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Reviews 4170 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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1 College Sophomore

Administration: The Honor Code is pretty strict, but my best advice is to just follow it and you'll be so much happier. You dont need to get drunk/high and sleep around to have a good time.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Best Looking Award – BYU Idaho has some of the best looking people. There is a pretty good diversity of people. Boys are clean cut and shaven, girls are modest and cute. There are a lot of country boys and cowboys from the area, but there are also city boys who make it fun. Everyone is incredibly friendly and everyone is always up for a good time.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: They have been doing a great job at adding and remodeling the campus at BYU-I! The MC is where we have the bookstore, a bowling alley, Crossroads Cafe (basically our cafeteria), a market, classrooms, ballrooms, theaters, and the Testing Center. They added a skywalk that connects the top story to the library, which really helps in the winter! The library is great! There are 3 floors, and somehow I always seem to get lost, it feels so big. The I-center is the newest addition and it is AMAZING. We have Devotionals there every Tuesday, Graduation, and big concerts and events are held there. There is even an indoor track and plenty of basketball courts inside! It's huge and beautiful. The on-campus gym is good too, and always a fun place to be. Rexburg may be a small town, but there is always something fun to do on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Clean, Safe Fun – There is usually a lot going on in Rexburg and BYU-I in the evenings with shows and concerts. There are dances at least twice a week which are pretty fun. Students can get involved in sports regardless of their skill level. Everything is relatively cheap.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Could Be Better but Pretty Good – There are computer labs in the most traversed buildings around campus with a couple of printers which is super nice. Most students have a laptop and you can get WIFI through the school with your user name and password. If you don't have a laptop you will be okay though.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Lots of Outdoors-Y Stuff to Do – No matter what the season there are many attractions in and around Rexburg to do outdoors including ski resorts, Yellowstone National Park, and many places to swim. Rexburg is a little town with not a whole bunch to places to shop but Idaho Falls is close. Rexburg is pretty much a college town.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: What Drugs? There's peer pressure all around schools and we're no exception the rule. What I can say for the student body here is that we don't indulge in the reckless and unhealthy like that of drugs, alcohol or violent. Now, its not non-existent because there are always a couple of students who steer away from the crowd and allow there own selfish needs that include money, addiction or just plain influence to determine there actions. However in this school we have more students with smart thinking than those with selfish greed.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Great Dining Options – The crossroads, its our own mall cafeteria right on campus. The crossroads has much to offer, from different varieties of food choices to stage live performances. Actually aside from the big crossroads, there are a total of 5 other cafeteria's in campus buildings that offer great snack selections or the in-between-class meals. This however doesn't exclude the fact that there are vending machines all over campus that satisfy our snackful needs. Outside campus there's a great amount of dinning sites that you can enjoy. There are fast food joints, small dinners, frozen dessert stores,exclusive date restaurants and the pick up and go pizza spots. All great contributions and choices available for the nearly-broke college student.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Student Life – The student life here on campus is never dull. There are many events and opportunities to meet new people and have fun. The school offers many things; including diverse dances all throughout the week, there are musical recitals programed each weekend for students and teachers, the environment at the crossroads (cafeteria) allows for comfortable interaction among students that permits them to study, eat and most importantly have social dates. The school has a full agenda of different and fun ways in which students can embrace their education and their social lives.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Easy as Pie – For me the financial aid process was very easy aside from occasionally long lines at the office. most of the time its a straight forward process of fill out your FAFSA, make appointment with a counseler. accept whatever financial assistance is available which seems to consist of atleast 1 grant and ones choice of student loans. pay the schools debts and transfer the rest to the bank.
the only difficulty is if questions or complications arise that are out or the normal process of applying for financial aid such as a student falling below the fulltime student requirement.

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not a Macho School – The athletics department at BYUI unlike its sister school in Provo Utah is very low when it comes to athletics. there is virtually no games or events with other schools to be found on Campus. however BYUI doesnt deprive its students of the necessities. Students have full access to both of its large Gymnasiums and allows students to create multiple sports teams within the university for various athletic activities. such activities are also not only encouraged but frequently allow for new sports and events to be added showing the Universities potential to grow and be flexible in this area

