Brigham Young University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (74)
I loved BYU. It was a great environment where I was able to work hard and receive tons of help. The LDS church really brings a good spirit to the campus and people are happy and fun to be with. The church also helps with tuition costs so that's really nice. The professors really care and want to be there. There is always help to be found in whatever situation you are in. Classes are tough but you learn a lot. I wouldn't trade my time there for anything.
BYU provides a stellar educational experience. I was challenged by the curriculum and the depth of research and study required to complete the program. I feel it was a great stepping stone for my graduate degree. The opportunities for clubs and extra curricular activities were plentiful.
BYU certainly has its flaws, but I wouldn't trade my time there for anything. I had tons of opportunities to research with professors here, more than I think the average undergraduate student gets. The faculty were incredibly kind, and were genuinely interested in my well-being and my future. This summer I was invited to be a research fellow at my first choice graduate school; an opportunity I received largely because of the the work BYU allowed me to take part in during my undergraduate years.
BYU is, in my humble opinion, one of the best schools you can attend for the price you pay. The professors are there because they want to be. The campus is beautiful and very clean, nestled right up to the Wasatch Mountains. When it came time to look for a job, BYU's reputation held a very high standard in the eyes of the employers I met with, and I was able to secure a great job right out of college. BYU will definitely be on top of our list when our children are getting ready to go to college.
"So you're studying to be a mom? That's why you're spending money on college?" My dad's words sounded harsh over the phone. "No, Dad. That's not what the Family Life is. I'm studying to have a job and to truly help others." My dad was not convinced that day. I did not have the words to explain what my programs was, but now I do. Even though I could not explain my major choice to my dad, it was the best choice of major for me and prepared me for my future career. Let me start by clearing the elephant out of the room: Family Life is not the study of how to be a homemaker. In fact, it is a "soft science"--Family Life combines psychology, social science, and therapy practices to weave together a program focused on understanding and strengthening family units. Homework is frequently comprised of reading and analyzing studies by family experts on why families are important, what makes a strong family, and how we as professionals (therapists, social workers, and policy makers to name a few) can help families thrive. My favorite classes in the Family Life major was Helping Relationships taught by Dr. Mark Butler. In this class, we had the unique experience of developing family therapy skills as undergraduates. Through simulations and help from our professor, we learned how to balance a therapy session with multiple parties in distress. After this class, I feel confident in my initial therapy skills as I start my graduate program in Social Work. The Family Life department at Brigham Young University is chalk-full of professors that are experts on the family. They are eager to interact with students and provide research opportunities. Undergraduate classes and students are a huge priority for the professors! In addition, BYU's graduate program for Family Therapy is one of the top ranked in the nation. Students in the Family Life program stand a good chance of getting into this great Master's program. I loved my undergraduate experience, so I hope I explained my major in a way that does it justice. I do not hesitate to recommend Brigham Young University and the Family Life program!
BUY is a great school for anyone who wants to be surrounded by people with high morso standards. As it is operated by the ODD faith you can be guaranteed to always be in a safe and wholesome environment. BUY grads are well respected throughout the world as there reputation proceeds them. Any field chosen at BUY will be a successful choice.
BYU is amazing. However, it has some of the same problems inherent to modern universities: many programs are marketed to students that really have no career application outside higher academia. I think all departments, especially liberal arts, need to be more forthright with career options.
I attended Brigham Young University from 2011 to 2016. I cannot believe how much I grew in those 5 years. I completed a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics. I also had the opportunity to study and live in Jerusalem for a semester through the BYU Jerusalem Study Abroad. BYU was an amazing school to attend. Aside from the wonderful education provided, I was able to receive scholarships and grants through BYU and the Civil Engineering department every semester that I attended. In addition, BYU's tuition is extremely low if you are a member of the LDS church, which along whit extensive student aid available, makes it very affordable to attend school. I found that most of the professors were very available and wanted to help students succeed. I had a baby in the middle of a semester and all of my professors were extremely accommodating in allowing me to turn in work early and to work around the birth and subsequent recovery. My degree program prepared me extremely well for my career, and I was able to receive and accept a full time job offer before I graduated. I was able to start work immediately after graduation.
BYU is a great university! It is famous for its honor code, which is a moral code that students agree to live by. This provides an atmosphere of integrity to go along with the intellectually stimulating atmosphere. The Organ Performance program was particularly awesome - the professors were totally invested in my success, often giving me extra lessons during their free time. I would recommend this program to any aspiring organist and church musician.
BYU gives you the best value of any major university in the country for your degree. Not only that, you get an incredibly intellectually invigorating educational experience by being able to study with people from all around the world on topics that interest you. The professors are extremely approachable. The first year experience for freshman is extremely well run, and provides opportunities to grow and make new friends. Wouldn't change my undergrad experience at all.