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3 College Junior

Scholarships: A bit of paperwork. I was always trying to find one thing or another that I forgot to turn in. Sometimes the hoops you have to jump through are about 20 feet off the ground. They make it possible to do--maybe by giving you a step ladder--but it's not easy, not to mention dangerous in the figurative sense. If you have an issue with financial aid, I suggest going early in the morning, right when it opens. Lines get VERY long around noon and don't start tapering of until about 4:00.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: We get weather of every shape and size, but no matter what, it's always windy. Winters get cold, and when it snows sometimes they have to cancel classes, at least the morning ones. The campus is kind of on a hill, so it can get pretty hard to walk uphill, against the wind, on an icy sidewalk, to get to class. But once the weather gets nice, it's beautiful.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: BYU-Idaho is one of the safest places I've ever been. There are almost no thefts or crimes to be heard of. Every so often there is a prank, but it's mostly between friends of campus, and it's never done maliciously.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Most students at BYU-Idaho have computers of their own, but there are computers available everywhere. There are lots of areas in the library, and the network is pretty fast for so many people on it all the time. Printing on campus isn't that bad either. I have my own printer because I live off campus, and it can be a bit of a hike to print or scan all the time.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: At BYU-I, there really is virtually no drug scene. I mean, if you go looking for it, really looking for it, I'm sure you could find some. But drugs, smoking and drinking are pretty much nonexistent.

3 College Senior

Athletics: There are no competitive sports offered at BYU-I, if you want to compete in something then this is not the school for you. They do offer collegiate sports and they are extremely fun—for example a large group of friends could make a dodgeball team and compete in tournament—but you never compete with other schools, only other students and their teams.

2 College Senior

Transportation: There is only one bus line that comes up to campus and its mainly used to transport students to the surrounding cities or the airport. There are no real transportation options to get around town, you either walk or hope your roommate of a friend has a car. Walking is fine in the spring and fall, but winter is a nightmare because it's so cold and there's snow everywhere.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The school I attend has very limited on-campus housing, so off campus is the easiest option. They are fairly affordable and the farther away from campus they are, they cheaper they become. There is a variety to chose from and the prices match the quality. I've never had a problem finding somewhere to live and they are constantly adding new apartment complexes to keep up with the incoming students.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: On campus housing is the worst housing you can get.

College Sophomore

Transportation: There is only shuttle transportation to certain apartments.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are small snack-cafes in buildings around campus that are good for a quick snack. The food court in the main building has a good variety of choices like a pasta bar, Chinese food, and Mexican-style foods to name a few. There are some self-serve options, which is nice if you are in a bit of a hurry or just don't feel like waiting in a line.

4 College Junior

Majors: As with all majors, there are pre-requisites. These classes help you to decide if you're serious with the program. I feel these classes are very helpful and necessary. With the help of the program coordinator and her patience and care, I was able to figure out all the classes I need to register for in order to get the most out of my education.

5 College Junior

Academics: This college is amazing. The class sizes are too extreme, but rather are more intimate providing a better one-on-one relationship between the student and teacher. I have had teachers invite my class to their homes to meet their families! This school is wonderful and the education offered here is priceless.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Due to the small town surrounding campus, the restaurants and places to dine are somewhat limited. Although with continuous growth, more and more well-known restaurants are starting to make a scene. Most establishments provide discounts to students which brings in more business for them.

5 College Junior

Academics: As a student in the BFA program, art is the focus, with photography as an emphasis. Although I have no desire to become a painter, or sculptor, these classes are required to help me become a well-rounded artist which in turn helps me become a better photographer.

5 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a high dress and class standard at BYU-Idaho. Students are not allowed to wear shorts, flip-flops, capris, etc. and are encouraged to dress professionally. Along with grooming guidelines, there are strict standards for conduct including nightly curfews, rules regarding the opposite sex in living quarters, and general conduct. This makes for a very inviting atmosphere where learning is what is truly in focus.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The university that I attend does have a variety of sports but teams do not compete against other schools; it wasn't designed to do so. However, local or in-school teams compete against one another which can improve skill and competition. Despite this, not being competitive on a more grand scale is prohibiting this university from becoming an excellent in sports.

2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Aside from a small academic award if your GPA is high enough there doesn't seem to be many scholarships.

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: You've got some international students. But for the most part the students are white.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: There are a lot of computers available to students on campus. The internet gets backed up a lot though.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: It's basically bitter cold winter for half the year. And it's always extremely windy on top of that. Lots of snow, too.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They have recently changed a lot of things with scholarships. Instead of making it easier for those who need a scholarship to get funding, they made it more difficult. It is also harder to receive an academic scholarship. I know that they are trying to work on this, and fix it though. I just hope it gets fixed soon.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Because BYU-I is a private institution, and many of the students here have strong beliefs about how harmful and unsatisfying drugs can be, there are very few students who take part in the usage of drugs or alcohol. There are the occasional few who do take part, but for the most part, it is pretty rare to have those types of scenes here.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: All of the necessary things that typical college kids need are within walking distance of the campus here at BYU-I. We also have what they call a "WeCar", which allows students to rent a car for a certain amount of time. The cost is pretty reasonable, and it is very convenient to have that option.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The schoolers in the process of updating the full four years I was there. Every year there was something new like a cafe or a gym. Maintenance was superb as well.
Homecoming is always the highlight of our school because it involves the community and brings everyone together. We have a city parade and numerous events the school will put on for students to be a part of.

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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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