snow, and skiing/snowboarding is very popular among the students at BYU. During the warmer months, hiking is really fun and there are a lot of great trails around the area. Dating is an integral part of BYU culture, and can also be a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food and dining options across campus - the all-you-can-eat cafeteria near the Helaman dorms, the food court in upper campus (with Subway, Jamba Juice, Taco Bell, etc), a New York style deli, a sit down restaurant style grill, a cafe in the art museum, and multiple grocery stores on campus. The meal plan works at all of these places, which is incredibly convenient. The meal plan at Helaman is far too expensive however, and a waste of money since you cannot redeem leftover money at the end of the semester, but it is highly unlikely that you will use all the money on the meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't the nicest, but are livable. The dorms at Helaman Halls are a great way to get to know the other freshman. There is also an apartment-style dorm option on the other side of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is very academically rigorous. With so many intelligent students from all over the world, you really have to apply yourself to do well. The workload varies by class, but teachers recommend that for every class hour per week, you should be studying 3 hours outside of class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus both on presently yourself strongly academically and spiritually (through seminary participation, bishop's interview, etc.). Both are important.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a unique mix of secular and religious - perfect for those who are looking for both the spiritual and intellectual in their higher education. BYU is great academically, but also a place where those not looking for a party school can feel at home. BYU is a lot of fun if you put yourself out there and get involved!

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU Police enforce the law.

    Greek Life

    Huh?

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    J-Dawgs has some pretty good hot dogs.

    Bang for the buck

    It's great.

    What to do for fun

    Go on dates!

    Food and Dining

    I make my own food.

    Dorm Life

    It's great.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard. But it's college.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYU really tries to intimidate freshmen by making freshmen classes impossibly hard but don't quit!

    In three sentences

    It has a great LDS environment. The honor code can get you so make sure you shave before going to the Testing Center. Avoid taking American Heritage if you can.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is as safe as a college campus could be.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, high standards, religious, talented, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU is a religious university. Many classes begin with a prayer and a hymn. Every performance I have been to begins with a prayer. Every Tuesday there is a devotional or forum given/broadcasted on campus. The religious traditions of BYU coupled with the natural spirit of learning are responsible for the beautiful atmosphere of its campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I did quite a bit of research on colleges and prices and BYU offers the best deal I have seen. It is cheaper and more recognized than instate universities. In the 2012-2013 school year, tuition was $4,710 (for LDS students) and $9,420(for non-LDS students) regardless of where they are from. Because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints uses some of the tithes to fund the school, members of the church receive a lower price.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of things to do on BYU campus. A great place to start looking for fun is at the Wilkinson center. They have so many great activities in their game center.

    Food and Dining

    I don't have a meal plan, but I hear its great.

    Dorm Life

    Fantastic, everyone is so kind.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficult and rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved and don't be afraid.

    In three sentences

    There is a beautiful spirit on campus. The students are kind, avoid profanity, and have high standards. The teachers really care about your education.

  • 12/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never once felt even a little unsafe walking home late at night. Plus, you can always call the campus police and they'll escort you home if you're uneasy.

    Greek Life

    Zero.

    Clubs and Activities

    I've only attended the meetings of one club, but there are tons of options!

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone! But not people who like to dress outrageously, there's a strict dress code here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It might not be that unusual, but hiking the Y is definitely an experience everyone needs to have. Even though it's just over a mile long, you're basically going straight up and it's super tough! But if you time it right and get there at sunset, the view is spectacular.

    Bang for the buck

    My only dispute is that if you live in Helaman Halls, there is only one option for a meal plan that you HAVE to purchase and it's crazy expensive, no one would ever need that much money for food.

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do?!

    Food and Dining

    For college food, it's pretty dang good. But I'll admit, it gets a little monotonous eating at the Cannon Center (the cafeteria for everyone living in Helaman Halls), you have to get creative.

    Dorm Life

    You will meet great friends here! There's always something going on and everything is super convenient.

