Describe the type of student who should not attend Brigham Young University-Provo and explain why.

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Anonymous,

Although BYU- Provo encourages and inspires each student to reach his dream, it does not and can not be motivated for you. If a student does not have well-defined dreams, that is ok- but he who is without desire to work to discover his own dreams will not do well at Brigham Young University because BYU helps us to achieve our own personal goals and does not envision our future for us. Thus, if a student is not motivated to find and work towards his own individual dreams he should not attend this school.

Anonymous,

It's the most stone-cold sober school in the world. So don't go if you can't commit to live the Honor Code. The Honor Code is something that every student has to agree to live by. It includes abstinence from alcohol, harmful/illegal drugs, and living a completely chaste life.

Anonymous,

I don't think there is anyone really who shouldn't attend this school. It is welcoming of all types of people. If you are not motivated to do well in any type of college setting, then BYU might not be the best for those types of people. However, I feel like if that is the case, then no college would be right for the person. As long as you are motivated and want to receive a great education I would say that BYU is the right type of school for anyone.

Anonymous,

Simple: students who don't want to work hard, don't want to live high moral standards, don't want to have clean and appropriate fun, don't believe in school spirit, students who are going to attack other faiths or other people, and students who don't want to serve others--these are the students who should avoid BYU. Students who don't want to push themselves and see college as nothing but a party won't feel comfortable here. BYU has certain expectations for its students, and the students who have no desire to live by those expectations should avoid this school.

Anonymous,

A student who succeeds better in smaller classes, who is easily stressed socially. Also a student who would not be happy abiding by BYU's honor code policies.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2017

The kind of student who should not go to Brigham Young University is one who does not believe in having their actions dictated by the governing body.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2016

BYU is known for many of it's strict "rules" for its students. There are curfew rules that can get individuals thrown out of the school. Students must be out of members of the opposite sex's apartments by midnight each night. If a student is caught being dishonest on an exam, he or she can be expelled from the school. These are things that go on in other places and they get brushed aside as if they didn't happen. There is a standard that this University holds its students to and if a student cannot be honest with himself or with others, or self sufficient in doing their own classwork and studying, they should not attend the University.I think if someone did not feel like they had to integrity to stay true to the code of conduct they sign their name to, that, in my mind is the only thing that would describe a student that should not attend Brigham Young University. Otherwise, students of all races and religions are welcome and thrive on campus.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2017

Individuals who want to are not interested in rigorous academic study or personal improvement may not find a good fit at Brigham Young. Also, if someone is not interested in a religious environment, it is not recommended that they attend.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2019

You should not attend BYU if you do not know how to work hard. Brigham Young University-Provo is known for being a challenging, and very successful college. Students should also not attend if they cannot live the Honor Code that you must sign to apply. This means that students must dress according to the standards outlined, they cannot drink, use foul language, and must live in approved housing. You should not attend BYU if you don't want to be challenged, stretched, and changed until you reach your full potential. It will be hard, but it is definitely worth it.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2017

Those that do not feel comfortable around Mormons or the Mormon culture. FYI Mormons do not drink, smoke, do drugs, have premarital sex and are genuinely very unique in their life culture.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2018

There shouldn't ever be one reason why someone should NOT attend a certain university because everyone should be acceptant of others. There are things that would make attending BYU-Provo difficult, though, such as the inability or lack of desire to live up to high expectations academically, morally, spiritually, and socially.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2018

A student who is not okay with living elevated standards, and is simply looking to have fun at college.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2019

The type of student that should not attend Brigham Young University-Provo is the student that's just going to school to get a degree and move on with life. If you're not willing to truly receive an education and learn for yourself what truth or not, it's not worth your time to come to this university. You'll be surrounded by diligent, hard-working, and uplifting people with high standards who are making the most of their education, and if you're not willing to do the same you probably won't enjoy attending this school.

Anonymous, Student, Brigham Young University-Provo, Class of 2017

The type of student who should not attend this school is one who doesn't actually care about learning, but simply wants the 'A' grade. A student who isn't willing to put in the time and effort to grow intellectually, and someone who doesn't care about the well being of others around them. This is because BYU, and most of the students attending, aim to create an atmosphere where students are able to become intellectually enlarged, character built, learn to develop a life of service and continuous learning, and to become spiritually strengthened.

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