Brigham Young University Reviews
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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!
College is important for women even if they plan to spend most of their lives raising a family. College gave me the confidence and security I need to fall back on if something awful were to happen to my husband.
Teaching is a great fit with children because for the most part your schedules will be similar.
Choose something you love. It is no fun to be stuck doing something your whole life that you only tolerate.
I quickly decided that I didn't like business and that I wanted to drop out, but the Associate Dean told me that it would be worth it for me to stay in. So I did. I also thought I wasn't going to be able to find a job, but I did find one before I graduated (I didn't accept it and took a few months to find another job). I have now been at that company for 10 years.
I wish I would be smart enough and be able to work hard enough to get a more technical degree but sadly I'd probably get the same degree.
Think long and hard before getting one of the "unpractical" degrees and do anything you can to not take on debt.
I have been at BYU for the past few years now, with a few semesters left. I am continually impressed by how much this institution, its staff and faculty, and even its students are constantly trying to improve everything about this school. Each year, the rankings for various programs (business, law, accounting, nursing, art, and theater, to name a few) keep rising. There is an amazing atmosphere here that helps everyone feel included, welcomed, and successful. While the coursework is very demanding, in the end, you get a top-notch education, and it makes all the hard work and effort worth it.
Anyone who attends college knows that it is not just about classes though. The social atmosphere is very fun, active, engaging, and lively.
There are so many things to do on campus and off campus, and you have the reassurance that you will be with a good crowd of people due to the strict honor code in place. Many people who have never been here think the honor code (with dress and grooming standards, zero alcohol/tobacco/drugs, and morality standards) is too restrictive, but as someone who has lived it, I can tell you firsthand that it actually is very freeing. When you are not entangled with all of the addictions, distractions, health issues, side effects, financial issues, and emotional problems, you really can focus on your schooling, and on developing a rewarding social life as well.
The campus is beautiful, and the experiences you gain here are even more so.