Rexburg, ID
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
Branch Campus Of
Brigham Young University
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3 College Freshman

Parking: If you wanna get a good spot, be there early

3 College Freshman

Parking: Spots fill up fast and the permits aren't too costly. Sometimes they fill up so fast that the only parking spots are in the very back and that is pretty far away from campus. If you are in a spot that you shouldnt be, expect to have a boot or ticket in about an hour or less. Campus is fairly close to all apartments, but there are some who are about a 10-20 min walk away. A car would be nice to have to get around, I would say necessity of a vehicle is 5/10.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Depending on where you park, there are usually enough spots that are pretty close

2 College Senior

Parking: Parking can be crazy. Off campus parking parking is covered by the city so there aren't a lot of spaces.

3 College Student

Parking: I haven't experienced it myself, but i've heard it was alright.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 365th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 740th
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1205th
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenica Sparks
Olympia, Washington
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Parking is a sore topic for many students. There are not as many parking lots or even parking spaces for the number of students owning cars. The parking lots that are available are primarily on only one side of campus, so if students do drive, they’ll still end up walking across campus to get to class.

That being said, BYU-Idaho is a small campus. Students can cross from one side to the other in about 15 minutes on average by walking. Most housing complexes are only one to two streets away from the campus, if not just across the street. Even community housing for married students and students with a family is within a reasonable walking distance. There are still students who do have to travel a couple of miles to get to campus, either because they live in a nearby city or at a local residence outside the main parts of town—these students are who the parking is intended for. For most students, walking is less of a hassle, and they don’t mind having to walk when they know they’ll eventually end up walking across campus anyway.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Anywhere B parking is designated, students can park with a campus-issued parking pass. With a University (city parking) pass, you can only park on the U designated stalls. B Parking is found by the Hart, Snow, Ricks, Hinckley, Kimball, Taylor, and campus streets by the Kimball and Austin. U Parking is along all the streets surrounding campus, along the Hart, Spori, Kirkham, Clark, and Smith.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
$10-$30 (3 months-1 year)
Common Parking Tickets
Parking without the right permit or without a permit at all: $10
Getting a Parking Permit
It is easy to get a parking permit. You just have to visit the parking office in the Kimball and request one. The cost is $10. There is also city parking on the streets surrounding campus that you have to get through the city at the City Administration Building. The cost is $15 for three months, $30 for the year.
Parking Services
Parking Services Office
150H Kimball Building
(208) 496-3266
Did You Know?
University Relations has recently promoted walking on campus and increased public knowledge of the new parking regulations. At the beginning of the fall 2009 semester, the parking policies were adjusted to include city and campus parking, designated by U and B parking. For many students, this has created unnecessary confusion, but overall, the University believes it has created more order for students who have to drive to school and encouraged more students that can walk to walk.

Student Polls

What are the best places to find a parking spot on campus?    Based on 29 responses

  • 24% Street parking
  • 18% Parking isn't very easy to find
  • 18% Parking pass lots (purchase a pass)
  • 16% On campus between buildings
  • 16% Top of the hill
  • 8% Housing close to campus no need to drive

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 205 responses

  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 4% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 44% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 19% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 24% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 6% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 204 responses

Very poor
  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost

What are the worst places to look for a parking spot on campus?    Based on 30 responses

  • 40% Close to buildings
  • 37% Anywhere if you don't have a permit.
  • 23% On the roads that boarder the campus
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