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  • 04/17/2016

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

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    In three sentences

    i'm attending in the fall and i've heard so many amazing things about byui! i heard the education is christ-centered and the honor code makes the education received even more worthwhile.

  • 03/28/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 of 350

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The security is quick to respond, friendly, and there are the large blue emergency towers all over campus. Security will do safe walks with any student who is alone and wants an escort to their apartment or class.

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    If you want to play sports there is all kinds of innermurels, they have a brazillian ju jitsu club, fencing, the outdoor recourse center where there is all kinds of recreational activities. Just about every major has a society to join where you can investigate options within your major and give you an edge in the future.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student who wants to learn for a decent cost and is fine with following the hoinor code(no alchol, tobacco, coffee, green or black tea, be acidemically honest, no pre-marital sex etc) and dress code(no shorts or flip flops, no beards, kepp clothes modest, hair neat, and no unatural colors) should come here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stadium singing sunday nights everyone that wants to come is welcome to meet under the stadium and sing hymns it is beautiful. You also have the gardens which are being improved every year by hortoculture students and are a great place to nap, study, or just meditate.

    Bang for the buck

    annual tuition is less than four thousand dollars for an education that is comperable to that of other schools in the state and nation. Many instructors have taught at UCLA, BYU, Notre Dame and other big name high cost schools.

    What to do for fun

    There is the MC which has a bowling alley, pool tables, board games, and a stage where there are pretty consistant performences. In the I-center you can play basketball on one of 9 courts, or go to a fittness class in the Hart.

    Food and Dining

    The crossroads has pleanty of options, there are also several smaller dining places in various locations around campus. With having apartments food costs are cut much lower than that of many schools...you can make what you want to eat and buy groceries from walmart, broliums, or albertsons you can.

    Dorm Life

    I love that the dorms arent the typical cement block and radiator dorms with communal showers and kitchens. I lived in an off campus apartment with 4 roommates who i came to love. My apartment was just off campus about 100 feet from the fittness center so I was able to workout regularly and not have it be an inconvience.

    Academic Rigor

    I feel this depends on you major...the biology and engineering programs have a reputation for being difficult and they live up to that reputation. The communications major is considered to be one of the easier majors to complete and find a career in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the tutoring center, academic advisors, and carreer navigation centers all these places are there to help you and make finding your ideal career easier.

    In three sentences

    BYUI is a place where the gospel of jesus christ and education wed creating a fantastic learning enviornment. The campus is not overly large and most everyone is friendly so you can just wlak up to anyone and strike up a conversation.

  • 03/08/2016

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 3 of 350

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    BYU-I has a lot of fun things, but one of my personal favorites are the concerts and speakers they often have in the evenings. They are always so uplifting and I leave inspired.

    Food and Dining

    I have no clue about food and dining. It seems good but I don't know personally.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't personally lived in a dorm but my sister did for quite some time and she loved it. We would often go and visit her and we always had so much fun. Her dorm was simple but they kept it clean, and nice, and her room mates were always super nice and awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    Brigham Young University-Idaho has high academic standard, but that is good, it makes you really learn and grow.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just live a clean life and do your best, so that you can go to a campus where others are trying to do the same.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho has a quality education system. Their support system is awesome and they are always willing to answer and help you with any question you might have. They always do their best to provide those that come to their school with the skills and knowledge that they will need for life, and they have a beautiful campus to boot.

  • 03/03/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 4 of 350

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I don't know where to begin on the different activities that they have to do. There are dances every Wednesday and Friday. They have a huge gym that they section off for volleyball, basketball, dodge ball, etc. There are also fields and courts on campus that you can use for other sports such as tennis, soccer, or football. There is an area in the I-Center that has board games, two pool tables, air hockey, and a fuseball table. I know that there is also rock wall climbing, a ropes course, and other activities such as hiking or visiting the ice caves that you can do in Rexburg as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is really good. The dining area is always clean and there is a variety of food that you can choose from. You can either pay in cash, debit or credit card, or you can put money on your I-card and use it instead.

    Dorm Life

    I actually do not live in the dorms on campus. I live in an apartment complex off campus which is about a 3 minute walk to school. My preference is to live off campus because their curfew is a little bit more flexible to work with and they have services, such as a shuttle, to get you to and from specific places. Not all of the apartment complexes have this, but it definitely was a big help to me. I lived with five other people and loved it. We became good friends quickly and I can honestly say that most of them will be my life long friends. In my apartment complex they also had a gym that had zumba and yoga classes. There is a good number of other apartments around the campus that have this too. I don't know much about the dorms on campus, but I would definitely recommend living in an apartment off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor can be tough at times, but it also is essential to the subject your studying. Some classes may seem like they have more work than others, but they really don't. I've only attended for a single semester so far, but when I look back at last semester, I realize that I could have done so much more in studying for certain classes than what I did.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning on attending BYUI, make sure that you read the material that they ask you to study because you will definitely use them in and outside of class. Also, there are a lot of activities to do while you study at BYUI, but understand that it is important to prioritize and balance out the time you put toward school and your social life. Another thing to understand is that if you need help on an assignment or project, just ask the professor. They are always so willing to help and even encourage you to come to them. One last tip that I want to share just to have fun. BYUI is an amazing school and the semesters go by too fast. Enjoy every minute that you're there and do your best.

    In three sentences

    I absolutely love BYUI and the people who work here. The professors truly care about each student that they have and are always willing to help if needed. One of my favorite things about it though is how they use material from the LDS church, since everyone on campus is a member of that faith, and tie it into their curriculum.

  • 02/25/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    5 of 350

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Idaho falls is not that far away for shopping and there are several ski resorts fairly close

    Food and Dining

    I have never had any of their food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms that I have been to are fantastic with nice appliances and peaceful, relaxed feel.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't know for sure, but the classes seem hard enough to challenge students, but not too hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    I have never been to BYUI

    In three sentences

    I have never been to BYUI, but my parents graduated from there back when it was called Ricks College and I have a family friend attending. It seems like a nice, friendly campus. The classes seem fairly rigorous and BYUI is actually in charge of all BYU online classes.

  • 02/18/2016

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    I have not eaten there myself, but I've heard great things about the food court.

    Dorm Life

    My older sister loves the dorm she lives in and the people she's rooming with, but circumstances may differ from dorm to dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    My siblings, who are fairly academic students, find the classes both fun and challenging.

    In three sentences

    I don't know a whole lot, but I have siblings who have gone here and I've toured the campus, and it seems like a very safe, friendly environment. The academics also seem to be fairly rigorous, but not too difficult, and I'm seriously considering going here. A lot of people seem to complain about the dress code and aspects such as that, but coming from a high school in which I've been surrounded by individuals with very low standards, this seems very appealing to me instead of restricting.

  • 02/18/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    My name is ricardo im from Austin Tx I would love to apply for your college because i really want to accomplish my goals and look for my personality in the future I want to express myself more in the future than i did in high school. My goal is to be the first member in my family that goes to college and serve a mission after i leave from high school. My life has always been in playing elite sports and being a great example to others. I would like to apply to your college and be the first one in my family that makes better choices and be a great example to my siblings that going to college is a stunning opportunity to risk.

  • 02/14/2016

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 8 of 350

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are SO MANY activities to do for fun! You just have to keep up with the school calendar. Sync it with your calendar, that way if you end up finishing assignments early and have some free time, you can see whats happening that day/night. I loved the dances that they held every week, which included Latino, Zumba, Country, Swing, Ballroom, etc. They also arranged trips out to the hot springs, hikes out in the mountains, and trips to the sand dunes for a good ol' bonfire and smores. I've only attended for one semester and I found millions of things to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on and around the campus is great! Course I'm not a very picky eater. But there is lots of food options in the cafeteria, and a close grocery store right nearby, within walking distance for most apartment locations.

    Dorm Life

    My first semester was rough because I lived in an apartment complex with a lot of high maitenance girls, with whom I did not exactly relate very much to. After living a semester and spending time with each other though, we were able to bond and really get to know one another. I really loved the high standards that each person is held to, it really allowed good people to thrive on and off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    I love BYU-Idaho and the very prominent spiritual aspect the campus has about it, however, the academic rigor is something I feel the school lacks. I graduated from a very academically rigorous high school, and going to BYU-Idaho didn't really push me as hard as I had hoped.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always stay on task. It's easy to feel too independent and be tempted to do whatever you please. However, in order to feel less stressed and more accomplished, keep your schedule clean and full. Keeping a planner can help with this. Stay busy, but not too busy. Stay busy enough to not feel totally alone, but do allow yourself to miss home, family, friends, etc. rather than suppressing emotions, which only makes it harder to socialize properly.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho has helped me become a better person. Though at first I had trouble adjusting to the differences there, I can now notice clear as day the transformations it has created in my life. Going to BYU-I has strengthened my testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and for that I am eternally grateful. This is a great school to gradually break out of your comfort zone of living at home and truly become a thriving independent citizen.

  • 01/05/2016

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

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 9 of 350

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    It's a pretty small town so there isn't really much to do. Soda Vine is pretty awesome and if you're looking for some good chinese food definitely go to Fong's.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you read the honor code and make sure that you are in compliance with all of it :)

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere is inviting and comfortable. The people are super friendly. The class sizes are perfect and the professors rock.

  • 12/01/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 10 of 350

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very safe.

    Bang for the buck

    Very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Other than campus directed activities such as: i-night, get connected, and various seminars and dances, you might have to look a little harder to find fun things to do. As an example there is bridge jumping, the Idaho Falls zoo, corn mazes, Fat Cats, and of course Yellowstone National Park which is a must. All in all if you know where to look you'll be able to find something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food court is vastly superior to many other campuses I have been to; there is not a huge fast food scene but the food available is very good. The Eliza R. Snow building has a panini shop, and various other buildings on campus have great little places to buy food as well.

    Dorm Life

    Choose off campus housing. I myself have never lived in the dorms, so I wouldn't know much about that. The old dorms were recently, last year, torn down to make way for more space on campus. The newer dorms recently opened this past Fall, (2015), and they do look very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are challenging but not too difficult. The professors do actually care about you so don't be afraid to ask questions. Pay attention to when assignments are due and regularly check iLearn as well as your syllabus and you should be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a couple of online classes, if you have the discipline, as they really loosen up a bit more of your schedule allowing flexibility to try other extra-curricular activities.

    In three sentences

    Super fun. Professors care about you. Definitely worth it.

  • 08/07/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    I'm curious as to the difficulty of the classes here; are they really as easy as all of my friends say they will be? I don't want it to be too easy at college. Also, is there a dance team, or can you only dance in this college if that's what the main focus of your education is? I'm also curious as to whether it would be smarter to board at home (since I'm only 20 minutes away), or if I should board at the college. Eventually, I want to stay in the dorms on-campus, but I don't know if it would be good to start off that way.

  • 07/12/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 12 of 350

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    Campus Safety

    SUPER safe. Like, leave your laptop in the library while you make a quick run to grab food safe.

    Greek Life

    No Greek life

    Clubs and Activities

    There's such a variety of clubs and activities, you just have to get yourself away from Netflix long enough to attend!

    Great for these types of students

    Although located in the mountains of Idaho, the student population is quite diverse. There are many international students and a large part of the students have gone on an LDS mission, so there are many opportunities to meet people who have experienced places all over the world

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stadium Singing: on Sunday evenings people gather under the stadium at the bottom of the hill and sing hymns. It goes on for a couple of hours because there are different times for different languages. There are so many different languages spoken on campus!

    Bang for the buck

    Even for non-LDS students, the tuition is incredibly cheap, yet the quality of education is not reflected in that price. Just remember, in college, you get out what you put in (in terms of effort).

    What to do for fun

    Come prepared to play outside! Rexburg is SO close to reservoirs, mountains for hiking/skiing/snow boarding/camping, sand dunes, hot springs, water parks, bridge jumping, river floating, and anything else you can do that involves the great outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    For a small town and relatively small campus, the Cross Roads has tons of options for whatever you're currently hoping to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms, and when talking to people about them, it really depends on your preferences. But don't be afraid to look off-campus; there's way more options and many of them are cheaper.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on your major and the electives you take. Because of the school's policy to come prepared, I have found that I put more work into my classes than at my previous college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come here with a good attitude. This is not just where you go if you didn't get accepted to BYU Provo. This is a great school where you can gain a quality education, in and out of the classroom.

    In three sentences

    Although BYU-I has a reputation for being super easy compared to the other BYUs, this is not necessarily true. Because of its smaller size, professors are able to know your name and actually care about you and your education. Trust me, being able to go to a professor and have an hour long conversation will do wonders for your education.

  • 05/28/2015

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

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    In three sentences

    I want to go here and I haven't been able to find information on what this school's forte is. Is this a good visual/performing arts school? Oh, and this site wouldn't let me submit a comment without starring the required spots... so yeah.

  • 04/22/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 14 of 350

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Coming from a place where I don't feel very secure at night, I was genuinely relieved to find a school where I actually don't have to feel worried about going out late at night or running by myself. I felt 100% safe.

    Bang for the buck

    Incredible school for an incredibly low price!

    What to do for fun

    In the MC there is a place that lets you know all of the student activities that BYU-Idaho has. When I first toured BYU-Idaho they told me that all I had to do was walk into that room and tell them that I was bored, the students there are super friendly and will find activities that fit your interests. Many of the activities are free or extremely cheap. Some activities include... 1. sand dunes 2. ice caves 3. hot springs 4. parties 5. kayaking 6. basketball 7. lacrosse 8. learning how to cook 9. dance classes 10. speed dating (what do you expect it is BYU-Bridaho or BYU-I do!)

    Food and Dining

    The MC (Manwaring center) has a large variety of different food choices, including a buffet-style eating area. There are also multiple restaurants and dining options off-campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    I would suggest not staying in the dorms, but rather room with a few people in an off-campus apartment. The apartments at BYU-Idaho are friendly and close to campus, I absolutely loved all of the people I got to meet by living in off-campus housing. It is very convenient when all you have to do is walk over to your friends in the apartment next door and borrow a cup of sugar.

    Academic Rigor

    BYU-Idaho has a wide variety of classes, each with their own challenges and learning styles. Some of my introductory classes were fairly easy but most of my classes offered some sort of challenge.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tip #1 Learn how to cook before going to college Tip #2 Learn how to get along with those with different peresonalities Tip #3 Go out and meet new people, don't just stay in your apartment all semester

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho has a special, and friendly spirit on campus. Tuition is inexpensive, but the classes are of high quality. Students are given many opportunities to participate in campus activities of a wide variety.

  • 04/22/2015

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 15 of 350

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Crossroads food is the best!

    Dorm Life

    From what I've heard the dorms are not that bad.

    Academic Rigor

    The people that I've met from here say that the classes are fairly challenging.

    In three sentences

    The campus here is always beautiful. The people and staff that I've met are always friendly. plus the crossroads have the best food in town!

  • 04/02/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    16 of 350

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is well-lit and mostly empty during the evening hours, beside security personnel of course. Very little instances occur on the BYUI campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to join that cover a wide variety of functions.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that want to get their education will enjoy this university. If desired, there can be very little that will distract from one's studies. There is a positive social atmosphere for those looking to have close friends. Any student can find a place here if they are respectable.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Garden is a lovely place on campus that many sweethearts retreat to for peaceful walks. It also offers the same peace to those wishing to study in a quiet place aside from the library.

