Boise State University

Boise, ID

Boise State University

Boise, ID

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$8,068

$24,988

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
32%
500-599
42%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
25%
500-599
45%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
12%
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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

-

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,637
Declined 3,392
Total Received 15,029
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Public

22,939

undergraduate students

3,333

graduate students

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School Facts

Boise State University 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 26,272
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational

175-acre, urban campus in Boise (population: 226,570); branch campuses in Canyon County, Gowen Field, McCall, and Mountain Home. Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Boise

Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID
83725

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Student Organizational Fair
  • Spring Fling

Fun Facts

  • Boise State University is one of six schools in the United States to have a non-green playing field. Boise State's Albertsons Stadium, nicknamed "The Blue," was the first blue AstroTurf field in the world.
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
74%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
32%
500-599
42%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
700-800
6%
600-699
25%
500-599
45%
400-499
19%
300-399
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
35%
18-23
41%
12-17
12%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.5

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,637
Declined 3,392
Total Received 15,029

Admissions Factors

Considered

academic GPA
standardized test scores

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,435

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,532
Room & board $9,760
Additional fees $2,536
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,350
Total $21,378
Average Financial Aid - $4,435
Total with Avg. Aid $16,943
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

aikido, baseball, bowling, ice hockey, judo, karate, kayaking, lacrosse, rodeo, soccer, skiing, snowboarding, tae kwon do, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

aikido, bowling, judo, jujitsu, karate, kayaking, kenpo, lacrosse, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, tennis, triathlon, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Swimming and diving, Track and field, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Track and field, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Art Teacher Education
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Computer Science
Construction Management
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Design and Visual Communications, General
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Health
Environmental Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Finance, General
French Language Teacher Education
French Language and Literature
Game and Interactive Media Design
General Studies
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language Teacher Education
German Language and Literature
Graphic Design
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History Teacher Education
History, General
Illustration
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Psychology Teacher Education
Psychology, General
Public Health, General
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Teacher Education
Urban Studies/Affairs
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

26,272

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

87%

22,939
students

Female
57%
13,023

Male
43%
9,916

13%

3,333
students

Female
63%
2,105

Male
37%
1,228

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

57%

13,104
students

Female
56%
7,245

Male
44%
5,859

43%

9,835
students

Female
59%
5,778

Male
41%
4,057

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 80%
Student 4 year graduation rate 26%
Student 5 year graduation rate 18%
Student 6 year graduation rate 6%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
73%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

1,330

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

95%

Additional services

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

Special programs for physically disabled students

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