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Reviews 4187 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Strong Values – If your religious and have "old school&quot" values as some people say, this is the place for you. Its not just the school, the students themselves choose to adhere to a very high planed set of moral standards.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Clean Inside and Out – This is a great school in most aspects. Great campus, great professors, great values, great tuition and living costs, are found in Rexburg, Idaho. The only complaint I have is the website. It should be more user friendly, anyone who is not a computer expert may have a very difficult time managing their online account.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's All About the Religion – We are all the same religion at BYU-I. It's very unique to start class with a prayer and have the topic of the class move from math to relating to a religious topic. I love it.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Walk, Walk, or Walk? If you don't have a car, the only other option is to walk. Everything is so close that it doesn't matter that much if you have a car or not. Cars make life easier, but are not necessary.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The Dorms – The best place to live on campus for girls is Lamprecht Hall. The living space isn't bad, but living on campus had a bad connotation when you tell other people. For some reason people look down upon you for living in the dorms.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: No Drama Queens Here – The theatre program is very small, but that is in no way a determining factor of its quality. If you are serious about pursuing a career in theatre then you need to make sure that you take your classes SERIOUSLY. Being a small program, word will travel based on your level of commitment and ambition, be it good or bad. This major is free and open for growth in any individual willing to make a step towards progress.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Ten Minutes to... EVERYWHERE. Rexburg is a small town, to say the least. It is extremely cold and snowy in the winter, but Spring, Summer and Fall are beautiful. There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy and wanting more. You can't get lost easily because everything is so close. It takes you ten minutes to go from one side of the town to the other. You hate the town at first, but it grows on you by the end of the year.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Great on-Campus Environment – BYU -Idaho has a great organized campus that is easy to navigate. BYU -Idaho is a major university that has the feeling of a community college. There are extra curricular activities almost every day. BYU- Idaho has a campus with about 15,000 students.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Comforting Professors – The professors at Brigham Young University Idaho are wonderful. They take real interest in the success of their students. You can always reach them by email very quickly or in their offices. They learn your name so its more personal and you feel more trust in them.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Small but Full of Life – The atmosphere in Rexburg is full of life and happiness. You can always find students doing activities in the parks or wandering the small streets going in stores. It is a very small town but the school has brought life to it that has made it an enjoyable place to go to school.

3 College Junior

Parking: It costs 40 for a permit
fines are 10 dollars for campus tickets
not a lot of parking but housing is really close to campus so it does not really matter that much to drive

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Most people walk or ride bikes
Mopeds are a big deal
Cars are not needed but do help in the winter
No real public transportation

4 College Junior

Academics: There is good interaction with professors
opportunities to do research
they offer placements opportunities for internships
good placement into masters programs

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Not a Huge Variety – On campus, there is not a wide variety in the type of guys and girls you will run into. In order to find some variety and some people who go against the grain you have to go to concerts, restaurants, and generally the more "indie" events.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Pride in a Bad Way – There is little diversity and little acceptance of different opinions at this school. It is a private school based on religion, but the students and some of the faculty take it to the next level in that they are assuming that everyone should have the same background, opinions, morals, political views, etc. Pride is a big problem at this school, pride referring to "Oh, look at us, we're better than you," not pride for one's own choices and opinions.

2 College Freshman

Academics: I came to BYU-I and have been able to receive good education so far. The way they run things is a little confusing as to what classes I need to take and random prerequisites that I wasn't aware of. The workload is decent, there is a good sized library with perfect areas to study with friends or in solitude.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Elementary Education Program Is Simply Amazing – Like the title says, the elementary education program at BYU Idaho is simply amazing! There are always people avaliable to answer questions. The professors are really great and try to help you succeed. The Hinckley building (AKA, the education building) is a great facility (but that isn't saying much since the whole campus is.) The atmosphere is great and there are lots of opportunities for students to succeed.

5 College Junior

Academics: Workload and Student Help – At Brigham Young University-Idaho, we are on the Track-System; which means that our semesters are all 14 weeks long instead of 18 0r 18 weeks. Because of that, the workload tends to be a little more cramped than one would normally anticipate. However, BYU-Idaho also offers many resources for students to help them pass their classes and succeed! One of them is the tutoring center. We have a math Lab and an English lab that is available anytime for students that need homework help. The labs are completely free to students as well as any private tutors. The Students that are tutors are hired by the school and students only have to pay for help when they make a one-on-one appointment with a private tutor and do not show up to their appointment (usually a $8-$10 fine).
Another way that BYU-Idaho helps to make sure that the students succeed is the smaller class sizes of anywhere from 50-100 students to class or sometimes even less. Professors know their students by name and have their offices open and are available to students to help them out anyway they can.

2 College Freshman

Academics: I Do Not Reccomend Philosophy Majors Go Here – Being a Philosophy major at Brigham Young University Idaho is harder than if i were to have another more ordinary major. The program is very limited and the university does not list a recommended course sequence like all of the other majors. I wish the program was more diverse.

3 College Senior

Weather: Snow Anyone? Really they can't do much to control the weather but if you don't like wind and snow I would avoid Rexburg. They do a good job at keeping the grounds shoveled and ice free

1 College Senior

Athletics: BYU-Idaho has no athletics that compete at a University level. They say they want the university to focus on being purely academic and not spend money on sports programs. Personal belief is they don't want to create a program to compete against the school in Provo. They do have sports that you can play in both competitive and inter-mural but they are rarely worth watching.

1 College Senior

Academics: Administration Is Lacking – Unfortunately the administration at this school does not seem to understand that students are customers at their school. When transferring to Brigham Young University-Idaho they refused to help my wife transfer her credits from Brigham Young University-Provo. We spent a better part of three months getting tossed from one building to another trying to find someone who could help her see what she needed to do start school there. Finally after a lot of effort we were able to start to get credits transferred.

This experience is typical at BYU-Idaho many of the employees in administrative services feel that their time is better spent sitting at their desks passing you between one another trying to avoid any work. I have never seen any professionals that are more lazy than at this school.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Really Easy! If you do your best and keep your GPA up, you automatically get a full-ride, half-ride, or a quarter paid!

2 College Junior

Parking: Parking is fairly costly. You can only buy one permit and are designated to a certain area, so if your classes are on different ends of campus you can only park on one end. There are not very many spots for you to park in the central areas so you end up walking anyways. If you get there late it is hard to find a spot so you end up driving around awhile and can even be late to class.

4 College Junior

Academics: The Chemistry program is really good. The teachers really know what they are teaching and know how to teach well. There is a chemistry society where you can go and do service in the community and just be around others who have the same interests you have. The only downfall in my opinion is the technology in the labs is under par. My high school had more equipment than here.


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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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