Brigham Young University (BYU) – Idaho

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School Overview

Brigham Young University – Idaho (known as BYU-Idaho or BYU-I), located in Rexburg, Idaho, was founded as a junior college but became a four-year institution in 2001. The private university is owned and operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Due to its affiliation, students are required to adhere to a strict honor code that mandates acceptable behavior including academic honesty, abstaining from alcohol and drug use, abstaining from premarital sex, and keeping clean dress and grooming standards. Approximately 99 percent of the school's 14,000 students are members of the LDS Church. It is not uncommon for students to take up to two years off from their studies to be missionaries for the Church.

BYU-ID's Spori Building

The Jacob Spori Building.

The parent organization of the school, the Church Educational System, also sponsors sister schools in both Hawaii and Utah. BYU-I is organized into six different colleges offering programs in the performing arts, management, agriculture, engineering, and liberal arts. The university focuses solely on undergraduate education with 17 associates and 70 bachelor's degree programs. The school uses a three-semester system for its programs. The semesters are also known as tracks; BYU-I’s funding by the LDS Church makes tuition much lower than it would be at similar private institutions.

Internships are a major part of an education at BYU-I. One of the nation’s largest intern-providing institutions, the school sends students around the globe each semester to gain practical experience via hands-on opportunities.


BYU-I is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Online Degrees and Programs. The school offers bachelor's degrees, associate's degrees, and certificate programs online.

Degree Programs

Bachelor’s degrees include applied management, nursing, healthcare administration, and university studies. Associate programs include family history research, general studies, administrative assistant/office management, and web design and development. Certificates are available in fields including information systems, professional sales, basic accounting, and web media.

While students come from all 50 states and more than 50 countries, nearly 40 percent of those students hail from the state of Idaho. In addition, 10 percent are from Utah, 10 percent from California, 8 percent from Washington and 6 percent from New Mexico. An overwhelming majority – 91 percent – are Caucasian, with Hispanics as the largest minority group.

Departments, Colleges, and Schools

The school is divided into thirty-seven departments, which operate within six separate colleges:

  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Business and Communication
  • College of Language and Letters
  • College of Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Performing and Visual Arts

Financial Aid

Because of the funding it receives from the LDS Church, BYU-I tuition is relatively low. However, financial aid options are still available and include merit and need-based scholarships, and federal grants and loans.

Financial aid funds are earmarked for education expenses. These include:

  • Tuition and class-based fees
  • Books and school supplies
  • Outstanding school balances
  • Living expenses
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Insurance


Since its switch to a four-year college, BYU-I has only intramural college sports rather than intercollegiate teams. Each sport includes a variety of teams from around the university and the teams play each other throughout the year, even holding playoffs and championships.

Teams were previously known as the Vikings. The intercollegiate athletics program ran from 1919 to 2002, with teams playing in the National Junior College Athletic Association. They won 17 national titles, 61 individual national titles and produced nearly 100 first-team All-Americans. Major players included women’s cross country, men’s cross country and women’s volleyball.


BYU-ID Jazz Combos class performs

Students from the BYU-Idaho Jazz Combos class performing at a local club.

Single students under the age of 30 are required to live in an approved form of housing unless they live with their parents. Those students seeking to live with other relatives must apply for an exemption. Both on-campus apartments and housing units for married couples are available.

Housing consists of several options:

  • On-campus apartments
  • Off-campus apartments
  • Married student housing
  • Remote student housing

Two different layout options are available for men: Lamprecht (a two-bedroom furnished apartment with four beds, kitchen, living room and bathroom) and Chapman (a three-bedroom furnished apartment with six beds, living room, and bathroom). Women’s apartments have similar floor plans, offered in four buildings: Perkins, Kerr, Barnes, and Ricks. BYU-I also connects students to approved off-campus housing. Married students are housed in University Village.

Brigham Young University-Idaho Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(208) 496-1411
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:525 S Center, Rexburg, ID 83460-1690
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:44,821
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):54%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,995 (20% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$3,920
Out-of-state Tuition:$3,920
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:60%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$3,707

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Brigham Young University-Idaho Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences56
Biological and Biomedical Sciences4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services27
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services14
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields33
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Health Professions and Related Programs45
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies2
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Physical Sciences4
Precision Production11
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts15
Grand total2180

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Grand total49

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Brigham Young University-Idaho and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$784

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,52560%
Grant or scholarship aid1,17846%$3,707
Student loan aid72228%$4,416

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid23,27553%$5,729
Federal student loans10,09923%$4,930

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Brigham Young University-Idaho. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Brigham Young University-Idaho students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants8,0343,1364,898
Percent admitted100%92%99%
Percent admitted who enrolled52%48%55%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Brigham Young University-Idaho Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment44,821
Undergraduate enrollment44,821
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Brigham Young University-Idaho Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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