    Bang for the buck

    No other university offers the same type of education at the prices of BYUI. There is no competition. BYUI offers degrees from a respected university at a very low cost.

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg is home to a number of low cost movie theaters and offer budget attractions. Summer time is beautiful with the many creeks, rivers, and mountains. The snows of the winter can put a damper on some activities but for those that love skiing and snowboarding it brings great joy. Nearby are a number of ski resorts that can make for a great trip. Idaho Falls is a larger town located 30 minutes from Rexburg which has more attractions such as the Grand Teton Mall.

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining offers many options. Menus change from time to time but one can always get their favorites. Prices vary, but overall it is more cost effective to purchase foods from grocery stores. However, campus has quality food conveniently placed in the main building.

    Dorm Life

    Living situations are clean and positive. Most, if not all, housing is apartment style with full utilities and appliances. People are friendly and courteous. Housing managers are polite and available. A very positive atmosphere to live and study in.

    Academic Rigor

    BYUI offers curriculum that can challenge students to stretch but will not overwhelm. The assignments given can be accomplished with a worthy amount of effort that should be expected from a university student. There is always help available from the professors and the free tutoring services.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that a prospective student take advantage of the free tutoring services offered at BYUI and get involved with the campus activities. The student population is friendly and will take time to give any assistance they can so do not be afraid to ask for help. Get to know your instructors and let them know you.

    In three sentences

    BYUI is a great university offering a number of varying degrees. They accept transfer credits from most other universities in the USA. They also offer relatively small class sizes for a more intimate education.

  • 02/14/2015

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

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Almost every weekend, there is some kind of event that is held on campus. But other than that you would have to drive to Idaho Falls for to go do something more than a casual event held on campus.

    Food and Dining

    Luckily in this small town they have fast food chain restaurants that are open on Sundays. Otherwise you can not really eat out on a Sunday because stores are paid to be closed then. Or that is what I have heard. But if you ever get the chance, go check out Pizza Pie Cafe. That place is really good and not too expensive to eat there.

    Dorm Life

    I have never been in the dorms. I lived in an apartment. I have heard that living off campus is much better because more space but it is more money to be spent.

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the assigments can be very tedious. And some of the assignments can be very hard but it also depends on the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always check your iLearn for assignments that are posted. It is very helpful that assignments are posted there. It tells you the exact deadline so keep track. But sometimes there are teachers that do not post their assignments on iLearn so be wary of that.

    In three sentences

    A very safe environment. You can feel the Spirit on campus. You can meet and get to know a variety of people.

  • 01/26/2015

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Don't go to school here online ha.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your professor- some are great and you will learn a lot, and some just give you busy work to take up the time that you are supposed to spend on the class. Online classes are harder than on campus and take more time so be prepared for that if you study online.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go to school here if you plan to go to school online. Not very understanding or flexible as a school. You will spend hours on hold on the phone trying to work things out and when you do talk to someone they will tell you whatever you want to hear to get you off the phone. Don't expect to receive your financial aid before your bills are due either, 2 months after the semester ended I still havent gotten mine. Had to take out private loans to survive the fall.

    In three sentences

    Maybe it is different for on campus students but I had a terrible experience as an online student. Now in January after the fall semester I still have not received my fall financial aid. I was super sick and hospitalized during the fall semester so I presented a note to the school- professors were understanding but the school wasn't... I was placed on academic probation (and never notified of it), advisors stood me up 3 times when I made apts to meet with them. So glad I chose to attend a local school instead now and I will never go to school there again.

  • 01/23/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    19 of 350

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There is no crime here.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a University for the price of a community college.

    What to do for fun

    Hiking, skiing, caves, hot springs.

    Food and Dining

    There is a large selection of restaurants on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are really great, although off campus housing is better.

    Academic Rigor

    I am taking 14 credits and I have little time for anything else.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join some of the societies or associations. They are great to put on a resume. There are many leadership opportunities.

    In three sentences

    BYU Idaho has a great atmosphere with very positive students. BYU Idaho students are not allowed to drink so there is more focus on school work. BYU Idaho has many opportunities available for those who seek extracurricular activities.

  • 01/14/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 of 350

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The students there are amazing so you have no need to fear of leaving your house and having things stolen. In this school things being taken are rare. Also, there's no drinking allowed so there's no drunk drivers.

    Greek Life

    Little to none.

    Clubs and Activities

    The college is filled with actives. If you live in the dorms on campus the activities even come to you. From dorm complex parties to outdoor activities there's a lot available if you're willing to put some effort to finding them.

    Great for these types of students

    Those that want to go to a college to meet great people. Also, anyone who isn't into the typical college parties and wants just good clean fun. BYU-I proves that you don't need to drink to have a good time. Also, it's good for those that like church there's plenty of church activities that you get to do.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Church on Sundays are expected, if not mandatory. Every Monday there's something called family home evening. It's one apartment of men and one apartment of women that get together and just do fun things together. Also, Monday-Thursday the campus seems to be very calm and boring, but come Friday night it comes alive with people having small parties everywhere and live bands doing block parties.

    Bang for the buck

    For me the price was $4,200 including food for a semester. For the education and compassionate people that go to this school. That price is a steal considering all that you get.

    What to do for fun

    There's not a lot to do as far as restaurants, movies, or other businesses of the sort. For this reason you make up your own fun mixed with the things that the college offers you. My roommates and I got creative with a pair of skis, a couch, lots of duck-tape, and a truck. Some great things that Rexburg as to offer is it's outdoor activities, live bands, and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    There aren't many big restaurants in Rexburg. However, if you look for them there are some small places that are really good like Sammy's. It's a great little burger stop with live bands on Friday nights.

    Dorm Life

    In BYU-I you gotta try to not feel welcomed and connected with the many people that will come and go in your apartment. With things like FHE each Monday night you get to meet another apartment of usually 6 other people in addition to your apartment. That alone would have made me feel more than welcomed, but there were people that actually cared if I missed an activity. They would come over and tell me, hey I missed you last time in the club fun, next week we're doing so-and-so. The people here are great and to me it made the college feel like my home away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes offered at BYU-I are the same as many other colleges, but the thing that makes them different is the way it's set up. BYU-I has smaller classes and with that comes more personalized help from your teachers. The teachers are generally very understanding and will help with anything they can so that you can succeed. If the teachers are to busy then there's the students. At BYU-I one of the creeds that BYU-I has is to teach one another. Since it's apart of their core BYU-I has tutoring from students that have already taken the same class whit the same teacher ready to help you for FREE. 87% of students have used this and most of those 87% use it a lot myself being one of them. To have someone else of the same age as me who has had the same exact class helps a lot more than a regular tutor, they know what you should expect from that teacher.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school for those that want to focus on school. It's not a party school by any means and the rules that the LDS church put into BYU-I can be annoying. However, if you're not into those typical college parties and want a college that has possibly the nicest students around this would be a great

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a great school for those that are looking for a higher education for a price that won't break the bank. The classes are great with classes that are smaller sizes gives you more chances to speak with them one-on-one so you are able to better understand the material. The one problem with the school is that Rexburg isn't a place that as much to do; it's a small town feel with a college thrown into the mix.

  • 01/10/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Rexburg Idaho may sound like a super boring small town in the middle of nowhere. While it is true that it is small and in the middle of nowhere, it is by no means boring! First off, the people here are so energetic and fun that even if there wasn't any fun places to go around Rexburg, everyone would still be having a good time just having parties (the Mormon kind), playing games, and just hanging out. Even with this, there are also a lot of things to do around Rexburg. There are some sand dune about 20 minutes away that are really fun to go and have a bonfire or go sand dune jumping. There are also the Civil Defense Caves and the Ice Caves nearby that are super cool to go explore. On campus, they have a bunch of fun activities everyday that are either free or very low priced.

    Food and Dining

    I don't really eat on campus all that much, but the few times I have, it was really good! In the cafeteria area, they have Chick-fil-a, Asian food, crepes, pizza, a salad bar, and several other delicious restaurants. It can be a little pricey (depending on what you eat), which is why I usually make my own meals.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is higher than most people think. While many of the foundations (general ed) courses are almost as easy as high school classes, all the major and upper level courses are very challenging and will test the abilities of the student a lot!

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare yourself for a spiritually uplifting experience that I believe surpasses BYU Provo. A lot of people come to BYU-I because they think that it is easier than other LDS campuses, but this is not the case. BYU-I has very challenging courses, but it is also really fun! The first week of classes, you will be shocked at how outgoing, fun, and happy the students are, despite the stress that comes with going through college.

    In three sentences

    I love this University so much! BYU-I provides a quality education that is certainly affordable - especially for LDS students. The overall feeling on campus is also very uplifting and inspiring with lots of places for quiet pondering and study.

  • 01/09/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It's probably the safest college in the world.

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are a great way to meet people. Everyone's always really friendly.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of outdoorsy things to do. You have to find the right friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food is okay at the cafeteria. All the other little shops are great though.. just expensive.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus isn't that great. I would just skip that and live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Generals are pretty easy to pass. You just have to do you homework. The teachers incorporate the gospel along with the secular. It's great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and enjoy your time there. Don't think about all the other great places you can be.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a great school and the price is even better. The professors care about you and the students are friendly and well-groomed! You grow spiritually and intellectually as well.

  • 01/03/2015

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every Sunday evening, students meet together under the bleachers in the stadium to sin hymns.

    Bang for the buck

    Because this is a church school, you generally have to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but there have been exceptions. Tuition is inexpensive compared to other universities. Per semester, tuition is $2,000 and room and board can range from $950-$1600.

    What to do for fun

    BYU-Idaho provides so many activities for every kind of thing. There is dancing on Friday nights, open mic night on Tuesdays, sports activities of every day of the week, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    Rexburg has some great places to eat. There are plenty of places within walking distance that are student-budget friendly. On campus, there is a great cafeteria to eat at. They just added a Chick-Fil-A so they are busier than ever. They have a soup and salad bar, and Mexican place, an oriental place, and a sandwich place. There is also a small market that you can purchase groceries from.

    Dorm Life

    There are so many places to live that are so close to campus! Of course the school dorms are the closest. The dorms are quite old but that have been kept up nicely. For the girls dorms, there are four girls to a dorm. Each dorm has a kitchen, small living room, and a bathroom. There is plenty of desk space in each bedroom.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on what you are looking for, most of the classes provided at this university are involved. Every class requires quite a bit of time for completing homework and class work. The classes that you need to take for your major will be more rigorous than just the basic general education classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you stay involved in all of your church activities. This university revolves around the Gospel and it is important to be spiritually in tuned to ensure that you are receiving all the blessings that the school has to offer. Classes are so important! There is a time and a place for fun and studying, make sure that you can successful differentiate those times.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is the perfect school for any student looking for religious involvement in their studies. They provide many activities for all kinds of personalities and interests. The school works with you to help you achieve what you truly want.

  • 12/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is a very safe environment from what I have experienced. I have never felt endangered or unsafe. People are friendly and kind for the most part.

    Great for these types of students

    BYU-Idaho is a great place to learn for those who enjoy having a religious environment all throughout their schooling.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition and housing are relatively cheep when compared to other colleges and housing in other places.

    What to do for fun

    There is a little ski resort not to far away from campus. There are some canyon lands, sand dunes, and a river. Hiking is good, mountain biking is fair, and it snows pretty good in the winter time.

    Food and Dining

    Most apartments have a kitchen. Campus dinning isn't to bad, and there are some good places to eat around town.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is safe and good for studying.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be challenged in the courses you take, but not to the point of it killing you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with an open mind willing to learn and grow and be willing to be self motivated.

    In three sentences

    You will find professors here that care about you as a person and your personal growth and development. The classes are not to large and are very personable. It's a small town with a country feel to it.

  • 12/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most professors will have you call them Brother or Sister. Most also start class with a prayer.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-I has cheaper tuition than most colleges, even community colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There are some cheap forms of entertainment like a dollar-store theatre and there are always concerts going on. The music and theatre departments are incredible. I highly recommend going to their events.

    Food and Dining

    I didn't eat at the Crossroads (BYU-I's dining option) often, but all things considered, they are a very cost-effective option. Eating healthy food at your apartment is what I would suggest though.

    Dorm Life

    I had the best room mates ever. If everyone is willing to abide the rules without being sticks in the mud, you will probably have a great experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not Yale, but there is a high academic standard here. Work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships and be prepared for the cold!

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is great! I love it-- the students, the professors, the location, the classes-- all of it! The one and only downside for me is the cold.

  • 11/10/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus stays well lit throughout the night and safety beams are spread throughout as well. Security are seen wandering around from time to time and police are always around in the small town. The town itself has a very low criminal rate and there really are police around almost everywhere. I've always felt safe there around town and on campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    If you want to get some serious studying done in the library, visit the second floor. However, if you visit the third floor of the library, for some reason, it is the known place to mingle and converse with other students. People tend to just approach others on a whim and it is just a known place to meet others.

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg has lots to offer if you have any interest an any outdoor activity. In the winter time, there are many places to ski/snowboard/snow mobile you name it. Ice skating rink is usually set up on or around the school. In the spring time, there are bonfires, hiking, canoeing, floating down rivers, swimming holes, just about any outdoor activity one can come up with. The school itself along with the student body put many activities together to entertain their students as well. From dances to jamming out study sessions to pond skimming competitions, as long as you have a good group of friends, you can have a blast!

    Food and Dining

    They redid their cafeteria a few years back and the place is great. They serve real good food made right there for you daily. The dining area is quite big and spacious and is usually full of students. It's a great place for casual study, meeting new people, hanging with your friends, or people watching!

    Dorm Life

    I greatly enjoyed my dorm experience. I had great roommates and the dorms were nice and needed what I needed for my first year of college. It had a full kitchen, living room, and only four girls to a dorm. It helped that I had great roommates. They are very accommodating should any issues or troubles arise.

    Academic Rigor

    The school keeps up with its accredited reputation, meaning classes are going to be tough, especially when you hit the meaty parts of your major. The basic courses and pre-requisites are simple enough as long as the students keep up with the work load. But the classes that really get you the degree won't be a small walk and a nice picnic. To give an example, both the nursing program and music programs are intense and competitive. I know this through experience and close friends who went through these programs. Although the classes at this university might be tough, they certainly earn their right to their great credentials.

    Tips for prospective students

    While most of the professors are great and know their stuff, ask around about certain professors that really stuck out to other students. It really helps with the learning experience when learning from a passionate or energized professor, I know it has greatly helped me and I've been able to more greatly enjoy my education. Also, don't be intimidated by the professors. They are very approachable and really seem to understand the struggles and needs of college students. They are more than willing to work with any of their students with any needs or issues that they have.

    In three sentences

    The small classes make for a better learning experience and more approachable professors. The professors are knowledgeable and highly rated professionals who are willing to take their time with their students to help them with any educational needs. The campus is small yet expanding and most all students are kind and respectful with the general goal of receiving great education and helping their fellow students along the way!

