Brigham Young University-Idaho Reviews
The rules here are horrible. They care more about the rules than they care about the students well being its disgusting. I have never been more depressed in my entire life than when I went to this school. I wish I couldve gone to a completely different school. The professors here are mediocre. They wanna hold your hand through everything. But they choose favorites left and right.
My core courses were tough but fully prepared me for entering the workforce. BYU-Idaho is a great school though sometimes the atmosphere, campus life, wasn't so great. It's a small town so not much to do when you are not in class. Most of the teachers are phenomenal and are willing to help you. I have had time where I went to a teachers office because I wasnt understanding the concepts and the teacher went above and beyond to help me understand. However, I struggled with the foundation courses. I felt like I didnt learn anything, that I was being forced to take classes that didnt matter to me. I was just doing the work to get a good grade. I did enjoy the religion courses, I learned a lot but the other courses was just work.
This is an excellent school where they truly care about you learning experience and your future career. They work hard to help you through whatever challenges may come up in your life or education. They provide a faith based program and integrate their values into everything they do. Rarely will you have a class that will not ask for some thoughtful reflection on an applicable principle. You will be expected to incorporate the Honor Code into every aspect of your life. Doing so will help enable you to be the type of leader that the world needs and will assist you in building your career. The online classes are of exceptional quality and rival any in person lecture. I feel that the education I received there surpassed that of many of my peers who chose other universities. The only challenges I experienced was errors with the I-plan format. Sometimes it would show errors in my earned credits. Fortunately, I noticed the errors and it did not negatively impact me. Another potential issue for some people may be their limited number of online degrees. This wasn't an issue for me because they had the one that I needed. I know that others have been interested in degrees that they do not offer though. The professors are real people and understand real life problems. All of them were willing to work with me when I needed and extension after my boyfriend died. I felt supported and loved even while being a distance student. Several of the professors even reached out to me personally to make sure that I was doing okay.
BYU-I is awesome, they are more interested in you as a person and your development into a Disciple of Christ above all else. In the engineering classes there were no more than 30 student and down to 6-8 in the top senior classes. They have good senior project budgets and the teachers are paid to be in their offices for you to come get help. I hands down put this school above all unless you are going into law or becoming a doctor, but they have a great nursing program if that is what you are going into.
Im currently a sophomore doing BYUI online and all my instructors have been great. The online program is easy to use. I feel that the Marriage and Family Studies is great program that definitely prepares you for graduate school or a career after graduating. It is also very interesting and fun program that is really teaches deep stuff but is easy to learn with the way they have designed their courses. I definitely recommend BYUI online and the Marriage and Family Studies program.
Brigham Young University-Idaho is a great university. I enjoyed my time there. I spent a majority of my time in psychology and sociology courses. I got to know my instructors very well as the classes were relatively small (no more than 25 students). The campus is big but not too challenging to get from one building on the south of campus to another on the north.
I had a wonderful experience at BYUI. The classes are very personal, the teachers care about individual students, and they teach to have balance in your life. I received a great education for the cost of nearly nothing. The campus is beautiful, big, and new and I paid next to nothing for it. Love this place!
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at BYU-I. The professors were great. They were very helpful and available to answer any questions that I had. I attended online and found it to be an excellent way to complete my degree as I was a returning student. I had attended Ricks several years ago and was very happy to complete my degree where I had started.
I would recommend this school to anyone. Small class size and attentive faculty makes for an engaged and active learning process. School costs are offset by the church members of the LDS Church, so what you are getting is world class education at a fraction of the cost. Look it up, you will be impressed.
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.