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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.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: The dorms are okay for new freshman, but they're not great. They have cinderblock walls, and hard carpeted floors, and they're really small. Also, you can't control the heating, so it gets really hot at night, so much that we would need to keep the window open, even in the Rexburg winters.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a wide variety of options for off-campus housing, and they include housing both from the low and high ends of the pricing range. Some, like the Ivy apartments, are really nice and classy, while others are more practical and affordable. Some apartments also offer the option of using scholarship money to help pay for housing.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Since this school is a school owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a high majority of the students are of the same religion. There is some diversity in other areas, but not to a major extent.

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5 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is no drug scene at BYU Idaho, because if you do drugs, you are expelled.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid office is very helpful but there are always long lines, go early in the morning.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The Crossroads is a great place to eat and meet people.

4 College Junior

Administration: At BYU-I there is an honor code that students agree to live up to before they are admitted. This includes no drinking, smoking, or drugs, and no sex. There is also a curfew for men to be out of women's apartments and women to be out of men's apartments. That is midnight on most nights and one on friday nights. The opposite sex is not allowing in bedrooms or bathrooms of student apartments.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: There are some new facilities on campus such as the I-center and the the addition to the MC building. The I-center is one of the largest indoor amphitheater's in the state. It seats 15,000 and is state of the art. It is very aesthetically pleasing and modern as is the addition to the MC building. The Spori building is the oldest on campus and is very beautiful as it is the center for the arts on campus. There are a few older buildings such as the Kirkham and the Smith that are older and somewhat unappealing aesthetically. Everything on campus is kept very clean.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Rexburg has most of the fast food chain restaurants, but not many mid-grade restaurants. It has an array of locally owned ice cream shops that are good for a date. There is a place called Sammy's that has the most amazing apple pie milk shakes. There is a new ice cream shop on Main Street called Thor's that has $1 one scoop ice cream cones.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is basically no drug or alcohol scene since BYU-Idaho is a church school and if you're caught with anything then you're out.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Most everything in Rexburg is within walking distance so it's pretty much free. The people are also very kind and most anybody will give you ride if you ask, though you should probably ask your roommates or someone you know than a stranger.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most of the parties and get-togethers are at other students houses or apartments. There are also intramural sports that takes place in the evening that are easy to join. The school does a good job putting together many activities each semester such as dances and game nights.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is only intramural at BYU-I. I would say that they are good though. Its fun to get out and play sports. Most of the program is student run, which is cool. I had the chance to be a referee and make money while doing it. It was a fun experience.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The biggest problem is overcrowding. It seems at the moment you need one most, there isnt a single one. I saw they put a number of new computers in but they are the virtual ones where you have to be careful and save your work or you could lose it all.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics have been the upside of college. We do many things that are particular to what we might do in the future, including working with human bodies. The workload may be heavy, but I have learned a lot.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The variety of choices is good. A little bit of everything is offered but at a price. It feels like you overpay for everything. It can also be over crowed at lunch time.

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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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