Brigham Young University Reviews
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BYU was the perfect place to get my undergrad degree. The price was right, the environment was amazing, and the teachers were dedicated to the success of the students. I loved it! Everyone who knows about BYU has an idea for what the campus environment is like, and it's not for everyone, but if you go there intending to have a true BYU experience, you won't be disappointed!
Receiving my Exercise Science major at Brigham Young University was extremely enriching and rewarding. The classes were challenging but the brilliant professors helped me to grasp the difficult concepts needed to succeed. I finished my undergraduate career with a great understanding of the Exercise Science. The best part about it was that it gave me an even greater desire to learn more about the field. The fire for learning that BYU gave me will be a great benefit as I continue my education at Physical Therapy School.
I loved my time at BYU. The English Department is full of really helpful faculty who genuinely care about educating students. You do have to be focused as an English major as to what kind of job you'll have after graduating. I wanted to edit so I took all the editing and grammar classes and set myself up nicely as a freelance editor. The program gave me the knowledge I needed to do my job.
My time at BYU has been an outstanding example of true educational value. Students and professors are all of the highest caliber and raise the bar for academic and behavioral excellence a little higher every year. For the amount that the average student pays in tuition and fees, I have a hard time imagining another institution that provides as much by way of resources and high-quality learning experiences for the price. The party scene definitely isn't typical of other universities around the nation since, but what BYU lacks in greek life and raves it makes up for in adventurous outdoor activities. Personally, I have loved being able to drive 20 minutes from my apartment up the canyon with a bunch of friends from class, ski at Sundance for a few hours and be back in time for afternoon class in the winter. On the other hand, summers leave hundreds of miles of trails open for day trips to nearby waterfalls, summits and hot springs, a welcome relief from the rigorous study schedule of a typical BYU student.
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.
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 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.
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.
Studying at Brigham Young University was a life-changing experience for me. The classes were rigorous, especially since I was studying engineering and pre-medical classes at the same time, and there were times when I felt overwhelmed by it all. Eventually I began to learn how to learn, to think critically, and to solve complex problems. Even more importantly, I had professors and classmates who pushed me to be a better person. BYU is simply the best valued education in the entire US in my biased opinion, the professors are excellent and the campus is beautiful. I am grateful for the experiences I had while at BYU.
Mars Rover. Ping pong ball shooter. Power Wheels car upgrade. These are all projects I was able to work on and contribute to during my undergrad degree at BYU. The courses I took were insightful and interesting. They built on each other so that I could use my skills that I learned in previous classes to excel in new ones. The teachers cared and took time to work one on one with me when I asked. I developed solid relationships that helped me learn more about the mechanical engineering field, find additional opportunities outside of class to further my education, and acquire good recommendation letters for graduate school. One opportunity I had was to volunteer at an elementary school teaching kids basic robotic skills with Lego robots. Another was to work on upgrading a Power Wheels car for a child with severe dwarfism who wanted to go faster and keep up with her friends. I also served as the BYU Mechatronics Club president, which gave me the opportunity to network and help students with out of class mechatronics projects. On top of the excellent academics and opportunities, the campus was clean and safe, the tuition was much cheaper than other schools of the same caliber, and there were many social activities available in which I participated. BYU's focus on strong Christian principles mean that students must hold themselves to a high moral standard, or the Honor Code. This might be controversial for some, but for me, it challenged me to respect myself and others while completing my degree. The four aims of a BYU education are: spiritually strengthening, intellectually enlarging, character building, and lifelong learning and service. I feel that I have internalized these ideals and am prepared to enter a new graduate school with a unique perspective and a dedication to education. While I continue on to a career, I aim to keep those ideals with me and constantly pursue lifelong learning and service to others.