  • 11/05/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    If you are worried about safety, you should come to Brigham Young University of Idaho. It is one of the top five safest college campuses in the U.S. There is a very safe feeling all around campus, even while walking alone or at night.

    Bang for the buck

    It does not cost much to attend here, but that is thanks to the tithe payers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Free tutoring, hundreds of computers, a three story library, and hundreds of study areas (open areas, personal tables, group project areas, private study rooms) There are resources of every kind, and all for a great price due to the church members who support each student.

    What to do for fun

    No matter what your hobbies are, you will always have something to do for fun here! There are dance classes (hip hop dance, swing, country, ballroom, etc) free dances for anyone to dance however they like, game nights, concerts, plays, talent shows, and so many other things. There is never a shortage of activities.

    Food and Dining

    There is a building that has several restaurants and stores located inside. It is very large with a continual flow of students. In the dining area there are tables, chairs, booths, and couches that students can use at any time. Since it is such a big and open area, students often get food and do their homework there in the dining area.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus, but I live in an apartment complex owned and operated through the college. However, I have been in the dorms and they are nice. It's nothing fancy, but it's perfect for incoming freshman.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics can be challenging, especially depending on what classes and how many classes you will be taking. Although there can be large amounts of homework, there is true education being brought to the students. Every college will be academically challenging, but BYUI makes the hard work and effort meaningful for student's futures.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University of Idaho is a wonderful college. With a beautiful campus, dedicated professors, and a large and supportive student body, it creates an exemplary environment for learning.

  • 11/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt more safe on school property!!

    Greek Life

    none

    Clubs and Activities

    Music, Theater, sports, comedy ect go out and enjoy school!

    Great for these types of students

    If you learn by lecture this school is awesome for you!!

    Bang for the buck

    If you are on a budget ( like most people are) there is always accommodations for you and there are plenty of job you can get to so you don't have a tight budget.

    What to do for fun

    Costume parties, bowling, movie nights, swim parties, rock climbing, yellow stone is only and hour away!!

    Food and Dining

    Love their food and there is something for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    There is always something fun and exciting to do! and many places to choses for living situations!

    Academic Rigor

    If you stay on top of your school work and study you can do it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow the rules they are there to help you! Get involved and make school fun!!

    In three sentences

    Amazing spirit and loving feeling when you get on to campus! The people there are always friendly and welcoming! The professors are always there to help and are encouraging !

  • 10/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They take safety seriously. I can not feel more safer on campus. It is a great environment. They do not take threats lightly.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I do not know many of them, but one is on Sundays at about nine thirty at night students get together to sing hymns for half an hour. Also, there are ping pong tables and bowling on lower level of the MC building. On Tuesdays, there are spiritual devotionals.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is manageable in school, living, and such costs. It is acceptable, especially with the option of scholarships, financial aid, and jobs on campus. It is all definitely a good price to get such a great education.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for only a couple bucks. There are movies, bowling, food, soccer golf, ice caves, dunes, hiking, and much more. Also, Idaho Falls is only thirty mins away and there is more there to do, so you can get a group and go out there as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining gives great options. I do not eat there often but when i do, i do not complain. There is so much in the MC and around campus.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure about the dorms here, but they seem nice. They are dorms so they probably are not the greatest, but good quality for cheaper living. Also, I went to EFY at BYU in Utah and those were not too bad, so these can not be bad. Plus this school does the best they can to keep things good and updated.

    Academic Rigor

    At times, there can be stressful moments, but they teach you that with the right mind and attitude and also with the spirit around you that you can do anything with peace. There is great peace with prayer and scriptures. The rigorous academics here push you forward and gives you great opportunity.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are a lot of opportunities here to learn about. You should visit the campus before getting here. When you get here you should pray before reading the Book of Mormon, before any homework.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University of Idaho has a great spirit here on campus. They have such great uplifting, bright teachers and administrations. The campus has just a great wonderful, clean environment.

  • 10/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    some thing you can do for fun are playing lots of games( like pool, card games,football and more) you can play, walks, lots of events going on, and hanging out with friends.

    Food and Dining

    I don't really know I make my own food.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are nice and great for the social aspect.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a fairly hard enough to keep you busy but not so much that you have to do school 24/7.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be out going and have fun while still following the rules and you will have a great time.

    In three sentences

    This school is great! The spirit here is great! Lots of nice friendly people!

  • 10/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are safety call boxes all over campus that link you directly to 9-1-1 with your location already provided. All buildings also have a security guard in the building at all times. The entire town is known for generally being safe.

    Greek Life

    There is no greek life.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is a great fit for those who want to find a balance between schoolwork and college life.

    What to do for fun

    In Rexburg you are surrounded by some of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in the United States. If you have a car there are countless opportunities from hiking, to hot springs, to caving, you name it! In town we have the basic bowling and laser-tag combo. There are also dances thrown in random places around town nearly every weekend. Not much else can be found within walking distance of campus though.

    Food and Dining

    The campus provides a large variety of foods in their cafeteria, but none of them will exactly blow you away for their flavor.

    Dorm Life

    Every complex here in Rexburg will give you a completely different environment so choose wisely! There are complexes that are known to be just for the studious and others known to be for the partiers. Choose what you want from the beginning. I would stay away from the on campus dorms though. They are simply a mess.

    Academic Rigor

    This school knows that you have a life outside of just studies and most professors understand that. However, this does not mean that they will go easy on you. A lot will be expected of you, but the professors will also be very understanding if you approach them.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work hard for what you want in the future, but don't be willing to sacrifice everything that you could be doing now. There are lots of activities outside of school that you could be doing that will enhance your college experience. My advise? Work hard and play hard.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University Idaho is a perfect school for those wanting to find a balance between schoolwork and the fun that can be had at college. However, there are very strict standards that you have to follow so this school may not be suited for everyone. it was the perfect fit for me because I wanted more out of a school than just academics and more than just a party school.

  • 08/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is willing to strive for greatness and stands up for their beliefs and values.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Stadium singing is a great tradition we have here that takes place at BYU-Idaho. Basically a bunch of students get together on Sunday night under the stadium bleachers and we sing hymns for 30 minutes acapella. It's the best because the bleachers and the amount of students that go create the angelic sound needed to feel such a powerful spirit. There's also a location on campus called The Gardens and it's taken care of by the horticulture program. It's a beautiful walk through full of plants, flowers, creeks, arches and other things. People can go there to feel peace, pray, study, write in their journals, and it's so pretty, especially in the spring!

    Bang for the buck

    Actually, I'm satisfied with how cheap the tuition is for this school. For members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the tuition for a full time student is 1,825. For nonmembers, it's 3,650. So it's still not bad, even for the nonmembers. It's nice to get this discount and it saves so much money. All that money is given by the members of the church through tithing so I'm very grateful to be part of such a wonderful institution.

    What to do for fun

    At BYU-Idaho, there are many fun things to do on campus: One is Acoustic Night, where random students get together to watch other students sing and play guitar, etc. Another thing to do is to go to the University Store with your friends. It's actually very fun to check things out. Get involved in sports on campus, competitive or recreational. Go see a play or a musical concert at the Snow. Get a group of workout friends and hit the gym in the Hart. As far as off campus, you can walk to Sammie's with friends, where they not only provide amazing pie shakes, but also concerts, mic nights, and poetry slams. Some people I've known have gone up to the sand dunes, or rockclimbing or floating in the lake. Porter park is the best park for games and activies to play with family home evening groups. There is a number of things to do in the Rexburg, Idaho area, you'll see.

    Food and Dining

    Some things are pricey at The Crossroads, the cafeteria at BYU-Idaho. I don't usually eat on campus, but it's okay to just grab a bite from there every now and then. It's quality food that will definitely fill you up. Just grab the quesadilla basket with fries and you're set!

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is a fun time, and I have met many people just like me! Stay in the dorms freshman year just for the experience but once you hit your sophomore year, it's time to move out and get yourself a job!

    Academic Rigor

    I rate 5 stars for the academic side to BYU-Idaho because not only do I strengthen my mind and am inspired to learn in each one of my classes, but I have the spirit to carry with me as I pursue my studies. It's a good feeling.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you come to BYU-Idaho University, don't forget to go to the whole orientation process such as registration, getting into I-teams, the many activities and seminars, and finally, I-night. It truly is the best way to get your foot into the school. Get involved and don't be a slouch and sit in your apartment (or dorm) all day. Be confident, challenge yourself and do something worthwhile.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a college located in the small town of Rexburg. It carries the Spirit of Ricks which many people can feel as they walk on our campus. Not only is the campus clean and striving towards greatness, but so are the students here.

  • 08/14/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There's a local movie theater that plays relatively new releases for only a few bucks. There's also lots of intramural sports, weekly dances, swimming, a number of fun clubs, etc. All the basics, really. Like I said previously, it's not really a party school, so most students find their own clean ways to have fun, which usually includes baking cookies with their significant other on the weekend while they sing along to Vocal Point playing from their laptops. I honestly think those are the experiences you remember forever, though. But again, that's just me.

    Food and Dining

    There is the Crossroads, where you can eat at the salad bar, buy a burrito, sub sandwiches, all the generic cafeteria food like milk, yogurt, granola bars, apples, bananas, etc. Basically it's a glorified university cafeteria. Then, in the town of Rexburg, there's Subway, Little Caesar's, Kiwi Loco, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Apple Bees, all the necessities, along with some local favorites like the Taco Bus, Sammy's, and the Fudge Factory. None of them are exactly Olive Garden, but you still can't complain about any of them.

    Dorm Life

    All of these star choices are based solely on personal opinion and bias, so take this with a grain of salt. That being said, I thought the dorm life here was absolutely fantastic! I say that because you don't have kids blasting music until 4am, there is no drinking, you hardly ever seen PDA, and everyone seems to know how to find their own clean ways to have fun without disturbing the neighbors. And each of the housing complexes seem to have their own parties that students can attend on occasion.

    Academic Rigor

    I mean, if Harvard and Princeton type schools will have a 5 Star Academic Rigor, I'd definitely place BYU-I at a 3 Star. It's definitely not going to explode your mind by over studying or too many papers, but it's not a party school either. It is just simple learning to help prepare students for their simple future careers. The perfect happy medium, if you ask me.

    Tips for prospective students

    You do not have to be LDS to attend. However, they have a dress code, so make sure that your wardrobe is modest and clean. They have a three-track system, and every student is assigned to attend one of the three tracks for their entire attendance at BYU-I. So if you would like to have a certain time off, because of work or something similar, be very specific on which track you want, because you'll be stuck with it until you graduate.

    In three sentences

    This is one of the most spiritual schools you will ever attend. Not only is the education great, but everything taught has a connection to Jesus Christ and what he taught. With it being a relatively small campus, there are no competitive sports, sororities, etc; therefore, you can rest assured that the kids who attend are there specifically for a spiritual and academic experience.

  • 07/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The school has a garden area which is always changing. Each graduating architecture class gets to do something to the garden's, so there is always something new. Also on campus is an apple orchard available to the students. When apple season opens, students can pick as many apples as they want for only .25 a pound. A lot of fun!

    Bang for the buck

    The school is really cheap. You get an amazing education, at an amazing price. The school strives to help everyone who needs financial aid to receive some help. It's an amazing opportunity to come to this school and the friends you make will last a lifetime.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do. On Tuesday's there are devotionals that all students are invited to. Each week there are dances held on campus, with different dance classes available to students. A wellness committee organizes different events like 5k's and triathlon's. In Rexburg there are two movie theater's, one is only $2 and another has the newest movies. An hour and a half away is Yellowstone National Park, and 45 minutes east is Grand Teton National Park. The school has tons of outdoors activities, cross country skiing, outdoor adventures, ropes courses, backpacking, mountain biking, everything! The Saint Anthony Sand Dunes are nearby and students go out there to have bon fires and four wheeling. The ice caves are popular too, and it is always fun to hear what people did over the weekend.

    Food and Dining

    The main place to eat is the Cross Roads. There are tons of options for food, from mexican to chinese. The school offers daily specials on food too, sometimes a full pizza for $5. The food is really great, and they are really good about helping if you have questions.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are definitely the best place to be your freshman year, but it's best to move off-campus after that. Living in the dorms you are close to everything on campus. The dorms are not co-ed, they are split up into different complex's based on gender. Most have a kitchen, living room, and shared bathroom for up to four people. The school is actually building brand new dorms that should open in the next year.

    Academic Rigor

    The Foundation's or General Ed's can be a lot. There are several different area's you need to take but if you do well on Advanced Placement tests you will receive a lot of credit and can bypass the classes. When you get into your major specific classes, they are not extremely difficult. All the classes take time, but they are never too difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    The school is relatively small, but you make some of the best friends there. The weather can be a little unpredictable, but you adapt rather fast. This school is underrated and can be overshadowed by BYU Provo. I love this school so much and I really glad I took the chance to come here.

    In three sentences

    A great school that leaves an incredible impression upon the students. There is something for everybody, and you will learn so much.

  • 07/08/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You won't find a safer campus on planet Earth.

    Greek Life

    BYU-I doesn't participate in Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There's not a ton to do on campus. There's competitive intramural sports, so that's great. And there's lots of shows on campus and stuff. I'm sure theres tons of clubs for everything, so chances are you'll find something you like if you want to join a club on campus. Most of the really cool activities are just outside of school. Snowboarding, snowmobiling, boating, dirt biking, hiking, and any other fun stuff you can think of. You just have to have the toys or the money.

    Great for these types of students

    It's a great place for students that have helicopter parents that control everything about their lives, or for students that grew up in a Mormon bubble and aren't ready or mature enough to go to a bigger city/school or to really be on their own. It's also great for students that don't have a lot of money to go to bigger or better schools. It's great for the Super Mormons and the type that only watch Disney movies and sing Disney songs constantly. In reality, It's great for students that just want a great education for much less money. It's a great school if you love the outdoors. It's a great school if you want smaller classes where your professors actually know who you are and remember you. It's amazing if you love to do things outdoors or if you like extreme sports. It's great if you want to make lasting friendships with people with your same values and morals. As long as you look for them and make an effort, you'll find the type of people that you want to be friends with.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    For some reason, people always seem to be dressed in their Sunday best. It's weird to me.

    Bang for the buck

    Right now, tuition is right about $1800 per semester. I don't think you'll find a school of this caliber for even close to this amount.

    What to do for fun

    Campus activities aren't my cup o' tea, so I can't help you there. Absolutely any outdoor activities and motorsports are a possibility, you just have to find the right people. Talk to everybody; 90% of people will accept you right in to their group. Offer to pitch in for gas, and the more local college guys will probably let you go boating with them.

    Food and Dining

    Rexburg doesn't have many places to eat. They have your usual fast food places. For actual restaurants, they only have Applebees and Wingers. Which aren't that great either. On campus, there's a few shops scattered throughout the buildings. The Manwaring Center has the cafeteria, and it's decent. For good food, you'll have to go to Idaho Falls. My favorite places are Jakers and Stockmans for steak and other beef and meats, but most college kids won't want to spend $20-35 per person.

