Brigham Young University Idaho

Brigham Young University Idaho

Brigham Young University - Idaho, also known as BYU-Idaho or BYU-I, is a four-year private college. It is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is located in Rexburg, Idaho. It was founded in 1888.

The main campus is positioned on a hill overlooking the city of Rexburg and the Snake River Valley. It comprises nearly forty major buildings and residence halls, covering over 400 acres.

BYU -Idaho has over 35 departments which offer more than 100 bachelor-level programs and associate-degree programs for those over 18. These programs are managed by six colleges:

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

The sports team of BYU- Idaho is known as The Vikings.

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Brigham Young University-Idaho
525 S Center
Rexburg , ID 83460
General Phone: (208) 496-2411

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Brigham Young Idaho Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,105English, general studies, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, sociology, history
Education and Teaching387elementary school teaching, early childhood education, agricultural teaching, art education, English teaching, health teaching, family/home economics teaching, math teaching, music teaching, ...
Business and Management334business management, operations management, business administration, accounting, business and related services
Science178biology, exercise physiology, chemistry, geology, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine178EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Media171communication studies
Medical Administration129public health education
Therapy and Counseling95psychology
Family and Social Work89family studies, child development, social work
Real Estate and Construction Management87construction management
Art Studies78art studies
Computer Science and Engineering70computer and info science, computer science, computer engineering
Engineering47engineering, mechanical engineering
Landscaping and Horticulture41ornamental horticulture, landscaping, agronomy
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy40parks and recreation management, exercise science
Music35music performance
Agricultural Science and Management33agricultural management, agricultural operations, agricultural mechanization
Engineering Technician28engineering technology, architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, automotive tech
Animal Science and Care28animal science
Medical Support and Technology24allied health and medical assisting
Design17interior design
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art, photography
Cooking and Culinary Arts1chef training
Production Trades1welding

Number of programs and degrees for Brigham Young Idaho in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree87528
Bachelor's degree2,33554

Brigham Young Idaho Student Body

In 2007-2008, Brigham Young Idaho had a total enrollment of 13,824 students (16,579 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 98%
Part-Time 2%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 91%
Black 0%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 32%
20-21 24%
22-24 28%
25-29 11%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
North Carolina1%
New York1%
New Jersey1%
New Mexico1%

Brigham Young Idaho Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 36 %

Brigham Young Idaho Room and Board (2007)

Brigham Young Idaho offers campus housing for 1,058 of its 16,579 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Rexburg, Idaho for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Idaho Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Brigham Young Idaho Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480600
SAT Math490610
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math1927
ACT Composite2026

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT18%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT86%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Brigham Young Idaho Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,471
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 3,471
Room and board $ 4,400
Room charge $ 1,600
Books and supplies $ 1,110
Other expenses $ 3,460

Financial Aid:
Brigham Young Idaho participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 162500)

Brigham Young Idaho Faculty

Brigham Young Idaho has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year360$79,91461$75,560
All faculty totalcalendar year360$79,91461$75,560

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year19$65,67412$62,977
All faculty totalacademic year19$65,67412$62,977

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Brigham Young Idaho Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agricultural Business and Management, General
Agricultural Mechanization, General

Animal Science And Care
Animal Sciences, General

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Chef Training

Interior Design

Education And Teaching
Agricultural Teacher Education
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Speech Teacher Education

Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Social Work

Landscaping And Horticulture
Agronomy and Crop Science
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Ornamental Horticulture

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Administration
Public Health Education and Promotion

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other

Music Performance, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Construction Management

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Exercise Physiology
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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