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Reviews 4847 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Boys and girls at BYU-Idaho are very diverse, which is great for a diverse population. Although you will find most students are 'preppy' there are many students with alternative styles. There are very attractive students and very unattractive students. Altogether I would say that you will find whatever you are looking for in the opposite sex at BYU-Idaho.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The facilities here are clean and well maintained. The campus is virtually always under construction therefore buildings are always being renovated and improved.

1 College Junior

Athletics: BYU-Idaho has no varsity sports program. The funds that would be spent on sports are spent on education.

2 College Junior

Local Area: There is very little shopping in the Rexburg area. Idaho Falls is about 30 minutes away and it is considerably more populous. If you are confined to Rexburg however you won't find much. Luckily the university is always hosting big events, so you won't get too bored if you're looking for fun.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Although it is relatively difficult to be eligible for financial aid at BYU-Idaho the school processed it smoothly. Information is readily available and the people at the Kimball are helpful.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I liked the dorms, but only stayed for a semester. In my dorm, there were two girls to each room, with only two rooms. My roommate was amazing and remains one of my greatest friends to this day. The rooms are clever, with a bunk bed/desk. The closets are tiny, but what do you expect? No TV, but a good common room. I thought it was great. But they do lock the gates at curfew, so get home on time. Or jump the six foot walls.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: If you are looking for a school that is party central, a place were hang-overs are far more common than A+, you are in the wrong place. BYU-I is first and foremost an LDS school and holds it's students to a strict honor code. Come home drunk? You're gone. Have a guy/girl spend the night as a single female/male? Bye Bye. Get busted with just a little dope? Super gone. It's a church school and you WILL be held to the standards you agreed to.

If you like a quiet school, honorable students and quality education, come on in. The water is fine. If you are looking for excitement and some of the stuff listed above, you might want to keep looking, as to prevent hard feelings.

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: I give it a A because of all the awesome events available to students. The school is always putting on events, trips and shows for the students. Best of all, the admission is dirt cheap! In my first semester, I went ice fishing, did a winter survival class and got to see world-renown Chinese acrobats. It was pretty sweet.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Unfortunately, scholarships are few and far between at BYU-I. They DO have them, but keeping them is another matter.

For example I was awarded a $250 scholarship during my first semester. But part of accepting the award was the stipulation that I never drop down below 14 credits. For some people, that is super easy. For me, with a learning disability, I was unable to keep up with my 14 credits and had to drop one. That one credit keeps me out of the running for any school scholarships.

I feel like that system should be resolved, as to not be set against students with disabilities who have to struggle three times as hard as a 'normal' student just to get good grades. I did accept the award and the conditions with it, so I'm not blaming the school for my mistake. But they should take another look at the scholarship program and perhaps tailor it for people with different struggles.

3 College Junior

Local Area: There's a few stores - nothing overly substantial. If you're the type to like nightlife, this place is not for you. If you like a busy campus and feeling like you're on a bit of an island (a very fun island, but an island nonetheless) then you'll be very happy here!

1 College Junior

Athletics: It is all intramural. President Clark wants this to be a strictly academic establishment, so if you like sports there are plenty of opportunities for just about anyone to have a chance at being involved; but if you're a glory seeker or have any athletic ambitions, move on.

2 College Junior

Parking: If you don't a parking permit from either the school or the city anywhere around campus, don't even think of parking where you're not supposed to - you WILL get a ticket. They are really on top of it. Parking is terrible if you have to commute. It should be getting better soon, though, as the school is developing land they have been saving for when they expand their student capacity. There have been rumors of a multilevel garage being built soon, which would be amazing, but nothing solid yet.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The school has ballrooms/gyms all over campus where they are constantly holding dances and social events (at least 3 major events a week that cater to a very diverse crowd). There is a huge drop screen in the student center where they play classic movies every other weekend for free and there's a stage right behind that where anybody can get up anytime and perform whatever they want (there's an electric piano always on stage). The school has computer labs that are open for anyone to use which would be of special interest to graphic arts majors (they've got great designing software and tablets that they'll let you use). Any group/club registered with the school can advertise events on a scrolling news window on the student portal home page. There is also a big chunk of campus that have been reserved for landscaping architect majors to work on projects (we call it the "gardens" - it is REALLY nice). There is also a weekly devotional every Tuesday - the whole student body is invited to attend where various topics are discussed.

3 College Junior

Diversity: I'm sitting in the busiest area of campus right now and I've been watching for the last 10 minutes observing a 20 foot radius all around me (I probably looked a little strange, just staring at everyone!); but I would venture a guess as to say that 93% of the people that passed me were caucasian, about 3% Hispanic, 2% black, 1% Asian, and less than 1% Indian.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: There really isn't a great need for transportation, since there isn't a whole lot to do in town, but there is always something going on at the school - it's a lot of fun! If you need to go shopping, the store is an easy 3 blocks from campus, and for activities off campus, the school will provide a bus or van.

4 College Senior

Local Area: BYU-Idaho has a peaceful spirit. The people are kind, friendly and helpful. Located in a small town some places may take some traveling, but there is a lot of history to explore and learn about Rexburg, Idaho. I love the small intimate feel of this town with less chaos to distract me from fulfilling my educational responsibilities.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Students and facilty are not allow to participate in any drug activities of any kind, and if anyone is caught doing so is kicked out. BYU-Idaho takes drug safety very seriously and investigates any suppected of doing so.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: BYU-Idaho has a spirit of peace and calmness. People are kind and they are always trying to help. There is no drink, late night partying, and it is highly expected of everyone to be honest and trustworthy in every aspect of their lives. I have felt safest at BYU-Idaho than most other similar places.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: There is a wonderful, open, peaceful and friendly atmosphere at BYU-Idaho. The people make a huge difference here.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I enjoyed the on-campus housing my freshman year and loved it. I had a great experience with roommates and neighbors. My freshman year was fun and memorable and I believe it was because of my location and the people I spent time with at Perkins Hall.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am a music major and I play the saxophone. I received a scholarship to play saxophone and every semester, so long as I perform in a ensemble, it is applied to my financial responsibilities. I have also had another financial award from BYU-Idaho and as soon as I received it and met the required credit hours it was applied.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I have found that the majority of the students at BYU-Idaho are attractive, very well groomed, outgoing, and creative. I have really enjoyed roommate and FHE activities there from snowball fights, ultimate frisbee games, dances, making music videos, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have enjoyed the majority of my experience involving the off-campus housing. I stayed at Royal Crest my first semester of my sophomore year. I really enjoyed it, my roommates were amazing, and when I needed to sell my second semester contract my manager was very helpful in helping me sell it.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's definitely harder during the winter to enjoy the outdoors and to walk anywhere to class, but I have found it hasn't made it hard to enjoy the college experience. My favorite semester so far at BYU-Idaho was Winter Semester 2011.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are people from every walk of life here on campus not to sound too cheesy. I love asking everyone where they are from, because I know that it will be different every time. Right now BYU-I is expanding a program called pathway speakers where students can help other students who are trying to learn english.


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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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