    Dorm Life

    There are only a few actual dorms left on campus. I've never lived in the dorms, but I've been in them. They are small, and they suck. Pretty much like all other dorms. For the men, there's usually 2 beds, 2 desks, a dirty little sink, and some cupboards/shelves. You have to share a kitchen with other dorms. The women's dorms are a bit nicer, and I think there's anywhere from 2 to 6 girls in a dorm. I believe they have their own kitchens as well. They're more like apartments. Old, crappy apartments. Live off-campus if you can. It's only a few hundred bucks more per semester.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you're not handicapped, the foundations classes will be super easy. Just show up, listen, and continue on to the next class. I've been here 2 years and haven't taken any notes yet. As long as you pay attention and do the work, you should be fine. Upper level classes will take more work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find something to do outside of school. The activities on campus are fine, if you're into swing dancing and people singing Disney songs all the time. You're so close to anything you could imagine in the outdoors though! In the winter, go snowboarding at Targhee! It's always in the top 3 in the country for snowfall, and the snow quality is amazing. Anything you want to do outdoors is a possibility. Also, if you don't have a car, it's gonna suck for you. You'll be staying close to campus and in Rexburg a lot. And there's not as much to do in town.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is the cheapest school around. It really does feel like a high school sometimes. For the most part, classes are small, and the professors seem to care about you individually.

  • 06/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are blue emergency poles all over campus! The people who attend this school are also generally very nice and willing to help you out if you need it.

    Greek Life

    There is no Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many things to do here on campus! They have general dances, themed dancing (eg. Country), iNight (a party of sorts for the incoming freshmen), various work out classes and so much more. The school has a calender that outlines what actives they gave everyday of the semester!

    Great for these types of students

    BYUI is great for those who are LDS or interested in building a relationship with God. The campus is definitely a place to feel the spirit. Although the rules might be strict (no shorts/capris on campus, midnight curfew, approved housing, etc...) it is definitely worth it if you want a GREAT and CHEAP education! You definitely get a bang for your buck.

    Bang for the buck

    The schooling is so good for how cheap it is! Not only is the tuition cheap, but a lot of the activities on campus are only 1 or 2 dollars!

    What to do for fun

    There's a variety of different types of dance on campus, such as country. You can also just look at posters and fliers all over campus to see if there are any concerts coming up or when the next comedy show is. If you're looking for some in to do off campus, there are dances almost every weekend, you can have a bonfire, go off-roading, shooting, relax at the park, etc!

    Food and Dining

    The cross roads in the iCenter has a lot of yummy food; my favorite being a sweet pork quesadilla. Personally, I don't think the oriental food is very good up on campus. I originally had this at three stars, but I had to add a fourth star for the food you can buy in the various school buildings! The business majors need to create a business of their own for a semester, so every building has a different delicious food in it! Yum!

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in the dorms but I heard they're pretty mediocre

    Academic Rigor

    Some of the classes are pretty easy, however, some can be killer. For example, Chem 105 is a Harvard level beginner chemistry class and human anatomy is really hard. However, if you take the time to study and actually learn what you're studying as opposed to temporarily memorizing it for a class, you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard. Play hard. Use ratemyprofessor.com to help create your schedule when it comes time to register for classes. Get a part - time job up on campus when you're on track as opposed to a job off campus: they're fun, usually work around your schedule, and allow you enough time to study for classes.

    In three sentences

    BYUI has an amazing campus in which you can feel the spirit and be surrounded by people with similar moral standards and goals as you - granted most students' goals is to find an eternal companion. There's a wide variety of classes and majors offered that allow you to pursue almost any career of your choice. BYUI also has great online and on campus resources to help give you your best chance to succeed in your classes, such as FREE tutoring!

  • 06/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt safe on campus. They have a lot of rules and they uphold them. They always had someone on patrol through campus to enforce the rule breakers. Sometimes it can get obnoxious, but I appreciated it a lot.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities for everything! I was in the Dental Society club because I am going into Dental Hygiene for my major and they have a lot to be able to help you towards that field. There are many clubs for many other majors as well. I was also in Student Support which is a club to help integrate the next incoming freshmen into the school. They set up Get Connected which is a 3 day course for them to meet people, tour the school, and find a place they can belong. My favorite activities were dancing and Outdoor Activities.

    Great for these types of students

    It is great for students who can follow rules. It is best for someone who is going out to live on their own for the first time and learning because the strict rules keep a more sheltered and safe environment for them to be able to live in. It is also great for anyone who doesn't have a lot of money to be able to go to school and for someone who likes living in a small town.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only tradition that I can think of that I know is the NCMO. (non-committal make out) Many times at the end of a date, the couple would take a walk through the gardens which are near the center of campus and would make out. For it to be a NCMO, usually they are people who are just getting to know each other and aren't solely dating. They will probably have another date with someone else within a week unless they really like each other from that date in which case they might start solely dating.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is about $2000 per semester, and housing is about $1000 but they have discounts if you sign a contract for two semesters, and if you have a group that you are going to probably be rooming with as well. Everything is cheap; activities, food, or anything. They have a school paper that always has coupons that you can have for the grocery stores in town.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities and things provided by the school that don't cost much at all. There are oftentimes something from the performing arts classes that you could go to that are pretty much always really good. I always enjoyed outdoor activities. There are caves, and camping or hiking spots within an hour drive away that you could go to. Some of those in the Teton Mountains. Which are huge and very beautiful. I got to go for about $10 I think as part of a group to stay the night at a cabin. They provided vans that took us up there, as well as meals and mattresses. There were several games they had set up for us there too. They always have activities through the outdoor activities. I went to one that had a zip line, boating, obstacle courses, several climbing posts, and other stations that were really fun. I don't remember if that one was free or not, but I don't think it was more than $10 either. The sand dunes are really close as well as a drive in movie theater. Another thing I really liked doing was going dancing. They had Latin, Country Swing, and Ballroom that I know of. Each one was at a different place or different day of the week. You would go in the evening and they would teach for the first hour and then you would pair up and dance for the next three hours. If you went to the lessons, it was $2 with your school ID, but if you came just for the dancing, it was $1. I did that a lot.There was also slack lining, a pool, several housing areas have sand volleyball nets, maybe a basketball court, or a tennis court.

    Food and Dining

    I got almost all of my food from the grocery store or from Bountiful Baskets so I didn't eat the school food very often. Mainly the only thing I would get from the school were the 89 cent corn dogs. I think I ate pretty well especially for how little I really spent on food. Bountiful Baskets is a program that is set up to get fruits and vegetables very cheap. It was about $30 for a basket which you could get with a couple roommates, or that you could just get on your own. I started with roommates, but they didn't use it as much as me so I then started getting them on my own. I would only have to get them once every 3 weeks or so and there is a whole variety of all kinds of fruits and vegetables. The only downside is that you don't get to choose what you get, but that can also be good for you to be able to try new things or have better variety. I got broccoli, carrots, peppers, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, ginger root, squash, eggplant, strawberries, raspberries, mangoes, bananas, apples, grapes, potatoes, and probably many others that I can't think of that I had at some point from my basket.

    Dorm Life

    I have only lived off campus, so it might be different for someone who lives in the on campus housing, but I enjoyed my apartments. That is where I made most of my friends, where I found out about the activities or events that were going on, and where I had most of my social life. I never had any problems with managers or apartment staff. There is a midnight curfew for any housing near campus which is probably 90% of student housing there, which helped to get to bed with a decent enough amount of time to get up for class the next morning, but they would start booting cars that didn't have a parking pass for the housing parking lot the car was in at about 11:00pm. That sometimes became a hassle. Managers were willing to work with you with anything that ever happened. I had a friend that accidentally created a hole in my wall but she went to the manager, paid the damages fee, and they sent someone to fix it for us. They always warned us when they would send someone to check anything if it was for a maintenance request, a clean check, or anything else they needed someone to stop by for.

    Academic Rigor

    There is more rigor from the students for marriage rather than academics, but the teachers always take their student's education seriously. They will spend a lot of time in creating the tests that they have their students take and they always put a lot of thought into their lessons and how to teach the material. They want something that will challenge their students, but that isn't impossible to do. They only test on things that you have talked about and gone over in class or in an assignment, and their lessons are always full of information. You will probably be lost if you haven't gone over the material on your own beforehand like you are told to. What helped me the most was getting together with a friend who has taken or is taking the same class but a different time, or with a classmate and studying together. I relied on that the most for how much I learned. If we didn't get something though we could always go to a tutor. A tutor is a student who had completed and excelled at that class in a previous semester. They were always able to answer any questions that I had and they were able to explain it in a way that made everything clearer for me. They are paid for that through the school, but it is free for you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Watch out with dating. Many people will start talking about marriage and thinking they will marry someone after only dating them a couple of weeks. There are some that are very obsessed with finding someone that it can get kind of intense sometimes. Just take your time and find who is right for you, if it is right for you. You might be worried about finding your way around, but everything is nearby, probably within walking distance, and you should be able to find your way around pretty quickly. It takes a day or two like at any new place you haven't been to, but for the most part your direction will be up the hill or down the hill since campus is all built on the hill. Making friends is simply dependent upon how much effort you put into it. If you go to a lot of things, you will meet a lot of people and if you talk to a lot of those people, you will make a lot of friends. People there are generally pretty nice and friendly. Academics are mostly up to you, just like I would assume it is at any college. Teachers are good at listening and helping you where you are struggling and there are always tutors you can go to for help. Take advantage of that. It is all free. It is ALWAYS windy, and the winter is very cold. I didn't know how much scarves actually helped until I lived in Rexburg. Make sure you bundle up when it starts getting cold!

    In three sentences

    BYUI is a strict, rule following school that is all there is in the small town of Rexburg. Everything there is cheap and easily accessible. Marriage is a high priority for most people there.

  • 06/13/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    there are sand dunes.

    Food and Dining

    the crossroads are pretty good especially their pizza and breadsticks.

    Dorm Life

    i dont know i dont live in the dorms. i live in off campus housing.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for the cold.

    In three sentences

    great school, friendly environment, and teachers who like to help.

  • 06/12/2014

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

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    Campus Safety

    Yes they are crazy safe on campusâ?¦just an FYI you can get a ticket for crossing the st. and texting!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and activities going on at all times!

    Great for these types of students

    If you want a good clean environment with high standards you found the right college!

    What to do for fun

    You can ski, eat at pizza pie cafe, go to the temple and much more

    Food and Dining

    Any food you want�they seem to have something like it!

    Dorm Life

    With the high honor code these dorms are safe and a wonderful place to live!

    Academic Rigor

    It isn't easy but it provides a good education!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early or at least look up how to apply long before the deadline of Dec.1!

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful school with small class sizes and a good education. There is always something to do and best of all it is a clean environment.

  • 06/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Definitely a safe place to live! However, students trust it's a little too safe leaving their doors unlocked and they're the ones that get broken into. So still lock your doors!

    Greek Life

    Non existent thank goodness!

    Clubs and Activities

    I wish we had competitive sports teams. We do have intramural sports which are a blast to participate in! Just no big college games to go to.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who thrive in smaller classroom settings!

    Bang for the buck

    This school has one of the best tuition rates, especially for the quality of the classes. I have never heard of any other school who offers such a low tuition for a four year university!

    What to do for fun

    While there aren't too many attractions so to speak IN Rexburg, there's ton to do right around it. You can drive 30 minutes into Idaho Falls for some city life, or head to the Sand Dunes for three wheeling/camp fires. It's all what you want to do.

    Food and Dining

    I have never eaten on campus because I cook for myself.

    Dorm Life

    To me the apartments are pretty pricey when you consider you're most likely living with five other people. Yet the social life is great! People are always randomly stopping in and hanging out.

    Academic Rigor

    It's what you make of it. Some classes are really easy if you let them be. This isn't high school anymore. Your professors will give the materials to learn and more than willing to help you really grasp the concepts in order to dig deep.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared for teachers to know exactly who you are! As you get further into your selected major, you'll find you have many classes with the same people. I love this because it helps me meet more people and learn more from one another.

    In three sentences

    I love the campus here! Everyone here in the community is friendly and very outgoing. It makes it so comfortable to be so far away from home because I'm able to feel part of a college family.

  • 05/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Friendly students looking to have a great opportunity for learning and meeting fellow students.

    What to do for fun

    Go outside! Drive to Yellowstone while you are so close, join clubs, spend time with other students. There is a bowling alley and a roller blading rink on campus.

    Dorm Life

    This campus is home to a lot of great people!

    Academic Rigor

    Professors do their job, and they expect you, the student, to do the same.But they are good about not giving out too much extra homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved on campus and go to activities.

    In three sentences

    It has great faculty who are more than willing to help you out. It is a very peaceful and friendly atmosphere. Fellow students are courteous and helpful.

  • 05/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus is one of the safest in the U.S.A.

    Greek Life

    Not really a Greek Life here though we have the Greek Honors societies.

    Clubs and Activities

    Anything you can think of.

    Great for these types of students

    Any student LDS or not who wants a great place to go to school with great standards and morals.

    Bang for the buck

    Relatively cheap tuition is great and the experience one gets here is more than worth the price.

    What to do for fun

    EVERYTHING! In the Spring and Fall semesters there are a ton of things to do for fun outdoors like hiking, boating, swimming, etc. In the winter there are close ski resorts. There are hot springs open year round, bowling, movie theaters, restaurants and shopping in Idaho Falls.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads Dining facility is great! It has a wide variety of food to please everyone.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is great! The Student Living program is fantastic.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of academics here is great. You learn so much and you get the personalized attention that you need to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to use the free tutoring centers. Work hard but have fun.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a fantastic place to get a higher education. The environment and atmosphere here is wonderful. You get personal attention from the professors thanks to small class sizes.

  • 05/17/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are emergency poles with buttons all over campus along with constant rounds of security through the evening. Every big event has security.

    Food and Dining

    The campus provides a place called the Crossroads where many different food places give students plenty of choices. The prices aren't the best, and not everything stays fresh for very long, but I love all of the choices. Sometimes there are cute little places that open up for just the semester. In the past, there have been a taco place in the library, pretzel bites in the English building, and wraps in the economic building. I believe the music and science building always have cafes, but they are only open a few hours every day.

    Dorm Life

    Of course dorm life depends on where you live. There are a few complexes that have bad reputations and others that have really good ones. I recommend freshmen to live in the on-campus dorms for at least their first semester. They are really close to campus allowing the students to become familiar with where everything is. There are rules, but if you adhere to the honor code, they aren't too drastic.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what major you plan on pursuing in how rigorous each course is. What I love about attending here is that the professors are constantly trying to make sure their courses are helping the students grow. So far, most of my classes have focused on my evolution into a well-rounded individual.

    Tips for prospective students

    Rexburg is a small college town...much smaller than where I grew up. Almost everywhere can be accessed by walking even though in the winter, it is a bit hard to get around. It usually helps if you have a car or make friends with cars. The weather is pretty nice during the Spring semester even though it does get humid.

  • 04/24/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    All kinds of outdoor things to do since your out in the middle of no where, like hiking, camping, and hot springs. During the winter, there are many places to snowboard. Theres lots to do if your an outdoors person.

