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  • 01/06/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    20 out of 21 people found this review useful. 1 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy: there are many opportunities to get out and see the wonderful Idaho Wilderness with backpacking trips, white water rafting, horseback riding, skiing, etc. Medical: ISU is THE medical school of Idaho. If you are interested in health care, this is where you want to be. Want to Learn: Everything is geared for student success. The professors care, the tutors care, there are centers for help... if you try, there is now way that you can fail at your standards.

    Tips for prospective students

    Honors Program Time Management Go to class (it is easier to pass a class if you go and don't pay attention than if you just skip altogether) Get Involved Relax! It's college!

    Bang for the buck

    Another thing I love about ISU is that it is inexpensive in general, but there is no loss in education. An Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree from ISU is the same, if not better than other schools. Tuition costs about $2284 and then there is housing and textbooks and such, but don't forget that there are scholarships and financial aid (which is great! go to fafsa.ed.gov). ISU is the best school to go to if you want an affordable, great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    Get involved; the first year of college is important to establish yourself and experience. ISU has a lot to offer. Sure, the town isn’t huge but there are plenty of things to do on campus including inexpensive movies (free with Bengal ID), bowling, arcade games, clubs, and other random activities. The first day of class is usually always the same with a million handouts and syllabi (plural of syllabus) and getting out early. Throughout the first semester the new student really needs to learn time management because seriously, there is ALWAYS something going on. ISU is a great place to learn and to start building the future. Pocatello isn’t a bad place to live and is close to many larger cities for those students that need that lifestyle, but for many it is the place to be.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a second year at ISU and am a junior. Each semester in college is different but the first few seem to be pretty similar all across the board. I started college in August of 2008. ISU is a great school, the teachers care and there is always something going on for the new and current students. To start, go to orientation. I met people there that I am still in contact with. Get involved; the first year of college is important to establish yourself and experience. My advice is to apply for the Honors program. There are a lot of benefits to being in the Honors program: automatic $500 housing scholarship, living in the newer and nicer dorms, smaller class sizes, etc. And to be honest, the classes aren’t harder. The classes I am taking challenge me but I do not find them impossible to get an A in if I put in the time that each class needs. The experts suggest that for every credit in a class you should study three times as many hours in a week. So if a class is three credits, study about nine hours a week... but that hardly ever happens. Just give each class enough time to get everything done, and done well. That is what I have done and I am a straight A student.

  • 10/20/2009

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    8 out of 23 people found this review useful. 2 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    A good deal to make.

    Will enjoy being here

    Amazing scenery and surroundings.

    Will learn a lot

    It has all the choices I want to make but even though I still havent decided I will have enough time to do so.

  • 04/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 3 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Call and schedule a campus tour, meet with one of our recruiters and advisors for your major. Have any questions, email ambassadors at info@isu.edu. Cant wait to hear from you (:

    Tips for prospective students

    Enjoy your first year of college, get involved in something, meet new people and get your professors to know your name.

    Bang for the buck

    ISU isn't a very expensive school to attend, Compared to other schools it it reasonable.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here! I am still close to home, but still far enough to live on my own and be independent. Smaller school that you can still hang out with your friends, but meet a new face too. Idaho is full of outdoor adventures; mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, and even skiing on a near by mini resort, Pebble Creek. Its that small town feel that is so comforting to be apart of. ISU has over 160 clubs ranging from Greek life to anything such as dance club, if we don't have it you can start your own! ISU has some top programs as well, it is the number one school in Idaho for Health related professions, we have a wonderful Pharmacy Program and an Accounting program, only to mention a few.

    Am learning a lot

    I love the class size for ISU. Students to professors ratio is 17:1, what could be better? There are a variety of classes as well to choose from, Physical Education Activity such as bowling or even fly fishing to add some spice to your general education class.es

  • 07/26/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    8 out of 9 people found this review useful. 4 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Any and all! :)

    Tips for prospective students

    -Talk to your professors if you have a problem, they really want you to succeed. -If you need help, go to the Center for Learning, they'll help you with anything you need. -Stay involved! Almost every week, an event is going on at the Idaho Falls Campus. Meet some new friends and enjoy school a little more. -Be prepared. Every class I've had has given me a schedule for when assignments are due. Look at them often, to make sure you get things in on time! -Talk to your academic advisers, they'll keep you on track! -Go in with a great attitude. You can do this, and not everyone in the world has this fantastic opportunity!

    Bang for the buck

    Though my first year FAFSA (without loans) didn't leave me much for books and school supplies, I still did very well. The prices are great for in-state students, and all of the student events are free for students. So just about every week, I was getting free lunches, getting to see free local bands and even a really great magician! All free for students!

    Am enjoying being here

    The student population isn't hugely diverse, but there are some very amazing and interesting students. I met some very neat people from India, China, Sri Lanka, and the Czech Republic. I've never met such interesting people!

    Am learning a lot

    The faculty and staff will work with you through any situation that you have. There's a learning center to help students who might not have the studying skills for college that can really help. My first semester was very hard because I got in a car accident and was injured, but all of my professors helped me tremendously! I even got a 2.93 GPA though I was visiting physical therapy 3 times a week, going full time to school and didn't have my own car.

  • 01/21/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    7 out of 13 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 5 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    - Outdoorsy - Music majors - Pharmacy majors - People who like small town atmospheres

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can, pack in seasons. You'll start off school in 90 degree heat, but by Thanksgiving break, temperatures will be freezing. Invest in a good pair of boots and a warm snow jacket! Also, a car is pretty much necessary for getting around Pocatello, unless you plan on never leaving campus (or making lots of friends with cars).

    Bang for the buck

    You definitely get what you pay for. The academics aren't bad, and they have several very good programs (Pharmacy and Music being two of the best in Idaho) I was very disappointed in room and board, though. Unless you live in Rendezvous (which is the Beverly Hills of ISU), then you're seriously wasting your money on housing. Turner and Redfield are the Compton of ISU, and were awful. The RA's were very nice though. And as for the meals....well, Turner cafeteria is definitely not five star. It was difficult being a vegetarian and eating there, because there are no veggie options besides salad. Also, they add butter to EVERYTHING! You will gain the freshman 15 if you don't use the gym regularly.

    Did enjoy being here

    I like small towns, so the size of Pocatello was not an issue for me. It has your basic stores, and the mall isn't as bad as people make it out to be. As for the Idaho State campus, if you make an effort to get out and be involved, there is plenty going on! The Student Activities Board is very active, and their activities aren't lame. It's a great way to meet other students. Living on campus definitely helps you meet people!

    Did learn a lot

    I took basic courses to fulfill my general requirements (called goals at Idaho State). While several of these courses were pretty basic and required minimal work to achieve an acceptable grade, the rest were vigorous and required you to actually learn the material, versus writing it down and taking an online, open book test. I felt like the academic atmosphere was average, but I guess that's what you get for a low-tuition school.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students, students that don't need to much excitement to keep them happy. Pocatello is a small town and there isn't always a lot to do in here but I enjoy being able to focus all my attention on school and not have too many distractions. So, students who don't want distractions, come to Idaho State University at Pocatello!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for scholarships early! Don't always eat at the cafeteria, Turner Hall is all-you-can-eat, so if you're always eating there, you're gonna gain wait. Have fun! Get involved!

    Bang for the buck

    Sadly, because I'm from Washington I pay higher rates, which makes Idaho not as appealing. Also, I'm told from fellow classmates that Idaho is expensive even for people from Idaho. Other than the tuition and fees I thoroughly enjoy this university and would recommend it to anyone who asked!

    Am enjoying being here

    Literally everyday I look to the sky and think, it's so beautiful here. I am originally from Washington so Idaho weather is so different. It's already October and it has only rained a maximum of 3 days in the 2 months I've been here. The temperatures have been in the 80's and the weather is just wonderful. The people here seem so happy to be here, which in turn makes me happy too. Pocatello is the smile capital of the world and the people here prove that. Lastly, the campus is beautiful. Except for the many squirrels wandering the campus, I love it, my roommate says the squirrels are cute but I feel that they are a tad bit scary. Other than that the beauty of the campus is shown through the many trees and mountains (which the people of Idaho call hills).

    Am learning a lot

    This semester I am taking Biology 101, Statistics 153, ASL 151, Psychology 101 and Deaf Studies 101. The thing I love about Idaho State University is the fact that I'm not just a number. In some universities there are so many people in the class that rather than being an actual person you are just a number. At my university however, the teacher to student ratio is about 1-25. In one of my classes (ASL 151) there are only 12 students which means I can have time to learn in class as well as outside of class. Another thing that helps my learning is the fact that most teachers have graduate students that help out with the teaching. So, if you're having trouble you can either go see the teacher or his assistant. Lastly, tutoring is free! All you have to do is sign up and you can go in and get help. This increases your chances of survival in a class by a lot. Getting knowledge from a person who already passed the class pushes your learning ability to a higher level.

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 7 people found this review useful. 7 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    I started at ISU right out of high school and tips that I would give to incoming students is to keep a set schedule and don't fall behind. Also don't be afraid to talk to your teachers and ask for help, they really do want to help you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class Take notes Do your work Keep a schedule

    Bang for the buck

    They offer many programs that are covered by your tuition that you can use to help you succeed and there are many activities that you can participate in that are also covered by your tuition.

    Am enjoying being here

    ISU has a very relaxed environment and very friendly people. The teachers treat you like an equal and help you to succeed.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers at ISU are always trying to find ways to help their students succeed and they do what they can to help you learn what you would like to learn. They take your feedback and use it to improve the class. There are also many programs available to help you learn and succeed.

  • 05/02/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    for students majoring in the sciences this is an excellent university. there is a good history department as well. a bonus for people who might be interested in paleontology or anthropology is the natural history museum that is on campus. there are a variety of pre-med options givens here as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    this may not be the place for everyone. it's a good school for a basis in the sciences, since they are trying to open a medical school here so there's a lot of science-based classes available in the biological and chemical sciences. it's also kind of out in the middle of nowhere, so if you're looking for a booming nightlife this is probably not the place to go.

    Bang for the buck

    i think class-wise i'm getting a lot for my money. the professors are excellent and enthusiastic about what they are teaching, the classes are informative and relevant to my ultimate goal, and the textbook selection is good for the classes as well. the experience is something you have to go out and find for yourself, however. professors are eager to help if you ask for it and are good to go to for advice about graduate school plans or the major you intend to work toward. opportunities for undergraduate research are there as well, you just have to do most of the work to initiate it instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am a first semester freshman and am taking on a lot of courses, but I have enjoyed my time here so far. The campus is beautiful, the professors are helpful and friendly, and everything in the city is within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes i have taken so far have been informative and interesting. not too easy but not so challenging that i have lost interest in them.

  • 12/16/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 9 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great gym and rock climbing wall. It is a lot of fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take it easy your first year and know your limits.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are lots of activities and clubs to keep anyone busy and having a good time.

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers here are always willing to help.

