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Reviews 4945 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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.

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.


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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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