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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.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: I'm not sure if a high grade is good or bad. The school is very strict. There are dress and grooming guidelines. You have to get an ecclesiastical endorsement before you are accepted and it has to be renewed each year. If your grades are not good you can be kicked out promptly. There isn't a lot of tolerance for immaturity. The police are very active and will enforce everything from minor speeding to noise levels in an apartment after 10pm. There is a strictly enforced curfew and the police will stop any students out after it. Students are also not allowed on campus after curfew which makes it hard to have any sort of night life. It's not hard to abide by the rules, but if it doesn't sound like something you could keep to, it will make your life a misery. But there are thousands of people that manage to keep to it each year, so it's not as bad as it sounds.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are many boys of all kinds at BYU-I. They tend to be a little more mature than most. There tend to be extremes- either very mature, or not even remotely mature. There are a fair number of people that are up there only to find a spouse rather than get a good education. The school has a dress code, so dress is modest and comely. If you're looking to find hardcore partiers, this isn't the place to look. Most people are there for the education and are very focused on school and religious responsibilities. The students are generally pretty fun and have a wide variety of interests. There are many students from all over the world.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It depends where you live. The more you pay, the better the quality of housing. Everything is decent because the university has housing standards that the landlords all have to abide by. The housing is fairly close to campus. You get what you pay for usually, so shop around before deciding. The landlords are usually married upperclassmen who are employed by the owners, so they're very kind and understanding. Parking gets taken fast- so if you have a vehicle make sure and secure a parking spot. The school has a housing website where all housing is listed which makes for easy shopping.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Since BYU-I is a religious school there are no bars or clubs even remotely close. However, the students are always throwing parties and different activities. The school is good at providing a lot of options for things to do- including wilderness excursions/adventures, dances, and other things. If you want a social life that doesn't involve drinking or illegal activity, it's easy to find. There is almost no public transportation though, you'll need to make friends. But there's not really anywhere off-campus to go, so it doesn't really matter in such a small town.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food in the main dining area is good and filling, however it never changes so the students can get a little tired of eating there. Some of the food is overpriced, but it's in a good location. A lot of the other places to eat are about half a mile away from campus; so unless you have a car, you might be out of luck, especially during the winter.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: They have an unnecessary foundations program that doesn't transfer to other schools yet they are required.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Students here at Brigham Young University - Idaho are great we all live by the same moral standards. We all have a foundation in the gospel of Jesus Christ and there are plenty of people to find friends with.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: We have a good variety on campus with a pretty good dining hall. There are also a decent amount of local stores for students to eat at.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am involved with the Student Support organization. It is a great way to serve others and come closer to Christ at the same time.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Rexburg is super tiny, but there are tons of things to do all over campus and the town surrounding it.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Every teacher I have met is absolutely fantastic! They all know what a quality education is.

5 College Freshman

Academics: I just declared my major so I haven't gotten to far into it yet, but the workload is not terrible, and you get a lot of real-life experience.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are fantastic! Most of them have their own kitchens and they are all at least two bedrooms, it's really a lot more like living in an apartment than it is like living in dorms (I've stayed in other college dorms, and they DON'T compare).

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is good and clean! I love that I can go out and do things without worrying too much about the influences that will be around me. Granted, everything starts shutting down around 11:30 on weeknights, but that doesn't mean that good, clean fun isn't available.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are prohibited from use at this school. Use will get you suspended. Not widely used even with the people who live in Rexburg.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of housing for singles, but not very much for married. Need to be able to get around if you are married. Single housing is located right next to campus and the grocery stores.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: If you need a scholarship, you'll get one. The application process is really easy, just a short form to fill out and they use that with your FAFSA to determine what scholarships to give you. I got a decent amount. Then you just have to make sure you take enough credits to receive the money and send in a thank you letter for the donors.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It depends what you're looking for. BYU-I is an Honor Code school, so naturally it doesn't have booze parties and drunken sorority places to hit up. In fact, Rexburg basically shuts down after 11 p.m. to satiate the curfew in place. However, Sammy's and Scoops are some great party places. Sammy's host actual parties with D.J.'s, dancing, and great neon light shows in their basement, or they rent out other places to show their customers a good time. Usually, the entry price is a measly 3 dollars or so. Scoops isn't as big or as crazy-awesome--yet. My guess, with their big space, new basketball hoops, newly installed wii, and cheap delicious icecream, they'll be the new "cool stop" soon enough. Plus, they're almost right next to Little Ceaser's! Perfect location, and a quick jaunt form the dollar theatre.

3 College Freshman

Parking: If you have the Fall Spring track, you'd probably give this a higher grade, so I chose a C+. As for those of us who have Winter Semester in our Track, we endure some of the hardest weather the United States has to offer. Snow storms, hail, crazy strong wind that sheers straight through your clothes--it's all there. And BYU-I absolutely never cancels for whether, unless it's so cold it's dangerous to go outdoors. Or something in the heating system breaks down, which it can, and in which case it's too cold to go into the buildings. However, these events are rare.

Still, all is not lost! The rest of the warmer months are beautiful, sunny, warm, and happy months in Idaho! And even the awful winter months can be nice; it gives you an excuse to cosy down and drink some hot chocolate in a pair of cute mittens and a new, great scarf,

3 College Freshman

Weather: If you have the Fall Spring track, you'd probably give this a higher grade, so I chose a C+. As for those of us who have Winter Semester in our Track, we endure some of the hardest weather the United States has to offer. Snow storms, hail, crazy strong wind that sheers straight through your clothes--it's all there. And BYU-I absolutely never cancels for whether, unless it's so cold it's dangerous to go outdoors. Or something in the heating system breaks down, which it can, and in which case it's too cold to go into the buildings. However, these events are rare.

Still, all is not lost! The rest of the warmer months are beautiful, sunny, warm, and happy months in Idaho! And even the awful winter months can be nice; it gives you an excuse to cosy down and drink some hot chocolate in a pair of cute mittens and a new, great scarf,

3 College Freshman

Transportation: The problem with this question is this is a walking campus. You can get to everything on campus, and nearly everything important in Rexburg, with leg power and time. For those of us who want to save on gas or have no car, this is heaven. But for those who live farther from campus, this complicates matters. There are little to no transportation methods, but don't worry! If you're at the Ivy, they have a spectacular little bus with a schedule that can take you to campus, to Wal-mart, or to other several stops. If not, you may get lucky and a nice LDS member will stop for you and offer a ride home.

4 College Freshman

Academics: All of my teachers have been excellent, and I have been impressed by BYU-I's EWnglish staff and programs available for English majors. I wish that there was a little more Q&A available for those in the English program, so the many questions and possibilities for English lovers could be answered, by time is hard to come by, so I understand. My teachers are fantastic, but there is little networking to be done with them, or so I have found. Still, honest and thoughtful professors whose lessons are always worth attending. Great job, BYU-I!

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: All the students are very well-mannered, dress modestly and treat each other respectfully. There are a variety of personalities to fit anyone.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: THis school is very clean and the pressure is nonexistent You can do what you want but there are consequences.

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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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