Facilities

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

Facilities: Everyone on campus attempts to pull together and make the atmosphere welcoming. The facilities are recently updated and kept very clean.

4 College Junior

Facilities: I love all the little shops and outdoorsy things to do around campus!

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: I think that student life on campus is amazing.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Sometimes when I am too busy to go to the Hart gym, I really enjoy walking or running inside the indoor track at the I-Center.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Some of the buildings feel like you are back in high school. My favorite building though, where I take most of my classes, feels extremely professional. The school strives to have as much of the equipment you will use in the work force as possible, and makes sure it is up to date. There is an amazing indoor track and gym that has tons of courts for different sports. There is also an amazing auditorium used for weekly devotionals and special performances that is state of the art and really incredible to be in. All buildings on campus are clean and well organized. The school has several area's where students can hang out from different organizations and also to study. Overall, there is a lot of room for students to work or play.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 45th
    Best Student Centers
  • 50th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 156th
    Best Library
  • 277th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 389th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenica Sparks
Hometown
Olympia, Washington
Major
Communications
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Many of the buildings are fairly new, while the rest have mostly been remodeled recently. The buildings are well kept, and vandalism never happens or is extremely rare. Each building has many desks in great condition, and food facilities are easily accessible. Almost all of the classrooms have a projector with a computer hooked up for the professor to present a wide range of material to the students.

The grounds are always kept fresh with flowers all summer long, and the walkways are kept safe from ice and snow during the winter. The University has a beautiful garden where many go to relax, walk, take portraits, and even get engaged. A large beautiful temple can be seen from almost anywhere on campus, and at night, the temple is lit up for a magnificent wonder that can be seen from 15 miles any direction. The cafeteria has been remodeled with all new equipment, and a student will always have a place to sit and relax. The library has computer labs and always has the resources necessary for a student to research and study. The University has many outside contracts with magazines, research sites, and many other useful memberships for students to enjoy while enrolled.
 

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
124
Campus Size
430 acres
Student Centers
Manwaring Center
Campus Library?
Yes
Main Libraries
McKay Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • The area of grass outside the library in front of the Spori
  • BYU-I Gardens
  • Crossroads
  • Library Third Floor
Bar on Campus
None
Bowling on Campus
Yes, MC first floor next to the bookstore
Coffeehouse on Campus
None
Movie Theater on Campus
None
"Green" Initiatives
Recently, students have created an initiative to implement more recycling on campus. The school has also taken a big stand against creating more parking places and instead has asked students to walk when they can instead of driving. The school is also constructing a new auditorium and adding to the Manwaring Center to increase usability and efficiency to the old building.
School Slang
  • DTR: "Define the relationship." This is the name for the talk couples have when they're transitioning from just dating to something a little more serious.
  • FHE: Family Home Evening. Every Monday night, your ward family home evening group will get together to have a spiritual lesson and activity.
  • IF: Idaho Falls
Traditions
  • Devotional: Every Tuesday, the University invites a speaker to talk to the student body on a spiritual topic. Students gather for devotional and show they're prepared for the speaker by raising their scriptures.
  • Midnight 5K Run: Every semester, students run a 5K at midnight to support a given cause.
  • Pond Skimming: Students get together in the winter and slide across the ice and snow on the Upper Fields.
Urban Legends
  • "Ring by spring or your money back." Some people get married their first semester, but it's not like that for a lot of people. And you won't get your money back.
  • BYU-I really stands for BYU-"I do."
  • It's more of a fun fact than it is a legend: the most frequently stolen book from the library is The Miracle of Forgiveness by President Spencer W. Kimball. Who'da thunk!
  • Legend says that the Tuscany Place apartment complex was once home to a prostitution ring. But I'm not entirely sure that it's just a legend!
Favorite Things To Do
Go to student performances. Visit the BYU-I Gardens. Meet friends in the Crossroads. Work out at the Hart. Go sledding in the winter or play games in the summer on the Upper fields.
Student Organizations Web Site
www.byui.edu/Clubs
Student Newspaper
I-Comm Network
www.byuicomm.net
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
BYU-Idaho has more than 60 active societies and a very strong student-led activities program with six areas (outdoor, service, talent, fitness, sports, and social). For students who are interested in getting involved in a society or activities committee, there are plenty of spots that open before each semester. The University also has a very achievable process of starting a new club/society.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • Jazz band
  • Literary magazine
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
ROTC
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 148 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

Where are your favorite places to just hang out?    Based on 24 responses

  • 19% Anywhere is good when with friends
  • 15% Crossroads
  • 14% Idaho Falls
  • 11% Porter Park
  • 10% BYU-I Gardens
  • 10% Library First Floor
  • 7% Library Third Floor
  • 6% My girlfriend/boyfriend's apartment
  • 4% Nature park
  • 1% Allen's Sunrise Village Apartments
  • 1% The willows
  • 1% Chapman Lounge

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 23 responses

  • 18% Hanging out with friends
  • 17% Getting to know the people in my ward
  • 16% Hanging out with my roommates
  • 15% Netflix
  • 10% Dancing!
  • 10% Rafting, snowboarding, hiking, volleyball, etc.
  • 6% Reading
  • 6% There are a lot of student activities around here
  • 2% Disc Golf

What is the most interesting urban legend about campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 48% You get kicked out for missing curfew
  • 19% You get an A if you live through a traumatic exp.
  • 14% You obey an honor code
  • 14% Pick any common LDS myth
  • 5% You get married very quickly there

What are the best on-campus student jobs?    Based on 18 responses

  • 27% Working at the library
  • 23% Lab assistant/TA
  • 19% Office jobs in the Kimball
  • 19% Any
  • 12% Working at the radio station

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 21 responses

  • 60% Devotional
  • 17% Pond Skimming
  • 10% Midnight 5K Run
  • 7% Rafting
  • 7% Free fitness classes

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 7 responses

  • 100% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 0% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 0% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 162 responses

  • 1% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 16% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 47% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 36% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 162 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 2% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 49% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 49% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.

What are the worst on-campus student jobs?    Based on 14 responses

  • 80% Early morning custodial
  • 20% Food services

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