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3 College Senior

Campus Food: Food on Campus at Brigham Young University-Idaho – There are a variety of different types of food to eat on campus. Everything from frozen yogurt to a pulled pork sandwich. Of what I have tried, everything is pretty tasty. It can put a dent in your wallet if you plan on eating there frequently. The best place to eat on campus, at BYU-Idaho, are the bagels. They have sandwich bagels and bagels with cream-cheese, both coming in a variety of flavors. When I'm on the run, I can always find something filling and tasty to go.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Honor Code – Be honest
Live a chaste and virtuous life
Obey the law and all campus policies
Use clean language
Respect others
Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse
Participate regularly in church services
Observe Dress and Grooming Standards
Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Rexburg Idaho – Great shopping areas, close to the mall and many other shopping areas. Many cultural events for all ethnic background. Students are treated with great honor and respect from residents.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Best Value for the Money & Best University Experience – I have been to several colleges and universities in several states. You won't find a less expensive college that is: competitive, reputable, give you your money's worth and is uplifting all-in-one (trust me)! The few downsides are that some degrees (such as International Studies) are in their infancy and their foreign language department is limited. Those are the only two things I could say that aren't positive. This is a great university and you won't regret attending here.

3 College Junior

Weather: Cold, Freezing, Icy and Sometimes Decent – Middle of November until March, you had best be adapted to cold weather before arriving. If you aren't into the outdoor scene in the cold, stay bundled up and go straight to class. If you enjoy skiing, sledding, camping and or other activities during the winter=you'll love it in Rexburg. When it's not Winter, it's mild and decent. Almost never gets about 90. It is BEYOND dry, so if you're used to humidity you won't like how your skin will crack and you may get a bloody nose/sensitivity.

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2 College Junior

Parking: Parking can be good for some and bad for others. You do need to get there earlier to get better parking or just show up as classes are getting done. Also the there parking is split from north to south. the north has better parking but the south has more parking. The cost is not that bad.

5 College Junior

Administration: How Strict Can They Really Be. They are really strict. They have set an honor code and if you are not following it than you are not allowed to go to classes and even take test. Sometime you will even be asked to leave campus if you not following the honor code.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: Drugs Where Are They – They are hard to find. There is really no peer pressure to use drugs. The Policy enforcement is really strict.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Same Religion, Different Cultures – Most students here are of the same religion and therefore seem very ready and willing to accept everyone who comes along. When it comes to the actual people and where they come from though, we are very diverse, having people from all across America, the Islands, Africa, etc... I find it wonderful.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Fun and Safe! BYU-Idaho is located in a small (safe) town called Rexburg. They are constantly trying to appeal to the likes of the college students; they even put in a small water attraction recently. There's plenty to do there with parks, sand dunes, campgrounds, mountains, and rivers; all of these landmarks make it possible for endless possibilities of fun. The college has invested in making fun, cheap, extracurricular activities available to as many students as possible (horseback riding, skiing, sports, canoeing, dancing, movies, etc...) Fun, fun, fun!

2 College Senior

Weather: We Call Rexburg Iceburg – Rexburg its cold 7 months out of the year, and it snows once every July almost every single year. so if your going dress warm, and wear boots.... you'll need them.

3 College Senior

Athletics: There Are Competitive Sports but No School Spirit. There are several completive sports offered each semester. Some of the sports like basketball, soccer and swimming are set sports and are played on a specific semester. Other sports like wrestling, lacrosse, volleyball and football they alternate between each semester. One thing that is very interesting is BYU-Idaho has been recently getting rid of any statue, picture or mural that represents the school when it was called Ricks.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: Many Activities – Since there isn't a whole lot to do around Rexburg, BYU-Idaho supplies many different activates. There are four different types of dances you can go to weekly. They also offer a variety of competitive sports from wrestling, to soccer, and volleyball to lacrosse. Every night there is some type of an activity that you can participate in. Basically BYU-Idaho offers a little bit of something for everyone.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Not Much to Say – Drugs are mostly non-existent at . Yes you will see the rare occasion where someone goes home for having drugs, but we choose to go to BYU because the environment is about staying away from things like drugs