  • 07/11/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 6 people found this review useful. 10 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    i came from a small town. i love it here pocatello is not a very exciting town but it can be u just gotta get out there and put in some effort :) i have met so many people i know will be long life friends

    Tips for prospective students

    be proud of where u go to school. make the most of your first year. go to the games, sign up for inter murals and dont be afraid to ask questions upperclassmen and other professors are not scary

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like the pricing pretty good with pricing. living on campus is expensive but its worth it because all your classes are right there and u dont have to get to school early to find a parking spot.

    Am enjoying being here

    There are so many different activities to do on campus and i loved going to the football games( even if they are no boise state) they are still a ncaa team. the sab has really great stuff to do like donkey basketball music concerts there is so much to do just dont be afraid to get involved

    Am learning a lot

    Im a math major so i was told they have really good teachers here. i have learned so much in my first year and the professors are here to teach and do care if u pass their class because they need a job to dont overload yourself the first year u need time to enjoy the social part of college

  • 12/04/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 11 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who like to get involved in activities, outdoors, or just want to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask questions. Everyone wants to help, it's great!

    Bang for the buck

    It's a lot cheaper than other schools but is one of the top medical schools in the nation.

    Will enjoy being here

    They have tons of activities, outdoors and in. It's a great environment.

    Will learn a lot

    ISU has a great medical program! And it has lots of help stations to help you succeed.

  • 05/09/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 9 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 12 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    i recommend at least looking at it

    Bang for the buck

    money is not an issue when it comes to education

    Will enjoy being here

    I enjoy being around new people so this will be a good experience

    Will learn a lot

    This school looks like it has a wide variety of classes to choose from

  • 04/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 13 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I personally have never encountered any problems, but there are occasional e-mails reporting about stuff being stolen out of apartments and cars/properties being vandalized. Also, my roommate had previously had a stalker issue as well, but luckily nothing bad happened.

    What to do for fun

    It you like outdoor sports, this is where it's at. If not, you can always drive to Boise or Salt Lake (or L.A if you are that desperate to get away) for the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    It used to be pretty bad but the organizer (Chartwells) have step up their game. The main dinning hall is in Turner and unless you live there, it's impossible to eat all of the meal plans in one semester. Also there have been more chain fast food stores that have opened up in the Student Union and the Rendezvous and those are decent. You technically can't cook in the dorms but I commonly see it happen.

    Dorm Life

    In the Rendezvous (one of the dorm halls), half of the building is for classrooms and the other half is for dorms. It's a suite and you get your own room, but have to share the bathroom, kitchen, living room, and washer & dryer with 2-3 other roommates. Free wi-fi everywhere, a computer lab and a convenient store downstairs for late night snacking. Also, there are study rooms in the dorm portion so you will always have a quiet space to study.

    Academic Rigor

    This really depends on the department and the professor. In general, you have to put a lot more work in math and science classes and can usually get by without much effort in other classes. There are a few professor that I have had who I personally think should not teach (they know their thing but they have no clue how to teach it to a bunch of freshmen/sophomores) but most of the ones I had are great.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's cold and windy for most part of the school year so be sure to pack warm clothes. Even if you live on-campus, a car is necessary to get groceries and go anywhere off campus. Talk to advisors before signing for classes.

    In three sentences

    This is a great college for those interested in health science (it has the only pharmacy school in Idaho) and the education program. It's a little out of the way but the location has it's charms. There are a lot more non-traditional students here than compared to other universities, which can be pro and a con depending on how you look at it, for me it's always fun chatting with people from different age groups and backgrounds.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    While there haven't been anything too outrageous, there had been some burglaries, stalking, and car vandalism issues. However, ISU is located in Pocatello so it's a pretty safe city.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many organizations (ASISU, Housing, different clubs) that will host activities on campus throughout the year. There's at least one thing to go to every week. The clubs are a little more sparse. The only major ones here are the language/culture-related or sports-related ones.

    Great for these types of students

    It's great for science, health-science majors. Their pharmacy and nursing programs are also commendable so students interested in those areas should definitely look into ISU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's an arch in lower campus that every student walks through when they enter the school. Then when they graduate, they walk out through the same arch to memorialize the the time they have spent at ISU.

    Bang for the buck

    Compared to many schools in America, ISU is pretty inexpensive. I have heard some of the students say that ISU costs less as an out-of-state student than as an in-state student at their home state.

    What to do for fun

    There are a lot of outdoor activities that's really close to Pocatello: hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, rafting, etc. If you are not into outdoor things, there's a free movie theater on campus and free gym. There's also a mall close-by, but many people prefer to drive to Boise (3-4 hours away) or Salt Lake City (2-3 hours away).

    Food and Dining

    On campus dining is mostly fast food or snacks. Not that great, but it's the same at most universities. Off campus: it's Pocatello, there's not going to be that many choices. There's the usual American/fast food restaurants. There are also a surprising amount of Chinese places here (4, 5), and 2 Japanese places. Otherwise, there is not a lot of diversity.

    Dorm Life

    The RAs and Housing really put an effort in involving all the residents in activities and games. The dorms are also pretty safe and a good place to hang out with friends or study. The Rendezvous is the best on campus dorm. It's the newest, have a computer lab, food court, close to a lot of classrooms, lots of study rooms, and individual rooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major, there is a lot of discrepancy in this area. Non-science related majors tend to have it pretty easy. Their course load is relatively light. On the other hand, science-majors can get really busy during the school year. They actually need to study and do all the assignments to get a good grade.

    Tips for prospective students

    It'll be more convenient to have your own car here since you won't want to spend all the weekends/holidays on campus. Also, remember to apply to the college before the scholarship deadline (sometime in February). You don't have to fill out any extra applications for those scholarships, they are automatically given depending on your GPA, ACT scores, etc. If you are interested in science research, go talk to your professors. Unlike most universities, ISU allows freshmen to do undergraduate research. You might not be doing much as a freshman, but you'll be in a lab and observing some very cool lab experiments.

    In three sentences

    ISU have some of the best undergraduate level research opportunities in the West. It's a great university for science or health-science majors. Great teachers, classes, and environment!

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Several are offered but i have not joined any.

    Great for these types of students

    Any

    Bang for the buck

    The college is higher priced the another not far away, but for me it is the location that off sets the cost.

    What to do for fun

    The college offers various performances and activities as well as a on campus museum.

    Food and Dining

    Every thing I have eaten on campus was delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I am not living in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    I have found he classes challenging and the professors very willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Meet with an adviser and map out a plan to accomplish your goal in the quickest tiem possible.

    In three sentences

    I have enjoyed the teachers and classes. The staff has been very helpful with any questions and has given sound advice when requested. As a non-traditional student, I have at home on this campus.

  • 05/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If your a science, pre-med major ISU is great for you because it does focus mainly on the sciences which is nice for in state students trying to find a decent priced school that will focus on them.

    Bang for the buck

    ISU is pretty good about giving you what you ask for and they also have some decent scholarships which make up for the price you pay because they do try to get you covered when it comes to money.

    What to do for fun

    There are multiple things to do on campus that don't require you to pay anything: the rock wall, the ISU Bengal Theater, the gym, and sporting events. These all give something to do because the Bengal is always having a movie playing. If you like plays the campus has a nice auditorium which is fun to go watch them in but they do cost some money but as long as you bring your student ID it is a decent price. Pocatello itself isn't very impressive. It gives you some amazing food options but the shopping isn't very good but a 45 min drive away is Idaho Falls which makes up for the shopping pretty well. If you are going there to stay up late pretty much everything closes at 9 o'clock during the week and around 5 on Sunday so be prepared that Pocatello does not have many place to go after midnight.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria food isn't the greatest but it does give you options so that it's not all terrible. But besides the cafeteria ISU has Jamba Juice, Einstein Bros. Bagelry, a sushi place, and then the Rendezvous food court, which makes up for the cafeteria food not being the greatest.

    Dorm Life

    I love my dorm. I live in Rendezvous Suites which I say if your willing to pay the extra money I would try to live their because it is definitely a lot quieter than in the other dorms. You also get a washer and dryer in your dorm that doesn't cost money which is almost nice because the 500 dollars extra your spending you save by not having to pay for your laundry. The dorm is a great way to make new friends and their is RHA which gets you involved in the setting up activities for the students that live on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The rigor of the school depends on the classes you take. I'm an honors student which leads me to take harder classes on my own time so I would say that the school can range between three stars and five stars because the classes are based on the level that you as a student are at rather than a whole bunch of students.

    Tips for prospective students

    For future students don't try to overload your schedule because you want to give yourself time so that you can have fun and enjoy the events. I also recommend that you go to sporting events and activities that the student board puts on because they are definitely helpful to relax and meet people. I suggest that you also look into the honor's program because it does give out scholarships and gets you into smaller general classes which are nice.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State offers multiple levels of classes so that if you are a hard-working academic it allows you to take classes that will challenge you while if you struggle with some classes you can take an easier class that doesn't challenge as much. This accommodates for everybody so that no one is left out but rather challenged in their own way. I like Idaho State based on the college itself and not just the town.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Lots of ways to call for help even if you don't have a phone. There's emergency phones and places to go if anything happens. I feel safe at ISU each time I go.

    Greek Life

    I see Greek leaders around the campus accepting more new members and selling things in fundraisers and they all seem friendly and patient. Not sure how things are in one however.

    Clubs and Activities

    I was unable to be in a club but met with some of the leaders and seems like everyone was nice. There's a wide variety from an anime club to a robotics club. Activities are too numerous to count, it's sometimes hard to be bored there.

    Great for these types of students

    I saw a very wide range of students. There's many students even from other countries and it seems to be a nice place for just about anyone to be comfortable in. The book worm and the jock will both find it a good place to be as with many other types of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There's a place up on a hill called The Pillars where there's some old pillars. It's an amazing view and a good climb. Tradition is to take your sweetheart there to show that you'll always be together.

    Bang for the buck

    Free counseling, sometimes free food and entertainment, free movies, seems good to me. As for the academic part, well worth the money for how the professors are.

    What to do for fun

    There's lots of clubs and activities during the year. In the Student Union building there's a bowling alley, pool tables, small arcade, and a craft shop all in only one part of the building. There's a field called the quad where there's sometimes live music during events and people play frisbee and other simple games to pass the time during class or to clear their head. There's also a theater where students watch movies for free. There's also a gym with a pool, the second biggest indoor rock wall climb in a university, and plenty of fun ways to work out.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good but if you live in the dorms, I'm told not to get the meal plan. People on the meal plan for the dorms complained about it making them feel sick. The other food places are fairly good though overall. Price hurts the wallet though.

    Dorm Life

    I didn't get to live in the dorms, but I talked to a few people about it and seems like a nice place to live in. Some say its a home away from home but also a place to escape.

    Academic Rigor

    Greatly depends on what classes you take but many instructors are willing to help you if you get in a hard place.

    Tips for prospective students

    The counseling office is willing to help you with many things to secure your future more from helping you schedule the right classes to having practice interviews for jobs. There's also free counseling for overstressed students. The library has a staff that's eager to help with research, it's worth going and getting help if need be. The staff is nice so ask around if you get lost or need help.

    In three sentences

    My first year was, at first, scary but then the staff and professors helped me out a lot. The Campus is beautiful with working computer labs and a helpful library staff. There's some recognized experts with experience that teach classes as well.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 105

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There is always an event to go to at ISU, so my favorite thing is to go the Performing Arts Center and watch the dances.