    Tips for prospective students

    They have so many resources here to help you succeed. Tutoring is a life saver for so many, and its totally free.

    In three sentences

    I love it here. The people are great and you really feel welcome on the campus. If you can get past the strict honor code, I reccomend this school!

  • 04/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Not a lot of places that really cater to students. Too much overpriced food.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of good students around.

    Academic Rigor

    Most classes are pretty doable. Reasonable workload.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on top of all your deadlines, for homework and financial stuff; it will help your life a TON. Don't be afraid to ask questions; professors in general are really good about just answering whatever questions you want to ask without belittling students. Get connected with friends and faculty members; the more people you know, the better life can be and more support you can have.

    In three sentences

    A safe place to get an education. Friendly students and faculty. Good atmosphere and campus.

  • 04/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It's a bunch of Mormons, no one steals anything. Although there are one or two that take advantage of how open it is.

    Clubs and Activities

    Online it boasts many clubs and activities, but honestly there are not a lot of fun ones on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons. Most people here are either Mormon or are very religious and they are not too accepting about people with other beliefs.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a pretty good school for the price. It has small classes and the professors are really nice, plus the facilities are really great.

    What to do for fun

    Rexburg is a bubble, if you really want to do something you have to go to another town. Most people just get addicted to a netflix show or try and go out of dates (if you have money).

    Food and Dining

    The food in the crossroads is pretty expensive but you can get quite a variety. I usually just get food at the grocery store and make it at home or get fast food.

    Dorm Life

    Some of the guys dorms are pretty bad, they are small and don't have kitchens, although the girls and the other half of the guys are pretty big. So you know there is a gate they shut at 12 every night (1AM on Fridays!) that locks students out and they have to check in. The proximity to the school is really nice though, everything is just around the corner.

    Academic Rigor

    Although the classes are really small, a lot of my classes felt like high school classes. Just do your homework and you are almost guaranteed an A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't go if you are not planning on living the honor code. It's a pretty boring town so keep that in mind that people mainly focus on school work or going on dates here.

    In three sentences

    A great money saving education. A lot of the same kind of people. Great classes and professors.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. As you walk through campus you see several emergency telephone poles as long as several active security guards that continuously work on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Brigham Young University is all about the clubs and activities. Anything from sports to music and anything in between can be found in this University.

    Great for these types of students

    Any students that are of the Christian faith or belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that hold high standards would fit in well with the students hare.

    Bang for the buck

    The cost of tuition for Brigham Young University is on the lower end which makes going to school easy and affordable.

    What to do for fun

    The campus provides several opportunities for on and off campus activities. Talent shows, art show cases, and dances just scratch the surface of on campus activities. There are several more off campus activities as well.

    Food and Dining

    There are lots of off campus locations to eat, but there are also several on campus options. Several of the students here actually come up with the restaurants and menus within campus. There is quite the variety to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    You are able to live on or off campus. The living situations allow you to meet new people and give you the opportunity of learning what living with others is really like.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers not only push you ,but they are willing to work with you to help you progress. The learning system within this university is different than others due to the fact they encourage communication, group projects, and sharing new ideas. The university also encourages teaching your fellow classmates to help both of you understand the concepts in more depth.

    Tips for prospective students

    Like any other university come ready to work and learn, but also be prepared for spiritual uplifting.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University- Idaho is a very positive learning environment with manageable classes, friendly students, and friendly teachers. With a campus this size you are able to meet new people, but still get the personal relationship with your professors. This school prides itself on the standards it holds which makes it one of a kind.

  • 03/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I know things can still happen in the 'Rexburg Bubble' but I really do feel safe.... just don't be stupid.

    Clubs and Activities

    I have loved getting involved with the rec teams! SO fun.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Spirit of Ricks -- It's a beautiful feeling to walk around campus and have strangers smiling at you.

    Bang for the buck

    Oh heck yeah! Subsidized tuition for the tithe payers. Just remember that you're not the only one paying for your education so be accountable--- think of the little old ladies in your home ward or members around the world. Be appreciative of people who pay that won't ever come to Rexburg. Go to class. Do your best.

    What to do for fun

    Dunes, fire, guns, hiking, white water rafting, cave exploring, mesa falls, jackson hole, yellowstone, porter park, slack lining, singing, trains, swings..... I love the summers here!

    Food and Dining

    I don't eat much at the crossroads. I'll stop in when IBC is cooking... but mostly I don't.

    Dorm Life

    Some people hate, but I loved the dorms! Ricks hall all the way. It's an apartment set up so I had my own kitchen, bathroom, and family room. I loved the three girls I lived with-- it was fun because we were all first semester freshmen and equally lost and excited to be at BYUI.

    Academic Rigor

    If you work hard, you'll do well. It's all about what you put into it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with a testimony of the honor code and excitement to get involved!

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a beautiful, fun, uplifting place conducive for personal growth. I've never learned so much, had so much fun with these foreign 'idaho adventures,' and met so many inspiring people. My favorite part is the small classes promote a real relationship with the professors--- years later professors still know my name and care to ask me how my life is going.

  • 03/29/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a very safe campus, because of the honor code that all the students have to live by. It is also very well lit, so you can see campus really well no matter where you are going, minus the gardens...

    Clubs and Activities

    I have said it before, but they have great activities. All the clubs I have been to have been pretty good.

    Great for these types of students

    It is a great university if you don't mind being in class every day. If you like to stuff or miss class a lot or even a little, this university is probably not the best place for you. They hold you very accountable for every class.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have a stuffed animal museum in the Bensen n the second floor and a beautiful green house garden in the same building on the same floor in the plant shop.

    What to do for fun

    I already said it, but there are tons of activities going on all the time. Pay attention and you will always have something fun to do.

    Food and Dining

    The crossroads has some pretty good food and it isn't too expensive.

    Dorm Life

    As far as I can tell it is great, but I was married when I transferred here, so...

    Academic Rigor

    I mentioned it above, but you will have to work for your grades. You can't just sit on your bum. Most of the classes are designed to challenge you or at least give you enough busy work that you can't just sit back if you want good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep on top of things and your life will be great. Don't be afraid to talk to the professors. All the ones I have talked to have been fabulous. There are tons of fun activities and free food, don't miss out by staying home in your apartment.

    In three sentences

    Not for those hoping for an easy ride. Will help you become your best, if you let it. Has a great atmosphere.

  • 03/26/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    We have Country Swing Dancing every Wednesday night and Latin Dancing every Friday night for only a dollar. There is an inexpensive bowling ally on campus as well as a free swimming pool. There are always Volleyball and Basketball games going on in the I-Center Courts. There are Fencing groups and Slack Lining groups. Zumba is also offered every Tuesday and Thursday night.

    Food and Dining

    We have a food court called the Cross Roads which has a variety of different types of food, they are all delicious. The only thing is the price, it's sometimes more than you want to pay.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in the dorms so I cannot accurately rate this. However, I am living on off campus housing and love it! The girls here are wonderful and I've made life long friends! The five stars is for my experience in off campus housing.

    Academic Rigor

    The curriculum here is based on what we call a Learning Module that inspires deep learning.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to devotional every week! It's a great way to receive answers to questions and to feel comfort when going through times of trial. It is also a great spiritual pick me up for the week.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a wonderful school that combines learning with religion. Its campus is beautiful with outside study areas and a place called The Gardens where you can go to enjoy a beautiful spring day. The professors here are very understanding and are willing to work through any situation.

  • 03/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BYU-Idaho is located in a very safe part of the U.S., in Rexburg, ID. It is very safe, there is campus security, and in case of emergencies there are the blue emergency pillars that are scattered throughout campus if anything were to happen. A woman can feel comfortable walking alone at night.

    Greek Life

    There is none. There are not Fraternity's or Sorority's.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are clubs and activities up the wazoo!! There are honestly too many to count. There's always something going on. I want to do everything, but there's just so much, you really can't. There are a ton of Societies to join, and immense opportunities for students to be involved.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who are committed to having a standard of living and holding to it. Students who have a spiritual awareness and openness. Students who are more focused on education and preparing for a future family than simply partying and living the college life. Students who thrive off of human interaction. Students who want to feel at home when they're away from home.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's what's known as The Garden's. Indeed they are gardens, and absolutely beautiful...but also known as the 'Forbidden Garden's' in that it's a popular place for proposals and couples to get engaged, so it's a running joke that girls better beware if a guy wants to take them to the Gardens.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is about $2000 right now...which is the cheapest anywhere really. It's wonderful to get a top ranked education for such a great price. It is worth it. You get connected with so many people in the professional world so quickly. BYU-I is a hub for major corporations looking for interns and new recruits fresh out of college. I'd say it's one of the most successful at placing jobs and internships for students.

    What to do for fun

    Tons of outdoor activities. Nearby Sand dunes for bonfires and dirtbiking. Hiking in caves and mountains. Nearby town has many restaurants, there's a cinema, and a Craze Zone...which has many features to go and have a fun night. The school itself has a bowling alley on campus, as well as a huge 10-12 bball court gym facility for daily sports. There are Competative and Recreational sports of all kinds year round. There is a pool to swim during the warm months. There are constantly shows, performances and cool programs and fun nights being held and organized to attend. There are dance nights/parties to attend. There are lots of music performances. There is really too much to choose from...you can't experience it all in one Semester.

    Food and Dining

    There is a main food are known as the Crossroads, which provides wonderful fresh food daily, and plenty of variety as well. Food is cheap enough for poor college students. And for those really trying to save, there is a dinner menu where all items are all under $5 each day of the week during a certain time of day. Very nice to have.

    Dorm Life

    I can't really say specifically...but if you're looking for the typical college dorm life...you won't find it. The honor code is lived and upheld, and you won't be seeing any dorm parties.

    Academic Rigor

    Though tuition is cheap compared to many other schools, the level of education is ranked very high at BYU-Idaho. It is a very successful school with respected and professional professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to sacrifice some personal 'things'...the honor code is very strict and is required to follow if you plan on attending. It is unlike any other college campus, and almost all activities and programs are put on by the students, so come prepared to be involved.

    In three sentences

    It is a spiritually uplifting environment. Classrooms are small and accommodating. Everything is very accessible and you develop what we call 'real learning'.

  • 03/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You really make your own fun. Honestly, attending school in Idaho is what you make of it. Get creative and try out new things. You could go hiking or sledding during the winter time. Go on some adventures and explore Idaho!

    Food and Dining

    The food at the university is average. Keep in mind that it is a small to medium sized university, so there are not many options.

    Dorm Life

    I never experienced dorm life at this particular university. However, it is comparable to Brigham Young University in Provo where I attended during my earlier college career. Dorm life is fun, but you can sometimes feel like you are stuck in this bubble. Make an effort to go outside your dorm and meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, this university is fairly challenging. However, every class is manageable. If you put your mind to it and focus on learning, the grades will follow.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest that you understand the standards of the university before you attend. There are pretty high standards that are expected to be upheld, but the educational experience is worth it.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a very inspiring university to attend. Each class is not only academically enriching, but also spiritually uplifting. There are also a lot of resources as well as outside activities available that encourage individual growth and socialization.

  • 03/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rated number one safest school in the USA, there are lots of rules including a curfew

    Clubs and Activities

    Family home evening is Monday nights. There are dance classes weekly. Sports. Study abroad for a semester. Pancake breakfasts. Marathons and dances monthly and etc.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those returning home from missions or wanting to have a spiritually safe environment to continue education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is an LDS Temple at the top of the campus, which is unique to other colleges. They focus on developing great character and service oriented people

    Bang for the buck

    It's instate tuition for those who are LDS and is really affordable

    What to do for fun

    There's so many people here you can usually find something to do. There are bbq's, pool parties, game nights, movie theatre, and the mountains are close. It's a small town but Idaho Falls is close.

    Food and Dining

    Food can be expensive. They have food courts all over the campus and it's really good but it's about $6 a meal without the drink. I enjoy making my meals and can survive on $80 for two weeks on groceries

    Dorm Life

    Freshmen stay in the dorms. Everyone else usually stays off campus. I live 2 blocks from the school and I really enjoy how close I am. I have a private room in a house with six girls. I need alone time to study and this has worked out really well

    Academic Rigor

    There's a lot of work depending on the class but it has really help in the long run by preparing me for future classes. Practice makes perfect. The teachers can be really fun and laid back. My advisor has helped me as a transfer student get the right classes and move forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    Follow the honor code Go to class You will be required to do a lot of homework but if you do it you will learn so much more. The teachers are there to help you, don't be afraid to ask for help. Socialize because it helps you develop character and find useful resources.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a great school with excellent staff who care about their students. There are a lot of rules, some of which I do not agree, like no wearing shorts; but they are making the environment safe. I really enjoy my apartment, with my roommates and would suggest to anyone who wants to grow educationally and spiritually, I highly recommend this school.

  • 03/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a recreational center with movies, bowling, miniature golf, an arcade and a restaurant. We have a few parks near by that are perfect for playing in in the summer. Idaho Falls which is about thirty minutes away has a lot of shopping and restaurant options that a lot of students take advantage of on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Personally, I have Celiac Disease so I haven't eaten the on-campus food. I do know that they have a lot of options and it is pretty good food. It can get a little expensive if you eat there everyday, so it's really what you make of it.

    Dorm Life

    Personally, I never lived in the dorms, I lived in off-campus housing. I have heard that the dorms are reasonable and people gain really close friends. Plus, they have a lot of activities going on most weekends and it's really easy to meet people.

    Academic Rigor

    Obviously, it depends on the teacher and subject how hard the class is. I've had classes that were a breeze and classes that I spend hours studying for. If you are willing to work hard and do the work, you can easily do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for prospective students would be to make sure they understand and follow the honor code, because it will really help your experience at BYU-I. Also, to make sure that they get involved in everything that they can, that's where you meet people and gain lasting friendships. Lastly, be sure to take advantages of opportunities and have fun!

    In three sentences

    I love Brigham Young University-Idaho, the teachers are smart and are willing to help you out. The students are all really polite and you can tell they care about one another. I really wouldn't change my college experience at all.

  • 03/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It is one of the safest in the USA.

    Greek Life

    Not a big geek so I really don't know. I know there are a lot of groups and clubs though.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was surprised by how many clubs and student organizations there are. There is pretty much something for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Really good for outdoorsy people or for people who want a good education for a low price.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is really cheep compared to a lot of places. Especially if you are LDS.

    What to do for fun

    There are movies and campus activities. There is also a huge outdoor program for people who like doing things outside.

    Food and Dining

    Good but Rexburg is a small town. There is a variety of places to choose from but it's not the strip in Vagas.

    Dorm Life

    I would recommend off campus housing but if you stay in a dorm get one with a kitchen.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on your major. The mechanical engineering program is pretty difficult but I like it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tutoring is free so take advantage of it. The school usually hires one or two tutors per class so there are plenty of times to meet. It is also a good part time job. If you can keep your grades up you can get hired as a tutor. I recommend off campus housing. Most if it is as close as on campus housing and there is a lot more to choose from.

    In three sentences

    It is great. Just small enough that the teachers and deans still care about the students, most know your name by the 3rd week, but big enough that there are a lot of things to do and people to meet. You meet a ton of new people every semester.

