- Class: Alum
- Major: Other Social Science
- Gender: F
- High School: Mayde Creek High School
- Transfer Student: N
BYU is a large university and it's easy to feel lost in the grand scheme of things because the campus is so large and the beginning general education classes are very large (800 students). I spent most of my time in the Harold B Lee Library working (I worked 20 hours a week) and studying when I had a break from work and class. The most frequent complaints about BYU is the lack of student parking close to campus. There just isn't enough space to add more student parking around campus because the administration gives the closest spots to faculty and guests. BYU's biggest rival is the University of Utah. I think there's a rivalry because both schools are Utah schools and people assume that BYU contains all LDS students while the U doesn't, or doesn't contain as many. The stereotype of the University of Utah students is that they are drunk, crude, rude, and loud.
Most professors do not know your name because of the vast number of students that they teach, however there are the exceptions to the rule. I have never spent time with a professor outside of class. I feel that my education was not geared toward getting a job, but rather at learning for the sake of learning. My least favorite classes were the GE's that were required. The classes were really large and it was hard to get to know other students in the class. If you did get to know them, you didn't see them in any other of your classes.
BYU does not have a very diverse student body, although they claim to have students from all over the world. I believe this to be true, but the percentage is minuscule to the Caucasian student body majority. I feel that there are quite of bit of wealthy students at BYU, but there are also the "starving students" on campus as well. You can tell who has money or not by what they wear and where they live. Most students wear jeans and a top/jacket to class, but there are the girls (and some guys) that dress super nice to class, to put on a show for others. It shows that they have money.
The Best Things
It's a religious univerisity so religion is discussed frequently
The Worst Things
The "sameness" of everyone