Brigham Young University Reviews

  • 164 Reviews
  • Provo (UT)
  • Annual Tuition: $5,790
91% of 164 students said this degree improved their career prospects
97% of 164 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Michael M
  • Reviewed: 12/7/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"BYU is a great school. From an academic perspective I was intellectually engaged in nearly every class I took. I was especially impressed with the accounting major and business school as a whole. Socially, it is a large student body of over 30,000 and so there is always something fun going on."
F. Alexandra
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2017
  • Degree: English
"Exceptional faculty. Smart people. The only problem is that the English program is very divided as I think many English programs are. There are the creative types who just like to read books and write and talk about them, and then there are sentence diagraming types who hope to become teachers. They don't get along too well. God forbid you are one type and end up in the other type's class. Yikes. This only happened to me a few times and I survived. It is fairly easy to tailor your experience to get what you want."
Claira Wilson
  • Reviewed: 10/22/2017
  • Degree: Physics
"I loved BYU. The school is very much focused on undergraduate so the classes are geared toward good teaching and preparing for a good graduate program. The physics program specifically could focus more on teaching than research, as right now both are just OK. The teaching part of the physics program is excellent, however."
Steven
  • Reviewed: 10/18/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"BYU is a great school, specifically the accounting programs. I felt that I had plenty of opportunities to network with recruiters and companies, providing good opportunities to get a job. Fortunately, the program is highly ranked, which attracted a lot of top companies. I also appreciated the culture of campus, which created a good learning environment."
Maxwell Bean
  • Reviewed: 9/30/2017
  • Degree: Mechanical Engineering
"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."
Kiddo
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"Brigham Young University has great faculty who are challenging and also really care about their students. The campus is beautiful and very clean. People are also quite friendly. Sporting events are great. It is a religious institution, primarily Mormon, so it does have a code of conduct some may find restrictive. I did not, however, but it fit my personality and upbringing."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"Excellent learning environment, great faculty."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"BYU is an excellent school, with a great academic program and a great uplifting environment. The school fit my values and preferences and I was challenged and able to compete in the workplace after graduating."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Engineering
"great spiritual institute whit very affordable tuition"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"This institution is a wonderful opportunity to get a quality education and interact with people of similar beliefs"
Angela Huntington
  • Reviewed: 7/10/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
"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."
J. Holden Brimhall
  • Reviewed: 6/30/2017
  • Degree: Psychology
"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."
Trent
  • Reviewed: 6/29/2017
  • Degree: Electrical Engineering
"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."
Austin Holland
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"The Masters of Accounting (MAcc) program at BYU has been an amazing program to be a part of. The faculty here are fantastic and it is very clear that they truly care about each student's success and go out of their way to help at an individual level. In addition to the faculty, the courses are both very difficult but extremely rewarding. I have constantly had to grow and work harder each semester. The School of Accountancy here at BYU also do a great job providing opportunities to network with and professionals from various companies and to apply to positions across the country. The faculty really strive to help you recruit successfully. While it has been a difficult journey, the MAcc program here at BYU has been very rewarding and I highly recommend it to anyone."
Kimberly
  • Reviewed: 6/23/2017
  • Degree: Human Services
""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!"
Tyler
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"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."
Susan
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"The civil engineering program at BYU is welcoming and challenging. The professors are all willing to go the extra mile to help you succeed, and as far as I know most of the research is sufficiently funded. The department strives to completely cover the tuition for each graduate student's first two semesters. The program is organized that most students can finish their degree in those two semesters or close to it. Many students in the program at their research as undergraduates and/or can carry over engineering class credits not used to meet their undergraduate degree requirements."
Amy Carlin
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Liberal Studies
"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."
Erica Z.
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2017
  • Degree: Civil Engineering
"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."
Tyler Boehmer
  • Reviewed: 6/19/2017
  • Degree: Music
"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."