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  • 07/07/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    49 out of 49 people found this review useful. 1 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want to combine religious learning with the rest of their education. It's a great place to feel the spirit and learn a tremendous amount. It's also a great school for those who want a closer more intimate school setting. It's a smaller school than others, but just as great.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you set aside time to study. Get your homework out of the way early on so you don't have to worry about it later. I would also suggest first time students to stay in on campus housing for the first semester. It helps you to become familiar with the campus and its a great way to meet other first time students. But after that first semester, don't be afraid to venture into off campus housing. Know that you can have fun, but make sure you have a good balance between that and doing your homework and studying. Study. It really pays off in the end.

    Bang for the buck

    This school always has something fun and interesting to look forward to during the week, and including weekends. They have ongoing sports and dances. They also have many volunteer opportunities for you to participate in.

    Am enjoying being here

    The people here are great. Everyone is really nice and very helpful. They have really fun activities; there is always something for you to do. This school knows how to have some fun, but also knows how to buckle down and be serious. There is a great balance between the two.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are amazing and really know their stuff. Because this school is a religion school, you can definitely feel the spirit and it's great because it's a constant thing. The teachers here are great at teaching, telling you what you need to know, and tying our religion into everything. It makes the classes very interesting.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    22 out of 22 people found this review useful. 2 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for people who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and want to grow spiritually as well as mentally.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework first, then play! It is so easy to get distracted by all the fun activities. If you do your homework first you will find yourself excelling in your classes. Also ask questions! Don't feel stupid, everyone has questions and lost of people have the same question as you so be brave and ask away! Along with that be out going toward others, you will make so many good friends this way. Also be involved! There are so many things that you can do! Enjoy school, and as long as you set your priorities and follow them you will have a great experience!

    Bang for the buck

    The feelilng up here is amazing! There are so many people who care about you, especially your professors. There are also so many things to be involved with! I have never been bored because I am always doing something!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love attending BYU-Idaho. Everyone is so friendly and so helpful! On the first day of school I couldn’t find some of my classes and there were so many people willing to help me. There are so many activities and extra-curricular activities to be involved in, I have never been board. There are so many activities going on, all you do is have to look for them and ask around. Also there are so many opportunities to meet new friends.

    Am learning a lot

    My professors are remarkably wise, not only in the topic they are teaching but also in life lessons. They are always willing to help me understand the material. All of my professors are really interested in helping me succeed. The class material is rigorous but if you stay caught up on your homework, do what your teacher asks, and are always focusing and paying attention in class you will be surprised how much you learn.

  • 12/01/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    17 out of 17 people found this review useful. 3 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Develop good study habits now! There are so many events and fun people to hang out with it sometimes is easy to push aside your homework for more fun things. Stay focused and don't let your grades drop, once you fall behind it becomes Way harder to catch back up.

    Bang for the buck

    It is cheaper for me to go to school in Idaho at BYU than it would be for me to stay in-state in CA. Definitely worth it.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love being in Rexburg, it's a smaller town than I am used to but I find myself missing school when I am off track. The people you meet and the schools faculty are just phenomenal. Campus is small and easy to navigate around (though not at the moment with all the construction, but once that's done the campus will be even prettier). Overall an educational and very spiritual experience!

    Am learning a lot

    It is amazing to me the number of top notch instructors here on campus! Many of them left higher paying positions to come here and I am so grateful they did. I have become close friends with many of my instructors who take the time to know you personally, both on an academic and friendly level. Classes are not easy, but that is what college is about. I have learned more here than I think I would have at any other university.

  • 11/05/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    14 out of 14 people found this review useful. 4 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This would be a great school for any member of the LDS church. Your testimony will grow so strong, and you will grow as a person as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    First of all, if you're not sure where to go for college, I would strongly recommend putting lots of prayer into your decision. But if you do decide that this is the school for you, you should decide early on where you're going to live. This is my first semester, and I'm living off campus, but it's right across the street from campus. I love it, but so does everyone else, so you need to turn in your apartment applications early, or you won't get a room. Also, talk to the advisers early on so they can help you decide what classes to sign up for. I would try to complete your Foundations classes within the first couple of years however. But most of all, come prepared to learn AND have fun! You need both!

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho is one of the cheapest colleges out there because of the support from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But even though it's cheap, you don't miss out on anything. You get the best quality education for the best price! Also, there is so much to do on campus. Dances, sports, and concerts are among the most popular, but the list is much longer. We have pretty much everything you can think of!

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love it here! Everyone you meet is incredibly friendly, and everyone says hi to each other. You feel welcome. The whole atmosphere on campus is such a great feeling. There are so many new friends to meet here.

    Am learning a lot

    This is my first semester up here, and I've already learned more than I thought possible. The teachers here are all amazing, and have great backgrounds. They set time aside to help students and talk with them if needed, and they are all so helpful. The career advisers are all helpful with deciding what courses you should take and how to plan. Everyone here makes learning fun! You also have prayer before every class, so it invites the Spirit to be there, which is the best teacher of all!

  • 07/16/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 5 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    It's a great place for people who want to learn a lot, but want to have fun in the process, mixed in with spiritual education at the same time! It gives a great balance of everything you need!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you don't like small towns, or have grown up in a large city it may be difficult to adjust. However, there are great people around Rexburg and you learn to fall in love with it! I'm from a small town, so it was easy especially since Rexburg is bigger than my hometown.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's great in Rexburg! There are always student activities such as swing dancing, Latin dancing, country dancing, game nights, and other fun activities! And if you don't feel up to that there are great people around the school who you can find and play games with! It's wonderful!

    Am learning a lot

    Classes are wonderful! As always, teachers aren't perfect but you definitely get out what you put into your education! If you go in wanting to learn and put in the effort you will get a lot out of if! I love the atmosphere, it makes you feel right at home, especially your first few weeks there!

  • 07/28/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    10 out of 11 people found this review useful. 6 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard workers, people looking for knowledge, anyone willing to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you aren't willing to work hard and want an easy A, don't go here. The teachers expect you to learn and the way they teach is through discussions and lectures. You have to come to class prepared, but you end up learning so much more because of it.

    Bang for the buck

    This school costs very little. For what you gain at this school, you definitely get your money's worth and more. Church members also pay for quite a bit through their tithing.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere at BYU Idaho is one of friendliness. I have felt the spirit of God strongly no matter where I went on campus. I don't think I could pick a better school to not only gain an education, but gain lifetime friends and another home.

    Am learning a lot

    When I came to this school, I thought I knew music and knew the Book of Mormon. I was dead wrong. I have learned more about music, life, and my own religion than I ever thought possible. I've only been there a year, but I feel like I've learned enough to last me a lifetime and beyond.

  • 12/29/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 7 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    BYU-Idaho is good for any type of students. If a student is lost and does not know where his/her life is headed BYU-Idaho is a place that will help anyone find out. And if the student knows then it is a great place to start his/her ambitions.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is so much to do and so much fun, but remember there is also school work. Also make sure that all the finances for school is figured out before the semester starts.

    Bang for the buck

    Money is a major issue for me. My parents are not able to help me at all with paying for college. BYU-Idaho offers so many scholarships and grants! Tuition in here is cheaper for me than it was back in Arizona, even for instate-tuition. My money has been put to good use and not wasted on any classes.

    Am enjoying being here

    I could never imagine being anywhere else then in Rexburg, Idaho at BYU-Idaho. There is always something going on in the little town. I played on a soccer team and loved it; there are both coed and just girls teams for any sport. I went on field trips for field biology and really got to be able to identify plants outside of the classroom. There is something for everyone in Idaho not matter what each person loves or is interested in.

    Am learning a lot

    I have learned so much here at BYU-Idaho. The professors are very willing to help anyone with any questions and help understand the subject being taught. I also have not only learned a ton but have already been able to apply and use everything I have learned in my life the same day. I have also learned how to a leader. Even as a freshman I was in charge of a major school event. I got to learn how to deal with people in different situations, how to run an event, and take charge of a week long schooling and community event.

  • 01/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 8 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Exchange students Transfer Students All students

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to college with a positive perspective and a desire to learn and grow. Be prepared for new things. College is a time to break away from your family and become an individual yourself. Make the next few years the best you can.

    Bang for the buck

    Because this university is based on the tithing dollars of the church members, the tuition is more affordable for all who want to attend. You receive so much for the amount you pay--and it is all worth it!

    Am enjoying being here

    I enjoy being at BYU-I so much because the campus offers so much for the student population. The campus is classified as have a certain spiritabout it--this is true! You walk on campus and you are overwhelmed with a feeling that can't explained. This university is a wonderful place to meet so many new people and offers different activities to accommodate a wide range of people.

    Am learning a lot

    At Brigham Young University- Idaho, you always have the opportunity to learn more. We have a system called the Learning Model and students are encouraged to implicate the the model daily in all applications on campus. I have learned much because of the process, which includes: preparing for class before class, teaching one another during class, and pondering/proving the material after class. There are many opportunities, available on campus to gain knowledge in any area you desire.

  • 12/10/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 9 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Prayer is offered before most classes, and coursework is challenging but pertinent. Students who like more interaction (as opposed to sitting in lectures) and smaller classes will do well in these settings. Teachers are knowledgeable and often bend over backward to help students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Roadmaps for Majors (and minors) can be seen visually in the catalogs and online. These indicate all of the prerequisites, and in which order they can be taken, in order to graduate. For students unsure of their intended fields, these will help know which path is best for them before they start, or waste time taking classes that don't push them toward their goals. As an aside, it's not necessary to purchase the bulk of your textbooks from the campus bookstore. Cheaper alternatives can almost ALWAYS be found by online retailers, like Half.com, eBay.com, Amazon, etc. Buy your books (used) from the bookstore, but then go shopping elsewhere to find cheaper deals, and return your books to the bookstore once they arrive. Often, you save more by buying online, and forfeiting the loyalty book buyback program offered, than by paying for new (or used) books and selling them back again at the end of the semester.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition for this 4-year university is dramatically reduced compared to other 4-year public schools. Teachers are often graded better than ivy-league professors, and since they have a personal interest to see their students succeed, they provide direct and hands-on teaching; no student teachers giving lectures in lieu of the professor him/herself.

    Did enjoy being here

    I have almost always found other students to contribute to the learning environment by their eagerness to learn, and most are friendly and are willing to help one another learn inside (and out of) the classroom.

    Did learn a lot

    My professors have always been very approachable. Most have flexible office hours to help work around students' schedules. They teach with the spirit, and as they are encouraged to maximize learning, most encourage active group and class participation, discussions, and study groups.

  • 01/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 10 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university has a great music program and a great engineering program. Also a good nursing program if you're looking to get just an associate's degree. I would say, though, that this is great for anyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip is to bring WARM clothing. Especially if you will be here during the winter. It gets down to below freezing here in Rexburg, ID. Also, it snows. So bring boots. Also, come prepared to learn and work hard.

    Bang for the buck

    This is one of the cheapest universities out there. It's totally worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this school. The people and teachers are great and very friendly. My first semester, I had a lot of people say hi to me as I was walking through campus and I had no idea who they were! The only problem is that it's cold.

    Am learning a lot

    In general, the professors are very helpful and enjoy teaching. They know exactly what they're talking about. Most (if not all) will personally invite students to visit them in their office if they need help with something. They are willing to answer any questions.

  • 12/09/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 13 people found this review useful. 2 people found this inaccurate. 11 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are a student that isn't very social and very focused on your schooling, you will do great here. Also if you're just interested in getting married, that's almost to easy here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus and attend I-Week before school. This is where you will make friends that will help you get through the stress of the semesters.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're LDS this college is a great deal. When it comes to education, it is top of the line.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is not a balance in education and social activity. Events are not advertised well. City doesn't have much to do. Students are fairly to themselves and focused on schooling or to focused on getting married. Also the learning model is still under construction and it is very stressful on the students right now. It is not fun being the Ginny Pig while they're trying to get it right.

    Am learning a lot

    Teachers are very good at teaching in class and at making time for the students outside of class. There is a wide range of degrees available and the administration helps you to earn your degree throughout your schooling.

  • 07/20/2009

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 12 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I think that anyone who comes to this school can love it if they want to. As long as you come to school with a good attitude and ready to learn, I guarantee you'll enjoy being here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for a lot of work, but don't get stressed out with everything that you have on your plate. Don't take too many credits. It's important to get involved in a program at school or at church. It helps to make the transition for high school to college go a lot easier. Study hard and go to class.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    BYU Idaho is great for stuendents who want to be in a place where many others share the same values. It is a place for dedicated, hard working students who desire a great educaton. I would reccomend BYU Idaho to everyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare to come and work hard. The classes are not easy but with good study habits the enviroment is a place where all can grow. Look for student houseing close to campus, for it is a big campus and the closer you live the less you will have to walk to get to where you need to be.

    Bang for the buck

    A great university that offers great pricing. I pay about 2000 dollars a semester for tuition. That doesnt include housing rate and college fees but overall it is the best around in regards to bang for the buck.

    Am enjoying being here

    BYU-Idaho is located in a small town, however there are many things you can do for diversion. It is located near natural hot springs, sand dunes, prime camping areas. Students really enjoy the atmosphere that Rexburg Idaho provides.

    Am learning a lot

    The proffesors are awesome! The learning enviroment is superb! I have really acceled at this University. I was recently in a math class that was difficult. With the free tutoring center I was able to get all the help I needed free of charge.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes. Get moose tracks at Big 5 for walking on icy sidewalks. Get involved because there are many activities which means plenty of opportunities to meet new friends. Be a self starter because no club is run by faculty, but by students with faculty serving as advisers. One of the missions of this school is to give as many people as they can an education which explains the credit limit of 140 instead of 200+ like other schools. This means you need to be serious in choosing a major relatively quickly so you can get a degree & allow room for another. Tour the apartment once or twice before signing a contract. A car would be nice for the grocery store or to go out of town for the weekend. It's not necessary to go to school because most complexes are within walking distance. Ride board is a better deal than the Salt Lake Express shuttle. Speaking of airports, if you are flying to Southern California, check out the allegiant airline out of idaho falls airport to fly for $50 instead of $100+ out of other airports. Try to get your textbooks online instead of the school bookstore which has pretty good deals on many things, but not as much on textbooks. Many go to BookViking over by Dominos. Donate plasma twice a week & get $50 plus. Jobs are hard to come by because the rexburg community is small & the school is trying to grow. I heard from someone (and I think it's true) that when a franchise wants to come in to do business in Rexburg, the community waits for thanksgiving or christmas break for the students to leave to vote against the franchise. The community doesn't want to be a big college town like Provo, but it seems like they want to prevent the inevitable. Because of that, the economy is not so good there. Competition for jobs is horrendous.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost is a huge reason (or the only reason) of people coming her. That is a little sad because those are the people I find who complain the most about the rules, etc. There is so much to your advantage like the library books. Our tuition allows the library to gain access to books & online databases we would have to pay 100s of dollars for otherwise. Tutoring Centers are huge! Instead of paying a private tutor or math help from our own pocket, we can have these things for free! What's better is the teacher teaches! Not some grad student. Not a TA. The teacher is the one teaching the class. That is primarily due to the fact BYU-I is not a research institution. But what is interesting is how teachers do their research/stay current. Every so often, they are given a leave of absence for a term to research & make their curriculum/class better. Another thing about the professors everyone needs to know is the way they are evaluated. The university sends out an email to everyone to go online and evaluate their professor. It has different categories & corresponding bubbles to fill in & text boxes to fill in with additional comments/concerns. This is anonymous to the professor. One of the reasons why the students do this instead of the department chair sitting in the classroom for a day and evaluating is because it is most reliable for us, who are there every day, to make a better evaluation. Teachers can put on a show in front of other faculty better than a student who is there watching their every move every single day. What happens when they are evaluated? Well, each is read by the heads of the university & possibly (I don't know if I can remember) the department chairs. The moral of the story is, the teacher looks at the comments & with those in mind, tries to improve their methods. So, it's a good idea to make them better, especially if us students want the best teachers.

    Am enjoying being here

    When you get here, many people complain about the rules & the fact there are no sports. There are sports, but not in the way people like. I've been told by faculty advisers that if we had sports, then there would be no fitness, service, outdoors, talent, & sports activities. There wouldn't be as many leadership opportunities & ways to get involved. One of the reasons why sports was taken away was to fund these other activities since the church pays for a lot of it. Was I bummed? Yes, but I'm glad I had the opportunity to take part in the intramural sports & talent activities. I learned so much! And to have room mates and friends apart of other groups, I learned even more & had so much fun. Education is stressed a lot here, but if all you are planning to do is study, then you missed the whole idea of the college experience! Get involved. The End. Since it is a church school, your ward is important. Your ward is what you make of it. I learned if I don't do my part, then it's not going to be as fun as it could be. That's the difference between a fun ward and a...not so fun ward. I'm from a big town, so Rexburg is kind of small for my taste. Once I stopped comparing the 'burg to home, then I began loving it for what it is instead of what it's not. There are sand dunes, ice caves, places to hike, and many other outdoor things to do. There are always good plays/concerts going on, whether put on by the school or from outside productions. I love the dance instruction. It's always a party. There's always a geocache to find too! The temple is close! That's so awesome because I can go there as often as I'd like.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot. At first, I thought I was back in high school because teachers are super super super nice. Learning a lot, but not through intimidation like I was led to believe in high school. I realized teachers are tough but they are there to teach, not to research. I might not be the best to say because I don't know every professor & their story, but the ones I have gotten to know has a lot of experience & some level of expertise in their field. They know what they are talking about. This is more of a hands-on school than straight book learning for some or most majors. I'm looking into grad schools right now like UC Berkeley or UCLA and other prestigious schools. I've studied the average person's portfolio & discovered they look similar to mine & I don't have a bachelor degree yet! How sad I feel more accelerated & ahead than these students much further in school than me! I haven't met anyone who absolutely loves foundation courses. I don't really either, but I tolerate them because they do offer practical application to life. They present different perspectives. One class I thought was very informative so far was FDENG201, also known as the critical thinking class, because I felt that was beneficial to life. No one has taught me how to think critically until then which sounds odd, but true because I didn't know how to apply & think through things logically. I'm more even tempered than I was before & more understanding of other views if they were logic based.

  • 09/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 15 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    if you want to get married.... this is the place for you!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    rent-master is a huge pain! if you're staying off campus pick a place that DOESNT work through them!

    Bang for the buck

    the girls are cute... but they are all kinda weird... the married ones are super overly cautious around guys and if you open a door for them or just try to be nice they will freak out and be rude. if you want to steal a girl from a missionary out in the field go for it! but be warned... my buddy tried that, almost got married, but the day the missionary gets back she runs back to him. turned out my buddy was just her foot-warmer til he got back. heartless.

    Am learning a lot

    of course there are things you can find wrong with every school, but the nit-picky things here are very minimal, like the no shorts rule.

  • 01/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 16 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there are emergency boxes scattered around and if anything ever happens someone is always right there willing to help.

    Great for these types of students

    hard working, willing to learn, wanting a fantastic, trusted, university to attend.

    Bang for the buck

    byu-idaho has all the top notch benefits of a 4-year university, however, the price for tution maxes at 1735$ while apartments go for 1035 for one semester!

    What to do for fun

    there are ice-caves north of town with a slide made of ice in the end, there are sand dunes, civil-defense caves made out of lava tubes. the town and surrounding areas are filled with parks. yellowstone is about an hour away, the tetons are half an hour away, idaho falls which has malls and shoppin is half an hour away.

    Food and Dining

    everything is in walking distance and is extremely cheap due to rexburg being a college town.

    Dorm Life

    constant friends and amazing community.

    Academic Rigor

    fantastic professors and staff.

    Tips for prospective students

    dress warm and keep up the reputation the alumni hold.

    In three sentences

    never before have i been exposed to an environment more perfect for learning than my own home.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 17 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the security team is great and the rexburg police are always on the patrol. i have always felt safe at school, and my only worry was getting hit by a car at night walking home to my apartment.

    Clubs and Activities

    if you have nothing to do, you aren't looking very hard. weekly dance lessons of different varieties, all kinds of intramural sports, different workshops, concerts, plays, devotionals, themed dances, student-run events, etcetera. in rexburg there are a lot of eateries, a movie theatre, and tons of stores. no matter what, there's something going on somewhere!

    Great for these types of students

    this is a private church school for the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints. this is a smaller school then byu-provo, and the students are a lot closer and there's definitely an atmosphere of loving your fellow man. the people are very friendly, so if this sounds like your kind of school, i hope to see you there!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every student has to sign a code of conduct before attending, saying you will uphold the standards of the church and not cheat, lie, steal, etcetera. this is a church school, so every tuesday the campus shuts down at 1:50 until 3:00 and all the students gather in the i-center to listen to a speaker who discusses some principle of the gospel. they are selected by a committee of students, supervised by the president of the college. also, this school has a testing center. you go to this room in the student center and you take your test there.

    Bang for the buck

    byu-idaho is the second cheapest school in the usa according to a recent article. this isn't surprising with tuition being less then $2,000 per semester!

    What to do for fun

    there is so much to do in rexburg! for anyone there's something! i signed up to recieve emails on the activities. if there's any social, service, talent, sport, or main ticket sale events,

    Food and Dining

    i never ate at the official dining place, but i did occasionally order food from freshens, a small place that sold sandwiches, salads, smoothies, and ice cream. they were a little more expensive then i would have liked, but i thought their smoothies were delicious!

    Dorm Life

    i lived off-campus but i have heard form people who lived in the dorms that it is mostly freshman and rather noisy. that and i know that a lot of people there play pranks and are assumed to be stereotypical slackers.

    Academic Rigor

    the professors are great. any question you have, they work hard to help you. all the professors are great at getting back to your emails, and byu-idaho also has free tutoring you can sign up for, for any subject!

    Tips for prospective students

    apply early and take your high school grades seriously. also, they look at your extracurricular activities so be sure to get involved doing something!

    In three sentences

    i will never ever regret my decision to go here. this school is the best choice i have ever made in my life. everything about this college is wonderful and i thank my god that i am attending.

  • 01/27/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for hardworking students with high standards. It is not limited to LDS students, but high standards are definitely inforced here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and get good grades. Learn to manage social life from study life. It is important to have fun but not at the expense of your education.

    Bang for the buck

    It is an amazing school especially for the price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love this campus. I love living here and going to school here. There is no place like it. Everyone is nice and friendly. You can come here with no friends and make so many in just a few days.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are amazing. They are always so willing to help and make sure you understand what they are teaching.

  • 10/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a place that is great for students who want to get away from certain aspects of the world. You can get away from the drunken parties and you can come here to learn about the Lord as well as to have clean fun. There is so much that someone can do up here. If you like dancing there are weekly dance lessons, sports we have intramural sports that helps you meet many other students that love playing the sport. There is so much here that is clean and that is full of spiritual experiences as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to come here with the mind set that you will follow the honor code and that you really wanna learn all that you can. You need to realize that that classes are harder but they are worth the time and the extra studying that you have to apply now that you are in college. Everything pays off when you get that A on the exam.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is cheeper here because you have those faithful members that pay their tithing that helps everyone with tuition. You can get books that are a lot cheeper here than at other colleges around the world. You can apply for scholarships and receive financial aid if it is needed.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here like I said before. There is no cussing everyone is modest and you have many friends from all over the world. It is a wonderful place to be when you are just starting off life alone. You have so much support here that it makes life a little less stressful.

    Am learning a lot

    I love coming here to learn and studying. You are surrounded by love and by people that are like you in the principles that you hold. You can learn more about the life of our Savior and all about your future career. The classes start off with a pray that helps invite the Spirit to be our teacher as well. The teachers are tough but they are here to help you out whenever you need help. I am learning more here then I did in high school.

  • 11/10/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 20 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Because BYU-Idaho is an LDS school the majority of students are LDS. This does not mean that someone who is not LDS wouldn't like it at BYU-Idaho. If you enjoy an environment where students are honest, hardworking, have high standards in every aspect of their lives, and a great spirit abounds, then BYU-Idaho could be the school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know the Honor Code before you go, so you don't have to redo your wardrobe up there. You will be told to go home and change if you dress sloppily or inappropriately on campus. Do your homework; you will benefit from it. Tests are a lot harder when you have not done some of your homework.

    Bang for the buck

    Your tuition is mostly paid for by LDS member's tithing, so you don't have to pay very much at all. The school does as much as they can to reduce costs on things like textbooks and other school supplies. There are many free services such as tutoring, career help, and much more. The only time you have to pay for those kinds of services is if you make an appointment and then don't show up, and even then it's not that much.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it in Rexburg at BYU-Idaho. Most everyone you meet wants to be your friend. There is always something to do when you've finished your homework and there are many service opportunities each semester. I love it so much that when it came time for me to come home for the summer I wished I had enough money to stay year round.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are all helpful and they know what they are talking about. When you approach them with a question they will help you find the answer, but they won't spoon feed you. Because of how the classes are organized and how religion is a part of every class there are many opportunities to gain new insight on the subjects. You learn how to apply each class to your major and even your daily life.

  • 08/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    -Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(Mormons/Christians) -Transfer Students -International Students -Anyone!

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard, but have some fun! Don't be afraid to ask for help. That is what the professors and tutors are there for.

    Bang for the buck

    You most definitely get what you pay for. In fact, I think you get much more than that. This school offers so much more than what other schools offer. I actually think it is cheaper for me to go here than any of my local colleges.

    Am enjoying being here

    I absolutely love it here! There is always something to do on campus whether it be activities, concerts, plays, or service projects. The students here want to be here which makes it easier to enjoy going to this school.

    Am learning a lot

    I have never learned so much in my life! Brigham Young University in Idaho WANTS you to succeed and learn as much as you can. There is free tutoring for classes that you are struggling in, and the Professors have office hours where you can go to them for any questions you have. The campus has an all around great atmosphere for learning.

  • 10/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a great school for LDS members. If you are non-LDS member that has no interest in the church, then I am not sure if you will enjoy it. I have not met any student who is not LDS. If you hate dances and going on dates, this is not a school for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am actually a former employee in the admissions office for BYU Idaho and I can tell some info on how they admit students (this also applys for BYU and BYU-H). One or more admissions counselors first view your ecclesistical endorsement, when it shows that you passed it, they move on to your basic information (where you are from, your ethnicity, etc). Then they look into your class grades and history. Then they view your essay, then your involvement in the school. They score each section based on points (the higher the points, the better). Then they take all of your points and add them together. If it meets or exceeds the point number to be accepted, then, congrats, you got it! However, if the point total is lower, then you are rejected. But because it is not very hard to get into the school, i recommend focusing alot on keeping the honor code as if you are a current BYU-I student, because if you do not pass your endorsement, then they do not even look at the rest of your application. Some things to not worry about is what classes to take. What classes you take make very little effect on your application status. I will let you in on a secret, they really just care if you took and passed the classes needed to graduate. So, if BYU Idaho is the only school that you plan to apply to, then skip the honors classes if you feel you will have difficulty passing them. ONE GREAT THING FOR PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS: the admissions office employees give free campus tours for you guys, even if you are already admitted (fun fact: you get a free t shirt if you go). We (the emplyees) would love when you guys asked a lot of questions. Dont even be afraid to ask them. One of my tourists asked me how guys normally ask the girls out on dates here. haha the more questions you ask, the more personal your tour become. For example, if you tell them you are interested in majoring in biology, your tourist will be more than happy to take you into the building of that department. Call admissions office and they will get you scheduled for a tour.

    Bang for the buck

    I cant complain with the tuition and housing costs. I know there is a strict honor code (i.e curfew, member of the oposite sex in bedrooms), but with the low tuition costs that they charge me, I will do whatever they want me to do! One thing to watch out for is textbook purchasing. My sister goes to USC (a school not funded by tithing) and her textbook prices would usually come out to be the same prices as mine, even when some of my purchased books were used. This year i decided to try something new and buy my textbooks through Amazon and Ebay; my book total came out to be $60 (versus about $250 at BYU-I bookstore).

    Am enjoying being here

    It is a very social campus. There are dances and parties, every week, on and off campus. Also, if you are looking for a relationship, then this is the place for you. Dating is huge here. And everyone is very respectful to each other. Rarely do i make it to class without a complete stranger asking me how I am doing. The enrollment size is large enough to meet a ton of people, yet small enough to run into your friend on campus sometimes. The apartments are very close to campus. I can only think of one apartments complex far enough from campus in which you need a car. However, one thing I do not like here is the small town. I was born and raised in the city so it is definately what i am not used to. Your grocery shopping is limited to two places: Walmart and Broulems. If you want to go to the mall or do other sorts of shopping, you will need to drive to Idaho Falls, which is about a 30-40 minute drive from campus. That is why you will many students joking about Walmart being our mall (because it pretty much is). Something very important to remember is that it is only fun if you make it fun.

    Am learning a lot

    These professors are incredible. It is incredible what they know! Dont let the first day intimidate you too much. These speak way over your head the first day and you think, What am i getting myself into? Dont worry, that happened to me, but, with hard work, i walked out of the class with an A. Many times i have asked the professors to meet with me and assist my work outside of class. I have yet to see a professor reject me. They have always been more than willing to help me and they are so personable. The classes are not too big and not too small (you might hit some big class sizes with some of your general ed classes, just some though), so the professor ends up knowing you by name. Also, the students are so willing to help you with the class as well. I learned more in my first semester than my all four years in high school. Did i mention that the school also offers free tutoring to all students? These are for all of your classes. These tutors are also hired and approaved by the school, so they actually know what you are struggling to learn. You can have private or group tutoring sessions. I even had a tutor that previously had the same professor that I have now! This means, that there is no reason you should flunk any of your classes. In other words, get ready to blow your mind.

  • 11/16/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    All types of people are wonderful here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Become friends with your councellors and teachers, they ill help you with classes and finding better scholorships. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very cheap. There are payment plans if you are having trouble. Loans are offered with extreme leniency and care. You learn so much and so easily for the amount you pay.

    Will enjoy being here

    There are so many different, entertaining classes to take. There is so much to do around campus. Men and Women from all over the world come to classes everyday and it's a blast learning culture first hand by people who live in Uganda,or Japan, or Puerto Rico.

    Will learn a lot

    The proffesors are the nicest people in the world. They actually care if you pass or fail. They want you to have a good education so they help you out every step of the way. They have families and know how hard it is to have one while you go to school so they work with you and help to plan ahead.

  • 11/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 24 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for a lot of different types of students. I'd say that this college is exceptional in a few different areas, the computer information technologies, computer science, electrical engineering and agricultural majors are all sublime. From what I've heard the medical and musical departments are truly very exceptional. It also doesn't have to come down into the field you wanna come into either, if you are LDS you'll love the environment here it's full of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I would recommend this school to everybody because in the long run you'll end up loving it the same way I do.

    Tips for prospective students

    One of the tips that I would advise you prospective students is that you wanna make sure that you pick a major within your first year. It's a hard decision to make at first, but narrow it down your first year by taking classes that apply to what you're thinking. Don't be afraid, you don't have to fully commit to it yet, but you wanna get your foot in the door. With that, you'll also be able to eliminate majors that you weren't sure about. Once you find the class that you like in one of the possible fields you might choose you've already taken something that can apply. Waiting to get into your major can be a pain if you don't take the prerequisites early on. I finally decided what I wanted to do my third semester here. At first I had a few ideas now I've got what I wanted, and I'm glad I didn't go with my first pick because I found out I really didn't care for it much once I tried it out.

    Bang for the buck

    One thing that I found surprising when I spent my first semester here at BYUI is that it is surprisingly cheap. That alone doesn't sound like it's a good thing, but I assure you it is when you consider the above and you think about what this school offers. First off, it's a private college, it's also a growing college which means that It's constantly growing and adding to all of it's great features. On top of that the quality is so fine here it's really hard to compete with, at least, at these prices. 70% of tuition is already paid for by tithe payers of the church, just so that you can afford a great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a student here you have to get to know the place. Going around campus is never a let down. You're constantly surrounded by beautiful scenery and everyone here is friendly. You don't have to try hard to make friends here at all. Everyone is eager to hang out, have fun, and even study together. As previously mentioned, I enjoy the classes here, and it being big fraction of the experience here I want to emphasize that you really can't not say that these are of the best quality of classes you can get. If you want to enjoy your college life, BYUI is one of the best places you can be to accomplish that.

    Am learning a lot

    What I found to be very outstanding here at Brigham Young University Idaho are the teachers. The teachers here are of really high quality and are very personable. They take the time to actually try and get to know the students and help them in any way they can. Most the teachers I've had have been the best teachers throughout my entire life. Starting class off with a prayer just makes the class very beneficial to the learning experience, it sets a good mood for focus. If you're looking for a good learning experience this is definitely the place.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I loved being able to incorporate my spiritual learning with my every day education. But I would also recommend this to anyone who wants to learn, meet some amazing new people, and receive the kind of education that can't be found anywhere else!

    Tips for prospective students

    Procrastination is very VERY bad! Get your homework done and your studying in and you'll do great. But also, don't be afraid to have fun! There's so much to do each week and a lot of incredible people to be with.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-I is really cheap when it comes to paying for tuition, but in no way is it cheap in what it provides in your education.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being on campus! Not only is it easy to get around, the classes structured and welcoming, but the people are amazing, the gardens are beautiful, and the activities provided are things I wouldn't want to miss. There are so many opportunities here, each one ready to show how exceptional you can be!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are incredible and I feel privileged to be learning from them. Each class has an atmosphere that is close-knit and personal, comfortable and easy to fit into, challenging but not so much that you get frustrated. All of the teachers I've had so far have been so great at helping me to understand their subjects and to have the desire to learn them. I wouldn't trade this kind of learning, with so much to look forward to, for anything.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    This is a religious school making it a great environment for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who are looking for a fun, safe environment. This school also is great for students who thrive in smaller classes. It is also great for students who learn through hands on activities.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get hung up on the honor code. There may be aspects of the honor code you do not like but in the end, the honor code helps create a better, safer environment for everyone attending BYU-Idaho. Study a little bit throughout the semester and finals week will be a breeze. Find a good balance between your social life, and your education. It is possible to have the best of both worlds once you find the right balance. When registering for classes, use ratemyprofessor.com as a tool to help you choose the best teachers. The teacher can make the difference between a great class and a bad class.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is always offering a variety of activities and concerts that are usually fun and enjoyable. These activities usually range from being free to six dollars. There is also a variety of fun activities to do off campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The environment at BYU-Idaho is energetic and thrilling. There are always activities going on whether is it a dance, a concert, or game nights. The people there are friendly and always willing to get to know new people. There are always opportunities to join in on activities, and you never have to look very far to find something to do that is fun and enjoyable.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are great and really know the material they are teaching. The classes are relatively small allowing each student to interact with the instructor and gain more one on one learning than at larger colleges. They have a learning model that all the teacher follow. This learning model help students actually learn the material rather than just memorize facts for the test and then forget the information a few weeks later.

  • 01/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 27 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Sooo much security. BYUI has the lowest crime rate of any campus anywhere. I lent out several movies and even my guitar to people that I didn't know and I got them all back in the same or even better condition. It's not a bubble but it's very very safe. Just don't Jaywalk. The city is really cracking down on it and chances are you Will get caught and have to attend an hour long class on how to cross a street and then have to be a crossing guard for an hour. Oh and a 100 dollar fine.

    Greek Life

    I don't think we have any....

    Clubs and Activities

    There are about 100 clubs. You just have to find them.

    Great for these types of students

    Christian defiantly. Most, however, are Mormon.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    98% Mormon means that there is a very Mormon feel to campus. Don't be surprised to see scores of students dressed up on Sundays for church(required) or going to a religious seminar.

    Bang for the buck

    VERY economical. LDS tuition only about 1500 a semester and 3000 for non LDS. Defiantly worth every penny. They also offer free tutoring!

    What to do for fun

    BYUI is located within 100 miles from Yellowstone, sand dunes, skiing in the Tetons, and much more. There are a couple theaters in town, mini golfing, bowling alleys etc. The school usually has some event for cheap or free that you can go to as well.

