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5 College Student

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity, and everyone just accepts each other for who they are.

3 College Senior

Diversity: There is not much diversity on campus but enough to allow learning, growth and acceptance of people who are different than you

3 College Senior

Diversity: There is not much diversity that is at our campus. We all believe the same things and respond in the same way.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: We accept everyone as our own family no matter their beliefs, background, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.

5 College Junior

Diversity: I feel like this campus is extremely accepting and fairly diverse.

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Because of the strong international influence of The Church of Latter-day Saints and BYU-Idaho affiliation with The Church, LDS members come from around the world to attend BYU-Idaho. Many cultures are introduced to students through the influence of international students. Brigham Young University-Idaho strongly encourages students to organize groups that center on different cultures of the world. A very large percentage of the male students has served a two-year mission, where each goes anywhere in the world to spend time serving people. These young men bring back different languages and cultures with them to the school, sharing what they learned with others.

The Church teaches love for all of God’s children and respect for every individual’s culture and beliefs; the University holds true to this teaching. Even though the school has a high percentage of students who belong to the Church, many non-members are admitted to the school, as well, as long as they commit to live the standards established by the school’s Honor Code. Students from all cultural and religious backgrounds find a pleasant welcome from the student body and students interested in their beliefs and where they came from.

Facts & Statistics

African American
1%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
7%
International
6%
Native American
1%
White
81%
Unknown
0%
Historically Black College/University?
No
Tribal College?
No
Out-of-State Students
82%
Common States of Residence
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Washington
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 1%
18-19: 33%
20-21: 25%
22-24: 30%
25+: 11%
Female Faculty
17%
Male Faculty
83%
Faculty Diversity
African American: 0%
Asian American: 1%
Hispanic: 1%
International: 0%
Native American: 0%
White: 98%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
BYU-Idaho recognizes marriage as being solely between a man and woman. Gay relationships violate the Honor Code, just as any sexual activity before marriage does.
Political Activity
There are different political groups like College Republicans and College Democrats at BYU-Idaho.
Economic Status
Students primarily come from middle-class families. There isn't much, if any, segregation between lower- and higher-class students.
Most Common Religions
Students are primarily practicing members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Because the school is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is a private school, many of the activities and events center around the teachings of this religion.
Minority Clubs on Campus
There are several minority clubs established on campus, and students who want to propose creating a new club can do so.

Student Polls

Have you changed your political affiliation since you started college?    Based on 42 responses

  • 95% No
  • 0% Yes, Democrat to Republican
  • 2% Yes, Democrat to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Republican to Democrat
  • 2% Yes, Republican to Independent/Other Party
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Democrat
  • 0% Yes, Independent/Other Party to Republican

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 171 responses

  • 1% Progressive/very liberal
  • 2% Liberal
  • 22% Moderate
  • 47% Conservative
  • 13% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 14% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 170 responses

  • 0% Progressive/very liberal
  • 1% Liberal
  • 9% Moderate
  • 46% Conservative
  • 27% Very conservative
  • 0% Libertarian
  • 18% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 175 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

How diverse is your personal circle of friends in the following areas?    Based on 174 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

Have you changed your political views since starting college?    Based on 42 responses

  • 88% No
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more liberal.
  • 5% Yes, I became a little more liberal.
  • 0% Yes, I became a lot more conservative.
  • 7% Yes, I became a little more conservative.

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 42 responses

  • 71% Republican
  • 0% Democratic
  • 21% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 7% I don't care about politics

Have your religious views changed since you started college?    Based on 42 responses

  • 43% No, my religious views have stayed the same.
  • 52% Yes. I've become more religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become more religious and have changed my religious affiliation.
  • 5% Yes. I've become less religious, but I'm still affiliated with the same religion.
  • 0% Yes. I've become less religious and have changed my religious affiliation.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 43 responses

  • 7% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 9% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 23% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 60% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How important is religion in your life?    Based on 42 responses

  • 86% Very important. I regularly attend religious services and also participate in related clubs/organizations.
  • 10% Important. I regularly attend religious services.
  • 5% Somewhat important. I sometimes attend religious services.
  • 0% Not important. I don't affiliate with any religion.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 171 responses

  • 49% Very accepting.
  • 33% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 10% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 8% It's hard to be a minority here.

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