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3 College Freshman

Parking: On campus parking can be difficult to get, so arriving early is helpful. Permits cost between $10 and $70, depending where you get it for. There are three free parking lots on campus that are very nice, and are usually never full.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining on campus is called the Crossroads. It was built just a few years ago and has a variety of different food places that you can go and get food from. There is a variety of different foods such as pizza, subs, chinese, meat, etc. There are also foods that you can grab if you're in a hurry such as pre-wrapped sandwiches and salads. The prices aren't bad and I think that the food tastes pretty good-especially for campus dining.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: BYU-Idaho has a pretty good amount of computers and I can usually find one if I need. However at certain points during the day they are a lot more crowded and it is a lot harder to find one. The school advises students to provide their own computers because most of the homework is online and it's really inconvinent to have to go to campus all of the time. On campus the computers usually have really good network reliability and speed. If you bring your own computer onto campus the same applies for most places. In a few places it's harder to connect but overall the network reliability and speed work really well. Campus has printers all over that you can print from for just a few cents a page. I have gone mulitple semesters without owning a printer and I have done just fine.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: At BYU-Idaho there is always something to do. Any night of the week you can find an activity to attend. You can art exhibits, musems, concerts, plays, sports, outdoor activites, etc. Campus is very nice and there are a variety of hang out places. One of the most popular is the Crossroads which is the food court that was remodeled a few years ago. It has a lot of seating and is very open and inviting to students.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: My school is different than many other schools in the fact that it has something called the Honor Code. This code is something that all students sign before they attend and agree to follow. Although at times some students may complain about it, it really makes the campus a better place to attend. Everyone is respectful and professional in language, dress, activities, etc. Because of this I love attending here. BYU-Idaho also has really good academic programs and requires all of its students to complete an intership before they graduate. Because of this students are more prepared to enter the work force.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt like I wasn't safe at BYU-Idaho. I walked up and down campus from my sister's apartment at midnight by myself and I wasn't nervous. The only complaint I have is with some instances of people breaking into apartments- my neighbors had their window busted open, and I've heard of people getting robbed on Sundays when everyone is expected to be at church.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The teachers here are great. They offer alot of out of class time to get help. There are also alot of tutors and help that you can get for free.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I am currently an education major, which means there will be many opportunities for experience and internships. While student teaching I would basically have all the same responsibilities as a normal teacher, however I would just be unpaid. I would have to create lesson plans and often use them to teach the students. That kind of experience would allow me to use my teaching techniques and find what works and what doesn't. Also I would need to commit a lot of time because this is just like a full time job, but again, unpaid. While in high school I was allowed to opportunity to do a teaching internship for a semester my senior year. I was able to help a middle school teacher out in the classroom with preparing lessons, organizing the classroom, and someone's tutoring the students.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The most used transportation for me personally to Brigham Young University- Idaho is the shuttle (Salt Lake Express). It has a stop right on campus so you don't need a car, which is very convenient for students. The school also has a carpool bulletin on its website allowing students who need a driver or passenger to find people easily and its really great because often times its cheaper than a shuttle.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I enjoy my major because it is preparing me for who I want to be later in life. I haven't exactly taken classes for my major yet because I am still taking the generals. I am especially looking forward to my Child Lab class because we get hands on experience teaching little children. Also I realize there are many nanny, tutor, or even daycare jobs available where I can also gain experience. I find this major leads to many opportunities.

5 College Junior

Technology: The computers are very up to date and they have printers at every computer groups. WiFi is really good on campus. Depending on where you live the WiFi may be good and may not be.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Dorms are alright, super small. But the off campus options are great. There are some really good options for off campus.

4 College Junior

Local Area: There is so much to do here and Brigham Young University Idaho. The only down side is the cold. During winter semester the only thing to here when its -15 degrees is watch movies inside. Its hard to think of things to do. Spring semester is the best time for everything.

5 College Junior

Academics: There are so many study helps and free tutoring for every subject offered at the school. The professors are great and want to help the students. Generally, class sizes are smaller and it is easier to get individual attention.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It is convenient to get around the small town and go eat wherever you want. Sometimes everything gets old if you eat out a lot though. There are a lot of chances and promotional's for student discounts so that's good. Most restaurants are those you can find anywhere else though. One good restaurant I forgot to mention was the Hickory. Way good food right there.

5 College Junior

Academics: The business program is incredible. It's really hands on and you do a lot of things that will help you gain real-world experience.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: The night life is great because there is always great and clean activities going on. Because of our beliefs, you won't see alcohol or drugs anywhere, which is nice. There's always something fun to do though.

2 College Junior

Weather: Here in Rexburg there's a joke that winter lasts from September to June. It's pretty windy up here and winters are long and pretty cold. Be careful not to slip on ice around campus.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: You're in Idaho, you gotta get creative out here. There are some activities offered through the campus, like dances and concerts. And when it warms up you can go to some sweet concerts off campus at Sammy's.

3 College Junior

Academics: The classes are pretty good, for the most part they challenge you and get you to really work. But each class is different for each person, so keep that in mind. And there are no competive sports with other schools here so your focus is on studying. As for the professors some are a little difficult to work with, they've been here too long and expect you to know what they want without further explanations than the text.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I started my geology program right away and there wasn't any application process specifically for this major. I'm not sure if that's true for all majors, but I have experienced difficulty only with the academic advisors when doing my graduation plan, they are not very helpful. The teachers and the academics, however, are satisfactory. Even though it's a pain I would recommend coming up with your grad plan as early as possible.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The academic scholarships used to have reasonable requirements, but they have recently been increased to almost impossible GPA requirements and the need based scholarships are difficult to get as well, but you should apply anyway just in case you get something.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Depending on the time of day it can be difficult to find a spot on campus and when you do find one it might not be very close to your class.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Small class sizes help students get more one on one help from professors. Registration is relatively satisfactory and I have gotten into most of the classes that I have needed. The general learning model has not been the most suitable for my needs, but the cost of tuition helps me to overlook this.

3 College Student

Overall Experience: All Caucasian, all the time. I have seen maybe five African Americans total, in the three months (1st semester) I attended BYUI. They do have clubs for Polynesians and Asians and such, but the Black people are scarce. I am a bi-racial (Black and Italian) woman from the heart of Sacramento, California. This was definitely an adjustment. I hated being land-locked, but the campus is pretty and well taken care of. The people are a bit prudish, especially the further you get from campus, but they tend keep to themselves mainly. The staff is very nice,and they have a nice "cafeteria", with a plethora of selections to chose from. As for the academics, they aren't immensely challenging, and the professors give a lot of leeway, which makes opportunity for heavy procrastination, but they do hold their grading scale to a high standard, and strive for (but not quite maintain) professionalism. It's overall a good school, but if you come from a place where piercings (most girls don't have one ear piercing; I have two), beaches (Idaho is Farmland, Cowville, and the Realm of Agriculture and Potatoes, all in one), and a sense of humor (sarcasm might as well be on a permanent hiatus with Elvis) are common, prepare for the shock of a lifetime.


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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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