    Food and Dining

    The school has a pretty decent food court and offers a dining plan but a lot of people just cook their own food. There's a Walmart about one or two miles from campus and quite a few restaurants in town.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is somewhat strict. They have a tough policy on when the opposite sex can be in the dorm and there's a curfew. Most of the student housing is off campus but within a block or two of campus. The school has a list of approved housing that you have to stay in, so it's strict, but you get used to it.

    Academic Rigor

    This school isn't Harvard so don't expect that work load. BYUI focuses on learning rather than your GPA so the work load is heavy nut not unbearable or enough to make you want to cheat.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYUI is predominantly LDS but if you're not don't let that stand in the way. The teachers are all very educated and completely willing to help you whenever you have questions. The school offers dozens of resources to help all of it's students succeed.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is one of the friendliest campuses I've ever been to. The people there are very trusting and willing to help out anyone they come across. It is a Christian college and it really shows.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Friendly, outgoing people who are excited to learn and love to be surrounded by the happiest people you will ever meet.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you do all of your reading and assignments on time and participate and apply yourself in class, you will be successful.

    Bang for the buck

    The price is so low compared to other schools, but the education is just as good, if not better. There are so many things offered from sports to service activities to a high-class gym to a brand new auditorium to a planetarium and observation room to the best cafeteris food I've ever had.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is nowhere else I would rather be in the whole world than right here. I meet new people and make new friends every day, the campus is gorgeous and just the right size, and everyone is so friendly and kind. I am literally so excited to go to my classes every day that I haven't missed one yet and I don't ever want to.

    Am learning a lot

    The variety of classes offered and great amount of extracurricular activities are incredible. The professors are extremely helpful and truly want you to succeed, naturaly relaxing all of the students. Everyone has a great spirit of learning about them which contributes in a major way to your attitude in your casses every day.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 29 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anybody who loves an LDS atmosphere, intramural sports, lots of activities, and caring people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get as much AP credit as you can. Like I said, the foundations are a little gruelling. But, BYUI is VERY generous with AP and IB credit. All you have to do is pass, and you get full credit for foundations coursed. For instance, I passed the AP Lit course with a 3. I got 6 credits. Prepare for college, and you will be successful, especially at BYUI!

    Bang for the buck

    According to a Forbes survey, BYU-I was ranked 116th best college in the nation (BYU provo was ranked 249). But, there is only one branch of universities out of the first 115 that have lower prices. They are the military academies, and they have zero cost. Because it is heavily subsidized by LDS tithing dollars, we are receiving an amazing education at bargain price.

    Am enjoying being here

    The atmosphere is great. There are a ton of activities to do, if you like dancing there is hip hop dances, swing dances, jazz dances, country dances, even ballroom dances, and all weekly. There is a TON of music inspired events. There are a ton of other things to do as well. For instance, there is a burger joint named Sammys, there is karaoke, live bands, they even do political rallys. With over 15,000 students, BYU-I is growing, and there is something for everyone.

    Am learning a lot

    The foundation classes are somewhat retarded, but, besides that the classes are fulfilling and I am learning everything I could hope for in college.

  • 11/12/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    BYU-Idaho is great for students who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is a religion bases school and you are required to take at least one religion class each semester. It is also a great school for those not of this faith. The professors really care for each student's benefit. Classes are smaller and more intimate which makes learning easier. It is a school that will strengthen your testimony of Jesus Christ if you will let it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not be turned away because you feel the Honor Code will the be too hard to follow. It is not. You get in the habit of following it and it truly is not hard. We may not understand all of the rules in place, but they are for our benefit. It will enhance your learning if you strive to follow the Honor Code. You will have the Spirit with you more often to help guide and teach you. A note to incoming freshman-live in the dorms on-campus for at least your first semester. There is so much unity in the dorms and everyone is in the same boat of meeting new people and experiencing being away from home for the first time.

    Bang for the buck

    We are very blessed with how much tuition costs. The Church subsidizes it incredibly through tithes from its members. You can get an amazing education here for a great price.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here! I was not expecting to love it here as much as I do. I really wanted to go to BYU- Provo and thought I would transfer, but there is such a special spirit here that just radiates. At times the Honor Code may seem to strict & difficult to follow, but it truly is for our benefit. Everyone is so kind and friendly. It is so easy to make friends!

    Am learning a lot

    At BYU-Idaho they make learning so fun and interesting. There is the learning model that all teachers use. There are 3 steps to the learning model which are: 1. Prepare 2. Teach one another 3. Ponder/Prove As a student you are encouraged in all your classes to follow this learning model. With this learning model it makes learning easy. All the professors are very kind and understanding. They really care about you and want you to do well.

  • 12/15/2010

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you are LDS, want a great college experience, and want to meet other great LDS people, go to BYU-I!! You'll never regret it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard in High School! If you fool around there, how hard do you think it will be for you to pull yourself together so that you can get good grades in college? Take the ACT or SAT seriously. Get prepared weeks before hand so that it will be a breeze for you at the test. Then take it a second time. You will always do better the second time through. Keep yourself spiritually clean. Don't be the student who has the perfect grades, best ACT, great extracurricular activities, but can't be approved by their Bishop to attend a church school.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to other schools, you get a great deal for your money. BYU-I has one of the lowest tuitions that I've seen plus it offers superb education. Besides the schooling, you get to meet so many good people who have the same values as you. Talk about a bang for the buck!

    Will enjoy being here

    Everyone will enjoy their BYU-I experience if they have the right attitude. There are so many opportunities at BYU-I to have a good time. All you need to do to have fun there is study hard, get involved, and meet lots of new people!

    Will learn a lot

    This is a great school because it is run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Prophets have taught that education is super important, therefore I know that this school has the best educational system.

  • 12/30/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for everyone. You do need to do your best. That is all that matters. If you do your best, you will fit right in.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tips is to get involved. If you can try to smile. It will makes someones day better. In addition, never give up. College is hard but many people are there to help. There are two in particular. They are our Savior and our Father in Heaven. In addition, take advantage of the tutoring center. It will really help.

    Bang for the buck

    I really like how the tuition is payed mostly through tithing. It takes some pressure off of us. They work with you to make sure you have a great experience while there. It is very worth the money required of you to pay.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really love the power of the spirit on campus. Devotions are such a great thing to have every week. You can really feel the spirit. I really love how everyone gives a smile no matter how hard there day is. This is a very enjoyable campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning a lot from the professors. They really know there stuff and are there to help you learn. They are not like most professors and care about you and not just the money. I learned a lot more than what I learned in high school. The professors are very good at keeping your attention. It is a great school for furthering your education.

  • 02/04/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This university is great if you love the gospel of Jesus Christ and want almost everything you learn to be incorporated into it. It is also great if you want to meet people from all over the world, and people from different cultures that have your same love of this church.

    Tips for prospective students

    My tip to a prospective student would be to stay positive about college and you will enjoy your self! Follow the honor code and you won't have any problems!

    Bang for the buck

    This school in comparison to all the others I look at, the price is surprisingly much much lower. The housing is reasonable. For this school I would say you are getting more than what you pay for!

    Am enjoying being here

    I do love this school so much! This school has very high standards, and strict curfews. So, don't expect to be staying out passed midnight. There are so many activities to be apart of, as well as so many friendly, and wonderful students. You should have to trouble making friends.

    Am learning a lot

    It's refreshing to have teachers that care about you as the student, and that want you to succeed. If you have problems with certain courses luckily there is free tutoring for any & every class! They teach by inviting the spirit through prayer, and by inviting the spirit you are able to learn through the Holy Ghost. I've notice a great improvement in my schooling.

  • 04/07/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    LDS students, or any other students who have good values and want to go to college in a positive and clean environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to BYU-Idaho with the desire to learn and you will not be disappointed. Even though it is a small town, keep and open mind and you will be surprised how much even city kids like it.

    Bang for the buck

    It really has comparatively low tuition and housing costs, significantly lower than BYU in Provo. The education is still top quality but without the extreme price.

    Am enjoying being here

    Although BYU-Idaho is in a very small town, there is still plenty of things to do. The people are nice and like to have a good time, while keeping it clean fun. There is also a cheap theatre in town to make it easier to go to a movie on a tight budget.

    Am learning a lot

    BYU-Idaho's staff are all really nice and accommodating. Instructors always respond to emails and have good office hours. The homework load, in general is fine and students come with a real desire to learn.

  • 04/17/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for LDS individuals of course! It's great for those who went to a high school where they were the only LDS student or there weren't very many, because then they get the chance to be with thousands of students with the same standards and beliefs. It's also great for anyone who wants to attend a school with a good environment whether or not they are a member of the LDS church.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be mindful that the honor code is VERY important. It's not something to take likely. There are a lot of rules/guidelines to follow, but they are there to keep you safe. Obedience will keep you safe and happy in the long run.

    Bang for the buck

    Generally out-of-state tuition at a private school is ridiculously expensive, but BYUI's tuition is very inexpensive. My state school's have a higher tuition.

    Did enjoy being here

    The Spirit is really strong on campus and it's such a great place to be. Everyone is so friendly and strangers say hi to you. Guys will hold the door for ladies and it's really easy to make friends.

    Did learn a lot

    I learned so much at this school. Because it was an LDS environment, I was able to learn more spiritual and gospel-related aspects of subjects ( like history and science).

  • 05/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. BYU-I seems like they have a perfect balance of all types of students, and from the e-mails I have received, there is so much available to all types of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    ITS COLD!

    Bang for the buck

    The cost to attend there is the approximate cost of resident tuition at a public institution

    Will enjoy being here

    I was there for a few days and I was amazed at how many activities there are going on every day. It seems like there is alwas something to do on campus and off campus. Even when I was at the apartments, there was always something fun and interesting going on. Everything that happens is wholesome, with a message and or a learning opportunity, even the pond skimming. I am just so excited to go there.

    Will learn a lot

    There are core classes to ski courses, horseback ridding, and even cooking.

  • 05/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Nothing can beat the price! I have many friends going off to college for up to 40,000+ a year. I can afford to be far from my family for the price. I think it's about 14,000 a year maybe a little more. For that price I can work my way through!

    Will enjoy being here

    I went to BYU-I last summer. It was beautiful!! I've had many friends go to BYU-Provo and Idaho and all have excellent remarks. I can't wait to finally go there in January! Although I'll be far from home, it'll be a BLAST!

    Will learn a lot

    I looked around and ventured in every building in the campus. They look great and I hope to learn TONS!

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you love a friendly environment that feels safe and comfortable that knows how to balance work and play, BYU-I is a great school for you. The spirit of Ricks is wonderful to feel everyday. And you really can fully reach your dreams in a place like this. Go for it!!!

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Treat school like a job. Work 8-5 then give some time to yourself. Go play a little so you don't get burned out and stressed. 2. Roommates are different than family. Understand that everybody has been raised different so roommates will do things differently. Don't get upset. Some things just aren't worth getting upset over. 3. ATTEND BYU-Idaho :D It truly is amazing!

    Bang for the buck

    You won't find a better priced school anywhere. Expense doesn't always mean its better. BYU-I is a marvelous school. I have a friend that wanted to go anywhere else but BYU-I but because of the price she gave it a try. Now because of scholarships she can go anywhere she wants but has chosen to stay because she loves it so much.

    Am enjoying being here

    If you want to play a bit in college (and who doesn't) you can always find something to do. Sports, dances, clubs, simple hang outs with random people they have it all and it is so much fun! I miss it when I'm not there.

    Am learning a lot

    I absolutely love the environment of the school entirely. Professors are always willing to help and if their schedules don't work with yours, there is free tutoring for every class. From 1st hand experience I can tell you that tutoring is amazing and very helpful.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I have looked at other schools expenses and I must agree that this one is a lot cheaper to attend than many others

    Will enjoy being here

    I can't wait to be there!! It will be so much cooler and its up in the mountains!!!

    Will learn a lot

    From everything that people have told me about this school, the only way that i will not learn a lot is if i don't try.

  • 06/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    As September nears I wait in anticipation for this great experience.Idaho, here I come!!!

  • 06/06/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Bring WARM clothes, even in March it still snows and is cold

    Bang for the buck

    Considering how cheap it is you definately get more than your moneys worth

    Will enjoy being here

    Campus is one of the most beautiful I have been to. Everything needed is either on campus or close by. There are a bunch of different activities to do from the dances and the bowling alley they have on campus

    Will learn a lot

    Just talking to the professors when I visited the campus it was easy to tell that they know what they are talking about. They are more than willing to answer and questions you have.

  • 06/06/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who are religious and want to further improve who they are as a person, as well as get an incredible education. Those who are outgoing and want to meet people and have fun. Those who want to be more than prepared for a career and a family after earning a degree. Anyone who loves life!

    Tips for prospective students

    Live off campus and be as involved as possible. The university has so many programs and activities for students that would cost a lot of money elsewhere. It's so easy to make friends here so go out and have fun with them. The gospel of Jesus Christ is so central to the university, so please come knowing and looking for opportunities for your testimony to grow. BYU-Idaho can be the best place ever or it can be just another university depending on how you look at it- you might as well make it amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    It is possible to save money while being at BYU-Idaho! The tuition is about $1600 to be a full-time student from out of state, and the off campus housing is between $875-$1100 for 4 months with utilities and cable included. Books are super cheap if you rent them and the food is reasonably priced.

    Am enjoying being here

    I Love this place! The town alone has so many fun things to do. The students and locals are all enthusiastic about going out and being creative and having fun for cheap. The area is beautiful (although it does snow for about half the year) and it feels safe. Rexburg is a friendly place and the atmosphere on campus is like nothing else, I really do enjoy it here!

    Am learning a lot

    BYU-Idaho has a learning model that is centered around students teaching one another, so all of the classes have a lot of effective group work or are based off of discussions rather than lectures. The classes are small (about 35 students per class) so most of the teachers know the students by name and on a personal level. It's not difficult to keep your GPA up here because there are so many education services and programs offered for free.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are looking for a fantastic atmosphere, a slightly smaller campus, an education fueled by group studies, and a very non-competitive approach to learning/grades, then this is the university for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus if you can, and see how you feel about the whole package. It's not for everyone, but if it is for you, you'll fall in love with Rexburg. Remember that it gets harder every year to get into any LDS school, BYU-Idaho included. Keep your grades up, and get in extra-curricular activities to show you have something unique to offer the school.

    Bang for the buck

    Cheaper than any of my in-state schools, and my educational experience is just as good.

    Am enjoying being here

    LOVE IT. Fantastic environment! The students are awesome, and are well represented in University Politics. There is plenty to do here if you enjoy outdoors activities.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are knowledgeable, and the student body has access to endless resources here on campus. It's not easy to get a teaching position here, so the teaching staff really have to know their stuff if they got hired.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    If your here during the winter bring lots of quilts and a heavy winter coat.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is fairly low compared to most private schools and alot of the teachers are trasnfers from very well know schools all over the country.

    Will enjoy being here

    The atmosphere is fantastic! Everyone seemed to really be enjoying themselves and the school as a whole is very very friendly

    Will learn a lot

    Met with a large number of students who raved about how fantastic the teaching staff was can't wait to start classes!!

  • 07/01/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    this is a great school for students who are willing to apply themselves and have high moral standards such as not drinking, not smoking or using drugs, not swearing, and not dressing inappropriately. this is a great school for those who are religious!

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to participate in any extra curricular activities and volunteer work that you can! work on focusing on your grades, because you are preparing for your future! try to go to early morning seminary....i know its early and you're losing some sleep but it is definitely worth it!

    Bang for the buck

    Unlike most colleges, i know i won't be in debt for attending this school. i am able to pursue my dream of nursing!

    Will enjoy being here

    i am so excited to go the a college with people that have good moral standards! i know I'm going to love my religion class in the morning!

    Will learn a lot

    there are so many different classes to choose from!

  • 07/24/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for those who like having religion in school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting good grades in school is important, but don't forget that being social and active is also a big part of college. Make sure to leave time for both and to have a good balance. Don't overload yourself.

    Bang for the buck

    This University's goal is to educate as many people as possible and to do so at an affordable cost. They don't try to rip you off and make tuition an outlandish cost. Seeing as it is a church school, religion is tied into everything. So not only have I gained and grown in academics, but I am also growing and learning spiritually. I like to think of it as killing two birds with one stone.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love BYU-I. The students are held to a high moral standard. We do all sorts of fun activities on campus. There is an event almost every night and there are all sorts of different events. There is an awesome intramural sports program with a large variety of sports for people of all playing levels. It's hard not be involved with something while attending BYUI. It has so much to offer.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers know their stuff. I haven't had an incompetent teacher yet. It is a smaller University, but not too small. The teachers actually take the time to get to know you. You aren't just a random face in the crowd. The teachers make it a point to learn your name and to know who you are. They are very welcoming and make it clear that they love helping students outside of class time. They are easily approachable. You succeeding is their number one priority.

  • 07/28/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    Great for student who want a good education and a spiritual back ground.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepare for a lot of hard work to just get in.

    Bang for the buck

    If I went to any 4 year school it would cost more and yet it is a really good school.

    Will enjoy being here

    I can't wait to be going to school with people of my own faith.

    Will learn a lot

    I'm excited to be going and can't wait to be dancing again.

  • 08/09/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Social, outdoorsy, hard workers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Where you live will really determine who you spend your time with. Check up with prospective roommates on Facebook.

    Bang for the buck

    If only I could go back to these tuition rates! Having moved with my husband for work, I had to transfer to a more expensive university. Miss you, cheap tuition!

    Did enjoy being here

    Ice caves, sand dunes, campus activities, great dating scene. Sign up for intramural sports--battleship for sure!

    Did learn a lot

    Knowledgeable teachers spend time on relevant material. Loved my generals as much as my major courses.

  • 09/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who are friendly and have a real desire to learn and improve their minds and spirits will love this place. They will be uplifted and supported as they are given opportunities to exercise their talents and develop new ones. Anyone who wants to receive an affordable and valuable education, and who is willing to live by the high standards, will thrive here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a lot of warm clothes, because the winters are cold and long, but be ready to have fun and make a lot of friends. When you go out and try to meet new people, you will find that there are awesome people everywhere.

    Bang for the buck

    I can't believe that I am getting this kind of education for the money that I pay for tuition. It is so affordable, yet the classes are still so valuable. Additionally, there are many opportunities for financial aid here as well, so it makes life a lot less stressful.

    Am enjoying being here

    The social atmosphere is great. My peers are friendly and share the same values and beliefs as I do, which makes it easy to feel a sense of belonging. Most of the teachers are very willing and interested, which usually makes going to class a pleasure rather than a chore. The church wards are definitely fun and really make this school feel like home.

    Am learning a lot

    In each class I have taken, I have been introduced to new and valuable information. The teachers are well-educated and know the subjects they teach. This makes me confident that the information they are passing on to me is relevant and important to my life. I am grateful for the knowledge I have received in every class I have taken during my college career here.

  • 09/09/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    This college would be great for students who are comfortable living in a small town and like having religion thrown in the mix. It'd also be great for students who love winter! :)

    Tips for prospective students

    I've only taken an online class, but one very important tip that I could give is to get your homework done as soon as possible. You'll be stress-free and able to think better. Even if the homework isn't due for a few days or even a week, get it done early. It'll be out of your way and you'll have more time for more fun!

    Bang for the buck

    I wouldn't know this yet, but it looks like it will be!

    Will enjoy being here

    My cousin, a couple of my friends and I will be on the same track. I've researched the activities, looked at the calendar, etc., and am SUPER excited to go; it looks like there's something going on every week!

    Will learn a lot

    I've already taken an online class and learned so much more than I expected. I thought it would be like other online classes I've taken, but it wasn't at all. I can't wait to see how much more I'll learn once I'm actually there!

  • 09/16/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who take their education seriously, but still want to have good, clean fun at college would be perfect for this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    I know you just want to have fun in your college days, but without the grades to back you up, those memories will be bittersweet. Make sure to put your classes first, then go out and socialize.

    Bang for the buck

    Because it's a private religious school, the tuition is incredibly low compared to others across the country. It's the perfect place to combine the blessings of tithing from church members with a great education.

    Did enjoy being here

    The atmosphere is both fun and serious, with just the right balance. There are always things going on and the activities are clean and safe. I met a bunch of people there that I'll always remember.

    Did learn a lot

    Each class for me was enlightening and inspiring. I learned just what I needed to for my degree. The teachers really care about the students and there are always choices of classes depending on your interests.

  • 10/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    BYU-Idaho is great for all people who love to learn, have good clean fun, learning about the gospel, are kind, willing to follow the rules, and who love the Savior.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus and in the community as much as you can and as soon into your college experience as possible - this will help increase your love of BYU-Idaho and Rexburg. Go to lots of the many activities available where you can have fun and make lots of new friends. Go see the tutor for your classes: Tutoring is free for the students as long as you keep your appointments and the tutors are all fantastic. You'll find that you get a lot more out of your classes and your grades will improve. Live the Honor Code. At first it may seem like a bunch of silly rules, but as you love the rules, you will have an increased love for them and for the university. They are not there to restrict you but to help create a wonderful spirit on campus and in your life.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who work hard to keep tuition and other costs low for the students so they can enjoy a wonderful education. Also the other activities, concerts, etc. are all very cheap for the students.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone here is so kind and nice and there's a wonderful spirit here, the Spirit of Ricks, that brings everyone together as a giant campus family. There are wonderful activities, dances, service opportunities, concerts that are always fun to go to and where you can meet lots of new people. Every week we have great devotionals by faculty and other notable members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which help bring a wonderful spirit to the day. Being here is helping me to not only be a better learner and person, but a better disciple of Christ. I love BYU-Idaho!! :)

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here really care about their students and if you are willing to work hard, they will do their part to help you succeed. Each teacher also have a passion for what they are teaching about and being in the classes here, you get a wonderful excitement about what they are teaching as well, helping you to want to learn more.

  • 10/11/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 319

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    Tips for prospective students

    If you have any questions, people are always willing to answer them. Don't be afraid to ask!

  • 10/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 319

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    Bang for the buck

    They have some different scholarships that you can apply for and if you are a full tithe payer then your tuition is lower then if you weren't a member.

    Am enjoying being here

    People around here are very nice and polite. It lets you focus on important things and you aren't worrying about tons of other things. There are tons of activities to do here as well and with so many students you can always find someone to hang out with.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are all really helpful and are willing to take time for your individual problems. They do what they can to make sure you are learning.

  • 11/17/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    A newspaper rated this school number nine in the U.S. That definitely says something.

    Will enjoy being here

    The Campus is Gorgeous my new friend say. They also said that the people are kind and open to new people and that there are tons of student activities.

    Will learn a lot

    I have met people that go here and they love it. They said they put a lot of Homework into it but definitely learn more than any other school they have gone to.

  • 12/25/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    I feel like you have a better chance of succeeding when you are surrounded with others that have your same ambition to do everything and more.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    LDS who want a great environment where they can prepare for careers and/or graduate school.

    Bang for the buck

    Good luck finding a better school for this price!

    Am enjoying being here

    Just choose and make fun friends and you'll be set.

    Am learning a lot

    Great professors who care about the students and how well they succeed.

  • 12/26/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 319

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    LDS members who desire to grow both academically and spiritually.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to get an education. Education is the key to your future. Don't worry about drama and life. That happens, but take care of you and your education and everything else will fall into place.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho has reduced rates for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The price per credit is amazing.

    Will enjoy being here

    BYU-Idaho has a great group of students with high morals and dedication to education.

    Will learn a lot

    I am excited about the course I am enrolled in and the atmosphere at BYU-Idaho

  • 12/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    Motivated, hardworking students that enjoy working and uplifting others.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a jacket and heated blanket. There is a new curriculum that is set into place now so make sure you know what you want to accomplish and if the way they have laid out gets you there.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is cheap compared to other colleges and i feel its a good start before graduate school you learn the same things you would anywhere else.

    Am enjoying being here

    Its really cold and there are some policies that i don't like but its a private church school i can only complain so much before i feel ungrateful.

    Am learning a lot

    The school does a very good job with helping students teach one another from experiences and their knowledge. You don't really know a subject unless your teaching someone else.

  • 12/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 60 of 319

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    Great for these types of students

    energetic and friendly people do really well here, also inventive friends are a must have because even though it might be boring if your with fun and outgoing people you can always find something to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a car, don't live in the dorms, you get the same experience in housing as on campus. Have a killer GPA, you can get free tuition!

    Bang for the buck

    Amazing education for the amount of money paid. Thank you tithing payers!

    Am enjoying being here

    Very little to do, if your married then not so bad but really boring as a single young adult. You must have a car so get out every once in while!

  • 01/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 319

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    Tips for prospective students

    There are some rules that others may find pretty extreme at this school, my advice is to embrace them. They are not that strict and they help guide for a better life, even if it is just when you are on campus. Do not ever slack of on your homework. Although there is plenty to do there, there is a lot of work to be done.

    Am enjoying being here

    Everyone I have met here has been so helpful and a good influence to me. I love going to school here because there is so much to do, plenty of opportunities to find work and several different clubs to join that support certain majors.

    Am learning a lot

    Brigham Young University- Idaho provides an environment where it is easy for students to focus on school work and have a good time at the same time. The teachers are always prepared with several different ways to help every student learn and they help push students past their comfort zones to be ready to step into the real world.

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 62 of 319

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    Campus Safety

    I have early morning classes and some night classes and I do not feel any threat walking by myself when it is dark out.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition for BYU-I is very inexpensive. However, just because the school is cheap doesn't mean that the education you receive is cheap. The teachers are excellent and the education you receive is a lot more than academics.

    What to do for fun

    There is tons and tons of stuff to do, you just have to get involved.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very clean and there is a lot of storage. There are dorm socials that are pretty fun and allow you to meet others in your apartment complex. .

    Academic Rigor

    This is college, you have to study and do your work or you will not do too well. If you manage your time wisely you won't have a difficult time, for the most part.

  • 01/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Dorms are right next to school and the neighborhoods are clean and safe. School is located in a rural area so it is pretty safe.

    Greek Life

    I do not much about Greek life or what it relates too.

    Clubs and Activities

    I love dancing and sports and I know BYU-I has many ways to participate in both.

    Great for these types of students

    If you are disciplined and dedicated to your studies, then BYU-I is the place for you. It is not a place to waste your time or money.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Dress code is very strict but I do not mind because they go accordingly with my values. Modesty & Honesty is strongly advised throughout all activities related with your College life.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and housing are fairly unexpensive for the value you get out of the school. I love the quite and peace around BYU-I

    What to do for fun

    BYU-I provides multiple types of activities, such as dances, outdoor activities as well as sports. A lot of fun activities all-year round.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of excellent places to eat and they are all very close to the University.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm facilities are very safe and my roomates all share the same believes as I do.

    Academic Rigor

    I love to be challenged in my classes and I believe BYU-I is the place to put yourself ahead of the game in the current business world.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are looking for a quality school with lots of activities including service opportunities and spiritual growth, BYU-I is the place to go to.

    In three sentences

    BYU-IDAHO is spectacular. It has all the curriculum that I am looking for. The spiritual environment is great for my spiritual growth. One of the best religious schools.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 64 of 319

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    Campus Safety

    you can leave your keys in your car or leave your laptop unattended in the busiest place on campus and both will be there when you get back. safety is a big part of this campus.

    Greek Life

    there are no fraternities or sororities on this campus. we want everyone to be included and feel equal.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is something for every type of person here, from agriculture to floral designing. outdoor activities to singing and dancing. everyone can b included somehow.

    Great for these types of students

    students of any religion but especially members of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints who want to combine spirituality with their education.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is very inexpensive and quality of education is exemplary so you really get a lot for your money. housing is also very inexpensive and you can get really nice apartments for less than $400 a month.

    What to do for fun

    you wont find a campus with more things to do than this one. there is literally something going on every night and every weekend. there are dances and dance workshops, fitness classes, service activities, outdoor activities for every season, concerts and performances, and much more. there are also many outdoor activities in the surrounding area, like hiking and rock climbing.

    Food and Dining

    there are a lot of good places to eat really close to campus like gator jack's and subway and the food on campus is better than your average cafeteria food. the dining area is spacious enough for the students and they have quite a few choices for what to eat. prices are also reasonable. i wish they would open a little earlier in the day, though. there are enough students seeking employment to be able to do so.

    Dorm Life

    there are always those roommates that you don't get along with; you find them at every school. the student living program at byu idaho makes it a lot easier to live with those kind of people, though, and it makes living in the apartments and dorms so much more rewarding than just being with another roommate. you get so close to the people you live with and you make real friends.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are difficult but the teachers really want to help you and so do your classmates. you learn so much and every academic experience is rewarding and enriching.

    Tips for prospective students

    you only get an opportunity like this once, so take advantage of it! get involved, meet people, and take advantage of all the awesome programs byu-i offers. go in open minded and this school will fill you up.

    In three sentences

    i'm so grateful i decided to come to this school because it offers everything i want and everything i need. the atmosphere is so welcoming and comforting, the classes are small, and the teachers really care about every student and want to help us learn. i've made so many friends and memories that will stay with me the rest of my life that i couldn't have made anywhere else.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus has a small town feel and everyone is committed to living the honor code.

    Greek Life

    no fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    accounting society agronomy society american advertising federation (aaf) american choral directors association american guild of organists (byu-i chapter) american marketing association american society of mechanical engineers (asme) architecture and construction management society association for computing machinery (acm) automotive service association (asa) broadcasting society business professionals of america chemistry society chi delta (spanish honor society) child and family advocacy society collegiate entrepreneur organization society (ceo) criminology society dance society economics society education society energy society english academic society family & consumer science society geology society german society healthcare administration society health science society history honor society humanities society human resource society ieee student branch industrial hygiene society international studies society investment banking society jazz society linux and unix society math society metus topiaria music educators music teachers national association (byu-i chapter) neuroscience academic society newel k. whitney society pas (postsecondary agricultural student organization) philosophical society photographics society physics society pi sigma alpha (political science) the politik (formally jefferson public policy society) pre-dentistry society pre-law society pre-medical society pre-optometry society pre-pharmacy society pre-pt/ot society pre-vet society professional biology society (phi delta) psychology society public relations student society of america (prssa) range management society recreation management society rix stix indoor drumline society of animal science society of automotive engineers (sae) social work society sociology society student composers society supply chain management society tesol society theatre council therapeutic recreation society vet tech society wildlife society women in stem society other non-academic clubs fall into thee categories: social outdoor service talent wellness sports life skills

    Great for these types of students

    highly religious students that are desirous of an education with moral standards.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the rexburg temple overlooks the town reminding us as disciples of christ to always be worthy of his blessings.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is $1700 per semester. it is the best value college out there.

    What to do for fun

    rexburg's location makes it perfect for winter sports. there is a class that students can sign up for so that they can hit the teton slopes located less than an hour away for a discounted price of $250 a semester. the talent club puts on student productions throughout the semester. there are dance classes for ballroom, swing, salsa, and country every week. dj's join with the local businesses every weekend to throw at least one dance party. there are intramural sports in all categories and skill levels.

    Food and Dining

    campus dining, called the crossroads is located in the center of campus. the food is delicious and has a wide variety of choices. the crossroads is open monday through saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. the prices are more expensive than cooking in your apartment and average $7/meal.

    Dorm Life

    there are few dorms on campus. most students chose to live off campus. you will be assigned to a ward determined by your marital status and where you choose to live. you must select from the list of approved housing byu-idaho deems worthy for its students. the sense of community is strong here. you are assigned two students who will come by at least once a month to be of assistance. these are just one of many mentors that will be assigned to you during your stay at byu-idaho. being a student here also grants you access to the many indoor gyms on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the general education classes are called foundations classes at byu-idaho. they are easy classes that ensure that all students have a basic understanding of the college's offerings. once your foundations classes have been completed and you have chosen a major now it is time to begin specializing. these classes rank high on national standardization tests and will be challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    byu-idaho offers free tutoring for all classes. prospective students should take advantage of free tutoring. the town of rexburg has snowy winters making it easy to stay cooped up in your apartment if you are not a snowboarder. future students should participate in the many clubs, organizations and activities the campus has to offer as to enjoy their college experience. byu-idaho has been called the disciple training center by many church authorities. embrace your religion and allow yourself to grow closer to god in preparation for lifelong service as a disciple of the lord jesus christ.

    In three sentences

    byu-idaho is a religious institution where everything we do is connected to god. the class sizes are small in comparison to other colleges so the transition from high school to college is smooth. although the college is located in the rural town of rexburg, id many members of the lds faith come from all over the world to learn and grow.

  • 01/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i've never felt safer.

    Clubs and Activities

    many to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i haven't the foggiest.

    Bang for the buck

    highest quality of education you can get and it is even cheaper than state universities!

    What to do for fun

    i haven't ventured out since 2001 in that department.

    Food and Dining

    still lacking in town, for where to eat.

    Dorm Life

    i haven't lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    this place will keep you honest and on your toes=get stretching of your academic muscles.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you're still in high school, work on your extracurricular activities and study for both the sat and act examinations. take some math courses either at byu-i or another school (just make sure that they transfer), before serving a mission=trust me on this!

    In three sentences

    a perfect university if you are of the lds faith and even if you are not. awesome international degrees and internship opportunities at this university. perfect learning environment.

  • 01/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are almost too many to choose from. many times students are torn between two excellent choices.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    every tuesday is something called devotional. this is the most important thing to attend! the speakers are amazing. this should be a very high priority.

    Bang for the buck

    there is something called the starving student cards. they cost between $20-$30. if you plan on eating out a lot and doing lots of activities you will easily get your money's worth. the one thing i have not seen on those cards are discounts for shopping at walmart :(

    Food and Dining

    if you eat on campus it will cost about $6 per meal, so a little expensive on a tight budget. the quality of the food, though, is excellent!

    Dorm Life

    the guys dorms are tiny, but it's what you make of it that matters. the head residents are very cool people. the wifi is totally random with hot spots, but at least the heaters work very well.

    Academic Rigor

    i found the foundations courses at the 101 level to be fairly easy. however, the learning model here is very strong. you are expected to read the material for the subject before attending class. if you don't, it is easy to fall behind. i find this method is far more effective for learning and remembering everything in each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is an excellent place to be. do not think this is second rate because you did not get in to byu-provo or hawaii. you can feel the spirit just as strongly here as anywhere else. this place is amazing. for those who are not lds it is still a great school. i have learned truths i will use every day from very open minded professors. much of what you will learn here would not be taught at other universities.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    byui has a code of honor that all students must abide by. this includes a cerfew of 12am everyday and 1 am on fridays. also boys and girls cant visit each other's apartments until 12 pm. men and women cannot participate in drinking or drugs and must be chaste and sexually pure. rexburg is a safe town in itself but the honor code keeps the students respectful of one another and keeps them out of situations that could hurt them.

    Greek Life

    there are many cultural organizations so that people from all over the world and share their culture with everyone and find others of their own so they can keep there home with them away from home.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are many rec sports to get involved in and various dance styles to learn. there are various cultural organizations where one can expand his sphere into other cultures and language through immersion.

    Great for these types of students

    students that want a clean, fun, and encouraging atmosphere to stay focused while still having fun and gaining strong important friendships. students looking to find a way to better themselves through an education aimed to help them grow in every aspect not just the academic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    sand dunes are notorious for bonfires and group activities. the campus tries to break the record for largest dodgeball tornament every semester. i night is a start of the semester bang of fun.

    Bang for the buck

    there are a lot of cheap theaters in rexburg and different frozen yogurt joints to go to. mostly everything is really close by so you don't spend hardly any money on gas. i mean, its a small town, things aren't very expensive.

    What to do for fun

    there are endless events, activities, and meetings every week. these range from outdoor adventures, different dances, sports, theater, and music. a few examples: latin dancing every friday, open mic night every thursday, hiking trips on the weekends, and the rec sports weekly. there are also sand dunes nearby at which you can go during the day or do bonfires by night.

    Food and Dining

    food at the crossroads is pretty good! they have pizza, subs, burgers, quesadillas, burritos, homestyle, bbq, and asian food everyday including breakfast in the morning. i personally enjoyed the food very much. also there is a smoothie joint that sells smoothies, frozen yogurt, and begals.

