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Reviews 4187 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: Only the best. We have macs and pcs. All located in the library. There are some computer labs in different buildings and tutors are available for free. There is always someone there to help with any problem.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There is no party life. Curfew is at 12 every night and 1 on Fridays. There is activities and dances held by the school.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is no fast food restaurants. There is a variety of food but it closes early since most of the housing has kitchens. Because this is a church school, food services is closed on Sunday. The food is good, a little overpriced but keeping in mind that tuition is lower than almost all other schools it is good. It is located in one spot and close to the library and other campus buildings. Deals are always going on.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the Communications program. They offer so much to us. The classes are well rounded to all areas of this major, the professors are smart and love helping one on one as well as much as they love to teach. They offer so many different programs and hands-on learning that you feel what you are learning truly applies to life and it's not all busy work.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Getting into the Communications Major does not require an application or studious process. All you have to do is switch at the Comm Discovery Center office.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't done an internship yet but I do plan on doing one. BYU-Idaho requires that we have an internship so they help provide opportunities to find one that will help our future career life.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love being in the BYU-Idaho Communications major. They provide so many opportunities that will help you succeed in the career world. They teach principles along with programs that you will be using with this major and this applies to so many different areas of life. The professors teaching the classes also come from the work force, so they have experience to back what they are teaching you which is such a bonus and you can tell as you are being taught by them that truly were incredible in their field.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Rexburg is a small town but I really like it there. Most people are friendly and helpful. There isn't a ton to do in Rexburg but there are things to do in Idaho Falls which is about 30 mins away and there are natural attractions such as the sand dunes and the ice caves as well.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is pretty unpredictable. During the winter it gets bitter cold and snows a ton. Classes usually don't get canceled unless the professor cannot get to campus. The sidewalks on campus are heated so once you get on campus it is safer to get to class. It is almost always really windy so you need a good windbreaker and usually a scarf and gloves. It is nice during the spring though.

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3 College Student

Scholarships: BYU-I is subsidized by the LDS church, which means that students who are LDS pay less tuition than non-LDS students. However, because tuition is less than $2,000 per semester the school has very high standards for financial aid and it is therefore rather difficult to obtain from the school.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: The BYU-I campus is a beautiful place to be in the Spring semester. The weather is warm enough that students are often seen in short sleeve t-shirts (not even carrying a jacket!) walking along the grass- or flower-lined sidewalks around campus. It is absolutely beautiful here during the spring. It should be noted, however, that students have been known to break out the t-shirts in 55-60 degree weather. This occurs because students who stay for the Winter semester have been acclimated to extreme cold.

Away from the cold winds and deep snow, there is a lot to do on campus. As a religious school, BYU-I sorts each students into a particular Ward at which he or she will attend church every Sunday. Wards which function well involve the students in several activities a month and promote friendly interactions between students. There are also numerous school-sponsored student organizations and major-related associations, but I am less familiar with those.

I can tell you, however, that the dance workshops, dance labs, and weekly dances the school hosts are a very fun way to get active, meet new people, and learn how to dance!

2 College Student

Administration: First of all, I wish that this grade were numerical because although the campus is extremely strict I do not feel that my experience here has been overly negative. BYU-I is a religious college with some very strict standards for dress and behavior. Students are not permitted to come to class unkempt (unshaven; wearing yoga or pajama pants; or wearing shorts, capris, or flip-flops) and students have been sent home from class or the testing center for not meeting dress standards.

In addition, students who break the Honor Code (no drugs, no alcohol, no sex or petting, no staying out past curfew) must deal with the Student Honor Office if they are caught or turned in by another student. If a student confesses to his or her bishop before the Honor Office finds out about the infraction, punishments are usually lighter but are still levied.

It should be noted that, as a religious school, BYU-I has a church attendance policy. This is enforced by requiring students to gain approval from their bishops before they can register for classes for their next semester.

Overall, I have enjoyed my experience at BYU-I thus far. I have made many good friends (and discovered that most students are not sticklers for the Honor Code) and have had a lot of fun. Although this school is very strict and really will dismiss you for violating the Honor Code, it is a very peaceful school to attend if you can live within the rules.

