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Reviews 4858 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking fills up quickly. I unfortunately don't know how much a permit is. I'm just using this from my roommate's experience. You really don't need a car for school. Everything is within walking distance.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There isn't a particular drug problem at BYU-I because of the honor code which is signed prior to starting the application to attend here. However there are some individuals who make decisions to violate the honor code. For the most part drugs and alcohol are never seen while attending school in Rexburg.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The diversity of students here is great and there are quite a few of international students as well. For the most part the students here are the type of people you would assume to go to an LDS church school. Even with that in mind there are many different types of people with interests in many varying things.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: In general there is good weather here, however the winters can be quite cold if you aren't used to snow and cold weather. The dorms and most of the off campus approved housing aren't too far away from campus so the walk to class isn't too horrible. The spring and summer in Rexburg is really nice and there are tons of outdoor activities around campus and the surrounding areas.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There technically aren't any athletics at BYU-I. Instead the sports are a part of the activities program with competitive sports and recreational sports. These activities are still a ton of fun and less stressful to add on top of a students busy schedule. They have many traditional sports as well as water polo and ultimate frisbee.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some decent places to go out to eat in Rexburg, but it is a small town. There are some places for ethnic food, however you must remember that Idaho is not known for its ethnic cuisine. You might be disappointed in eating out at one of the many "mom and pop" restaurants.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: Seeing as how BYU-I is a church school the "honor code" is pretty strict, however depending on your roommates many individuals get away with a lot. Breaking the honor code does mean being reported to the honor code office and depending on the severity of breaking rules you can get kicked out of school. Sometimes however you simply have to talk to your ecclesiastical leader. If you plan on breaking the honor code then this may not be the school for you.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There is so much the school provides at BYU-Idaho. The library and gym are open until 11:30pm and open at 6 or 7am. There are also many opportunities to participate in school activities like Ultimate Frisbee, dance classes, and campus traditions like stadium singing.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I don't have a specific major, but I'm taking foundation classes for my Associates. I really enjoy the classes that I take. The teachers are so nice and interesting. They generally make you think in a different perspective (as professors should do). When I pick professors, I use, because other students rate the teachers by their teaching abilities. The workload for me this is semester is a little rough, but that's because I'm doing the work of 2 semesters in 1.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls here come from all over the states and even the world, so it's hard to pinpoint adjectives. The guys and girls are nice looking, fun seekers, and studious. There are some problems with dress, but for the most part, it is a fun time.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: They are constantly changing the food options. The popular food choices (i.e. Pizza, hamburgers, taco salads) are consistent. They always make the food fresh for you. It is always good.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Most people are latter day saints, but there are a few that are not. There are people from other countries. There are also people from everywhere across the US, both east and west coast. Everyone is very accepting.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are fast food restaurants, but also some small restaurants that I have never heard of before I came here. There's mainly Mexican, Chinese, and of course fast food.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is not much diversity other than international students. It is a mainly LDS community.

4 College Student

Academics: Here classes are small size where we are happy to attend, the campus is great, and most of the professors are very professionals and caring people they make themselves available to help us all in every way possible. Registration process runs smoothly. Classes are fun because the professors create this environment.

3 College Student

Transportation: Student need improve public transportation. More buses running on time.
They have taxi cabs but it is not enough currently. This university have lot students lately who they are in need of better transportation. Good market are not close by so buses are really on demand.

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3 College Student

Technology: Personal computer is necessary especially when the labs are busy.
My recommendation to all is to bring your owen computer to school and your life will be easier. Your laptap will be the best with the WiFi provided by the university you'll be fine. Be self reliance and don't depend on anybody.

1 College Sophomore

Local Area: Wow it´s pretty boring, but the student population is fabulous. So many awesome people from all over the world!

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Well this is a church school so ya´ll better behave yourselves! hahha

1 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is close to nothing that´s really delicious. hahah

3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Its rated one of the best education per dollar schools in the nation. They only have pretty basic degrees but if that's all you want it'll save a tun.


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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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