Often I get the response, "BYU!" Thrilled to hear that another fine young lady will be joining the Cougar ranks I begin to quiz them on where they are living, the classes are they taking, are they doing freshman academy? More often than not I quickly realize that the young woman will be attending BYU-Idaho.
Now I have nothing against BYU-I, but when you tell me that you're going to BYU and then I find out it's really BYU-I I feel like you were trying to pull a quick one on me. Despite the New England tendency to "shorten" the name to BYU, BYU-Idaho is really not BYU.
BYU-Idaho and BYU have different admissions standards, dress and grooming standards, curfews, graduation requirements, tuitions, colleges and programs, and cultures. BYU-Idaho is not a satellite campus for BYU. That's called the Salt Lake Center.
So, my friends, let's be honest with one another. If you're going to BYU-Idaho say so. Know the school well enough to know that it's not BYU. Don't puff it up, and I will not have to be disappointed.