    Dorm Life

    like any college, the dorm life is exciting with a lot of freshmen excited for the new experience of college. you can expect nice rooms and everything you need or could find in a dorm. the students in the dorms are normally freshmen who are young and full of life and ready to meet new people and have fun. i personally have known many dorms to have a special bond between each other i haven't seen in other places around campus.

    Academic Rigor

    the students here a highly dedicated to their success. but like at any college you get out what you put in. there are many programs that provide a challenging experience for the students. it can be very difficult and stressful at times but help is offered through tutors and the disposition of professors who truly care about their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    be willing to live by the honor code and to understand it. brigham young university has a high reputation for the students it harbors. the students are renown for their clean living and the way they treat others. be ready to truly apply what you learn in everyday life and to change into a better person through education beyond the academic. be ready to actively be involved with many people and have fun. the system provides the students with many social activities and events as well as families which meet weekly to have an activity and a spiritual thought.

    In three sentences

    byu-i provides a true educational experience for all students. along with the academic, it provides a positive atmosphere that strengthens the spiritual, mental, and physical well-being of all students. the honor code keeps the campus clean and protects the students from making decisions that would otherwise affect their lives in a negative manner.

  • 02/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus security takes care of you. if you're locked out of your dorm, they'll come let you in. they patrol campus regularly, but they're not scary. plus, there are these panic buttons all around campus. so, if you ever need them and they're not around, you can call for help.

    Greek Life

    we don't have a greek life here. people are more united by their apartment complexes.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are almost 300 student-talent activities on campus! you want to develop your theater skills? there's a group for that! want to learn how to dance? which style would you like?! we have ballroom, latin, swing, hip hop, and so much more! we have music workshops, comedy workshops, art workshops - you get my point? you want to learn it? there's a group for that!

    Great for these types of students

    don't expect to sleep through your college career - you give what you get. if you worked hard enough to be accepted into college, then you'll have no trouble working hard enough to graduate. byu-i is specially adapted to help any and all students, and their acceptability rate is really high!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    i've just barely started here, but there seems to be this unspoken snowman contest every time we get a good snow. my last one was about eight feet tall, but i've seem even bigger ones on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    if you're a thrifty shopper, you're welcome in rexburg. we understand that college students don't have a lot, so prices up here are way lower. (unless you're buying avocados, or something). the lost and found have sales each semester.

    What to do for fun

    it's amazing how small-town rexburg comes alive every weekend! there are always tons of things to do on campus: shows, concert, dance workshops, movies, and so much more! a lot of it is free, too! if you want to head into town, the best street is college avenue. there's a sammy's (excellent pie-shakes) that has weekly concerts. right next to it is the craze. it's basically everything a college student could want in the way of fun: movies, lazer tag, pool tables, and more!

    Food and Dining

    the crossroads is our version of a cafeteria, but it's nothing like the one you left in high school. the food is actually edible, and extremely delicious! in addition to the crossroads, there are a couple cafes in a few other buildings. say you're studying in the library all day - grab a sandwich from cafe mckay!

    Dorm Life

    i love living the the dorms! it's so close to my classes, and everyone here is really respectful. if your neighbors are being loud, they don't get mad at you for asking them to take it down a notch. there's a curfew, but that's because the administration wants us all to get a good night's rest. plus, everything in town closes at curfew, so there's really no point in staying out.

    Academic Rigor

    basically, what you give is what you get. college is not going to be a cake-walk, but the students and teachers here understand that there's a level of give-and-take. we work together to make it enjoyable.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you want to succeed, get to know your teachers. spend some time just chatting with them in their office. participate in class - ask questions!

    In three sentences

    byu-i has the best atmosphere. students can come to class knowing they're going to learn something amazing. instructors take time to get to know you. there are almost 300 student-run activities on campus, so you'll never be bored! there's also free tutoring in the library!

  • 02/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    campus does not offer many married student activities, but plenty of fun single activities.

    Great for these types of students

    lds students

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    - stadium singing - meet every sunday underneath the stadium to sing hymns in your choice of languages - many cheap dance classes (ballroom, latin, swing, country) on various weeknights

    Bang for the buck

    the education here is way worth the $1700 a semester.

    What to do for fun

    - campus activities - trip to the dunes - trip to the civil defense or ice caves - laser tag at the craze - bear world - yellowstone national park

    Food and Dining

    food on campus is incredibly expensive, and a lot of it is pretty mediocre, but some is good.

    Dorm Life

    in the dorms, students are close to classes, have good neighbors and a good atmosphere. i really enjoyed my freshman year in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    depending on the department a student is in, the rigor of schooling at byu-i varies. however, the rigor of stem majors is quite high.

    Tips for prospective students

    - get your own laptop computer - be early to class so you can find a parking space - take advantage of the activities on campus

    In three sentences

    brigham young university-idaho is a wonderful, welcoming place where students can be academically challenged and not pay the money for an ivy league school.

  • 02/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    we have campus security as well as the rexburg police. we are quite safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have so many activites and clubs! i am part of only 2 but i'm only a freshman so that will most likely change in the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the only unusual tradition i can think of is that you are required to take religion courses if you attend byu-i or any other lds school. other than that there's really nothing unusual about this school. well i take that back in most of my classes (not all) we will say a prayer before class starts so that we can focus and get help in understanding what our professor will teach us. believe me it helps :)

    Bang for the buck

    byu-i 's tuition is so much lower than other school. yes if you are lds the tuition is lower than if your not lds. but still the price for non-lds people is still really low compared with other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    we have sports everyday that you can just walk into and play. we have dances, outdoor activites, parties, and a whole bunch else but i can't remember them all :)

    Food and Dining

    the main area were students' eat is in the mc at the crossroads. it is a huge area with all kinds of different choices of food. the price is a little higher, but you get an amount that will keep you filled for a while.

    Dorm Life

    in our dorms we can basically do what we wish (as long as it follows the honor code) i have had so much fun with my room mates and their friends. i've laughed and had so much more fun here than i ever did in high school so it is a welcome change.

    Tips for prospective students

    byu-i is an lds (or mormon) school. here we have high standards such as no drinking, smoking, dishonesty, etc. here we live by our honor code and here you can truly feel the spirit and love of our savior jesus christ. i love having that feeling around me everyday and i know that it has helped me in my classes as well as my tests. :)

    In three sentences

    brigham young university- idaho is my first college. i feel so at ease here and the people are so nice and helpful. the teachers are wonderful and they try and help you if you are struggling.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    for the quality of the education, and the price, it is amazing the deal you get. i used to attend a community college, and now i receive a way better education for about the same price as the community college i was attending.the school has a motto about doing more for less.

    What to do for fun

    there are lots of activities put on by the school, (dances, recreational sports, marathons, etc) as well as many things to do. there are many hiking places, sand dunes, parks, caves to explore; lots of things to do outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    the food at the crossroads is delicious, but way over-priced. the food at all of the restaurants around the town, however are fantastic and they realize that students are not made of money. rexburg, id is definitely not lacking in the dining area.

    Dorm Life

    i wouldn't recommend living in the dorms, but in off-campus housing. the apartments offer more space, and better environments than that of the dorms, and are about the same price.

    Academic Rigor

    the coursework is tough, but manageable as long as you ask questions or seek tutoring help. studying is a must. without constant focus on studying, you will not be able to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    honesty is the best policy. i would suggest not trying to cheat, and to be on your honor. this school is honor-based and they do not treat cheating or plagiarism lightly.

    In three sentences

    this school is a wonderful place to go to school to become a leader. they are professional-oriented and the students and teachers alike all have a passion for education. this is not a school for the lackadaisical, but for those who are looking to make something of themselves.

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    byu is amazing and well worth your time. i highly recommend attending. if you are a good kid looking for a good time and a good education, this is the school for you! go cougars!

  • 02/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i can pretty much sum up campus safety with the phrase. it's byu-idaho. but for those who aren't aware of rexburg and the environment it contains, i will just say that there is very little worry about safety. the thing you should be most worried about is getting hit by a car when crossing the street. students and faculty at byu-i genuinly care about the welfare of others, so there is little need to worry about one's safety, but one should always be careful no matter where they are.

    Clubs and Activities

    all of the inter-mural sports plus countless other clubs and activities at byu-idaho really ensure that everyone is included and that there is something for everyone to enjoy and to be a part of.

    Great for these types of students

    byu-i is great for students who are looking to gain an education so that the may be successful, who are living the standards of the church, who believe in christ, and who are yearning to learn more about the savior and his gospel as well as the studies of the world.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    brigham young university idaho is unlike any other school. it is wonderful to be in a place where you can feel the spirit so strong everywhere you go and where you are surrounded by people who are striving to be like christ. every subject we are taught is related to the gospel, which enlightens us about life and our purpose here. every class is opened by a prayer which truly welcomes the spirit to be our true teacher.

    Bang for the buck

    byu-idaho is one of the best places to go even for someone who cannot afford much. tuition is very low, especially for members of the church and you get above and beyond from your education than what you spend on it.

    What to do for fun

    the school always has great activities going on like fitness classes, dances, talent shows, inter-mural sports, bowling, skating, dance classes, and outdoor adventures. there is something for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    rexburg is a small town, but there are still plenty of options for dining out. the crossroads located in the manwaring center on campus has delicious food, but it is expensive. there are also plenty of great places to eat off campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    i loved living in the dorms especially for my first semester. it is a great way to get to know the campus and the school's environment while making many great friends in the process. there are many off campus housing options as well that are just as great.

    Academic Rigor

    it definitely depends on the course of study you go into, but just like any other university, byu-i is a challenge. it challenges you mentally, physically, and spiritually, to ensure your growth while at the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    do the best in high school as you possibly can, but don't be disappointed in yourself if you think you have failed. the most important part of life is being aware of your divinity and following the savior. if you are living the standards of the church and striving to become like christ, you will absolutely love it at byu-idaho.

    In three sentences

    brigham young university-idaho is an amazing school! the environment is peaceful, the spirit is powerful, and student and teacher relationships are strong.

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Probably as safe as you can get! If a student jay-walks, there are fines to be paid! While there are fines students can opt out and do service instead!

    Greek Life

    Can't say I know what Greek Life means..

    Clubs and Activities

    Student Support is a large group on campus responsible for pretty much everything you can think of! Anyone can apply and join!

    Great for these types of students

    People who are seeking to learn and improve who they are should attend BYU-Idaho. You will leave a different person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stadium singing! Each sunday night students are welcome to go to the Stadium on campus and sing hymns together! Stadium singing is awesome and great way to meet people!

    Bang for the buck

    I am a student employee and it is a great place to work and be! Much can be accomplished in helping other students and learning to help yourself. This is a friendly place I intend to be at and envolved with even after I graduate. Student's here on campus who are also employed here are really taken care of. Those who are members of the LDS church actually have a smaller tuition to pay than those who are not (this is because of tithing that the LDS students pay already)!

    What to do for fun

    Rock climb! Volunteer on campus! Great mountain biking surrounding the area. Just living in Rexburg is fun!

    Food and Dining

    Great places all around! Sammy's is an awesome hangout known for it's pie shakes. Pizza Pie Cafe is all you can eat pizza! Shakeout is right next to campus!

    Dorm Life

    This is a place to learn about yourself and others. You will grow and become a new person in all ways possible. Living here is a great place to live in a young persons developing life.

    Academic Rigor

    This university is the perfect school to attend with an excellent balance of reality and academic difficulty!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply apply apply! This is the place to be!

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a school that empowers students to accomplish what they want. The atmosphere here facilitates learning and does not force it upon the students but encourages and inspires them. BYU-Idaho is a school training tomorrows leaders today.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for almost every ethnicity. There is also a outdoors club which is a lot of fun.

    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students who want a learning environment that promotes strong moral structure and self improvement.

    Bang for the buck

    The experience that students get here is well worth the money spent.

    What to do for fun

    In the Winter there is skiing and snowboarding. In the Fall and Spring it is warmer and there are opportunities to hike and canoe, and do other things out doors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a coat, it's cold. Get to know the teachers, they will help you in whatever they can.

    In three sentences

    BYUI has wonderful instructors who care about the success of the students. There is a very friendly environment here. The classes here are useful after the class is over.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The security is present, but students generally follow the rules on their own. When you attend BYU-Idaho you sign a contract saying that you will obey the rules and are committed to that, so the consequences are pretty severe if you break them which I think is some incentive to keep things safe and appropriate.

    Clubs and Activities

    I mentioned this above, but there are lots of sports, clubs, concerts, events that one can go to or be a part of. Most of these are free. The activities are a lot of fun and will only be as fun as you make it. Even if it is super ridiculous.

    Great for these types of students

    For those who are huge into sports there are two kinds of leagues, you have the recreational league and the competitive league. Both you have to tryout for. However, with recreational you have more of a chance making the team and different skill levels. Competitive you have 8 teams. A varsity and a JV team for each of the 8. There are plenty of coaching opportunities as well if you would like to coach a team. There is a school newspaper that anyone can get involved in, and if you are a communications major, it can count for credit towards your degree. There is a music program and choir which performs at different events.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Some of the key locations on campus are the Manwaring Center, they have the crossroads which is the food court, and Friday nights there they have classic movie night which is typically fun. The iCenter is where you can play basketball or tennis or volleyball along with an indoor track. The Hart building has the pool and more courts and a weight room. Along with all that is the main gym where dances, events and championship basketball games for competitive sports are played.

    What to do for fun

    There are a few things to do for fun here. The sand dunes are not far from here, however, you do need a car to get there. Most of the stuff is close, and there is always something on campus. There are lots of competitive sports events that you can attend, and they are free. There are school teams and leagues for different sports depending on the season. There are lots of clubs and cultural events that you can attend on campus and music kinds of events. There is always something going on at campus it seems.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good, whether it be on campus or off campus. It is a little overpriced, but that is college for you. There aren't too many sit down restaurants here in Rexburg, there is an Applebees outside of town, and quite a few fast food joints in the area. There is a really good frozen yogurt place and a little diner that is popular up here amongst the students called Rexburg's Sammys.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms on campus, I found an apartment really close to campus that is nice. The apartments off campus are nice, the people you live with vary, however, the complexes do their best to have events to allow you to meet others in the complex. The dorms from what I have heard can be fun, but there can be some downsides to it.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be tough, that is to be expected. However, the teachers do their best to not make the work load too heavy so that we don't burn out. They understand that you are usually taking more than one class. They do care about your grade, however, only as much as you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    I at first did not want to come here, but after being here for a half of a semester I am loving it. There are so many campus activities that you can get involved with and opportunities to gain experience with things that you might not get anywhere else.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful school where the teachers care about your success. There are many opportunities to get involved with the school and gain experience for future careers. The campus and student life environment is positive and uplifting and there are many who look to help in whatever way they can.

  • 12/11/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Did enjoy being here

    dont have Too much fun, i did and i got suspended then kicked out.

  • 02/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i always feel safe when i am on campus and around town. still lock your doors and be careful though, you never know who might be passing through town.

    Clubs and Activities

    there really is something for everyone and if you disagree you can go start your own club or workshop!

    Great for these types of students

    nice people who are willing to obey rules and like to have good clean and sometimes downright silly fun!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    stadium singing happens under the stadium every sunday. there are three different sessions where we sing hymns first in chinese, then in spanish, and then in english. i go to the spanish and the english.

    Bang for the buck

    you get a great education for a very economical price! it costs approximately $10,000 total for 2 semesters

    What to do for fun

    there are so many things to do for fun at byu-i. you can go to dances, plays, movie nights, theater workshops, writer's workshops, improv comedy shows, hike up r mountain, pick apples at the orchards, learn karate, sled down sand dunes, go to stadium singing and much much more. if you are not a boring person then you will not be bored.

    Food and Dining

    i really like the food at the mc but it does tend to be kind of expensive. there are quite a few restaurants nearby: subway, taco bell, mcdonalds, arctic circe, ramirez, taco bus, little ceasar's, jb's, sammy's, and more. personally, i did most of my own cooking.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't stay in the dorms, i stayed off campus and had a really great experience. i have heard people talk about dorms and some people really love them while others think the cinder block walls painted white feel like jail cells. i think that it's who your with not where you are that really matters.

    Academic Rigor

    as with any school, you will learn as much as you push yourself to learn, as you want to learn. this school really encourages you to be an active participant in gaining your own education as opposed to just learning things by osmosis.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you go to byu-i make sure that you get involved with some of the various activities on campus. go see plays, play sports, go to writer's workshops, there really is something for everyone. also, make sure that you have good clothes and shoes for cold weather. another suggestion that i would make is: don't take a class earlier than 9am unless you are a super morning person

    In three sentences

    byu-i is an amazing college with a great feel about it. everyone is friendly and the teachers are always willing to help you and personally answer your questions. it is a place where you can learn a lot and have a lot of fun at the same time.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the campus has never had reported theft. the campus never had reported violence. drugs and alcohol are at a bare minimum.

    Greek Life

    there is no greek life offered at this school. everyone is a part of the same school, and that is the life offered.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are innumerable activities and clubs offered on campus. there are dance, drama, sports, chess, and many other clubs and leagues that people can join and compete in.

    Great for these types of students

    religious students who want to realize great potential in the community

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the campus has an awe-inspiring i-center. this center will allow the whole student body (14,000) to gather and listen to prominent church leaders. it is here where weekly devotionals are given that instruct students to shoot beyond the mark of secularism, all the while maintaining an integrity level of more than satisfactory.

    What to do for fun

    rexurg, idaho is a small college town. it is difficult for many students to remain occupied. yet, there are many intercollegiate activities to become engaged in with peers. the school itself has numerous programs to keep students actively engaged in their environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay committed to all things. stay committed to oneself, the school, and to others.

    In three sentences

    learning model helped students develop augmented levels of interpersonal relationships. this school enlists more than academic commitment. this school tutors its students to become cognitively aware of the world, and offer up their professionalism to better the human condition.

  • 02/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    super low crime rate-- although j-walking is illegal and enforced. . .

    Greek Life

    there isn't any greek life here. . . sad day.

    Clubs and Activities

    tons of activities around campus every day! i go to yoga every weeknight for free- it's awesome!

    Great for these types of students

    anyone who likes to prepare for classes beforehand. all tests are given in the testing center, so you can take them at your own pace, whenever you feel like you're ready.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the people are really weirdly friendly. . . get used to it.

    Bang for the buck

    the school is subsidized by the church-- you will never get such an amazing education for such a low price.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something going on- both on campus or off.

    Food and Dining

    i buy my own groceries since i live in an apartment, but the food on campus is generally acknowledged as overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    i don't live in the dorms but i hear they're awful. apartments are easy to find, cheaper and have way better wards.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are challenging, especially as you enter your major studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    get used to relating everything back to the scriptures but never being tested on it. take your foundations courses seriously-- you do not want to retake them.

    In three sentences

    it's a good school with a comprehensive online base as well as knowledgeable professors with small class sizes. tutors are always available. it would be a good school even if it wasn't run by the church.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    there are lots of clubs and activities around campus. there are groups where you can do service, plan activities, do outdoor adventures, and many other things. there is an asl club, and a canadian club along with a lot of different clubs for different places. there are so many ways to get involved.

    What to do for fun

    there are activities almost every night. my friend and i for a while did swing dancing every wednesday. there is also fitness classes that you can do every night. there are dance parties, plays, and the craze (a place that has fun things to do including laser tag) is not too far from campus.

    Food and Dining

    the main place to eat has expensive prices, and sometimes not that great. however there is pizza and hamburgers everyday, and the fries and chicken fingers are pretty awesome. they also have veggie burgers or turkey burgers.

    Dorm Life

    really close to campus. it is a great place to live if your a freshman. for most of the dorms, there are gates that lock at curfew.

    Academic Rigor

    education is an important part of the school. the work load is sometimes hard especially if you are taking advanced classes. it is said that we should study two hours outside of class per every hour in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are not sure what you want to do, as far as a career goes, make sure you take the career exploration class. also, make sure you get involved on campus, it is definitely worth it in the long run.

    In three sentences

    it is a great learning environment, and you can learn a lot here. there are so many activities that you can get involved in on campus that help you become a better person. it is an amazing school that wants and helps you succeed if you let them.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    depending on the season there are tons of things to do for fun here at byu-i. all year round they have intermural sports to play either competitive or recreational. they have bowling, ice skating, dancing (country, swing, latin, ballroom), concerts, plays, free fitness classes (abs that rock, cycling, water aerobics, kick boxing etc). there are a wide variety of things to choose from every weekend. also byu idaho is near great landscape for hiking, quading, swimming, boating, fishing, shooting, cave exploring etc. there are lots of fun things to do here.

    Food and Dining

    for the most part i bought food in the nearby local grocery store and cooked it at my apartment. it was very affordable and good.

    Dorm Life

    never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    foundation classes (generals) are a nice transition from high school classes into your upper division classes. work hard and you will do great, its not impossible.

    Tips for prospective students

    your college experience will be whatever you make it. so get a good balance of classes and social experience.

    In three sentences

    it has about 10,000 to 15,000 thousand students on campus during a given semester. they offer a track system which allows students to be assigned a tack of fall/winter, winter/spring, or spring/fall. it is a private religious school.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus is super safe and even though it's so safe they have these blue emergency posts all around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are so many intramural sports that you can join. you can try something for the first time and join a beginners team or if you've played before you can play competitively or pick your skill level.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    they have a beautiful part of campus called the gardens which is just a huge area full of trees and paths and fountains where people can go to study or play night games or basically anything.

    What to do for fun

    there are always activities going on. there are different clubs you can join for example the outdoors group has an activity at least once every week. however just around rexburg there are awesome places to go. the teton mountains are less than an hour away so in the winter people go snowboarding and skiing while in the summer you can go hiking. there are also sand dunes about 15 miles away where you can go to have bonfires.

    Food and Dining

    the cafeteria at school is great. they have loads of different varieties of food. also walmart is close by if you plan to make your own food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are awesome! the girls dorms are definitely more like apartments than dorms. they have living space and kitchens.

    Academic Rigor

    the intensity of the academics really depends on the classes you're taking and the major you are in. it can either be very rigorous and intense or not too bad.

    Tips for prospective students

    get out and get involved. there are so many activities on campus and all you have to do is take a step out of the comfort zone and participate. also don't hesitate to ask questions to professors, they are always willing to help.

    In three sentences

    byu-idaho is simply an amazing school. the professors are helpful and they all have office hours where they will actually help you with homework. this school is full of activities and it is such a great place to be.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    the school puts on a number of events and workshops. the town has lazer tag, mini golf, movies, and bowling. the sand dunes are a decent drive away as well and snow activities are active in the winter. we also have intermurral sports.

    Food and Dining

    some good local places to eat and plenty of pizza options.

    Dorm Life

    girls' dorms are apartment style, which is very nice. boys' dorms don't have a kitchen.

    Tips for prospective students

    come prepared to learn about gospel topics in your classes as well as the secular topics. there's also a lot of group work or what we call teaching one another.

    In three sentences

    it's a friendly, safe environment to get an education and meet good people. the teachers are great and are willing to help you succeed. it's a smaller school, which means less competition within your major.

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    it is very secure and there are even emergency call buttons on campus and they are installing more.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are tons of them

    Great for these types of students

    students who like to be involved will love it here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there are gardens on campus and they are beautiful in the spring.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition isn't very expensive if you aren't a member of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints. it is way less than any other universities i've heard of.

    What to do for fun

    there are a ton of events on campus!

    Food and Dining

    there is a brand new dining area that was completed in 2010 that has great food that doesn't cost too much. it is very open and social and also includes a stage, piano etc..

    Dorm Life

    i never live in the dorms but i have heard it is a very positive experience where one can meet a lot of good friends and live close to most everything on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    this campus is meant to prepare you to become an educated professional and as a senior this year, i feel very well prepared to succeed in my career as an elementary school teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    it is so important to plan ahead and make sure to always be proactive in your assignments and graduation plan. you will miss a lot if you don't go looking for things yourself.

    In three sentences

    byu-idaho is a great place to attend college because it has a positive atmosphere and high standards. it is a moral environment and it a great place to learn and grow. i love the byu-idaho campus especially because it is all relatively new and they have updated technology that allows for the most efficient college experience.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    safest place on earth

    Greek Life

    what are you talking about

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a club for every major and for every sport

    Great for these types of students

    anyone that wants a good education and wants to find a husband or wife at the same time

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    dating

    Bang for the buck

    lowest cost university education you can get

    What to do for fun

    anything outdoors exercise play board games

    Food and Dining

    i make my onwn food

    Dorm Life

    i have never lived in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    the classes can be hard but the school has free tutoring for all subjects and the teachers really want you to do well and will help you

    Tips for prospective students

    take part in as may activities as you can be part of leadership do the homework and you will get an a

  • 03/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    i've never questioned my safety here

    Food and Dining

    i don't eat on campus, i usually make my own food

    Dorm Life

    i did not want to stay in the dorms, but i did for my first semester. they actually aren't too bad and on the plus side it has a kitchen! it can be kinda nosiy at night though

    Academic Rigor

    it just depends on the classes you take and what your course load looks like.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard! work then play. find your balance of school and play, this is very important.

    In three sentences

    byu-i is a great school! the environment is great and the teachers really want to help you reach to where you want to be. there is so much to do on campus, so get involved, you won't regret it!

  • 03/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are many fun activities on campus and near by such as bowling, dancing, inter-mural sports, sand dunes, and indoor and outdoor movies.

    Food and Dining

    i eat at home

    Dorm Life

    not in the dorms since all of my classes are online

    Academic Rigor

    online courses can be difficult if you are not organized with your time. these are not go at your own pace courses and many have specific due dates with no credit for late assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    a tip that i would have for prospective students is to work closely with your adviser to plan out your courses. they usually can tell you what to expect or know the right people to ask to find out.

    In three sentences

    after completing 30 credits on campus i was able to work towards finishing my degree with all online courses. i find the the online courses are just as challenging as those on-campus but allow me the extra time i need without shuttling between classes and buildings. also almost all of my course material is provided online which saves me money.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    my first semester only cost $3000 housing included in that price! it was great!

    What to do for fun

    if you like the outdoors this is school for you! anything from swimming to skiing to hiking you can pretty much do it at byu-i if your not an outdoorsy person there is many off campus dances going on there is always activities!

    Food and Dining

    there aren't too many places to eat in rexburg. the school itself has pretty good food it is just a little overpriced for a poor college student in my opinion.

    Dorm Life

    i would recommend off campus living if your finances allow it. i feel like off campus living tends to be more social then dorm living. off campus living is great though!

    Academic Rigor

    like i said i have had the best teachers of my life at this school. they've made me go from a 2.78 gpa student to a 3.87 gpa student. which is a major difference i love the academics at this school. they have something great which is called the learning model! it is the opportunity to learn from everyone.

    Tips for prospective students

    if your looking for a school with a great spirit this is the place for you. some of my happiest memories have been up at this school. most of it comes from the success i've had academically if you do your homework and study this will be a great place for you. work hard on getting scholarships and you won't really have to worry about money.

    In three sentences

    i love byu-idaho! all you ever hear about from people who don't like rules is how strict it is, but if you are worried about friends at college and you are going here there is no need to worry! not to mention i have had the best teachers of my life here my gpa went up a whole point i am now nearly a straight a student.

  • 03/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    fhe i guess... there are some parties but they are all based on lds standards. don't expect a massive party up here!

    Food and Dining

    food at school is horrible and expensive. consider nearby places, rexburg is pretty small and easy to get around.

    Dorm Life

    the curfew is strictly enforced there. get an apartment at a complex!

    Academic Rigor

    byu-idaho isn't that hard at all - in fact, the faculty actually cares about how you feel and whatever you are going through - they are usually willing to help you in whatever you need, which make things pretty easy

    Tips for prospective students

    you better have a testimony of the gospel already :)

    In three sentences

    byu-id is a pretty strict school, be prepared to follow the commandments 24/7!

  • 03/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they have emergency posts all around campus, so in the event that you do feel unsafe, which is rare, there are options to make you more comfortable.

    Greek Life

    there aren't any sororities of fraternities here, but there are other clubs and organizations to get involved in.

    Bang for the buck

    the price, especially for members of the lds church is great for the education and experience you get.

    What to do for fun

    you are close to a lot of great recreational activities. you have the grand targhee mountain range only an hour and a half away, along with a few closer mountains. lots of opportunity for hiking and camping and biking, rafting and fishing. plus, the school has a great activities program that puts together a lot of different things to do each semester.

    Food and Dining

    the food provided by the school is good, but can be a bit pricey depending on where you go. there are a lot of options in the community though.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are a good place to start, but there is a lot of off campus housing options that are still close to campus that are great alternatives.

    Academic Rigor

    as long as you do all the work that is suggested to you, you can typically do well. there are some professors that provide an exception to this though.

    Tips for prospective students

    get involved with the activities and different organizations on campus. don't be afraid to talk to your professors, they can give some great advice and help you in your classes, they care.

    In three sentences

    this school is amazing. the feeling of unity and the relationship that you build with your professors is unheard of. you can always find something that will make you feel welcome and involved.

  • 03/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The dunes, caves, and walmart. So, not much.

    Food and Dining

    You'll eat most of your meals at Crossroads. Chicken Tenders are the best. Make sure you put money on your i-Card. Sammy's is also delicious.

    Dorm Life

    It's best to live on campus your first semester. It's a smooth transition from living at home to living on your own. But I wouldn't stay there for more than two semesters.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers don't give lots of assignments and the tests are fairly reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a car or know someone with one. Rexburg is small and you can walk to most places, but during the winter, it's unbearable. Also, take advantage of the tutoring center. It's free.

    In three sentences

    Byu-I is a very welcoming school. It's easy to find your way around on and off campus. The classes are informative and manageable.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rexburg is the first and only place I've lived in where I would feel comfortable walking alone at night. In fact, I have on many accounts, and have obviously survived to tell the tale. The town is very safe and college-friendly.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a lot of clubs to join on campus, but no competitive sports. what sports we do have are intramural.

    Great for these types of students

    The environment at BYU-I is set up by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. However, it is NOT exclusive to just members of the church. This school would be great for anyone tolerant of the LDS church and it's standards of living.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every sunday at 9:00PM people will gather under the stadium and sing hymns for half an hour. It's pretty fun if you get a good group going! as for locations, There is a beautiful set of gardens nestled between the Ricks and Benson buildings. definitely check them out.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-I is definitely worth some serious consideration. You get a very good education for SIGNIFICANTLY less than other colleges. The teachers are very caring and understanding, and class sizes are small, allowing more communication between the teacher and students. The tuition price is fantastic, the living accommodations are reasonable, and the learning environment and resources provided are very good. What've you got to lose?

    What to do for fun

    BYU-Idaho provides a lot of fun activities for students to do on campus. If you don't want to participate in those, you have to get a little creative, because Rexburg is essentially in the middle of nowhere, with not a lot of urban appeal. If you can make friends with someone who has the equipment, skiing is tons of fun, as well as four-wheeling. There's a lazer-tag place next to Sammy's, a pretty hip place with the best pie shakes ever, which also hosts shows and events pretty frequently. FatCats is a place loaded with lots of fun as well. it includes bowling, and arcade, movie theater, etc. and if you get bored of that, make friends with someone who has a car, and make the 30-minute trip over to Idaho Falls, which has significantly more things to do.

    Food and Dining

    If you have a kitchen, and you feel comfortable with cooking, COOK. it's cheaper. however, it is nice to have some dining dollars on your I-card as a cushion for those days that you really just don't feel like cooking. The I-card works like a gift card with the dining dollars, in that you put money on there (and sometimes receive a little extra from the school if you follow a dining plan) and it's only used at the little diner, the convenience store, and the Crossroads. Food at the crossroads (and the other places on campus) is pretty good. there's one spot in particular that differs from day to day, which is nice if you enjoy diversity. and if you're in the mood for something else, there's always a restaurant not too far away.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is actually pretty great. You always hear horror stories of crazy roommates and whatnot, but that possibility exists everywhere. I was lucky to be blessed with some pretty fantastic girls for roommates. however, it's a good idea to make friends with your neighbors, in the case that it doesn't work out for you. The dorms are actually very nice, as compared to the one-room dorms at other colleges. they're set up like small apartments, with a living room, separate rooms, and sometimes a kitchen, depending on where you live. there are clean check every week, but as long as you stay neat, they're not hard to pass. the complexes are pretty cozy, and we all eventually become pretty close.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are as hard as you make them. If you study and really focus on your work and lectures, you'll do fine. If you slack off and procrastinate, it's going to be a rough experience. in college, the teacher doesn't have pass you. you get what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    At, BYU-I, there are so many activities offered for students to be able to get to know eachother in. It's easy to get sucked in. Just remember to priorities. You're paying for school to get an education, not a million friends. That's a perk. But if you get good at prioritizing and time management, you can have both!

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a wonderful little piece of heaven nestled in Rexburg. If you're looking for a good education, a friendly student body, and a spirit-filled environment, this is the place for you. Be prepared to re-live efy.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Well considering they have alarm buttons you can push if there is an emergency set up all around campus I would say it's super safe. But falling down on the icy hills in the winter is inevitable, and at times can be a little unsafe!

    Greek Life

    none haha

    Clubs and Activities

    Billions of activities!

    What to do for fun

    Join intramural sports, they're a blast. Rexburg isn't exactly the most exciting place on earth but if you look there is always something going on at campus, or at the dunes!

    Food and Dining

    BEST CAFETERIA EVER!

    Dorm Life

    Where a lot of people live the places aren't super nice, but the people make up for that! But if you're willing to pay a little more, your options for a nicer place expand greatly.

    Academic Rigor

    They really try and make it impossible for you to fail.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are fine with the honor code before you go!

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is such a great school to attend! Campus life is fun, everyone is friendly, and it's clean and just all around a happy place. Not only do you have fun but you get great teachers and you learn a lot!

  • 03/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The list doesn't run out. You can play just about any game that has a ball. There's country, ballroom, latin, and swing dancing every week. There is just a variety of different activities going on all the time. There's something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    They have a really nice cafeteria. There are also plenty of food establishments to go to off campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in the dorms. Choose an apartment located off campus instead.

    Academic Rigor

    They are very much concerned that you get the most of your time here at BYUI.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you need to deal with the school in any way, shape, or form do it in person not through email, instant chat or phone.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a really friendly school with honest students. Classes start with a prayer. Gospel learning is also built in with our secular learning giving many great insights.

  • 03/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have yet to hear of anything bad happening on campus. However, the crosswalks near campus can be a little bit of a hassle, especially in the winter. Many drivers are not used to driving in the snow and there are a few new drivers. The problem is also with some pedestrians that do not pay attention to what is going on around them becoming a hassle for drivers. Overall, its not bad.

    Greek Life

    It is pretty safe to say it is pretty much nonexistent. There might be some people off campus that decide to have parties using Greek letters but that's about it. Nothing really official.

    Clubs and Activities

    I cannot say one way or the other. I do not know much about the clubs on campus. The activities are usually pretty fun for the most part, however, I don't usually go because I'm either working, studying or just with my friends doing other things.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for the student wanting to learn in a smaller atmosphere and who is a little nervous about leaving home. Great for the single student that is looking to get married and just looking for great times with friends.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not sure about unusual but it is a religious college so there is devotional every Tuesday where we can hear inspiring discourses to help uplift us. We have the privilege to start each class with a prayer. There are standards of dress and conduct which help the students focus on the important things and studies.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very cheap per semester. Great teachers and facilities at a low price.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of sports you can play on campus or even off campus. In the winter there are winter sports to do. Cheap movie theaters near campus. Yellowstone National Park is a few hours away. Sand dunes and ice caves are not very far from campus either, but do require transportation to arrive. There are generally plenty of activities put on by the college for student life. Most of all, just hang out with friends is what I do.

    Food and Dining

    I do not eat on campus much, but I hear that most of the food is good. It can become pricey if you plan on eating there everyday, but they usually have some sort of plan to help out with that.

