Brigham Young University Reviews
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Brigham Young University provided an excellent large-scale university experience. The academic programs available to me were diverse and interesting. Once into my major, I had the opportunity to work closely with professors on real-life projects that were meaningful.
Had a great time. The school is full of motivated students and professors, and there's a real professional quality about the approach to education. I definitely give it a five star review, but with one caveat: it's not a place to go if you want to doubt the "Why" behind why we're here on Earth (if you're already a member of BYU's religion, LDS Christian). People are told to accept certain answers, and even if I believe them, I do dislike not being able to come up with other answers for myself.
For the price the school is the best bang for your buck you are going to get. It is a very respected school that has a very good reputation. The problems that I had with the school were class size, the limited amount of space in the programs of study in which you had to apply to get into, but if did not get in what are you supposed to do?! Then you end up wasting your time at a school hoping to get into your program of study. The campus is beautiful, and well maintained.
I loved my undergraduate experience at BYU Provo. It was ultra-challenging yet deeply rewarding. I felt like I was exposed to great literature and ideas and taught by brilliant professors. I felt safe and made lots of life-long friendships. Ideas were discussed and debated in class. I greatly enjoyed the LDS-standards culture. It is a great place for someone that doesn't drink and believes in sex after marriage because there are a lot of people there with similar views. The tuition is super-reasonable. The cost of living is fairly inexpensive. There are also a lot of extra-curricular activities, sports, live bands, comedy, dances, art exhibits, etc. Lots of fun positive things to do.
BYU had an excellent psychology program. It was rigorous, but also manageable. I learned quite a few techniques that I still use to this day as a counselor. If you are majoring in psychology, please do be aware that at some point you will need to get a Master's in order to work in the field. I did know that going in, so it was a good experience.
Brigham Young University and the Marriott School of Management is one of the top business schools in the country and ranks as the top school for Accounting. The students come from all over the globe and most are multi-lingual. The program provides excellent and direct application of academics and practical experience from top professors and leading executives who share their expertise with students. They have a fantastic internship support system to land excellent opportunities and this feeds into their placements of new graduates into top companies.
BYU was where I really understood who I am. I felt academically challenged, but also supported by the professors. I love the atmosphere of that school and the balance it gives between social, academic, and spiritual experiences.
BYU is a great institution. The professors are very helpful and extremely talented and intelligent. It wasn't a cake walk, but it was worth it.
I enjoyed attending BYU. I was required to take a mixture of classes in both biology and education, and because of this the major is quite a long one. Some of the required classes seemed a bit arbitrary, like having to take Entomology but not any other specialty class such as Ornithology or Mammalogy. The pedagogy classes were for the most part beneficial, depending on the teacher. What I would have enjoyed more of was time in the middle and high school classrooms. We spent one semester in a practicum observing a teacher and then spend one semester in student teaching. It would have been nice to have a bit more. Overall thought I felt prepared to enter the workforce as a teacher and that my classes has been educational and practical.
BYU has a great atmosphere and a great learning environment. They promote not only education but good morals and values. It's in a beautiful location with lots of outdoor activities nearby.