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Brigham Young University - Idaho Overview

Brigham Young University - Idaho is a private not-for-profit institution located in Rexburg, Idaho. The location of BYU - I is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

What Is Brigham Young University - Idaho Known For?

7,044 Undergraduate Awards
$10,451 Avg Cost After Aid
95% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at BYU - I have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at BYU - I.
  • After graduation, BYU - I bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $42,700 a year. That's about 5% more than their peers at other schools.

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Brigham Young University - Idaho Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

BYU - I has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#24 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at BYU - I.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Online Computer Engineering Technology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online History Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online History Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Online Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Online Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Computer Software & Applications Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Online Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Best Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Online Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards BYU - I has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#2 Best Value Colleges for Computer Software & Applications College Factual
#15 Best Value Colleges for Computer Information Systems College Factual
#28 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#32 Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies College Factual
#77 Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences College Factual
#140 Best Value Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual

Where Is Brigham Young University - Idaho?

Location of Brigham Young University - Idaho

Contact details for BYU - I are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 525 S Center, Rexburg, ID 83460-1690
Phone: 208-496-1411
Website: www.byui.edu
Facebook: http://www.byui.edu//social-media/facebook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BYUID

How Do I Get Into BYU - I?

You can apply to BYU - I online at: www.byui.edu/Admissions/

Admission Requirements for BYU - I

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript recommended
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into BYU - I?

95% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 95%, BYU - I is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 91%, and the acceptance rate for women is 98%.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to BYU - I submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 490 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Brigham Young University - Idaho  ( 500 to 600 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Brigham Young University - Idaho  ( 490 to 580 )
200
800
BYU - I received ACT scores from 80% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 25. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 25.

ACT English Scores for Brigham Young University - Idaho  ( 19 to 25 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Brigham Young University - Idaho  ( 18 to 25 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Brigham Young University - Idaho  ( 20 to 25 )
1
36

Can I Afford Brigham Young University - Idaho?

$10,451 Net Price
26% Take Out Loans
3.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of BYU - I is $10,451. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At BYU - I, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $6,673 a year. That adds up to $26,692 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at BYU - I is 3.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Brigham Young University - Idaho Undergraduate Student Diversity

18,335 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 42,341 undergraduate students at BYU - I, with 18,335 being full-time and 24,006 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  BYU - I

Gender Diversity

Of the 18,335 full-time undergraduates at BYU - I, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  BYU - I

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Brigham Young University - Idaho students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of BYU - I Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 195
Black or African American 95
Hispanic or Latino 546
White 13,917
International Students 1,393
Other Races/Ethnicities 2,189

Geographic Diversity

Idaho students aren't the only ones who study at Brigham Young University - Idaho. At this time, all 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

At this time, 50 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 93 countries are represented at BYU - I. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Canada, Mexico, and Brazil.

Online Learning at Brigham Young University - Idaho

21,053 Took All Classes Online
32,448 Took At Least One Class Online
4.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 32,448 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at BYU - I has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Idaho for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of BYU - I

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Brigham Young University - Idaho was 4.3%. This is the #1,722 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at BYU - I regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of BYU - I majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Agricultural Economics & Business 2%
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations 13%
Business Administration & Management 20%
Business Support & Assistant Services 28%
Business, Management & Marketing 16%
Computer & Information Sciences 22%
Computer Engineering Technology 18%
Computer Programming 25%
Computer Software & Applications 28%
Engineering Technologies 19%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 11%
History 41%
History 41%
Human Development & Family Studies 10%
Information Technology 60%
Interdisciplinary Studies 28%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 26%
Nursing 5%
Other Business, Management & Marketing 22%
Public Health 11%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at BYU - I ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at BYU - I.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Agricultural Economics & Business #14
Interdisciplinary Studies #15
Other Business, Management & Marketing #25
Agriculture & Agriculture Operations #39
Computer Software & Applications #44
History #52
History #52
Public Health #78
Human Development & Family Studies #98
Business Support & Assistant Services #101
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #120
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #165
Health & Medical Administrative Services #256
Computer & Information Sciences #300
Nursing #377
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #395
Liberal Arts General Studies #395

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Brigham Young University - Idaho Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,273 647 1,920
Business Administration & Management 29 643 672
Human Development & Family Studies 0 424 424
Public Health 0 339 339
Nursing 0 259 259
Communication & Media Studies 0 220 220
Teacher Education Grade Specific 4 216 220
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 206 206
General Psychology 0 200 200
General Biology 0 189 189
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 155 155
Accounting 0 150 150
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 136 136
Fine & Studio Arts 0 126 126
Mechanical Engineering 0 125 125
Computer Information Systems 0 121 121
General English Literature 0 99 99
Recreation Administration 0 92 92
Computer Software & Applications 12 74 86
Computer Engineering Technology 0 83 83
Social Work 0 80 80
International Studies 0 76 76
Business Support & Assistant Services 75 0 75
History 39 27 66
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 65 65
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 64 64
Construction Management 0 63 63
Computer Science 0 49 49
Animal Science 4 43 47
Political Science & Government 0 47 47
Sociology 0 46 46
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 43 43
Horticulture 4 32 36
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 36 36
Electrical Engineering 0 33 33
Music 0 30 30
Finance & Financial Management 0 29 29
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 25 25
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 24 0 24
Civil Engineering 0 21 21
Soil Sciences 0 19 19
Mathematics 0 19 19
Industrial Production Technology 0 16 16
Information Technology 15 0 15
Computer Engineering 0 15 15
Wildlife Management 0 15 15
Special Education 0 14 14
Chemistry 0 13 13
Physics 0 13 13
Economics 0 13 13
Drama & Theater Arts 1 12 13
Food Science Technology 0 12 12
Information Science 1 8 9
General Engineering Technology 9 0 9
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 9 9
Computer Programming 8 0 8
Natural Resources Conservation 0 8 8
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 8 8
Dance 0 8 8
Architectural Engineering Technology 7 0 7
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 6 6
Agricultural Engineering 0 3 3
Precision Metal Working 0 3 3
Public Administration 0 3 3
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 2 2
Allied Health Professions 0 2 2
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 2 0 2
Design & Applied Arts 0 2 2
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 1 1
TOTAL 1,507 5,537 7,044

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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