Boise State University

Boise, ID

Boise State University

Boise, ID

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Tuition & Fees

$8,068

$24,988

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

43%

male

57%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,020
Declined 3,491
Total Received 15,511
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Public

26,736

undergraduate students

6,422

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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Public
Campus enrollment 33,158
Established in 1932
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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: Small-medium city

Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID
83725

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
16%
Top 1/4
39%
Top 1/2
74%
Bottom 1/2
26%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
520
75th
600
25th
510
75th
26
25th
20
75th
26
25th
19
75th
26
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Other application fee (out-of-state applicants only)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required of some
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
Application deadline (final deadline) August 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Optional

Moderately Selective

77%

acceptance rate

Accepted 12,020
Declined 3,491
Total Received 15,511

Admissions Factors

Required

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Recommendations

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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

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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Financial Aid

47%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$8,980

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $5,532
Housing $5,386
Food $4,650
Additional fees $2,536
Books & supplies $1,240
Total $19,344
Average Financial Aid - $8,980
Total with Avg. Aid $10,364

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $22,312,410
State $4,329,082
Institutional $6,347,475
Other external $1,894,998
Total $34,883,965

Non-need-based

Federal $31,408
State $113,919
Institutional $1,262,160
Other external $645,510
Total $2,052,997

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 824-7017
F: 208 426-1305
financialaid@boisestate.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Beach volleyball yes
Football yes
Golf yes yes
Gymnastics yes
Soccer yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

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/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, golf, indoor soccer, kickball, racquetball, softball, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball (indoor/outdoor), walleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mountain West Athletic Conference

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes yes
Athletic Training/Trainer. yes yes
Bilingual and Multilingual Education. yes yes
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other. yes
Business Analytics. yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
Business/Managerial Economics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Construction Management, General. yes
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services. yes yes
Creative Writing. yes yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes yes yes
Curriculum and Instruction. yes yes
Design and Visual Communications, General. yes yes
Drama and Dance Teacher Education. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Ecology. yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Education, General. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs. yes
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs. yes
Educational Evaluation and Research. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Educational/Instructional Technology. yes yes
Electrical and Computer Engineering. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes yes
Environmental Health. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes yes
Film/Cinema/Media Studies. yes
Finance, General. yes
French Language Teacher Education. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
Genetic Counseling/Counselor. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Geophysics and Seismology. yes yes yes
German Language Teacher Education. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other. yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes yes
Hydrology and Water Resources Science. yes
Information Technology. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes
Music Management. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Music, General. yes
Nursing Practice. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. yes yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes
Pre-Dentistry Studies. yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Pre-Veterinary Studies. yes
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Administration. yes
Public Health, General. yes
Public Health, Other. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Science Teacher Education. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes
Social Work. yes yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Special Education and Teaching, General. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General. yes
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other. yes
Urban Studies/Affairs. yes
Zoology/Animal Biology, Other. yes

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Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy

33,158

total students

53%

in-state

47%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

26,736
students

Female
57%
15,201

Male
43%
11,535

19%

6,422
students

Female
71%
4,543

Male
29%
1,879

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

51%

13,617
students

Female
55%
7,512

Male
45%
6,105

49%

13,119
students

Female
59%
7,689

Male
41%
5,430

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
1%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
72%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 17

Spring: December 1

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

70

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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