Diversity

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 Sophomore

Diversity: We accept everyone as our own family no matter their beliefs, background, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I feel like this campus is extremely accepting and fairly diverse.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: I feel that the campus is divers and accepting.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: The majority of the students here are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It's a church run school, so it makes sense. Students come from all over the country and the world to come to school here, and it is a lot of fun meeting new people. My roommates were from all different parts of the country, and in several of my classes I had international students. The school offers a lot of financial aid along with the church, so regardless of your economic background you can still come here.

1 College Senior

Diversity: The school is 95% white, republican. It is a private Mormon school so it is expected to be religiously homogenous. I think we would be more beneficial for all the students to be more diverse.

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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 169 responses

  • 2% Libertarian
  • 14% Not sure
  • 13% Very conservative
  • 47% Conservative
  • 22% Moderate
  • 2% Liberal
  • 1% Progressive/very liberal

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 169 responses

  • 0% Libertarian
  • 27% Very conservative
  • 46% Conservative
  • 9% Moderate
  • 18% Not sure
  • 1% Liberal
  • 0% Progressive/very liberal

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 172 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 171 responses

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

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 20% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 5 responses

  • 80% Republican
  • 0% Democratic
  • 20% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 0% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 0% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 20% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 60% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 169 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.
  • 33% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 49% Very accepting.

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