You can compare UVU to other Utah schools all you want, but the school is great from not having to walk outside between classes, it's bright, open, not gloomy, & clean, to having excellent opportunities for a wide variety of majors, instructors, internships, & smaller classes which means you can actually interact with your teachers! I like the smaller class sizes (I was at BYU for 2 years before transferring to UVU). People like to think UVU is easier than BYU but that is not always the case. It really depends on the class. GE classes are way easier at UVU but otherwise the difficulty level is about the same. It was my first choice, even though I got into a couple private universities. I really like how the majority of people are friendly. If you're looking for trouble, you'll find it (there are some weird people) but I've also met a lot of cool people. It's a nice campus and all buildings are connected, which is great when it snows.