    Dorm Life

    I honestly can't say too much here because I never lived in the dorms. From what I hear they are small, but convenient if you do not know how to cook and you prefer dealing with only one roommate. However, if you get a roommate you dislike, it can become annoying.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the classes you take, but in general the coursework is not overly difficult. However, if you take a heavy load of credits, the work can become a burden. The professors are generally kind and wiling to help out the students with workload and there are tutors available to help you through that are paid by the college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for cold winters, typically subzero. Make sure you look up information about the major you are planning to study and see if there is a program or schedule you should follow in order to graduate in a timely manner.

    In three sentences

    A great college that allows for students to interact with each other and to interact with professors. It is not an overbearing college in regards to size which helps with the friendly atmosphere. However, due to the nature of a smaller college and town, there can be a slow night life without transportation.

  • 03/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Rexburg surprisingly has a wide variety of things to do. I am definately an outdoors person, so the hikes and bike paths are great for people like me.

    Food and Dining

    Cafeteria's in other schools are whimpy. BYU-I's cafeteria is HUGE! The food selection is wonderful, and is well priced.

    Dorm Life

    The on-campus dorms are very efficient. I think first years should think about on-campus living. As for you older more experienced students, some of the off-campus houses are fantastic (swimming pools, rec areas).

    Academic Rigor

    I really hope that the academics are pretty rigourous. When I asked current students, they said that the classes challenged them in ways that they never knew!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would just say to anyone looking here, that BYU-I's application is super easy. I've visited the campus, and it is beautiful!

    In three sentences

    I'm really excited to start attending BYU-I. So far, I've felt really great about the decision to go! Idaho, here I come!!

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Super safe. Just imagine a bunch of mormons

    Greek Life

    Not much

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a ton expecially for mormons

    Great for these types of students

    Oh yeah

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really if your not mormon maybe

    Bang for the buck

    Its all worth it

    What to do for fun

    Well there is a ton a gym, if you like hunting there is a lot of space, and well there are a ton of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    Great food

    Dorm Life

    It depends on who your with

    Academic Rigor

    Its great just like all colleges you need the right teachers

    Tips for prospective students

    Just keep it real you are going to enjoy it well

    In three sentences

    I think it will be a great school having heard many good things about it. It also will help me to keep my standards. It also is full of a good culture and good feel

  • 04/07/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    No drinking is allowed on campus.

    In three sentences

    This school has a wonderful atmosphere with many rules and guidelines that help keep such an atmosphere. The layout of the campus makes it easier to get from one location to another in just a few minutes. There are also many different activities available for everyone to participate in all the time.

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    BYU-I has tons of on-campus activities to participate in. These include sports like baseball and basketball to ultimate frisbee.

    Tips for prospective students

    Manage your time wisely and you can have fun and learn without letting one or the other side suffer.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho creates a great learning environment through strict standards and dress codes. While some of these rules may be frustrating to obey, they do help students stay focused on their education and eliminate much of the unacceptable behavior that happens at other colleges. This university's learning model also promotes student to student teaching, not placing the entire responsibility on the professors.

  • 04/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there is very little to worry about here.

    Bang for the buck

    The price here is excellent as far as credit, housing, and cost of living. Really saves your wallet.

    What to do for fun

    get involved on campus, there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Can't say I've eat much on campus, but there is a great variety to what they serve and awesome discounts for the food places around town through the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    this is for those who like to work and play, but only if you know how to balance both.

    In three sentences

    It's a friendly environment, conducive to learning. there is always something positive to participate in. the teachers are involved in your progress.

  • 04/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The school offers tons of parties and activities throughout the week from country dancing to bowling, they have it all.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants in Rexburg to fit your desire. The food that the school offers is quality, but a bit expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I can't speak for the dorm life. I live in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging. You will get an education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved as soon as you can. There are many activities that will make your college experience unforgettable.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University - Idaho is a great place for quality education. The environment is very warm and inviting. And the teachers take the time to really help you succeed.

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Super super cheap!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do on campus. You just have to look for it!

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. It's a little expensive but tastes good.

    Dorm Life

    Fantastic! If you get good roommates that is. I was lucky enough to get wonderful roommates and had a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the class, the work load can be intense, but it's doable. If you really put your heart and soul into it you can get a lot out of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you know what classes to sign up for. That will help you in the long run.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University- Idaho has a wonderful campus. The environment is somewhere I always want to be. The education is fantastic and I am lucky to get the opportunity to go there.

  • 04/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt that the campus and the Rexburg, Idaho community was concerned for the college students and their safety.

    Greek Life

    Never saw or heard of any Greek life on BYU-Idaho campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I personally wasn't involved with any clubs, but the one organization I was involved in I loved! If you're planning on studying anything in Communications, I highly recommend joining I-Comm. It helps you learn a lot about the field in a hands on, professional manner.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like following rules and good clean fun while working hard for a good education, this is the place for you. Warning: you'll ALWAYS be busy. I loved always having something to do, so if that's you, enjoy!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus isn't very big, but there are many hang-outs that people enjoy meeting at on a regular basis. The 3rd floor of the library is known for a place where people regularly get asked on dates. The Crossroads is a fun place to meet others and grab a bite to eat and the gyms are always open for basket ball, soccer, tennis, and volleyball games.

    Bang for the buck

    The education you'll receive at BYU-Idaho will be totally worth the cash you spend. The costly part of going to college there isn't the tuition or the books, it's the housing and your own personal food expenses that can be hard to figure out.

    What to do for fun

    There are always a LOT of campus activities going on that aren't costly. I especially enjoyed the improv-shows the students put on and the old time movies they had playing every other Friday. I even did a mud obstacle with some friends! All the activities and shows I attended on campus were worth while. Two thumbs up for sure!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus in the Crossroads and various cafes were always good and original. I liked it because it wasn't your typical fast food or big food chains and was always yummy.

    Dorm Life

    The girl dorms are not your typical dorms. They are like lame apartment complexes but a good experience nonetheless.

    Academic Rigor

    I picked BYU-Idaho specifically because it didn't push me too hard academically, but pushed me just enough. The college does have incentives for preforming well in your classes however. If you hold a certain GPA, you can earn scholarships from the school. The higher the GPA, the higher the scholarship amount.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come from the city and are looking for something completely different, Idaho is it. It's beautiful and there are a lot of local things that make your experience at BYU-Idaho even richer. Everyone at BYU-Idaho is friendly and outgoing, so be prepared for a lot of friendliness. There is a dress and grooming standard known as the Honor Code that all students are expected to keep while on and off campus, so be sure to look into that and see what will be expected of you. If you don't like these rules, I don't recommend the college because it's a very wholesome environment and definitely not your typical college scene.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University - Idaho's staff was amazing and created a comfortable learning environment for everyone. The LDS faith was incorporated in each class in a respectful and meaningful manner. The small college town vibe is fun and creates a homey atmosphere for all students from around the world.

  • 05/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The worst that happens on campus is someone asking for your phone number to go on a date later. Seriously the safest school I have ever seen.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of additional christian style rules due to the university's affiliation with a church. No substance abuse, no shorts on campus, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition cost is one of the lowest in the nation for some of the best schooling I could have ever imagined.

    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding in the Teton Mountains is a must. The dunes are not to far away, rock climing, gym, and indoor pool perfect to play battleship!

    Food and Dining

    Some of the best food I have ever had and options that range from Italian pasta to cheese steaks to meat and vegetables.

    Dorm Life

    On campus living gets a little crazy. For who likes to sleep at a decent time its not so good, but for who likes to stay up with friends there is not a better place on earth.

    Academic Rigor

    The general education, or foundations, classes are not that challenging for who did fairly well in high school with similar subjects. However, the upper level classes can be very difficult so watch out what you pick.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard and get ahead, spend time outside class to learn the material and ask all your questions when you get to class.

    In three sentences

    An amazing educational experience in a small town. Here everyone is kind one toward another, relieving half of the stress that college life creates. In these conditions learning and spiritual inspiration are thick in the air.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    good safety coverage

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities of large variety

    Bang for the buck

    affordable compared with most colleges if a member of the LDS faith

    What to do for fun

    concerts, time with friends, sports

    Tips for prospective students

    plan credits and classes to maximize your time.

    In three sentences

    Good school that helps student complete goals. The teachers and instructors are good and experienced in helping students in school work. The campus is well organized and arranged well.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Great fun place to be!

    Greek Life

    I'm going to apply to enter into a Greek program this year, but I don't know much about it yet.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have clubs for everything and if you can't find the club you want you can create it. I'm part of the Latin association and the Brazilian association.

    What to do for fun

    Snowboarding, horseback-riding, gymnastics, rock climbing, hot springs, sports, swimming, open mic nights, parkour, sand dunes etc. you name it we've got it :)

    Food and Dining

    You will be amazed at the variety of food that we have on campus. There are some things that can get pretty expensive, but you can find everything that you need at a very reasonable price on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers will make you work hard, will also assure that you have a good enjoyable experience and that you really learn the material. It is true that it's not difficult to keep your grades up, but that is only if you do what you are asked, which is definitely reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't read too much into the rumors about the honor code. This school is amazing. It's definitely the right place to help shape a wonderful future.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a great college. The class sizes are small so you have a more interactive learning environment and there are many different extra curricular activities. I would definitely recommend this school.

  • 05/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Definitely a safe campus. I am confident that it is one of the safest campuses anywhere. No rape, no substantial bullying, and very rarely are there any instances of theft or break-ins. I feel comfortable leaving my door unlocked on my apartment when I am away.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs of all sorts, from premedical groups, to CIT groups. All have their perks, like all expenses paid trips to conferences, great learning experiences, and networking and preparing for the future. I am a member of the premedical society, and last summer we had the opportunity to attend the first annual inter-mountain medical conference, where we were addressed by deans of a few medical schools, a retired cardiothoracic surgeon, and many medical school representatives were there to share what they have to offer prospective medical students.

    Great for these types of students

    Social, fun-loving, people who are serious about their academics, as well as for people who are interested in developing their personalities to become a more well-rounded person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a devotional every Tuesday when most of the students gather at the main auditorium to hear a leader speak to them and motivate them in the academic, social, spiritual, and physical aspects of their lives.

    Bang for the buck

    The school subsidizes the cost of tuition, which saves the students over $20 thousand per semester.

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do in Rexburg. I know people get there and think, what did I get myself into?! But, honestly, the creative part of it is what makes it fun. There is a park where people get together every day during the summer for fun in the sun. During the winter, the same park is used for snowmen, and sledding. There are a few lakes around Rexburg, and some local rivers for rafting and canoeing. There is a bowling alley on campus, local theaters, lazer tag, many social restaurants, and live bands. There are also campus activities, sand dunes for the desert enthusiast, mountains for the explorer, and so much more!

    Food and Dining

    The school provides the best foods, all of which are made from scratch. The restaurants, all located in one central cafeteria called The Crossroads, are created and funded by the school. My favorite dish is the chicken quesadilla.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great for new students to network, and to get familiar with the school in the company of other students their age, and with their same interests. There is always something going on in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the major, and class, but overall it is reasonable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to be cared for, and for students to be more open to help than any other university.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho has the best learning environment of any University, and a beautiful campus. There are great students, friends, professors, a Christian background that fuels the school, and a fantastic learning model. I would recommend Brigham Young University - Idaho to anybody who would like personal relationships with their professors, and a good education.

  • 05/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    I really loved playing on the intramural sports teams.

    What to do for fun

    It is out in Rexburg Idaho so there isn't a lot to do. But if you like to do things outdoors there is always something to d if you have an active group.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know campus and get involved in activities.

    In three sentences

    I have loved my professors at BYU- Idaho. I feel that they are willing to work with you. It is a great environment.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety guards that patrol the parking lots every night at regular intervals and there are emergency poles that have buttons for calling the safety guards for immediate attention. These are positioned on all major walkways throughout campus. If nothing else, there are always good people ready and willing to help in case of any emergency.

    Greek Life

    I don't know of any Greek Life on Campus, but I'm sure it exists.

    Clubs and Activities

    Virtually everything under the sun has a club or activity organized for its full enjoyment. There are clubs for those who want to commit to regular times, and there are activities for those who have a more scattered schedule but would still like to be involved as often as they can. There are service projects, activities, clubs and organizations, there are sports clubs and activities for every level of talent in almost every sport there is to play. There are choirs and bands that people can join at their leisure without making it a class. There is country dancing, swing dancing, and Latin dancing every week. There are ping-pong tournaments, triathlons, chess clubs, movie nights, concerts, commedians, and everything else that make life more exciting.

    Great for these types of students

    The students who want to work hard and play hard will do well in this school. I believe this is a school for everyone with high standards of personal conduct who know how to work and have fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every September there is a Temple-to-Temple relay where teams of 2-8 people run 37 miles total from the Rexburg Id. Temple to the Idaho Falls, Id. Temple. The cost is between $10 and $17 (depending on when you register) and includes snacks and a nice sports T-shirt. The sand dunes are a great place for camping, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, or just having fun. They are about 15 miles out of town, but worth going to again and again.

    Bang for the buck

    You will never find any other 4 year school, and likely not many 2 year schools, that will be as cheap as this one, with quality teachers who take a personal interest in the learning of their students. Housing is cheap, schooling is cheap, fun is cheap, and the quality is excellent.

    What to do for fun

    The best part about this school is that there is always something to do. Whether you want to play basketball, soccer, ultimate frisbee, racketball, football, softball, baseball, volleyball, go sledding, run, compete in a triathalon, swim, go camping, or play on sand dunes, there is always something you can do, and there is always someone with whom to do it. There are service clubs, sports, clubs, chess clubs, game nights, seminars, and just about everything else you could possibly want to do with plenty of people who will join you.

    Food and Dining

    There are a variety of places to choose from, all in the same general area. I usually do my own cooking, but the variety and locations are convenient for when you do eat at the school.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are relatively cheap, have great accomodations, and usually great people. I prefer to live in the apartments because I can do my own cooking there, but the dorms are nice as well.

    Academic Rigor

    The focus at this school is on learning, not on grades so much. This sounds easy at first, but when you, as the student are required to take the initiative and responsibility for learning the course material, it becomes much more difficult than earning a grade. Some teachers make the grade match the trouble of learning, others make it easy to earn a grade, and focus instead on helping you learn. This is more difficult, but much more rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan on living and looking your best everyday, there are high standards at this school, but they are worth living. Bring a big coat; it gets cold!

    In three sentences

    This is a great school for those who want to have fun, work hard, and have a clean environment. This school is cheap and will help you stay out of debt completely or at worst incur only minor debt. It is also a great school for those who want to have smaller class sizes and not be treated as a mere number.

  • 05/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The safety is great and you'll never feel unsafe walking around late at night.

    Greek Life

    Don't have any

    Clubs and Activities

    I never joined any.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for any kind of student from shy to out going because anyone can find a friend here.

    Bang for the buck

    The prices are the same everywhere it seems like things always cost more money. Most of the on campus activities are only $5 though which is a really good deal.

    What to do for fun

    Dating is the best thing to do for fun. You can do anything from seeing movies to having paint wars. There is always something to do and you'll never get bored.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus food isn't really that good. I think the hardest thing to do is try and find a way to feed yourself every meal because you either have to go grocery shopping or eat out which is tough for college students.

    Dorm Life

    The housing is great because you will meet tons of people that will become you best friends for life. I still talk to all of my roommates weekly because we are such good friends.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on the class but the biggest problem is time management because a lot of the schooling takes up a lot of time.

    Tips for prospective students

    The best tip to give would be to make sure you spend more time on your school work than other things because getting good grades pays off in the end.

    In three sentences

    I love this school. They have a great education system set up and a great campus life as well. I feel like going here was the best decision of my life.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Hiking, camping, ropes course, inter-murals, dances, etc..

    Food and Dining

    The on-campus food is kind-of expensive, but it does taste good.

    Dorm Life

    Felt like high school all over. Kind of lame, but helpful for your first semester.

    Academic Rigor

    While some of the classes are difficult there is a free tutoring center and the teachers try to be helpful (for the most part).

    Tips for prospective students

    Treat your education like a full time job. Focus on classes and homework for 8am-5pm Monday through Friday and you'll often find yourself with your weekends and evenings free.

    In three sentences

    Has a safe and happy environment. The classes are great. The teachers are very helpful.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've never felt safer, not just on campus, but in the whole town.

    Greek Life

    Sadly there is no greek life. :/

    Clubs and Activities

    The school offers a WIDE variety of clubs and has multiple activities going on every night all over campus and town. Just about anything you're interested in, I'm sure you can find people getting together to enjoy it and there are lots of opportunities to try new things.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I'm not aware of any.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is VERY reasonable and you get one of the greatest experiences of your life. Plus the school is always looking for ways to make things affordable for students and to help them out.

    What to do for fun

    The town is small, but the school is eager to keep you active and the students usually like to stay connected and plan fun things as well. If you keep your eyes and ears open you can fill your spare time with lots of fun and creative things to do.

    Food and Dining

    They offer a good variety in on campus dining, and there are lots of fun little places to try around town, like the Taco buses and Big Judd's.

    Dorm Life

    I never experienced dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the classes aren't too hard, but the pace is fast and the work load usually isn't light. The teachers try to challenge you, but they don't want to bowl you over.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the rate my professor websites when picking your classes and then make a schedule and stick to it. The work isn't too hard, but the pace is fast and having a solid schedule will keep you on your feet and able to enjoy other things besides school.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful school surrounded by beautiful scenery and with professors who are caring, encouraging and helpful.

  • 06/04/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Students there uphold the Honor Code. It is a very safe and fun environment.

    Greek Life

    Music, gaming, you name it. There are a ton of activities!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs for everything. In some groups, students can get free meals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an activity night for the Freshman the first day. It is a lot of fun and helps people meet.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is really cheap, and there is no out-of-state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are dance classes that are only a dollar per class. Singing activities and horseback riding are also available.

    Food and Dining

    There is a farmer's market once a week, and you can walk to the store.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of nice people to dorm with. Some of the dorms also have kitchens that you can cook in.

    Academic Rigor

    Since the school is small many teachers can talk to the students directly. There is tutoring available for some extra help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that there are no questions in your mind before you go. There are many people that can be called for information. Other information can be found on their website.

    In three sentences

    They are very informative and always give me updates concerning personal/general information. The teachers and helpers that I call always give me the information I need and are nice. I have heard from people attending that teachers and students take the time and listen.

  • 06/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are TONS of clubs and those that I qualify for or may be interested in are willing to take on the task of contacting me first and telling me about themselves as well as who to contact if interested.

    Great for these types of students

    Friendly Interested Fun Religious Undergraduates

    What to do for fun

    There is dancing, singing, a planetarium, a small museum, fencing, plays, shows, religious devotionals, pianos (almost everywhere), dating, sports, outdoor explorations and plenty of other possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads on Campus has great selection for food everyday on campus and there are other places to explore in the surrounding town.

    Dorm Life

    There is a variety of dorms, apartments ranging from large to small with four to six companions. Find what suits you best.

    Academic Rigor

    There is plenty of time to find your own balance between work, study and play.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University has a wonderful atmosphere that can be felt everywhere you go. There are plenty of places to be on campus, while the campus also is not too large to walk around. Something always seems to be happening here, and boredom will have to be an actively maintained choice.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Those who are responsible and diligent

    Bang for the buck

    Excellent education at an affordable price

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of outdoor activities in the Eastern Idaho region

    Food and Dining

    It is a smaller community

    Dorm Life

    Excellent living standards

    Academic Rigor

    Very challenging, but not impossible

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and be diligent

    In three sentences

    This school provides the best environment for learning and personal growth. There is no since of entitlement, and the professors show a genuine desire to help the student progress.

  • 06/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Super safe. They've made everything wheelchair accessible.

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on on campus, you just have to look around and find something you like to do. There are also things to do around town.

    Food and Dining

    If you aren't going to go to the grocery store, the Crossroads is a good place to go. It's an a la carte type of eatery and a little pricey, but it's way good.

    Dorm Life

    Super great! I live off campus and it's nice. We do have a curfew. Where I live, I'm given free laundry. I live close to the campus and to the grocery store. I also live fairly close to the boys apartments. There are also a lot of things to do around town if you know where to go.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers are harder and some are easier, it just depends on the teacher and how many credits the class is.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is good for students who are shy. Get out and do something! There are a lot of activities going on here. Take classes that are relevant to your major. Also, live off campus, the housing is super nice!

    In three sentences

    This college is fantastic! The student to teacher ratio is low, so you get a chance to talk with your teachers and get help. It is super affordable for a four year private university.

  • 06/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Lots of trained people and an atmosphere of safety ensure that people who become injured are quickly treated.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life to speak of.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many interesting activities and rigorous academic clubs, but it is lacking compared to more cosmopolitan universities.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in business or agriculture will find a exceptional programs that will greatly help them.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-I has astonishingly low tuition. Getting a degree comes at only a fifth the cost of many other universities. The school offers scholarships to bring that amount even lower.

    What to do for fun

    If you are willing to be open to anything, you can find something fun, such as a walk or a trip to the library. Otherwise, a drive to a nearby town is necessary.

    Food and Dining

    Good food is offered, but there is not a very wide selection, and it is expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Fun and exciting people, but every barrel has its bad apples.

    Academic Rigor

    The early classes are challenging, but the later ones are truly difficult just like at any other university.

    Tips for prospective students

    BYU-I gets a lot of applicants, so apply quickly to get a chance to be accepted.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a very good school when it comes to business majors. It is exceptional with very small class sizes and caring professors that enjoy helping students. A very religious atmosphere.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe when compared to other campuses

    Greek Life

    Not much offered in that way.

    Great for these types of students

    Loves outdoors. Yellowstone Park is 30 min away.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Hart building.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is a private school paid for from donations so tuition is very inexpensive and the education you receive is excellent.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved on campus. There are always activities going on.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with things going on at campus. It will help you get to know others. The city itself is very small and not much to do.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere at the school is warm and friendly. The instructors are very approachable and caring about the students. There is lots to do if you involve yourself.

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Less than two-thousand a semester!

    What to do for fun

    Anything outside!

    Food and Dining

    The MC is great a little pricey but top notch food. There are tons of little local places close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    No idea never lived there.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes in general are more focused on actual real world learning rather than mindless busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just apply yourself and work hard and it will all work out.

    In three sentences

    A very good school with a great student body. Friendly student population. Something intangible that makes it a unique place!

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Really, it's an LDS school.

    Greek Life

    Nada.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything but intercollegiate sports.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not epensive but you get a good education.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, devotional, firesides, dances.

    Food and Dining

    Food's a bit bland.

    Dorm Life

    You can always find someone to hang out with or something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    It's hard if you make it hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your dorm as soon as possible. Don't schedule an early class. bring a bike!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho does it's best to accommodate students whenever possible and this can help get you out of some sticky situations.The atmosphere is extremely friendly and there's always something to do. BYU-I is a great place to go to college!

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    ice skating and bowling on campus :)

    Food and Dining

    not to great. the campus restaurant is the cheapest. mcdonalds is number one.

    Dorm Life

    super fun, cool people. very accepting of everyone.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are awesome. Not easy, but full of information. It is a very good learning environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tour the campus beforehand. Make sure they have your major. Be fully invested in school.

    In three sentences

    It is an awesome school, full of opportunity. The teachers are very helpful and make it easy for the students to learn. The campus life is so much fun, and I would recommend BYU-I for everyone.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    At Brigham Young University Idaho, safety and security are taken very seriously. There are curfews that apply to students and they are strictly enforced. The dorms are locked up at night and each car and every bike needs to be registered for campus security before it can be parked on campus.

    Greek Life

    At Brigham Young University Idaho, there are no fraternities or sororities. This is because the students are already in groups according to their LDS religious ward or branch, and Brigham Young University Idaho does not want to promote social cliques and hierarchies.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something to do at Brigham Young University Idaho!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are looking for a thriving social life and a great away-from-home and on-my-own experience are perfect for Brigham Young University Idaho. The academics and classes are rigorous, but are compatible with nearly everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brigham Young University Idaho has just a couple interesting traditions. Since it has such a high population of married students, it is tradition for students to feed their roommates steak if they get engaged. It is also tradition for many proposals to happen in the Benson Gardens on campus, and for marriage ceremonies to be held in the Rexburg Temple, just a block away.

    Bang for the buck

    Since Brigham Young University Idaho is an LDS founded school, the costs are very, very low. Tuition is very inexpensive and books and material are not too pricey. I studied for a semester at Colorado Mesa University, and the experience was nice, but it was nothing compared to my inexpensive experience at Brigham Young University Idaho. The cost of tuition and housing for one semester at CMU (Colorado Mesa University) would last me for three semesters here at Brigham Young University Idaho. The only thing that I have found to be expensive is the gas, and the on-campus food.

    What to do for fun

    There are hundreds and hundreds of things to do for fun around Brigham Young University Idaho campus. Nearly every single day of the week, there are free and cheap concerts, band performances, as well as orchestra and theater productions. There are comedian performances as well as celebrity guest visits on campus. (Our most recent visit was Bill Cosby!) If you prefer to be involved rather than watch such performances, there are bulletins for auditions and tryouts nearly every single day of the week. Sports are available to everyone and it is very easy to join already existing, intramural teams. All during the year there are regular school sports such as soccer and basketball, as well as less popular sports such as slack lining and ultimate Frisbee. There are nearly innumerable clubs and organizations to join at Brigham Young University Idaho and they are all very open and receiving. For example, I was excepted into the travel abroad program that goes to China, and the Chinese Association on campus welcomed me into their club. Since Brigham Young University Idaho is a Latter-Day Saint based school, there are also hundreds of religious activities-- especially on weekends. Every Sunday you can meet with different wards and branches for worship service. In individual wards, there are private church activities with food, games, and spiritual messages. Each ward also organizes groups known as Families that meet every Monday for fun activities and spiritual messages. Families are also great places to meet new people and bond. There is also a beautiful LDS temple overlooking the campus that is a real treat for LDS members. The dating scene thrives at Brigham Young University Idaho. There are cheap movie theaters and cool museums off campus. There are activity centers and beautiful parks. There are sand dunes, lakes, ponds, gardens, mountains, and trails all around campus. All of the wonderful things to do may be the reason that so many people fall in love and get engaged here on campus.

    Food and Dining

    On campus at Brigham Young University Idaho, they offer many food options. The school cafeteria if you will, is large and has a lot of variety, but it is expensive. They also have snack shacks and small sandwich kiosks in various locations on campus, but to save money, I purchase food from the local Broulim's grocery store and I cook in my dorm. Off-campus dining is nothing too exquisite, but there are local restaurants such as Frontier Pies, D A Pineapple Grill, Costa Vida, and fast-food such as Taco Bell and Little Caesars. Personally, I have found that the best and cheapest food around Brigham Young University Idaho is homemade.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life at Brigham Young University Idaho just might be the best thing about Brigham Young University Idaho. I have lived in the dorms for two semesters now, and I absolutely love it. The dorms are right on campus and close to everything you need. Living in the dorms will immerse you in the wonderful campus culture and activities. You will be put right into the action of late-night, campus bowling, 1$ dance lessons, black-light parties in the old gym, and innumerable team sports. Since, they are so close to all the classrooms and campus buildings as well, I have been able to wake up 5 minutes before a class starts and still make it to class on time. The dorms are well maintained and are in good condition. When my roommates and I discovered that our microwave was broken, a team of people came in to fix it, with no charge to us, that very day. The only bad thing about the great condition of the dorms is that there is a required, weekly, clean-check. The Head Resident comes to each of the apartments on certain days and thoroughly makes sure that things are clean and functioning in the dorm. That can be tedious.

    Academic Rigor

    Once again, it depends on the professor and class you are enrolled with. However, my observations have helped me to conclude that Brigham Young University Idaho is on the high end of academic rigor. I study three to four hours a day, outside of class. I am currently enrolled for 12 credits and I study an additional 20 each week. Typically, I have 5-7 assignments due online, each day, including weekends, at various times throughout the day. Thankfully, many professors offer extra credit, and they are fairly merciful if you miss one deadline and need the points.

    Tips for prospective students

    No two professors at Brigham Young University Idaho are the same. The professors have varying experience levels, degrees, and teaching styles. Some are internet-submission heavy, while others never use the internet at all. My tip would be to check Ratemyprofessor.com, or other professor review sights before signing up for any classes to save yourself from teachers/teaching-styles you will not be compatible with. Something great about Brigham Young University Idaho, is that the campus life is thriving. If you attend Brigham Young University Idaho, make sure to get involved with the thousands of on-campus activities. You will never get bored or lonely if you do.

    In three sentences

    On a one to ten scale, ten being excellent, I would rate Brigham Young University Idaho a 7.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I've heard the occasional rumor of a prowler or something similar, but it's a small town with a lot of good people, and I have never felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    I don't know of sororities or fraternities here...

    Clubs and Activities

    It's a decent-sized school, so there is a lot of activities and organizations to take part in.

    Great for these types of students

    Student who want to learn and get a good education, but also have the option of a fun social life.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Honor Code is something that I think is unique to the BYU campuses. It's kind of a surprise, but it really makes for a good environment, once you get used to it.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho is a great school, especially for the price. It's a private school, but it's less expensive than a lot of other schools I've seen, and it's well-respected and it has great programs.

    What to do for fun

    The school has tons of activities, and they're all listed and easy to access on the website. There's always something going on, which is fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are cafes and the main cafeteria available during most hours, and they are pretty affordable with decent food.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I have only lived in off-campus housing, but all housing, including dorms, is approved with all the same high standards.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of my teachers so far have been great! The assignments were relative and enlightening, but not too hard to learn from. There's always the one-off teacher that isn't 100%, but they're pretty few.

    Tips for prospective students

    The strictness of the honor code did surprise me a little, so just make sure you know the requirements before you come. I would definitely suggest doing research on the school to make sure it is a good fit for you.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a great school for people looking for a good environment and caring teachers. It has ups and downs, just like any school, but overall, I've enjoyed my time here so far because of the activities, environment, and helpful staff.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never once felt unsafe on campus.

    Greek Life

    Not existent to this university

    Clubs and Activities

    There are thousands.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Sunday night there is Stadium singing where students get together and sing hymns in Spanish and English.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a private school that is funded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and they take a lot of the tuition that other colleges might charge way down.

    What to do for fun

    If you like the outdoors we are about 45 mins from the mountains. We're 20 mins from rivers and places to go tubing or canoeing.

    Food and Dining

    The crossroads is the only place to eat on campus and it is pretty pricy.

    Dorm Life

    You do have to live in approved housing, but there are enough options that you can find one that will fit your needs.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes here aren't large and it's really easy to work with the instructors and the tutoring on campus is free.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend coming and visiting not only the campus but the town of Rexburg. Rexburg isn't that big and there isn't really a big town around so if that is what you are needed this might not be the best place.

    In three sentences

    It has a clean campus with a focus on the betterment of the students and not just the university. BYU-Idaho has a beautiful campus that is peaceful, which makes it easy to study on campus. It is very easy to get involved with activities on campus or even create your own activity.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many sports teams you can choose to play on.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of places near Rexburg that everyone takes trips to and it's so fun. They have sand dunes and mesa falls and monkey rock, just to name a few.

    Food and Dining

    There's food everywhere and so many different choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I've never lived in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focus and study hard. Take classes that you are interested in.

    In three sentences

    Very dedicated teachers. Tutors are free and everyone cares about your success here. The teachers all LOVE their job.

  • 06/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    BYU-I has a wonderful activities committee. There are always things to do on a weekly, if not daily, basis. There are dances, activity classes, games, zumba, you name it. The only problem I have found is in choosing which activity to participate in because there are so many!

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads on campus is amazing! They have the best food I have ever had on a college campus. There is also a huge area where you can eat and study with others. There are also many places around town too that are fun places to go with friends.

    Dorm Life

    I have not stayed in the dorms but there are so many off campus housing options that are really wonderful places with a lot to offer.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many options here to get help with academics. There are tutors available, study groups, and academic advisers that are more than willing to help you organize your time and classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    As long as you can or can learn to budget your time well, you will do great here! Definitely make it a priority to get your school work done first and you will find that you will have more time for play and recreation.

    In three sentences

    I have learned so much in just one semester here at BYU-I. There is so much to do and be involved in. I really do feel like I get more than my money's worth here.

  • 06/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Students don't have to worry about their safety here.

    Greek Life

    I don't really know that this is asking.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has many activities that range from sports to educational societies.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that learn well in smaller classes with hands on experience will do well here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are many church activities going on because it is a church run school.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is really cheap compared to others of it's level.

    What to do for fun

    If you like outdoors activities, such as camping or hiking, there is a lot to do.

    Food and Dining

    The school offers many types of food. All are generally good, but can be costly like any school.

    Dorm Life

    I suggest living off campus. It is more work, but way more enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very helpful, and many services such as tutoring and mentoring are offered for free.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not start off with all foundations (general ed) classes. The classes towards your major will build up and become overwhelming.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are really involved and show interest in the students success. Classes are generally small, so it is very personalized. They offer many majors in various fields of study.

  • 06/25/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The atmosphere is completely safe and secure. Good people attend the school and are willing to intervene/jump in if there is a need, and there is also an on-campus security force that is always ready should something unfortunate happen. You COULD leave your doors unlocked and the keys in them, (but it recommended you don't by security) because there is nothing to fear here. You are utterly safe.

    Greek Life

    There is none. This is the truth. It's not that kind of school.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything and everything is possible. All activities are free and student-created. If there is something you want to do, chances are it already exists and has at least 25 members, even if it is really obscure. And if you still can't find it, you can create it and unite the people who are looking for it just like you. In my experience there is everything available, even to try something new.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are willing to avoid the drinking parties, the wild shenanigans and crazy things that stereotypically happen at a secondary school will find this place a very peaceful retreat. It is full of things to do, as in sports, recreation and socializing, but the attitude is calm and respectful. This is a school you retain your dignity in your own self-worth.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One tradition in particular was Stadium Singing. Every night people will gather from all over to sing under the eves of the stadium where the acoustics are best. They all join in to sing hymns or feel-good nursery songs. This lasts about an hour, and you leave with a fuzzy feeling any day you need it.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition here is incredibly cheap because the university is not-for-profit. Everything is paid for out of donations from people world-wide, and individuals attending school. 12 credits is under $1,200, and with student loans and pell grants, you can be assured of safety even if you are unable to find work, and you can survive even if you by yourself. Of course, you should find scholarships first, as they are preferable to loans any day! And should you find yourself in financial trouble, there are people in place to help you get on your feet and pay for your necessities. The community is very loving and united for all students to succeed.

    What to do for fun

    The campus abounds with activities! The college offers scheduled events, but if you want different things to do, check out the free fitness classes, the movie theater on campus that shows old classics, the bowling alley, or roller skating with rental shoes in the rink. All of these things are offered on campus. There is also an all-sports center that offers rentals for every equipment including snowboards and gear to use on the surrounding outdoors. If you want something different, there are after-school clubs, or even exploring! Each building has a secret passageway that you can discover, and the building design for each is unique that if you find yourself with the need to wander, you will never be disappointed!

    Food and Dining

    Well, when I was there last, the best food was always the kind you went out for, or made yourself. They had a cafeteria back when I was a freshman that was all you could eat. Some people would go back for seconds or thirds to get their money's worth per meal. I did not find the food particularly tasty, so I did not choose that route.

    Dorm Life

    You will get nice roommates, and you will get strange and/or difficult roommates. Every semester is different. This is good practice for life. You will have to learn skills how to deal with all sorts of people from all over the globe. Many of them come from different environments and standards for life. They will think differently then you, and you will get the opportunity to understand beyond your own set mind of comprehending the world.

    Academic Rigor

    I admit some of the classes, especially if your credit load is high, make you feel overwhelmed. But the teachers are more then willing to bend over-backwards for you, if you approach them personally for help. In my experience, even if you got test answers wrong, approaching the teacher and making a case for why you chose your answer was enough to earn you the credit. Kindness and the willingness to help you learn overflows.