  • 02/24/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food is amazing and you can find basically anything you want in the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but I have friends who love it in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers here are great and willing to work with you if you have anything come up or have questions about anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take and wear lots of layers and warm clothes! Girls, watch out for the boys when temperatures get below freezing; they like to break your hair off. Look up teachers before signing up for a class that interests you, that way you'll have a more enjoyable college experience

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere here at BYU-I is great. The teachers are informative and helpful with any questions you have. The campus is beautiful, even during a major snow storm.

  • 02/22/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun, they have something planned on campus almost every night of the week, but Sunday. You can get out doors, with Yellow Stone so close it is a great time to explore.

    Food and Dining

    The food here is delicious and the workers are so nice.

    Dorm Life

    They are very social, it's a great place to meet people when first getting up to school.

    Academic Rigor

    The students here are very hard working and the academic standard is set very high.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend learning about what your foundation classes are before you register for classes. The best way to love it here is to get involved.

    In three sentences

    The atmosphere here at BYU-I is like non other. The professors are here to help the students gain as much knowledge as they can. This is an outstanding university.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are rarely anything stolen being reported. If you've lost something such as an ipod or computer it usually shows up in lost and found. Most people here are honest and will help give directions if you get lost.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is looking to date a lot of people or get married this would be great for. BYUI has a reputation of having people get married after their first or second semester here.

    What to do for fun

    In what is considered the main building on campus, the MC, they have games set out and you can play ping pong or air hockey for free. Also in the building they have bowling with is a dollar per game. There are a lot of different clubs you can join, it almost seems they have a club for anything. The downside to this campus is that most of the things to do are geared towards dating and getting married.

    Food and Dining

    They have great food on campus but it is pricey. Their Chinese is a hit and miss depending on the person. They have things such as pizza, burgers, chicken but also have healthy food such as sushi, salads, and sandwiches. They recently redid the cafeteria and it has nice seating with booths and tables. It is a good place to do your homework when you don't want to walk all the way back to your apartment or dorm between classes. They also have a giant screen which they project things on such as football every once and a while.

    Dorm Life

    The on-campus dorms are pretty nice but walls can be thin. They will lock you out if you aren't on time for curfew and your roommates will have to let you in. Most of the people here are nice but sometimes you will have to room with someone you don't get along with too well. The off-campus apartments may be small but have a lot of storage space for your things. Everything is pretty much within walking distance of your apartment except for a few stores like Walmart.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes can be a bit fast paced and hard at times but this is to fit the material into 14 weeks. I cannot stress this enough but the teachers are always willing to work with you but you have to ask and put the effort up first. The homework load is average for a college if not a little lighter and usually is not busy work.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great for those who are LDS but I cannot say anything about it if you aren't. The teachers here are always willing to work with you if you can't meet a deadline but you have to make sure to talk to them before that deadline. The cost of going here is small, they recommend about $5,000 but I easily got by a semester with $3,000 for tuition for 16 credits, food, and housing. Credits here don't transfer well so if you come wanting to transfer get an associate degree first.

    In three sentences

    BYUI is amazing, that's all there is to it. It is a religious school where many of your fellow students have the same beliefs as you do. The teachers are held at a high standard and almost all have a great sense of humor.

  • 02/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very safe.

    Great for these types of students

    Mormons

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is wonderfully cheap, and if you get 4.0 for 15 credits your first semester you qualify for an academic scholarship for the next year.

    What to do for fun

    We have the sand dunes and there's a rock climbing gym. There's a small movie theater and the school has performances from a wide variety of artists regularly (we've had Bill Cosby and Lindsey Sterling perform up here).

    Food and Dining

    The crossroads food is pretty good, but rather expensive. If you need something nice you can go down to Idaho Falls, but most people just cook for themselves around here. So bust out your cook books.

    Dorm Life

    Only freshmen live in the dorms, it might be fun your first year, but I'd move off campus as soon as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not Harvard, but it's better than a community college. I give this 4 stars because I'm a chemistry major which is one of the most demanding programs on campus. If I were in education or communications I'd only give the school 3 stars

    Tips for prospective students

    Rexburg is a small town so you have to be creative to have a good time, but it's not impossible. If you need a bigger town with more to do Idaho Falls isn't too far away. Other than that study hard and don't skip out on Tuesday devotionals.

    In three sentences

    It's a small but magnificent university. Professors are focused on teaching, not their own research. Classes are so small that it's easy for students to get to know their professors personally.

  • 02/10/2014

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    It's rexburg, so not so good.

    Dorm Life

    i didn't live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    The science majors are difficult.

    Tips for prospective students

    when it comes to rules, keep your head down and don't try to fight it. There are a lot of great people so find some good friends/roommates and make them your roommates.

    In three sentences

    Good affordable academic experience. The teachers were almost all wonderful. This is a church school though, so keep in mind that you will be required to follow rules that at times feel somewhat childish.

  • 02/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are many rules in compus to keep students out of trouble. One of them being at home before 12 am and not jay-walking

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities.There are clubs for every country and you can volunteer to be the president, and you can make your own teams for sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to help the community. Students who want to be more Christ like.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We always start class with a prayer.

    Bang for the buck

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is the second best decision i made so far in my life, the first one was going on a mission.

    What to do for fun

    I like to play soccer with my friends and watch movies

    Food and Dining

    the food could be better, they try to make food from Mexico or Chinese but it doesn't taste the same.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments are well taken care off and the roommates are usually people who keep most of the commandment such as not having sex before marriage or drinking alcohol

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard everyday and do all you assignments on time.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is the best college because the environment is good. All the teachers are willing to help you with anything to help you succeed. We have a lot of programs that helps us give free service to the other students.

  • 02/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    so much is sponsored by the school like sink your battle ship: where in the pool people try sinking each others canoes! and so much more awesome stuff like that.

    What to do for fun

    there is always something! Ice cream pizza pool parties you name it.

    Dorm Life

    I don't recommend the dorms to anyone go out and live off campus.

    Academic Rigor

    There is so much expected of you and it's awesome! If you've come to learn then this is the place!

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work! BYU-Idaho is one of the fastest growing schools for a reason and it's not because it's easy! We are trying to make a name for ourselves and we are doing that by pushing the students in every way.

    In three sentences

    Amazing opportunities, Great Professional, and Personable Professors! Great classmates and amazing learning experiences developed after Harvard Classes.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It's a very inexpensive school

    What to do for fun

    There's not a lot to do in Rexburg. The main things to do for fun are hanging out with your friends. There are good places to ski and snowboard up here though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live near the top of the hill (NOT THE BOTTOM), never take classes before 9 or if you can, not before 10, and be prepared for cold.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a friendly school. BYU-Idaho is professional. BYU-Idaho is a good place to be.

  • 01/16/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on this campus. BYU-Idaho has great security and everyone watches out for others here.

    What to do for fun

    The college hosts many different activities, from outdoor activities to dances.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads has very good food. They also have lots of different options to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but I've heard that it is a wonderful experience. If you would rather live off-campus there are many apartment complexes close to the school to choose from.

    Academic Rigor

    If you work hard you should have no problems with getting good grades. The teachers are willing to help, you need only ask.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't allow yourselves to just sit in your room all day studying and doing homework. Get out there and socialize and make new friends!

    In three sentences

    I love being able to attend BYU-Idaho. The tuition is cheap and the campus is beautiful. The campus has many great resources to offer a college student.

  • 01/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Ski, Rock Climb, Canoe/Kayak/Raft.

    Food and Dining

    There are a few good places to eat around town, and the food on campus is above average.

    Dorm Life

    Never lived on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are not impossible, but there is a ton of busy work. Be prepared to actually spend time on your homework.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look around town for off campus housing, there are a lot of options. It will be in your best interest to get a tour of each place if possible and to consider who you'll be living with, and how many you'll be living with.

    In three sentences

    A clean well maintained campus. Somewhere with a good learning atmosphere. A school with excellent professors.

  • 01/11/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Most of the tuition is paid for with tithing money, so it's really cheap to go to school here, and so worth it!

    What to do for fun

    It depends on when you are here, but during the Summer we all love to go tubing down the river, and we go camping. There are parties sometimes, especially during Halloween.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options, and most of it is yummy.

    Dorm Life

    Not very many people live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    It's not extremely difficult. It just depends on what major you're going in to.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come with a good attitude, and enjoy your time here!

    In three sentences

    The environment here is great, you feel uplifted just by being on the campus. I love all of the teachers because they really do care. They want to see you succeed.

  • 01/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun there are dances at least three times a week. There are different concerts and plays. During the fall they have Haunted Straw Mazes and the Haunted Swing. There are three movie theaters and one has laser tag and an arcade.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is great. It is so much fun to go to the crossroads and have lunch with a roommate or a class member. They have all sorts of food and it is all good. Such a great opportunity to have that on campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. Having roommates helps you grow socially. You are put in these dorm rooms with someone you don't know but that you have to get to learn to live with and love. It is challenging but so worth it. Some of my best friends have been ones who were my roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are so nice and understanding and gentle but also are strict. It is college so the teachers can't just make class fun and super easy. To succeed in this life we have to be tried and tested. Having classes that are hard makes us learn and grow and be tried and tested.

    Tips for prospective students

    When signing up for classes don't try to drown yourself with a ton of work. BYU-I believes in balance. You have to focus on your studies but you also have to have fun. Make sure that if you go here that you have that balance otherwise college will become so stressful.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University Idaho is a college where you feel completely at home. The college experience here is very different from any other University. This is a fantastic school to be attending.

  • 01/03/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    For fun, many students go to enjoy the area it's self. There are many outdoorsy things to do such as hiking, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, bonfires, and so on. The land itself is the entertainment.

    Food and Dining

    Very many varieties and assortments. There is something for everyone there.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live on campus because I chose to get my own apartment. But the apartments there are pretty much like the dorm life. The apartment managers have the people abide by the same rules at the dorms and I couldn't be happier about that because I had no issues.

    Academic Rigor

    The school takes great care with each students education. Because this school is set up for graduating on time or faster, they don't mess around with extra classes. I have attended a community school that would make me register for unnecessary classes and I ended up wasting my time rather than spending it on more needful classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school will equip any student with the best tools for their own personal goals and futures. If there are any questions about this school, go and simply communicate with the school. There are many people willing to help. Every voice is heard.

    In three sentences

    No other college has ever taken as much interest in my future than BYUI. Every teacher, class, student, and staff are willing to help each student individually. I absolutely know that this school has changed my life for the great good.

  • 01/02/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    None.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Majority of students are LDS

    What to do for fun

    Lots of hiking, lakes, and random fun stuff.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in the dorms on campus. Live off campus for a much more enjoyable experience

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a Jacket.

    In three sentences

    Cheap Education and friendly people.

  • 01/01/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The possibilities are endless! Hiking R Mountain, exploring caves, swimming in the summer, bridge jumping, iJump (a room full of trampolines!), rock climbing, laser tag, restaurants galore, having a bonfire at the sand dunes, dancing, bowling, miniature golf, and etc. This is a very exciting place.

    Food and Dining

    There is one major dining place on campus. I have only eaten there several times and the food was pretty decent. I think in later years the food has only gotten better in quality. It is pretty expensive though.

    Dorm Life

    I never have lived in the dorms here, but I imagine all housing for this university is relatively the same: a great environment to meet new people and create lasting friendships.

    Academic Rigor

    This university will challenge you academically. It is more than just secular learning here.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not willing to abide by an Honor Code, don't come here. Honestly, the Honor Code is a great opportunity to practice discipline. Don't ruin it for other people.

    In three sentences

    This is a wonderful university. I have learned so much about myself as well as expanding my knowledge in my studies. All the faculty sincerely care about you and your learning.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Because of the campus's location, outdoor activities take up the majority of students options. If students travel to Idaho Falls, it gives more options and things that can be done.

    Food and Dining

    This university is located in a small town, so the food and dining options are very limited. Campus food is pretty diverse, but the restaurants surrounding campus are fairly simple. You'll find Fast food options like Taco bell,McDonald's,Wendy's, etc.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is pretty average at this university. Most of the dorms are pretty old but new dorms are beginning to be built. There's a curfew at midnight that keeps students out of trouble. So if you like to party as a part of your college experience. This college is not for you.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of each class comes down to how much time and effort you put into the class. If you study you will turn out the grades you deserve, but if you neglect your studies you will see the opposite. Besides the work ethic of students, professors are fairly difficult because they want you to know your stuff.

    Tips for prospective students

    Not only are you working on academics as a BYU-I student, but you're learning to become a leader after you graduate. Through BYU-I curriculum students are taught to come to class prepared and to participate in class. By students involvment in teaching other students constantly, a new way of learning is brought to the table. Students are learning how to work together and how to succeed as they prepare for the workforce.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a very respectable school. BYU-I is a private school made up of mostly members of the LDS church. To keep a environment of professionalism students are required to follow a dress code. Students are taught to become leaders.

  • 12/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Honestly, there isn't much to do in Rexburg, Idaho. So get involved with on campus activities and clubs. We make our own fun up here. And there is a lot to do when it comes to the surrounding areas. I've gone to the ice caves and those are pretty awesome. And I hear the snowboarding is not too shabby in the winter.

    Food and Dining

    All the dorms and apartments are cooking style so there is no food provided by the housing complexes. However, there is a nicely furnished cafeteria that is more like a food court (minus the fast food). Pretty cheap and serves 3 meals a day if you so desire.

    Dorm Life

    I could not be happier with my living arrangements, I do to live in the dorms, I live in approved off-campus apartments. Great location close to campus and new, clean facilities.

    Academic Rigor

    It's college, of course it is harder than high school. Some programs here are very competitive. But overall for me I think it is a pretty easy-going campus. As long as you stay focused on what's important everything else will fall into place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have winter clothes, it gets very cold up here and you'll need a good coat and pair of boots. Also, brush up on your cooking skills, everything is apartment style so you cook your own meals.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University Idaho is a great school with a growing reputation. The teachers care about their students and it is a pleasant atmosphere conducive for learning. The campus is beautiful and the people are wonderful.

  • 12/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rexburg is one of the safest town's in the world

    Greek Life

    non existant

    Clubs and Activities

    great intramural sports program

    Great for these types of students

    those who want to get a good education

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    prayer at the beginning of every class

    Bang for the buck

    Great private education for less money than you would spend on a private school

    What to do for fun

    go snowboarding

    Tips for prospective students

    bring a warm coat

    In three sentences

    Great School with small class sizes. High level of learning where much is expected of you but most teachers are very approachable and focused on your learning.

  • 12/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The activities and clubs are diverse and very enjoyable to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    This is great for any student wanting to enjoy a great education for a low price.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The religious aspect can be difficult to adjust to, with prayers beginning every meeting and class and references to the Latter-Day Saint faith common.

    Bang for the buck

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sponsors the education at this school, dropping the price for a school with well qualified teachers and programs.

    What to do for fun

    For leisure activities you can participate in intramural sports and hundreds of different clubs and societies. The town of Rexburg is well situated for people to be able to enjoy the outdoors as well. Beyond that there are weekly school sponsored activities such as dances and concerts that you can enjoy year round.

