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Reviews 4149 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Besides the occasional fast food place, there really aren't any fast food places in town, we have to travel to a different city to eat out at any place of consequence.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The campus facilities at BYU-I are good, however they are not great. The athletic center has just been redone and that was a great improvement over what it was before, however it is still lacking in some of the exercise area's that are more specific. The fact that the school is always remodeling something is frustrating. But what they have remodeled is good, if it is hard to get to because of the fact that they remodel something else in the way.

4 College Junior

Academics: Sociology at BYUI has great societies and programs that help you get to where you need to. The workload is focussed on a research paper that will be done by the time you graduate so if needed to use for graduate school, then you have it ready.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Fast Food $5
American $10
Country Cookin $10
Southwest Grill $10
Subs and Sandwhichs $7

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: You Have to Look to Find It – It's hard to find anything like drugs and alcohol on campus and in the city. No one wants that kind of environment, and those that do keep to themselves.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: All Intramurals – most of the sports are lead by student. in each sport there are a lot of teams that all compete against other student teams. we have everything from football to swimming and the facilities to go with it.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Rexburg's Best – If you're looking for a place to hang out and get great food, go to Sammy's. If you want a lot of food for your money go to Teriyaki Express or the Pizza Pie Cafe, they wont let you down. My personal Favorite place on a cold day is the Cocoa Bean, a small shop that's sure to warm you up.

3 College Student

Majors: Well Brigham Young University-Idaho a large variety of different majors, and the education system is very student focused. The classes are generally smaller and allow the student and the professor to gain a level of trust and appreciation. Also there is a very well organized student help center for various fields such as Math and English. The program helps you to learn and to grow but doesn't do your work for you and helps you to learn on your own of how you can improve.

2 College Student

Parking: Parking on campus is very difficult due to smaller sized parking lots. To help bring the number down of vehicles in the parking lots the school sells permits for the semester and gives tickets of roughly 10 dollars to any non permitted vehicle in the parking areas,(including side streets around campus). However the need for a car isn't that great for on campus activities. A bike is much more useful. The campus isn't very big in overall size and any building is within 5 to 7 minutes on your bike.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Rexburg Dining! Restaurants in Rexburg aren't your biggest option. You have your normal fast food restaurants as well as some very good college style restaurants such as pizza parlors, foreign cuisine, etc. And if you want even more diversity Idaho Falls is within 30 minutes where there are many more options.

4 College Junior

Majors: Amazing Mathematics Program – In the mathematics program here at BYU-Idaho, the professors are amazing. They bend over backwards much of the time to help their students feel capable and responsible for their own learning. However, it is (as any mathematics program is) very challenging and it is not an easy program.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: What Dorms They Have Are Good – There are only so many dorms (7 complexes total that I know of) on campus, but the cooking dorms they have are worth the freshman experience and fairly cheap as well.
The options for student housing off campus is extremely limited as far as married student housing goes, but there are some reasonably priced single housing close to campus with enough amenities for someone to live by.

2 College Junior

Technology: Few computers on campus have the software needed to complete homework for many classes on campus. Also, the computer labs in many of the buildings are taken up by classes much of the time during the day. The wi-fi is fairly reliable and fast if you have your own computer, but it is annoying to try and print things on campus because in the library it is nearly impossible to find a computer to print from during busy times of the day.

5 College Senior

Athletics: Very Good – The intramural program at BYU-Idaho is unmatched. Its run by students for the students. Everyone is included and can become very competitive but still fun.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Friendly Town – The town is small but friendly towards college students.

2 College Senior

Diversity: Not Very Diverse – Not very diverse, most people are white and LDS. Students have similar values act very similar.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many people from all over at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Yes, most people one would run into are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but that is because it is a privately owned LDS institution. But, that doesn't mean that the school doesn't allow nonmembers in the school. Actually, nonmembers are more than welcome at the school, they just have to promise to abide by the same rules as everyone else. Aside that, there are people from many different ethnicities and being in a diverse school helps you form friendships you may not have originally back home.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors at BYU-I are absolutely wonderful! There is a low teacher to student ratio and it is so great being in a college class where the teacher actually knows your name. The professors truly care about their students and want to get to know them. Most, if not all teachers, are available and willing to help students outside of class. The teachers want their students to succeed. The curriculum in most classes is set out at the beginning. For instance, if a teacher has attendance as part of the grade in their class, then you are expected to be in class and receive the grade when they take roll. There are great study options available. There is a library in the middle of campus that has many study areas. Each floor has computers and printers available. The first floor has a lot of resources and you can find a quiet spot to study or one where you can still hear some talking. The second floor is absolutely no talking which is great spot to study if you do not like background noise. The third floor is the talking floor where it is a great place to meet groups for study sessions. Overall, BYU-I has wonderful academics offered. I truly am grateful for the professors and the curriculum offered there.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Brigham Young University Idaho – Living in Rexburg, Idaho is a blast. Some people may not want to live there because they think the anywhere in Idaho is farm town. Well I have news for you-I have never, nor will I ever, live on a farm. There isn't some amazing attraction that one can find many people racing to see in Rexburg. Rexburg is just a small town where many college kids live and where one can find people raising their families. It is a wonderful town filled with nice people and just a great atmosphere to be around.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are opportunities to go dancing on campus, go to shows, and many other activities. the surrounding town does close down early so there aren't many late night options. We also have a curfew system of 12am for weekdays and 1am on weekends.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: BYU-I Guys and Girls – BYU-I fosters an honor code system, which helps create the integrity and honesty of it's students. There are many dating opportunities and a great variety of guys and girls to choose from from across the U.S. and even other countries.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The facilities at BYU-I are fair. They are quite beautiful, it is very well taken care of, very clean, they are always making new renovations and adding more to expand the campus the library needed improving and is now improving. Very nice campus. BYU-I just acquired a new BIG auditorium and new work out center and testing center, including a new cafeteria with many places for study.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: Because this is an LDS school, there is no alcohol or substance abuse. I think this is fantastic, and I love life on campus. I don't have to deal with high or drunk friends, and I don't ever have to worry about people questioning my standards. In the evenings, there is tons to do. BYU-Idaho has one of the largest intramural sports programs, and they constantly have fun cultural events. Furthermore, at church we are broken off into what we call FHE groups. These often become your best friends, and you hang out all of the time.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On Campus – As single students, we must live in approved housing. The college sets pretty high standards for this, so most facilities stay pretty nice. Some of them are older, but even these are kept up pretty well. The newer housing coming in (there is a lot) is top of the line.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Crossroads – I don't actually eat on campus very often. When I do, however, I go to the crossroads. I love the facility. It is quite nice, and there is a very good selection of food, and it is all very tasty. The cleanliness gets an A plus, and so does the speed of service. My only objection is the prices. They are not too unreasonable, but they are more than I can afford.

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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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