    Tips for prospective students

    Yes, the honor code is very strict. This is not oppressing free will as many would believe, but the decision has been made with love. The standards are in place to keep you safe from things that would limit your freedom in the long run--if you think across a lifetime. Keeping things simple, basic, and non-nonsense means everyone there can focus on what is most important, learning and improving yourself. This makes the best foundation for a life.

    In three sentences

    The environment is peaceful, focused and safe. The people here are concerned with your growth as a scholar as well as a human being. The campus is beautiful, the people are genuinely good, and there is nowhere safer on earth for you to be; just behave yourself and keep it that way!

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe! Everyone there is friendly and there for you. We have emergency poles located around campus for safety and also an escort service for those that walk home in the dark.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Unfortunately there are no sports teams at this school but they make up for it for letting you organize your own teams! In almost any sport you coach a team and get to play against other teams for a chance to be champions! We have dance teams and many other clubs that lots of people really enjoy.

    Great for these types of students

    Ambitious, determined, fun, light-heart, go with the flow type students. You need to be well rounded to go to this school. There is not doubt about that! You need to have a desire to learn and be taught but also have the desire to have fun while you do it!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday we have what we call Devotional where the entire student body and faculty meet together and listen to a speaker. The speak inspires us and gives us advice on good ways to live and ways we can easily become successful. An unusual location on campus is our apple orchard. It is so much fun to walk through and very unique.

    Bang for the buck

    Its amazingly cheap for amazing education!

    What to do for fun

    DANCE PARTIES! There are tons of dance parties around the area where you get to dress up crazy and go have a blast with your friends. There is also good hiking, and a waterfall called Monkey Rock close by that are fun to go to. Campus has tons of activities that go on all the time. For example, Spring Semester 2012, they had Bill Cosby do a comedy show. There are lots of fun things to do in little Rexburg, Idaho! They just leave room for you to be creative. :)

    Food and Dining

    Our on campus food court, The Cross Roads, is amazing to say the least. They provide a variety of high quality foods. They have things as simple as a salad bar up to gourmet Chinese food. They even have a bakery where you can snag an afternoon snack. The food court is also connected to the library which makes studying that much easier because you don't need to leave campus to eat. The Cross Roads is delicious!

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms for a week over the summer and they are nice. They have a nice layout and are very organized. They are right in the center of campus and right next to the food courts and store. I have only heard good things about the dorms. Plus they are cheap housing!

    Academic Rigor

    This depends on your teacher, the course, and the way you learn. I have had classes be really challenging for me because I am more of a visual learner and the teacher taught strictly from reading the text. It was hard but remember if you study the material you will do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    -STUDY STUDY STUDY your parents aren't kidding about how important it is to study -Use www.ratemyprofessors.com to learn more about the way your teachers teach. -Don't be afraid to say, Hi! to anyone on campus! Everyone is friendly.

    In three sentences

    The campus, staff and environment is wholesome and very inspiring. I have loved every moment there. It can be challenging but its worth it!

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. I have only heard of one accident this whole year. The security does a great job at making me feel safe and at home.

    Greek Life

    We don't have any fraternities or sororities here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities here. There are places to volunteer, enjoy the outdoors, and many many societies.

    Great for these types of students

    I think it is great for students that need extra help to do what they need to do. With the strict Honor Code, it motivates you to dress for success and go to bed earlier.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a strict Honor Code that is unusual. It doesn't allow you to wear shorts or flip flops on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    I think here you are definitely getting your money's worth. The teachers work hard as do all the other staff. The President of the school is so nice, and truly cares about his students.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of things to do for fun here. There is a theater that has cheap movies in it within close walking distance. The school puts on outdoor activities every single weekend that are always fun.

    Food and Dining

    Rexburg is a great town, but the selection of restaurants is not the best. We are working on getting a Five Guys put into the cafeteria, so that will be a major improvement.

    Dorm Life

    I lived off-campus my first semester, but I have only heard great things about the dorms. Living off-campus is great, I love it.

    Academic Rigor

    I think that some classes are more difficult than others. Some foundation classes are mor difficult than I would have expected, but all in all it is an average difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to school here. It is a great opportunity and you will not regret it. It has such a great atmosphere and loving staff.

    In three sentences

    I love Brigham Young University-Idaho. It is a university that is really trying to get you prepared to enter the real world. I am confident by the time I graduate here, I will be able to work in any situation presented to me.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    This is probably one of the safest campuses in America.

    Dorm Life

    I've seen the dorms, they're nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I hear that the classes are pretty easy but I don't know if that's true.

  • 07/03/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Tons of outdoor activities, and you get 4 seasons there.

    Food and Dining

    Love eating at the Crossroads!

    Academic Rigor

    The basic Foundations courses are easy enough if you go to class and do what's expected.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt safe even walking home late at night. If I didn't I always knew there was someone that I could call to come walk me home!

    Greek Life

    We don't have it. And I like it that way!

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everything and everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like smaller classes, teachers who know your name and care about you, friendly people, and a wholesome environment, then this is the school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    SO affordable and such a good education!

    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on on-campus. The sand dunes are always fun. Just about everything in town is really cheap because the town revolves around the school and students.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is yummy. A little overpriced but it really isn't to bad.

    Dorm Life

    Most people live in apartments but I lived in the dorms for two semesters and loved it! It was basically a small apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    I felt challenged in my classes and thought they provided enough work to help me learn the material but not busy pointless work!

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a good coat! Be outgoing! I never was but as I started to reach out everyone was really friendly and I never felt like people were judging me.

    In three sentences

    The instructors are so helpful and really focused on teaching and their students. The campus is big enough to feel like college but small enough to feel like home. Everyone is so friendly and always smiling.

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is VERY safe. As soon as any of the campus security guards or leaders see anything or suspect anything, they basically squish it immediately. I feel very safe on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    You get so much educationally and just everything else here. And when you think about it, you really don't have to pay that much for everything. It really is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    In Rexburg, there is a lot of places for fun, if you know where to go! Dances almost every weekend, and concerts all the time! And there is even an awesome water park in the summer time!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is so delicious, and there is such a variety! What ever you are in the mood to eat that day, they will most likely have it!

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is really a lot of fun here! We are all such a tight knit group and very open to new people! And we are ALWAYS having fun activities, sometimes more than once a week!

    Academic Rigor

    There really isn't a lot of difficulty here at BYU - I. Yes, they are very strict when it comes to the rules of campus, but it makes the mood of campus so much better since they do!

    Tips for prospective students

    A tip I would give a prospective student: if you have questions, ask! Everyone here is SO incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable! There is never any need to feel lost, I can guarantee that there is always going to be at least one person on campus (most likely more than one!) who can help you!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University - Idaho is a wonderful place to learn and be uplifted everywhere you go. The classes are smaller than most universities, so you get more one-on-one student-teacher interaction, which is very good! BYU - I also has a smaller campus, so it's easy to find your classes and you can learn your way around campus with the first week there!

  • 07/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. Since it is also a small campus, there are security out all day and night. There are also emergency stations located throughout the campus where if pressed, assistance will come immediately.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of clubs and activities on and off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for all types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is mostly dominated by the LDS church. (aka Mormons) The standards are very high. There is a dress standard and a curfew. Students are required to sign an honor code that ensures that students will conduct themselves in a proper and respectful manner, by not degrading their body or others as well as keeping respect for the school and one's self.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition was affordable, not all classes required textbooks so they didn't put a dent in my wallet. Rent for my dorm was about that of a small car payment. Overall one semester cost about 3 grand.

    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do for fun! The campus is always sending out emails about activities that are going on off and on campus. Hiking, camping, bridge jumping, ropes courses, river rafting. They have dances every week and karaoke. The campus is also great to just hang out and walk around.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is amazing. It is a little expensive but the portions are decent and the food is good anyway. The dining area is really open and great for socializing or studying or both.

    Dorm Life

    There are not very many dorms on campus. But the head residents do a great job of making the experience fun and safe. Each of the dorms are a cooking style dorm and there are four room mates.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers at BYU-Idaho are truly outstanding. Of course, there is the occasional boring teacher, but the encounter is inevitable wherever you are. A lot of homework and research is done online, which is convenient and easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is an overall fantastic school! The teachers are outstanding and the campus is small, but beautiful no matter what the weather is like. It is super affordable and a lot of work is done online which is convenient.

  • 07/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Swimming, Hiking, running, horseback riding, camping, rock climbing, boating, skiing, snowboarding and soooo much more!!

    Food and Dining

    MMMMMMM

    Dorm Life

    Great people to live with.

    Academic Rigor

    Wonderful

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit campus and meet people that attend.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school. I love that they have a dress code so that you never feel uncomfortable. The campus is so beautiful.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    there are no sororities

    Clubs and Activities

    there are s many clubs!

    Great for these types of students

    Students looking for a cheap but good education within a friendly safe environment

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is very LDS heavy so there is an honor code to follow why you are there

    What to do for fun

    movie theater, shopping in Idaho Falls, go carting, there's stuff to do you just have to find it

    Food and Dining

    great cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    Kind of small

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure they have the major you want.

    In three sentences

    It has a great safe environment. Everything is also a lot cheaper than 4 year universities. There are great teachers.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe campus. I never worry about anything bad happening

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always plenty to do

    Great for these types of students

    Anybody who wants to gain an education with students of the same faith

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Very high dress standards

    Bang for the buck

    Great price for the overall experience

    What to do for fun

    There is a Fatcats in Rexburg, but other than that you have to make your own fun. Most go to Idaho Falls or other close towns for recreation

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten on campus

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging, but if you put in the effort you will definitely learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't complain about the honor code. You know what you're getting in to when you sign up.

    In three sentences

    BYU Idaho has a great spirit on campus. The student body is honest and trustworthy. The professors take great care to make sure each student progresses.

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    compleatly safe

    Bang for the buck

    We pay almost nothing copared to what we resev as fare as Quality of education. it costs me about $7000 for a full year of school, thats tuition, books, food, and housing.

    What to do for fun

    Just look at the Activity calendar there are activities going on almost very night and every weekend. there are also a lot of opportunities to go ballroom dancing if your in to that

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is pretty tasty, and not taribly over priced. although it is by far cheeper to shop at a of campus and ix your own meals.

    Dorm Life

    It sucks . . . live off campus. there just really old and worn down. although they have been fazing out lot of the old dorms, so maby in a fue years it will be a different story

    Academic Rigor

    it Completely depends on the Professor that you have. some are incredibly rigorous, recurring 3 to 4 hours out side of class for every hour in class. some on the other hand are like a walk in the park and kind of a Joke

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared willing to work, and meet tons of new people. also if you want to find a job on campus go to the facilities management facility Early in the morning the day before classes start. the hire between 50 and 80 student at the beginning of every semester

    In three sentences

    I Love every thing about BYUI. The tract sistem alowse for varry small class sizes, where you personaly know all of your Professors. BYUI is really affordable as well.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I am finishing my degree after not being in school for over 20 years. I am now the mother of 5 sons, and a grandma, so I feel it is challanging to try to keep up with the younger generation or Generation Y. I have had to adapt to the new technology, and learn to believe that I can learn to do anything if I set my mind to it.

    Food and Dining

    Once again, because I live in my home I do all of the cooking, so it would not be fair for me to rate the food and dining at BYUI.

    Dorm Life

    Because I am an online student, I live at home with my family. I did attend the University as a young woman, and lived in college housing then. It was some of the funnest times of my life.

    Academic Rigor

    College is hard, and requires dedication and hard work, and you have to be willing to put in the hours to accomplish the assignments. Keep up, do not fall behind or procrastinate your studies until they are due. Work ahead if at all possible.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to be an online student you have to be committed to your studies. Get your degree when you are young, and do not have a family to provide for. Get the best grades you possible can.

    In three sentences

    I am an online student studying through BYU Idaho, and will graduate with a Bachelor's of Science in University Studies, and I love being an online student. I have valued the experience of being able to study with a wholesome church enviromnent. I would recommend this experience to anyone.

  • 07/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Loads of opportunities such as concerts, dance nights weekly, singing, exercise groups and more

    Food and Dining

    Great food opportunities, although I don't have the money and have only eaten there twice.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms but my friend loved the social environment and recommended it to all first year students.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a demanding and expecting school but professors will work with their students if they see the right attitude. School will be as hard as you make it and the more you want to learn the more you will excel!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't take more credits than you can handle, BYU-Idaho rewards high GPAs. Enjoy yourself and take advantage of fun activities the college offers.

    In three sentences

    Teachers actually work with students and want them to excel. Great scholarship opportunities that award hard work. Very uplifting environment and an enjoyable college to attend!

  • 08/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe. In Rexburg, ID, you can safely leave you doors unlocked during any time of the day.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who do not have an expensive mentality. In Idaho, students are extremely grateful for what they have and do not expect anything greater. Idaho is also very isolated and and they are accepting of new cultures.

    What to do for fun

    On campus: bowling, poetry, latin/country/ballroom dancing, regular dance events, flash mobs, sports games. Off campus: bowling, glow-in-the-dark mini golf, movies, karaoke night, dance events (in food places and in the ice caves), visiting waterfalls, traveling into Idaho Falls for rollerblading.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus does have daily/weekly specials and is very good. The restaurants and fast foods off campus are very convenient as well.

    Dorm Life

    Whether on or off campus, dorm life is super fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics offered at the university are very difficult if in music and/or dancing. However, if the students is very much determined, everything will go smoothly.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always study and you will never fall behind. Even though BYU-I follows an honor code, it really does bring a much more positive atmosphere on campus.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University Idaho is in a great location regarding education. BYU-I is filled with outstanding teachers and students. BYU-I is also a very affordable university.

  • 08/02/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Low crime rate on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    If they don't have a club that you LOVE, you are allowed to start your own.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU Idaho is a great match forpeople who wantto be involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There aren't any bells (like any college) like in high school. That will take some getting used to.

    Bang for the buck

    You will never be bored here!!

    Food and Dining

    Food is food. I'm going to be living in the cooking dorms so I don't personaly know. But what from what I hear it is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Whether you are living on or off campus, having roomates is a blast. It is very fun and gives you your own little support group.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are tough but that is why we have amazing teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to setup your student email. This is a way for you to get in touch with your teachers and roommates before you get there. Trust me, it comes in handy!

    In three sentences

    BYU Idaho is a school where the students and staff have great respect and love for eachother. The spirit of ricks is where the Holy Ghost will always be around you. Everyone knows evryone and it is really easy to make friends here!

  • 08/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I think that the school really cares about the safety of the students, especially when it comes to pedestrians and parking lots.

    Greek Life

    Greek live is not available at BYU Idaho.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities in campus it's amazing. There is always something to do, and there is always an opportunity to be involved. You have to try really hard to not meet new people and make new friends.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all types of students. There are many different majors and programs and they all seem to be fantastic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This is something unique to BYU schools, on Tuesdays we have what is called Devotional. During Devotional, the students are invited to listen to a speaker either from the university of is a predominant ecclesiastical leader in the LDS church. Devotional is mean to be spiritually uplifting and educational.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU Idaho is one of the least expensive private schools in the US. Where else can you spend less than $2000 for tuition AND books a semester? I think the education is great! I think the classes are good and I have always learned a lot.

    What to do for fun

    I think that is one of the best things about BYU Idaho, there is always something to do! Dances, clubs, activities, plays, sports, talent shows... you name it, BYU Idaho probably does it.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads is a little pricey, but it is quality food.

    Dorm Life

    Housing at BYU Idaho is great. I love having lots of roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel that every class is a challenge, however, if you budget your time wisely you can be successful.

    Tips for prospective students

    This is a great place to make great friends and the cost of living and tuition is so much cheaper than anything else you can find.

    In three sentences

    I think this is a great school where everyone cares a lot about helping each other out. There are so many people here that try their best and do what they can to be their best. I feel that the school does so many things to improve the environment and atmosphere for the students and Faculty.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Enforced curfew at midnight (1 am on Fridays) security guards 24/7 and good old lock and key for everything.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are college formed clubs and activities and student formed groups as well. Everything from foreign language/cultural groups, to Tuesday night Zomba, even Sing along down at the stadium.

    What to do for fun

    If you want to go into town on the weekend there is Sammy's Cafe with basement dances and live bands performing. The airplane hanger does awesome Saturday night dances and there is laser tag. For the more outdoors type there is camping and 4 wheeling at the sand dunes, or if you want closer to campus the gardens are lovely in the evenings for a quiet walk, capture the flag, or they even rent out laser tag. For the real toughies you can always hike to the R on Rick's mountain.

    Food and Dining

    There is a dinning card with meal plans. The crossroads serves all types of foods, and can satisfy anything from home cooking to burger joints, to Chinese take out. Also there are cooking dorms for those who like to make their own meals. And Broulims is 5 min away from the campus.

    Dorm Life

    The head residents have seen it all and are prepared to help you through the year whatever your struggling with. Depending on where you go the internet will be good or bad, and you may have new roommates each semester, be prepared for new lifestyles.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers hold you to accountability.The semesters here are slightly shorter than at other schools and the tests and projects are gonna come rolling in with short deadlines. If you are willing to but the recommended study time in though you will be able to do well in your classes and still sleep, its all in how you keep your time because you don't have much of it for parties and all day movie marathons.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pick your classes at times when you know yourself capable of being awake and attentive. If things get mixed up don't expect the professor to figure it out; you'r gonna have to go through all the channels and work it out yourself unless your happy with an accidental D. Find your roommates on Facebook or something so that when you get to school you have potential allies in preparing for freshman year.

    In three sentences

    A inspiring and wholesome environment that holds students up to the highest standards so that we can become something more that even we knew we could be. This school keeps you healthy and whole, bright and on your toes, and gives you the opportunity to find the life you want to live. You have to want to be there and willing to follow the rules, but if you do the blessings are there and will be received.

  • 08/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With a smaller campus there is plenty of security and call boxes can be found anywhere on campus. It being a religious school there is also a general feeling of safety since most students live to a high standard of conduct. The most common crime is bike theft, but that is rare.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    The biggest activities on campus are the intramural sports, and some outdoors clubs. However, that is about it.

    Great for these types of students

    The school has a great business program and nursing program. Science and engineering are also high rated programs on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The most unusual tradition for those who have not gone to a religious school is that every class, meeting, and activity starts with prayer.

    Bang for the buck

    With tuition around $1700 and rent between $400 - $700 a month you can't ask for a better price for your education.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of outdoor activities to do with the school being near the Teton mountain range and the Snake River. There are constantly trips being held for students to go and explore new places.

    Food and Dining

    There is not much to do around Rexburg food wise and the cafeteria, Crossroads, only has four different dining options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are loud and can be difficult places to study. Men's dorms especially are very tight quarters.

    Academic Rigor

    The teaching style and difficulty are very similar to high school for lower level classes. However, school is what you make of it and if you put in the effort you will get the education you need to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pretty much just like high school but on a bigger campus.

    In three sentences

    The campus is spiritually uplifting. The staff is kind and willing to help you succeed. The students are friendly and there are always social events.

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I visit the caves. Go fishing. Work out. Great outdoors life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go and check it out, you will love it. Don't rule it out too quick it took me about a month to adjust.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho has such a great unified atmosphere, where everyone is instantly friends. The spirit is very prevalent there and it honestly helps you do and be better. I love BYU Idaho

  • 08/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Biggest thing! When walking the crosswalks, pay attention, and look both ways before walking. Pedestrians scary me!

    Clubs and Activities

    We have a BYUI Student Activities program on campus that students can get involved in. I was a manager involved in Service Activities. One of the most fun and really involved programs I've ever done. You are always working with a ton of people and volunteers. There is also a Get Connected Committee, Talent Activities, and move programs that students can get involved in, either as a volunteers or leadership position. That's the biggest thing that I feel BYU-Idaho does is encourage students to get involved and participate.

    What to do for fun

    There are sand dunes about 30 minutes away. A lot of people have bonfires and go sliding down those for the day. Yellowstone National Park is about an hour away. Me and my group of friends go bridge jumping sometimes at a couple close by bridges. Porter Park is also close by at which we do things like Ultimate Frisbee and night games all the time. Fat Cats is the local movie theater and had has bowling too. The Cheap Theater, which is what we call it, sells movie tickets for 3 dollars. Places to eat: Sammies - a fun college burger and fries restaurant a lot of students go to. Shake Out is a new burger and fries places that just opened up. Their shakes are huge, delicious and at a very good price for what you get. Cocoa Bean is a cute delicious place that sells really good cupcakes, hot chocolate, and steamers if it's a cold day. Mill-hollow is more locally known, but one of my favorites. Their sandwiches are delicious, and their frozen yogurt, I think, is better than Kiwi Loco's, and you get more and it's cheaper. And then there are always things and events you can go to on campus and we always get a student discount.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads is delicious! I love the food there, however it can be pricy. Freshens, a small sandwich, bagel, and smoothie shop, is on the bottom floor of the MC is really good too, and I feel the prices are fair. There are little cafes throughout campus as well, I know of one in the library and in the ricks. There are also vending machines and microwaves in almost every building, so if you need something quick to eat or to warm something up those are really convenient for you to use.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms myself, however I have a few roommates who lived there and they did not like it at all. They just hated the social life, felt like they didn't get to know as many people as they would have liked. However I have also met some people who like it a lot. I think it is mostly personal preference and what works better for you.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are wanting to go to a BYU school and looking for more academic competition I would suggest Provo. At BYU-Idaho you are still gaining a good education and you'll still have your hard classes. However, with less students, teachers are more available to help you if needed, tutors are free and available to you, and you are competing more with yourself than anyone else.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are worried about the honor code, don't be. It's not as bad as it sounds. You get use to it, and most of it is stuff you are already doing. I have grown to love it, because I realized the opportunity it gives me every day to set myself at a higher standard, take my education more serious, and show respect to my teachers, myself, and the Lord for helping me get here.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University - Idaho in Rexburg, Idaho is one of the most cheerful, friendly, and beautiful places I've ever been. The classes and devotionals are always uplifting, positive, and the teachers are more than willing to give you one-on-one help. With the many activities and events going on on campus, the sand dunes, Yellowstone National Park close by, and the surrounding lakes and rivers, there are many options to choose from when you're wanting to take a break from the books and hang out with your friends.

  • 08/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    Dedicated and vision seeking individuals.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Rubbing the nose of the statue of the founder is customary for students looking for long-term relationships.

    Bang for the buck

    Top rated school for price in the country, next to military schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are many extracurricular activities and opportunities to volunteer in the community. The sports community here is very strong, through they have only innermural sports.

    Tips for prospective students

    Set your goals early and understand your curriculum. This will help you plan for your courses.

    In three sentences

    The location may be in a small, rural area, but the atmosphere on campus exceeds expectation. The cost of attendence permits adequate living without taking out huge loans. The student body also uplifts and supports each other in an above-willing degree.

  • 08/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are always things going on around Rexburg, Idaho. I'm not terribly social, so I didn't go to a lot of them, but there was a lot of fun stuff going on on campus, and with a car and a couple short drives there were a lot of fun places to go for the evening and have a great time, too.

    Food and Dining

    My dorm had a kitchen in it, so I only ate on campus once or twice while out there because I did my own cooking. The food and prices were alright, but I still preferred cooking for myself.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my Head Resident and the way that things worked in the on campus dorms. We had clean checks every week that kept our dorm clean and organized, the girls in your room were your best friends, and my ward for church on campus was mostly girls from my dorm so I got to know them through church and various dorm activities. It was an entire hall of really great friends by the end of the semester and I was really sad when I saw some of them leave because I missed them already.

    Academic Rigor

    I always felt like I was learning but I never felt like I was buried. Maybe it was because I took mainly foundation courses or because it was my first semester, but I honestly didn't feel scared of losing my A average in every class, I just worried about how close to an A- I'd come when the workload got heavy.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest to prospective students to be prepared for weather if attending on campus! It gets colder in Idaho than I expected and warmer in the summers than even locals expected. The weather is the number one thing I would want to warn someone about because it is so different and extreme even from day to day!

    In three sentences

    I love the attitude of just about everyone on campus! I truly believe that this school is special and will help me get to where I want to be as a person, not just as a 4-year student. The teachers are understanding and personable, all staff and faculty are bright and helpful, the campus is always beautiful, and my peers are open and kind.

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone looking for a spiritual uplift while at college. As an LDS member, I have really enjoyed the spirit that is brought into each of my classes.

    What to do for fun

    There is always a ton of fun and exciting activities going on! Just on campus there are different dances and fun activities. Then, off campus there are the dunes, caves, and other activities and hot spots. One thing I suggest if you have a car is to head up to Jackson Hole for a day or maybe even Yellowstone. There are a ton of fun and beautiful places around Rexburg!

    Food and Dining

    On campus the food is generally pretty good. The bakery is fantastic and is always filled with delicious treats to reward yourself after a hard day. Another one of my personal favorites on campus is the Chinese. When you want a real treat though, try to head down to Sammy's and get a burger and shake. You won't regret it!!

    Dorm Life

    On campus housing can either be incredibly fun or incredibly miserable. If possible, try to locate roommates on Facebook first and see what they are like. My first semester would have been very different if I would have! However, I did this my second semester and made some of my very best friends. I have not lived off campus yet, but am doing so this semester. Overall, just try to room with people you are compatible with and work together to make your living situation fun and enjoyable.

    Academic Rigor

    I had attended another school previously and had learned nothing. This school on the other hand is filled with excellent professors who are willing to help you in any way possible. All you need to do is show up, participate, and seek help when needed. It is a lot of hard work, but everything is manageable as long as you stay on top of everything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the activities that are always going on! School is important and you need to do your best to stay on top of your grades, but make time for fun as well. There are a lot of great things going on and a lot of fun people. Don't be afraid to explore!

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel like this is a safe and good enviroment for students. There is honor code that students are expected to live by, and that creates a very safe enviroment.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are also many cultural clubs and activities available.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who are religious and want to have spirituality with their education. It is a great place for students who want to be around others with similar values.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition at BYUI is very inexpensive. It is only about 2,000 a semester which is quite a bit cheaper then other schools, and it is a great university.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to get involved in at BYUi. There are different types of dances every week, sports, exercise classes, musical performances, plays, and many other things going on throughout the week.

    Food and Dining

    BYUI has a variety of food at a central location called the crossroads. There are many little resturants to choose from, and a large dining area for socializing.

    Dorm Life

    It is much better to live right off of campus then living in a dorm. The dorms are mostly freshmen, and for not to much more you could live in an apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many great programs available at BYUI. The professors seem to care about the students and want to help them suceed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should be fully aware of the honor code that students are expected to live by before they decide to go to school here.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is very personable, and because of the small class sizes it is a great place to build friendships. I love BYUI!

  • 08/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Not living on campus

    Food and Dining

    Not living on campus

    Dorm Life

    Not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    Have not started yet.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work with your locale CES contact to get started

    In three sentences

    They have an outstanding on-line program that I will be taking advantage of. Getting registered was quick and easy. After registration information has been very helpful.

  • 08/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus and Rexburg are both very safe.

    Greek Life

    There are no sororities or fraternities as it is a private LDS Church funded university.

    Clubs and Activities

    The school has many activities and clubs and if you have an idea for a club simply take it into the board and it will most likely be approved. There are no college level sports programs and therefore the intramural sports programs are very thorough and fun. There are leagues that vary from beginners to competitive.

    Bang for the buck

    Cost of living in Idaho is very cheap. But purchase a Starving Student Card at the University Book Store for $20 and receive hundreds of dollars in savings at all the best locations in town.

    What to do for fun

    Activities may seem limited but you just need to know where to look. Most of the activities are outdoors activities that need to be sought out. Ranging from visits to the sandbar, bridge jumping, visiting Mesa Falls, river floating, fishing, hiking, shooting clay pigeons, and visiting the Ice Caves. You just need to know where to look for fun.

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria on campus along with multiple small cafes throughout campus. There are no outside vendors so all food is ran by university food services. However, the town of Rexburg does also offer many dining options along with the large city of Idaho Falls just 25 miles away.

    Dorm Life

    Housing is limited on campus. I recommend living in off campus approved housing. Pricing may seem a little high and is priced for the whole semester and comes with multiple benefits.

    Academic Rigor

    The generals courses are very enlightening and are mainly to help build essential learning skills such as critical thinking. Upper level work is gets progressively tougher requiring more work and understanding, but the courses are well ordered to prepare students for the road ahead.

    Tips for prospective students

    Read and learn the honor code before deciding to come. Get involved in campus related activities as soon and as much as you can. Spread your foundation courses out as to better manage your work load.

    In three sentences

    The spirit one feels on campus is of acceptance, love, and dedication. The campus, degree options, and extracurricular activities are constantly expanding and improving. The students here are held to a higher and stricter standard of living giving them a more professional edge in their careers that follow.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rexburg Idaho is one of the calmest cities I can think of, It's not too big and therfore, doesn't attract a lot of dangerous people or activities. The college is the coolest thing in town and everybody thats there is there to learn and grow. I feel do danger at this college.

    Greek Life

    There are many people from different cultures and backgrounds that are there to help build you up, cliches don't really exist and people are constantly trying to help one another out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Soccer, basketball, baseball, skiing, dances, devotionals, group parties, and many others, These were the main things that I was able to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard working, Independent, Up-beat, friendly. Diligence will definitely be a benefactor. People with these attributes can guarantee some success up to Brigham Young University-Idaho.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    An unusual tradition is every Tuesday they have a school wide get together devotional where the president talks with everybody and normally a few other dedicated speakers on certain subjects that might help the students in the tough times and difficulties of attending.

    Bang for the buck

    The nice thing about this college is the price of it, a semester tuition is only 1,700 dollars and you are able to get a bachelors degree in many different fields. I feel there is a LOT of bang for the buck.

    What to do for fun

    Definately extracurricular activities. Up at the college they don't have a big sports team but lots of competitive intramurals which a lot of people join, there are always clubs and fun things that college offers. Dances and events and shows are a lot of what I went to.

    Food and Dining

    The food in the cafeteria is good but can be a little expensive. My roomates and I normally pitched in together and went to the nearest Walmart and we were able to save some money.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great cause you are right on campus, there are lots of apartments off campus that people tend to live in but they have to walk a ways in the mornings. This can be rough because of the rough Idaho winters. You are normally with great people in the same boat as you trying to do what you know is best and you develope great friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but you'll find they are designed to work together and really develope, problem solving skills, the teachers are amazing and always more than happy to help you with anything, I have never had a teacher that I disliked.

    Tips for prospective students

    One tip that I would give would to be that you need to remember you are in charge of your future. At Brigham Young University-Idaho they offer lots of activities and things to do but you need to get the courage to go sign up for them and actually do them to really fully enjoy your time.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a smaller college with lots of opportunities. It has amazing activities every week, and lots of amazing people. Four stars, because the teachers are more than happy to help you out but there is a LOT of teach yourself and other classmates that happens.

  • 08/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe! people have been known to sleep with their doors wide open with no worry at all.

    Clubs and Activities

    This one I am not sure. They have way too many. There are intramural sports that anyone can try out for.

    Great for these types of students

    Any and all students. We have the over achievers, the under achievers, and then there are those in between. All of which enjoy their experiences.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a gardens where people will go on romantic dates in the evening or people will go and just read or study there during the day. It is lush, beautiful, and peaceful.

    Bang for the buck

    You are completely getting your money's worth here at school. The education is great, the people are fun, and there is plenty to do.

    What to do for fun

    There is a Fatcats down the street along with a drive in. There is also a cheap movie theater which is really nice!

    Food and Dining

    The school dining is really yummy! They have great food from BBQ to sandwiches.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but I would suggest living off campus. Some places are even cheaper than the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    Most of the students there are very focused and ready to do well in school. The professors are also easy to talk to and class sizes are small so you can get to know the teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to always check your school email. This is the schools main communication. Have fun and get involved!

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing! I enjoy every moment I am there. The professors are very knowledgable and willing to help.

  • 09/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Burning your apartment down with a kitchen experiment is your biggest safety concern.

    Greek Life

    What's that?

    Great for these types of students

    Not good for party animals or those who do not have self control enough to live by some easy rules.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The honor code and the dress and grooming standards get people to freak out sometimes.

    Bang for the buck

    Very good price for what you get--which is amazing!

    What to do for fun

    Grab friends to go swimming in water holes, jump off bridges or do a lot of school organized activities from fencing to riding a snowboard down a steep hill and over a pond. You can also play basketball, racquetball, volleyball, wallyball, biking and lots more. It isn't the party school that some are seeking and the night life isn't there. The town practically closes down at night and there is a curfew. Those looking for a big town probably won't be very happy here.

    Food and Dining

    Not excellent dining. It is just a little college town in the middle of nowhere.

    Dorm Life

    Usually don't have to worry about rude neighbors or loud parties. They are the exception and are easily resolved. Can leave your door open all the time and you are always welcome to enter your neighbor's door and say hi.

    Academic Rigor

    There are many classes that could be a lot tougher than they are. However, there are other classes that are a lot tougher than they should be. I think it evens out.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come ready to work hard and meet new friends.

    In three sentences

    This school does very well with its students. Classes are well planned and geared for future jobs and further school. It is also a very safe environment.

  • 09/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. A very well trained security staff constantly patrols the campus making sure no suspicious behavior goes unnoticed and that everything is running smoothly and safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    The activities program is very inspiring. They have every type of hobby, sport, and activity you could imagine. If they don't, you are encouraged to start a club or activity of what you want, and you are given the resources and help to get it up and running.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young University Idaho is known as one of the top four-year undergraduate universities with a high quality education at an inexpensive price. The small class sizes and cheap tuition are made possible by generous donations from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints making this school a hard one to beat.

    What to do for fun

    The Universities activities program has everything you could imagine and more to do on campus and off. They have many inter-mural sports programs for those looking for a little bit more competition than recreational sports. They also have an Outdoor Center that rents almost any outdoor sporting equipment you could ever imagine and for a reasonable price. The equipment is kept to a high standard and is in good condition.

    Food and Dining

    The Cross Roads is a brand new addition to campus. It has a wide variety of foods including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, etc. Employees are helpful, friendly, and held to a high standard.

    Dorm Life

    There is a positive atmosphere. All students are held to the same high standard so living environment is positive and respectful. They are clean and tidy. Not too expensive. It's a good way to make friends and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Grades are held to a high standard. Passing for all core classes is a C- or better. Curriculum is well done and thorough. Small class sizes help professors grade more rigorously and thoroughly for an overall quality education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to live the Honor Code required for students such as no tobacco, alcohol, tea, or coffee, attend church each Sunday, no shorts or flip flops on campus, modest dress, modest language, no extreme hairstyles or piercings, be honest, etc.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University Idaho is a private school by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It has a positive, uplifting, and inspiring spirit on campus. They have small class sizes and a well-trained Faculty.

  • 09/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Since this school is very focused on religion, specifically The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, it is safe on campus. People watch out for each other and since they go to church each Sunday they seem to be nicer than most people. I always felt safe and that I could walk anywhere on campus and not feel that I had to be on watch for violence or gangs. On top of that there is campus security and places all over to get in touch with them easily.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a good price for a four year university. For a big campus, plenty of classes, and activities to stay busy the price is great. They provide a great education and a fantastic environment to learn in. I would say the price is superb for everything that the school offers.

    What to do for fun

    Since there are no competitive sports teams everybody gets more of a chance to play. There is plenty of other recreational things to do from skiing, mountain biking, dancing, rafting, and site seeing. While the community of Rexburg might be small it offers a lot and the school has plenty of opportunities to travel around and experience other activities.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is great and quite new. There are plenty of places to choose from to eat at and the seating is spacious and comfortable. It's the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and do any school work if needed. The food is fairly well priced for anybody looking for a good deal.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are great and with the rules and guidelines associated with them makes a great living environment. Location is great and they are high quality dorms as well. All the necessities are taken care of so that the student need only worry of focusing on school

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very informative, and they also make you put the time in to get the grade. Teachers put in the time to give a good lesson and they know the subjects they teach. I love how they push you, but help you at the same time to make sure that you grasp the information you are getting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Push yourself to be involved. There are so many opportunities to make friends because all of the students are so friendly. Make sure to study and make the most of your academic potential. Brigham Young University-Idaho offers plenty of help as well to make sure you understand what you are learning. Students should take advantage of this and get some help from tutors or teachers to get the best grade they can.