    Academic Rigor

    Definitely much tougher than high school. You can't just breeze by here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your study habits down. I was a straight A student in high school and now I'm realizing how much harder I need to work next semester because I'm glad to have straight B's right now!

    In three sentences

    This school is like Hogwarts for Mormons. Not only is the spirit strong here, but the academics are great (and rigorous!) and the people are fascinating. This place is a blast.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU is extremely safe. You can usually leave your things laying around campus and find them there, untouched hours later. We office a service where anyone who needs to walk home late can call campus police and be escorted (not as intimidating as it sounds.) Still, don't be dumb and go running in sketchy, empty areas alone. The campus is safe but every community has creepers.

    Greek Life

    BYU does not have sororities or fraternities. We do have many service organizations.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a club night hosted by BYUSA every Tuesday night. The clubs range from music performance clubs, to superhero clubs, to chess clubs. There are also a lot of service based clubs. The clubs pass out a lot of free food.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to work hard, who want to serve, and who want to improve their spiritual well-being.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    In the fall, there is a true blue football foam slide. You came away happy and covered in blue foam. In the summer we host the World's Largest Water Balloon Fight. There are so many other amazing events and a lot of them are free.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU is a Private school but the tuition is extremely subsidized thanks to alumni and other donors. You won't believe it when you hear it. Oh, and the education is top notch.

    What to do for fun

    There is so adventure much around Provo! We are located right against the mountains where student can hike and participate in outdoor activities. There is an excess of fun little restaurants and bowling alleys. There is a discount theater, a mall, and someone is always throwing a movie night or a dance.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered at the Cannon Center with a meal plan is excellent. There are so many vending machines in every building with a variety of foods. The CougarEat also offers a great variety. Subway!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and fun! You basically develop a second family, and life-long friends. There is always an activity and a lot of free food opportunities.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is a very competitive school. You come from being the top of your high school to be an average student. Don't lose hope, just study and take advantage of open-labs and TAs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use Rate My Professor to get the best professors. Take an honors class when you can. Study! BYU is competitive. Take advantage of the service organizations like BYUSA and Y-Serve. Have fun! (Don't let academics drown you!)

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is amazing because the students value morals, education, service, and spiritual well-being. The motto is Enter to learn, go forth to serve. The atmosphere is uplifting and clean!

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus.

    Greek Life

    Not really any of this here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Very organized clubs and the school activities are way fun, and sometimes completely random.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, fun students, who are willing to follow the honor code and obey all of the rules.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a twitter page that shows all of the places people sleep on campus. Make sure to follow that. It is hilarious and if you are one of the many people who sleeps on the 5th floor of the library, you may be on it.

    Bang for the buck

    Very great education for a very low tuition. This is the place to get affordable, quality education.

    What to do for fun

    You're in a college town, and there are so many things to do. It is seriously unbelievable. So many fun things. Dance parties, low-key concerts, Comedy Sportz (a must-see), and tumbling gyms.

    Food and Dining

    There is a pretty standard food court, and vending machines everywhere. Being hungry is not a problem and the cafeteria has pretty decent food as well. Very tasty grilled cheese. College food.

    Dorm Life

    A lot of people are in your business, and people are pretty immature, but you will always be entertained.

    Academic Rigor

    You really do have to study here to make a difference in your grade, but you truly feel accomplished at the end of the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy your books early, utilize BYU's online planning program ahead of time, and go to extracurricular activities. They are really fun.

    In three sentences

    The academics at this school are very challenging, but make the school that much better. It is great going to a school where every student is as determined as you, and where the programs are so competitive and so great. You'll enjoy all of this on an exceedingly beautiful campus.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The tuition costs beat any other prestigious university, definitely a good deal here!!

    What to do for fun

    There are always social events going on, whether it be sports, clubs, performances, or just hanging out with people. The running routes are beautiful and the fitness facilities are top notch, there is also hiking, intramural teams. dances, a theatre, a museum...etc, And as if the opportunities on campus wasn't enough, BYU is close to other activity centres located around Provo.

