Academics

Location
Rexburg, ID
Undergrads
15,235
Tuition
$3,770
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
Brigham Young University
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5 College Freshman

Academics: Most professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. some of them are quite accomplished, but the school puts emphasis on them not being "above" the students

4 College Freshman

Academics: The science programs are pretty good. all chemistry classes take the ACS, and the school's average is usually right about the national average. The short semesters make some classes very difficult.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Registration is hard because there is often not enough sections open for the classes needed. The class work load is fine and most professors are very nice and helpful. Most students study in their apartments and/or the library.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I love designing my own degree from the options available. This way I choose nearly all of my classes my way. And the Generals are well rounded.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: My program is not found very often in colleges, but it is a field that is gaining a lot of attention and generating a lot of interest worldwide. I feel that I am ahead of the curve because I am pursuing this education at the forefront of the demand. I look forward to being able to put my education to good use in the world to earn a living and help people to connect their family roots. Any degree can seem overwhelming but with proper planning, scripture study and prayer, and the willpower to set aside some good choices for some better ones, you can be extremely successful.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1st
    Most Caring Professors
  • 8th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 11th
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 70th
    Smartest Professors
  • 111st
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenica Sparks
Hometown
Olympia, Washington
Major
Communications
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BYU-Idaho is very focused on practical education. The school definitely holds learning as its primary goal, which correlates with the school's mission to build an environment that cultivates disciple leaders, with an emphasis on secular learning and study.

Most BYU-I teachers are very willing to help. Unlike many universities, professors are not required to be working on getting published or continually participating in extensive research to further their academic contributions. Professors are solely responsible for teaching. The class sizes are fairly small, especially the upper-level courses. Some general courses have around 50 to 60 students, but on average, they're closer to 30 people per class.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
24:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
524
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
369
Total FT Faculty
524
Faculty with Terminal Degree
44%
Average Faculty Salary
$70,267
Full-Time Retention Rate
72%
Part-Time Retention Rate
38%
Transfer-Out Rate
21%
Graduation Rate
61%
Programs/Majors Offered
72
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Business and Communication
  • Education and Human Development
  • Language and Letters
  • Performing and Visual Arts
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • General Studies: 16%
  • Registered Nursing (RN): 3%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 2%
Special Study Options
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Online Courses
BYU-Idaho's fastest growing department is in online instruction and curriculum development. Students who attend classes on campus are able to take online courses, and students off-track or away from Rexburg can take courses online, as well. The University currently offers three online programs and is working on developing more, especially for international students.
Best Places to Study
  • Library - Second Floor
  • MC-The Crossroads exit near Smith Quad
Tips to Succeed
  • Bring a lot of warm clothes.
  • Don't live in the dorms if you're a girl.
  • Expect great professors and a lot of class discussion.
  • Expect small class sizes.
  • Learn to enjoy the cold winters.
  • Make friends. Make friends in your classes, with your roommates, at events and activities.
Did You Know?
BYU-Idaho has a three-track system. This allows for three semesters in one year. Students are assigned a track that is comprised of two of the three semesters (fall, winter, and spring). Having this system allows the University to maximize the use of its resources year-round and allows the school facilities to be used constantly. It also plays a major part in the University's ability to admit so many students at a lower cost. In part, the ability for BYU-Idaho's increase in admission will be because of this three-track system.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 142 responses

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 141 responses

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Excellent
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 48% Henry B Eyring
  • 44% David A Bednar
  • 8% No one really

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