    In three sentences

    The environment on campus is so comfortable! You never have to worry about sacrificing your standards to be someone that you're not. The teachers care about so much more than just getting the information to the students and they're incredibly easy to talk to.

  • 09/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are 100's of clubs, which you should be able to find one that you will enjoy. I personally I'm going to joining the Engineering club.

    Great for these types of students

    Its a great place if your a friendly person and enjoy friendly people.

    Bang for the buck

    Definitively cheap which is really nice when you have very little money to begin with.

    What to do for fun

    There are some pretty sweet sand dunes and then there is some ski resorts near. There is also lots of clubs which makes it really fun.

    Food and Dining

    I personally am getting all of my stuff from the local grocery store making all my own food, but I have tried some of the pizza at the school which was pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    Here at the LaJolla its really chill but my friends in the college dorms are almost in lock down so it all depends on where you live.

    Academic Rigor

    I happen to have pretty easy classes but they require you to be on time and to turn in good work. But your going to learn a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    before moving to Rexburg ID try to get a job before you move because it is incredibly hard to get a job in this small of a town.

    In three sentences

    I personally think it is a great school, it has a lot of good people with good standards. I also really like the teaching system they use which is prepare before you go to class which allows you to have a more in depth learning experience. I also really enjoy the fact that it is a lower cost school.

  • 09/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Dances, student clubs, local outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking, camping, etc., go to the sand dunes or ice caves, stadium singing, I- Night parties, and lots more.

    Food and Dining

    There are many food options--pizza, Mexican, Chinese, sandwiches, etc.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are well kept and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor depends on the student and department, but you are very likely to succeed because they offer free tutoring for those who are struggling.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. There are tons of staff and employees who can help you find what you need or help you with filling out any forms.

    In three sentences

    This school provides a spiritual atmosphere. It is large enough to help you with anything you need but small enough that the professors usually know your name and recognize you outside of class. There are tons of good resources.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I can't think of a safer campus. Police are always nearby, but rarely used.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any greek life here.

    Clubs and Activities

    SO many activities and clubs to get involved it. Intramural sports, choirs, and random clubs that you would never suspect!

    Great for these types of students

    BYU-I is great for the type of student that is serious about their education, but also wanting a great social scene.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sometimes theres stadium singing which is really fun. Everyone gathers in the stadium and there's a singalong. Kind of weird but unique!

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is dirt cheap because of the church's funding so there's no excuse for not wanting to come here!

    What to do for fun

    Although Rexburg is in the middle of nowhere, there actually is a lot to do. As long as you love the outdoors, there is never a shortage of fun things to do with your friends on the weekends. Yellowstone and Jacksone Hole are close enough for a roadtrip, there are the dunes, and plenty of places to go offroading. If you're not the outdoorsy type, there are always parties going on around campus, as well as at Sammys.

    Food and Dining

    Crossroads is where its at! The food is always amazing and fairly priced.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, but I don't live in them. I live in one of the approved housing apartments. They are also very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough at times, but that's what you're there for, right? Professors are always willing to work with you, since the classes usually aren't more than 30 people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find your housing early because contracts get signed early, and you don't want to be left homless!

    In three sentences

    A great, uplifting place with genuinely nice people around. Everyone who works at the school, from the professors to the janitors, are all kind people who have an interest in getting to know you. The administration are very welcoming and are willing to talk to you about any problems you may be having.

  • 09/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is great. There are RARELY any problems.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho's tuition is dirt cheap! You can't beat their tuition price.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of activities to do around here in Rexburg. There are the sand dunes and ice caves that are way fun. In the winter, there is snowboarding, sledding and all of the other fun winter activities.

    Food and Dining

    There aren't too many places to eat around Rexburg, but a fair amount to get by.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms, but I have heard they are not as good as off-campus living.

    Academic Rigor

    Academia here is great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Have fun and meet lots of people! Everyone is usually friendly.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho has been such an amazing experience for me. The campus is beautiful and easy to get around. All of the professors are great and are really personable.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is super cheap tuition, and it is a great education. Tuition is roughly 2,000, and for housing it is like 1,000. So it is pretty much 3,000 for a semester. Pretty great compared to other schools.

    What to do for fun

    There are some dances, there is country dances or swing dances. There are groups and clubs. I go to the foreign film shows that they have.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good, it is a small cafeteria, but there is a huge dining area where you can meet friends and sometimes they have activities there.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are not that great, they are super close to campus so i guess that is a plus. But at BYUI there are things called clean checks and in the dorms you get them once a week, but if you go off campus, you may only have one a month.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a track system school, so there are 3 main semesters and a summer semester. The semesters are only 12 weeks long, the average semester is 15 or 16. So it is a lot of information packed into the semester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a lot of winter coats.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful college, with wonderful professors and students. My only complaint is the weather; it is extremely cold. And my other complaint is that it is a small town, it is not the kind of college that has parties, the town is literally like 3 streets.

  • 09/20/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe, they have their own security and a friendly community that makes things even better. Never had a problem.

    Greek Life

    Life is good, there isn't many groups, everyone is just friendly with everyone.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many activities whether is just movies, dancing, different language speaking groups, or just board games, there is much fun that can be found and if there is something that you want that you don't see, you can change that.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is perfect for students that want to succeed and have fun in college. The classes are great and even though its in a small town, there are plenty of things to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are dunes about twenty miles north and when you just need to blow off some stress or just for some fun, its fun to go with a group of friends and just have a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    For the education that your getting, you can't beat it. The cost of this school overall is just amazing.

    What to do for fun

    It depends on what you call for, if your an athletic person, you can play sports, there is a club for most activities such as dancing, culture, and many other activities.

    Food and Dining

    They have a meal plan and the food is good, but it does get old after a while, so be sure to have a little diversity in what you eat.

    Dorm Life

    There are many rules but over all, if you are in agreement with them, then any person that attends will have a fine time.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are easier than others, but all and all, if a student takes harder classes, they can get free tutoring and that is hard to beat. Most professors want to make their students better people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself and get involved. Make friends and challenge yourself, take harder classes.

    In three sentences

    This is a really good school for kids just out of high school or people that haven't been to school in a long time. The campus has a good academic and social environment.

  • 09/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You can get involved in any of the many on campus activities. Your wards have games that they involve the members in and there is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many options here, and because it is a college town much of the food and shopping options are catered to the students.

    Dorm Life

    I have been blessed with amazing roommates and although i am off campus, all the buildings here are very close in proximity.

    Academic Rigor

    It also depends on your major and what is asked of you in individual classes. Every student is different so the amount of vigor required is different for all of us., though I will say, it is not easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come, get involved, and participate in the devotionals and FHE's. It will help oyu to get to know people and feel the spirit as well as share your wonderful personalities with the rest of us.

    In three sentences

    BYU is a wonderful place where you are able to live the gospel surrounded by others that have the same goals and standards as you do. The people here have such loving personalities and carry a feeling of acceptance that envelops the campus. This is an amazing place to be; BYU-I has a spirit that you can only find here on this campus.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Great environment. Small classes. Involved faculty

  • 09/27/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    For campus safety they have curfew for students and you're expected to keep it as of the honor code that we sign.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life at Brigham Young University.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are wonderful clubs and activities at BYU- Idaho. On the first week of school they have get to know you activities for incoming students. Since it is located in Idaho there are many outdoorsy activities such as: fishing, rafting, boating,ect.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like the outdoors, this school is great for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Since it is a Mormon school we are required to live by an honor code which requires us to live by the same standards we hold as Latter-Day Saints. We pray before the start of every class as a class.

    Bang for the buck

    This school has many academic programs to choose from. When i was interested in the nursing program I found out that the percentage rate of passing the nursing program was 100%

    Food and Dining

    There is a cafeteria and they have student meal plans but if you don't prefer the food they have many selections of grocery stores nearby.

    Dorm Life

    They have dorms on campus and then they have off campus living, which are apartments approved by the University.

    Academic Rigor

    This school is very strict about students keeping a high GPA. If you don't keep up your grades you are put on what is called academic probation where they keep am eye on you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you work hard and that you like the cold because it snows a lot.

    In three sentences

    it's a wonderful school to get to know a lot of new people. They have a lot of great academic programs for your major. It keeps a high academic profile without being too costly.

  • 10/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Make sure not to text while walking in the crosswalk...you will be fined!

    Clubs and Activities

    Pre-med society, Outdoor Activities, Dance Society....there is a wide variety of various organizations you can become involved with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Check out Book Viking located off of Main Street to rent textbooks for cheap!

    Bang for the buck

    Great deal on tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Although there are no competitive sports offered at BYU-I, there are many intramural activities and clubs that you can join. Located near the Saint Anthony Sand Dunes and the Grand Tetons, outdoor activities are endless.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of options for breakfast and lunch, including Far East Fusions, Stacks and Wraps, and MC Market.

    Dorm Life

    There are only a few dorms offered, so off-campus living is the best option.

    Academic Rigor

    Once you get past the general level classes, there is a rise in the level of academic expectation. There is free tutoring offered for all your classes, so take advantage of that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at Housing options early on. The best deals get taken quickly.

    In three sentences

    Located in a small town with a conservative nature, BYU-I isn't for the party-seeking student. With accommodating teachers and challenging classes, it is a great fit for hard working students looking for a place with little distractions during their college life.

  • 10/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Spiritually minded.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do. I swim, hike, bike, Rock-climb, 4-wheel, Block parties, and cave diving.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come Prepared!

    In three sentences

    The Most character-changing, uplifting school.

  • 10/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Many campus held activities throughout the week are avaiable for all students to participate in to meet others, and have a great time!

    Food and Dining

    Some of the best school cafeterias I've eaten at! Affordable too!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life at BYU-I is good clean fun. The dorms are no coed making it a cleaner and moral atmosphere.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU-I takes academics very seriously. If you aren't in it 100% I wouldn't apply because someone else should take your spot.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are a member of the Church of Jeusus Christ of Latter-Day Saints you get cheaper tuition.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a fantastic school. From the Teachers to the students one could not find a friendlier atmosphere. Anyone who wants an affordable, high-quality education should attend here.

  • 10/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Less then a 1% crime rate.

    Greek Life

    none.

    Bang for the buck

    Good education for the cost of it.

    What to do for fun

    Fat Cats, bridge jumping, board games, movies... lots of just hanging out. Without a car, this place will get boring really fast.

    Food and Dining

    CrossRoads is the on campus food place. The food is actually really good, and there is a nice assortment of drinks. However, there is no caffeine anywhere on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Some roomies are good, the ones that aren't good or great are really really annoying or touchy about things. Would really recommend off campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    Online classes are a great invention for basic classes that you just need to get over.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply and try for two consecutive semester.

    In three sentences

    Great school that combines religion and learning to create a very wholesome and effective learning environment. You learn not only information about your field of work, but also real life applications. Also, the Student help and advice departments do very well to make sure that you are not only on track to graduate, but also on track to graduate on time.

  • 10/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There has been no problems on campus that I have heard of. I see the security cars and guards around from time to time, so I know they are there. There are also blue poles, with a button and phone dispersed throughout campus for if you were walking somewhere alone, or even in a group and you feel uncomfortable, or like someone is following you or if someone is actually coming after you, just press that button and people will show up instantly. At least that is what they told us, we haven't needed to use it. A very safe campus, and city in general.

    Greek Life

    We actually don;t have any sororities or fraternities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities going on I can't keep track of them! We get emails twice a week informing us of the different activities going on and when/ where the clubs meet to make sure we know all that we need to get involved.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for basically anyone, but specifically those who want to be in a positive, spiritual, uplifting environment and of course people who want to get a good education while having a fantastic time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know many traditions yet since this is my first year on campus, but I can thing of a couple. The bells go off about ever half hour, wet hing (we haven't figure out the pattern yet) but when they do instead of just ringing to signify the time they play church songs. One awesome traditions is if you wear your BYU-I Official Student Body shirt on Fridays, you get discounts at all the places on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    The price is absolutely amazing! I am paying half of what all my friends are, sometimes even a third of some of the colleges. Plus the school offers good scholarships to help pay for tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Where do I begin?! There is so much to do here. There is always something going on, literally everyday. For some examples there is swing dancing, ballroom dancing and hip hop, yoga, zumba and other workout classes, game nights, movie nights, learning how to fight nights, concerts, dances... the list goes on and on. That is all on campus, off campus there is a farmers market, tons of local restaurants and food places to try along with a rodeo! We will have plenty to do and for a good price too! All of the activities on campus are under 5 dollars. There are also devotionals every Tuesday to give you that little pick me up to help you out the rest of the week.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is absolutely amazing! There are so many options to choose from , all of which are delicious! My favorites are the BBQ station, salad bar, and the sandwich/wrap place. They also have Mexican and Chinese food, a hamburger/ hotdog grill, pasta, pizza and more! Best of all, it is cheap. The meal plans are unique. Unlike other colleges where you choose a meal plan with a set amount that may be too much or not enough for you, you choose the exact amount you want to have.

    Dorm Life

    The set up is a little different here at BYU-I. There is not much dorm space ON campus, so there are apartments AROUND campus that are for the students. They are the approved student housing, but they are basically like the dorms. We have tons of activities, the rooms are nice, living area is good and kitchen is decent, depending on which one you stay at. Only problem really is how quickly they fill up since there is a housing shortage, but are currently working on building more I'm pretty sure.

    Academic Rigor

    This was hard to pick. It can be pretty difficult, and you definitely stay busy, but if you do what you are suppose to and pay attention in classes, it won't be as difficult as it seems at first.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply far into advance and check the housing as soon as possible. There is A LOT to choose from and it fills up quickly. Go to your classes and do the class prep and you will learn and pick the concepts up faster than you ever have before. Most of all just have fun while you are up here, make friends, join groups, and go to the activities!

    In three sentences

    The campus atmosphere is absolutely wonderful. Everyone is so nice and helpful, the teachers are amazing and the faculty is close to the student body. The classes are small, food is delicious, and lastly the weather is wonderful!

  • 10/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have emergency operator buttons all through out campus!

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg is not really know in most parts of the country, but it was really great and adventurous outdoor activities. The nightlife is a lot of campus activities and apartment associate parties and private parties.

    Food and Dining

    The school food has a great variety, it is also any great way to meet new people. The food varies from salad bars, Italian, wraps, chiefs choice, barbecue, etc.

    Dorm Life

    I have never experienced a dorm and I do not plan too. I say go off-campus it is much better. Bigger and nicer living spaces.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics rigor varies. I can truly say it really depends on the teacher. I think the best way to know the reviews of the teacher is going to have to be rate my professor; it is a great resource!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise students to be very aware of the semester they are given, if winter is given, than please do not forget to bring warm and cozy clothing!!!

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University- Idaho is a unique and incredible university. I have never felt such joy being in school, and looking forward to most of my classes. The teachers, the activities and devotionals make the school such an glorious experience as a college student.

  • 10/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Dirt biking and 4-wheeling are very popular things to do, the campus is about ten miles away from the Saint Anthony sand dunes. The campus sports and activities are always going on and there is always something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    There isn't much in the way of good dining in Rexburg. About the highest class places are Wingers and Applebees.

    Dorm Life

    It's no party school, but the dorms are pretty fun.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are always willing to help out, and they're usually very understanding on assignments.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to bring a lot of cold weather clothes, especially wind protection. It gets very cold and the wind is usually blowing 15-20 miles per hour.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a very good school with small class sizes, good professors, and a beautiful campus. The campus has many amenities that most smaller campuses don't have. The sports program is all inclusive, so you are more than welcome to play!

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    As always there will be those knuckle heads who want to rebel and do something stupid that get people hurt - yet the Spirit that resides at BYU-I seems to have a prominent effect on the safety of the students and even the students and locals seem to try their best to provide a safe environment and look out for one another.

    Clubs and Activities

    Though they don't have one team to represent them; BYU-I offers a great opportunity for everyone to get involved in the activities and sporting events they love to play.

    Bang for the buck

    With it's cutting edge price competitiveness toward other private schools, it's hard to beat the quality of this institute of higher learning for the amazingly low price of attendance!

    What to do for fun

    Between exploring the Majesty of the outdoors while snowmobiling, four-wheeling, hiking, snowboarding and skiing to the comfortable sit down movie theater; there is something to do for everyone!

    Food and Dining

    Not to many fancy dinning places near by but you sure won't be deprived of your favorite foods and will still get the affordable rate for a college student.

    Dorm Life

    There will always be difficulties about living with a bunch of other youngsters but the atmosphere that the Honor Code creates is rivaled by no other Educational facility when it comes to it's moral and virtuous living standards. No to mention it a great place to have loads of good clean fun with every one around you.

    Academic Rigor

    A very competitive school that lets you pick you level of study and to what extent you get of of your desired field of study.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm cloths and be ready to follow the Honor code. The Lord God will bless those willing to be obedient with great success in their academic and spiritual development.

    In three sentences

    A choice school to attend for it's diligence and dedication to the students education and personal fulfillment in life. A place to go to receive friends for life and to study topics of our own desires in a calm atmosphere. BYU-I is an exception school to attend for the wonderful spirit of ambition to learn and the comfort of peace that resides on campus.

  • 10/22/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You probably won't find a cheaper school with this level of education and with as many included services in your tuition. No hesitation there, this place is wonderfully good to students.

    What to do for fun

    Here, you make your fun. Rexburg is small. There is lots to do with the fun people you choose to associate yourself with. Campus is always full of activities and dances and workshops and other things. Never a dull moment if you're involved.

    Food and Dining

    On campus has a brand new cafeteria area called the Crossroads. It's got all kinds of food, fine prices, and a big comfortable area to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms, but all students are required to live in school--approved housing. I loved my apartment and stayed there for 3 years. Real down to earth people, close neighbours, great managers. Clean checks can be a bummer or a benefit depending on your view ;)

    Academic Rigor

    This totally depends on your major, and on your definition of academic rigor. I am a music major, one of the most difficult and time consuming majors on campus. However, the foundations classes required for all students are often basic and easy to complete with good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with the academic advisors - they know what they're talking about. They'll help you navigate all the many things you need to consider when registering for classes. There is lots of online chat help available to you before and while you're on campus.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a fantastic place to combine sacred and secular knowledge. The teachers are qualified and inspiring. There is a feeling of community support campus wide.

  • 10/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Thousands of Return Missionaries and Eagle Scouts so if anything goes wrong someone will help.

    Greek Life

    Non existent

    Clubs and Activities

    Huge amount to pick from.

    Great for these types of students

    LDS and Cold-Tolerant

    Bang for the buck

    Great education for the price you pay. It is a little hard to find work at times, which is the only financial downside to coming here.

    What to do for fun

    Depends on what you are into. There is plenty of outdoor activities. Cheap Movies, and about fifty different ice cream places.

    Food and Dining

    Good food on campus, a little pricy.

    Dorm Life

    Not much going on there.

    Academic Rigor

    Do not just find an easy professor to pass the class, come to learn and study hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, be active, work hard and have fun!

    In three sentences

    Good school with tons of opportunities to get involved. Beautiful campus, although it seems that there is always construction going on.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is super cheap but you're getting a quality education.

    What to do for fun

    I enjoy just hanging out with friends and going to dances.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads has pretty good food but it can get expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms but I've heard they are fine.

    Academic Rigor

    You should treat school like a full time job, from 8am-5pm. Try to dedicate a lot of time to studying for each class and make it a priority. Classes are hard but not impossible. You just need to apply yourself to your studies.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't expect the professors to be mean and heartless people. They are so kind and willing to work with any problems that arise. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is sometimes viewed as a second option to Brigham Young University in Provo but I would argue it to be the first option. It is a place to learn and be around people who share the same faith as you.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Absolutely over the top quality and worth every penny! 5 stars!

    What to do for fun

    Caves, straw maze, on-campus activities, fitness classes, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The crossroads is very yummy!

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus!

    Academic Rigor

    Not too difficult, depending on your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow the honor code!

    In three sentences

    BYUI is amazing and such a wonderful place to be! I give it 4 stars for it's overall quality in teaching and environment, student body and staff, and the extremely low costs. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who likes a smaller university feel and enjoys a happy and healthy environment. :)

  • 10/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety on campus is fantastic. Most of the students here are Christian, so everybody is pretty nice to each other.

    Greek Life

    I don't understand the question.

    Clubs and Activities

    Sports are always fun.

    Great for these types of students

    Its great for students who value and education, but still have time to have fun every so often.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a garden on campus and it is a very popular place to propose.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a great school to go to if you don't have that much money. It is super cheap, but you still get a really good education.

    What to do for fun

    There are sand dunes about 20 minutes away and those are really fun to go to. There are also a lot of sporting activities that you can do with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is generally pretty good. And there are also a lot of place to eat in the city of Rexburg.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, so I can't answer that question honestly.

    Academic Rigor

    I would've given it 5 stars, but some of the teachers really aren't as good as they sound. But most of them are really good at what they do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to bring warm clothes if you are coming in the fall or winter. It gets very cold up here. Also make sure you like to talk to people because everybody up here is super friendly.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a really great school. They have quite a few rule, which can be goofy at times, but they help everybody act their age. I am not a big fan of where it is though.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    No Greek clubs.

    Bang for the buck

    Ranked in the top 10-20 of all colleges in the US for value according to recent publications. Very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of activities - periodic newsletters keep you up to date of all campus activities!

    Food and Dining

    Lots of variety available at several on campus and off campus locations.

    Dorm Life

    (Online student - not staying in the doorms)

    Academic Rigor

    Excellent courses and very high standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    For transferring students, the academic office is great to work with. You can call ahead and get information on what potential courses can be transferred from other colleges and institutions so you can maximize your time in classes prior to transferring.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful online opportunities for those older students that want to go back and finish their degrees. I love that my classes start with prayer and incorporate gospel principles into our learning environment. The admissions office is extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is cheap! On top of that there is so much to do all the time!

    What to do for fun

    There are always things happening on campus and also there's quite a bit to do nearby that's low cost and fun for college students.

    Food and Dining

    On campus food is great! There is a large variety and it often changes so you don't have to eat the same thing all the time. Also there are many healthy options for those avoiding the freshman 15 or just wanting to stay healthy.

    Dorm Life

    The actual on campus dorms are lots of fun with many students from all over. There are always activities and parties going on that on the weekend there is never a dull night. Also, if you don't want to party the lounges are far enough away that the noise level isn't that loud so you can still get a good nights sleep!

    Academic Rigor

    All of the classes I have taken have been academically challenging. All require hard work, but definitely some more then others. One of the best things about BYU-I is the availability of tutors, T.A.'s, and the professors willingness to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know how to study! Classes are difficult and some require a lot of studying! If you don't know how to study begin working now so you will be ready!

    In three sentences

    I love the atmosphere and the high quality of staff here A BYU-I. all of the teachers I have had have been extremely helpful and care about all of their students. The small classes sizes make it easy to get help and attention from any professor.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a campus security office and there are many emergency posts distributed across campus.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    If you are involved in anything from anime to farming, there is a club or activity for to get involved in. There is a plethora of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    This campus is great for LDS students that are looking for a smaller town feel in a Mormon community.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This campus is sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(Mormons).

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is actually the cheapest that I have found. It is about 2000 dollars a semester and apartments cost about 1000 dollars a semester.

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg has many places to go and do things. Just a few miles outside of Rexburg, there are some of the best sand dunes in the United States. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National parks are just a couple of hours away. Salt Lake City is only about a three hour drive away also. There is also great places to go skiing.

    Food and Dining

    The on campus dining is very good. There are a lot of options to choose from. In most of the apartments, there are full kitchens that allow you to cook your meals.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms and apartments are really good. The freshmen do not have to live on campus either. There are a lot of older students that are willing to help you out.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard and others are easy. It also depends on the teacher. A class might be really good but that might only be with a specific teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am just warning you now, it does get very cold. Try to get your foundations classes out of the way in you first couple of semesters. The grad-plan is your friend.

    In three sentences

    This college is amazing. The professors and students are really friendly. It is not only a good school but a great place to live.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Seeing as it that 99% of the students here are LDS the campus (and the town) is extremely safe. I have never heard of any violent acts or crimes since I have been attending school here.

    What to do for fun

    Go to the dunes, ice caves, i-center, and many other locations!

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads on campus is exceptional.

    Dorm Life

    Not many people live on campus. Since the campus is on the smaller side all of the off campus housing is still very close to the campus. Everyone is very friendly and it's a lot of fun to get to know the people you live with and around!!

    Academic Rigor

    It's college - so it's a lot harder then high school. Plan on spending 3 hours of studying for every hours in class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to this amazing university. You'll love it!!

    In three sentences

    BYU Idaho is an amazing school with great educational opportunities. This university is very unique and can offer a great learning experience that is different from anywhere else.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You don't really have to worry about safety here, except for crossing the street at night. But there are emergency buttons everywhere on campus.

    Greek Life

    There is not any Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Their is a club/activity for anyone and anything.

    Great for these types of students

    Latter-day Saint/Mormon or people interested in having Heavenly Father in their lives. BYU-I's nickname is BYU-I do. There are definitely a lot of married people/young children on campus. If you're looking for a spouse, go here. The girls out number the guys, but there are still many single guys out there to date.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Devotional is hosted every Tuesday. (A lot of the talks have to do with marriage, but they're still great talks!)

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-I is cheaper than most community colleges even when housing and food is factored in. You definitely get an education that is top notch.

    What to do for fun

    BYU-I host dances of all kinds every week (swing/country on Wednesdays and ballroom on Fridays). BYU-I has carnivals for holidays as well as a variety of shows/movies/concerts. Every student receives a student update email that lists the various events going on in the upcoming weeks. There are also things to do really close to campus (concerts, straw/corn mazes, movies, ect).

    Food and Dining

    BYU-I has a variety of choices if you have a meal plan. I encourage you to do the dining dollars in advance so that you get extra money added to your account.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus at Tuscany and LOVE it! I have amazing roommates who are caring and fun to be around.

    Academic Rigor

    This mostly depends on your major and the courses you take. BYU-I has a ton of wonderful programs. Make sure that you are prepared for the courses you want to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure you want a religious aspect within all your classes. Before every class you pray, you are encouraged to attend church services every week, and Heavenly Father is a part of everything that goes on at the school. If you are a student here, you are required to uphold the Honor Code (basically the standards of the Latter-day Saints). Also, you are not aloud to wear shorts or flip flops on campus. The only shorts allowed are the BYU-I athlete shorts. And you are only allowed to wear those while working out in the facilities, no where else.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I has an amazing atmosphere. Religion is incorporated in everything from your classes, your studies, campus life and church. BYU-I is tucked into a town full of love and entertainment.

  • 11/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe due to the security systems that is set up. Also because the town is safer than other university towns therefore there is less crime reported.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many students from all parts of the world therefore there are a lot of associations set up to get students involve.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students that want to learn, get out there, and want to help someone and the world a better place.

    What to do for fun

    There are hiking, biking, hot springs, a lot of recreational activities, and just hang out with so many other students that attend the school

    Food and Dining

    There is the crossroad which is the university cafeteria. It is a great place to have lunch and socialize with other students. There are some great places that is affordable all around town that students go to hang out.

    Dorm Life

    There are a lot of students that live in the dorms. It is a great place to live because it is on campus so it is easy to get around. However, I would rather live off campus because I love to cook and in the dorms there is no kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    The students academic are taken very seriously that is why the university do all that they can to help the students succeed. There are free tutoring set up, free auto inspections, small classrooms to have one on one relationships with teachers, and some of the best equipments to help students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard to get a good grades, take advantages of the programs and activities that is offered, and get to know your professors and classmates on a individual level.

    In three sentences

    It is a spiritual campus that is full of miracles and love. There are students that are from all parts of the world that come from all walks of life and have so much to share. The professors and staffs have the attitude and purpose that every student can and will succeed in life.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always feel safe on campus and even around it.

    Food and Dining

    Brings the variety of people with the variety of food right at your doorstep.

    Dorm Life

    Living with roommates is like living with your friends, its awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academics, you learn a lot and have fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a good jacket, and lots of fun.

    In three sentences

    BYUI inspires you to do good everyday, and not only when in school. The atmosphere invites you to become a better person. The schooling teaches you not only knowledge that is intellectual but how to learn or yourself.

  • 11/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    The school does not sponsor Greek societies

    Clubs and Activities

    Pick your interest, and if there isn't a group to match it already, the school will help you start it!

    Great for these types of students

    LDS students, Christian students, or those interested in a clean, calm, but full-of-opportunity environment!

    Bang for the buck

    The quality/cost ratio of education is phenomenal.

    What to do for fun

    The university offers diverse and innovative student-ran activities programs for all interests! Participate in numerous recreational or competitive sports, outdoor recreation, service, talent, or simple entertainment events!

    Food and Dining

    There are the standard local options of fast food and restaurants, such as Applebee's, Wingers, and all the major fast food chains, but more significant hotspots are 30 minutes away in Idaho Falls.

    Dorm Life

    Since the majority of students live in off-campus approved apartment housing, dorm life is what you make of it. You can opt for a more expensive location or a cheaper one, lots of partying or quite studying.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the intended major, academics at BYU-I can be very rigorous (especially in the sciences departments) or more relaxed (such as with the Foundations courses).

    Tips for prospective students

    Talk with current students about their experiences. If possible, visit the campus and feel the difference compared with other universities. I am always astonished with the peaceful environment found here.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a university focused on developing educated, Christ-like individuals. Every member of the faculty demonstrates significant personal commitment to developing Christian characteristics and helping students do the same. The opportunities for self-motivated progression are endless.

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe here, because of the the religous atmosphere and the nature of the small town. There still are incidents, and there are secutiry boxes in every quad in case something bad happens. I've never heard of one needing to be used, so consider yourself safe here.

    Greek Life

    We don't have sororities or fraternities here: we have wards with Relief Society and Priest Quorum. No keg parties or anything like that around here, but still plenty to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Plenty of student assoiations and activities to go to. Comedy troupes, live bands, plays and performances. Associations for every ethnicity and for certain majors. If you're not careful, you'll hardly give yourself time to finish school work.

    Great for these types of students

    The student body is primarily Mormon, thus everyone assumes it's entirely single Mormons, But there are lots of married people, even non-members who go to school here. Either way it's a positive atmosphere that any flexible person can enjoy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday at 2pm, a Devotional is held, and students are incouraged to go. There are no classes during that time of the day and everyone dresses up to go see who's speaking. The Rexburg LDS Temple is just at the top of the hill, which can be seen from miles around is a beautiful site, though only church members with reccomends can enter. The grounds are free to peruse however.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-I is subsidized by money from the LDS church, which makes tuition incredibly affordable in comparison to other universities. It's currently around $3000 per semester for those who aren't members of the LDS church, and those who are members have to pay around $2000. Great professors and student body, it's a wonderful place to learn(I swear I'm not being paid by the school to write this. I just love it here.).

    What to do for fun

    Plenty say there's nothing to do in Rexburg, but I think they're aren't imaginative enough. There's a drive-in theater, bowling alleys, lazer tag, plenty of restaurants. The parks in town are beautiful and the school always has some activity you can go to, like free fitness classes or plays and concerts.

    Food and Dining

    The fast food staples exist, as well as local restaurants with a sort of country feel to them. Plenty of places to go, and you can travel to Idaho Falls if Rexburg is just too small for you.

    Dorm Life

    I was in the dorms my first semester, and I had a well enough time. Normally freshman populate the dorms and there will always be the possibility of drama. It's a lot of fun though! And there are plenty of other housing options if you get stir-crazy.

    Academic Rigor

    Apparently an A is the norm around here, but the average class requires a C to gain credits. There's a lot of competition, but plenty of on campus resources to help you if you need a pick me up.

    Tips for prospective students

    The winters start early, and the air is rather dry, but even a California girl like me can find a home here. A car is nice, but not needed if you need to walk, but there is a car rental group sponsered by the school if you're desperate! This really is a great school, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a beautiful campus with a great student body and supportive faculty. Graduates are known for being hardworking and honest, which comes from a strict but uplifting religious atmosphere. I really do enjoy my time here, though some specific majors aren't offered, but there is something for everyone here!

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You always have to be careful walking down the streets and they don't allow you to text while you walk or you will be fined for it. Overall the safety on campus is really good.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have a lot of activities and clubs that you can join such as a sports club and music club.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is that bad. If you don't want to pay the full tuition sign up for a lot of scholarships and even BYU-I has scholarships that you can apply for.

    What to do for fun

    BYU-I has a lot of curricular activities everyday and on the weekends. You can do a lot of fun stuff such as sports, dancing, and even shopping if you wanted to.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is amazing. I love it. They have different ethnicity foods and they are all really good. The food and dining is pretty good and not expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm right now, but I know a lot of friends who are living in the dorms and they love it. The dorms are closer to the class buildings than the apartment and you get to meet the people in your dorm and those in other dorms close to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    You are able to find the career for you here at this school. They have the career provided and set for you to achieve it. This school provides you with so many opportunities that you can't imagine.

    In three sentences

    I love going to Brigham Young University-Idaho. I am able to find the career that interest me. I am able to become the person that I want to be and meeting a lot of new people everyday.

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    If you are LDS, or share similar beliefs and standards, this is the college for you.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Others will probably share some cooler places, but I really liked the Gardens up by the Hinckley and Ricks buildings.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho provides a terrific education for the money. It's about 1800 a semester, and they usually keep textbook costs down as well. And, if you get a 4.0 during your first year, you automatically receive a scholarship for a full year's worth of tuition, which can be renewed each year after.

    What to do for fun

    The sand dunes are a blast and they're only about 20 minutes away from Rexburg. Rigby Lake is great for swimming during the Spring Semester. It's only about 20 minutes away, but costs about 5 bucks to get in. Sammy's is probably the most happenin' place in Rexburg. Aside from the great burgers and shakes, it's an awesome free venue for bands to come play. Nature Park is a lesser known gem in the Northwest part of Rexburg. There are some gorgeous trees, a few ponds, several ducks, and I even caught some fish up there. It's only about 5 minutes from campus and serves as a great way to get away from the stresses of college life. Besides that, just keep an ear open and check your Student Update emails. The University does a good job of keeping you posted on what's happening. Everyone complains that Rexburg is too small, and it sort of is, but if you try, you'll find plenty of stuff to do.

    Food and Dining

    I never ate on campus. Not once. But I had friends and roommates who did every day and loved it. Rexburg itself doesn't exactly have a very wide selection of restaurants, but what they do have is pretty good. Don't be afraid of a Taco Bus. They've got great burritos. Pizza Pie Cafe is a cheap pizza buffet that has some pretty tasty food. There's also a Taco Bell, Subway, Jimmy John's, and McDonald's, to name a few common restaurants. Aside from that, if you're dying for some Panda Express or Buffalo Wild Wings, Idaho Falls is but half an hour away.

    Dorm Life

    I avoided the dorms and moved into an apartment right outside of campus. They are more affordable, but the dorms aren't for everyone. There are plenty of apartments that give you a lot more leg room for a little more money. I recommend Nauvoo House. That said, the dorms will make it easier to meet more people, especially if you're an incoming freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are absolutely doable. Some seem easy, some seem hard, but getting that A is always possible with the right amount of study and hard work. I liked BYU-Idaho because it provided an adequate challenge without causing so much stress that it became hard to enjoy learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Utilize ratemyprofessors.com and be prepared to follow the rules of the university. Some rules may seem strict, but they allow for a better environment that is beneficial to everyone's ability to learn and perform well in school. Know and live the Honor Code. Neglecting to do so can have significant consequences that impede your academic progress. Lastly, own a warm coat! It's cold in Rexburg.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho provides a terrific environment for learning. The campus is incredible and quickly became my favorite place to be. The professors and students alike are very friendly and are focused on education.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    BYU Idaho is a great school in a great learning environment. The teachers are great and are very helpful. The guidance here is great leading you into a career of value.

