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4 out of 5
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Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2021

Although I love the school and the classes and the major I'm taking, there is one blaring complaint. The school seems to not care about your mental health, at least in my experience. I remember that there were a lot of times my freshman year that I was having difficulty getting out of bed, enjoying anything, and being able to keep up with assignments. Although the assignments were easy to me, and I once thought of them as fun, everything became drab. Skip to the beginning of my sophomore year, I was doing better with my depression and decided to seek out counseling from the school's services in order to make sure that I didn't dip back into a poor state of mental health. After taking the initial survey, however, they pretty much told me that I wasn't depressed enough for them to help me, and they turned me away. Retrospectively, it was probably because they were way understaffed. As I said before, the school doesn't seem to care about mental health. However, at this time the news I received from people I saw as professionals was very hard on me. I began to think that maybe I wasn't depressed, and that I just was a failure as a person. I began to have thoughts that maybe I was just lazy, and wondered how I would ever make it in the world, or amount to anything. I usually have an optimistic attitude about life and everything, despite the difficulty I have when it comes to doing anything but sleep sometimes, but this had me falling into depression sooner than during my freshman year. I ended up failing that semester, and was put on academic warning. I tried my hardest to shake myself out of it, and trudged onto my next semester, but in the end, I had to withdraw from all my classes but two, failing one, and passing the other with an A (Thanks to the help of my work partner keeping me going, and because even though I didn't enjoy it anymore due to my state of mental health, Programming comes as easy as breathing for me and feels just as natural.) Anyway, I really wish that I could be optimistic about my next semester there, it's a great place. I hope that when I go I already have a system in place to help me with my mental health, that does not at all involve the school. As it is, I try my hardest to pass, because what I'm majoring in (Computer Science) I love more than my own life. The only thing that kept the suicidal thoughts at bay was my core belief that being dead wouldn't fix my situation nor the way I felt (I believe that dying is just a part of life, and afterwards we live as spirits just like we used to live in life). I really hope they improve their mental health services. If you aren't contemplating suicide, they don't give a crap about you.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2005

I got my undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Brigham Young University-Idaho is a friendly place. Looking back, I realize that most of my teachers were excellent. Brigham Young University-Idaho is expanding at a fast rate, and it's because of its success. I come from a low income family, but I had excellent grades, and BYU-Idaho provided me with scholarships that made it possible for me to go to school. Even though at times college was difficult, I don't regret in the slightest pushing to get my degree. I loved my experience at BYU-Idaho and I am now pursuing a graduate degree at Idaho State University.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

Brigham Young University - Idaho is a wonderful university where people with the same values and similar beliefs can gather and learn in a setting that combines religion and secular education. The class sizes are smaller than the typical college classroom with about 30-40 students in each class. Because of the small class sizes, professors know your name and are more accessible to you when you need help. My professors truly care about me and have helped me obtain most of my jobs throughout my education. I have been in contact with them and would consider them good friends. At this university there is no segregation between teachers and students, everyday is an opportunity to learn.

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4 out of 5
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

Great teachers. Always willing to help. Very cold in the winter and fall. Dress appropriately. Social life in the spring is great if you like outdoor activities. Students do complain a lot. It is a small farm town. Very conservative. Be prepared to take a lot of religion classes.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Music Performance, General
Graduation Year: 2017

I absolutely loved the one-on-one insight I consistently received from the professors at my school. Although the university has over 15,000 students, the music department always felt like a family. I was also awarded with many musical opportunities throughout each semester that enhanced my experience and my resume. There are career workshops and classes for students who are not sure what to major in, and there are academic advisors who will help a student decide on a major, a minor, and/or one, two, or three "clusters," which are like miniature minors within the degree. It is amazing how a student can make their degree flexible for their career path. I would highly recommend this school to anyone, no matter which degree one chooses to pursue.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Business Administration and Management, General
Graduation Year: 2015

I completed a BS Online through BYU-Idaho in Business Management. I highly recommend this degree to anyone who wants to finish their degree while still maintaining a full-time job. The professors know what they are doing and cater to your needs. The degree pushes you to have good communication with others as well as stay on top of your studies. It's your choice if you want to get something out of the degree, and by having it online, you don't have to worry about running to classes.

4 out of 5
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Degree: Teaching
Graduation Year: 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed my educational experience at BYU-Idaho. It was a safe environment for learning, and allowed for learning in all aspects. I was able to grow both educationally, and spiritually, which was something I enjoyed. I also thoroughly enjoyed the teaching program. The teacher that prepared me for teaching, better prepared me than my student teaching experience. It was rigorous and challenging, and I wanted to quit multiple times, but it was exactly what I needed to enter the professional world, prepared.

5 out of 5
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2013

I loved going to BYUI. My teachers were amazing, and I loved being able to always get the help that I needed. They were always understanding of problems. I loved the environment and made many friends. The price for what you get is amazing!

5 out of 5
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Degree: Horticultural Science
Graduation Year: 2006

The atmosphere of the university is amazing. So peaceful. The other students are friendly.

5 out of 5
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Degree: English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Graduation Year: 2006

I loved BYU Idaho!! The campus is small enough that you get to know your professors and aren't just a number. The classes offered were great, and with the beautiful mission setting, Rexburg was the perfect place to go to school!! Would definitely go back!!!

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