    Food and Dining

    Best quality of food anywhere on campus, and the Creamery is a must-try!

    Dorm Life

    There is always something going on! You will never find yourself bored here.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are challenging, while remaining interactive and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded and willing to work hard, this is a university where everyone is the best in their class and academics are a high priority. This is an excellent university for social events, spiritual growth, academic learning, and stepping stone to becoming a well-rounded person.

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing university that combines academic and spiritual learning to enhance growth and development as both a student and person. Wonderful people, wonderful professors, wonderful classes, wonderful campus, and a wonderful learning environment. There is nowhere I would rather pursue my college degree!

  • 11/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    It's non existent

    What to do for fun

    Hike the Y!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are committed to your religion, whether it be LDS or another religion because if you aren't LDS people will probably try their best to convert you.

    In three sentences

    This university has a beautiful campus and friendly students. It's a large school but you still feel like your professors care about you. We also have great athletic teams.

  • 11/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Policy enforcement is very very strict, and the Honor Code lays down a lot of safety rules that provide a great environment. It is very safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Kick-boxing, chess, break-dancing, swing-dancing, archery, ping-pong, martial arts, cooking, math, writing, etc. You name it, they have it. If they don't have it, you can create it.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for LDS people, and for ballroom or folk dancers. They also have a steller animation program and medical school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Like I said, it is and LDS private school, and that already labels it as unusual. Prayer is said in almost every class, and there are nearly 200 mormon branches that meet every Sunday on campus in various buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest, and still top-notch universities in the nation. Because it is a private school founded by the LDS Church, there are tons of donations made every year that enable BYU to keep it's tuition down.

    What to do for fun

    There is a local concert hall near campus and several movie theaters or parks. BYU has hundreds of clubs that meet each week, so you should never lack in activities.

    Food and Dining

    Dining on campus is pretty good, especially if you're a freshman living in the two main on-campus dorms. Dining around Provo is even better. Any type of food you could want, we have it.

    Dorm Life

    It is super fun to live on campus. There are always group activities happening all over, and everyone joins in. You will never lack for a friend at BYU, and the dorms are pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    You are pushed hard, but it's so wonderful because you know that you are reaching the full mental capacity of that field. BYU does a great job at providing on-hand learning experiences and several of its major departments are rated #1 in the nation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard. The professors here are great, but they don't take slack. If you are planning to attend this university and are already LDS, great! If you are not LDS, learn about the LDS culture. This is a private school founded by the LDS leaders, and the rules at the college follow the religious laws of the LDS Church.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a very prestigious school that demands only the best from its students. The Honor Code at BYU provides an environment where students can focus on school, their career, and their social life, without worldly distractions. It is a great university.

  • 11/19/2012

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

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    Clubs and Activities

    DIVINE COMEDY! And the Disney history and Speech and Debate Club!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm totally excited to maybe be excited about BYU! I love that there is a HUGE PI day celebration and of course, Divine Comedy! Also, Brick Oven and the Cannon Center are AMAZING!

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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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.

  • 11/13/2012

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

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    What to do for fun

    Play ultimate frisby!

    Food and Dining

    The Canon Center has amazing food. Every sunday they bring in ice cream from the BYU creamery.

    Dorm Life

    You can get aquainted with people easily. I went to a summer camp here and I met tons of people.

    Academic Rigor

    My friends say that it doesn't keep them board.

    Tips for prospective students

    I don't go here so I don't know.

    In three sentences

    So far as I see, BYU is one the best schools I could go to. It understands my situations and has high standards. It is also cheap for how great of instruction they have.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 214 of 486

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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.

  • 11/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Find activities on campus like free event or bowling. Also there is a water park near by when the weather is nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to stay on top of assignments, be social, and find study groups.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great education for the price. The professors are there for the students' success. The campus is friendly and very clean.

