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Reviews 4195 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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4 College Senior

Technology: Internet on campus is great, the school offers discounted laptops and free windows and microsoft office.

2 College Senior

Transportation: I gave it a bad ranking because the campus provides a shuttle only for students living at a campus owned apartment complex. The car share system seems to work out well however, and may be found all over campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't very many off campus options, but the situation is improving. Some recent newcomers include Jimmy Johns, Neilson's Custard, and Shake Out.

1 College Senior

Greek Life: I ranked Greek life as the worst because it doesn't exist. At BYU-I the culture revolves more around church life, and it is as though we are members of an all welcoming fraternity/sorority.

3 College Senior

Athletics: We don't have any official athletic teams, so sports are not very important here. Intramural sports are pretty popular however.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Most student is off-campus. Housing options range from massive costly multiplexes all the way down to converted houses and everything in between. Costs vary just as much.

Housing is scattered across town, most of it packed within a block or two of campus. Most have good parking, with the exception of converted houses.

Campus regularly inspects the housing to keep it up to par and most landlords are friendly enough, and their managers more so, many being students themselves. The school website has an excellent list of the campus-approved housing and can help you select and get in contact with the landlords.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Location: high mountain desert

Summer: Warm enough sun. Everything in town or by the river is green and beautiful. Occasional wind storms are a good reason to take cover.

Winter: The mascot of BYU-I, formerly Rick's College, is a viking warrior. This is because visiting teams often remarked that only Norsemen would live in such a bleak and cold environment. Snow usually starts around the end of October and keeps coming. Temperatures often drop below zero.
That said, I love snow. And the cold temperatures keep the weak and unintelligent away. So I like it.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: I don't really know. I deliberately chose not to get a permit to force myself to save gas.
That said, the parking isn't all connected. To reach many of the different parking spots you have to exit campus and drive around, there isn't a road going through campus.
Still it serves my purposes quite well and I think it's ok for other people.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Really you only come to this campus if you want to keep the honor code and enjoy the benefits. I can see it all around. Because the students here want to be obedient, they have fun.

Those who come without the intention to follow the rules generally aren't very happy.

I'll admit there are one or two things that bug a little from time to time, but when you comply with the rules you feel happier and you can always find a way to have your fun without breaking the rules.

5 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Rexburg is the clean campus utopia. There are no bars or other useless 'nightlife' options. Everything here is creative. The atmosphere of the town is extremely social and friendly. There are lots of fun options both on campus and in town. Most is in walking distance. We party and we party hard with no negative effects the morning after. Most activities are either very inexpensive or free. There is plenty for everyone of varying interests, unless they interested in drugs and sex.

And all that is without even touching the nearby mountains, extinct volcano, caves, and sand dunes; all great locations for social fun.

The president of the campus even once said, "There is no reason that any of you should be lonely [in this town]. If you feel alone, just step out your front door, throw your hands in the air and shout 'I'm lonely!' I guarantee, SOMEONE will come running." (that may not be word for word but it's close)

I believe this is the best town in the world when it comes to fun and social life. It's the best!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The registration process is atrocious, there is no other way to describe it. Also the three semester system means that semesters are short and the classes go by fast, meaning usually a harder workload than you would receive at other colleges.

On the other hand, most of the professors are simply great. Also there are plenty of tutoring and help lab options for students in almost every area of study. The help labs are a true life saver, the ideal place to do homework and studies.

A new cluster for creative design was introduced, however the ME program is already maxed out on credits, so ME students can't take it.

Curriculum is so so.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Because of the school's three semester system, and required foundations, I think the school had to credit some of the classes in the ME program as less than they were actually worth in order to keep within the credit limit. These two factors mean that sometimes the workload can be a lot heavier than you would expect.

That aside, the professors know their stuff and teach well. The building is older but we have the computers and shop equipment we need. I've heard other students complain about one thing or another, but I feel it's decent.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There's no alcohol or drugs but fun parties and activities to get to around campus and at peoples' houses.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Financial aid is a long process but once everything is filled out, it's fine. Tips include getting it done on time and making sure to check in online to make sure everything is filled out correctly.

3 College Junior

Academics: The program I am in is very competitive. The work load is heavy and the classes are hard. Teachers are great but the learning is worthwhile.

4 College Junior

Academics: Everything is top notch at my school. All teachers are working toward working with each individual student if they can. Teachers provide office hours for students who are in need of help. There are plenty of quiet places to study on campus and secluded areas as well.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is always approved by the school and it's where everyone lives. Dorms aren't really used at our school. They're great and literally surrounding campus with only a five minute walk to school.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food is actually really good, made right in front of you. But it's kind of expensive.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is small and everyone is friendly. the only thing I don't feel safe about is the fast drivers. I've seen some people get hit by cars by people who are driving too fast, but no one on campus is thinking about robbing someone or mugging someone because campus is too small and the people are mostly too nice.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love it because we all have the same standards and beliefs at my school. The classes are small and the teachers care about what the students are learning and actively try to learn students names. It's a great small school and I love the atmosphere.

3 College Junior

Local Area: It's a small town with not very much to do outside of campus but it is easy to get to stores when you need food. Locals are really nice and friendly.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Some guys are pretty flaky, but there's a great variety of men and women here that make it interesting for dating.

3 College Junior

Administration: A lot of the responsibility is put on the students to uphold the honor code, but they do it because the students are willing to uphold standards. But there's no tolerance of alcohol or drugs whatsoever.

4 College Junior

Athletics: At my school, we pretty much only have intramural sports so everyone participates in them and likes them a lot. They do a great job of organizing the sports and games and everything from a high level, but depending on who volunteers to be a leader, it can change the organization of it all.

3 College Junior

Parking: The campus isn't very large so walking around campus isn't a problem. Parking around campus is a problem because EVERYONE drives to campus and there aren't very many places on campus you can park that aren't JUST for staff.

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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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