Diversity

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

Diversity: Not as diverse as I'd like.

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: The problem with the diversity of campus is not the school, but the attitude of the students who feel they are better than the average person. There is an air of haughtiness around certain groups of people, and things like gay and lesbian rights or abortion should not be brought up if you don't want to debate about it. The students often have absolutely no "real world" experience. Being somewhat of a convert to the church, I know the dirtier side of life and they tend to take their opportunity for granted here.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: It's a BYU school. 'nuff said.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: We have students from all over the world, but as a Church-based university, religion and sexual orientation are not very diverse.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are at least a few students in all of my classes that are from a different country. This keeps the campus diverse to a decent level but nothing extreme. They offer many clubs and organizations for other cultures and backgrounds. Very accepting of diversity.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenica Sparks
Hometown
Olympia, Washington
Major
Communications
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Because of the strong international influence of The Church of Latter-day Saints and BYU-Idaho affiliation with The Church, LDS members come from around the world to attend BYU-Idaho. Many cultures are introduced to students through the influence of international students. Brigham Young University-Idaho strongly encourages students to organize groups that center on different cultures of the world. A very large percentage of the male students has served a two-year mission, where each goes anywhere in the world to spend time serving people. These young men bring back different languages and cultures with them to the school, sharing what they learned with others.

The Church teaches love for all of God’s children and respect for every individual’s culture and beliefs; the University holds true to this teaching. Even though the school has a high percentage of students who belong to the Church, many non-members are admitted to the school, as well, as long as they commit to live the standards established by the school’s Honor Code. Students from all cultural and religious backgrounds find a pleasant welcome from the student body and students interested in their beliefs and where they came from.

Facts & Statistics

African American
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
6%
International
5%
Native American
1%
White
82%
Unknown
1%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
82%
Common States of Residence
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 33%
20-21: 25%
22-24: 30%
25+: 11%
Female Faculty
17%
Male Faculty
83%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 0%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 98%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
BYU-Idaho recognizes marriage as being solely between a man and woman. Gay relationships violate the Honor Code, just as any sexual activity before marriage does.
Political Activity
There are different political groups like College Republicans and College Democrats at BYU-Idaho.
Economic Status
Students primarily come from middle-class families. There isn't much, if any, segregation between lower- and higher-class students.
Most Common Religions
Students are primarily practicing members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because the school is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is a private school, many of the activities and events center around the teachings of this religion.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are several minority clubs established on campus, and students who want to propose creating a new club can do so.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 165 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 15% Not sure
  • 12% Very conservative
  • 48% Conservative
  • 21% Moderate
  • 2% Liberal
  • 1% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 164 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 27% Very conservative
  • 46% Conservative
  • 9% Moderate
  • 17% Not sure
  • 1% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 164 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 164 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 165 responses

  • 8% It's hard to be a minority here.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 34% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 48% Very accepting.

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