  • 11/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Unless you're stupid.

    Greek Life

    there is none

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons

    What to do for fun

    Hike the Y, join a club, do a flashmob, wear something weird around campus, people are pretty accepting

    Dorm Life

    Its all right, live there Freshman year for sure!

    Tips for prospective students

    use ratemyprofessor.com

    In three sentences

    Its a lot of fun, there are constantly activities going on.

  • 11/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the price of tuition. I don't think there is anywhere else in the country that'll provide this great of an education with so many opportunities and qualified staff for this price.

    What to do for fun

    There are quite a few fast food places around here. You can also go to activities held on campus quite often, join and attend clubs, and attend the variety of sports activities. There is also tons of hiking and a few parks nearby as well as some malls and movie theaters. The most popular thing is probably to go to the Dollar Theater. Here they rerun old movies that have come out with in the last year. It is two dollars for tickets unless you have your student id.

    Food and Dining

    The meal pan itself is pricey. Although you will never have to worry about not having enough money for food. The Cannon Center, where most freshman eat, are meals and usually quite tasty and it is in a more restaurant and less cafeteria style setting. You also have many options at the Cannon Center. On campus there are also a few cafe/restaurants in the buildings and these are nicer but a little more expensive. The cheapest area is the Cougar Eat which is in the Wilkinson Center and has a few fast food options.

    Dorm Life

    Definitely a freshman atmosphere. They do a good job at keeping everything well kept and clean. Also they provide many opportunities to meet people and go to fun events and activities. They are pricey and you must pay for a meal plan.

    Academic Rigor

    Brigham Young's academic rigor is pretty high. BYU has some of the best programs not only for education and experience, but to also help you get out in the world and involved with things that pertain to your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be involved with out of school or extracurricular activities. Your application will look a lot better if you are involved in many things and do well in them. Also make sure you get good recommendations. Don't be shy in making yourself look good either.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young is a highly academic school. There is a lot of focus on dating and marriage. This school provides opportunities most schools can not afford.

  • 10/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Local and campus police do a good job of keeping people safe. No campus is completely free from violence or theft, but BYU is doing alright.

    Clubs and Activities

    A great selection. Everything from hip hop club to the tall person club. Political clubs, social clubs... everything.

    Great for these types of students

    Studious, friendly, religious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you come you have to light the Y for homecoming. It's a good hike up to our famous Y on the mountain and seeing it lit up is great!

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is great. It's a cheap option for a great, high-ranking, private school.

    What to do for fun

    Within the campus alone there is swimming, bowling, theatre, an arcade, a movie theater, performances happening almost daily, sporting events, comedy shows, etc. Outside of campus, Provo has many great hiking and camping areas, theaters, climbing arenas, farmers markets, malls, restaurants, laser tag, etc.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few options for on-campus eating. You have the camps cafeteria or CougarEat, as well as a few campus grocery stores and eateries. If you're not a fan of the campus options it's easy to find an acceptable alternative off of campus.

    Dorm Life

    Campus life is great. In very few other places will you find such a sociable, friendly atmosphere. EVen living off campus there are plenty of opportunities to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are informative and the professors, for the most part, are fantastic. Studying is a requirement for good grades, but they are certainly attainable if you work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your time here and take advantage of all the great opportunities available to student. Everything from a free gym, to studying abroad, to career counseling is available. Don't take it for granted!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University provides a great atmosphere for learning and academic growth. It is unique to any other campus and provides ample opportunity to its graduates. The skills learned here will benefit graduates immensely.

  • 10/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    None

    What to do for fun

    There are surprisingly some good restaurants around town. People like to go to Divine Comedy shows on campus and there are other fun things in the area.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk to TAs and work hard. Professors will work you but you'll prepared for anything afterwards``

    In three sentences

    I like the environment even if it's only for some people. Professors generally want to help. Easy to form friends and study groups.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU has its own police department, and the environment is very safe. People at BYU are expected to sign an Honor Code saying that they will hold to certain standards. Signing this Honor Code is a requirement for attending BYU, but this Honor Code is for the safety of the students attending there.

