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Very Easy
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Brigham Young University
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5 College Sophomore

Academics: All the major's at the school really prepare you for your future career. Most of my classes are either hands on in some form, or require me to take a class that will be hands on. The facilities are really nice, not the newest of the technologies, but probably just one step down. Everyone takes care of the equipment and what they use because they know other students will be using them. I love my major so much!

4 College Sophomore

Academics: BYU-Idaho used to be a two year university, so they have really great programs in a wide variety of subjects. All the programs now are up to bachelor degrees, and they all are great. The teachers care about the students and classes are usually small enough so the teachers will know your name. Registering is not that difficult, and you can usually get all the classes you want.

5 College Senior

Academics: My major, psychology, requires extensive time and is a large work load but it is so rewarding as well. I have a true passion for my major and am looking forward to learning about it even further.

5 College Senior

Academics: All of the above is excellent and so helpful. I can always get answers i am looking for with ease and friendliness.

5 College Senior

Academics: My major is Recreation Management. For this major we are always outside doing things or in the classroom doing hands on activities. The work load if light compared to other majors. With this major there are many options for jobs and internships. The Professors are also willing to work with you to help you succeed in what you need to get done.


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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
Olympia, Washington
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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

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Part-Time Retention Rate
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Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
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: 2%
  • General Studies: 20%
  • 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

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 142 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 141 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 22 responses

  • 48% Henry B Eyring
  • 45% David A Bednar
  • 5% No one really
  • 2% Del Parson



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