BYU-Idaho is very focused on practical education. The school definitely holds learning as its primary goal, which correlates with the school's mission to build an environment that cultivates disciple leaders, with an emphasis on secular learning and study.
Most BYU-I teachers are very willing to help. Unlike many universities, professors are not required to be working on getting published or continually participating in extensive research to further their academic contributions. Professors are solely responsible for teaching. The class sizes are fairly small, especially the upper-level courses. Some general courses have around 50 to 60 students, but on average, they're closer to 30 people per class.