About Brigham Young University-Idaho

Founded in 1888, Brigham Young University-Idaho. is a Private college. Located in Idaho, which is a city setting in Idaho, the campus itself is Town. The campus is home to 44,821 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Brigham Young University-Idaho Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 23:1. There are 572 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Brigham Young University-Idaho include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate95%
Application Deadline
Application Fee35
SAT Range900-1110
ACT Range20-25

Admissions at BYUI are considered Less Selective, with ,245% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 52 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Brigham Young University-Idaho REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    421 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    269 Students rated off-campus housing 4.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    474 Students rated campus food 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    495 Students rated campus facilities 4.6 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    494 Students rated class size 4.6 stars. 63 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    493 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    493 Students rated local services 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    494 Students rated academics 4.7 stars. 73 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Brigham Young University-Idaho?

298 Students rated Brigham Young University-Idaho

Sheila - 05/17/2024

It's a safe place to go to school and most people here are good. The campus food is the best. The buildings and classrooms are modern and well-kept. The gym is huge, and there are free fitness classes. It's a conservative school, so not the best for exploring different viewpoints.

Lillianne - 04/15/2024

Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-Idaho) is a standout choice for higher education due to its commitment to academic excellence and value-based learning. The university's strong academic curriculum challenges students to excel in diverse fields while fostering personal growth and integrity. This emphasis on values like service and lifelong learning creates a supportive environment that extends beyond the classroom. BYU-Idaho offers a diverse range of academic programs, ensuring students can pursue their interests and career goals effectively. Whether studying business, education, healthcare, or the arts, students benefit from quality programs taught by dedicated faculty members focused on student success. Moreover, BYU-Idaho emphasizes character development and leadership skills. Through service projects and leadership opportunities, students gain essential life skills and contribute positively to society. The campus community at BYU-Idaho is vibrant and inclusive, providing students with numerous clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities to promote social interaction, personal growth, and cultural awareness. In summary, Brigham Young University-Idaho provides an excellent educational experience rooted in academic rigor, value-driven learning, and character development. The university's supportive and inclusive environment prepares students to succeed both academically and personally, making it a rewarding choice for anyone seeking a quality education in a positive and values-driven setting.

Christine - 04/03/2024

Brigham Young University- Idaho was established November 12th, 1888. In the grand scheme of things, it's not that old. It's not that big. It's not that noticeable. It's a little college tucked into the mountains of Rexburg, Idaho. But it's a college that allows you to make memories and friends and a future. Other colleges are saying: "Your money, please? Awesome. Thank you, next!" BYU- Idaho is saying: "What can I do to help you succeed?"

Tayla - 11/21/2023

You won't find a better, safer school. Alcohol and drug use are minimal as this is a private, religious university. Class sizes are small and professors are always engaged. I am always surprised at the friendliness on campus as well. When I compare it to other campuses that I have been on, there is a different atmosphere at BYU-I.

Brigham Young University-Idaho FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Brigham Young University-Idaho?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Brigham Young University-Idaho is 95%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    What I have learned so far is to look at things in a whole new way. Architecture has a lot to deal with imagination and knowing that when done it will be a great building and that some happy family will be living in there. Its very nice to know what goes into a house or building works together perfectly to put a roof on a family or a group of people. Every little detail creates a building and to watch it slowly turn from nothing to a building is an amazing site. I really know that college is very hard at times but sticking with it will give you a great accomplishment and will change your life. I really wish to become and architect but i need help. I can not do this alone.

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  3. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I can't wear flip flops, they are considered to casual.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    super friendly and honest. I love the student body and diversity

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  5. What's unique about your campus?

    The best thing here is the unity. Unity between students, faculty and administration. Unity allows for students to become the best they can be.

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  6. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish I had known how cold it can get!!!

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  7. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    BYU-Idaho helps you develop leadership qualities.

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  8. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    When I brag to my friends about my school, I like to tell them that I get to attend a school that not only provides a great education, but is also spiritually uplifting. I have heard many people talk of the "Spirit of Ricks" but I never fully understood what that meant until I actually got here. BYU Idaho is a place to learn, grow and become a better person. It is full of opportunities to learn from inspired teachers and be influced by the thoughts and opinions of other students.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    This school is great for anyone who is willing to follow the rules and dedicated to their education. Brigham Young University--Idaho does have diverstiy not only in race but also in socioeconomic status, age, and religion (although there is a majority religion). Personally, I would say that this is a great school for anyone seriously pursuing future education and who have a respect and understanding for rules that are set in place

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  10. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    I hate that I go to school from September to December and then April to July, becuase BYU, ID has a weird track system. I also dislike that there are waiting lists for almost every class.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    BYU Idaho is best known for the friendly atmosphere on campus. There is a very welcoming and loving environment here were most people feel welcomed. This school is also known for its dating environment, with very high marriage statistics. It is not uncommon to have several friends get married each semester. When people that don't go to BYU Idaho approach me, they usually recognize that it is a friendly place

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  12. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    I am a transfer student. My freshman year I went to a small comunity college, it was one of the hardest experiences of my life. I went through some pretty tough things while I was there. It was so bad I couldn't go back. Then I found BYU-I. I went on a tour there, it had the most amazing feeling to it. The people were warm and welcoming, something about this campus is special. It is completely different from the college I previously attended, it is an uplifting enviroment, it feels like home.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone with a rebelious, party personality! There is a strict honor code that you must follow to attend BYU-I and you won't have any fun at all trying to get around the rules. If you want to party, go to a party school!

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  14. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    I love it

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    The most popular group is the Center Stage group, because they plan a lot of events for every week of the semester, and they give students the opportunity to learn more about cultures, and entertainment in diverse ways. There are parties every week. Because of the schools honor code, there are not drugs and alcohol involved in these parties which allows for sober and clean entertainment. You can go to some of the Center stage events on Saturday night, play a sport, go to a party, or just stay in your apartment to relax from your hard week at school. In relation to this, some of the activities you can do on a Saturday night are also off campus such as bowling, going to a movie, laser tag, indoor mini-golf, and even a drive-in movie screen. There are some things to do around here when you're not in school for hours on end.

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  16. What are the academics like at your school?

    The classes are very good, and help students to achieve their goals. One class that I have personally enjoyed is the psychology 111 course, because they help students to understand the information instead of simply leaving the students to their own designs. The classes in general include lots of participation, but one class that has been a struggle is the math 108 course, because it is a hybrid class. We have class once a week, and the rest of the class is online. This causes more difficulty because I struggle getting the information and guidance that I need to learn more of the material. I don't spend much time with the instructors after class, but in the future I plan to involve myself more with the faculty and to gain more guidance from them. The students are pretty competitive in this school, and the positions for jobs are very difficult to find because they are filled by students. My major will focus on applying psychology in the business world and help others apply correct principles to their work ethic. This is why it is a more difficult major and occupation. This school provides some key resources for advancement in this type of occupation.

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  17. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    Mormons, super friendly and honest. That don't like to have fun. I think it's true. most are friendly and honest. but they do have fun and party, because they are always smiling and having a good time

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  18. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    Yup. But it's not as exclusionary as it might seem. The diversity of the student body is low by anyone's standards, but in my observation, the students of other races and cultures aren't shunned simply because they look different. Some people may be put off by the school's homogeneity, but if one can look past the superficial differences and into the heart, they'll find a lot of true, VALUABLE differences.

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  19. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    White, conservative, republican, Mormon, middle class.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

60% of students attending Brigham Young University-Idaho receive some sort of financial aid. 28% were awarded federal grants. While 28% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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