    Food and Dining

    Once again I live off campus, but I have tasted the food on campus and it is wonderful!

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus so no dorm life for me!

    Academic Rigor

    ISU's professors, students, and advisors have all been there for me and have motivated toward my goal of becoming an anesthesiologist!

    In three sentences

    In a five star rating, I would have to rate ISU a FIVE! My experience here has been great so far! I have learned so much and looking forward to learning more!

  • 11/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 19 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is easy to contact if they are needed, they help with almost anything. I've seen them unlock doors for a friend who locked her keys in a room on accident. They jump start cars if neeeded, and they are very kind people.

    What to do for fun

    There have been a lot of activities this semester for students to join in. They are so fun! Turkey bowling, Zumba, and Trunk or Treat are some of the ones I have participated in, and they made the day so much more fun!

    Food and Dining

    Excellent staff and food at Idaho Falls ISU. I go there almost every day for lunch or for coffee.

    Dorm Life

    There are no dorms at the Idaho Falls campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are very simple to understand, just making sure that we read the book as we go along in any class is the only part to worry about.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always meet with both an Academic Advisor and a Financial Aid Advisor before enrolling, so you know what to expect. Don't take too hard of classes in your first semester, it is a bit overwhelming.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University - Idaho Falls, is a great place to meet new people, and be able to study with closer groups. The professors are capable of helping each student individually if needed, as well as tutors. There is a wonderful feeling of community and understanding at this campus, that makes you want to get involved.

  • 01/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is always around and does their best to help out with any problems and disturbances. I have respect for them and they are always kind and helpful. Whether it is car troubles, a stranger or just something someone doesn't like, they will do their best to help out.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs on campus but two that stuck out to me were the anime and fencing clubs which are both great. For activities, there are always things to do like giant water slides, games on ice or including ice, and games inside that are really creative and different.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are two unusual locations that always stick out to me. The first one is the pillars located on top of the mountain. They are a nice quiet place to go and relax and have some quiet time. Another is a little garden kind of hidden away by Rendezvous. Both of the places are quiet and relaxing and there is never anyone there.

    Bang for the buck

    What it all gets down to is the education and degrees. If the student puts the time in, they can learn a lot and earn a degree in a reasonable amount of time. It isn't very expensive for tuition compared to other places and you get an excellent degree out of it.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many things to do! First of all, there is the movie theater that is free to students that shows 3 movies each week. The Student Union Building also has many things, including: arcade, bowling alley, pool tables, ping pong and a book store. Each hall has pianos and game tables like pool, air hockey and ping pong. Each dorm hall also has a television room with a big screen where students can hang out.

    Food and Dining

    I love all the food on campus! Turner has amazing food and beverages along with helpful service and a nice atmosphere. Rendezvous also has many places to catch a bite to eat located within. The convenience store and grill happen to be my two favorite places in Rendezvous.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is the best life. I have absolutely no problem with living on campus. I am closer to the activities and dining halls, and most importantly, the classes. Being located by classes means that I don't have to wake up too early or drive in bad weather to attend my classes. It might be more expensive to live on campus but I save on gas and time. There are ups and downs (like all the rules and regulations) but it is fine in the end.

    Academic Rigor

    The difficulty of Idaho State University is exactly what is expected. It is all dependent on the student and their match with a course and their motivation. There are obviously some classes that are not simple but if the student puts the time and effort in, they should pass with minimal stress.

    Tips for prospective students

    The professors are willing to take time to help each individual student with any questions or problems. The aides for the professors are always available, willing to help and know what they are doing as well. Also, if there are any issues with reaching deadlines due to any problems, there is always some leniency and willingness to work around the problems.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University has an amazing student-driven community! It seems as if everyone takes an interest in each others lives, including professors and resident assistants. And if that isn't enough, there are some dorms located on campus that are small enough that everyone who is a resident feels like part of a family.

  • 06/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 105

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    Campus Safety

    Five stars for the fifth safest campus in the nation! Way to go ISU!

    Clubs and Activities

    ISU offers over 150 clubs and has an activities calendar that helps you know what's going on when and where you can get in on the fun!

    Great for these types of students

    ISU welcomes all students! International, local, returning, and more!

    Bang for the buck

    ISU was rated 15 in the lowest tuition cost with the highest starting salaries!

    What to do for fun

    Student activities, clubs, concerts, game rooms, night life and more! There is always something fun to do at ISU!

    Food and Dining

    Three locations on campus offer variety and a great way to socialize.

    Dorm Life

    Living on campus is one monumental step when going to college. Here at ISU living on campus is a great experience that a student never forgets or regrets!

    Academic Rigor

    ISU is a Carnegie Research University and holds academic excellence in high regard.

  • 08/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    One of the safest places in America!

    Greek Life

    Very small, almost non-existent.

    Clubs and Activities

    Newly renovated Rendezvous Student Center, with lots of modern classrooms and meal options. Also newly renovated Reed Gym, with state of the art workout facility and amazing indoor climbing gym!

    Great for these types of students

    Undergrads focusing on studies, non-traditional students looking for low cost, and graduate students in biology and geology.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus quad bustles with activity during the school year. Red Hill offers hiking and nature within minutes of campus. Holt Arena is home to football, basketball, and other offerings.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the lowest in-state tuitions in country. Pocatello is probably one of the best college towns in US for low cost living.

    What to do for fun

    No better place for skiing, biking, hiking, climbing, and all that is outdoors. Consistently one of the top ten places for fishing and hunting. Small, quaint downtown area, and very pleasant, serene campus.

    Food and Dining

    Nothing fancy, but very accessible, basic, and cost efficient options.

    Dorm Life

    Limited dorm options, but plenty of incredibly affordable, nice off campus options.

    Academic Rigor

    Good, solid programs in all areas. Plenty of online study options.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus to discover a hidden gem in education. Great place to begin studies as undergraduate, or focus on graduate studies. Easy gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, close to Salt Lake City and lots of other amazing outdoor destinations!

    In three sentences

    Idaho State is located in the mid-size town of Pocatello, a quiet, peaceful place to focus on studies. The campus is clean, easy to live, and commuter friendly. Great location to discover the outdoors and mountain west living!

  • 09/18/2011

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Will enjoy being here

    This place looks fantastic! I can't wait to apply. I'm really psyched that it is so pretty.

  • 12/29/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    it has a great nursing program i heard it was the best in Idaho.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't procrastinate and do study when your are suppose to it helps

    Am enjoying being here

    everyone gets along and if we don't know each other sooner or later we will. i made lots of friends in my first semester

    Am learning a lot

    yes i have trouble but i actually learn a lot

  • 01/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go out with the friends to eat or to places outdoor to get out your energy you have and interact with different people playing sports.

    Food and Dining

    food is always important to live and have a dinning table where to eat with the family and have a peaceful place.

    Dorm Life

    it is sometimes to get to live in a dorm because your so use to your house and family but there a point that life comes and need to live it alone.

    Academic Rigor

    to never give up on homework even though if it is sometimes hard to do it there's always help to get it done.

    Tips for prospective students

    TO ALWAYS BE IN CLASS NEVER GIVING UP ON WORK OR SCHOOL. BECAUSE IF WE WANT TO HAVE A BETTER FUTURE WE NEED TO GIVE OUR BEST TO OUR SELF AND FOR THE PEOPLE THAT SURROUND US.

    In three sentences

    ITS A VERY GOOD SCHOOL THAT TEACHES YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE FUTURE TO HELP YOU ON YOUR CAREER. I RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL.

  • 01/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    there is public safety, which is our version of the police, everywhere. i feel safe walking on campus at any time of the day.

    Great for these types of students

    this university is great for people that want a good studios atmosphere as well as plenty of fun things to do. we have one of the best programs in physical therapy as well as pharmacy.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    there is the traditional true bengal that is done at the pillars on red hill in pocatello. this is a favorite of many students, taking a night hike up a trail with that special someone.

    Bang for the buck

    i find everything to be really cheap. i mean, we are talking idaho here. in comparison to other university towns, things are cheap.

    What to do for fun

    there are so many outdoor activities, including biking, mountain climbing, rock climbing, beautiful hikes, etc. it is one of the best places to be for outdoor activities.

    Food and Dining

    it took me a few weeks to find the hidden restaurants that were so good here in pocatello, but once i did i have a hard time not eating out at least once a week.

    Dorm Life

    you are provided with the opportunity to attend activities constantly but are also given the appropriate atmosphere to study when needed. i met friends in the dorms that will last a lifetime.

    Academic Rigor

    i think the academic rigor definitely depends on what program you are in here at idaho state university but the accounting program is difficult, but rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    my tips for prospective students would be to be prepared from the beginning. i came into my first couple semesters with no idea how to study, but if i would have remained focused i could have improved my grades drastically.

    In three sentences

    idaho state university is a good school, with high standards in academics. the professors at this university will help in any way possible to get you the best grade and the knowledge of the subject along with it. i would recommend this school to anyone with the desire to learn.

  • 02/01/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    skiing, bowling, snowmobiling, and lots more because it is idaho!

    Food and Dining

    great food and there are lots of little cheap restaurants around too.

    Dorm Life

    not bad some like it some don't.

    Tips for prospective students

    take a tour and you will have a 90% chance of being sold.

    In three sentences

    it is one of the top medical schools and it has bengal pride and power. it has a tech program plus just about any other school that you can be interested in. it is a medium sized school with good solid surroundings.

  • 02/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    0 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 105

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    Campus Safety

    i always see campus police about, and they're very good about checking parking. another reason to be careful about how you park!

    Greek Life

    i've never been involved.

    Clubs and Activities

    i've contacted a few clubs for meeting times, but they have not gotten back with me. i hope they're just busy. that's been my only experience with clubs. there's always a full calendar of events going on. went to the 'frozen luau' event on the seventeenth.

    Great for these types of students

    both sciences and humanities, has strong programs for either types of majors. very good for nursing students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the red clay hill is interesting, there's a trail to walk to the top of the hill where theres a little arch.

    Bang for the buck

    university is expensive anyway, but it's worth it for the major i'm intending to declare.

    What to do for fun

    the sub. has bowling and games and such.

    Food and Dining

    there are fast food and a few diners around the edge of campus. the places to eat in the rendevous center are pretty good, and priced well.

    Dorm Life

    close to classes.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are engaging and some professors are harder to please than others. level of work is appropriate according to class description.

    Tips for prospective students

    either live on campus, or know where you will park. don't skip classes! i can't count the amount of people who only show up for a few classes per semester and then are suprised when they fail. be in good heath. you will walk most places as it's easiest to do so.

    In three sentences

    my classes are all within around twenty minutes of walking, so that is great. of the professors i have had so far, they are of quality. wish there was the free parking in the holt arena again.

  • 02/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    lots of outdoor recreation actvities! besides visiting the art galleries in downtown.

    Food and Dining

    food is good! we have 3 food centers that provide us with fresh food every day!

    Dorm Life

    i'v heard its nice and affordable!

    Academic Rigor

    you will have to set some of your free time to study! we have a lot of homework here!

    Tips for prospective students

    be cool and relaxed. everbody here are work hard students.

