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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love all the options we have!

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Tuition is extremely low to begin with, paperwork is always a hassle

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty much everybody that I know who lives off campus, myself included, love it

3 College Freshman

Transportation: A few housing complexes have shuttles to and from campus, but most everything in town is within walking distance. For long distance we have the Salt Lake Express shuttle.

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College Freshman

Greek Life: This isn't really anything I've seen/heard about here

5 College Freshman

Majors: I honestly love the entire atmosphere and experience I've been having here. I've been able to have fun while still taking challenging classes.

College Freshman

Majors: I haven't had an internship here, yet

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everything is closed by midnight

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Rely on other students with cars.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Stand up for the right things.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Lots of choices close to campus.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Degree audit required if over 60 credits.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Great professors that want you to succeed.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are at least a few students in all of my classes that are from a different country. This keeps the campus diverse to a decent level but nothing extreme. They offer many clubs and organizations for other cultures and backgrounds. Very accepting of diversity.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I love my major! I am so happy that I chose to go in to Child Development. I thoroughly enjoy the classes being taught that not only help me earn a degree, but also help me with life skills that I will need when I am a wife and mother. The classes I take are smaller, so I have more student teacher interaction and am able to receive help when needed. We do have a bigger workload with the shorter semesters, but it definitely helps us to further our education. The curriculum is easy to follow and is integrated into our beliefs as a church. We apply what we learn into our daily lives and have time to reflect on the things we read about. I have had the opportunity to work in my department, and it has been the greatest job I have ever had. The faculty is easy to get along with and they help maintain that happy spirit here on campus.

College Sophomore

Majors: I haven't had an internship yet, but I am planning on one in the future. We are required in each major here to complete an internship before graduating. I believe having an internship helps us better prepare for the field in which we will be going in to. I am not sure yet what I will be doing for my internship, but there are many mentors in my department that will help any student with finding an internship.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: We have an Honor Code here at BYU Idaho. Instead of looking at it like a set of rules, we as students prefer to see it as a living testimony we are willing to take on. There are rules such as curfew to keep us safe at night. We don't want anything to happen that would keep us unclean. The dress code allows for a more formal atmosphere, where it is easier to learn and helps us prepare for what the world will be like after we graduate and enter the workforce. The students keep the Spirit of Ricks on campus and we are able to have the Spirit of the Lord here when they adhere to the Honor Code. These guidelines don't hinder our social lives, they help them become better because we are careful in the way we spend our time and interact with others.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We have a lot of the typical chain restaurants with a few different places to eat. The cost is fairly decent, you wouldn't break bank by going out to eat a few times a month. The food places are within a mile of campus, so many students are willing to walk there when it is nice outside. There are several student discounts available. We have a few different restaurants that aren't the typical chains, such as New Fongs Chinese restaurant, Sammy's Diner, and Traditional Tai restaurant.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Rexburg is a typical Idaho small town. I have lived in Idaho all my life so this isn't anything new, but I love the atmosphere we have here. There are many activities on campus for students and the community to be involved in. There are also a lot of activities off campus. We have an old style diner with excellent pie shakes, ice caves, sand dunes for bonfires, parks, and a mountain close by to go hiking. This town has a safe feeling and I would be comfortable with walking anywhere after dark alone. There are many recreational areas close by where students can go horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, climbing, and several other outdoor activities. The students from bigger cities find it hard to live in a smaller town, but they overall enjoy the comfortable and more intimate feeling.

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3 College Student

Party Scene: The curfew is midnight on every night aside from Friday, so there isn't much of a night life. Everyone is in their apartments by midnight usually.

4 College Student

Scholarships: Every LDS student receives half tuition, which is a HUGE help. On top of that I was given several scholarships that I needed to make my first semester at school painless and manageable. The paperwork is easy to go through, and the financial aid office is accessible and friendly.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't many options within walking distance, and they get old fast for me. I end up going to the same places every week, honestly. I don't complain much, I really don't mind, but there just isn't a lot of diversity.

5 College Student

Drug Safety: Well, it's a huge part of the honor code and violation means you lose your ecclesiastical endorsement, resulting in your being kicked out of the school. If drugs happen at school it is very covered up and no one really hears about it. I believe the honor code as well as the strong LDS presence on the campus contributes to this.

3 College Student

Technology: The campus's computers are inconvenient, they take a long time to boot up and are slow, and if you go to the library during the middle of the day you'll have a hard time finding a computer that's open. But the printing costs are low and the school gives you a free student version of many programs, including the Microsoft Office Suite. The wifi is available in any building and I usually have no problems aside from the cafeteria (since EVERYONE is on the internet there watching Netflix during lunch and taking up bandwidth). The internet in my apartment is slow as well and has trouble connecting in some rooms.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: The on-campus life is great! I have a fantastic apartment manager who is a real friend to everyone. There are always contests and competitions going on for on-campus residents, which make it enjoyable. I am also no more than 5 minutes from any of my classes by foot, so no complaints there either. The dorms in which I am specifically living are the bottom of the barrel, 6 people to an apartment with one bathroom and no kitchen, but aside from that inconvenience I really can't complain.

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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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