Brigham Young University-Idaho
525 South Center St., Rexburg, ID 83460
Rexburg, ID 83460
(208) 496-1411
Accrediting Agency:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Brigham Young University-Idaho is a private, not-for-profit institution in Rexburg, Idaho. It was founded in 1888 as Bannock Stake Academy, then became Ricks College in 1903, and finally Brigham Young-Idaho in 2001. U.S. News & World Report ranks Brigham Young University-Idaho No. 16 in the Regional Colleges (West) category of Best Colleges 2013. Brigham Young University-Idaho serves 18,110 students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1. The institution offers 18 associate degrees and more than 70 bachelor’s degrees.

Programs Offered

Brigham Young University-Idaho comprises six colleges and 37 departments. Programs are available in several areas including art, agriculture life sciences, automotive technology, business communication, chemistry, dance, design construction management, English, geology, language letters, nursing, religious education, sociology, and teacher education. Brigham Young University also offers four online associate degrees in administrative assistant/office management, family history research, general studies, medical assisting, and web design & development. Nine bachelor’s degrees are available online through Brigham Young University-Idaho, including degrees in applied management, business management, healthcare administration, nursing, and web design. More than 100 online courses are also available.


The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities has accredited Brigham Young University-Idaho since 1936.


Admissions at Brigham Young University-Idaho requires students to apply through the Church Educational System application. Brigham Young University-Idaho requires incoming freshman to have a minimum 2.0 high school GPA and a minimum 16 ACT or 760 SAT score for admission consideration. Non-academic factors include ecclesiastical endorsement, seminary, extracurricular activities, and essays found within the Church Educational System application. Brigham Young University-Idaho sets a Feb. 1 deadline for fall, spring, and summer admissions, and an Oct. 1 deadline for winter admissions.


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