would definitely think twice about attending BYU if you are
focused on getting a job after graduating. The location
of the school makes it very difficult to find meaningful
work experience during the school year and the school itself
has poor ties to the business community.
The school suffers
from a pretty bad rep, especially considering the caliber of
students that are attending the school. Outside of Utah
it is known just as a school for mormons that
has produced a few good quarterbacks.
The tuition is dirt
cheap, but if I had the chance to choose a
college again I would have gone to a school with
a better reputation in a bigger city (I'm sure it
would have cost a lot more).
A lot of people
subtly claim that in order to be a faithful mormon
you need to attend this school, don't listen to this,
it is nothing but garbage. You can study the
religion anywhere and going to college has much more to
do with the type of career you want to pursue
and what you want to do with the rest of
On the positive side, the school is very
clean, the students are very well disciplined and competitive (good
to be around people like this if you are serious
about school) and the sports program is great.
of the people I knew during my college years were
completely focused on attending this school, they didn't even really
consider going elsewhere. I fit into this category, although
I am not sure why I was like this.
So, I would strongly suggest to people applying here that
they be very open minded about their college choice, there
are definitely a lot of other quality schools out there. Good luck!