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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The Cross Roads has a lot of great options for food. There's italian, mexican, and chinese food, a grill for burgers, a sandwich shop, and Chick-Fil-A. They have a great bakery which has a crepe bar, and also serves Krispie Kreme donuts. The school also has several student run food stands throughout the year which are always fantastic. The only downside is the bakery stands and some of the other smaller food stands close at 2 pm, though you can still buy left overs. The Cross Roads itself closes at 7 pm, so there really isn't anything on campus for really late night meals.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of chain restaurants, like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Domino's, etc. These are great in a pinch and are probably two blocks from campus. On top of the chain restaurants, there are a couple restaurants unique to the area. Everyone knows to eat at least once at the Taco Bus, and there are just different more formal restaurants around town too.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The people are incredibly respectful to people's faces. They are all kind of stuck in a teenage state of mind since we don't have full control over ourselves. The rules created by the institution seriously limit us on what choices we can make. The people are attractive. And the vast majority are so nice. It is awesome. Girls can be catty though. There is a lot more judgement.

3 College Senior

Administration: They will kick you out if you break the honor code. People know this so they lie all the time because they do not want to want to risk their degree. They will boot your car if you are even 5 minutes late. Protests are not tolerated at all.

5 College Senior

Campus Quality: they really do the best out of any school. They have entire departments working to help the special needs kids.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Its can be complicated. Getting a place is super easy. You get assigned roommates which can cause a lot of drama. Also it is not usually worth the price. They charge roughly 1200 a person per apartment which usually holds 6 people. which for an apartment complex that has 36 apartments is 216 people paying that much money. Meaning they are getting $259,200 per semester. Utilities, water, and internet and cable do not cost that much.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: My professors are great. They really help me succeed. And really know their stuff.

3 College Senior

Overall Experience: I don't really know. Most people have jobs I think

3 College Senior

Scholarships: They offer a lot of assistance. I need more help though

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It is almost all fast food chains. Everything closes at 10 pm. I like one of a kind higher quality places and none of them are here.

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1 College Senior

Diversity: The school is 95% white, republican. It is a private Mormon school so it is expected to be religiously homogenous. I think we would be more beneficial for all the students to be more diverse.

2 College Senior

Party Scene: It is really under ground. People drink and take drugs but they hide it really well. I have avoided most of it. I don't want to be involved.

3 College Senior

Academics: I find it difficult because of how small the school is.

3 College Senior

Academics: The school is small so courses aren't always awful and it makes it difficult for some people to graduate on time.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: BYU-I doesn't participate in NCAA sports, so we don't play against other colleges or have major teams. The intramural program on campus is great though. There are many sports, and most have a competitive league as well.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major (Exercise Physiology). All of my classes have been a lot of fun so far, except for math because I don't enjoy math. The classes are small, and the workload isn't huge either. The sports facilities that we use are all very very nice and well-maintained.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I'm married, so I'm not a part of the dating scene anymore, but there are lots of attractive guys and girls on campus. Almost everybody is very friendly, and it's very easy to make friends. Everybody dresses modestly on campus. No shorts are allowed unless you are in the gym.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: There's not really any clubs or bars in town at all. You could get a beer at Applebees if you really wanted to, but that's about it. There are 2 smallish movie theaters in town, and they're cheap. There is a little restaurant/venue called Sammy's that hosts local music stuff.

Most of the parties are just when people decide to go have a fire somewhere with friends, or if there's a ward party or something going on.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: There isn't a whole lot of diversity here in regards to race, sexual preference, or religion. The student population is about 88% white, and probably over 95% LDS. There may be a few closeted homosexuals, but I doubt there's many.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There's a large selection of majors and classes to take, and the classes are almost all under 40 students. Almost all of the professors I've had have been great. There was nothing wrong with the professors that I didn't like, I just didn't prefer their teaching style usually.

The gym on campus is the best equipped gym I've ever been to, and it's completely free for students and their spouses.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: As far as I know, getting a degree from BYU-I is just as good as any other degree from another school. The nursing program is pretty prestigious, I think.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: There are many scholarships and grants available. I was looking at my financial aid awards today, and I saw that I received a $2700 scholarship for this year from BYU-I. I never even applied for any scholarships! If you have a job, or have any money saved up, you probably won't need a scholarship because tuition is only about $1900 per semester.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Campus dining is fine. There's a few random shops in a few buildings, but pretty much everything is located in the Manwaring Center. The food is all pretty good, and it's all decently priced.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Uh... there aren't any fraternities at BYU-I that I know of.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't lived in off-campus housing for about 2 years now, but the options I had at the time were fine. There are many new large apartment buildings/complexes that are built or being built now, so the options are great now.

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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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