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Brigham Young University Idaho

4.6 out of 5 (18 ratings / 14 reviews) Rexburg, Idaho, United States
BYU-Idaho seeks to create a wholesome learning environment in which students can strengthen their commitment to their faith and receive a quality education that prepares them for leadership in the home, the community, and the workplace.”

Bachelor's programmes



The BYU-Idaho Story begins on a cold November day in 1888, when Latter-day Saint pioneers in the newly settled town of Rexburg gathered for the opening of a new academy. BYU-Idaho has steadily grown since that time to become Idaho's largest private University with a campus that spans 430 acres with over 40 buildings and 28,000 students attending every year.


In this student-centered atmosphere, the quality of every student's experience is a key priority. Faculty and administration work progressively to ensure each student is adequately prepared to contribute in the workforce, family, and community.


Brigham Young University–Idaho has numerous Career Services to help students find an intership or a job. The Career Workshop Series is a series of 6 workshops designed to help you achieve your career goals. The workshops are taught on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the semester.

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Student services

The Dean of Students Office provides many services within the campus community and serves as the  student's advocate. If you need help or have experienced an unusual hardship either physically or other contact our office. We want to help you and are here to assist you in finding a solution to problems.

Housing services

Whether on- or off-campus, BYU-Idaho student housing supports the school’s mission by providing an appropriate atmosphere for learning and for living the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Library services

The first official Library for Ricks College was located on the second floor of the Jacob Spori Building from 1903 to 1963. As the College grew so did the need for a larger Administration area. In 1976 a new building was completed to the west of the existing McKay LRC and Library materials were moved into the new building. In 1986, the name of the LRC was changed to the David O. McKay Library.

ICT services

The mission of BYU-Idaho can be furthered by the use of wireless networking. The goal is to provide convenient and wide-spread availability while maintaining security of the campus network systems and user community, prevent interference between overlapping wireless implementations and other uses of wireless spectrum, and ensure quality service is provided for the community. 

Medical services

Students who are on the Student Health Plan will only be charged $10 for all covered benefits in a single appointment. The only exclusions are prescriptions. Prescriptions will be subject to DMBA's coverage when assessing the charges. 

Student Life

Campus life

Those who come to campus quickly realize the wonderful and special atmosphere found at BYU-Idaho. It is referred to as the "Spirit of Ricks." As Elder David A. Bednar has said, "The Spirit of Ricks suggests the spirituality, the desire for obedience, the personal caring and warmth, the humility and modesty, the friendliness and genuine concern for others, the bright smiles and cheerful hellos, and so many other elements that make this university an unusually inviting and supporting and nurturing institution." Everything at BYU-Idaho is designed to maintain this special spirit.

Sports facilities

The Fit4Life program is designed for any student, student spouse, employee and employee spouse regardless of their age and fitness level. The Fit4tLife program provides the resources to help individuals develop habits of healthy living.  Participants have regular access to a Fitness Coach in the Wellness Center and a Trainer in the Fitness Center.  The Fitness Coaches assist the participants with the challenges they face in making life-changing goals.  This includes nutrition consulting and recommending resources for emotional, social and motivational challenges.  Trainers will provide assistance in using fitness equipment and outline workouts to meet the participant's needs. 

Student clubs

For an opportunity to meet students with similar interests to yours; strength & build disciple leadership skills. Come be involved in Associations. Learn more about different cultures in the world; Learn a dance; a new language or how to make a foreign dish.


Brigham Young University - Idaho is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. 

Student Reviews

Local's view
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I like school here but it's very close to home for me. The culture is weird but everyone is really nice and most professors want to help you out

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Good school, affordable but very cold and not much of a social place.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great teaching skills

Rexburg, Idaho, United States