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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.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a high dress and class standard at BYU-Idaho. Students are not allowed to wear shorts, flip-flops, capris, etc. and are encouraged to dress professionally. Along with grooming guidelines, there are strict standards for conduct including nightly curfews, rules regarding the opposite sex in living quarters, and general conduct. This makes for a very inviting atmosphere where learning is what is truly in focus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The university that I attend does have a variety of sports but teams do not compete against other schools; it wasn't designed to do so. However, local or in-school teams compete against one another which can improve skill and competition. Despite this, not being competitive on a more grand scale is prohibiting this university from becoming an excellent in sports.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Aside from a small academic award if your GPA is high enough there doesn't seem to be many scholarships.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: You've got some international students. But for the most part the students are white.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a lot of computers available to students on campus. The internet gets backed up a lot though.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: It's basically bitter cold winter for half the year. And it's always extremely windy on top of that. Lots of snow, too.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They have recently changed a lot of things with scholarships. Instead of making it easier for those who need a scholarship to get funding, they made it more difficult. It is also harder to receive an academic scholarship. I know that they are trying to work on this, and fix it though. I just hope it gets fixed soon.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Because BYU-I is a private institution, and many of the students here have strong beliefs about how harmful and unsatisfying drugs can be, there are very few students who take part in the usage of drugs or alcohol. There are the occasional few who do take part, but for the most part, it is pretty rare to have those types of scenes here.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: All of the necessary things that typical college kids need are within walking distance of the campus here at BYU-I. We also have what they call a "WeCar", which allows students to rent a car for a certain amount of time. The cost is pretty reasonable, and it is very convenient to have that option.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The schoolers in the process of updating the full four years I was there. Every year there was something new like a cafe or a gym. Maintenance was superb as well.
Homecoming is always the highlight of our school because it involves the community and brings everyone together. We have a city parade and numerous events the school will put on for students to be a part of.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: You'll find all sorts of people there. There are definitely more girls than guys

3 College Junior

Academics: There are good professors and bad, just like any university. There are not as many classes offered as I would like.

3 College Junior

Parking: It's expensive to get a parking permit and it's ridiculous to park anywhere else because you will get a boot or ticket before you can even fully walk away from your car.

3 College Junior

Academics: There aren't a lot of special things with my major...there are a few internships they offer and we have great teachers but it's just like any other major

3 College Junior

Technology: They are crowded and are not great computers, just normal old school kind

3 College Senior

Parking: Parking at BYU-I is crazy! Parking spots are usually available but you have to get different permits for every parking lot. And they constantly have people patrolling and giving tickets. Also the housing just off campus has crazy strict parking rules. They will boot you in a manner of minutes if you park without a permit.

2 College Senior

Weather: It's pretty cold and snowy! Which isn't great. It's worth it though!

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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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