5 College Freshman

Administration: They get an A+ for being so strict! We have an honor code, that we agree to follow and are aware of before attending, so by choosing to attend you shouldn't make a big deal about the rules.
There are some that are harer than others, but the rules are there for making better people.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Rexburg is a small town and has the major food chains and other cool smaller places.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It is a mormon school, and according to our beliefs we don't drink alcohol. But nightlife at BYUI is considered "clean fun." With friends you have a great time, bonfires, dance parties, and many other things.

3 College Freshman

Weather: Idaho is a northern state, so you cannot expect equator weather. It is snowy cold in the winter and can ice up the side walks, but on campus the sidewalks are heated so you dont have ice problems. The weather can be bypolar and unexpected. In the spring and summer the weather is great for being outside in the sun.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I think something that sets my school apart from other schools is the atmosphere on campus. There is a strict dress code so students look well groomed and clean cut. People are very friendly and will always offer a smile. Campus is a place that is fun to hang out; it's clean and beautiful with gardens and places to go to get some quiet time. It really is a peaceful, happy place to be.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The options for food are not that great, but Rexburg has been expanding greatly and tons of new food businesses have been opening up. Rexburg is definitely a college town, and has plenty of student discounts so cost wise you don't need to worry. But if you're off campus it isn't that hard to get to a nearby place to eat, and you can find some good cheap food.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports at BYU-I are all either intramurals or competitive leagues. I know from past experience that they are a lot of fun and can be a good way to make friends or have fun with friends you already have. Some of the sports include: flag-football, soccer, basketball, dodge-ball ultimate frisbee, volleyball, and tennis. The fields and facilities they use are really new and well kept. Finding a team to play with would not be hard at all because so much of campus is involved people are always looking for players to add to their team.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: BYU-I has great on-campus dining called the cross-roads. It's very up to date and feels clean with tons of options for really good food. The atmosphere is pretty calm with lots of natural light, and it can be a good place to study, or even hang out with your friends.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There really isn't a need for a transportation network in Rexburg. The town is tiny, so you don't even really need a car. A good bicycle would be able to get you everywhere you need to go. Getting to and from the airport may be a bit more difficult. It can be expensive to take a shuttle, but if you use the ride board, it's pretty simple and cheap. Just Facebook stalk potential rides before and make sure they aren't creepers.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It all depends on your situation. Some people find Rexburg to be a cold, dreary place, but I have really come to love it. The town lives on the college, so it could be considered a "college town." Many things are priced to be within a student's budget, especially entertainment. The school is constantly hosting some kind of dance, or performance, or activity, and if you want to be involved it isn't difficult at all. The school goes to a great length to get its students involved and socializing.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Almost all the housing for BYU-I is off campus. It isn't hard at all to get a good apartment right across the street from campus either. However they are all "BYU-I approved housing", so even if you live off campus it they still follow all the same rules, though unlike the dorms there is no one to police you, they just trust you.

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2 College Sophomore

Parking: There is a ton of parking on campus but with the increase of students it has made parking harder and harder. The north side of campus has a lot less parking. You need a $25 permit for on campus parking, but if you park on the street you need a city parking permit which I think is $15. I know, it's insane.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are no competitive school to school sports programs at BYU-I. However they do have competitive and recreational sports programs you can get involved in. This gives students the opportunity to be more involved running the team or running the league which can be a lot of fun. The lack of real sports though does sometimes make the school feel like they don't have much of an identity as a school.


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BYU-Idaho professors and other students take a lot of interest in students personally, to help them achieve their academic goals and improve their overall well-being. They care about how you do in classes, what you have to contribute to the school, and what you're doing besides school to enhance your lifelong learning. The BYU-I experience really becomes what the students make it. Students who just study to get by learn to do the bare minimum with the least amount of effort, and students who want to make the most of their education and learn and grow from being a student work longer and harder in a variety of pursuits that span beyond academics.

It may be hard to believe that there are so many opportunities to develop skills in a given area from attending a little school in Rexburg, Idaho. But just as BYU-Idaho takes huge steps in innovating learning and maximizing resources, students learn to be innovative hard-workers who know how to problem-solve and communicate effectively. Most students who realize the potential they have in being admitted to this school and who take advantage of the opportunities offered here quickly learn how to make their BYU-Idaho experience worthwhile.

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