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5 College Junior

Diversity: We have students from all over the world! it's a great experience getting to know them. We are a Religion based school but we accept anyone who might want to come! We welcome everyone and i think that is something amazing about this school.

4 College Junior

Academics: We have great professors all of them have or are working on their master degrees they are all kind and willing to do all they can to provide the best learning environment for the students.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial office does the best they can but everything is a slow process.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Mostly every student is drug and alcohol free. No peer pressure there.

4 College Junior

Parking: There seems to be a lot of parking but I don't drive, so I am not an expert in that area.

3 College Junior

Athletics: We have sports but they are not international. Also, we are not supportive of our teams; I hardly know what's going on and I bet no one knows our school colors or mascot (Vikings?)

3 College Sophomore

Weather: If you love the snow, this is the place, almost half the year it is cold enough to snow. The cold isn't to bad though, because all the apartments that are available are easily within walking distance, but it would still be wise to learn to drive on ice.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Even though Rexburg is an incredibly small town nearly everything here has been tailored for college students. Nearly everyplace has some sort of school discount, group discount, or some other way to save money. Also, because the school knows there is only a limited number of things to do they host tons of activities every night to keep students active.

3 College Senior

Weather: The only draw back are the winters, which can get pretty harsh. Unfortunately, those winters last about half of the year here, so if you get a bad winter it lasts forever.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The ratio is 4 girls to every one guy. This is for the singles. However, lately, they're evening off. We get students from deep south Texas to Eskimo Alaska to places unpronounceable that are found in the middle of the African desert. Most are very nice and very friendly and always willing to lend a helping hand. It's easy to make friends, with the campus being so small, but the students' hearts are huge.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: A bit of paperwork. I was always trying to find one thing or another that I forgot to turn in. Sometimes the hoops you have to jump through are about 20 feet off the ground. They make it possible to do--maybe by giving you a step ladder--but it's not easy, not to mention dangerous in the figurative sense. If you have an issue with financial aid, I suggest going early in the morning, right when it opens. Lines get VERY long around noon and don't start tapering of until about 4:00.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: We get weather of every shape and size, but no matter what, it's always windy. Winters get cold, and when it snows sometimes they have to cancel classes, at least the morning ones. The campus is kind of on a hill, so it can get pretty hard to walk uphill, against the wind, on an icy sidewalk, to get to class. But once the weather gets nice, it's beautiful.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: BYU-Idaho is one of the safest places I've ever been. There are almost no thefts or crimes to be heard of. Every so often there is a prank, but it's mostly between friends of campus, and it's never done maliciously.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Most students at BYU-Idaho have computers of their own, but there are computers available everywhere. There are lots of areas in the library, and the network is pretty fast for so many people on it all the time. Printing on campus isn't that bad either. I have my own printer because I live off campus, and it can be a bit of a hike to print or scan all the time.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: At BYU-I, there really is virtually no drug scene. I mean, if you go looking for it, really looking for it, I'm sure you could find some. But drugs, smoking and drinking are pretty much nonexistent.

3 College Senior

Athletics: There are no competitive sports offered at BYU-I, if you want to compete in something then this is not the school for you. They do offer collegiate sports and they are extremely fun—for example a large group of friends could make a dodgeball team and compete in tournament—but you never compete with other schools, only other students and their teams.

2 College Senior

Transportation: There is only one bus line that comes up to campus and its mainly used to transport students to the surrounding cities or the airport. There are no real transportation options to get around town, you either walk or hope your roommate of a friend has a car. Walking is fine in the spring and fall, but winter is a nightmare because it's so cold and there's snow everywhere.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The school I attend has very limited on-campus housing, so off campus is the easiest option. They are fairly affordable and the farther away from campus they are, they cheaper they become. There is a variety to chose from and the prices match the quality. I've never had a problem finding somewhere to live and they are constantly adding new apartment complexes to keep up with the incoming students.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: On campus housing is the worst housing you can get.

College Sophomore

Transportation: There is only shuttle transportation to certain apartments.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are small snack-cafes in buildings around campus that are good for a quick snack. The food court in the main building has a good variety of choices like a pasta bar, Chinese food, and Mexican-style foods to name a few. There are some self-serve options, which is nice if you are in a bit of a hurry or just don't feel like waiting in a line.

4 College Junior

Majors: As with all majors, there are pre-requisites. These classes help you to decide if you're serious with the program. I feel these classes are very helpful and necessary. With the help of the program coordinator and her patience and care, I was able to figure out all the classes I need to register for in order to get the most out of my education.

5 College Junior

Academics: This college is amazing. The class sizes are too extreme, but rather are more intimate providing a better one-on-one relationship between the student and teacher. I have had teachers invite my class to their homes to meet their families! This school is wonderful and the education offered here is priceless.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Due to the small town surrounding campus, the restaurants and places to dine are somewhat limited. Although with continuous growth, more and more well-known restaurants are starting to make a scene. Most establishments provide discounts to students which brings in more business for them.

5 College Junior

Academics: As a student in the BFA program, art is the focus, with photography as an emphasis. Although I have no desire to become a painter, or sculptor, these classes are required to help me become a well-rounded artist which in turn helps me become a better photographer.

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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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