    In three sentences

    it's a small fun school that pays attention to all its students. its programs are very interesting and i enjoy the way classes are taught.

  • 02/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    no greek life

    Bang for the buck

    life here is really cheap compared to big cities.

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of outdoor activities. winter sports are big here since most of the year is spent covered in snow. in the short summer seasons, there are water activities, outdoor activites like camping and hiking, and lots of hunting. the men's and women's basketball team are the big attractions of the school.

    Food and Dining

    though they have a cafeteria, the system is only focused on dorm residents.

    Dorm Life

    though i have not experienced the dorm life at this campus, i have noticed there are activities going on every week. the student council groups are always in the hallways advertising for something trying to get more students to attend. free movies are played at the theater on campus. from the pictures online, the dorms seem to be adequate for single students.

    Academic Rigor

    i hate history. but the history instructor here has managed to grasp my attention, and was able to convey the message to where it was easy for me to learn. i have never taken a history class quite like it. for all the other classes: the instoructors covered all the material in depth, answered all our questions, and maintained a learning-friendly atmosphere.

    Tips for prospective students

    it gets very cold here in idaho, so make sure to have lots of warm clothe. most of the fun things to do in idaho are outdoor activities. if you are looking for face-to-face time with the instructor, the class sizes are small enough and teachers are willing to make additional time as well.

    In three sentences

    it's a smaller university where the teahers are able to give more time to individual students. it is great for those focused on learning and completing their degree as soon as possible. the ampus is located in the middle of the town where there is plenty of things to do, and everything is walking distance.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    very protected 24/7

    Greek Life

    not much

    Clubs and Activities

    allot of clubs and activities around the campus always being involved.

    Great for these types of students

    for students that want still undecided what they want for there major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    we play soccer every year and basketball 1 on 1

    Bang for the buck

    very good place cheap

    What to do for fun

    there is allot of hiking, fishing, and hunting all this is fun doing.

    Food and Dining

    very good healthy food.

    Dorm Life

    i have never stayed in a dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    very good help in this school.

    Tips for prospective students

    to come here to start your major.

    In three sentences

    its a very good school to start your career there is allot of involvement and clubs

  • 04/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ISU has a pretty safe campus. Key cards are required to get into most dorms, and even the computer labs after dark. It is a dry campus, and, though some people drink, it is uncommon to see drunk people walking around campus.

    Greek Life

    There are a few sororities and fraternities on campus. One thing that I like is that they are very into community service. I don't know much else about them, except that they are very accepting of a lot of different kinds of people.

    Great for these types of students

    All kinds of students are welcomed here. We have your traditional just-out-of-high-school students, international students, non-traditional students, and students from every walk of life.

    Bang for the buck

    Overall, ISU is a great school that is definitely worth the money. It is a public school, so it is cheap compared to a lot of the private schools out there.

    What to do for fun

    Join clubs. There are tons of clubs all over campus! Also, there are a lot of on campus events to go to! My favorite events are the different international nights put on by the International Student Associations. They are so much fun, and have entertainment and food from all over the world..

    Food and Dining

    The food isnt usually great at the all you can eat buffet diner on campus. It is edible, and sometimes it was actually good. The grill in the Rendezvous is good, and the new food areas in the Sub are actually very good.

    Dorm Life

    ISU does a great job getting good RAs that will be helpful and creative when it comes to planning dorm events. Also, the on campus dorms are pretty nice, especially the Rendezvous!

    Academic Rigor

    ISU has some amazing classes and professors. The classes can be difficult, but are well worth the effort. The professors do a good job trying to make the classes fun and interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sign up as early as you can. Get in contact with a recruiter. They know a lot of information about the campus. They can also help you find scholarships, and know who to talk to for just about anything!

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is a great school. While Pocatello doesn't really have too much to do, there is a lot to do in the surrounding areas, and ISU has a lot of things to do on campus. The professors are great!

  • 04/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    look carefully at the requirements for your major. Make sure you take all the goal classes you need.

    In three sentences

    I decent school that can be very affordable for Idaho residents. It can be affordable for out of state students as well.

  • 06/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    the public safety is always on top of everything and lets students know whats going on immediately.

    Great for these types of students

    Everyone

    What to do for fun

    Its a Great school for those who love the outdoors, because there a numorus activities to do, most of which are within 30 minutes from the college

    Tips for prospective students

    Take Math 1108( if you have to) during the summer where there is no computer work involved.

    In three sentences

    It's a good school to get started at. The Academic services are most excellent in helping students finding free tutoring. The only Problem is the Math 1108 course has a low success rate because it is online.

  • 06/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I my self have had no bad experiences, however, it seems like every week an e-mail is sent out warning the students about cars being broken into, assaults, sexual assaults, or what ever else, so...for me its been alright, but I guess it just depends.

    Greek Life

    No clue.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I said, Lots of clubs and activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Whoever wants to attend, really.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None that I've seen.

    Bang for the buck

    If you're going to buy your books, then do so online or somewhere else. The on-campus bookstores are complete rip-offs. They will sell you a book for $200, and you can take extremely good care of that book and sell it back at the end of the semester in perfect condition, but don't expect to make anymore than $20 off of it.

    What to do for fun

    There are numerous on campus clubs and fraternities, that you could join, that have their own activities that they are involved in. Also, there is a theater with some pretty good plays, and every so often celebrities will visit. Keenan and Peele and Gabriel Iglesias both made appearances.

    Food and Dining

    I usually eat off campus because I hear it's cheaper. With that being said I haven't actually tried the food so I really can't rate.

    Dorm Life

    I don't actually live in the dorms, however, I have visited some of my friend in their dorms and from my experience I can honestly say if you are not a fan of extremely small spaces, then stay away from the dorms. The ones I visited felt about 6ft by 6ft.

    Academic Rigor

    As stated above, some professors are really good and will be very thorough in their teachings, where as others, will tend to just not care.

    Tips for prospective students

    Ask around about what teachers are good, because there are those who act like they're being forced to show up and really don't care whether or not you learn. Always visit your classes before you start attending so when school starts up you won't get lost.

    In three sentences

    Tuition is cheaper than most other universities. Some professors are really good, while others just seem to not care. The multitude of buildings seem intimidating at first, but they're really not the bad and navigating around becomes really easy after your first year.

  • 06/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Always seek the help you need! You pay for it, use it!

    In three sentences

    ISU offers many degree options for its students. The staff is great. There are tons of free and cheap activities around campus.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is fantastic for all types of students. The diversity on campus is overwhelming. International students from all over the world, different races and cultures, join to make a strong community, all striving for education.

    Bang for the buck

    ISU is awesomely efficient for how much you are spending.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club or walk to a coffee shop to talk with friends. There's lots of things going on at ISU, it's just time to find them. And hey, if you don't have the effort, sometimes they'll find you.

    Food and Dining

    There's wide availability on what to eat and drink on campus, although not always for the best prices.

    Dorm Life

    It is definitely convenient to be able to wake up and go downstairs to class.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors at ISU are for the most part caring, and definitely love to educate.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be certain to be on the school's case about anything and everything administrative; your application, your financial aid, even your transcripts.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is cheap. Idaho State University is sometimes efficient. Idaho State University is negligent and overlooking.

  • 06/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe, if you are walking out at night, there are these stations where you can call, Public Safety. The name says it all, if you feel unsafe, usually at night, you can call them and they'll escort you to wherever you are going (on campus), even to your car. Also, the entire campus is alerted if a threat is learned. Furthermore, the campus safety also work for the local police department, so if something goes on, chances are it will be taken care of almost immediately. You are pretty safe no matter where you are on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Idaho State University has so many clubs available, you will be interested in at least one, if not more. There is almost always something going on, so not having fun is not a possibility.

    Great for these types of students

    Idaho State University is a place that will build your most treasured memories. Anyone who will attend is guaranteed to have a blast.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    As far as that is known, there are not many unusual things that occur on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    There are several things on campus that are extremely cheap available to students, compared to the outside world, so it would be a good idea to take advantage of those. Though college is expensive, you are able to do things you probably could not do in the past because it was too expensive.

    What to do for fun

    Go to special events on campus, if you're interested. If there is a trip opportunity, take it. Explore departments you have never been to, you might get a class in that department. Join into some sports, Idaho State University has just about any sport you could play. Take advantage of the campus gym. Go out and make friends.

    Food and Dining

    There are many items to choose from on campus, during the times it's available. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are served at proper times and it is also a chance to meet more people. The quality is great and the cooks do a really good job. Depending on your meal plan, you could save a lot of money on groceries.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is awesome. It is well organized and the university places you with another student who shares the same interests as you, even personality. It is very easy to get along with roommates, and your roommate(s) might become your best friend(s). Also, there are gatherings every so often to help you know the other residents better.

    Academic Rigor

    Idaho State University has many majors and great programs to study in. If you are planning to attend this university, the program you want to study will most likely be available.

    Tips for prospective students

    First and foremost, go to class. You're paying for it, so best to make it worth while, even if you don't want to. Second, join a club or two. It can get your name out there and it's a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Third, go to home games. It boosts the fun of college. Fourth and logically, be responsible. You're on your own in college, so being lazy or procrastinating doesn't pay off. Fifth, find a way to balance your time. Don't sit in your dorm studying your brain to death, go out and have fun too. That's where responsibility comes in. Sixth, don't hesitate to ask your professor a question inside and outside class. There's a reason they're working there in the first place: to help. Overall, have fun. College can be stressful, but some of your best memories can come from college.

    In three sentences

    Such a marvelous university. The school spirit is phenomenal and the many opportunities makes attending this university an absolute blast. Many friends can easily be made here.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety patrols all night. everyone is super friendly and it is a super safe campus.

    Greek Life

    1 fraternity, 1 sorority.

    Clubs and Activities

    lacrosse, rugby, ultimate frisbee, football, basketball, etc.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    March though the arc is for all freshman True bangal a night where you kiss someone at the pilars at midnight of spirit week.

    What to do for fun

    There are free movies on campus, there are club sports you can join. Games you can go to. arcade and bowling ally in the sub

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall serves decent good but the food courts have delicious food served through out the week.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is fun, they have lots of activities you can do with your floor through out the year

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are very caring and want to help you succeed in whatever your dreams may be. They make class fun and exciting, causing you to want to go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to your classes and get involved with the college community

    In three sentences

    Idaho State is a wonderful college with excellent classes. It has well knowledge and caring teachers. It is filled with fun and friendly students.

  • 06/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is very safe and they send out emails to every student anytime anything happens so everyone is always very aware of what is going on.

    What to do for fun

    They have all sorts of activies like sports, dances, carnivals or game nights.

    Food and Dining

    Since I do not live one campus I do not have a meal plan however, I have been to the dining area and know that there is a lot to choose from and from research I also know that there meal plans are very affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I do not live in a dorm but from researching them I know that they are very nice and inexpensive.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the professor, I have had some classes that were difficult but some that were super simple.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan ahead. Register for classes early. Study.

    In three sentences

    This school has a lot of activities for the students to participate in and is very willing to help students with whatever they need. The one down side is that it is hard to obtain your degree without travelling to the main Pocatell Campus.