    Food and Dining

    I hear from others the food to be rather good, though i do not eat often (if ever) on campus.

    Dorm Life

    The social aspect of this university is top notch with lots of diversity. I have never been in such an environment of people that love to throw you a friendly greeting and a healthy smile.

    Academic Rigor

    I personally have had to work hard for my major classes. I found the core/foundations courses to be extremely easy however, which warrants the three star rating.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great for integrating spiritual and scientific knowledge. Prepare yourself for such a unique curriculum. The social aspect of the university is excellent, make sure to take advantage of the enjoyable extracurricular activities such as intramural sports and the many spiritual devotionals.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University is a vastly unique and diverse university. By swirling together an appropriate balance of religion and secular learning this school is set apart as being important for the Latter-Day Saint demographic as well as others. The school is built to make better people and progress society while educating the student population the during this entire process.

  • 12/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This is the safest place I have ever seen. I never knew such a safe place existed. One can comfortably leave their doors unlocked.

    What to do for fun

    There are campus activities going on nearly every day. Things like; dancing (many types), martial arts workshops, comedy shows, concerts, and more. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I think that the food in the Crossroads (campus cafeteria) is amazing! However, it costs more for the convenience and quality.

    Dorm Life

    The on-campus housing generally is a quiet atmosphere in which you can do your work.

    Academic Rigor

    It is hard to get your work done, but is not impossible. If you select a reasonable amount of credits to take (13-15) you can get your work done, the question is simply your own time management skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get your work done but do not make that your life. Get out and have fun. A mental break every once and a while is necessary for good health, plus it is fun!

    In three sentences

    The best structure for learning I have ever seen is present here. Small class sizes allow for more one-on-one time with your professors. It is impossible to not have a social life here with so much fun stuff to do.

  • 12/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They put ice melt down in the winter haha. I would say your extremely safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    Pretty much anything you can think of.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The gardens is here everyone goes to kiss girls, the 3 floor of the library is the social floor.

    Bang for the buck

    It is totally worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    Out door things, ski, snowboard, wakeboard, hunt, hike, dirt bike, and any other outdoor activity.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great on campus, very impressed.

    Dorm Life

    Lots of ladies that just stop by.

    Academic Rigor

    It is not easy, but it is worth it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get to know your teachers well.

    In three sentences

    Its a great University. It has a higher power of learning. The rules are a little to strict.

  • 12/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You will feel extremely safe on BYU-I's campus. The campus is small, so you will be able to get to any building withing 5-10 minutes and there are emergency stations located throughout campus.

    Greek Life

    BYU-I does not participate in Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are endless clubs and activities that BYU-I offers for its students. You will not be bored here, there is at least one activity every night.

    Great for these types of students

    Students that would enjoy this campus would be someone who is active in learning and takes their studies seriously, but also someone who enjoys the outdoors and loves being involved with their school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Brigham Young University-Idaho requires each of its students to live by the Honor Code. The Honor Code is a set of standards that allow the students to live a life that is virtuous and honest.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-I has one of the lowest tuition cost in the United States. Ranging between $1,825-$3,650 it is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a great location, there are many things to do all within a few hours of of the campus. Yellowstone National Park is close by and offers great hiking and animal watching. Idaho Falls is just 30 mins up the road and has great shopping, movie theaters and restaurants. In Rexburg, R Mountain is a fun days adventure, many hike to the top to see the sunset. Sand dunes are close by as well, offering great locations for bonfires and sand sledding.

    Food and Dining

    BYU-I has an amazing food center. The Crossroads offer an array of different food types, from Asian to Italian, you will be able to find anything you are looking for. They also make sure to have a fresh salad bar on hand, as well as fruit and veggies.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are kept in great order. Each student that attends BYU-I is required to live by a set of standards, and this carries out into the dorms and off-campus housing as well. Regular cleaning checks occur to make sure that the rooms are healthy and happy to live in.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at this school are very dedicated to you. For the majority of them, they will agree to meet with you and talk about grades,papers and concerns you have for your well-being in the class. BYU-I also offers a free tutoring center. You are able to make an appointment and receive one-on-one help from a tutor to help with any subject that you need assistance in.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to get the best experience possible at BYU-I, you must put 100% effort into it. You will come to see that you only get out of it what you put into it. Through preparation, hard work, and an open mind you will be able to accomplish anything that the professors ask of you.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho offers many different opportunities to anyone who attends. The campus offers an unique environment and ways to explore your time at the university. BYU-I is not just a university, it was a way to broaden your horizons and create life-long relationships.

  • 12/01/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bowling, Fat Catz, dances, on-campus activities

    Tips for prospective students

    Prepare academically and spiritually

    In three sentences

    Great friendly and competitive environment. BYU-I is designed to help you succeed in not only academics but in life. BYU-I is like non other in its mission to better the world.

  • 11/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus feels very safe, and they do a lot to keep it that way.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs and activities for everything! There is a club for just about anything you could think of :).

    Great for these types of students

    If you're looking for a school that feels like home, with slightly smaller class sizes but still big, this is a great place for you!

    Bang for the buck

    It is an incredible education for the price! You can't beat it!

    What to do for fun

    There are always activities going on. There are always sports to be played on and off campus, music concerts to go to, or other entertainment put on by the school. If you like snow there are places to snowboard, ski, and sled close by.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many fun places to eat and for pretty good prices as well for the broke and starving college student :).

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but I heard they're fun!

    Academic Rigor

    It's tough enough that you are stretched, and it takes work to succeed, but it's not so hard that it's absolutely overwhelming.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bundle up, because winters are cold, but it's so worth it. My experience at BYU-I has been a great one. There are so many fun things to do all the time, and if you're LDS it's a great support system. If you're not, there are great values for everyone.

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is an incredible school. It has a warm, welcome, learning atmosphere with wonderful professors. I know that the professors are there to help me succeed not only academically but for my life.

  • 11/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Their are both police and security officers to ensure your safety and protection. They have helped me personally in a heated situation.

    Greek Life

    No School sponsored fraternities or sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    Life Skills Humanitarian Language Specific Clubs regaurding school classes Fitness Classes Intramural Sports

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to excel academically and become a stronger person.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a devotional speaker every Tuesday from 2:10 to 3:00. This devotional is hosted by the school and is on campus and are about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

    Bang for the buck

    The best Bang is free, right? Everything is cheaper here compared to California where I am from: gas, groceries, appliances. There are a lot of school activities that are free and fun, like classes on dancing, intramural sports, club activities. You even have a free school gym, with a swimming pool, racquetball and basket ball quarts.

    What to do for fun

    Go out on dates. Whether it is out to eat or a jog around a few blocks. There is good outdoor activities near BYU-Idaho, such as skiing, hiking, sledding down sand dunes, mountain biking, motocross, and any other outdoor activity you can think of along with the standard movies, bowling, laser tag, and mini golf around the town.

    Food and Dining

    Groceries are cheaper, so don't spend all your money eating out. The school does sell food, but if you are looking to save money learn to cook food that suites your taste.

    Dorm Life

    I have lived in apartments and had roommates on both ends of the work spectrum. Finish your work first, because in twenty years you probably won't know them anyway, so don't let them distract you now. It is alright to have fun, but have it in the plan so you know you are getting your work done.

    Academic Rigor

    Foundation/Starting courses are easier, Major courses rise in the level of difficulty, but it all depends on the teacher and what teacher you want (use rate my professor).

    Tips for prospective students

    Have a plan. The sooner you have a plan, the sooner you can conquer it. If you need to get a planner, do it. The planner will help your day flow more comfortably and will help you achieve your goals.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is really a great place to become a better person. Here your spirit will rise, along with finding out who you want to become. At BYU-Idaho your academics will be funneled into a way that works for you, so that you can succeed in life.

  • 11/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on. They host plays, parties, dances, sports, musical performances, talent shows, weekly devotionals, etc. there are endless things to choose from. And around campus you can also find bowling, the park, the movies, skate park, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The campus provides many options for meals. There are also a lot of near by fast good places in walking distance. There are multiple places on campus to eat with many options.

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely love having roommates. It's like living with your bet friends. There are weekly clean checks and parking. There are both private rooms and rooms for two. Te apartments have a laundry room and a place for mail. The manager stays in touch for all your needs.

    Academic Rigor

    If this means what I think it means... The way the classes are taught are very unique. The teachers make sure that all students are heard and make sure that they all feel comfortable with their surroundings. The teachers are very focused on the way each student learns and try to make sure that they provide everything that the students need to learn and understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Choose housing closer to the top of the hill so that the journey to classes is easier. 2. Take notes and trust the teachers. 3. Don't miss devotional. It helps in more ways than you'll ever know. 4. Keep the honor code. 5. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Everyone, students and teachers, are very helpful and may even brighten your day.

    In three sentences

    This school is very concentrated on making sure they treat students like people rather than numbers. The teachers are very caring and patient. The campus is appropriate for all students and teachers because they all keep the honor code.

  • 11/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Rexburg is in the top 12 safest cities in the country.

    Greek Life

    No Greek Life.

    Bang for the buck

    Good education, for very little money.

    What to do for fun

    There are frequently activities going on, on campus and elsewhere.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads is only open during certain hours of the day, is closed on Sunday, and is overpriced.

    Dorm Life

    There really aren't very many dorms, and most of the ones they do have are equipped with kitchens.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are really willing to work with you. Sometimes they seem to baby the students a little bit.

    Tips for prospective students

    It gets really cold in Rexburg, and super icy. Make sure to have good winter boots that have good traction. It doesn't feel good to slip on the ice! Look at off-campus housing. It isn't much more of a walk, and can be a better value.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a church school. There are good and bad things about this. Be prepared before you go!

  • 11/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Super safe school and city. The crime isn't completely nonexistent, but I've always felt safe enough to leave my apartment unlocked during the day because there is always someone around watching and it's off the road. The campus is crazy safe and there are officers patrolling often.

    Greek Life

    There isn't any Greek life on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons! So much to do all the time, you're never bored if you don't want to be.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone. Mostly LDS, but there are some students that aren't members. There is something for everyone here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One thing I think is really cool is Stadium Singing on Sunday nights. Students can gather under the Stadium and just sing hymns together. It's really neat and somewhat unusual for people who haven't experienced something like it before.

    Bang for the buck

    School here is so dang cheap! There are tons of scholarship opportunities and tuition is a 3rd of any other in state college because it is subsidized by the Church. The atmosphere is amazing and housing is also super cheap but really nice.

    What to do for fun

    There is a lot to do for fun! Fat Cats isn't far from campus and it's a movie theater/bowling alley and they do lots of fun parties and games. There is a bowling alley and skating rink on campus, as well as pool tables and air hockey. The school hosts many dances weekly for swing, latin, and country dancing that includes instruction so anyone can do it. There is a pool and decent sized gym that is open for everyone. There are also comedy shows, which are my favorite, and many musical performances as well. People like Bill Cosby, the Piano Guys, and Chris Allen have all performed on campus as well as many others. There are endless possibilities.

    Food and Dining

    The Crossroads is the main dining place on campus. They have amazing food for really good prices. It's right in the middle of campus so it's really easy to get to from everywhere. I've only eaten there a few times though because I do live off campus and make most of my own food because it's cheaper.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms so I have no clue. Off campus is totally the way to go. It's cheap, and right next to campus anyway. The dorms close their gates at curfew, so if you aren't in by curfew, you have to jump them. But it works to keep everyone safe and protected.

    Academic Rigor

    I don't think it's super hard academically, but you do have to try your best. If you need help, it's available everywhere. Some teachers require you to see tutors and TA's. It isn't hard to get good grades but it's easy to fall behind if you don't try your best.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get good grades in high school, because they count. BYUI doesn't want lazy people who don't really want to be there. Lots of people think it's really easy to get in and get a degree, but they make it just hard enough that you have to do your best work and you learn so much. Do the work!

    In three sentences

    I love the school and would attend for all of my degrees if I could. The students and teachers are respectful and helpful and the workload isn't easy, but it isn't impossible to get awesome grades if you try. Everyone has similar beliefs and values which makes meeting people really easy.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Does not matter at what time or if u go by your-self, you feel safe in the campus and off campus as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    competitive team sports, music, art and so many more that i don't know about.

    Great for these types of students

    Spiritual, hard workers, seekers, optimistic.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Many spiritual and socializing activities for everyone.

    What to do for fun

    Here at BYU-Idaho students can find many fun and spiritual things to do. Rexburg is a small town, but the people and students make it great for any type of personalities.

    Food and Dining

    The lunch room is for every one. it is very cheap and there is food for every kind of taste that students can have.

    Dorm Life

    I personally prefer to live off-campus and is great and still your have rules to follow out here, but is great.

    Academic Rigor

    I love the academic level in this university. Even though we are in a religious school science class are great and are convine with gospel's teachings.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be ready to work hard and do everything you have to do to get good grades. try to prepare your-self by praying and having faith.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a college with opportunities for every one who is ready to success. Interesting activities for students as well as spirituality. Professors explain things very well and take time to explain you.

  • 11/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Because BYU-I is a private school, it is full of upstanding, hardworking students. There isn't much need for concern when it comes to safety an there are emergency alarms all over campus, all you have to do is push the red button.

    Greek Life

    There are no fraternities or sororities at BYU-I

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an incredible amount of intramural activities to become involved in at this school. Everything from Hockey to Flag Football. In addition, there are dance activities almost every night and great opportunities for student involvement in Academic Societies, Activities groups and Associations groups.

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to work hard, make friends and feel great about their education should attend this school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is required for students to attend a religious congregation each month in order to maintain their enrollment. Also, there are strict dress and grooming standards that must be adhered to if you want to attend this University. These standards help students to remain focused on education and personal betterment and the standards shape them to become upstanding citizens who contribute to their communities.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition rates at BYU-I are extremely low compared to most universities. It is very rare to receive a university level education at such low costs! And the faculty will reward those who work hard with continuing education scholarships. The best part is there is no out of state tuition. Because this is a private school, the tuition rates are not dependent on the state of residence.

    What to do for fun

    intramural sports rock climbing sand dunes ice caves snow board/ski dances work out lots of dates ;)

    Food and Dining

    Food services are definitely above average.

    Dorm Life

    The people are great and are really good about including others in their activities. There is almost always something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    This isn't an ivy league school by any means, but the instructors expect a lot out of their students. come to class on time and work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring warm clothes because the winters are harsh. :) Be socially active, whether it's in a study group, just hanging out or in one of the many intramural sports programs that are offered.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I has a wonderful campus and the scholastic environment is great! Nowhere else will you find a College campus with students and staff who are so helpful, friendly and genuinely interested in you. This University is the place to be.

  • 10/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This school is relative safe because most of the students here are trustworthy and good people who would never do something like steal or hurt someone. There are blue light posts throughout campus with phones. If you think someone is following you or you're scared to walk home alone in the dark, you can call campus security and an officer will come to help. Also if you see something happening on campus like someone is getting attacked or throwing firecrackers at people in the Gardens (that actually happened once!) you can call and they'll come investigate right away. The officers are friendly and are just there to help keep everyone safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are all kinds of clubs for people who want to speak different languages or learn about different cultures, for students going into different professions where they can make connections, and clubs for people who have talents like dancing, photography, or acting. There are activities throughout the semester that can appeal to everyone, like dances, haunted houses, talent shows, orchestra concerts, even professional performers that the school invites to put on shows for us, and well-known people too!

