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Reviews 4847 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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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.

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.

3 College Student

Local Area: Since it is a college town, there are always activities going on to keep us busy and involved. That being said, there really isn't a lot to do outside of campus activities if you don't have transportation. Around town there isn't much happening, you have to be creative to avoid falling into ruts and getting bored.

4 College Student

Majors: I have been disappointed with the lack of some majors, including a complete lack of post baccalaureate programs. It's a small school so I understand, but I hope they expand to offer some more majors in the future. Also, because it is such a small school I fear that it may be difficult to make a lot of connections in my career field as a Political Science major. Other than those concerns, I think that the program seems fantastic so far.

4 College Student

Majors: I have only recently decided upon my major, I just switched over to it a week ago. But that being said, the people I spoke with were all very friendly and helpful and they helped me find the answers to the questions I had. It seems like a great program so far, and though the teachers are reported to be difficult I expect to learn a lot.

3 College Student

Transportation: I'm in a pretty small town, there aren't buses (yet), there are no taxis, and our enterprise car rental program is convenient but somewhat pricey.

4 College Student

Athletics: My college does not have varsity sports of any kind, all we have are intramurals and other activities. They're pretty big, one of the biggest degree programs at my college is Exercise Physiology. Lots of people love taking care of their bodies and having fun with sports, there's always some activity going on!

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am in progress and am unable at present to rate the process as a whole.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: My program is not found very often in colleges, but it is a field that is gaining a lot of attention and generating a lot of interest worldwide. I feel that I am ahead of the curve because I am pursuing this education at the forefront of the demand. I look forward to being able to put my education to good use in the world to earn a living and help people to connect their family roots. Any degree can seem overwhelming but with proper planning, scripture study and prayer, and the willpower to set aside some good choices for some better ones, you can be extremely successful.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I chose this school specifically because it offered this major, not many schools do. I am pursuing family history research. I love that it is offered online as I live out of state. i feel that the workload is strong, but through the skills and expectations of the instructors and the learning model it is possible to stay balanced with your life outside of school. i am truly grateful to be attending and I encourage everyone to consider this school.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I have not had an official internship through the school, but I an working as a volunteer outside of school in my chosen field and I feel that it is a very important thing to do. Why wait several years to begin doing what you love? find a way to do it now and keeping a record of projects that you volunteered on will offer you a great portfolio for your resume.

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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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