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Reviews 4312 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Good but Close Early – The Crossroads [the dining place at Brigham Young University] usually had good food, but they close SO early! It was hard to eat there because I was still in class or busy with homework and once I had time to eat, it was closed! I would have given it a better rating if they stayed open past 6:00 pm.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Everyone Is Willing to Help Out – What I have learned so far from being an Integrated Studio Arts Major at BYU-Idaho is that everyone is willing to help out. At Brigham Young University- Idaho, we have what is called the Learning Model and one of the main parts of the Learning Model is to "Teach One Another." With this Learning Model, students learn to give positive feedback and learn to critique in such a way that is helpful to the student being critiqued. The professors at BYU-Idaho are also always willing to help students out if they are struggling with a certain assignment or project. They give honest opinions and really try to help the students reach their full potential.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Good but Crowded and Slow – The computers on campus aren't ancient or bad but they are often slow and there aren't very many so they are usually full. Campus networking makes up for this however by making it easy for you to use your own laptop or mobile device.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is literally no drug use at Brigham Young University - Idaho. On the rare occasion that somebody is found to use they are immediately faced with disciplinary action, usually facing academic probation for a semester or more.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Completely Safe – As a religiously sponsored school the requirements to attend are very strict and as such safety is phenominal. Although I personally feel a need to lock my door simply out of habit, I am the definate minority. Alcohol, tobacco use, and drugs are strictly forbidden for students to use and disciplinary action is taken when those terms are violated. Overall it is an extremely safe and health conscious school.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of Availability but Little Variety – There is so much housing available for students in Rexburg but unfortunately it is very similar. There are a few complexes that are unique but the majority are cookie cutter apartment complexes. The prices are great though and all of the student housing is so close to campus that having a car isn't necessary and neither is using public transportation.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Once I used the computer at BYUI, I relied on the clock on the computer, which is wrong. Therefore, I was late for the class.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors here are helpful; classmates are nice; and I enjoy studying here.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: No Comment – Since I didn't play any sport, so I didn't have much to say about it.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Not Enough Options – Off-campus dining options are very limited because the city of Rexburg, Idaho is very small. Most people drive to Idaho Falls for a nice sit-down restaurant. The dining options in Rexburg are subway, McDonalds, taco bell, rameras, gringos, cocoa bean, Applebee's, and a couple other places but that is basically it.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Los Muchachos – The boys are pretty picky at BYU-Idaho because the ratio of boys to girls is about 1:3. A lot of the boys are still immature but there are a few that know where they are going in life.

3 College Senior

Academics: Professors Want You to Succed – The Professors in the Health Science Program really want the students to learn the information well. Some people view this as a pain but it really isn't because they provide quality education. The Professors give additional information not needed for our tests to spark our interest and help us see new and developing career opportunities in our field.

4 College Senior

Academics: Tudor Center – I love the Tudor Center at BYU-Idaho because it is free! It helped me get a high grade in both anatomy & physiology 1 and 2. The Tudors are students who have taken the class before so they give you tips on what the professor wants to see in your performance. You can sign up for either a one time session or once a week.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: There Are Plenty If You Just Ask. To get scholarships you have to go ask your financial aid adviser and they are usually pretty helpful in getting you what you need. Also the school give tuition scholarship automatically if your cumulative GPA reaches a certain threshold, which when high enough will pay full tuition.

5 College Junior

Academics: Great Teachers – All of the teachers are very knowledgeable, many of them have studied at other well accredited universities. The classes are small so you can usually get to know your professor and receive one on one help if needed.

3 College Junior

Diversity: It's a Church School – Most who attend BYU-Idaho are there not just because of quality of education but because of the shared beliefs that most of the students have. That's not to say their isn't diversity, but it's a very religious school and extremely united on that front.

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3 College Junior

Weather: It Gets Cold – Rexburg can either be hot and dry or freezing and icy. It's always pretty windy there.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Pretty Safe – BYU-Idaho and the surrounding town is very well kept and safe, it's one of the only places that you don't have to lock your door. Sometimes people will forget that they have taken their wallets or iPods out and left them on the table, when they come back, even if it's been a few hours, no one has even bothered to move them.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I chose to live in the approved housing off campus and I love it. The apartments are kinda small sometimes and there isn't always room for everything but I very much enjoyed having roommates closer to my age in my apartment.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Students Have Clean Fun – The students at byui all follow the standards of the LDS church so the activities both on and off campus are good clean fun. To me it's a better experience to be surrounded by people who enjoy the same atmosphere that I do.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Defiantly Above Average – While filling out forms can be a bit of a hassle, and remembering to get everything turned in on time is a pain, the people are super accommodating and they'll help you work through anything you need. The office itself I'd probably give an A+, but since I just don't enjoy having to ask people for money in general, I bumped it down to an A- on a personal note.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Best Kids You'll Ever Meet. There is no shortage of friends on or off campus. Everyone is so outgoing that not only will you instantly make friends in all of your classes (especially if you do your part and get to know those sitting around you), but you'll make friends for life. And since the school runs in trimesters you get the unique experience of making new friends each semester while still running into and keeping some of the old. It's also really easy to meet boys (or girls) at any social activity, as the school is ALWAYS planning them. And, of course, going to church planned activities is an easy way to meet people as well.
And if you ever run into someone you don't get along with (a very rare occurrence), who cares? Chances are you'll find something you have in common and become friends with them soon enough, or you make friends with someone else and they'll make friends with someone more like them and you can still have a great time regardless.

And if you're looking for something more than friendship you'll find it. Plenty of people MORE than willing to have serious relationships that lead to marriage. People look for their 'happily-ever-after' here, and they find it.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Best Change I Ever Made. This school is wonderful. I transferred here from the Provo campus, and it was the best decision I ever made. That is not to suggest that Provo is not awesome as well, but this school has proven to be the perfect fit for me. I'm getting the education I want as well as the education I need, but I do not have to sacrifice having somewhat of a social life as well. You'll remain busy and on your toes every day, whether it's with school, homework, friends or church callings - and you'll never once regret a single moment of it.

3 College Senior

Parking: Because it is a relatively small campus (it takes about 10 minutes to walk from one end to the other), if you park far away because there isn't a spot close to your class, you only have to get to school about 10-15 minutes early. There is a new parking system that divides up parking lots, and depending on which end of campus you're on you can get decent parking. South parking permits are cheaper and more available, so if you're on that end of campus anyway it's a good deal. North parking is much more crowded.
Campus security is very strict about ticketing if you are parking in the wrong spot. Tickets are usually about $25.

2 College Senior

Diversity: Lots of White Students – There are students from different backgrounds and countries, but a grand majority of students are white.

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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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