#3 Best Private Colleges in Idaho

Brigham Young University Idaho

Rexburg, Idaho

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Brigham Young University Idaho overview
Location Rexburg, Idaho
Online byui.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)
Brigham Young University Idaho overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Brigham Young University-Idaho, located in Rexburg, Idaho, is a private university affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Founded in 1888, the institution offers a distinctive educational experience with a focus on undergraduate studies, providing a variety of associate and bachelor's degree programs. The campus is characterized by a rural setting and a commitment to spiritual values, integrated into the academic and social environment. Academic life at BYU-Idaho is guided by a semester-based system, with popular majors including Business, Education, and the Health Professions. The university maintains a competitive admissions process, reflecting a moderately selective stance. On-campus living is an integral part of the student experience, with a range of housing options available to accommodate the predominantly full-time, residential student body. While BYU-Idaho does not participate in intercollegiate athletics, it offers a robust activities program, including competitive sports for student engagement.

In the most recent statistical year 9,963 prospective students applied, and 9,621 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 4,858 enrolled in the school.  17,917 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 26,387 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $4,416 plus fees of $0. BYU-I is ranked 762 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












BYU-I is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Brigham Young University Idaho overview
SAT 990/1200
ACT 20/26
Estimated GPA 3.34

Applications Accepted

Brigham Young University Idaho overview
Applications Due Feb 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $35

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Brigham Young University Idaho
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$400
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $4,452
Budget for Other Expenses$3,612
Total One Year Cost$12,880

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Brigham Young University Idaho students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 28%
Business 13%
Education 11%
Health Professions 11%
Communication 6%

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