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Reviews 4863 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is very secure and safe. There isn't much to worry about there. You know that everyone is following the honor code and security is in place should anything happen.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Applying and admissions was easy. Getting the endorsments was probably the hardest part only because I was so busy. I didn't really have time to meet with the stake president. The essays have to be less than 200 words and there are only two. I thought it was great because I found out I got accepted two days after i sent in my application and i found out my track two weeks later

3 College Freshman

Weather: In the summer it is great. Its warm during the day but it cools off at night. Fall and spring are good too. You have to be prepared for the winters though. It can start to snow as soon as october and the snow will stick around until the spring. You will want warm boots and a parka, especially if you aren't bringing a car.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: There is a lot of variety in the classes you can take. Obviously there are required classes for all students and for your major but there are also classes that are just fun like skiing, snowboarding, and lots of different dance classes.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: It is AMAZING!! There is such a good atmosphere all around the campus itself that is great. It was what first attracted me to the school, and I still love it. The town is rather small and very much mostly students, but it's great and the residents are very kind to the students.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: So many things for all students to do! Dances and Latin nights, bowling, concerts, comedy night, and so much more!! There is always something fun going on.

5 College Freshman

Administration: The whole purpose of the school is to create an environment that is based off of exceptional behavior from the students. It's not just that the school doesn't allow drinking and such, it's that the students don't want to do that. If this seems backwards to's probably not the right school for you.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The places to live are clean and well-maintained. Calling from a couple states away in order to organize my apartment was really easy. The people I dealt with were really friendly and patient with me.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Most places were fast food. Not really a good place to take a date. Most places like Wendy's, Arby's, McDonalds, ETC. Not the best experiences either as I have eaten there.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather here at rexburg, idaho is crazy. On moment it could be sunny and warm and an hour later it could be overcast super windy and rain or snow is often weekly. It gets cold here but it is manageable with the proper clothing

4 College Freshman

Academics: The Brigham Young Idaho there are a lot of exercise physiology majors which makes it difficult when registering for classes because so many people need those classes. But the internships are good and it gives for many job opportunities after college, workload is average for a college class and its unique because so many different directions can be taken with this major.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors here at BYU-Idaho are very helpful, they allow you to come to them during their office hours to chat or with any questions you have, they are here for us. The curriculum is tough but it is strong we are able to learn the material with lots of class discussions to help us out and help us teach other students who may not understand and remember it and the registration process is simple and the class choices are enormous for most classes. Workload is said by many teachers to every hour of class is about an hour to two hours of homework which is personally not that bad, they give you enough time to finish and are understand in situations like internet issues or systems are down. Study options, BYU-I has a free tutoring center for all classes with students who excel in that area, it is in the Library where most students get free internet access and help if it is needed.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Because of the honor code everyone is clean cut, shaven and well kept. Students come from all over the United States and their are many international students as well. The number between girls and guys is pretty equal.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It is good but not great. The apartments are high in price considering the location and what you get. Most are well taken care of and the management for the most part is cooperative and helpful.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs and Alcohol is not permitted for students at anytime, away or on campus. As part of the school honor code all students agree upon enrollment to not participate with or use drugs or alcohol of any kind.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Mostly like any other dorm, but a little cleaner. There are also off-campus housing options for all students to choose from.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Plenty of school spirit and great attendance at games. It's not the major focus of the school, but there are some really creative sports you can do like real life Battleship in the pool or a school wide dodge ball tournament.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I was awarded a scholarship but my student account must have had some issue because I was only notified through my new email account for the school and so I didn't find out until months later and almost lost it by not accepting it in time!

5 College Sophomore

Administration: Some people have a hard time attending this school because it's so strict. When you apply, you sign an honor code to stay abstinent, keep the word of wisdom, and dress appropriately. Because it's such strict guidelines people often have a hard time following them. But if you signed it, you gotta follow it. It's not too terrible.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It's really depends on where you live. I live at the bottom of the campus, right down the street from the grocery story and across the street from campus. I absolutely love the location, my landlords are so kind and come over even in the dead of night when we have emergencies, it's pretty cheep and the community is wonderful. The higher up you go on campus, the worse the community is- but that's just what I've heard. I've never actually lived up there.

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1 College Sophomore

Athletics: There are no sports teams here at BYU-I; only Intramural sports. There's sports like Ultimate Frisbee, Racquetball, Basketball, Football, Swimming, Cross-country, and so on of which you can get a group of your friend's together, form a team, and compete with others. There is allows competitive sports too, where coaches watch, and recruit you to be on their team, etc. There's not much fan support or school spirit though. Roommates and friends are usually the biggest fans. But we have racquetball/wally-ball courts, basketball courts, a swimming pool, wrestling rooms, dance rooms, indoor track court, a gym, etc. all in the Hart Building open for students to use or reserve

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a lot of computers free to use on campus, in the library, in the Ricks building, and so on. But having your own laptop is extremely convenient and I would highly recommend it, because you can use it anywhere on campus, it's always with you, and you can avoid the crowds.There is usually at least a couple times per semester where something goes wrong with the wireless network, but for the most part it is really good. You log into the wireless with your school username and password, and like I said you can have internet access anywhere on campus. Internet speed is extremely fantastic, but good. As for printing, there is a copy spot and printers throughout the library and a couple other places that the people go to to make copies, print papers, etc. However, I personal set up my laptop to be able to print off of any printer on campus, so I don't have to go to the library every time. And there is usually a printer in every building. You can go to the school website and search for how to do it and it gives you a step by step process. It costs some money to print however you do it, but for a normal paper it's only four cents per page.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I personally received financial aid through FAFSA, not as much through the school. However, the Financial Aid Office is always welcome to students, always there to answer any questions, and can help you search for the best scholarships available to you. They are always willing to help. I did receive one scholarship that was provided by the school. And if you continue to keep your grades up the school will pay for the rest of your tuition in the end.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is not much diversity at BYU-I. The majority of students are white, LDS, republican (for the most part), and straight. However, you can still find some. We have people of African-American, Hispanic, Polynesian ethnicity, and so on. I have met people from China, Japan, England, Haiti, and Mexico. We have people from rich families to poor. You have your "pop stars" to your "Bob Marley's" to your cowboys. You'll most see people from Idaho or Utah though

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The school is always willing to help where they can. The Financial Aid Office, Registration Office, etc. are always open and ready to help if asked. The Academic Discovery Center welcomes anyone who is unsure about or needs to talk about their major, graduate school, or their future profession. In addition, in every major you are assigned a mentor, someone to talk to about those things as well. There are a lot of jobs on campus that you can apply for, and people to help you get the job you need. Student Activities on campus allows a ton of people to get involved and meet a lot of new people. The biggest and most helpful program on campus is free tutoring! Take advantage of it! It can really help prepare you for tests, big class projects, and strengthen your understanding of any subject with any teacher


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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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