    Greek Life

    There is not a greek life at BYU, but there are several opportunities to make lasting friendships. Your freshman year, you have the opportunity to be involved with freshmen academy, which means that you take all your classes with a certain group of freshmen students, which is another great way to make friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for several different interests, and if there is not one for a particular interest, you have the opportunity to create it yourself.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to work hard and receive a great education for a low price will love this university. The professors are sincere and truly care about the students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At homecoming, students hike the hill to the Y and light the Y for homecoming week. There are also more student job opportunities on campus than on most other universities.

    Bang for the buck

    You receive an amazing education at a low price at BYU. Many universities have tuition with numbers of five digits. At BYU, tuition is only four digits, currently $2,355 for a full-time fall or winter semester.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on and off BYU Campus. Some options on campus include dances, student activities, plays, musicals, and the varsity theater, which shows movies for only $1.00.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food choices on campus, including the BYU creameries, with their famous ice cream. There is a Taco Bell, Subway, Jamba Juice, and Freschetta on campus, along with multiple BYU custom restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    I had a great experience staying at Helaman Halls during my freshman year. It is a great way to make friends and be involved with campus events.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU is a competitive school, so you need to be ready to work hard, but the education you will receive is well worth the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good grades, and do your best on the ACT or/and SAT. Take time when writing your essays to make sure they are written well.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University has great programs with knowledgeable professors. The campus is beautiful, and the students are all there to learn. There is a special spirit at BYU that is not found at many universities.

  • 10/25/2012

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

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    Campus Safety

    It's Provo.

    Greek Life

    None. Although I am Greek... Just sayin'.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU is great and has it all.

    Great for these types of students

    Good kids who don't want to drink and party all the time. Also great for people who want a great education and get married ASAP.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Mormons are peculiar ;)

    Bang for the buck

    SOOOO cheap for how good of a school it is. Most colleges of this level are around 30k-40k a semester.

    What to do for fun

    This has got to be one of the funnest schools out there because kids actually do things besides go to parties and get drunk.

    Food and Dining

    two words: Canon Center.

    Dorm Life

    I like the heleman and Rogers halls but the rooms are really small.

    Academic Rigor

    I havn't been yet so....

    Tips for prospective students

    It is a great place if you want a clean environment and good kids. Also to the naive LDS kids who think everyone at BYU is perfect, be ready to be surprised. But even then the standards for the bad kids are higher than at other schools.

    In three sentences

    I've always wanted to go to BYU. I'm also looking at a few ivy league schools and Georgetown but even if I got accepted their it would be a tough decision. Luckily I have a 2 year mission before I go to school now to decide :)

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    Particularly hard language classes. Keep up with everything and you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Have an idea of what you want to do, but don't panic if you're still an undecided major. Be prepared to work hard. Don't worry about being trapped in a Provo bubble, the world's as big as you want it to be.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a great place to learn and be pushed. You will be taught by professors, not TAs, and many will be willing to help you make the connections you will need after college. The language programs are rigorous, but you will learn a lot faster than you would think possible.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is extremely safe. There are officers constantly on campus, and if you don't feel safe walking around at night then you can call an officer to escort you wherever you need to go.

    What to do for fun

    There are inter mural teams constantly being formed. All you have to do is join. If you walk outside, there is sure to be something to do. If you're not sporty, there are plenty of clubs to join that can interest all people. Even just hanging with the roomie can be a blast.

    Food and Dining

    When you live on campus with a meal plan the food is well balanced and perfectly portioned. There are plenty of options even if you don't have a meal plan. The Wilk holds plenty of dining options ranging from Subway to Taco Bell.

