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Reviews 4375 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On Campus – As single students, we must live in approved housing. The college sets pretty high standards for this, so most facilities stay pretty nice. Some of them are older, but even these are kept up pretty well. The newer housing coming in (there is a lot) is top of the line.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The Crossroads – I don't actually eat on campus very often. When I do, however, I go to the crossroads. I love the facility. It is quite nice, and there is a very good selection of food, and it is all very tasty. The cleanliness gets an A plus, and so does the speed of service. My only objection is the prices. They are not too unreasonable, but they are more than I can afford.

4 College Student

Weather: BYU-I is in Rexburg Idaho and here in Idaho we can have great summer weather but we also can have some pretty cold winters here. When it snows i always see students working on clearing the sidewalks on campus to make sure that they are clear and not icey. The weather really doesn't affect my campus experience at all.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Drug Scene – We don't drink here at BYU-I. If there is drinking or drugs going on it's not known.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: The Pines – The managers are great and so nice. The rooms are clean and the appartments have great appliances.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Small Town Feel – If you like a smaller town this is the place for you. It's very safe here and everyone, for the most part anyway, is really nice to everyone else. There are many things you can do outside such as snowboarding, hiking, swimming, and many other outdoor activities. Plus, Yellowstone is not to far away!

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.


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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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