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are that first semester experience everyone goes through. Poor internet, nice clean cinder block walls so you don't burn the place down, 5ft off the ground beds, nice desk space underneath, and a simple living room and kitchen. All one color. Nice simple, fulfills the everyday needs. Not the comfiest or fancily designed, but adequate

4 College Freshman

Academics: Music Majors – The curriculum is tough and fast, but the system builds on itself, and if you are willing to put in the effort expected of you, the amount you will come to understand your subject will help you in the long run. You need the ability the test ever class period and make a million charts about music theory, as well as sight read if you want to keep up, but the reward for this is well worth it.

1 College Freshman

Local Area: Welcome to Nowhere – There is absolutely nothing to do in the small town of Rexburg. There are hardly any places to eat unless you want to go the fast food route (believe me, you don't). The only shopping around is bridal gown stores because everyone's always getting married. There is never anything in the town to do. There are sand dunes about 10 minutes outside of town that are fun to go to and have a bonfire, but you can only do that when it's semi warm outside because otherwise you freeze to death.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking here is horrible. The campus police are always looking for an excuse to fine you. If you're driving to class, good luck on finding a parking spot. The only time I've ever been able to find a spot was on the weekends or at night, both of which are no help for going to class during the weekday. The most parking is available in the Hinckley and Ricks parking lots, but they're all the way at the top of campus, really inconveniet if you're in the Snow building, which is on the completely opposite side of campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Library Is Old but Useful – The library at BYUI is really old. When college hunting I went to some schools that had state-of-the-art everything. One even had a robot to go find your books for you! This is NOT the case at this school. There's 3 floors to the library: 1) General study 2) Quiet individual study 3) Group study. Computers are always full and there are hardly any private study rooms. If you bring your laptop, find a place where you can plug it in, there aren't many outlets around.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs Are a Big NO NO – There's pretty much NO drugs circulating around BYUI. I'm not ignorant though, a very VERY small amount of people smoke marijuana. If people do mess around with weed, they do it either by themselves or in secret. Drugs are prohibited from school, as well as alcohol. I had a friend who got kicked out of school for smoking weed in her room at night, that's how serious the school is about drugs. Alcohol will get you kicked out too. If you want to come to school to party and experiment with drugs, this is NOT the place.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Awesome Offcampus! On campus dorms fill up really quick, but that's not a problem because off campus housing is GREAT. All of it is relatively close to the main campus. You have your choice of an apartment or house though most people live in apartments because they're cheaper and closer. Most apartments surrouding the area offer 6 men apartments. Make sure you tour the apartment before you commit because every one is different. There are a few places that offer private bedrooms, like Tuscany and the Ridge for ladies so if you need some space at night, defintiely the place to go. Really close to grocery shopping, great way to meet people too.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Class Size – I'm the type of person who learns better in a small class environment, and that's exactly what's offered at BYUI. Average class sizes are around 40-50 people and that just depends on the class you're taking. Because of the small class sizes, it's easy to build a positive relationship with your teacher, allowing for lots of discussion during or after class.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Many students use the bulletin board offered on the school website. There are always students leaving and going to school from all over the US. It is very easy to find a ride fast and it is much cheaper than the other options. There is a bus which travels to and from the school. I have found it to be more expensive and not as fun as car pooling

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Fast Food – There are many fast food restaurants near campus. Not very many "fancy" places. Those places are around a 30 minute drive. Although, there are some very good Breakfast places that students love to go to as well as a great pizza cafe. These are all very close to campus. about a 10 minute walk.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Comforting Safety – The Safety of BYU-Idaho is very comforting! There is little to no crime, as well as a police station just down the street. The students there are very honest and do not drink or participate in drug use. My roommates and I have slept with our door open multiple times and been completely comfortable with it.

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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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