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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Rexburg is a fairly small college town. It's pretty close to the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole, so the wintersports fans better be prepared for some great times. There is also a nice selection of places to eat and meet people. A popular place to go is Sammy's, they have delicious shakes and host live bands/singers frequently for free. Sammy's also has parties too. The people in Rexburg are all nice people.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: For me my school's the best. I love the vision and implementation of the learning model. It's great. What's not so great is that sometimes the professors take the learning model a bit too literally by assuming that the students are to do all the teaching. Also the three track system is great because it enables the school to serve more students. The quality of the teaching is very good though and the price of this school if you're LDS is extremely affordable.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: BYU - Idaho is a wonderful place to be. The campus has great food services and a few other places to eat in other buildings across campus. Activities flourish on this campus and are run mainly by students. Students are encouraged to participate and get involved. Also plenty of associations to join. The campus is beautiful, the buildings well maintained and cleaned too. There is a planetarium, an art gallery, a theater and a state of the art auditorium for weekly devotionals/concerts capable of seating the entire student body. A great place to hangout on campus is in the library or more commonly at the universities food services' Crossroads.

4 College Junior

Technology: Its best to have a laptop in class for notes. They have macs in the McKay library but they do fill up fairly quickly. Its best to use the second floor if you want a nice quiet area that is more study friendly. The internet is fairy good.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I haven't recieved an e mail back from my FA advisor. Its best to go speak with them in person.

3 College Junior

Administration: I feel the teachers and campus do a great job of reminding everyone what the standards of dress are, and what type of an atmosphere we are trying to create. It has a big effect on our sucess as students as well as the happiness of everyone involved.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There is not much fast food offered. It is all cafeteria made food and Chick fil A. It may have grown some since I have gone but it needs to be spread out into other buildings too.

4 College Freshman

Weather: It's very cold in the winter and snows a lot, but it is beautiful so it's worth it. Very nice in the spring, summer and fall.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There are some apartments that have buses to take you to certain locations on campus. Many room mates have cars so it's easy to get around. Also we can rent a car if we need to and we have student discounts.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: ther aren't a lot of options here in rexburg but there are several in Idaho Falls which is only about twenty min away

5 College Junior

Weather: many may not agree but I love it. the winter is long and usually involves several feet of acumulated snow, but that means that the summers are mild and not very hot. it does get warm enough to enjoy any out door activity. the long snowy winter means lots of fun in the snow which I love

4 College Junior

Scholarships: each semester I get an email reminding me that it is time to think about applying for financial aid and the process can mostly be dont on line with the exeption of turning in a thank you letter and your picture, but even that is easy

4 College Junior

Technology: there are enough computers on campus that one can almost always find one to use. they all have up to date software, but at times it does take a little bit of time to log in. they are compatible with any hardware that you may want to use on them and they allow you to view any site as long as it isn't pronagraphic.

3 College Junior

Academics: The professors are amazing on campus. They know a lot! Some of them require a ridiculous amount from the students though. And lots of them seem to think they their class is the only class you have signed up for, so you must have lots of time for their class. On campus you are encourage to attend Devotional once a week for 1 hour. You are encouraged to get enough sleep (8 hours) every night. Its recommended that you spend 2 hrs out of class each day for every hour in. It takes 14 credit hours to get a scholarship if your GPA is high enough. 4 credit science classes will have a lab with them. My organic chemistry class is 4 credits, every day in lecture, and a 2 hr lab once a week. Often I feel that too much is required of us in the time that we are given. You really have to buckle down and work hard and make sure you have your priorities straight, or else someone will inevitably demand your time.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I'd say its pretty swell. You feel safe and do not have to really worry about people mugging you or harassing you too much. The town is small enough that you can WALK most everywhere in under an hour, or less. Biking can is fast and you can get anywhere in under 20 minutes, most places faster than that. Broulims is a local supermarket that is quite close to campus. Walmart is farther and right next to Albertsons. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from and the cheap theater as well as the expensive one. Often there are deals for students through the "starving student" cards. Local attitude towards students is pretty good. I think people just know that its a college town and that the standards are set high, so there is not much worry about the students.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: BYUI has an honor code that strictly prohibits drug and alcohol use of any kind. When caught you are usually thrown out of school. The police seem to be involved.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I have to start out by saying that I did not live in off campus housing while I was single, just married. And we had a 1/2 of a house that we rented and it was very comfortable and nice. I have been to married student apartments and they are really not bad at all. You may be limited in space in some cases, but you have what you need: a kitchen, a living room, a bedroom or 2. And things are not usually torn up or ugly. Government subsidized housing is a long wait to get into, like several months or so. This is often free or very low cost. Other places range from $400-nearly $800 per month. Usually a little farther from campus, but there are a few apartments close to it.
There is lots of single apartments really close to campus! I do not know a whole lot about them. They have seemed a little more beat up on the inside than married housing.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I'd say as far as campus life goes, there is plenty to do! I am very busy with family and my classes, but there is always many many activities going on at BYUI: Sports and fun activities are the most common to be happening consistently. Games. Movies. And more!

2 College Junior

Weather: Weather is very unpredictable with a little variance. One day it may be snowing, and the next day sunny and warm, then the next day ice cold close to zero degrees. Kind of crazy. You do know when it's summer and when it's winter, but it is on the cold end of things most of the year.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: In attending Brigham Young University in Idaho I have come to see the great opportunities their English program offers. There is an English Study Abroad program that takes you to England and the Emerald Isles to gain a wider knowledge of the authors we study. This is a program I look forward to partaking in and experiencing what the department has to offer.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Brigham Young University Idaho has a very capable English program. The classes give students the necessary abilities to succeed while also challenging them to become life long learners. So far I've taken 4 of the English classes offered and each has definitely helped me to grow as a student and expand my learning horizons. The English department also offers a wide variety of programs to assist the students in transferring the skills they learn in the classroom to real life. Such as an English study abroad program which is one I hope to one day take part in.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They have a few scholarships here that everyone can apply for such as the Heber J. Grant scholarship. I applied for that one last year and got about $200. It wasn't a whole lot but it was still nice not to have to worry about $200. There is definitely more money granted to those who are returned missionaries. There's also several offices here on campus that you can go to speak to people about your financial situation and they are always more than willing to help.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Many people I've met here at BYU-Idaho are going into agriculture or business or teaching. I'm an English major with an emphasis in Creative Writing and plan to be an author someday and that's definitely in the minority here. The English classes here are wonderful. The teachers really work to make sure you're getting the most out of the class. The workload is quite a bit since after all, it is English. I have to read and write for a majority of my classes but I don't really mind. For the most part, the assignments are fun and enjoyable.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Since this is a smaller school compared to most universities, the classes are a fairly decent size. The Foundation classes tend to be a bit larger than the classes you take specifically for your major. The professors here are fantastic! All the ones I've had are great at keeping in touch and letting the class know what's going on. If I haven't been to class for a while due to illness or family issues or whatnot, my professors will check up on me to see how I'm doing. It is vital, however, to let your professors know what's going on. If you don't, they'll just assume you've been skipping classes and they won't have much sympathy for that.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The main dining hall is the MC Crossroads. There's such a variety of foods there. There's different "areas" that have food from different places in the world. For example, there's an Asian spot and an All-American Burger spot just to name a few. The prices are fairly inexpensive which is nice if you just want a quick meal. There's also the MC Market where you can buy small snacks or a decent lunch for a good price. With the MC Market, though, you always have to watch what you get. Everything is cheap for the most part but if you get several cheap items, it really adds up.

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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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