    Great for these types of students

    I think it was the current president of the university, Kim B. Clark, who said, If you like feeling the Spirit, you'll like going to school here. It's definitely a more religious atmosphere, as a privately owned Church school, and you'll learn and grow a lot spiritually. Religion classes are required for everyone, classes begin with a prayer, references are made to religious things throughout class, and we have Devotional every week.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    People call this BYU-I Do, as in a lot of people get married while they're here. It's probably not as much as people joke, but it does happen a lot, and you are likely to meet your future spouse while you come to school here. It's a good atmosphere for social dating, so I'm not surprised. Also, a lot of those people get engaged in the Ricks Gardens on campus. I've actually seen it happen once or twice, so I know that joke is actually true!

    Bang for the buck

    Probably the most inexpensive private 4-year university because it is owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and student tuition is supplemented by tithing from the Church. Considering the low price we pay, we get an awesome education! All the full-time professors are required to have PhDs, so they really know what they're talking about, and they're all friendly and helpful. They sincerely want to help you succeed and understand what you're learning.

    What to do for fun

    The school has numerous activities, dances, sports, etc. There are all kinds of clubs and student associations and other ways to stay involved and meet new people who like the same things you do. Rexburg also tries to cater to the student population by putting on events like a farmer's market and a Welcome Back Students street party at the beginning of the semester. Sometimes you have to get creative with things to do, but that's not hard when you're with fun people.

    Food and Dining

    The recently updated Crossroads is the main dining area on campus. It has all types of food, ranging from hamburgers, pizza, and salad, to chinese, mexican, and homestyle cooking. There are also multiple cafes throughout campus that sell specialty sandwiches, soup, fresh fruit, cookies, etc. And there are vending machines in every building if you just need a snack between classes or a refreshing beverage.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't live in the dorms, but there are more on-campus dorms for girls than for boys anyway. They're small apartments and very simple but I've heard they're pretty good considering those things, and I'm sure it's nice to be right on campus and close to everything.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is serious about academics, even if a lot of emphasis is on religious learning. They firmly believe in students graduating as soon as possible so they can get out into the world and start changing it for the better because of what they learned while they were here. If you take too long to graduate, you'll have to petition to continue and give them a plan of what classes you still have left to take.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to feel the Spirit, even in your English or Math classes! Study hard and keep your grades up! Of course it's easier to get in here than it is to our sister school in Provo, but grades still matter a lot!

    In three sentences

    My decision to come to BYU-Idaho was the best thing I could have done for myself, academically and spiritually. The atmosphere is good for learning, teaching, and growing, as well as being social, making friends, and experiencing new things. I'm so glad I'm here!

  • 10/22/2013

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

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    What to do for fun

    There is tons of stuff to do for fun; from ballroom dance to accapella singing.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply way before the deadline as it's easier to get all the application details sorted out. Also, don't freak out about the cost, it's easy to find sales on housing contracts and books.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho has a great atmosphere and academics program for Mormons and non-Mormons alike.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    It's Rexburg... mainly hang out with your friends and come up with activities, or go out and meet new people!

    Food and Dining

    Expensive. That's all I have to say.

    Dorm Life

    I have had a wonderful experience with roommates so far. There isn't anything as intense in girl drama that you see in movies, but there's still the occasional disagreement. The best thing about the students here is that the disagreements are generally solved in a mature manner and everyone continues being friends.

    Academic Rigor

    I definitely wouldn't say this is the most difficult university as far as learning goes, but it isn't easy. You have to come ready to work in every aspect of your life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to learn by the Spirit. Every class will in some way direct you back to the gospel and how it applies in your life through that subject.

    In three sentences

    BYU-I is a great school for LDS and Non-LDS students. The atmosphere created for learning is wonderful, there are small class sizes. And best of all, you can run into random people while walking to class and it's completely normal to just strike up a conversation like you're old friends.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As part of being a student at a church school, there is a significantly increased feeling of security. I feel safe anywhere I go.

    Greek Life

    They have the Lambda Delta Sigma and Sigma Gamma Chi.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a wide variety of clubs and activities from music to engineering to international to church to sports to martial arts to pretty much anything under the sun.

    Great for these types of students

    Brigham Young University Idaho really isn't focused on one specific type of person. It has a little of everything for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I pretty new to the campus, so I don't have a sure knowledge of all the awesome, unique traditions or locations. One tradition is called the Spirit of Ricks. The name comes from when the University was called Ricks College. It basically exemplifies the spirit of courtesy and charity towards your fellowman. Examples are holding the door open for someone, helping someone who is struggling, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a church school so there are lower rates for members of the Church, but even the non-member tuition is reasonable compared to other colleges.

    What to do for fun

    There is a constant stream of activities on and off campus, both sponsored by the school and others. Some people say there is nothing to do, but you just have to know where to look, and be willing to try new things.

    Food and Dining

    I personally do a lot of cooking at home, so I may not be the best voice for dining and restaurants, but from what I've seen, they have the normal stuff, plus some good mom and pop shops. The on campus dining is pretty good as well.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, but our dorms are right across from campus. My roommates are awesome and so are my neighbors. I actually know who they are.

    Academic Rigor

    The course work is challenging, but in a constructive way. I actually feel like I'm learning something, instead of just going through the motions.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to not only get a quality education, but learn how to be a better person. This a challenging school, but very rewarding if you put in the effort.

    In three sentences

    I love Brigham Young University- Idaho! The atmosphere is great. I can't see myself anywhere else.

  • 10/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I always felt safe walking on campus...and it is beautiful! in the summer, fall, and winter.

    Great for these types of students

    If you like a clean and modest and friendly environment (no parties with alcohol and such), then this is the school for you.

    Bang for the buck

    BYU-Idaho is such a great school and provides for a wonderful education with low costs of living and tuition.

    What to do for fun

    Go out to eat, go shopping at the DI, go out to the dunes, go to Hot Springs, watch movies with friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food at the crossroads is delicious! I ate there quite often and loved it.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in off-campus housing, and it was wonderful! Close to campus and in the perfect location.

    Academic Rigor

    The level of difficulty for classes depends on the course level, but all teachers I have interacted with are very kind, supportive, and love what they do!

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose to enjoy your time at this school, and you will have great experiences. BYU-Idaho has a lot to offer, and you have a lot to offer to the school, as well.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho marks the spot for just what I expected college to be like. No matter where I go on campus, I feel comfortable and welcomed by all. The teachers truly want the best for all their students and are willing to personally help them succeed.

  • 10/16/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The Dunes is fun year round for sledding, bonfires and camping. There are also several small business that offer dances and such all the time. They also host dances, shows, contests and sports events right on the campus so there is always something to do!

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have never been to the school or campus before, be sure to stay in the dorms your first year. It's closest to the campus and will help you navigate the campus easier. Don't be afraid to go for help either. The teachers and tutors are willing and able to help with any situation. Also, eat at home, it will save you a lot of money.

    In three sentences

    BYU-Idaho is a wonderful school at a low cost. It provides great student-teacher relationships and is a small campus and easy to get around. From this school you gain education and a strengthened testimony of Jesus Christ and his gospel.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    For what you are paying to attend here it is definitely a bang for your buck.

    Food and Dining

    The food is really good here but it is expensive and the dining area (Cross Roads) is closed on Sunday though.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm I got is not that good. The door does not shut tightly and so there is always a draft in here, and bugs can get in really easily. There is no kitchen and the refrigerator and freezer is really small and you have to share with your room mate.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers do get to know you on a one on one basis here which is really nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    You got to come here knowing there are rules you will have to obey or you will get in trouble. But once you get here get involved in activities right away.

    In three sentences

    It is different, you have to go looking for activities to do here. There is curfew you have to be in your dorms at midnight except for Friday which is one. They do have some weird rules like you can't wear shorts here on campus, girls can't wear flip flops which is weird.

  • 10/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, because of the remote area.

    Bang for the buck

    Because it is a church school, it is very affordable.

    What to do for fun

    BYU-I has many events and activities every week, such as dances, parties and concerts. There is a cheap movie theathre that is only $3. Something that is very popular in Rexburg, Idaho is the sand dunes which are like a small desert, students go there for bonfires, sledding and etc. There are other parties and events held each weekend in Rexburg.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria is in campus with great choices of food and food stands around the campus. Fast food and other restaurants surround the campus and if you are not in to dining out then there are Walmart and other food services close by that you can walk to and get groceries.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are like apartments, kitchen, bathroom and living room all included. School apartments are all around the campus, so it is super close to campus. There are so many apartments to choose from. All of them very cozy and nice.

    Academic Rigor

    All the teachers are very kind and understanding. They are willing to work with you and help you succeed. There are free tutors when need of assistance. Classes are not that strict or harsh, very relaxed and great environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Expect church standards - Get involved - Work smart

    In three sentences

    Brigham Young University-Idaho is a university for the Latter Day Saints members. It is a school for those who are in tuned with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It is a school that is like temple, giving you a great education as well as enriching you with the blessings from God.

  • 10/03/2013

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

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    Bang for the buck

    For the price they charge for tuition, you get so much out of it. A wonderful, vigorous, challenging, wholesome education and experience all for a very reasonable price.

    What to do for fun

    There are constantly many different various daily activities all students can attend and participate in. There is something for everyone.

    Food and Dining

    Superb, or so I hear. Definitely worth the college bucks.

    Dorm Life

    The people you are around are great. All with high standards living virtuous lives. You seem to bond with everyone you are around like a family.

    Academic Rigor

    Although I have not yet attended any classes at the school thus far, I must say that I have spoken with past BYU-Idaho students and can say that the classes are definitely invigoratingly consuming yet very nice.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you visit the campus before attending just to make sure you are completely comfortable and okay with the college and all it has to offer. Apply for countless scholarships before attending in hopes that financial support will be certain. Go into the school year with a positive outlook because only then will you fully prosper from the experience.

    In three sentences

    The environment of Brigham Young University- Idaho is that of a comforting and enriching sort. The moral, spiritual and educational support you receive here is greater than most colleges out there. I feel comfortable entrusting my mental, emotional and financial well being in this fantastic school.

  • 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 as it is subsidized by the Church of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints

    What to do for fun

    Get involved. Volunteer. Literally just raise your hand, and when someone asks if they can help, ask how to get involved. IT IS LITERALLY THAT EASY! Don't sit alone in your room. Go out! Visit other apartment complexes. No one thinks you are wierd, and you will meet a ton of fantastic and interesting people, I Garuntee it!

    Food and Dining

    Food is great! The Manwaring Center has a enormous Cafetaria and eating area with many options from american food, to chinese food. And all at really good prices! Also, Rexburg features many fabulous restaurants. One I recommend is the pizza pie cafe on the other side of down town. It's an all you can eat Pizza/Pasta/Salad buffet that features many different kinds of pizza. The best one there? OREO pizza. Hey! Don't knock it till you try it!

    Dorm Life

    Heard it's about average. There are many places that are just as expensive as on-campus housing complexes, but much nicer!

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major, and how much you know about the topic you are studying. The more you know, the easier it is. The less you know, the harder it is.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do as much as you can! At this school you truly get out of it what you put into it. Your career may be miserable if you sit at home and do nothing. But if you get out there, put yourself out there for people to see, you will find that college is a lot more fun, and your classes actually much easier!

    In three sentences

    Great School! Great Atmosphere! Extremely Helpful Staff!!

  • 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.

  • 09/18/2013

    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.

  • 09/07/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/10/2013

    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.

  • 08/10/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 07/17/2013

    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.

  • 07/11/2013

    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.

  • 07/05/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 06/27/2013

    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.

  • 06/18/2013

    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.

  • 06/04/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 05/08/2013

    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.

  • 05/05/2013

    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.

  • 05/02/2013

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 04/15/2013

    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.

  • 04/14/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 03/23/2013

    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.

  • 03/21/2013

    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.

  • 03/11/2013

    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.

  • 03/10/2013

    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.

  • 03/08/2013

    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.

  • 03/08/2013

    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.

  • 03/06/2013

    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.

  • 03/05/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 03/04/2013

    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.

  • 03/03/2013

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 02/08/2013

    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.

  • 02/08/2013

    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.

  • 02/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There are many competitive and non-competitive sport activities, clubs such as linux club, security club, science, math, etc.

    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.

  • 02/05/2013

    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.

  • 02/05/2013

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 01/23/2013

    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.

  • 01/23/2013

    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

    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

  • 01/22/2013

    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.

  • 01/18/2013

    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!

  • 01/05/2013

    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.

  • 01/04/2013

    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.

  • 01/03/2013

    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.

  • 01/02/2013

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 12/19/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 12/14/2012

    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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 11/21/2012

    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.

  • 11/19/2012

    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!

  • 11/12/2012

    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.

  • 11/07/2012

    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.

  • 11/06/2012

    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.

  • 11/03/2012

    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.

  • 11/03/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 10/28/2012

    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.

  • 10/27/2012

    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.

  • 10/26/2012

    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. :)

  • 10/24/2012

    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.

  • 10/23/2012

    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.

  • 10/22/2012

    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.

  • 10/22/2012

    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.

  • 10/21/2012

    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!

  • 10/19/2012

    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.

  • 10/16/2012

    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!

  • 10/12/2012

    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.

  • 10/11/2012

    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.

  • 10/02/2012

    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.

  • 10/01/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    Great environment. Small classes. Involved faculty

  • 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.

  • 09/20/2012

    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.

  • 09/20/2012

    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.

  • 09/18/2012

    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.

  • 09/18/2012

    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.

  • 09/12/2012

    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.

  • 09/10/2012

    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.

  • 09/08/2012

    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.

  • 09/04/2012

    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.

  • 09/01/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 08/22/2012

    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.

  • 08/21/2012

    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.

  • 08/21/2012

    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 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!

  • 08/20/2012

    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.

  • 08/17/2012

    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.

  • 08/08/2012

    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.

  • 08/08/2012

    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

  • 08/07/2012

    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.

  • 08/07/2012

    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.

  • 08/03/2012

    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.

  • 08/02/2012

    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!

  • 08/01/2012

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 07/25/2012

    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.

  • 07/24/2012

    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.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    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.

  • 07/20/2012

    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.

  • 07/17/2012

    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.

  • 07/17/2012

    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!

  • 07/05/2012

    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.

  • 07/03/2012

    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.

  • 07/03/2012

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 06/25/2012

    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!

  • 06/22/2012

    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.

  • 06/21/2012

    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.

  • 06/21/2012

    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.

  • 06/19/2012

    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.

  • 06/19/2012

    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.

  • 06/16/2012

    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.

  • 06/15/2012

    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.

  • 06/13/2012

    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!

  • 06/13/2012

    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!

  • 06/11/2012

    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.

  • 06/08/2012

    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.

  • 06/06/2012

    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.

  • 06/06/2012

    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.

  • 06/05/2012

    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.

  • 06/04/2012

    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