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Reviews 4229 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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.

4 College Senior

Technology: The computers in the Construction management department are also shared with the architecture department. The two departments work very closely but the facilites are incredible. Large labs with PC's and double screens. It's nice because nothing is chained or wired down....its a very clean environment both physically and mentally. Availability is great as well. The school's internet access has been great for me if I'm in any building. There are shchool printers accessible in almost any building which makes printing and other projects very fast, cheap, and easy.

5 College Senior

Academics: Construction Management – Construction managment is an excellent choice of education at BYU-Idaho. The professors and instructors are knowledgeable and most have spent siginificant time in the indusrty who can in turn provide much practical application to the studies. Two internships are required in the Construction managment program to help students grow and experience the job responsibilites and real world experience and issues. The facilities and opportunities are stellar within this program. Job placement out of this program is very good and we seem to have a great reputation with many companies across the nation.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: What Makes BYU-I Different? The classroom sizes are smaller and the professors genuinely care about you and your success. They know you by name. LDS religion doctrines are used in normal classroom settings which teach you through the spirit to become a better disciple of Jesus Christ.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There are athletics but not what you would usually see at a University. No Varsity Sports. There are competitions within the school. Co ed sports as well. It's more of having fun then competing.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: It's Part of the School – Some people say things are too strict. That's part of the school. A person agrees to follow the honor code before coming up here. If you don't want to follow it, go to a different school.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There Is Something for Everyone. Odds are there is a type of housing that you are looking for. Most places offer tours. It's so nice. Everyone is friendly. Things kind of fill up fast though.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Very Good – Depending whether you are single or married - single housing has to be up to BYU-I standards and requirements, so single housing is generally good. Single housing is also generally within a couple of blocks of campus. Married/community housing is not always so accommodating, well priced or available. Also, most married housing you would need to have a car to easily get to school with; you could walk but it would take a while.

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Let's Talk Sports – At BYU Idaho, from competitive to made up sports, there is a big variety of sports that you can participate in. I hear that you don't need to bring a swim suit or towel since you can rent one (which is cleaned of course!) at the pool and horseback riding! That is really cool if you ask me!


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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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