  • 06/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Idaho Stat University always has things going on on campus. If there is nothing going on though I go to Bengal Theatre or the bowling ally in the Student Union Building.

    Food and Dining

    The food in Rendezvous is great. The food in the cafeteria is like all cafeterias having its good days and it's bad days.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. It is a great chance to meet new people and try new things.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are great and will always help. If you need though a lot of help and don't want to ask the teachers there is labs that are always willing to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Idaho State University has a great atmosphere. Take only the amount of classes that you can handle and have fun.

    In three sentences

    This school is a great school where the teachers care about you. There is always someone to help you if you need it. There is always something going on so you can't get bored.

  • 06/28/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    Um, I know there was a gun show on campus, if that interests you. Its an Idaho school, so gun shows shouldn't surprise you. I think it happens twice a year every year there.

    What to do for fun

    Just find what interests you and go for it, is my best advice.

    Food and Dining

    Never experienced this either. Looking forward too though.

    Dorm Life

    I am married and have not experienced dorm life at ISU. I think it probably is fun for those undergraduate students who are single. I can not give it a one, because dorm life is never a 1, but I can not give it a five because I have not experienced it.

    Academic Rigor

    I plan to take courses here, and I assume they are hard. Being a Post Baccalaureate student I have different expectations of academics then others. I can not give it a one because I haven't experienced it, and i can not give it five because of the same reason.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study hard in your classes, but also be well rounded in your needs. It will always make college life more fun. Be focused for your school work.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is a great university, little known for its acceptance of Post Baccalaureate students. It has most of the programs you would find at a tier 1 school but for half the price. They have many of the events you would expect at a University.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There is a greek life, while small they have great efforts and impacts through their participation in different philanthropic events.

    Great for these types of students

    Nursing students, Anthropology students and natural history, outdoor education, business, students interested in science based fields of study. ISU does participate heavily in research for students and faculty.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The pillars! An easy hike with great views of Pocatello and on homecoming night students walk up and kiss for luck for the year. That is when you become a True Bengal.

    What to do for fun

    If you love the outdoors than ISU is perfect. There is a world class ski hill 25 minutes from campus, an outdoor adventure center that will rent any equipment for all outdoor sports. Live music in the summer, greek life, theater and concerts are a few activities that go on during the school year. ISU also has a great student movie theater.

    Tips for prospective students

    There are many majors at ISU, but not all, in the health field in particular, while there is an excellent nursing program many of the other programs require students to leave ISU. If you are interested in the healthcare field make sure ISU can prepare you for what it is that you want to do.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State has a learning environment that welcomes all types of students, young or old, continuing education or getting their first degree. There are resources for students who need tutors in all academic areas. ISU can give students a good base in many fields of study.

  • 07/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    It takes Public Safety at least 1 hour to respond to phone calls and emergencies.

    Bang for the buck

    Too much money for a terrible education

    What to do for fun

    Nothing fun to do in Pocatello, ID

    Food and Dining

    Charter is their main caterer and they are very gross.

    Dorm Life

    NA- I never lived in the dorms.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you can help it, go to a different school.

    In three sentences

    The tuition is too high, and getting higher. The education they offer is way below expectations. Most of the teachers seem to hate their jobs.

  • 07/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ISU take campus safety very seriously. They send E-mails if there are any safety issues you need to be aware of. They all so have campus alarms and phones if you need to report any safety violations.

    Bang for the buck

    I have not personally found anything (bang for the buck) my years attending ISU.

    What to do for fun

    The university provides many activities for students to enjoy.

    Food and Dining

    The University has a nice cafeteria, but I prefer to prepare my own meals.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I spend five days a week on classes and homework, and the weekends are free. But only if I was faithful to my schooling during the week.

    Tips for prospective students

    Use the resources the University provides for you. Go talk to the professors face to face (when they see you put in effort so will they). Be open minded and go talk to the front desk when you have a problem.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is all about being involved. They have many extra curricular activities. They want you to get what you pay for.

  • 07/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    ISU has an amazing pharmacy program and an excellent nursing program. ISU is also very good for anyone who wants to enjoy small town living while attending a good school.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of international students at ISU. Which may seem odd for a small town in Idaho, but the different clubs put on international nights which allow you to sample the different foods and cultures.

    What to do for fun

    ISU is best for people who enjoy the outdoors. But there are usually student activities going on on-campus as well.

    Food and Dining

    The food is ok, but expensive. I would suggest cooking your own.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are hard, some are not.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take classes that you enjoy to find your major. You will be happier if you like your job.

    In three sentences

    ISU is a good school in a small town. I love it here.

  • 07/22/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    Safe and quiet

    Great for these types of students

    Great for non-traditional students, working parents, etc

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is relatively inexpensive

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of activities to participate in on-campus. Off-campus life is much less eventful.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buy a parking pass because they will rip you off with parking tickets!

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is located in a small community with good values. ISU's campus is small but beautiful. There are a lot of non-traditional students.

  • 07/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    ISU is a really safe campus in my experience.

    What to do for fun

    ISU is located in Pocatello, ID. On campus there are a few hiking trails and a movie theater. There is also the Stephens Performing Arts Center which features different theater, music and dance performances throughout the year. The campus is also only a couple hours away from Yellowstone and plenty of other outdoor recreation areas. The Idaho State Museum is also only about an hour away and features many different exhibits throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    It's ok. I have had better food at other campuses but it isn't bad. In the spring they added some new places on campus to eat and there are restaurants just off campus that are within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms here.

    Tips for prospective students

    For prospective students, do not be afraid to ask questions. It is the only way that a person can know if they are on the right path and going in the right direction. Do not be afraid to question the advice the counselors give you and to make sure it is really the advice you need to accomplish the goals you have set for yourself.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is a campus comprising of students from many diverse backgrounds. It is a college with a long history and is proud of that history. It is a college whose staff tries to do their best at providing the students with a rich and rewarding college experience.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I have never felt threatened on campus. I feel that Idaho State has worked hard to stay crime free. There are Public Safety officers who patrol campus, and plenty of places for emergency poles.

    Greek Life

    Almost nonexistent. If Greek life is what you want during your college years, do not come to Idaho State.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't really have time for many clubs, so I don't have that much to say on how well they do. But I have seen many on campus!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for non-traditional students, international students, and students who are looking for a good education for a great cost!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Bengal. It's a tradition once a year where students climb up a hill to the pillars overlooking the city. It happens at midnight; there are so many couples and strangers. When it turns midnight, everyone kisses someone, and then, you are a TRUE BENGAL :)

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like I get so much out of my education, without paying too much. A lot of schools cost more per year than I will have paid in 4 years at Idaho State. That is important to me!

    What to do for fun

    Camping, skiing, and hiking are all close by. Reed Gym provides plenty of equipment and classes for active folks. UPC plans lots of fun events like monthly BINGO and Concerts on the Quad. And the international groups put on festive nights with food, fashion shows, and raffles. There are SO many things to do on campus, you just have to look!

    Food and Dining

    The dining on campus is alright. Pocatello is a small town but still has some great places to dine on the weekends. Jamba Juice in the SUB is my favorite!

    Dorm Life

    My first year I lived on campus and it was a great experience. I would recommend every freshman students stay on campus their first year. It provides you with fun opportunities to go to events around campus, and it's a great way to meet people!

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on what program you are in. Some of the classes are easier, but I have taken many classes that required long hours at the library with about 6 cups of coffee. You get the grades you work for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved! College is so much more fun when you take a risk and try something new!! Keep up on your studies. It is SO easy to fall behind.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State is a small, 4-year university that provides many opportunities for students. The academics are challenging and varied. There is plenty to do on and off campus to keep you busy during your free time.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    I see the public safety officers everywhere!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are lots of intramural activities at the gym!

    Great for these types of students

    Idaho State University is great for the social types. There is always something going on and always some way to be involved.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming everyone goes on a hike up to some pillars on the mountain and they bring a special someone and have a big party!

    What to do for fun

    I love the student union building. There is so much to do there including bowling and there is also a theater. They also have a pretty cool gym nearby.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great! Nothing beats my moms cooking but it is a great and healthy menu.

    Dorm Life

    I have taken a tour of the dorms and I can honestly say I would love to live there. I love where they are located and how everything is so close to where the dorms are.

    Academic Rigor

    I haven't attended yet but from what I have heard and what I have seen from my tours it looks like students are challenged and that they get the education that they need.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to take a tour because once you visit it becomes less intimidating and easier to make a decision.

    In three sentences

    I have only been to ISU a few times since I have been accepted but so far I think it is a very friendly and positive environment. I am very excited to attend and explore my opportunities as a student. The student services are very helpful too.

  • 08/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help!

    In three sentences

    I have loved my time here at Idaho State University. The professors are great. The schooling might be tough, but well worth it.

  • 08/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Fun is al around. whether you enjoy hiking, swimming, Frisbee golf etc... there's plenty of things to do for fun.

    Food and Dining

    I make my own meals. I can't say

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    I would say it's alright. It's where it's supposed to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you really want to, if you have influence there... you can attend and enjoy it otherwise it can cause you some stress levels dealing with the administration in almost all departments. It's not funny how customer service is very terrible. I don't know about the associations between fellow employees in those departments but students are not treated very well.

    In three sentences

    Very none supportive to international students. Not smooth in the way it conducts many things; you call an office and get transferred between several calls before you reach someone that knows what they are doing. Has great programs, but ran in a very dysfunctional way

  • 08/15/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends or take some fun classes. It is good to take some time off and give the brain a break.

    Food and Dining

    No comment. I did not use their dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    No comment. I did not and will not stay at the dorms since I am married.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on who you get. I haven't began my first semester yet, but I did go through a college preparation program that they had. The teachers that I had were very nice, considerate, and always offered help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know your stuff before you go. Take the time to figure out how their online database works. Ask advice from whoever you can about career options. There is always someone to help.

    In three sentences

    I would rate Idaho State University a 9 out of 10. I rate them a 9 because they helped me get my GED, offered me a scholarship to help me get started with college, and my teachers were very helpful. I didn't rate them a 10 because sometimes who you talk to on the phone to get help with as a new student are not so friendly.

  • 08/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The campus is safe.

    Greek Life

    There is not much of a Greek life at this collage.

    Clubs and Activities

    The have holiday functions, clubs for almost anything you want and there is usually something going on each day of finals.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for all kinds of students.

    What to do for fun

    The outdoor club is excellent. There is mountain biking, hiking, camping, white water rafting, rock climbing, etc.... There is a movie theater on campus and lots of restaurants.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There are a variety of food choices for anyone.

    Dorm Life

    I haven't lived in a dorm on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses push you to excel.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are going into the nursing program expect not to know what you are doing until the first day of classes. It's inevitable, just go with the flow.

    In three sentences

    The nursing program is exceptional. The professors are tough but they make sure you learn what you need to succeed. The campus is beautiful and has many amenities.

  • 09/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is always something going on.

    Food and Dining

    I buy my own food. It is a lot cheaper than buying a meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, but I here that they are great!

    Academic Rigor

    I love it!

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you turn in your homework on time. Most professors won't tolerate late work.

    In three sentences

    I love Idaho State University. The professors are great!!!!!