    Dorm Life

    It isn't too noisy when you want to study because people respect that others are trying to study. Even if you need to study for that big midterm coming up, there is something going on every night so don't worry. Wait the next night after your midterm test to do get loose.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors expect you to know everything about everything. It isn't just memorizing words on notecards; it's about knowing your stuff. Don't expect to just be a sponge for information and throw it up on a test and forget it. Analysis is everything. Explanation of concepts is the true test of intelligence.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect college to be all fun and games. Set time aside every day to study and look over notes. Stay on top of your reading assignments because it can take two weeks just to make up a weeks worth of work for one class. Yet, even with all the studying, make sure you DO have some fun. Relax. Take classes you want to take because your future depends on the choices you make here and now. High school is in the past; your education starts now.

    In three sentences

    Attending BYU-Provo is a challenge, invigorating, uplifting, and the students are dedicated to their work. The professors are the creme of the crop as they teach in a way where every student can understand and learn in a good environment. Basically every individual who has attended BYU-Provo--whether it be for only one semester or their whole college career--has been successful in whatever they choose to do.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Overall I know myself and many other students feel safe on and around campus. BYU cares for there students safety enough to offer things such as escorts (if you have a later class and do not feel comfortable walking home in the dark, you can call the BYU police and they will have someone come and safely escort you home) .

    Greek Life

    BYU does not have Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU offers a wide variety of clubs and activities ranging from Neuroscience to Hip-Hop and everything in between!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are LDS than BYU is the place for you. About 70% of your tuition is covered by tithing. Could you ask for anything better? It is an affordable price for an outstanding education.

    What to do for fun

    People are always doing something. It is a very social community. I enjoy the outdoors, and there are lots of outdoor things to do here. In the summer there are things like floating down the Provo river, or going to Seven Peaks just down the street. In winter there are the mountains! Skiing, Snowboarding, and sledding are always fun.

    Food and Dining

    BYU has meal plans for those who want or need them. There are many places like the cougar eat, the museum of art, the business building, and creameries, all over campus where good food can be found.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun for your first year. It is a great way to make some of your best friends. People are always doing things. In the dorms you feel safe, and they are clean!

    Academic Rigor

    Brigham Young University excels in academic performance. Be prepared for lots of work, although it will be worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look on ratemyprofessor online before choosing classes. The reviews are usually pretty accurate and you do not want to end up with a bad professor.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is all around a school where someone can become very successful. Students and Faculty are always willing to help, no matter what your needs may be. Brigham Young University excels in academics, clubs, activities, price, safety, and much more.

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    None. There are no sororities or fraternities at this university.

    What to do for fun

    Go to plays! They are excellent and not too expensive, especially with student discounts. Football games are also lots of fun.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of options and places to eat on campus including Taco Bell and Subway.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my freshman year and it was decent, but not my favorite. I prefer off-campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging and competitive but not overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn about the LDS religion if you are not a Mormon. It is pretty pervasive. They will be kind and understanding but you may not get some of the cultural references and social mores.

    In three sentences

    Excellent place to make friends. Wonderful professors that will work with you personally. Lots of activities and opportunities offered through the university.

  • 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-looking resume booster for a reason. The high standards (Honor Code ring a bell?) and selective entrance processes are not just for show. These people are dedicated to turning out successful and intelligent adults that can make an impact on the world in a positive way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your best and don't ever slack off unless you are on a holiday. Be prepared to have stressful midterms and fun in between.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful with you sitting right on the mountains and plenty of nice grounds. The teachers and classes are helpful and challenging respectively. You will never want for something to do.

  • 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.

  • 10/12/2012

    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.

  • 10/04/2012

    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.

  • 10/03/2012

    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.

  • 10/03/2012

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 09/25/2012

    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.

  • 09/22/2012

    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.

  • 09/20/2012

    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.

  • 09/20/2012

    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.

  • 09/13/2012

    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.

  • 09/12/2012

    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.

  • 09/08/2012

    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