  • 12/14/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very pretty, friendly and safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    The intramurals and clubs sound like a ton of fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For the quality of education offered, it's a real great deal financially.

    Food and Dining

    I love the frozen yogurt place nearby, called Mill Hollow. The lemon is the bomb!

    Academic Rigor

    Students seem very focused on their major here and seem to be trying to do whats right.

    In three sentences

    This school looks amazing! I love the strong Spirit on campus and the the combining of spiritual learning with secular subjects! I think the campus is gorgeous!

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    In case of emergency there are emergency phones located all over campus. Plus the local patrol of campus security.

    Greek Life

    This i am not very familiar with.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities that it would be hard to list them all.

    Great for these types of students

    Members of the LDS church would be surrounded by many others that share the same beliefs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday at 2pm we have devotional. Where all who want to, and it is suggested that the students attend to receive a spiritual uplift during the week.

    Bang for the buck

    Considering it is a church school the cost of tuition is very nice for those that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Food court is really about the cost of fast food that one would find elsewhere.

    What to do for fun

    There is a local water park for the summer months. Year round there is the movie theater/ arcade in town. Skiing and snowboarding at Grand Targhee is not far away. The city of Rexburg also has a disc golf course. There is an indoor running track, swimming pool, and multiple basketball courts.

    Food and Dining

    The selection of meals is pretty good on campus. Plus there are other options not very far from campus. The food that is offered on campus I personally feel is pretty good food plus plenty of sitting area.

    Dorm Life

    Due to peoples differences of personalities there is the possibility that you would have conflicts. The good nature of those that attend this university helps to provide better living situations than what might occur at a different university.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the level of courses that you are taking you will be challenged in some of your courses.

    Tips for prospective students

    During the winter months be prepared for the cold weather of Idaho. There are no shorts allowed in the classrooms.

    In three sentences

    Though it is a small town there are a lot of different degree opportunities. This is a very friendly campus where everyone is willing to help. For those who need it, the tutor system is very helpful.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Nothing bad has happened on campus and we have many security guards on duty.

    What to do for fun

    Within a 30 minute drive you can play laser tag, hike to Monkey rock, visit the Ice Caves, go to the sand dunes, ski or snowboard at Kelly Canyon, swim at Green Canyon, fish at Warm River, enjoy the stage at the Romance theater, and more.

    Food and Dining

    At the Cross Roads, you can find a bunch of different foods; everywhere from Chinese to Mexican, to the grill.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are old but they are right close to campus. Short walk to any of your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Teacher hold each student to a high standard, but they also show grace and mercy to students when things do come up in life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to Get Connected as a freshman because they will explain how things work, the in's and out's, and even some of the secrets of campus.

    In three sentences

    The classroom sizes are small which allows teachers to get to know the students, as well as lets the students get to know each other. Campus is beautiful with the newly remodeled grounds and buildings. This campus is always looking for improvement.

  • 12/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Does not apply to me.

    Food and Dining

    Does not apply to me.

    Dorm Life

    Does not apply to me.

    Academic Rigor

    does not apply

    Tips for prospective students

    Since I'm a prospective students other have told me what a great place BYU ID is. They state its a great place to learn and meet others. Many of my friends are attending the school.

    In three sentences

    The school has created a great academic learning environment for LDS students. It small enough to allow you to get to know many others on campus. I hear its a great place to attend.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is a big deal for this college, it protects all students and on top of that there are no Drugs what so ever. and the rules are enforced well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Never been to any really yet but planning on it, from the sound of it i will have alot to keep me busy

    Great for these types of students

    All Students who want to learn more and at a great price. Also all Ethics Groups people at BYUI don't care if your Black Green, Yellow, Brown, or White they see the person that you are and they love you for it.

    Bang for the buck

    You get what you work for the college is priced low and teaching is great, the Teachers are there for you they stick after class to help you and want you to succeed at your dreams but it takes work and so if your are willing to work and ask for help you Get the BANG FOR YOUR BUCK PROMISE!!!

    What to do for fun

    There is Plenty of fun things to do at BYU-I. Every night they have a dance, and its related to a different culture of life. They also have sports all the time as well. over all if you say you not having fun at college then get off the couch and do something besides playing video games. and meet some great people.

    Food and Dining

    OH, OH the Food is GREAT, all the food you can think of from the healthy foods to the college life foods Pizza. They have it but suggest you stay on the healthy side to keep yourself healthy for college and eat plenty of brain food

    Dorm Life

    Well you have a Choice either to live off Campus or on-campus. it your choice. Dorm life looks good. I however plan on living of campus right across the street in a place that BYU-I offers.

    Tips for prospective students

    You need to prepare yourself, study, study, and study. Make sure you want to go to college for the right reason to get an education. MAKE GOALS a Priority

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is by far a great College the College is drug free no drinking no smoking. It has a ton of Activities that you can do to keep yourself busy. Cant wait to Get there

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is located in a small town but has a ton of activities. There are many bike trails, hiking trails, natural hot springs, rivers, sand dunes, and camping spots nearby.

    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain your time and donâ??t procrastinate. When I had an assignment to do, I always told myself Iâ??d do it later because Iâ??d have time; but I really didn't. Make sure you read the text that is assigned and watch the assigned videos as well. Sometimes it seems overwhelming to read and watch everything, but in the end itâ??s helpful to know all of the information that you read. A third point of advice Iâ??d like to give you is to stay focused. Itâ??s really tempting to go check up on social networking sites, but itâ??s important to stay focused on the task at hand.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is the ideal school. The courses and teachers really care about their students and the material being taught. The curriculum and teachers teach the importance of values and the LDS religion.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is ever present, students generally obey the rules. No serious crime or shady activities that I have noticed.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a huge variety of clubs to join and activities to do, which makes up for the lack of fun stuff around town.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are mature, willing to learn, and know what they want to do with their lives.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Not really any that I have noticed.

    Bang for the buck

    You can find reasonably priced items pretty much anywhere in the town or on campus. Very worth it.

    What to do for fun

    In all honesty there isn't a whole lot. One movie theater, plenty of restaurants, but taking a walk in the many parks is nice.

    Food and Dining

    Food quality is excellent. I haven't had an issue with them yet. There are an extreme variety of restaurants, They are very reasonably priced for the average college student.

    Dorm Life

    Buildings are very simple, most have no air-conditioning so you are stuck with opening up windows to let in the cool air. Free Wi-Fi and cable television are in most apartments. Curfew can be annoying, but is well worth following or you could get kicked out of school.

    Academic Rigor

    I find the teachers know exactly what they are teaching and the difficulty is really refreshing. You can take your own learning at your own pace, which is nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for religion classes they are required and there is no way you can get out of them. Be prepared for the cold Rexburg winters, so bring really warm clothes.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful school to attend. The atmosphere is friendly and the students and teachers are very cooperative and willing to help.

  • 01/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe. I am a single girl and I feel perfectly comfortable walking by myself at night! Which is a big deal because I am afraid of practically everything! The town is mostly a college town so most people are students who look out for each other. The guys at the school look out for the girls and all the students are expected to live by an honor code of upstanding behavior so that eliminates many worries of danger or uncomfortable situations.

    Clubs and Activities

    So many things to do! There is no way to even begin to cover all of it. A big part of the activities at the school involve dancing. There is a Latin, ballroom, swing and country dancing clubs that meet every week and about 200 students show up every time!

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for anyone! It is a private school owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints so there are a lot of Mormons but everyone is very nice and you don't actually have to be a member of that church to go. If you want a good education for less money and lots of fun I would highly suggest this school!

    What to do for fun

    The school is in Idaho so there are a lot of outdoor activities! My roommates went on a 20 mile to a hot spring over the weekend and we went canoeing down a river the next day. I know a lot of people went rock climbing often and horseback riding! For the people who don't like outdoor activities the school usually has a movie night or a concert happening every week. There are a lot of clubs! One of the big things at the school is dancing. They have 4 separate partner dancing clubs that meet every week.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of places to eat and dine both on campus and off. I didn't eat out very often because it is expensive but I always had many options!

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live on campus. Most housing at the school is offered off campus but they make sure that housing off campus is very affordable. In fact it's cheaper than on campus and nicer! The general attitudes of the students is very friendly and it's really easy to make friends where ever you go. I lived with 5 other girls in my apartment and they were so nice! We managed to go an entire semester without a single argument! I can't guarantee that it is like that with every apartment but as far as I know that's pretty common.

    Academic Rigor

    This is a great school with so many opportunities to learn! The classes are challenging and teach you a lot! One of the really nice things about it though is that it has small class sizes of about 30 students so it doesn't feel to difficult because you have plenty of time to work with a teacher. There are also free tutors on campus available to any student who needs help! It's so nice because you just have to make an appointment and you have a private tutor for free.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard but learn to get involved in any way you can! There are so many fun things to do and the school makes it very cheap. It will also help you find a lot of awesome resources on campus that you would otherwise be oblivious to. Take time to study! Your grades do still count in college.

    In three sentences

    This is an excellent school! It is a great place to combine learning and religion. Students are prepared to enter the work force by the time they graduate.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get your money's worth. Housing can get a little expensive, but school has been a lot less than I thought it would be, and it's not all that hard to get a job on or off campus here.

    What to do for fun

    There's actually a lot to do. Idaho is an outdoors-man state, and the activities center will provide transportation for scheduled events. Every season here there's a lot to do outside. If you're not big into the outdoors there's still a lot to do. There is dancing most every night, competitive and recreational sports, constant fine arts, devotionals, and parties. There's also a ton more, but those are the things I participate in. The gym is also free, you just have to either buy or rent the specified amount, but having access to an indoor pool and track is really worth it.

    Food and Dining

    There's a lot of good places to eat around here. Some of them are kind of expensive, but overall they are fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fantastic. All of the girls are super friendly, and if you keep the Spirit there and say dorm room prayers then it will be a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class or teacher. Either way, you won't learn anything without studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study. Study. Have fun. Keep the Spirit strong in your life. Study. Don't be afraid to go to tutoring. And get involved! It's really worth it.

    In three sentences

    It's like EFY all of the time! There are so many amazing people and the Spirit is fantastic! I love having the temple so close!

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel really safe on campus. There are, of course, mishaps that happen in the community, just like everywhere else, but I feel safe on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are some organizations that could be titled under 'Greek Life.' They generally tend to stick to peoples majors.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are always things to participate in. You just have look it up and find what you want and go do it.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone. This school would be great for anybody and everybody.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have so many odd traditions at Brigham Young University that are just hilariously fun to participate in. The coolest location on campus is that of the Rexburg LDS temple. It is so awesome to be able to just look up the hill and see the magnificent temple. It reminds us where we are and what we are supposed to be doing and it is so amazing to go there early Saturday morning and serve.

    Bang for the buck

    As a whole, I feel like I am certainly getting way more about Brigham Young University of Idaho than I paid in. The faculty is really all about making sure the students are prepared for the future with a good education, attitude, and willingness to do good.

    What to do for fun

    There is SO much to do for fun at Brigham Young University of Idaho! They send weekly updates to your student account about things that are available to the student body. Most of it is either cheap or free. There is always something to do if you have looking to get out and have some fun.

    Food and Dining

    I never ate or drank out. I always prepared my own food, except for once at the very beginning and the food was pretty good!

    Dorm Life

    I very much enjoyed living in the dorms this past semester. It is so fun to be in the atmosphere of BYU-Idaho. Everyone is friendly and smiling and you are never lacking a friend.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes you take at Brigham Young University of Idaho teach you things that you will not find on the syllabus. President Clark is all about teaching students to be successful and hard working so that they can contribute to the future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work. Brigham Young University of Idaho, and they are really set on teaching you things that will help you throughout your life. If you do not go there prepared to work and with the right attitude, you will learn nothing.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University of Idaho is the best school that anyone could ever attend. Every campus is supposed to have something that sets them apart; for BYU-Idaho they call it 'the spirit of Ricks.' Brigham Young University of Idaho does not depend solely on secular education goals - they want to help you succeed in every single aspect of your life.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's very safety nothing ever happens

    Clubs and Activities

    BYUI have associantions that students can join and be part of it

    What to do for fun

    Depends on the season, pretty much Hiking, Ice caves, sand dunes.. there are two movie theaters... as I said there is no many things to do

    Food and Dining

    Cheap, I like the food at the cafeteria

    Dorm Life

    I'll never live on campus... butthere are nice places offcampus

    Academic Rigor

    Just do you r homework, and you'll be good!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be aware that BYUI was made for study, there are no many things to do in Rexburg

    In three sentences

    BYUI it's a very nice place to study Teachers are willing to help People is nice and friendly

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    They are plenty of clubs to go to, things lick recreation such as fencing, to cultural one where you can learn about different cultures.

    Food and Dining

    They have a pretty good selection, and it is not to expensive.

    Dorm Life

    There is usually always something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    They do expect hard work, but your not drowning in it either.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tutoring centers. They can save your life, not to mention you grade/

    In three sentences

    It is an excellent learning environment. It has a good religious setting. The weather is very good.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very secure, having a campus security on constant patrol, but the main contributor to the safety of the campus comes from the quality of people that attend the school, being honest and responsible.

    Bang for the buck

    I think this is a great school and is very cheap tuition for everyone, and doesn't have a higher price for out of state students.

    What to do for fun

    For fun the campus provides a lot of events that students can choose to participate in or simply attend. There are also a lot of dances and social hang-outs. The school also provides a lot of recreational activities including get-aways, and open participation sports.

    Food and Dining

    The school has a dining program and a nice cafeteria on campus and there are also a lot of restaurant within walking distance of the campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is great, getting to know a lot of people and making a lot of new friends. Also the housing is very close to campus and allows students simply to walk to class from their apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is rather high for me, I think students can choose their own level of academic rigor depending on how much they want to learn and the major and classes they choose to study.

    Tips for prospective students

    To prospective students looking to attend Brigham Young University-Idaho, I would basically just say to be prepared for some colder weather since it is cold half the year or two out of the three semesters.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a great school with an awesome atmosphere for learning. The teachers are work extra hard to help you understand if you are willing to take the time to talk to them. There are also a lot of extracurricular activities put on by the school in order to help with a social life as well as a resume.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are weekly dances and a formal one here and there, but the real fun for me was just being with my FHE family last semester. We were a tightly-knit group and got together almost every night.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't have the dining plan for students. It's a little more expensive than is necessary. I bought my own food and sometimes bought food at the food court in the MC - which worked out fine, but it was kind of tedious and bland after a while since I'm not a very good cook.

    Dorm Life

    I was in off campus housing, just across the street from the Hinckley building last semester. I really liked it - I think I'll room there in the future. My roommates were amazing. There were a few problems with our apartment, but they were fixed up straightaway.

    Academic Rigor

    My classes had a lot more busy work than I was anticipating. However, half of them were English classes, in which unusual amounts of busy work is not unreasonable. The other half were GE classes, which I enjoyed to a certain extent.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're going Winter semester, bring a lot of warm clothing. Bring some for Fall as well - it will snow. Follow the honor code and don't procrastinate.

    In three sentences

    It's a great college with many available services for students. You can have a lot of fun here and still get good grades if you work hard. It's a friendly environment with plenty of help across campus.

  • 01/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty of activity to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria rocks! Tons of selection.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms and really didn't like it. but the approved housing apartments rock!

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot of work to do. But it is manageable

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep up on your homework. Go to class and enjoy yourself

    In three sentences

    This school is a very friendly environment. It has wonderful staff. Best school there is!

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Everywhere you go you feel safe. There are always people looking out for anyone who needs help or is hurt.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    You can go walk through the gardens on campus. I suggest going to devotional at least once. ((I went twice but 2 of my roommates went every week) They are every Tuesday so it is easy to schedule at least one day to go. FHE every monday is always fun no matter what ward you are in.

    Bang for the buck

    Classes are 50x cheaper than any other school- other than junior colleges. Rexburg is a college town and everything is geared for poor and struggling students.

    What to do for fun

    Going out to the Caves is a huge thing. I went only once but it was probably the most fun thing I did there. A huge group gets together to play glowstick hide and seek in the dark for a few hours. Sounds fun? Its even better. Just make sure you bring a flashlight...

    Food and Dining

    The food is cheap and you get what you are paying for. The most expensive place is probably applebees by the freeway.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in a dorm! Even if you are a Freshman!!!! Live in the college approved apartments. Trust me it is way better! You have more freedom, more space, and more options.

    Academic Rigor

    I suggest taking at least one course from brother Ross Barron. He is by far the best professor there. His classes are tough and very educational. There is never a dull moment. I also suggest not taking a class by Brother Hammar. He is a sweet old man- but he is forgetful and asks way too much for the credits his class is worth.

    In three sentences

    I had an amazing time here. I most likely will not be returning, since I am getting married, but I enjoyed every day I was there, The other students are so much fun and really creative with their time and money. The professors and courses are great to choose from and overall it was a great experience.

  • 02/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The Campus is extremely safe, one of the safest in the country! The community of Rexburg is small, but trustworthy and inviting. While there are the occasional bike theft or minor case of vandalism, there is hardly a safer place to be than BYU-Idaho.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school is associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. All students are asked and encouraged to attend church services every Sunday. The university places a large emphasis on the importance of religious studies, offering dozens of courses on religion in America and all over the world such as, world religions, the book of Mormon, The Bible, The writings of the prophet Isaiah and many more.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho is relatively inexpensive. Tuition totals to maybe $5,000 a year (not including rent or personal finances) and the classes and campus are excellent. If you're looking for an absolute deal in getting an incredible education for a small price.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of people Go to the sand dunes on the weekends to ride quads or have bonfires. There are MANY restaurants and hang outs around Rexburg perfect for any sized group of friends. The school sponsors a great variety of outdoor activities like rock climbing, a ropes course, even wild water rafting!

    Food and Dining

    BYU-I provides a great dining hall with comfortable seating and a wide variety of food choices. The layout of the seating creates an open environment prone to socializing and new experiences.

    Dorm Life

    The Dorms are cozy and inviting. They're close to all the buildings and most of the social hubs. The managers are understanding and helpful, the dorms become your family over the course of your stay.

    Academic Rigor

    The quality of academics at BYU-I is excellent and constantly increasing in competitiveness and integrity.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you are well acquainted with the Honor Code before applying. The Honor Code is a huge part of the atmosphere and lifestyle at BYU-Idaho and if you are not committed to living it and letting it help you be the best student and person you can be, then you should consider other options.

    In three sentences

    The Best place to be if you're wanting a quality education while drawing closer to God and becoming a better person. Incredible teachers and a wide variety of course studies. Wonderful, up-to-date facilities and program that help each student reach their full academic and personal potential.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are many events every week like concerts, dances, contests, comedy and drama shows, and much more.

    Food and Dining

    There are different kinds of food like mexican, chinese, grill, pizza, etc.

    Dorm Life

    It's very quiet and safe.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are very strict but they are well prepared and they have the best teachers.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will love this university because it's the best one ever. You will meet the best friends you could ever have and you will have a wonderful time.

    In three sentences

    I love this university because it has what I want and I learn great values and it is very spiritual. People are very friendly and it's easy to meet new great friends.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rexburg is an extremely safe town as is the BYUI campus.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of fun groups/clubs you can join. I've really enjoyed the cultural clubs (like German club!)

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone really!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Tuesday there's devotional, where a professor/prominent member of the LDS church/etc speaks.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a great education for a great cost. You're getting a university level of education for a community college cost. Realistically you can get through your undergrad with no debt, and that is incredible.

    What to do for fun

    The school itself is always hosting fun events for free or little money. For example, Bill Cosby came and preformed in the Spring.

    Food and Dining

    The cross roads is pretty good, but also relatively pricey.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived in the dorms, but I would recommend just going straight into approved housing. It's basically the same environment just in a better apartment.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on your classes/major/teachers. Most foundation courses are really easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the free tutoring centers, they can be grade savers!

    In three sentences

    BYUI greatest strength is its availability. Teachers want you to succeed and are willing to take time to help you. Administrators and advisers are also easily accessible.

  • 02/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is phenomenal at BYU-Idaho.

    Greek Life

    No such thing here at BYU-Idaho.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's quite a big variety of clubs and activities offered at this university. Any kind of interest you have, there's sure to be a club or activity there!

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for very religious people.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The BYU-Idaho Gardens are the most popular place for first kisses and also a popular place for proposals and photos.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is EXTREMELY cheap! It's a fantastic deal for the quality of schooling you get. Of course, there's a few majors that I would suggest you look to a different school for, but that's for each person to research on their own.

    What to do for fun

    There's not much honestly...Rexburg is VERY small for a university town, so you definitely have to be creative with your activities.

    Food and Dining

    There may not be a ton of options for food and dining, but it's cheap...and that's a big plus for college kids.

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally like the dorm life at all. I'm not huge on being forced to do all of the religious activities, so I hate that about the school in general, but definitely the dorms and apartments. But if you don't mind that kind of stuff, you'll love it. They're VERY nice apartments.

    Academic Rigor

    I've been to a couple other schools, and BYU-Idaho is definitely the hardest of them all. It's not so hard that you can't excel, but you definitely have to make sure you stay on top of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready for how hard college really is. College will kick you in the butt, even if you did awesome in high school.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University of Idaho is definitely the strictist of the church schools. Though the academics here are good, I would not recommend coming to school here unless you really want the religion shoved down your throat. I will actually be transferring, it's so overwhelming.

  • 02/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's a religious school, so the students here live up to high standards and create an incredibly safe atmosphere.

    Bang for the buck

    Low tuition. Lots of scholarships (many of them need based). Low cost for housing. My first semester costs for everything (including tuition books, housing, and food) was $2,500. I don't think you can get any better than that.

    What to do for fun

    I volunteered for the Intramural Sports Program/ Student Activities, so I got to see a lot of the great things to do around Campus. If sports are your thing, the Intramural sports here are free. Free! So you can join one of the non-competitive teams, or try out for the competitive sports program. Also, they have dances(party dances and swing/latin dances), races, and much more, usually for only a dollar or two. The town of Rexburg doesn't have much itself, but Idaho Falls is only a half an hour drive away if you feel the desire to do more than the campus activites.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the cafeteria (known as the Cross Roads), has great food with a large amount of variety. But if you're like me, you'll probably spend your food money at a nice grocery store that is just a block away from campus.

    Dorm Life

    I actually have never lived in a dorm. Freshmen aren't required to stay there, so I lived in a house next to campus, and I loved it. All students are required to stay in approved housing, though (unless living with parents), and because it's a religious school there is an honor code and a midnight curfew. But I think my home life was all the better because of it.

    Academic Rigor

    There are so many amazing teachers here, and the online shell used to supplement classes is great. I love being able to turn in all my assignments online, and having the class outline on there as well. I will say that the basic Foundations classes that are required had elements that seemed more like a review, but all other classes had no such drawbacks.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of everything that is offered here! First week you're here, get yourself a tutor (for free I might add), take one of the free fitness classes, and attend the amazing events that happen on campus. As long as you get out of your comfort zone, you'll have the opportunity to meet the friendly students here, while you get a great education.

    In three sentences

    This school is amazing. With quality education, low cost,many opportunities for scholarships, and amazing amenities like free tutoring and free gym access, BYU-I is definitely the school to be at. And since this is a religiously affiliated school, the atmosphere is welcoming and encouraging.

  • 02/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe and you feel protected when you are on it. People are always willing to help you if you are in trouble. Also, there are emergency phone lines placed all around campus so if you are in trouble you have access to immediate help.

    Greek Life

    As far as I know there is no Greek Life here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities to choose from. I could not even begin to name them all. Whatever your interests are, you will be able to find a club or activity that goes along with it.

    Great for these types of students

    This university is great for anyone who wants to be on a campus that is not too big. Also, if you really want to meet a lot of new people then this is the place to be. Everyone is friendly and you feel good being on this campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This school is a church school and every Tuesday there is a devotional given. During that time, all of the campus businesses are closed and there are no classes. Every meets together in one building to listen to a different speaker each week.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of attending this university varies a little bit, but overall I feel that the costs are very fair. Tuition is not too expensive, and there is a large list of housing options to choose from so you can pick your price. Other costs and expenses are pretty minimal; it all just depends on how well you manage your money.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many different activities available at this campus. I'm positive that you will be able to find an activity that goes along with whatever your interests are. The best thing is you can try something new every week because there are so many things to choose from.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good! I have only eaten on campus a few times, and every time I have it has been great. You can feel good about eating food that is good quality.

    Dorm Life

    I actually do not live in the dorms, but I have some friends who do and they really love it! You make a lot of new friends and you have a blast. It is also nice to be right on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the type of person you are will really determine how you feel about the academic rigor at this campus. I feel that all of the work I have to do is expected for college life. There are free tutoring services here, so you have every opportunity to do well in your classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    This university has a wide variety of different degrees to choose from. The professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful to you. Everyone at this school really wants you to succeed in life.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is definitely the place I need to be. There is such an amazing atmosphere here; I really feel that I am getting a great education and having a good time too! This is an incredible school and I am so glad that I chose to continue my education here.

  • 03/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have a delightful health care center on-campus, and they put priority on making sure that every student has health insurance. It can be rather dangerous in the winter. It snows a lot! So careful if you're driving. They've recently taken precautions for Tuberculosis, because they have a wide influx of international students and US citizens that have traveled to foreign countries. On the bright side you'll be introduced to many different cultures and behaviors.

    Great for these types of students

    This is not a partying school. They don't tolerate alcohol, fornication, etc... Don't do anything foolish or you could wind up being expelled. That being said, if you're the type of person who like to follow rules has a good work ethic and loves a very religious atmosphere then you'll love this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every semester they hold a get together called Get Connected. It's to help incoming freshmen and continuing students get to know each other and to learn more about the school. Once a week they also hold a devotional from leaders from of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It isn't required that you attend, but they do shut down all of campus until the devotional is complete, so you might as well attend. Sometimes I would spend the time studying instead. It's up to you really.

    Bang for the buck

    Not really sure what this means, but as far as tuition goes BYU-Idaho is cheap! Cheaper obviously if you're LDS.

    What to do for fun

    BYU-Idaho host various activities on-campus. Anything from sports to musicals, to art exhibits. You can find various activities to use suit your interest. Or if you're a homebody like me you can just stick it at your apartment in comfort.

    Food and Dining

    To be honest, I don't eat out much. I figure I can make better food and save money by buying my own food, so I can't really tell you much about what they sell on campus. They do have various restaurants around, but take it from me, learn how to cook and save money.

    Dorm Life

    If you're single and living on campus it's basically just a lot of rules to follow. If you're married, life gets better, but some of the rules will seem even more stupid now that you're married. But follow them, it's for your and your fellow student's benefit. I prefer staying off-campus. Housing can be difficult to find, especially if you're looking for a decent cheap one.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a lot of work, the teachers expect a lot out of their students and unless you go seeking for help you won't receive much. Some teachers are willing to help you, but for the most part if you want help better go to them and ask! If you ask you shall receive.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard! Don't give up when things get tough. Ask lots of questions. Don't take offense easily and be opinionated. Respect the rules even if you don't always agree with them.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho has a environment that is very conducive to learning. BYU-Idaho's teachers often demand too much from their students in my opinion. BYU-Idaho is a great school with a terrible website.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    close to nothing to worry about!

    Greek Life

    none here!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of fun clubs and activities at BYU-Idaho. You'll always have something to do!

    Great for these types of students

    BYU-Idaho is built on the principles of faith in Jesus Christ. One of the university's 4 missions is to build testimonies of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage living His principles. Students who follow the principles of Jesus Christ's teachings will find an enjoyable and welcome place at BYU-Idaho.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Devotionals are held every Tuesday, where professors, faculty, and guest speakers come and motivate and teach principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a nice chance to refresh from the rigors of school. The temple is right across from the university. Seeing it stand guard on the hill is an inspiring image.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho offers a top-notch education for an incredible price. It's a great university, helpful professors, and great facilities. I'm constantly amazed at what I have been given for what I paid.

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg is the best in the spring. There's always a Frisbee or Soccer game going on at Porter Park. The school offers numberless performances and concerts for extremely cheap. The outdoor activities they do are phenomenal. River rafting, hiking, cross country skiing, climbing, mountain biking, are all great activities they offer, and Idaho's outdoors are definitely something to see. BYU-Idaho offers weekly swing, country, ballroom, and latin dances. There's always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    Rexburg isn't the greatest place for food and dining; but it's a college town, anyways, so that doesn't really matter. Remirez's is a good, relatively cheap Mexican cafe where orders are made quickly, and it makes for a great college diet detour. Cafe Rio is always really good as well. Broulims is the best place to shop for groceries overall. Although their prices are slightly higher than Wal-mart, Broulims has a lot more options than Wal-mart does. There's also Albertsons, but their prices tend to be very high.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the dorms my first at BYU-Idaho. After I came back from my two-year church mission, I lived in apartments. Apartments are much, much better. More roommate variety, better social life, better accommodations (or, accommodations in general...), the list goes on.

    Academic Rigor

    Find your major as soon as you can, and don't waste time taking useless classes. Your major can be fun, but it should be all about that. Be prayerful and smart about picking a major, and you'll find the one that you can complete and be satisfied with. Every major is going to have some degree of difficulty. There's no easy major. You're going to have to work hard at something in order to get a degree in something. Figure out a plan for graduation and become very familiar with academic policies and procedures.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you get on track for the winter, make sure to bring plenty of winter clothes. Over-estimate the cold. Thermals, wool clothing, high quality wind-breakers, hats, underarmour ALL are a must!!

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a fantastic school, religious in nature, but also enjoyable and entertaining. I think it was built in the perfect place so that students could both have fun and get serious about studying. Great professors and tremendous value for your money.

  • 03/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    BYU-I is one of the least expensive colleges in the country, yet the academics are equal to many four year institutions with tuitions well into tens of thousands.

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg is a small town, but the student activities are abundant and South-East Idaho has plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads has several dining options, each with a variety of choices.

    Dorm Life

    There are a variety of student housing options, so it is easy to find an atmosphere that suits your unique nature.

    Academic Rigor

    There is potential for a more rigorous course load, but you have to plan ahead so as to have the proper prerequisites.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a wide variety of courses along with your foundation courses.

    In three sentences

    Great wholesome atmosphere. Students learn from each other in a dynamic environment. Faculty is surprisingly diverse.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security officers all over campus, along with security cameras and lots of lighting. You may request escorts home or to your apartment. There are also emergency stations throughout campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are countless clubs and activities available for all people with varying hobbies.

    Great for these types of students

    People who are dedicated to their education and are willing to put in some serious work. Meant for those with the personality to help and uplift others.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheapest universities in the country. Roughly $5000 a semester for all expenses. An amazing deal especially for the education offered.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of activities available here. Horseback riding, skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing, even more in the spring.

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat out much, but there are a decent amount of options.

    Dorm Life

    You might not get along with everyone but that doesn't mean you have to have a negative experience.

    Academic Rigor

    There is a lot to learn here and there is no short cut. You must dedicate your time to your education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sometimes if things seem frightening because you don't know the answers doesn't mean you should quit. Think about where you will be if you quit; versus continuing the attempt to be better.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University of Idaho is a warm, welcoming university. It is full of kind people and opportunities. It has been a home for me.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus. The students are very trustworthy. It is a type of place where you can feel comfortable leaving your doors unlocked.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many activities and clubs that the school offers.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for hard working students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have what we call the Spirit of Ricks. Ricks used to be a small college before it became a 4-year school known as Brigham Young University-Idaho. All though it is hard to explain, there is just a feeling on campus that you come to love and enjoy. It is something one has to experience for themselves.

    Bang for the buck

    It is very well priced. It is one of the cheaper schools in the country to attend I believe and it has great teachers to go with it.

    What to do for fun

    There are lot's of things to do for fun. Not too far away is Yellowstone National Park that you can go visit. There are local events that happen. The school has lot's of sports and other social activities that are a fun time.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of good food places around town and the school has a good food court called the Crossroads. It has a good variety of foods and is fairly well priced.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are clean and fairly cheap. You have 3 roommates and it is a good time.

    Academic Rigor

    It does a great job in it's academics. However, it doesn't provide many majors that some students may want to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and do your best and you will succeed. College is difficult but if you put the work into it you will do well. You get out of it what you put into it.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a wonderful school. There are many wonderful people and amazing teachers. They do a fantastic job of helping out their students in all things.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Sammy's is a small shake and burger restaurant that usually has some form of entertainment, such as local bands, poets, singers, etc., that perform on the weekends and usually have some kind of dance party to go to afterward, either in the basement, flight museum, or at pinnacle.

    Food and Dining

    The crossroads has really good food, but it can be expensive. There's a few fast food restaurants semi-close to campus though, if you'd like to eat out, but if not, Broulims probably has the best selection of groceries.

    Dorm Life

    The housing situation at school is a little bit frustrating. I feel like the apartment owners charge a ridiculous amount of money for the three or so months you stay there.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor can be as intense or as light as you choose, for the most part. Some classes are a bit harder than others, but as long as you don't take all of the hard ones at once, they are manageable. Also if you're struggling with a course, the university offers a free tutoring service.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest getting foundation classes done during your first couple of semesters if you're unsure of what you'd like to major in, because they are also prerequisites to many of the other classes. Also I would encourage students to get involved with the activities on campus because it's a great way to meet people and to get a little bit of time away from school work.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a great school, with a lot of good people attending. The rules are a little strict, but easy to follow because most everyone is also following the rules. This is probably one of the friendliest campuses a person could find.

  • 03/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I almost want to say I feel safer here on campus than I did while living at home.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots! Everything from fencing to Jiu-jitsu to guitar. Not to mention lots of different sports.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Haunted Swing There's an old abandoned swing set down the road apiece that is shrouded in ghost stories. In fact, a student here is making a short horror film about the it.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition here is a lot cheaper if you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (mormon), however, compared to a lot of accredited universities, BYU-I is actually pretty affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Surprisingly for such a small town, there is lots to do in Rexburg. Live bands, dance parties, and clubs galore exist just around the corner, no matter where you are. For food and fun, try Sammy's. It's a diner-styled burger joint that features a live band most nights.

    Food and Dining

    I cook my own food, so I'm not an expert on school dining, but I do know there is a wide variety to choose from. If you're buying your own food, the cheapest store is Walmart.

    Dorm Life

    Keep your place clean and your roommates happy, and you will be fine. I have had a couple appliances break down, but maintenance staff always comes and fixes the problem in a timely fashion.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a university, it's going to be hard, so get used to it. That being said, the staff are all extremely helpful both inside and out of class, and will keep a good grade within your grasp. There are also a lot of peer-support type resources such as tutoring sessions or the Presentation Practice Center that will help to boost your grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dress warm -- it's cold here and there's a strict dress code. Also, be willing to be a nice person. The only uncool people here are the ones who make fun of others. Giving people the respect they deserve will get you far at BYU-I.

    In three sentences

    Spiritual. Friendly. Cold.

  • 03/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Be smart and you will be safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Join any that interest you. No matter what. Sports, plays, arts, academics, service, there is something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to learn and live by the spirit.

    Bang for the buck

    You pay tithing, then you are paying for your school!

    What to do for fun

    There is things to always do, from swing/county dancing night to performance every weekend. You and your friends can always find something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafeteria is good and they have upgraded the dinning facilities!

    Dorm Life

    When I lived on campus I loved the dorms. The apartments were great. For all first time freshmen I would highly recommend it.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes you can breeze right through, or others you will live in the Library. I have had both and no matter what I loved everything I learned. Attending class is so important. That includes Devotional!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take your time and have fun. Don't just study, make sure you have some fun. College only happens once in your life and those memories will last with you forever. Enjoy every minute of it.

    In three sentences

    I Love BYU-I! It is a campus full or life and the spirit. No matter what you do or where you are going, you are always able.

  • 03/21/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You have the sand dunes close by, caves, water falls, and lots of other outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads is a common place for eating on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't the best to live in, but there is plenty of other housing available.

    Academic Rigor

    They admit a lot of students that range in academic ability, which makes it difficult to crank up the rigor, but they are making progress in this area.

    Tips for prospective students

    They have a great English program, and the professors are impressive.