  • 09/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Small Greek Life but great philanthropy!

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities to be involved with!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for anybody that is willing to learn!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    March through the Arch! Freshman walk through before school starts and you walk back through the opposite way when you graduate!

    Bang for the buck

    Go to class and any college is worth the money!

    What to do for fun

    ISU has a ton of activities going on! Anything from the movies to bingo.

    Food and Dining

    Great food for decent prices!

    Dorm Life

    No air-conditioning, but a good fan can help that!

    Academic Rigor

    Generals aren't too bad; stay caught up and it will be a breeze!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take a campus tour! They are very helpful and the people giving the tours are a lot of fun and super nice!

    In three sentences

    The people here are super nice. Campus is the perfect size. Everyone is willing to help as long as you ask for it!

  • 09/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Ultimate frisbee

    What to do for fun

    You can go bowling, swimming, the park, etc.... There is a lot of things to do here its fun

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining is awesome there is a lot of places to go out to eat.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live on campus so i wouldnt know the dorm life.

    Tips for prospective students

    Im a freshman and it is hard but once you get used to it it is so fun to be in college.

    In three sentences

    Awesome academic school. smooth organization. smart teachers.

  • 09/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    ISU has many clubs to join, and if there is not a club you like, you can always create your own, as long as you have enough members.

    Bang for the buck

    ISU is one of the cheaper schools for in-state or out-of-state tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There are tons of extra-curricular activities to participate in, including donkey basketball, family game nights, free movies and concerts-on-the-quad. The Union Program Council and Student Activities Board do a great job of hosting a variety of events and always give away free food around finals time. There are also a lot of outdoor activities around Pocatello, close to the mountains, and if you like, plenty of bars to visit (although I do not recommend this for your academic career).

    Food and Dining

    There are some great choices for food on campus. There are 2 burger places, a basic mexican food type place (tacos, burritos, nachos), a stir-fry place, an italian place, pizza, sub sandwiches, Mandalay Express, Einstein Bros. Bagels, a good variety. Of course, on campus food is usually a bit more expensive but there is also a Subway, McDonald's and Taco Bell as well as Jimmie Johns and Goody's Deli, all within walking distance.

    Academic Rigor

    In the engineering departments there are some good quality instructors, with a lot of real life experience. They expect students to be able to apply what they learn, but are willing to help outside of class. I feel the instructors really do care about the students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Prospective students need to be prepared to find parking early to avoid being late to classes unless you live in the dorms.

    In three sentences

    ISU is an improving school. It is focusing a lot on research and health professions. The class sizes and teachers are generally pretty good.

  • 09/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Depends on what you like to do. There is an outdoor adventure center on campus where you can rent things like rafts and tents if you are outdoorsy. The Student Activity Board usually has things planned during the week and weekend.

    Food and Dining

    There are two cafeterias on campus as well as several fast food restaurants across from campus. Great way to put on that freshman 15.

    Dorm Life

    I'm afraid I haven't personally experienced dorm life here, but the kids who live in the same dorm seem to share a comraderie.

    Academic Rigor

    Every college has core requirement classes you have to take in addition to your major. The classes were challenging but interesting for the most part.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms if you are single, it can be cheaper than getting an apartment close to campus. There's always something going on, you just have to find what works for you.

    In three sentences

    The buses that take you around campus also take you around town. With gas prices going up public transportation is a plus.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe,lit well and positive campus life. Lots of blue lights and campus security. Pocatello is a pretty low crime rate place where you still feel safe not locking your doors

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities actually. From indoors to ourdoors. Many to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    Medical or vocational trades

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Rendezvous building is new and like a an indoor little city. My favorite building to study in. They have made many upgrades and built new buildings and they are great. Explore and see for yourself

    Bang for the buck

    You do get GREAT medical coverage. On campus medical center is awesome and mostly free. There are many things to do that are free including discounts around town. A great new gym and facilities and an excellent education. Beautiful scenery and campus. Friendly people. Just remember we have all 4 seasons here and starting in October it starts to get cold. You will need winter gear till about March. There is a bus that stops every 15 minutes at most places around campus. But you will do a lot of walking.

    What to do for fun

    SO much! Pool and game hall,tailgates,gym and exercise classes, rock climbing wall, skating,hiking,horseback riding, concerts, dinners,on campus theatre, games, on campus bowling alley, lots of things going on all the time! Skiing and snow boarding, kayaking etc If your are outdoorsy this is the place for you. Beautiful scenery and so much to do outdoors within minutes. Not so much of a clubbing town. So if your looking for the big night life Poki is not for you.

    Food and Dining

    They have so many on campus and off campus dining choices. From Chinease to Jamba Juice bars, burger places, Gourmet food,delis all on campus. But there are also other places withn walking distance. Plus your turner hall. But many options and most really good

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus. But I know they just redid all the dorms and have new housing for students.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of yor studies! Dont fall behind because it will be hard to catch up

    Tips for prospective students

    Use all the workshops provided! They give helpful and useful information! Fill out ALL scholarships you can. Get involved with as much as possible. Stay academically on top. This school has many people who are academically on the ball because it has so many medical programs

    In three sentences

    A very diverse, helpful, medically driven, innovative School. Great campus and learning environment. Friendly people and lots of support from educators and others. A medically driven school with lots of helpful clinics and people who want to see you succeed

  • 10/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety police roll around on bicycles and cars all the time. There are call centers at many locations on campus. There is a system in place to email/text all students to warn of any problems.

    Greek Life

    There are lots to choose from. They are all pretty tame. Some are religious, some geeky, and some the typical Greek gatherings.

    Clubs and Activities

    Triathlon club. Ski club. Lots of fraternities and sororities.

    Great for these types of students

    If you've never been away from home. If you are an older student going back to school. If you are looking for affordable tuition.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman and Senior graduates have a procession line at the beginning and end of the school year through the arch of learning. It is tradition to hike the Red Cliff hill to the Greek pillars beginning of every school year. There is a smiley face bandit on campus that tags the funniest things.

    Bang for the buck

    Food in the SUB is more expensive than the Rendezvous. Bengal theater offers free movies to students. Most businesses in town offer student discounts, so don't lose your student ID.

    What to do for fun

    Go to football and volleyball games. Hike the foothills and Red Cliffs hill to the Greek pillars. Get a student season pass to Pebble Creek and ski or snowboard on the weekends.

    Food and Dining

    Get a cafeteria pass and eat at Turner for breakfast and dinner. Eat at the SUB for lunch. They just put in a new Einstein Bagels shop in the SUB.

    Dorm Life

    Live in the Rendezvous dorms your first year. Don't live in the Turner Hall dorms, they're ghetto. Get a cafeteria pass so you don't have to cook or worry about groceries.

    Academic Rigor

    I depends on your major and what classes you take. The chemistry and biology departments are pretty top-notch. There is a beautiful performing arts building with state of the art sound technology in the theater. The anatomy labs are a joke.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and talk to the financial aid office about scholarships. Live in the dorms in Rendezvous for your first year. Winter semester, don't register for classes before 10 am because it snows a lot and roads and sidewalks take a while to be cleared.

    In three sentences

    It is a small school so it is nice because everyone looks familiar. It is an older school so the facilities are not extremely up to date. It is next to awesome bike trails in the foothills and a skil hill only 20 minutes away.

  • 10/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There is alot of public safety patrol officers. they constantly watch the neighborhood and campus. very calm and quiet campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are alot of clubs offered here at ISU. If you love to do something then they have your club here.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students going into the medical field, and for students who like quiet surroundings. If you like the outdoors this is the type of campus for you.

    What to do for fun

    Mountain biking or hiking on the trails, snow boarding and skiing. Also there are a couple movie theaters along with malls. if you like finding things to do you will find it here.

    Food and Dining

    lots of different cultures are mixed here at ISU. There are Chinese, Mexican, and middle eastern restaurants. these are of course mixed with the everyday fast food restaurants we have in the United States

    Dorm Life

    It can get noisy and a little rowdy, but public safety does a great job keeping things to a minimum. The campus is now a smoke free campus along with no drinking/alcohol in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    There are alot of great top notch teachers here. I cant speak for all of them, but like every other campus you have your amazing ones and your other ones. I am very grateful and impressed with the knowledge my teachers have and how fun they make the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find things to do and be creative. Have fun and get to know those around you. Help out the community.

    In three sentences

    Nice college town, with lots of diversity. Has the four seasons, and lots of new work being done to the school. I give Idaho Sate University a 6 our of 10 rating.

  • 10/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You name it and it more then likely has it.

    Dorm Life

    I dont live in a dorm. Some of my friends have and they enjoy it.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's an awsome school I cant imagine going anywhere else.

    In three sentences

    The teachers have been very helpful and understanding.

  • 10/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Dorm Life

    I don't know much about the dorm life, because I don't live on campus. But I thought the freshman dorms were going to fall apart. They need a little TLC.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitely study for EVERYTHING. Depending on the professor, the tests are hard!

    In three sentences

    ISU is a great school. There are so many great classes! The professors are great, and they are always there to help you.

  • 10/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    There are decent food places nearby.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in the dorms, so I don't quite know.

    Academic Rigor

    These classes push you and require you to study outside of class. It's great!

    Tips for prospective students

    Classes online are a good way to go if you don't live close enough to one of ISU's campuses.

    In three sentences

    This school has multiple convenient outreach program locations. There are good teachers here who care about their students. I feel the classes I am taking are thorough and actually teach what I need to learn.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I feel safe at my campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    I don't participate in any club, but they do seem to have a lot.

    What to do for fun

    When I'm in school, all I do is study. I don't do anything 'fun'.

    Food and Dining

    Once in a while I'll buy a bottled water, but that's it. The bottled water is very tasty.

    Dorm Life

    I live at home with my husband and 4 children. I rated my dorm life a five, because I live with my family.

    Academic Rigor

    I take 12 credits a semester. It's very tough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research what you want to do, so you don't waste time on classes you don't need. I think ISU is a good collage.

    In three sentences

    ISU has a great Physical therapy program, and nursing program. I don't care about anything else. I just go to school, go home and do homework, and remind myself that I have a family I need to feed.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are safety poles around campus and at orientation public safety gives everyone their number. Also, you can always see campus police patrolling and all of the dorms have key locks on them.

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of options for every interest.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    During homecoming week, freshman trek up to the pillars and kiss someone to become a 'true Bengal.'

    Bang for the buck

    Idaho State is a good choice economically. Many students come in from out of state because in state tuition for them is more than out of state tuition for ISU.

    What to do for fun

    The movie theater on campus is free to students, so that is always what I look at first when I want to do something fun. Additionally, there are always plays, art exhibits, cultural events, and sporting events going on around campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria has good food and they offer a wide selection of options. There are also other places to eat on campus, so you can always find what you are looking for.

