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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I love living off campus. I can still follow the honor code but I don't have to feel like I am constantly being watched or confined to a small space. I pay several hundred dollars more each semester to live off campus but I get to choose my roommates, have a great relationship with my manager, live somewhere brand new, and have a spacious, clean apartment. Definitely worth the cost.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid department is severely lacking. Emails and/or phone calls are not responded to in an adequate time period. The office does not remain open for reasonable hours during each day and thus it is hard to get help with financial aid if you have a demanding class schedule. I do receive a very small academic scholarship each semester that roughly covers just the cost for my books. When they do give you a small scholarship, you must take a high amount of credit hours in order to keep that scholarship. I have to take a minimum of 14 credits per semester if I wish to keep my scholarship.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I have not lived on campus. During my time attending school here I have lived off campus in the Willows and I love it. I feel bad for people who live in the dorms as they are not as nice, new or spacious. Additionally, it is assumed that a lot of freshmen spend their first year in the dorms, and as I am now in my fifth semester, I do not like the idea of having to room with freshman.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: There is a fair amount of diversity on our campus. There are a handful of international students, and students of different ethnicities and backgrounds. The international student program could be improved. - For example, the track system should be more lenient towards students who have to travel internationally to attend school: a friend from my hometown in England got accepted into BYU-I but put on the fall/spring track... so she has to fly back and forth twice a year for school which is really expensive.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I wish our school was able to put more emphasis on varsity sports and help lift school spirits. Our stadium is used very rarely, as a result of the weather outdoor sports are hard to do.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Brigham Young University- Idaho is an LDS school with typical "mormon" standards. Our honor code allows us to comply with our religious standards without too many problems. Some see the campus rules and regulations as too strict, but ultimately it lowers local crime and allows most students to stay out of trouble.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Poor standards for shoveling snow and de-icing streets. Very windy all of the time, campus situated at the top of the hill so walking to class is painful when the weather is bad. Summer is better, although it doesn't get as warm as I would like.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have Greek Life at Brigham Young University, Idaho

3 College Student

Greek Life: There are some fraternities, but they're not that important around here.

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4 College Student

Athletics: The athletic program here is great, with many participants and high scores.

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4 College Student

Diversity: I have met so many different types of people! People from all over the country come here.

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3 College Student

Majors: It is pretty competitive to get into the program that I wanted to get into.

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3 College Student

Majors: I;m not so sure anymore if what I have chosen is what I want to get into.

3 College Student

Technology: The computer labs are a bit behind and not with the times, but they're alright. If you need a computer, it's a good alternative.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Drug use, if used, is not noticeable at all. It probably is, I mean there are lots of hormones and friends, so I can believe if it is happening.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It really depends on where you stay. I lived previously in some apartments that were just across the street from the school. The only problem was that the apartments were made in the 50's and were ragged and falling apart. Now I live in one of the top housing complexes. Only problem now is that I'm a 15 min walk away from campus. And the parking here is ridiculous.

1 College Freshman

Weather: I would not mind Idaho but the weather is just ridiculous. The weather here is so extreme. In the summer it gets unbearably hot and in the winter it gets incredibly cold. I am not a fan of the weather change here in Idaho. It also is very windy almost all the time.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: It's very rare to hear any stories about people drinking or smoking. You only see people who aren't part of the BYU Idaho scene that are there just for construction purposes who smoke or drink.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: I take a shuttle every morning to class but the shuttle stops at around 2 and my class goes till 4. So when I walk home in the winter, and I have no car, a 15 min walk in 22 below weather is not very pleasant. They have shuttles that travel to other more civilized places such as Salt Lake city, but I have never taken those before.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was great to talk to my financial adviser and ask about what I can do personally to receive financial aid from the school or any other sources. I've applied and I get any financial aid sent straight to my account if I am qualified for it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: All the intramural sports are played by people who deem themselves NBA status and think they know everything there is to it. There is no support from other people outside of the program; maybe significant others and a friend or two but it is not very popular.

4 College Freshman

Academics: BYU Idaho is a great school. It doesn't exactly offer all the courses that I would like to take but it is definitely a great place to start off my college career. Its rigorous, and challenge; preparing you for the ideal situation in the field you may enter.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Theft is the biggest thing. Especially on Sundays and Monday nights. Just be sure to lock you doors.

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College Junior

Greek Life: I honestly have no idea. I know they have a society or something but all student are treated pretty equally here and student generally treat other students equally as well.

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3 College Junior

Administration: I think they go too far on some things but other things I think they do well with. It is also nice to know you are not likly to walk in on something you do not want to see.

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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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