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Reviews 4187 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are lots of places to eat on campus - the Crossroads, which have multiple dining options from Grill, to Italian, to Wraps and Sandwiches, to Bakery, to Soups and Salads, to BBQ. The food there is always delicious and has something for everyone.
There are also different cafe type places on campus, and a shake/yogurt/smoothie shop called Freshens which is amazing. The University Store sells groceries and fresh made fudge. There are meal plans available where you can get good discounts on all the food places on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love this program! There are many opportunities to practice what they teach - for instance, there are different clubs for Mechanical Engineers to get together and design and build things like rockets and remote controlled cars. The workload is high, but it brings Mechanical Engineering from a concept to a reality - the facilities are large and work well for the program size, the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable, and the skills the students gain are priceless.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not yet done an internship, but they sound amazing. For Mechanical Engineering students, I hear that they pay very well, and that they get you prepared for a good job. From what I hear, the BYU-I program has a good reputation built up, so many jobs like the students, because they have integrity and a good work ethic. I think the internships are 10-12 weeks long, and the time commitment is like a full time job.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Being from out-of-state, it was difficult to make sure that the process got completed by the due date and completed the right way - I felt like sometimes I got sent from one person on the phone to another to another just to resolve one issue. Overall, the process wasn't very hard, it just required some patience.

3 College Senior

Transportation: There are no buses that run through Rexburg. The need for transportation is pretty important, but campus is within walking distance of all apartment complexes! The grocery stores are a little bit farther away though.

3 College Junior

Weather: If you love the snow you will love the winter there! Classes don't get cancelled but the sidewalks are normally clear enough. Everyone is bundled up so you wont look silly bundled up. As soon as the weather gets nice though everyone is out.

5 College Junior

Campus Food: There are different places around campus you can get food at and there are different varaties of food from sandwiches, soups, salads, and hot food. The dining area is really big and spacey. It can get pricey but for a lunch date with roommates, it isn't a bad place to go in between classes.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing is nice and a lot of it is within walking distance of campus. However, it seems a little pricey for a college student splitting rent 4-6 ways. Some of the housing has too much for what a college student needs.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Anyone is welcomed at BYU-Idaho, as long as they agree to live what is called the Honor Code. It is a LDS school so the make up is mostly LDS students but there are a few there that I have personally known who are not LDS. There are a lot of foreign students as well from Africa to South America. Most non-LDS probably wouldn't want to attend school anyway because of the Honor Code. A lot of the students have served what is call, full time missions so they are aware of cultural differences.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus security is always present at Brigham Young University-Idaho. If one needs help with anything, security is there for help, and students are continually helpful and protective. Ward bishops help keep individuals safe from predators and specifically build measures are taken in special situations. There is minimal campus crime. Often, one does not have to lock the apartment door for safety, but it is continually an excellent idea to do so. I personally feel safe on campus and there's a calming spirit on campus that also helps one stay out of danger.

4 College Senior

Administration: People complain about the Honor Code a lot, but part of coming here means agreeing to live by it. Most violations tend to be more morally based, so bishops tend to be the ones enforcing it and take every aspect of every case into consideration.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Lots of off-campus housing is close enough to walk to campus, but newer housing, especially for married students, makes cars necessary. One or two apartments run shuttles to campus and to the grocery store, but they're only for their residents.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: I loved living on-campus as a freshman. The dorms are really just on-campus apartments (with the exception of Chapman Hall), so I had a kitchen and a living room as well as my shared room. It's a good place for freshmen to form friendships that will last throughout their college experience.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: BYU-I does a great job at providing academic scholarships which was what I qualified for. They also provide many financial aid opportunities which is nice.

3 College Freshman

Majors: My program did not require an application process or anything; anyone can chose to have my major (exercise physiology) which was nice.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: No one is gross or creepy looking because of the dress standards which is nice!

3 College Senior

Campus Food: Campus has the crossroads which offers a great variety of choices. The facilities are really nice and the food is pretty good. I don't have to eat there everyday, but if you had too they have enough variety to make it interesting. I also wish that there was a more traditional college style cafeteria where you pay to get in and can eat all you want. Because you could easily spend $7 dollars and not be full.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus feels very safe during the day and night. Never heard of much crime on campus except for the occasional stolen bike. But that usually happens on the edges of campus. It's always a good idea to lock up your bike but you don't need to go overboard with a fancy lock either. Any bikes that have been stolen are done by non students patrolling the perimeter for easy grabs. My roommates used to never lock our apartment but then one day we discovered our microwave was broken. So my roommate went next door to cook his hot pocket in the neighbors microwave. He noticed a burn mark in theirs that he had made and realized it was really ours. Well it turns out that they had stolen our microwave and given us their broken one in the night. So lock your apartment to avoid silly stuff like that. But overall this place is quite safe.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: In 1976 the Teton Dam upstream from Rexburg failed and destroyed much of Rexburg. For this reason you can count on all the housing being newer than 1976. No getting stuck in a junker your grandparents lived in when they were at school. And since the school has quadrupled in size in the past decade you have an even better chance of getting nice new housing at a reasonable price. All the housing must meet a criteria met by the school's housing office, which means nothing too junky is allowed to be approved. Everything is right by campus and 3 blocks away is far so don't be fooled by websites of complexes claiming to be only 3 blocks away.

3 College Junior

Technology: There are a lot of computer labs on campus, however the internet access is very slow and not overly reliable. My computer cannot always connect to the network. Printing on campus is good. Every building has a printing area, and it's wireless printing, so once your connected to the network you can print from anywhere.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am an early childhood/ special ed major and I really like this program. The only frustration I've experience with this university is how much and often they have changed major requirements. However, all the changes have been to improve the program and help better prepare students to be teachers by giving them more opportunities to teach in schools before graduating. If I could do it all over I would have decided on my major faster, but other than that I've loved my experience here at this school. Right now i plan on graduating in the next year and getting a job either in Utah or Idaho. because I am a special ed major and the school does provide such good training I am not overly concerned about finding a job in my field of study.

3 College Junior

Transportation: Brigham Young University- Idaho is located in a small town and does not have a lot of public transportation and gas prices tend to be a bit higher than surrounding areas. However, the campus and town are small enough that you can easily walk to anyplace in town without much of a problem. If you want long-distance transportation, there is a small airport near by, the salt lake shuttle bus (which is very expensive), or you can post a note on an on-line "ride board" that let's you see people who are looking to carpool to a certain area.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: This university spends a lot of money to provide the students that attend the university the best possible resources. The library is kind of small, but it's on-line resources are excellent and there is help available both on line and in the library. The athletic centers are constantly being updated and expanded and provide good health and wellness resources for students, faculty, and to the community. The campus also has a strong tradition of helping students meet new people and providing plenty of social activities in multiple different interest areas.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I love my school and the faculty that work at the school because Brigham Young University- Idaho is a religious affiliated school and we are able to discuss our religious views openly without having to worry about someone attacking our religious views. It also allows students the unique opportunity to study and apply their religious beliefs to all aspects of their lives.

4 College Student

Transportation: Everything on Campus is a walking distance. The town is really close so you are also able to walk to the store in about 15 min or so. They have buses running all the time and most of the places here to eat deliver.


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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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