    Dorm Life

    In my dorm, our floor regularly goes to brunch, and our RA's always keep us up to date on events around campus, even planning some themselves.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics in general can be tough depending on your major. Some classes like chemistry and biology are naturally hard while art classes are easier. It is not unmanageable by any means though.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and if you are accepted, be sure to come to ROAR in the spring. Incoming freshman that attend are able to register for class before all other class levels, which won't happen again unless you are in the honors program, are a senior, or are a graduate student.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University has some of the best academics in the Northwest. The Pocatello campus is easy to navigate, and all of the professors and students are exceptionally kind. Idaho weather can be sporadic, but it is sunny most days.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is really good. The buildings and campus is well lit and is well kept. I have had no experiences with any kind of harm or being unsafe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Idaho State offers a program twice a week. I have attended these and they help with frequent asked questions. You can meet with a counselor one on one and ask for advice and this has helped me alot. I get to know them on a friendly basis and they are always willing to help.

    Great for these types of students

    Idaho State is really a great set up for many students interested in any kind of health related fields. The students and professors are friendly and I have made good friendships through my classes. Students who want to succeed and get a great education, Idaho State is wise choice.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The college is set up so the building are fairly close together. The buildings are clean and are well kept. I have enjoyed the campus set up and are easy to find classes.

    Bang for the buck

    Going back to college has been a wonderful experience. Good professors and counselors are what makes college worth the time sacrificed. I have loved my experience and my professors have been very helpful in my academic success.

    What to do for fun

    Idaho State University is always offering programs outside of the school. They help you stay encouraged and it helps make good friends through the classes as well. Staying active in the other programs will help you stay focused with the school courses.

    Food and Dining

    The food offered is always fresh and good. It is at a resonable price as well.

    Dorm Life

    Don't live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are willing to help as long as you ask questions. Get to know your professors on a first name basis. This way they know you are really applying yourself and want to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    To get to know the counselors on a personal basis. They will help you stay positive and encourage you whenever you get discouraged. Get involved in the other programs that are provided.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University has been a wonderful experience for me already. I am a non-traditional student and the counselors have been very supportive and have helped me with my journey back into the college lifestyle. I would recommend any student to go there and to get to know the counselors on a personal level because they are more than will to help and see you succeed in your academics.

  • 11/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ISU was ranked the 7th safest campus in the country. All the trees are trimmed to at least 6 feet off the ground to increase visibility and there are call boxes just in case. There is also public safety patrolling the roads 24/7.

    Greek Life

    We have a few sororities and fraternities on campus, they don't have houses that they live in but it seems like they still have a lot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs and always activities going on. Theres movies, rock walls, gyms, intermural sports, contests, seminars. You name it, its here and almost always for free.

    Great for these types of students

    Athletes, quite people, any religion, any sexual orientation, any culture. Its very accepting here and no one is really out of place or judged.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    On top of Red Hill there are four roman pillars. Three are connected while the fourth stands alone representing the four years of college and the last one leaving to go on in the world.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely one of the more affordable choices (outside of community colleges). Dorms are not that expensive and there is a financial aid office to help you find scholarships if you need help paying for college.

    What to do for fun

    For fun i ride bikes, hike, longboard or go to the gym. ISU has one of the largest indoor rock walls at any university and its free to climb. There are also over 100 clubs to join as well as sororities and fraternities.

    Food and Dining

    Meals are usually pretty good. There are always tons of options for food so if you don't like whats on the main line you don't have to go hungry, there's something for everyone.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very home like. Everyone on your floor becomes a temporary family making it feel like a home away from your family home.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are friendly here and even in huge lectures they try to get to know the students better. You can always go in during office hours for help. I have never heard of any instructer unwilling to help.

    Tips for prospective students

    Buckle down. College is hard but not as hard as I thought it would be as long as you get your work done before you go play.

    In three sentences

    ISU is a great place with a medium sized, extremely safe campus. No matter who you are, you will find a place you fit in here with the family like environment. There is always something fun to do from free movies, to dances and parties.

  • 11/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    It is a little pricey but aren't all universities now?

    What to do for fun

    There are always activites avalible to students and their families. Lava Hot springs is close by.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!

    In three sentences

    Overall ISU has wonderful opportunities. I love that they have a satellite campus and offer the same activities and services there. I have not been disappointed!

  • 11/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Great for these types of students

    Self learners and motivated students.

    Food and Dining

    SUB has the best dining, plus there are lots of fast food places down on lower campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are very serious about students knowing the information and will not be easy on students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Plan for the horrible cold winter weather.

    In three sentences

    A Large public university. There are large class sizes. Lots of opportunities for different degrees.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    seems very good not to long ago they caught a man laying to obtain money from students.

    Greek Life

    plenty of computers

    Clubs and Activities

    many of them but, Ive never been to any of them.

    Great for these types of students

    anyone who want fun or to learn.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    library nice to study in.

    Bang for the buck

    its ok but could be better.

    What to do for fun

    there is a bowling ally, game center, and a pool table area although they seemed rarely used.

    Food and Dining

    good food i like the 5th street bagel and goody's close to campus.

    Dorm Life

    i live off campus

    Academic Rigor

    at times the assignments can be difficult but many are easily accomplished with some effort.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be sure to see the counselors on degrees and try not to change your major to often.

    In three sentences

    Idaho university offers many options for a degree. i like there recently renovations on there food court. Idaho state has a great environment to learn.

  • 12/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I felt very safe at any time. Lots of security. I was there at all different times and never felt uncomfortable.

    Greek Life

    Enough balance for any Greek wanna be.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fair amount. The first year I just wanted to get acclimated. This next semester I am looking into a few clubs. Something for everyone

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoorsy! Don't overload your first semesters. A small university with a hometown flair. Pocatello loves the school!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    March through Arch when you enter the school.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is very respectable! Always check out scholarships.

    What to do for fun

    Anything outdoors! Within 3 hours you can whitewater raft, hike, camp, ski, ice skate, swim. I love the free movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    Come on we are talking college food. There are decent meal plans and a lot of restaurants to go to. A lot within walking distance.

    Dorm Life

    Turner is somewhat run down so for my room and board dollars i did rendezvous. But I am now going to move to Bengal Creek a few blocks from campus. But each place always has something going on.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on the major. Nursing requires so much I couldn't work but min hours. Even the Associate degree in nursing exceeds some BSA in nursing I have seen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Realize why you are there. It isn't a party school rep but you will get a good education for the dollars.

    In three sentences

    Look at it.You can still be far enough from home if you live in-state yet be able to visit the fam if needed.

  • 12/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    they always have teachers and public safety officers around. Which makes it a very controlled environment.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are all sorts of clubs and activities at ISU. for all kinds of people.

    What to do for fun

    You can go to sporting events where you can also win prizes and money. You have many activities and opportunities to win prizes and participate in activities on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    It has pretty good food.

    Dorm Life

    It is very comfortable and relaxing.

    Academic Rigor

    Its a great school to get an education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a good understanding of the program and have someone help you with your schooling.

    In three sentences

    It is a wonderful place to go if your looking for a small/nice place to go to college. The teachers here help you succeed in anyway they can. This college is a great place to earn your degree and meet new people.

  • 12/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    going to the gym and reading.

    Tips for prospective students

    prepare adequately for the new learning environment.

    In three sentences

    an excellent institution.

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Whenever I am on campus I feel very safe. The only exception would be when crossing different cross walks. Some students drive crazy so it is best to look three times before crossing!

    What to do for fun

    Clubs are one of the best ways to find out about fun activities! There are also dance classes that are very enjoyable.

    Food and Dining

    The food is super yummy on campus, but it is expensive. If a student needs a bite to eat they will be able to find something pretty easily.

    Dorm Life

    I have never lived in the dorms. I have friends who have and going and visiting them I have not been too impressed. Some apartments, like the ones in the Rendezvous building, are nice. All the other dorms seem to be run down.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers from my experience are very knowledgeable and seem to love teaching the topics. Classes are at times challenging, but if a student works hard enough they will succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    In order to do well in ISU a student has to work for it. The teachers have office hours to go visit them and talk. There is free tutoring. Students can also get into study groups. If a student stays motivated they will do great at ISU!

    In three sentences

    Idaho State has great opportunity for students to succeed. They have free tutoring for all of the students. They also have many clubs for the students to join in order for the students to feel apart of the school.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are Public Safety officers everywhere!

    Greek Life

    We only have one or two sororities I believe, so Greek life isn't significant here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs to get involved in as well as group activities.

    Great for these types of students

    Outdoor loving

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    March through the Arch occurs every year where Freshman climb to the top of Redhill and walk under our arch as initiation.

    Bang for the buck

    It's relatively cheap compared to other universities and gives you an awesome education. The College of Pharmacy is ranked 4th in the nation. We have many other programs that are highly ranked nationwide as well.

    What to do for fun

    Idaho State is very outdoor activity-friendly. During the warm months you can hike trails, camp, rock climb, play disk golf, etc. In the winter there is skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, sledding, ice skating, etc.

    Food and Dining

    The Cafe and C Store have great options. Turner is so-so, but has many choices.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are nice, the food is decent, and you will meet tons of new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, classes will be challenging but helpful. They will prepare you for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Living on campus as a Freshman is a good idea. It allows you to meet new people and get use to the college experience. Off campus housing is very accessible, however, and commuting is easy.

    In three sentences

    It's a great school for both academics and athletics. The campus is set up so it's easy to walk to all of your classes. It has a good environment.

  • 01/18/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Again not sure. So until I am three stars.

    Dorm Life

    Again not sure. Please asks or contact a current or past student. I have checked I think they have a great dorm life.

    Academic Rigor

    Honestly I'm not sure about the Academic Rigor, but throught my research I have found they have great programs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember deadlines if you plan to be admitted. Also FAFSA needs to be submitted before February 15 for financial support in the from of grants and scholarships. Also visit the campus if you have the chance.

    In three sentences

    Respectfully a great school. ISU is in a place I would possibly like to live. I say it's great school for anyone who wants to attend.

  • 01/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    It is a small campus in a small area.

    Greek Life

    The greek life is minimal.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for everyone.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who enjoy outdoorsy stuff.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a hill that everyone climbs up, and there are pillars on the very top it is a neat adventure and a lot of tradition up there.

    Bang for the buck

    Very inexpensive for what you are getting. Very happy with this school.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club! You will meet a lot of people your age. The gym is excellent and we have a lot of rock climbing, hiking and camping opportunities close by.

    Food and Dining

    There are always a lot of options. And the meal plan was very convenient.

    Dorm Life

    I met a lot of people living in the dorms. It is very convenient living in the dorms especially in cold weather.

    Academic Rigor

    I have always experienced educated professors and courses that challenged me in some way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live in the dorms your first semester to meet people. Join clubs and be outgoing or you wont meet very many people your age.

    In three sentences

    The campus is small enough to navigate quickly. The staff and students are very friendly. The professors are very well educated.

  • 01/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Great graduate programs. Affordable for both residents and non-residents.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    81 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is probably one of the safest because first off it is in Idaho where there is little crime and there is campus security that patrol campus. Finally, there are little blue call centers located around campus (I call them rape phones).

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs and activities for all kinds of people. Come check it out for yourselves.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    True Bangle is a night where after the homecoming dance everyone goes up to the pillars and kisses someone at midnight. It's really FUN!!

    What to do for fun

    Watch movies in the bangle theater for FREE if you are a student and very cheep for friends and family who are not.

