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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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%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $5,386
Board $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 Facts

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

70

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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