    In three sentences

    For any member of the LDS faith, this is a compelling option, as the tuition is greatly subsidized by the school's sponsor. My education there has seemed to put me ahead of those my age and slightly older in the work environment.

  • 03/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Definitely worth the money. Unless you are a D student you will get a scholarship, even if it is just $250 per semester. The bookstore, despite what some say does offer competitive pricing on books. Tuition is less that $1800 per semester and you can take as many as 21 credits, which I would recommend against. While some argue its not as good academically as Provo, it's no worse that any state college I ever went to and they are adding new programs every year.

    What to do for fun

    The campus is in the middle of nowhere but they make up for this by having activities every night, except Sunday on campus that are almost always free to students and those that aren't rarely go over $3. The food is always either included in that or is just free. These activities include various dance classes from swing to Latin to ballroom, intramural sports leagues for literally everything, a massive student council program that will include anyone who wants to come, and a whole lot more.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is alright but generally accepted as over priced. The down side to the remaining dorms is that they don't have kitchens and the crossroads (the campus food court) is not open at all on Sunday and has limited options and hours on Saturday. This situation is further complicated by the fact that there really isn't much by way of fast food that is in walking distance of the school. If your in the dorms I recommend buying a microwave or one of those single burner range things.

    Dorm Life

    Almost non-existent as they are trying to utilize all of the old dorms for offices so that they can replace the offices in campus buildings with more class rooms since they cut our building budget. On the flip side though almost all of campus housing is within a few blocks of campus and there is always something that is at least decent for any budget. Just be ready to pay for the whole semesters rent up front and get used to the idea of 3 to 5 roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    If you are in a science based degree they will make you earn it! Classes are not easy and they do expect you to show up to class. It pays off though because while we typically still don't score as high on national test as students from Provo do, more of our students come back from internships with jobs because we can walk into the lab ready to work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to do because there is a credit cap. If you don't know what you want in life don't sweat it to much for a few semesters. Just take advantage of the career/academic advising center and don't take to many under water basket weaving type classes. If you don't like the honor code, don't come here because they do enforce it pretty heavily and what it really comes down to is you signed it so they expect you to keep it.

    In three sentences

    BYU Idaho is awesome if you are a self driven learner. Teachers are usually on the easier side but expect you to show up having done enough homework that you can teach your classmates. Also, if you LOVE winter this is the school for you as we experience about five months of snow and a relatively mild summer.

  • 03/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Any and all

    What to do for fun

    There is so much to do and such little time to do it all. There is something going on every night.

    Food and Dining

    Just make it yourself it is a lot cheaper, than the schools food

    Dorm Life

    I am burning the candle at both ends.

    Academic Rigor

    College is the best

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn all that you can.

    In three sentences

    It is great, love the people here, they are very helpful.

  • 03/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's something to do everyday. Dances all weekend, volunteer opportunities, societies meeting throughout the week, even free events all throughout the semester.

    Food and Dining

    The crossroads offers a variety of food and at a decent price. The local food at restaurants offer food at a good price but the grocery stores are a hair more expensive than in other close cities.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is humble. I recommend living with lots of people so you have more resources and lots of people to mingle with. College is to gain an education and network, not to get a piece of paper.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't feel like it's incredibly challenging. For the majority of my classes the questions on the tests are verbatim from the readings you're given.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to have fun but don't shirk on your studies. If something needs to get done don't put it off, just do it. Take advantage of the free services offered on campus.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful educational environment. If you want to learn, there are vast resources at your disposal for little to no cost. Tuition is reasonable and there's truly wonderful people here and the instructors care about your success and it shows.

  • 04/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You kind of need to have an imagination, but there is so much to do in the spring time, such as hiking, caving, having bonfires, sandboarding and so much more

    Food and Dining

    The choices here in the town are limited cause it is a small town, but the food on campus is pretty good.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms so i really don't know.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are struggling in a class go get a tutor, they are free of charge and are very useful.

    In three sentences

    The campus is amazing and the teachers are all very nice and are willing to help you to succeed and really take an interest in you.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Excellent!

    Clubs and Activities

    clubs are almost non existent, clubs run on their own leadership and power most often unless it has a very good reason to be recognized as an official club. however the school is very supportive of activities that are provided on a weekly basis

    Great for these types of students

    this campus is great for a wide variety of students willing to get their education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The center of campus has the I-center , which is an enormous auditorium for presentations and weekly seminars, they say optional but students are expected to be in attendance every week. everything on campus shuts down for the devotional seminar.

    Bang for the buck

    I wish the engineering program was larger and more flexible, but you cant beat the price, especially if your coming from out of state

    What to do for fun

    BYUI is located near many natinal forests, the sand dunes and other local hangouts. the facilities offer great rentals for making full use of the nearby environment, and have daily activities on and around campus depending on your interests

    Food and Dining

    a tad expensive but extremely high quality food

    Dorm Life

    For the girls Dorms are excellent, the guys are downright awful. and the nearby housing is so close in price it doesnt really matter where you go. Dorms have much more strict rules however. such as a midnight curfew

    Academic Rigor

    The core classes are tough enough to feel like university courses. the biggest problem is having a large portion of classes that just feel useless yet have been made required

    Tips for prospective students

    Be very very careful to watch your Satisfactory Academic Progress aka SAP score, This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever dealt with, and it will crush you if you arent careful

    In three sentences

    BYUI is a great school for very low tuition and costs, the staff and professors are the best I've ever had at a college, many of them are incredibly dedicated to helping students compared to other colleges I'ved attended. and most of the facilities are more open and free for student use.

  • 04/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is a curfew that is enforced and officers constantly patrolling the campus and town.

    Greek Life

    There is none.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are dance parties on and off campus every weekend.

    Great for these types of students

    Polite and productive, want a great education with upstanding and well groomed citizens.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a great burger place called Sammy's where there are dance parties and band concerts constantly.

    Bang for the buck

    This private school is extremely affordable for a great education.

    What to do for fun

    There is rock climbing, bowling, movies, dance parties, sports, ice cave exploring, camping, bon fires, and many other fun activities.

    Food and Dining

    There are limited placed to go out to eat, but the ones there are very good and delicious.

    Dorm Life

    There are limited amount of dorms, most living is off campus apartments and they are wonderful and cheap with great people and experiences.

    Academic Rigor

    It is challenging but the classes are small and the teachers will help and work with you one on one. They want you to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved, that way you will gain a greater experience in this small college town and truly love it.

    In three sentences

    Everyone is extremely nice, polite, and well groomed. The campus is gorgeous and still growing/renovating. The quality of teachers and level of education and learning are high.

  • 04/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Pretty much, every student leaves their apartment unlocked, sometimes even with the door wide open! This just goes to show how safe BYU-Idaho is.

    Greek Life

    What's a Greek life? haha. None of that here at BYU-Idaho.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many opportunities to get involved because there are so many awesome clubs, organizations, and service opportunities to take advantage of here at BYU-idaho.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU-Idaho is a great school for optimistic, social, and fun-loving people who want to get a world-class education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU-Idaho is really chill. No whacky traditions here!

    Bang for the buck

    Where else in the country can you find a private-university whose tuition per semester is less than two grand? I think no where else!

    What to do for fun

    Be creative at BYU-Idaho. Many people think that because this isn't a big city that there isn't that much to do. This is a big, fat lie. There's plenty of great outdoor recreation, campus activities, and parties every week of the year.

    Food and Dining

    Rexburg, Idaho is a small community still holding on to its farmer roots so there aren't a lot of restaurants to choose from or supermarkets. However, all the basic college goodness like pizza, ice cream, and pie are readily available in this town.

    Dorm Life

    The best way to make new friends and have a great social life is to live in off-campus housing. By doing this, you are guaranteed a greater, overall BYU-Idaho experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Even though this school isn't widely known for academic greatness, you can make all the difference by applying yourself and following the teaching-model taught at BYU-Idaho.

    Tips for prospective students

    Becoming a BYUI student is easy, but don't be fooled just because you're accepted easily. This is your future and the work you put into your school work will show with just how satisfied you are with your education here at BYU-idaho.

    In three sentences

    This University prepares students for a transition into today's society with a great emphasis in religion and God. Few universities today can compare with the high-moral standards and expectations that this institution gives its students. BYU-Idaho is the perfect place for a great future!

  • 05/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Its super safe here. Most people are deeply religious and crime is like non existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have everything

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a waterfall called monkey rock just outside of rexburg that you need to see

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive for the education that you are getting.

    What to do for fun

    The school has tons and tons of activities!

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is great!

    Dorm Life

    Live off campus, the dorms are not that big

    Academic Rigor

    Its good because they focus on you on a person and not just your test scores.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and use rate my professor and buy the books online

    In three sentences

    I love this school because it has everything I want. The professors are willing to work with you. I love the students here.

  • 05/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    According to College Prowler, BYU-Idaho is the safest campus in the United States. After attending for two semesters, I never had any indication that something may not be safe, and on occasion I did see campus security.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life present at BYU-Idaho.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are dozens of clubs and activities going on constantly at BYU-Idaho. I found myself attending five different clubs throughout the semester to meet new people and be introduced in to a variety of different fields.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU Idaho is great for students who are willing to work hard and are focused on school and have big dreams for their futures.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One of the unusual locations on campus is the gardens. BYU-Idaho boasts one of the largest garden areas on the west coast and is a great place to take a date for a walk.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho has been rated one of the top ten best value schools in the nation by a number of different magazines. The LDS church pays for nearly 75% of the tuition cost of its students which makes it one of the cheapest colleges in the nation.

    What to do for fun

    BYU-Idaho is fairly cold in the winter so we spend a lot of time indoors. There are always dance parties, movies, and people to hang out with, just follow the noise and you wont be disappointed.

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is exceptional. There is always good food cooking and the prices are decent on campus. Off campus there are good places to eat with friends.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms at BYU-Idaho are full of fun and exciting adventures. The students living in them are nice and easy to get along with. There is also a different atmosphere unlike any college in the United States in that there are no drug or sex issues.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes at BYU-Idaho are very challenging, but with the right persistence and perseverance you will do well in your classes. Just remember that you are at school to learn; and not to party.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students should put BYU-Idaho on their radar because of its exceptional value and quality in both academics and college experience. Taking a tour of BYU-Idaho will really seal the deal.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho was the perfect college for me. It helped me to deepen my understanding of the world around me and allowed me to study exactly what is important to me. BYU-Idaho is the perfect school for me.

  • 05/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's a small town so you have to be creative!

    Food and Dining

    THe food on campus is delicious

    Dorm Life

    I lived off campus and is was very fun!

    Academic Rigor

    You will learn a lot

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, do your homework, and follow the rules.

    In three sentences

    THis university is such a happy place to be. The class are very helpful. And the social aspect is very clean.

  • 05/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel extra-safe on campus! Campus security ensures safety in the buildings, roads, and parking lots. There is also a strong presence of the Spirit that makes me feel safe in all of the buildings.

    Clubs and Activities

    BYU-Idaho offers a ton of clubs! My favorite club to watch is the Polynesian club! The activities are so fun! My favorites are the zumba classes and intermural programs! I am impressed with the efforts BYU-I puts forward in making each new freshman feel welcome. Student orientation makes the parents feel comfortable, and helps the students meet other new students. A huge party called I-Night is a good start to the semester - offering many fun activities that can help students meet new friends.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU-Idaho is a wonderful place for anyone who wants to pursue a degree while enriching their own spiritual growth. Not only has my secular knowledge grown tremendously while attending, but my spiritual strength and testimony have increased as well!

    Bang for the buck

    The best thing about BYU-Idaho is that it is very affordable! I am able to work on my off tracks and pay for school without ever pulling out a loan! How many students can graduate without a penny of debt! Tuition is low because it is subsidized by tithing - your tithing is going to the church, so why not utilize the benefit of low tuition at BYU-I?!

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on on campus! Whether an open-mic night, country dancing, or dance parties, BYU-I does a great job of offering affordable fun. The Hart Gym is a huge work out facility that has great equipment - and it's free! Free zumba, ab, and other work out classes are offered! The intermural sports programs are a blast and competitive!

    Food and Dining

    The food on campus is delicious! If you are ever stuck on campus studying, doing group work, or just don't feel like cooking, the Crossroads offers delicious homemade food for affordable prices.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are rigorous, yet designed in a way to help each student gain the most knowledge. The teachers all know what they are talking about and are more than willling to spend extra time to help each student understand and succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come to BYU-Idaho with a desire to not only grow academically, but spiritually. Being open to the Spirit has really helped me in my classes. It is amazing to come to class and start with a prayer - the combined faith of the classes is ultra-powerful.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is the best bang for your buck! It is an institution with professors dedicated to each student's academic progression, as well as spiritual well being. All of the professors are dedicated to helping each student achieve success in the classroom, as well as helping them find career opportunities to pursue after graduation.

  • 05/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    SUPER SAFE. The only think I've ever heard that got stolen was a cow from a ranchers farm.

    Clubs and Activities

    If there isn't a club that you want to join you can make your own club!

    Great for these types of students

    I think it's good for anybody except for those that are too attached to a party life/nightlife

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The sand dunes. You need to visit that place at least once.

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth it. You spend around 3,000 per semester. Tuition is around 1800, room and board is around 1000; dorms and most apartments cost this price, if you are looking at a fancier apartment it can range between 1200-1500 per semester. anyway it is TOTALLY worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly the towns night life sucks! There are no crazy parties or anything of that sort. BUT what makes up for it is the activities the campus plans.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads always have yummy cheep food available. We don't have a McDonnalds or any big chain restaurant inside campus but do't fear! The restaurants they have in The Crossroads make up for it.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms! But what most people do is live in off campus apartments. I love it and it;s what a lot of people do. TIP: I WOULDN'T LIVE IN THE DORMS

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are as hard as you make them. Like I said the teachers are willing to help. Via email, meeting up or just after class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn how to select your teachers! Use Ratemyprofessor.com Don't get to crazy just because you are no longer chained by your parents. Learn how to get along with your roommates! Get involved. The more you get involved the more fun you will have!!!

    In three sentences

    So far all the teachers I've had here are willing to help you if you have any problem with the material. They ALWAYS have activities throughout the week for students to do and the plus side is that they are almost always under $6 The campus is really pretty and you learn to maneuver your way around pretty easily. Oh and the best thing about it is that it is super safe!!! If you are like me get out of the library at around 8-10 at night you will appreciate how safe campus is. You don't feel nervous walking home.

  • 06/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe place, cops are attentive, lots of lighting. You can walk around at night without feeling scared or nervous.

    Greek Life

    Very safe place, cops are attentive, lots of lighting. You can walk around at night without feeling scared or nervous.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are no fraternities or sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    There are no competetive sports teams (that compete with other schools) but there are tons of intramurals, some competetive, some recreational. There are outdoor activities, social activities, associations for different majors, workshops, lots of free stuff.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you don't care about drinking and smoking. If you are looking for a wholesome environment and a positive atmosphere. If you are going to college to find yourself and get an education and not to party.

    Bang for the buck

    There is a Mormon temple off-campus that is beautiful. There are amazing gardens on campus, the landscaping is very nice. There gardens have fountains, ponds and streams and tons of plants and trees, a perfect place to get away between classes. There is a weekly devotional where students learn insights into becoming a better person, living a happier life and becoming motivated.

    What to do for fun

    This is the best price for a great education that you will ever find. The atmosphere is positive and friendly, the classes are great and the price is as low as it gets.

    Food and Dining

    Lots of outdoor activities; bonfires, canoeing, camping, hiking, sports. There are social activities (dancing, social events), plays, shows, music entertainment, workshops, clubs. There are 2 parks, 2 movie theaters, some stores.

    Dorm Life

    On-campus food is pretty good; there are a wide range of options (mexican, asian, italian, salad bar, snadwiches, grill items, home-style meals, deserts etc.) Off-campus also as a wide variety and the prices at restaurants are pretty good, the supermarket however tends to be pricey.

    Academic Rigor

    I've never lived in on-campus housing but I have visited a few times. It is small, but functional and it's very close to campus. Off-campus housing differs. Some is close, some far away. Do your research, ask a friend, look up reviews before you sign a contract.

    Tips for prospective students

    Getting organized and getting involved will help you ahev a great experience.

    In three sentences

    Wonderful environment, caring teachers, great learning opportunities. People are helpfula dn the professors really care about their students. The classes are smaller.

  • 06/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Extremely safe and friendly campus. There is an honor code in place which helps each individual agree to maintain a certain level of conduct which allows for a very safe environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    They have endless numbers of clubs and activities to participate in. Get to know the departments and major that you will be going into to join the groups. Also you can get a head start by talking to the front desk of the activities center.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who want a balanced college experience between academics, social, spiritual, and personal growth.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    BYU-Idaho is an LDS private University so the Mormon culture is very prominent. There is a lot of farming in the community so that is also a big part of Rexburg, potato farming.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is really cheap and still provides an extremely good education! The school receives a lot of help from donors to help keep the cost of tuition down while still maintaining quality education.

    What to do for fun

    Get involved with the activities at the school. There is so much going on! Dance classes, outdoor activities, fitness competitions, sports leagues, concerts, bowling, arcades. There is a lot to do if you are willing to get out there and be involved.

    Food and Dining

    There are not very many options for dining in Rexburg. There are a couple of restaurants and they are nothing fancy. Idaho Falls is just 40 min away and has a huge selection and going down for the weekend is always fun.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but had a close friend that lived there and she loved it. Loved her roommates. Her dorm was extremely close to the school which was a definite plus.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses are difficult and time consuming, but for most of my classes they are all very hands on and teach you how to use what you are learning. There are a lot of real life application assignments. The teachers really focus on helping the students be ready to work right when they graduate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take time to know the campus, library, fitness center, wellness center, testing center. Talk to an academic advisor as soon as you get to the school to help set up a graduation plan. Be willing to talk to your teachers about your situation or any questions you have, the teachers are truly committed to helping you become, not only a great student, but also a great person.

    In three sentences

    I honestly love BYU-Idaho! It's a great school for people wanting to get a good education and be involved in many extra curricular activities. Classes are smaller in size, and the learning model of the school is very hands on.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Due to the high expectations and standards of BYU-I students the campus seems incredibly safe. There is the occasional case of a missing item but for the most part I feel completely comfortable leaving my valuables in the open. I wouldn't recommend getting in the habit but that says a lot about the integrity of the students.

    Greek Life

    unknown

    Clubs and Activities

    Unknown

    Great for these types of students

    Great for science oriented students - health sciences, agriculture, etc

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most unusual here is the high percentage of practicing LDS members. The university itself is a private school and meshes religion with most of its classes. Nearly every class begins by offering prayer.

    Bang for the buck

    There are a lot of scholarship opportunities here and it is definitely cheaper if you are LDS.

    What to do for fun

    For fun in this town there is a descent variety - mostly outdoors it seems - swimming, fishing, sand dunes are very near and used for motor-sports, camping, etc. Personally, I like to get out and go for a jog. This town is full of joggers and it is easy to find someone to keep company.

    Food and Dining

    The dining on campus seems about on par, typical small shops that provide the basics - pastries, quick snacks, etc. The city itself has several decent places but overall is definitely not very high on the list of culinary hotspots.

    Dorm Life

    I can't assess this as I don't live in any dorms. I live in an apartment with my wife. From what I hear, it seems a little better than average. Most students are active religiously and adhere to pretty strict moral and ethical standards of conduct.

    Academic Rigor

    I am quite a bit older than the typical student and I feel like the classes are designed for the younger age group. However, the university does offer a well rounded core group of classes. The odd three-semester schedule (student's only attend 2 in a given year) shortens the semester a bit and puts a little more pressure on the work load but it is definitely doable.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask. Everyone here seems happy to assist in just about anything, the teachers and the students alike. They have a great crew of advisors to help with your academic plan.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a private LDS school but offers great classes with a very positive atmosphere. The professors seem very concerned with the welfare of each student. It feels very personal and encouraging.

  • 06/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads is a very nice dining center. When I first got to BYU-Idaho, I thought that I had so many options, but as the semester wore on, the options became very old very quickly. It would be good to have more options. I was much happier second semester when I purchased a smaller meal plan and used the surplus money to buy my own groceries instead.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live on campus. I instead lived off-campus. Considering the small, small size of the town, that wasn't too big of a deal. I could see the BYU-Idaho Center from my apartment. I loved the freedom of living off-campus. We had a great ward and great neighbors.

    Academic Rigor

    I found that some of the classes that I took in high school were harder. My classes didn't seem too serious. I expected more of a professor/student type of a classroom environment, but I often found myself questioning the credibility of my teachers.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Dont walk to fast... the police might getcha!

    Greek Life

    NONE

    Clubs and Activities

    Locals and students are always putting on parties around the town on weekends.

    Great for these types of students

    Freshman. Dont know what you want to major in. Wanting to get married. Fun college experience.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Late night 4th meal at Taco Bell being the ONLY place to eat at that is open after 10!

    Bang for the buck

    Really affordable school, with many scholarships to help you.

    What to do for fun

    Use your imagination... Snowboarding, sledding behind snowmobiles, hanging out with friends, and apartment parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school, you will meet a lot of great friends. But bring your creative mind for Rexburg because there is not a whole lot to do!

    In three sentences

    Byu Idaho has a really friendly and personal environment, where students can focus on their majors in smaller class sizes and get personal help needed. They have great programs and lots of experienced professors to teach and more importantly show you how things are done. There is just nothing to do in Rexburg in your free time.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots of outdoor - rafting, fishing, camping, hiking One game lounge in town - Gamepulse During the winter - snowboarding nearby, anything you can do inside your home you can do inside your apt here :/

    Food and Dining

    Only places worth eating out at are 40+ minute drive away.

    Academic Rigor

    There are lenient instructors.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you like to party hard, then this school isn't for you. If you're here to get an education and leave, I think you can do it fastest here.

    In three sentences

    This school supplies qualified men and women generally professionals who have answered the request to teach at this institution. The tuition rate is unbeatable compared nationally and with most state universities. The opportunities provided (internships, job fairs, etc) rival large well-known schools.

  • 07/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest campuses in the USA, no joke.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is very cheep.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of outdoor things to do if you are interested in that, and if you get involved you can find out something to meet your interests.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads provides pretty good selections but they are kind of expensive. there are lots of places to eat around campus though.

    Dorm Life

    Didn't live there

    Academic Rigor

    I have never felt that there is any class that you can't pass if you are willing to put in the work. There are free tutors for all subjects.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved with things on campus because its the best way to meet lots of new people and there are tons of things going on. Don't stress the little things, you have a lot of time to figure everything out so take classes that seem interesting.

    In three sentences

    Friendly Environment. Small Town. Quality Professors.

  • 07/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is definitely the safest city I have ever been in. Because you have to live by the honor code to come here, people are very trusting.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are way to many to name, but they are ALL worth every second.

    Great for these types of students

    You should be dedicated, reliable, and most of all, honest. It would be really hard to get along here if you weren't.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We have a Devotional every week, so all the students and staff get together and listen to speakers that come just to instruct us.

    Bang for the buck

    It may be cheap here, but this school is literally so amazing that I would be willing to pay as much as it takes to go to an Ivy League just to go here.

    What to do for fun

    There are literally thousands of student organizations to get involved in. We like to say if you leave here with only a degree, you missed out. We want everyone to have a chance at some sort of leadership position, or just help out and have fun. There is so much to do!

    Food and Dining

    Our cafeteria is great! Not only do they have good food at reasonable prices, but they also employ a lot of students, too. There are also a lot of mini cafes all around campus, just in case you need a snack during the day.

    Dorm Life

    Living on-campus is not bad. I have never lived there, because I live in approved housing off-campus. Either way, you must live somewhere on the approved housing list, but if it is approved, you are guaranteed a great place to live.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are amazing! Every class I take makes me learn so much, and here it's not just about the test scores. These faculty really want to help you learn and be better people. As long as you don't take too many classes for you to handle, you should be fine. You can even get a tutor for free because the school pays them for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    You have to be willing to live the Honor Code if you want to come here. That means a very strict dress code compared to other schools (not a uniform), and various other things like being honest in everything and shaving your face (for men) as often as you need to. Don't be one of those that come just because tuition is cheap, and therefore just ignore the Honor Code. The reason that it is so awesome here is because so many people care and want to keep their word. Also, there are so many extra-curricular activities that it is easy to get distracted. Make your homework a priority!

    In three sentences

    This is the most amazing school in the world, and I am not just saying that. The teachers are the best that I have ever met, the campus has an amazing environment, and tuition is cheap! Plus, acceptance rates are incredibly high.

  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This has to be one of the safest campuses in the world! You are always protected. Even at night. Rexburg is one of the safest cities in the U.S.

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg is very small but, you will always find something to do if you search.

    Food and Dining

    For me the food is okay, it's just that it costs to much. Come out better just going to the grocery store, and getting groceries. Some days like morning classes or whatever, it's not so bad. In almost every building there is some kind of cafe which is very cheap!

    Dorm Life

    I have always lived in an apartment. Living in an apartment has it's perks. Then it has its down falls. One down fall is that you may come across those who don't live the church regulations. Living in an apartment, isn't so bad. Despite, the negativity.

    Academic Rigor

    Not so bad, like I said. Will always help you out if you need it!

    Tips for prospective students

    For those who would like to come here, I will first say that it is extremely important to get your work done before activities. I learned my lesson the first year here. Some say that BYU Idaho is very strict. That is because, the Temple is very close. I don't think I need to say more. Pretty much I would go to the schools website and read about the honor code. I think that is very important as well. If you want to be around people that leads by example, this is the right school for you!

    In three sentences

    Has a great atmosphere everywhere. Great professors, and they work with you. Get the accommodation you need. Not to mention very cheap tuition!

  • 07/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security guards are students and really don't care.

    Greek Life

    None

    Clubs and Activities

    not very many clubs... Would not allow Haitian Club when they have African club.

    Great for these types of students

    Very religious and very conservative

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No collegiate sports

    Bang for the buck

    Good education for a cheap tuition... but they will harp on you even for 5 dollars

    What to do for fun

    FHE and that is about it. You cannot even throw snowballs in the winter because it is illegal. So just build huge igloos.

    Food and Dining

    not much to eat around the city unless you like subway. The food in the cafeteria is mediocre at best.

    Dorm Life

    Honor code, city curfew, and room checks

    Academic Rigor

    President Clark is trying to implement Harvard style classes here which I love.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go here only if you have to. Don't try to get anything done with any of the main offices because they are run by students who don't know anymore than you do.

    In three sentences

    A great LDS school. No jobs available anywhere in the city. Disorganized when it comes to administration.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I don't know anything about this.

    Dorm Life

    My friends commuted, but what I've gathered from my research (Magic School Bus reference, anyone?) is that they're pretty average. Which isn't bad.

    Academic Rigor

    I've heard the academics are tough, but way worth the work.

    In three sentences

    Many of my friends have attended BYU-I and have loved it! From what I've heard the spiritual atmosphere is the best part of any BYU experience. I can't wait to find out for myself.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe! There are people everywhere, all the time! And the fact that the campus is gorgeous doesn't hurt.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is always something going on! There are constantly activities throughout the semester, and there are tons of clubs to join.

    Great for these types of students

    For people who love to have fun. Who love to have kind, loyal, and honest friends. To remember what it is like to love being educated, and if you have never loved going to school you'll finally know what it is like to love getting an education!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't really know of any unusual traditions. But if there are any I would really be interested in knowing them haha.

    Bang for the buck

    I think that I've had a great college experience so far! The people, classes, weekends have all been the best! I don't regret a dime that I have spent attending this school, and being away from home.

    What to do for fun

    In the winter it is fun to watch movies with friends. Going to the cheap theater is the best! It's only $3.50 and they have good movies. Going to places like Scoops to play games or even get dollar ice cream, and Thor's has really good ice cream too! The craze is a fun place to play laser tag and play mini golf. Cocoa bean has really good hot chocolate, cupcakes, and cupcake ice cream!! Sammys is a fun place to see live bands every Friday and eat really good sweet potato fries and pie shakes. In the spring it is awesome to do outdoor activities with the school. It is also a lot of fun to go to the park. The best part is going to different lakes, the sandbar, and monkey rock. (All swimming place really close to Rexburg.)

    Food and Dining

    Food can be a little pricey, but it is all really good! Everything tastes fresh and is so delicious!

    Dorm Life

    Even though the apartment I have lived in isn't the most fancy, I still loved living there! I was a small apartment complex so you get to know everybody! My roommates have all been awesome, and I lived across the street from the school which was also a huge plus!

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are amazing. All the classes I have taken have been so great! I use ratemyprofessor.com and haven't been disappointed. The wonderful thing about the classes and teachers I've had so far are that the teachers are hilarious, kind, and truly care about their students. They give so much of their time and energy just to help you pass! They also have a great balance of applying gospel principles into their classes. They are things that I can apply to my life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out reviews on apartments to live in, and become friends with everyone you meet. (You never know what you could learn!) Don't worry too much about transportation because everything is walking distance. Get involved, and stay involved!

    In three sentences

    So many opportunities to get involved and be social! You get the chance to meet so many friends that you will have for the rest of your life. In the Spring it is warm in the day time, but as soon as the sun goes down it is amazing.

  • 08/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are security guards, and the panic buttons you can press. also there is a curfew for college students that is 12 midnight every night and 1 am on Fridays.

    Greek Life

    idk.

    Clubs and Activities

    Student associations: Korean, Latino, Hmong, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, ASL, Canada, Italian, Vietnamese, etc...

    Great for these types of students

    ANYONE.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On Sundays around 9 pm students gather under the stadium bleachers and sing songs. Not just voice majors or students in the choir, anyone and everyone is welcome. It is an amazing experience to be gathered with so many people singing united as one voice for about 30 minute to an hour of singing. It's a great way to end the weekend.

    Bang for the buck

    I personally love BYU-Idaho because it is different from other colleges. It's not the wild stuff that you'll look back and think I can't believe I was ever THAT stupid... There are solid wholesome people who you can have good fun with. You don't have to be under the influence of anything to feel welcome or included. There is a lot more understanding and room for personal educated opinions and discussions without causing offense. More open-mindedness I think. If I don't agree with someone I am able to tell them and both be okay thinking the other is wrong.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, running, swimming, bridge-jumping, monkey rock, rock climbing, dancing, clubs, student associations, camping, canoeing, outdoor activities, sports, intramural... there are numerous fun things to do, you just need to show up and they'll let you join.

    Food and Dining

    Its pretty okay, many food options. If you don't like the campus food, there are many places to eat within reasonable walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    It's okay. No drunkards stumbling home to puke all over you, it's just a bit strict for someone who is legally responsible for themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely gives your brain a workout and many learning opportunities. However, there is free tutoring services provided at the student's request.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a Jacket. and keep your mind open to new opportunities.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a 10/10 school. It has many programs to offer as well as extracurricular activities. It also has a wholesome and honest student body and staff.

  • 08/30/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I never felt unsafe while on campus here. They have people patrolling at night and phone station set up all over the place so if something happens and you don't have your phone with you one isn't too far away. They take care of problems really quickly and assure students that their safety is top priority.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all sorts of clubs you can join on campus and they are easy to find and join.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is so cheap to attend and it's so worth it. Their tuition rates are awesome and you can take the classes you want to take for a very low price. Housing isn't too expensive either and there is a huge range so you can pick what is just right for you.

    What to do for fun

    There are all kinds of activities that the school puts on and they are always pretty cheap to attend. There is always something going on and there is a broad range of activities so everyone can find something they like.

    Food and Dining

    There are quite a few places to dine on campus, and there is tons of variety.

    Dorm Life

    There are tons of options of where to live. There is only a few dorms on campus but the off campus housing is just as affordable and many of them are very nice places to stay. It's great because everything is closer together so you get to meet more people.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be a bit challenging, especially as you get into the upper levels, but they are so worth it and you learn more because it's interesting. The teachers make sure that they are discussing things they know you are interested in learning about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved. The more involved you are on campus the more enjoyable and rewarding your experience at BYU-I will be.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho has an amazing atmosphere and is filled with so many amazing people. Anyone who goes here feels accepted right away. It's easy to get involved and meet lots of new people while reaching your academic goals.

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is a small town, but there is never a cop too far away. There are safety booths located on multiple spots on campus. I always feel safe on and off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a good variety of intramural sports and clubs on campus. You can find any type of group if you are willing to look for it. It is a great way to meet new people!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    This school is known for The Garden's, a place on campus cared for by students.

    Bang for the buck

    As a church member, I spend as much, if not less, money attending this school than attending a community college. Free tutoring, free gym access, and overall great staff are just a free of the things offered here.

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg is a tiny town, but the university has activities, such as dances, on campus often. If you have access to a car, you can drive a bit out of town to sand dunes, lakes, and a bigger city. You can always find something to do if you are willing to look.

    Food and Dining

    Food courts and vending machines are provides in each building on campus. Food is available for sit down or to go. Like most cafeterias, some foods are great and others aren't.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived on campus, however those who do are eager to leave. Like many freshman, they are eager to be away from home and party. If you want to get more work done and have more mature roommates, live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    This school has a similar feel to a community college, with university opportunities. It is easy to procrastinate semester long projects. You are expected to attend each and every class if you want credit for work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Although it is not Provo, this school still requires hard work. Take advantage of all the help offered by tutors and teachers. Grow to love I-Learn and doing homework online.

    In three sentences

    This is an amazing school that provides great opportunities to those who are willing to work for it. The school and small and classes are very personal. Everything I wanted in a school is here.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Attend FHE and student activities around campus. Make friends and join study groups. Go on dates!

    Food and Dining

    The food here is good but a tad expensive. Still, its good food for the price.

    Dorm Life

    Off-campus housing is the best thing ever! My room mates have all been so kind to me and have helped me in my hour of need.

    Academic Rigor

    The school really wants you to know your stuff, so it is a lot of work but they do try their best to make sure you are in the right class and help you remember what you need to know for that class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring lots of socks, extra shoes, boots (for the rain and snow) and a heavy/ light coat. Also, start getting used to the idea of going uphill and getting lost the first week.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a special place where the people actually care about you and help you. The teacher are down to earth, approachable and fun. The atmosphere takes the cake because you really feel at peace here on campus.

  • 09/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Rexburg is a cheap place to go to school but they still provide a lot of ways to have fun in and around town which is excellent. It is a fun place to go to school but it does take some adjusting if you have never lived in a small town environment before.

    What to do for fun

    A lot of entertainment is through the campus which puts on plays, and games to go watch but there are also rodeos in the summer and a water park on the edge of town as well as a few places to go swimming.

    Food and Dining

    There are not a lot of places to go in Rexburg to eat but they have a few nice restaurants and the food they do have is good. There's a taco bell, wendy's, mcdonald's, and arby's and then a few family owned businesses. Also sno cone shacks show up in the summer that are wonderful.

    Dorm Life

    There are dorms on campus, I, like most people, lived in approved off campus housing which is cheaper and equally as nice as the dorms. Anywhere you choose to live in Rexburg is pretty nice though.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult once you get past the generals but a lot of the homework you get will be busy work for the first year. While I am usually not a fan of busy work, I did learn a lot faster than if I wasn't assigned it so I'm thankful for that.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try and pick your degree early. Once you have picked a degree there are tons of counselors to help you figure out what classes you need to take and in which order so you can complete the degree efficiently. Also ask friends and go on ratemyprofessor.com before picking classes and this will help you find out more about potential professors before you even step into their classrooms.

    In three sentences

    I love this school because of it's beautiful campuses and hardworking professors. Obviously not every professor is perfect but the class sizes are small and they really try hard to help you succeed academically. They also do what they can to bring the price of education down so that it's affordable.

  • 09/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I don't even lock the doors of my off campus housing apartment unless i'm going to be gone long term! Super safe, and there are on campus security everywhere! It's amazing how safe I feel! You can walk anywhere you want, at anytime of the day, and not have to worry about your safety.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who can follow an Honor Code. Students who love to be social. Students who are looking for a school where religion is taught in the classrooms.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is very low a