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Just How Diverse? Brigham Young University Idaho considers itself a diverse school, with good reason. the majority of the students are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints. so students come from a variety of locales and racial backgrounds even spanning the globe. however even though non-members are welcome to join. social diversity among students with different beliefs and different thinking is not so diverse. This can put a lot of pressure on students not familiar with LDS knowledge.
Although not as diverse as other schools may be considered BYUI takes the effort to reach out and create an environment where diversity can grow such as holding its students to high standards of selflessness, offering large amounts of courses in social, ethnic and foreign language courses. and encouraging students from around the globe to attend and be financially assisted where possible.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I'm only aware of one off-campus housing unit. It is very convenient with only a 3-5 minute walk to campus. The landlords were considerate and took care of everything spectacularly. It was expensive but for how spacious it was it was an acceptable price. Parking spots were available for each girl.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: The system at BYU-I is kind of complex, so it's difficult to navigate the website to register and find financial aid.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The guys here come from all over, and you'll find any type of guy you could imagine. The girls are gorgeous, and come from all over the country. The ratio of girls to guys doesn't hurt either, since there's an average of 5:1, so there's lots of great options for the guys here.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Totally Safe – BYU-Idaho has a great environment. There's no worries about danger or any sort of hazards on campus. Pranks and stuff are pretty uncommon, so it's a great place to be.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: BYU-Idaho offers interns with the best and most well-known companies out there. BYU-Idaho maintains this relationship due to their alumni being recognized as honest with all their daily dealings, and being hard workers. BYU-Idaho offers internships with Disney, for art, business, drama, whichever the major where you live in the Disney hotel for free, work, get paid, free food, and get to experience the fun of Disneyland or DisneyWorld while staying for around 3 months.

2 College Sophomore

Weather: All students going to BYU-Idaho hear chilling tells about the weather pre-arrival. I come from Bakersfield, California where the lowest it gets is in the 30's. Rexburg got down to -4 while I was there, which honestly isn't that bad, it is very dry wheather and you will shock anyone you touch due to the carpets which can be fun. However, the weather isn't too bad if you're dressed for the snow unless the wind blows, when the wind picks up it goes straight through you and goes to straight to the bone. Other than that, it's bearable.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Never have I been exposed to an environment where I was cared so much for besides my own home. BYU-Idaho offers a staff who genuinely cares about the status of their students. Classroom sizes vary, however, are mostly in the 30-40 students range allowing the professors to establish a personal bond with their students. It is this personal relationship that has created the perfect learning environment where no questions or concerns are left unanswered. BYU-Idaho hires professors with established careers, the at home feel with the expertise from a professional who worked at the top company of whichever profession gave me the opportunity to learn more about my major than any online review or job fair in town. BYU-Idaho may get flack for being BYU's younger brother, but it is catching up, if not at the same level.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: The Atmosphere at BYU-I – This a religious private school. The atmosphere at this campus is amazing. There's no comparison to any other college. I love this school. There's plenty of activities on-campus and off-campus. I totally love the honor code and devotional every tuesday! love it!

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There really isn't any need for a car on Campus. The campus is small enough that you can walk everywhere. I think the only time when a car is nice is when you need to go to the grocery store,but we do have a car service where we can borrow a car for a decent price. The school also has shuttles that can take you to major cities, depending on where you're going it could be a bit pricey.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Grocery Store – Well, I lived off-campus, so I would usually get my food from Braulim's Grocery Store. It was a little bit pricey, but if you had coupons and took advantage of the good deals they sometimes offered, it wasn't so bad.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Rexburg, Idaho has to be one of the safest town I've ever live in. I think the place is so safe, the police literary have nothing to do! It's a beautiful little town with very friendly people. You can walk through the streets and campus and people everywhere smile or greet you. It's great! There really isn't all that much to do in Rexburg itself, but the campus ALWAYS has things going on, so you can't ever be bored. There is also a local place called Sammy's that has concerts going on every friday or saturday night.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Why I Love BYU-I – Brigham Young University in Idaho sets itself apart from other schools in many ways. One of those ways sticks out to me more than any other. It is referred to as the Spirit of Ricks. BYU-I was previously Ricks College, so the saying stuck. There is a certain feeling that people get on the campus at BYU-I. It is a feeling of peace, happiness, and comfort. It is not rare to be greeted by a complete stranger with a "Good morning!" or a cheerful "Hello!" The professors at BYU-I are very personable and unlike many other university professors, have a strong desire to personally help the students to succeed. It is more than just a job for them and they are not only in it for the paycheck. There are many social activities offered on campus and even off campus through the schools recreation program. The tuition costs for students who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is also subsidized by the tithing payers of the church, which makes attending school there much more affordable than some other universities. Brigham Young University in Idaho is a wonderful school and I am not only privileged, but proud to be a student there.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Rexburg Dining – In Rexburg you have many fast food restaurants including Jack in the Box, McDonalds, Wendy's and many more. There are also dining places such as Sammy's which is a VERY popular place for college students to go. The food is delicious and the service is great!I highly recommend it! There are Pizza Pie Cafe's, various Mexican restaurants, sand which delis, Big Judds burger place which is famous for their HUGE burgers and much more. Local businesses are given the opportunity to allow for student discounts through Starving Student Cards which are very convenient. Overall Rexburg has great places for off-campus dining.


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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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