Tuition & Fees

$7,694

$23,776

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
10%
500-599
60%
400-499
20%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
38%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
40%
6-11
30%
Below 6
20%
18-23
60%
12-17
10%
Below 6
30%
24-29
60%
18-23
30%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

41%

male

59%

female

1

teacher

17

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,712
Declined + 2,076
Total Received 10,788
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Public

21,344

undergraduate students

3,476

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 4018
ACT 0914

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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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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.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 24,820
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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Boise, ID

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.

Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
14%
Percent of undergraduates 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 2% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
10%
500-599
60%
400-499
20%
300-399
10%
700-800
1%
600-699
10%
500-599
38%
400-499
42%
300-399
8%
200-299
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
40%
6-11
30%
Below 6
20%
18-23
60%
12-17
10%
Below 6
30%
24-29
60%
18-23
30%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
(out-of-state applicants only)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
August 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,712
Declined + 2,076
Total Received 10,788

Admissions Factors

Important

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

Kelly Talbert
Director of Admissions
P: 208 426-1156
F: 208 426-3765
admissions@boisestate.edu

Financial Aid

57%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$10,213

Average financial aid

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $7,694
Room $3,966
Board $4,173
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $17,033
Average Financial Aid - $10,213
Total with Avg. Aid $6,820

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Kimberly Brandt
Interim Assistant Director of Financial Aid
kimberlybrandt@boisestate.edu

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Varsity Sports

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

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 Directors

Curt Aspey (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Christina Van Tol (women's)
Senior Associate Athletic Director/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Mountain West Athletic Conference
Mascot
Broncos
School colors
blue and orange

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accountancy
Accountancy/Taxation
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Acute Care
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner/Primary Care
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics
Art Education
Athletic Leadership
Biology
Biomolecular Sciences
Business Administration
Business Economics
Business Operational Excellence
Business/Economic Analytics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Communication
Communications
Composition
Computer Science
Computing
Construction Management
Counseling
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Curriculum/Instruction
Early Childhood Intervention
Early/Special Education
Earth Science
Ecology/Evolution/Behavior
Economics
Economics/Quantitative
Economics/Social Science/Secondary Education
Education/Bilingual Education
Education/Literacy
Educational Leadership
Educational Technology
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Electrical/Computing Engineering
Elementary Education
Engineering
English Language Arts
English Literature
English Teaching
English as a New Language
English/Linguistics
English/Literature
English/Writing/Rhetoric/Technical Communication
Entrepreneurship Management
Environmental Studies
Ethnic Studies
Executive Educational Leadership
Film/Television Arts
Finance
French
French Secondary Education
Gaming/Interactive Media/Mobile
Geophysics
Geoscience
Geosciences
German
German/Secondary Education
Global Studies
Graphic Design
Health Policy
Health Services Leadership
Health Studies
Historical Research
History
History Secondary Education
History of Art/Visual Culture
Human Resource Management
Hydrologic Sciences
Illustration
Imaging Science
Information Technology Management
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business
K-12 Physical Education
Kinesiology/Behavioral Studies
Kinesiology/Biophysical Studies
Kinesiology/Sociohistorical Studies
Management
Marketing
Materials Science Engineering
Materials Science/Engineering
Mathematics
Mathematics Education
Mechanical Engineering
Media Arts
Multidisciplinary Studies
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Narrative Arts
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Organizational Performance
Performance
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Political Science/Social Science/Secondary Education
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy/Administration
Radiologic Sciences
Raptor Biology
Respiratory Care
STEM Education
Social Sciences
Social Work
Sociology
Sociology/Social Science/Secondary Education
Spanish
Spanish Secondary Education
Special Education
Supply Chain Management
Theatre Arts
Theatre Arts/Secondary Education
Urban Studies/Community Development
Visual Art
Visual Arts
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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

24,820

total students

66%

in-state

34%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

86%

21,344
students

Female
59%
12,488

Male
41%
8,856

14%

3,476
students

Female
63%
2,193

Male
37%
1,283

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

59%

12,787
students

Female
55%
7,016

Male
45%
5,771

41%

8,557
students

Female
64%
5,472

Male
36%
3,085

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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
10%
Hispanic/Latino
57%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

81%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

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
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 17

Spring: December 1

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

70

semester hours

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

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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