Brigham Young University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (83)
My school is competitive and a high quality school. However, the atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed. People enjoy being there, and there are many great professors.
Beautiful campus with friendly students and staff. Contrary to what many may believe, the education was well-balanced in terms of conservative v. liberal viewpoints. Great "bang for your buck"
I absolutely love BYU! I had many amazing teachers, classmates, advisors and mentors. I was very prepared to start my career. I made some of my best friends there and learned much more than just academics. It is a fun place to be.
BYU is a fantastic school that combines secular learning with a spiritual environment. The student life is focused on helping you have an uplifting experience without compromising any morals or values you might have. I always felt a genuine concern from each professor. The economics department is not an area for people wanting to get by. It was a challenge, but I came out knowing I could accomplish hard things. Each professor in that department is focused on helping students succeed. I am grateful for the career office and all they helped. I was able to have open discussions. I highly recommend getting into a freshman academy program if you are a new freshman. It helps you start school running without having to worry about forming study groups or working really hard to meet new people. BYU has a very strong alumni network that can't be beat. Most alumni networks have strength in specific regions around the school. BYU has alumni across the globe and has always served me when looking for a new career opportunity, regardless of my major in Economics.
Best value for education. Cheap tuition and good education. Take advantage of research opportunities and internships.
College is an amazing experience. You learn so much about yourself, make lifelong friendships, and gain a valuable degree. I wouldn't trade my college time for anything.
BYU is a fun atmosphere to get a great education. You can't beat the price, and the professors are very sharp and considerate.
BYU is a beautiful, stretching campus, especially in the springtime. The library is impressive and an excellent resource. I found other resources on campus to be helpful throughout my undergraduate education as well: the Career and Counseling centers, Women's services and resources, the Writing Center, and college advisement centers. I loved many of my professors and found them to be great teachers and experts in their fields. I felt very lucky to learn from them, and I believe BYU employs excellent, gifted educators. Most of the facilities are clean and up-to-date, and BYU has a steady income from donors and funds that it is always improving and remodeling something on campus. Pros: -Very affordable education at a good value. Great scholarships and financial aid available. -Excellent professors and student resources. -Beautiful campus and community. -Provo is growing and constantly improving. A great city to live in. -Easy and affordable access to Salt Lake City using the frontrunner train directly from Provo. -Talented students and outstanding extracurricular/co-curricular programs. -Online independent study classes available. Classes also available at the Salt Lake center. Cons: -Lack of diversity on campus. I think this is a university that does not have sufficient systems in place to cater to international, non-white, non-Mormon, and non-heterosexual students. Some (not all) people at the university can be bigoted or small minded when it comes to inclusiveness and diversity. -The rules of the honor code can be strict and inflexible, but students know what they sign up for coming in. -Campus can be somewhat isolated from the rest of the city. BYU seems more and more to be trying to create a physical distinction between itself and the rest of Provo. -BYU is a big, growing, and sometimes crowded university. Students who like smaller teacher to student ratios will be unhappy here. Unless you are in a small program, there's a lot of anonymity in your educational experience. -Some experience difficulty transferring BYU's credits elsewhere (mostly due to the required religion credits).
Pros: + Faculty that are active in helping you understand and implement new procedures to current cutting edge projects. + Lots of housing to choose from as a married couple or as a single individual. + Safe atmosphere. Being a christian school they have a honors code that helps with the ambiance. + Wide variety of programs to choose from with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral degrees available. + An active student body and campus life that has opportunities for many different activities everyday. + Research and internship opportunities with and through the university. Cons: - Like other universities, requires general education requirements to receive BS or BA degrees.
College was amazing. Not only do you get to meet new people and have a whole new social group, but you can be on your own, managing your own affairs. It's a great, independent time to learn about yourself and what brings you the most happiness. I loved all of it!