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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Like I've said in previous surveys, Rexburg is a small town. I love it, but it proves difficult for others.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The school has a ride board on their website where people can post when they are going in and out of town, how many seats they have in their car, where they are going, and how much they are charging for gas money. It's worked most of the time for me. I also use the Salt Lake Express whenever I need to take a trip to Utah or somewhere along the route if the ride board doesn't work out.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: I usually don't need to take my laptop to class, but you do need internet access to turn in most homework assignments, and sometimes even tests, quizzes, projects, and group work.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: The winter feels like an eternity. We still attend classes, no matter how much snow is on the ground. We grin and bear it.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Because it is a private college that is run by the LDS church, most of the students are LDS and are from the United States. However, I have met students who are not LDS, as well as international students.

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5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: No drugs, no alcohol. Ever. It's pretty rare when someone does anything, and when caught, the school handles the situation.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I enjoy the guys at my school for the most part. I'm grateful to go to a school where we all have very similar standards and beliefs. We kind of lift each other up the more we get to know one another.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I haven't dug too deep into the financial aid processes that BYUI has to offer, but I know that they are efficient and ready to help you in any way they can.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Our school, as I have said before, does not promote a bar/club setting as a nightlife activity. We find other ways to entertain ourselves, such as a pick-up game from any sport, ice-skating, movie nights, game nights, going to on-campus shows, bowling, night games at the local park, etc. We have a good time.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The school pretty much makes up the town. Rexburg is a small area. I love it, but dining out can be difficult. It does save us money though!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I work for BYUI's Food Services department. We take good care of the students by following all health regulations and by providing variety to our menu. We do our best to provide specials and new items every day.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Parking is sometimes difficult, especially if you want to have guests over at your apartment. Each complex can be very different; it does require some research to find a complex that best suits you.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: BYUI offers so many different things for students. We have an Outdoor Resource center that allows students to rent outdoor equipment at a low and reasonable price. There are recreational and competitive sports teams that any student is eligible to sign up for. There are a plethora of clubs that a student can choose to join, such as a comedy club, a musical theater club, or even an oldies movie-watching club. There are plenty of fields, gyms, courts, and space to participate in a wide variety of fun and exciting events. There are shows almost every weekend that students can attend, most of them being free of charge. The library opens early and closes late, allowing students a great amount of access time to the helpful tools found there.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: BYUI is very unique. Every Tuesday, the school hosts a devotional that all students, faculty, and even the public can attend. These devotionals last about an hour and discuss an aspect of the LDS gospel. It is very uplifting for both students and faculty; it creates unity within the university. All students are required to follow and Honor Code. Within this honor code, we students agree to refrain from any use of illegal substance, alcohol, or disorderly conduct. We agree to dress modestly according to LDS church standards. We follow a curfew that is set in order to help us maintain healthy, long-term habits. While some believe the honor code is restricting, I find it liberating. It keeps me from having to deal with the binding consequences of bad decisions that could be made under, for example, the influence of alcohol. These are just two small examples of ways that differentiate BYUI from most college campuses.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: I love the environment. I feel as though thoughts, insights, and discussions are carried out and respected by peers, mentors, and instructors. It's put together really well.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The academics have a fair range between different levels of difficulty. The professors are all different when it comes to tests, quizzes, group work, etc., which provides some diversity. The workload varies depending on the level of the class you're taking. It's a very wholesome and religious environment; every class begins with a prayer. I feel as though the focus level, campus-wide, is high in all of the classes.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Perhaps the reason this place feels so amazing is the way the students act, both guys and girls. Everyone is so kind and often go out of their way to help make others feel included and happy. This is probably do to the honor code, which influences the dress and and honesty of the students.

Dress on campus often ranges from formal to casual, but is always modest, for both guys and girls. There is nothing wrong with expressing yourself so far as you keep within the rules.

The school is very focused on the social life of the students and wants them to have fun. It is also very focused on the relationship aspect of social life. There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people and go on dates. If you can't get a date here you can't get one anywhere. They don't nickname the school "BYU-"I do" for nothing.

There are activities for everyone, ranging from sporting events to the new comic-con type event, Fan Faire, where the geeky can gather. If you want to find friends or dates, you have all the power in the world to do it.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: If I were walking across campus blind, at night, with no friends, and my hands tied behind my back...I'd still feel safe. I'd also avoid taking the stairs.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Honestly everything you need is within walking distance. For things that are farther away you can drive or catch a ride with someone else. Some of bigger apartment complexes have their own shuttle system but that is about the only in town public transportation I know of.

There is a bus line that runs to Salt Lake city, I don't know how much it costs. Also the campus had a 'ride board' on it's website where students who are driving out of town can post if they have extra seats, and it is very helpful at the beginning and end of semesters. Students work out cost of the rides amongst themselves.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good mix of fast food chains and other places. Places to check out would be Shakeout, Sammy's, Kiwi Loco, the Taco Bus (or the other one), Big Jud's, and Gator Jack's. There's some neat hole in the wall places down town by Sammy's as well.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I guess the dorms are ok. I wouldn't really know, I never lived in them. There's only a few dorms and mostly only freshmen, and even then only a portion of the freshmen, live there.

Nearly all housing is college-approved off-campus. And that really rocks.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs? What drugs? Ain't nobody got time for that!

Seriously. No drugs or alcohol, on or off campus. And we have tons of fun without it.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: This is a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints campus, and as such the vast majority of the students are Mormon. People of other faiths are welcome and will be treated very kindly. Those struggling with same-gender attraction are also welcome, and there is help available for them. Political beliefs don't matter, there's mostly moderate-conservatives, but all views are represented.

This campus is extremely ethnically diverse, perhaps due to the international nature of the LDS church. All races and ethnicities mix and express great interest in each others cultural backgrounds.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Everyone here is very nice. It's very safe. I've even felt comfortable catching a ride from folks I don't know.

There are lots of shops that cater to a variety of interests. There are fun zones, water parks, theaters, and city parks. Just outside of town are sand dunes, caves, and extinct volcano, and plenty mountains.

The local attitude towards the students seems pretty good to me. Even the cops are nice, although that doesn't mean they don't do their job, they are just friendly about it.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I'm not an athlete and I don't work out as much as I should. But the facilities are good and the activities are varies. We have everything from football to swimming and even have martial arts and fencing clubs. Zumba too, I suppose.

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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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