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Reviews 4829 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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2 College Senior

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

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: I ALWAYS feel safe and that there is help when I need it close by.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There's one main scholarship. There are also talent scholarships, but there aren't very many of those either. The main scholarship is based off of GPA and you can't get a scholarship if you have anything less than at least a 3.5/3.6. Which stinks for those of us who worked our behinds off to pass our classes and then you find out that you didn't get a scholarship because your GPA wasn't high enough. It's very frustrating, especially for those of us who actually need the money.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are all sorts of people at BYU-Idaho. There's the small town kids, big city kids, and of course foreigners who are totally cool. Everyone is super nice and they don't care what year you are in school or things like that. They like you for you. My freshman year, I had three friends who were juniors who were totally cool and they didn't care that I was a freshman. You can also find other people who have the same interests as you.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's good, but the clean checks are the worst. In the last place that I lived at, they did them every two weeks, so it wasn't bad. But they can get really annoying.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: BYU-Idaho students come from all over the world including Korea, Hong Kong, Africa, India and the UK.

5 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: BYU-Idaho offers a wide range of competitive and recreational sports including lacrosse, football, volleyball and swimming. The school also has a great gym facility with many different machines and weights.

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There is such a diverse group of students at my school. Granted most of them are LDS (mormon) but they come from all over the world including India, Korea and Africa.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There isn't a lot of diversity here on campus. However, everyone is very accepting of others from different cultures, backgrounds and religions.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: This school has a ZERO tolerance for alcohol or drug use. (The reason behind that is because it is a religious school, and we don't believe in drinking or drugs) Some people might hate that, but I am grateful for the policies we have. Being drug and alcohol free makes it easy to enjoy life and have fun, without being dependent on some kind of substance to bring happiness.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: I think that BYU-I is amazing because there is always some kind of activity going on. Whether it's river-rafting trips, ultimate Frisbee, or a social dance, there is always something fun and adventurous to do around here.

2 College Junior

Campus Food: Well, the food is good quality and they have a pretty decent variety. But the prices are outrageous. I guess the school just charges a lot because they know that most student's parents are paying for their college expenses.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: This campus has a different atmosphere than any other place I have been. People are so kind and welcoming, and you can make friends anytime anywhere; and that's not just the students. Almost all of the professors are so kind and willing to help their students in any way possible so that each student can get the most out of their education here. This is truly an amazing school, and I would recommend anyone who wants a good education and amazing friends to come here.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: All of the off-campus housing is basically right next to campus so walking to and from campus is no big deal; and most of the housing is in pretty decent condition. The only downside is that housing is a little pricey compared to other nearby states and cities.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are quite a few restaurants around here, and most of them aren't too expensive. My favorite part about living in a small college town is that there are some local restaurants that are cheap and have amazing food. Two of the most popular places to eat at on the weekends are "The Taco Bus" and "Sammy's." Everyone loves both of those places! The only small setback for living in such a small town is that there aren't many sit-down restaurants. (Chili's, TGI Friday's, etc) But that's probably a good thing since most college students don't have a lot of money for eating out all the time.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are all types of people, and they are all super friendly and fun. A lot of people are really looking to get married, but most people want to get to know others and have fun!

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There's one simple application to apply for any and all school scholarships and they award a lot of scholarships. If you want or need more, you can see a financial advisor.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: If you get caught using drugs or drinking you're likely to get kicked out.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: BYU-I has a policy against drugs and alcohol and it is mostly followed as it is a religious school. There are occurrences however, and those caught are usually kicked out temporarily until the issues are resolved.

5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I love being a physics education major. Since it's not a very popular major, there are only a few of us and we are all great friends. The professors we work with are also very helpful because there are so few students to work with. It is a close-knit, fun group of students and teachers.

2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: Wind. Snow. Brr. Technically it's not that cold compared to other campuses, but the wind is always blowing which is a different kind of cold - a bad kind of cold. I repeat: Brr.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There is really only one place to eat on campus, and it is over-priced most of the time. Sometimes they have good deals, though, and I've received a few gift certificates for on-campus dining. The food is delicious but pricey.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: If you like fast food and lower-end restaurants, then this is the place for you. I personally love McDonald's and the awesome little Chinese restaurant called Fongs, but most people are very dissatisfied with Rexburg's dining options.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: BYU-Idaho is a great place to live unless you like the city life. I love the small-town feel, but that bothers a lot of people. But if you like adventure, there are plenty of things to do in the area like hiking, fishing, canoeing, and things like that. It's a very safe and friendly place to live.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's impossible to not have something to do at BYU-I. Rexburg may not be a big city, but it has tons of parks, the university always has some show, class, or dance going on. There are sand dunes nearby, so those are a lot of fun, especially at night with a campfire. There are a couple of plazas for locals to hang out at with shopping and food. The locals of Rexburg are generally very nice towards the students.


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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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