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Tuition & Fees

$6,640

$19,492

not including room and board

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,426
Declined + 758
Total Received 5,184
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undergraduateRatios

47%

53%

male

female

1  :  20

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Accounting
  3. Nursing
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School Facts

Boise State is a public institution, founded as a junior college in 1932, it became a four-year institution in 1965, joined the state system in 1969, and gained university status in 1974. Its 160-acre campus is located in downtown Boise.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 22,674
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACA (American Counseling Association)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
•  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  JRCERT (Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NLN (National League for Nursing)
•  NWCCU (Northwest Comm. on Colleges and Universities)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Codes

SAT 4018
ACT 0914

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Public

19,653

undergraduate students

3,021

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
42%
400-499
27%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
40%
400-499
36%
300-399
9%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
47%
12-17
13%
6-11
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
36%
18-23
36%
12-17
23%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
51%
12-17
9%
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Boise, ID

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Fun Facts

  • Boise State University and Eastern Washington University both have the only non-green playing surface in college football--Boise has blue, and EWU has red.

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Boise, ID

113-acre, urban campus in Boise (population: 212,303); branch campuses in Canyon County, Gowen Field, MacCall, and Mountain Home. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
6%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
54%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
2 fraternities 1% of male students
 
2 sororities 1% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
38%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
17%
500-599
45%
400-499
30%
300-399
5%
700-800
2%
600-699
25%
500-599
42%
400-499
27%
300-399
4%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
40%
400-499
36%
300-399
9%
30-36
9%
24-29
29%
18-23
47%
12-17
13%
6-11
2%
30-36
5%
24-29
36%
18-23
36%
12-17
23%
30-36
5%
24-29
35%
18-23
51%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,426
Declined + 758
Total Received 5,184

Admissions Factors

Considered

Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Religious affiliation/commitment
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Jenny Cerda
Director of Admissions
P: 800 824-7017
F: 208 426-3765
bsuinfo@boisestate.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $6,640
Room & board $7,812
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $15,652
Average Financial Aid - $9,738
Total with Avg. Aid $5,914

Financial Aid

19%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$9,738

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $31,408,382
State $982,341
Institutional $4,107,779
Other external $1,474,789
Total $37,973,291

Non-need-based

Federal $159,735
State $242,107
Institutional $962,607
Other external $401,210
Total $1,765,659

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Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
gymnastics
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Pacific-10 Conference (Wrestling), Mountain West Athletic Conference
Mascot
Broncos
School colors
blue and orange
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art
Art Education
Athletic Administration
Athletic Training
Bilingual/Multicultural Elementary Education
Biochemistry
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Management
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communication/English
Communications
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice Administration
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood
Early Childhood Studies
Earth Science Education
Economics
Educational Technology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English Teaching
Environmental Health
Environmental Studies
Exercise Science
Exercise/Sport Studies
Finance
French
Geology
Geophysics
Geosciences
German
Graphic Design
Health Information Management
Health Policy
Health Promotion
Health Sciences
History
History of Art
Illustration
Instructional/Performance Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
Management
Management Information Systems
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Mass Communications/Journalism
Materials Science
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-Ethnic Study
Music
Music/Business
Networking/Telecommunication
Nursing
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Production/Operations Management
Psychology
Public Administration
Radiologic Technology
Radiological Sciences
Raptor Biology
Reading Education
Respiratory Care
School Counseling
Social Sciences
Social Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Teacher Education
Technical Writing
Theatre Arts
Visual Arts
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Undergraduate

87%

19,653
students

Female
53%
10,481

Male
47%
9,172

Graduate

13%

3,021
students

Female
62%
1,864

Male
38%
1,157

undergraduateFull-time

65%

12,783
students

Female
52%
6,538

Male
48%
6,245

undergraduatePart-time

35%

6,870
students

Female
58%
3,943

Male
42%
2,927

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

98%

Transfer applicants accepted

41%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Japan
Nepal
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants International student center

International Student Contact

Christy Babcock
Associate Director of International Programs
208 426-3652
internationalinfo@boisestate.edu

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