- Class: Sophomore
- Major: Middle Eastern Studies
- Gender: F
- High School: Allen High School
- Transfer Student: N
The best thing about BYU: the quality of education in exchange for the amount required for tuition. I also like that BYU teaches you more than one kind of knowledge; the religious atmosphere really gives you an all-around experience. One thing I would change is the ridiculous parking at BYU. Bus passes should be free and parking passes should cost money. When I tell people I go to BYU, that usually alerts them that I'm LDS, or they ask about my sibling who also attend/attended BYU. School pride is ok. I find that more people outside of BYU appreciate it than inside. BYU is unique because of the ward experience... you live around the people you go to church with. The line between church and school is not so definite.
The G.E. classes are enormous. There is no way that the professors will know your name unless you pester them. Other classes tend to be smaller, ranging from 26 to 13 people. BYU offers very good languages courses, as well as home and family living courses. The most unique class I have taken is a clothing construction class. The education at BYU is geared more torwards learning for its own sake.
I've several foreign students at BYU. A student that would feel out of place at BYU is one that does not conform to LDS religious beliefs. Different types of students do interact. I was surprised, however, when I first came to BYU, by how much people don't interact in general... everyone is in their own little world --if you branch out to talk to people though, they will be friendly in return. Most BYU students are from Utah, California, Nevada and Arizona. BYU students are predominantly right.
The Best Things
tuition is cheap!
The Worst Things