Brigham Young University-Idaho Reviews
My first semester at BYUI was the best semester of school ever but then after that everything collapsed. Very unwelcoming environment. Teachers and staff only care about money and being right. I was given an F when I had a B+ on Canvas. I did everything I could to get it fixed and absolutely nobody helped me. I filed a grievance and the staff didnt care that Canvas was wrong the entire semester and saw it as okay to be wrong. About half my class had the same problem and they still didnt care. The school says they love to help their students and makes it seem like the students are most important as their top priority but that has been proven to be an absolute lie. Its disgusting how little help is given and how uncaring the people are. Education should be fair and at this school it wont be. Ive talked to my other friends about their views of the school, too. One says they care too much about the rules and make them more strict than our Church commandments actually are. She also had some issues she was also trying to resolve with the school too and nobody helped her either. My other friend said that the on campus apartments are charging her to cancel her contract even though she dropped out of the school and wont be allowed to live there anyways since she wont be a student. This same friend also had to withdrawal from all of her classes one week before finals because she was in the hospital and had to go home early because of a mistake that the health center made. Ive seen too many terrible things happening at BYUI. I dont recommend going here.
What I appreciate most about BYU-Idaho was the opportunity that I had to attend a quality university at an affordable price. At first the class scheduling can be confusing, or which classes to sign up for can be frustrating. However, by the end of my time attending BYU-Idaho, I was fortunate to graduate without any debt, and to qualify for the graduate program of my dreams.
The international studies department was phenomenal. The professors and advisers were great within that department. The good ends there. The rest of the school, the administration included feel unorganized, unprofessional, and rather unhelpful. The academic advisers for general studies are students who often misled students and were not held responsible for their actions. I didn't transfer solely due to the fact that once I was involved in my departments courses I truly enjoyed the work and the insight from the professors.
I loved studying at BYU-Idaho. The professors of my major were very in tune with the needs of their students. They knew each one by name and were willing to meet with and help students at any time and in any way they could. The class sizes were smaller and the prices were very reasonable for the quality of education I received.
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.