Academics

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

Academics: The job opportunities are many, and the workload is large, but over all the curriculum and facilities are quite good. We have many clean, helpful, hands on lab facilities, in which are frequently used by the students.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: The teachers are all very helpful to the students and provide all the help they can, and there are many tutoring facilities which are widely used.

5 College Junior

Academics: The professors are very friendly and they are all willing to assist with and sponsor student research. The geology department is like a big happy family. I love them!

4 College Junior

Academics: The professors are really helpful and the courses are challenging, but not overwhelmingly so.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am undecided, but the programs are very good.

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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

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 21 responses

  • 49% Henry B Eyring
  • 46% David A Bednar
  • 5% No one really

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