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Boise State University Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 4,669 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 211 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

55% Women
45% Men


NCAA Division I-A

Mountain West Conference

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $361,975)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $70,325)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 49 64 - -
Basketball 16 14 - -
Football 107 - - -
Golf 10 9 - -
Gymnastics - 19 - -
Soccer - 28 - -
Softball - 24 - -
Swimming and Diving - 29 - -
Tennis 10 6 - -
Volleyball - 16 - -
Wrestling 33 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2.2%
Black/non-Hispanic 1.6%
Hispanic 5.7%
Non-resident alien 1.6%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 9.1%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 78.8%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 21
Liquor Law Violation 7
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Yonsoo from Boise, ID
  • 5
  • I love my dorm life as well as my school life. I am not around my room that often during weekdays because I spend most of my time at the…

  • Mar-15-2012 Read More
  • Breanne from Stockton, CA
  • 5
  • Dorm life is a great way to meet students. The set up of all the dorms enable students to mingle with others and learn to adapt to diverse personalities. The…

  • Apr-21-2013 Read More
  • Emily from Boise, ID
  • 3
  • The dorms are a good way to make friends. Boise State isn't a typical university because it has a much older population. To meet younger students this is the way…

  • Jun-03-2013 Read More
  • Michael from Boise, ID
  • 3
  • Never did it but the new Dorms being built over the last couple years look amazing. Much better than the ones I saw when I was just coming out of…

  • Jan-16-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Jaydin from Kellogg, ID
  • May-09-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The cafe on my visit was truly something else! It was great! $10 for unlimited amounts of food!

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  • 4
  • Adam from Boise, ID
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    The Student Union Building, as well as other buildings on campus has awesome dining services. There are plenty of places to buy food, and the student meal plan area has anything you could want. There are also tons of good restaurants within walking distance of campus, catering to a pretty diverse group of tastes.

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  • 5
  • Cheyanna from Boise, ID
  • Mar-26-2014 I am a past student here

    There are food places distributed all over the campus. I liked that I could pick different places depending on what side of the campus I was at. My favorite places were Einstein's Bagels and Panda Express.

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  • 5
  • Adrianna from Mountain Home, ID
  • Mar-20-2014 I am a current student here

    Boise State University has wonderful food in the cafeteria for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have a number of different fast food options such as subway, panda express, and Chick-Fil-A.

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  • 3
  • Caleb from CA
  • Mar-10-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I plan on signing up for the all you can eat plan 7 days a week. I don't know if I will need that plan but I it doesn't seem like it cost that much more than the others. I will see how it works after the first semester.

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  • 3
  • Alexandro from Caldwell, ID
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    Honestly, the food at the BRC is delicious at first. But like all good things, it must be taken with moderation. The campus has a variety of food choices besides the BRC in the Student Union Building. Take your pick from Subway, Panda Express, Papa John's, Chick-fil-a and Einstein's Bagels. Around campus (and I mean like 5-10 minutes walking slowly) is a Pita Pit, Papa Joe's, Tree City, McDonald's, Taco Bell, and many others. Starbucks, Tree City, Moxie and others fill out the coffee and smoothies shops around campus. And downtown has a variety of options for those over the age of 21. And if you don't feel like fast food, grocery stores are everywhere.

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  • 4
  • Bryanna from Nampa, ID
  • Feb-27-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a dinning facility inside the student union building that provides an all you can eat buffet from dawn til dusk. Although the quantity of their food is great, the quality is not as good. But, there are many other on campus restaurants that you can get food at, if at slightly elevated prices. If nothing suits your interest there, there are other options still. Other restaurants are reasonable distances within the city. You could walk, ride your bike, or easily drive to one of the many locations throughout the city.

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  • 3
  • John from Boise, ID
  • Feb-25-2014 I am a current student here

    I've only ate on campus once and the line for subway in the student union building was crazy

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  • 4
  • Kaley from Boise, ID
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    The Dining Hall (BRC) is hit or miss. Some nights they have good food, others not so much.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Adam from Boise, ID
  • Apr-23-2014 I am a current student here

    There are fraternities and sororities, but the greek life doesn't at all dominate the campus. You usually don't hear about it unless either of them is hosting a campus event.

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  • 0
  • Alexandro from Caldwell, ID
  • Mar-03-2014 I am a current student here

    I haven't noticed a really big Greek Life here at Boise State. However, the small community that I have noticed is very tight knit and extremely supportive of the community. They aren't a chaotic group of party people, but seem more attuned toward being examples for the community and have a focus on developing well rounded citizens through academics and community service.

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  • 0
  • Kaley from Boise, ID
  • Feb-13-2014 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very small, but thats what makes it so nice. All of us are really close and are able to help each other out.

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  • 0
  • Nohemi from Boise, ID
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very small on campus. Although I'm not involved with the it, all the people in them are extremely kind! They do a lot of community service and are just all around awesome.

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  • 0
  • Emily from Boise, ID
  • Nov-19-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek system as BSU is pretty small. I'm not a member but from what I've seen it's pretty divided. About half the greeks are really devoted to breaking stereotypes, doing philanthropy and benefiting the campus and the community and the other half is like, Yeah, we party all the time, bro. You pre-gamin?

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