    Food and Dining

    I personally don't like the meal plan they make you get if you live on campus, but other then the turner meal plan the other places to eat are fantastic.

    Dorm Life

    The ISU dorms are great but i would recommend living off campus for the experience of being on your own.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics can be hard but the teachers will help you if you ask. Every class is possible to get a good grade is you study and work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study for tests in college because they are very different from high school tests. Take a tour of the ISU campus to make sure it is right for you. Take the time to sit in on some classes to get a feel for the ISU school life. Stay the night in one of the dorms on campus to get a feel for college life.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is a fantastic college with an amazing program in microbiology. I believe ISU has some unbelievable academics. I would recomend ISU to everyone I know.

  • 01/31/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are so many activities on and off campus. The college always seems to have something going on. Never Bored!

    Food and Dining

    There are many different places to eat. I have always found something good to eat and at the right price.

    Dorm Life

    Dont live in the dorms.

    Academic Rigor

    I have enjoyed my Professors and like the challenge of the Education.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you check out all the activities. They have something for everyone.

    In three sentences

    I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at ISU. I hope to continue my education here in the Graduate Program. It is an excellent school.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    83 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to enjoy.

    In three sentences

    I think ISU is a great college for anyone who wants to start. It has mostly all the programs and classes one is looking for. It also is surrounded by great places to go.

  • 02/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I don't know of any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Bang for the buck

    It seems like the tuition is a little high compared to other universities.

    What to do for fun

    Hang out at the Student Union with your friends

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the school in advance and tour it. Take time to do the new student orientation day because you will be surprised how much you enjoy it.

    In three sentences

    The university that my parents attended is also my university. I enjoy my program of study and I am learning a new profession. The best place to attend schooling in my choice of profession.

  • 02/23/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus police maybe? I don't know

    Great for these types of students

    People who want a quality education for low tuition

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition seems pretty good for a university, although I cannot say what the bang for the buck is as I have not studied here yet!

    What to do for fun

    I have no idea!! Be a Bengal I guess!

    Food and Dining

    There seems to be the cafeteria there and also vending machines so it seems like a good place to eat and chill out with friends.

    Dorm Life

    I am not sure there are dorms?

    Academic Rigor

    I do not know yet as I have not been there, but as soon as I visit I suspect this shall be updated.

    Tips for prospective students

    Research! Make sure the university you want to go to does the kinds of courses you want. Use CAPPEX!!

    In three sentences

    It looks like a very nice place to continue my studies. From other reviews I feel like I should visit this campus and apply here. It looks like it is set in the right kind of area for me, the campus seems beautiful!

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and activities.

    What to do for fun

    there are so many things to do. bowling, pool, movies, anything you want out of a gym and so many activities you can hardly choose.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come prepared to learn. study hard and you will do well

    In three sentences

    Well rounded educational system, many majors to choose from. Helpful staff and great professes. Awesome student body.

  • 03/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    87 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus security seems to be well run and i have had no trouble on campus

    Clubs and Activities

    lots of clubs and more appearing every day

    What to do for fun

    on campus movies, bowling etc. also near town for anything else.

    Food and Dining

    lots of places to eat even if you do not live on campus. good food.

    Academic Rigor

    some fields are more rigorous than others.

    Tips for prospective students

    always check things out, like the announcements and offers for free things. there is lots of help to be had and most of it is free.

    In three sentences

    this school has a nice campus with friendly students. most teachers are great.

  • 04/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    88 of 105

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    all kinds of events and things on campus to do

    Food and Dining

    good food

    Dorm Life

    don't live in the dorms

    Academic Rigor

    great for students who want to learn

    Tips for prospective students

    focus on your studies and get good grades

    In three sentences

    i enjoy going to college here. the professors are great. they have great interactive activities.

  • 04/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    89 of 105

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    The games center is small, but has pool ping pong and bowling to offer. It's hard to get in and climb the rock climbing wall they have, but access to the gym is pretty easy. They don't have many activities that appeal to me otherwise.

    Food and Dining

    Good fast food restaurants close by that are affordable, but good at the same time. The food on campus is really expensive.

    Dorm Life

    I live of campus.

    Academic Rigor

    So-so. It can be fairly difficult to understand what is expected of you by professors and the university as a whole. It also seems that some classes are extremely difficult because they are trying to pack two semesters or more into one.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come to ISU unless you want to become a mechanic or a cosmetologist.

    In three sentences

    Difficult to get a degree in four years, because several required classes are only offered one semester per school year. Poor priorities, for example ISU paid for their dance teams' championship rings from tuition funds instead of making them fund-raise. Their policy on tenure is poor, tenured professors are hard to get rid of even if their teaching methods are obsolete and help no one.

  • 04/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    90 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safe area overall

    What to do for fun

    Snow sports.

    Food and Dining

    Overpriced, and not enough healthy options.

    Dorm Life

    Do on campus apartments so you don't have to purchase the food plan.

    Academic Rigor

    Tough but fair.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pack warm clothes!

    In three sentences

    Excellent teachers. Great campus. Decent price.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Outdoors, like hiking, longboarding, snowboarding in the winter, and biking.

    Food and Dining

    Food may be expensive, but this is Idaho, everything is a lot cheaper than other places.

    Dorm Life

    Best way to meet your long life best friend.

    Academic Rigor

    A great place for academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay true to your school work, and you will succeed.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school to get your academic done, especially your masters or Ph.D. level. Quiet town which is good to get things accomplished and less distractions.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    92 of 105

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Take a hike

    Tips for prospective students

    Study!

    In three sentences

    Small, fun and easy to talk to professors! The atmosphere is great. Weather is good too!

  • 06/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    93 of 105

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    I'll get back to you on that one....

    Food and Dining

    Turner is... Turner.. I tried to generally avoid it but that's just me. As far as other places to eat on campus go, they have good food, but it is all fairly expensive and it's a bit more difficult to find foods that are actually healthy.

    Dorm Life

    I lived in the Residence Halls my first year, and absolutely loved it. The convenience, the staff are all incredibly friendly and helpful, and it is much easier to be involved and enjoy your overall experience.

    Academic Rigor

    It really depends on the class and the Instructor. A lot of time is required for studying and it definitely helps to reach out to professors for additional help.

    Tips for prospective students

    The campus can seem a bit boring if you don't make an effort to get involved. Join clubs, intramurals, and attend the numerous events the campus puts on to get the most out of your experience.

    In three sentences

    At Idaho State University, your education is all in your hands. The campus is diverse, interesting, although it may take a little effort to entertain yourself. The cheap cost of the University made it an excellent choice.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    94 of 105

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    ISU is a very safe campus. Everything is well lit and there is a low crime rate in the surrounding areas. I have never felt uncomfortable on campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    Numbering in over 160, we have a club for just about anything

    Great for these types of students

    ISU is great for all kinds of students. It's wide variety of students allows atmospheres for anyone to have a great time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    ISU has many traditions both endorsed by the school such as the homecoming parade and bonfire, March through the Arch, powderpuff football, and true bengal, and student lead traditions such as taming the bengal (where students mount the bengal statue naked).

    Bang for the buck

    ISU is a great bang for the buck. It has very low tuition and student fees for both in and out of state students. Also the cost of living in general in Pocatello is very cheap.

    What to do for fun

    ISU has things to offer for all kinds of people. There are tons of clubs to get involved in. The Bengal theater is free to all students and shows movies every night. We have a great outdoor recreation center which regularly offers classes and trips to go hiking, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking and many other outdoor adventures. Many of the sporting events have a tailgate before where the school puts on barbecues free to students. On the weekends there are always house parties and a decent bar scene for the size of the town.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't bad but its not great either. Turner offers your basic all-you-can-eat cafeteria food, but the SUB and Rendezvous offers much better food during lunch.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fun and a great way to meet people. Although Turner is the oldest dorm, it is the ideal to get to meet people. On every floor there is huge common rooms and the dining hall is located just downstairs. Rendezvous is very nice with suite style living (minus a full kitchen) and is best for people who need privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    ISU has great academics including an excellent pharmacy and nursing program. If your interested in anything in healthcare it is the BEST place to go in Idaho.

    In three sentences

    ISU, like any college, is what you make of it. If you get involved you will have the time of your life. Its a great school with good academics and tons of ways to stay involved.

  • 08/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is everywhere all of the time.

    Bang for the buck

    The teachers are absolutely worth it, but tuition is extremely high and they charge you for anything that they can.

    What to do for fun

    There are lots of clubs and activities to attend, they have bowling, pool, a gym, and theater performances.

    Food and Dining

    They have a great selection of food in all of the different places on campus!

    Dorm Life

    I don't personally live in dorms, but I hear it's great if you can afford it.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are all really awesome, and the information taught is very useful in your field.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would keep on ISU for their paperwork because sometimes it gets lost, and making friends there is a good first step.

    In three sentences

    They are a school that has a great staff. The staff is absolutely friendly and helpful, but the school leaders seem very money-oriented. The focus on money makes a somewhat unpleasant experience for the students and staff.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety is great at ISU.. I have never feared for myself even walking alone at night. If anything did come up there are emergency alert locations all throughout the campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities available to take part of. Almost anything you can think of!

    Bang for the buck

    I'm sure there are less expensive places to attend, but I doubt you will get as good variety or opportunities!

    What to do for fun

    Great ISU sponsored events, movies, outdoor activities, and more! Don't leave out the camping and fishing opportunities throughout the area!

    Food and Dining

    A pretty good diversity in the college itself, in the Rendezvous Center as well as the Student Union Center. There are also tons of places nearby the University, as well as strewn throughout the town!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms were great when I was living in them, im sure that they have improved greatly since then as well! It is a good opportunity!

    Academic Rigor

    The classes can be difficult and rigorous, but fun! Be sure you balance your schedule well and don't overload yourself!

    Tips for prospective students

    I would suggest studying hard and put the studying before anything else, but be sure to have fun. There are a lot of opportunities to socialize and make lifelong connections, don't pass it up! Take advantage of all the opportunities available!

    In three sentences

    A great University for this area, I was pleasantly surprised. It offers a diverse range of classes that are very enjoyable. There are also great and interesting professors here at ISU.

  • 09/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I am an out of state student and found the tuition to be reasonable. The courses are definitely worth it and the labs give me hands on experience.

    What to do for fun

    If you know what is going on on campus than you will have no problem finding things to do. There is a movie theater on campus that is free to students, as well as the occasional football game. Also there is plenty of things to do off campus such as going to the zoo, plenty of parks and pools.

    Food and Dining

    There are many choices for food at ISU and at several buildings. For example in the student union there is chinese food, a place for burgers, chicken tenders and fries, The Einstein Brothers, which offers bagels and coffee and Jamba Juice.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus. The apartments here are very nice and often have utilities included in the rent. For people who do not have a car, many of the good apartment are a little far away but there are buses that can take you directly to the school and usually come around every 15 minutes.

    Academic Rigor

    The program I am in requires a lot of background information in biology. I spend the majority of my free time studying or doing the assessment activities that are given to us.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early!

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is a great place for the medical field and has a variety of majors to choose from. The people that work there are very helpful and try to help you succeed. There is also many places to live on and off campus.

  • 10/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety seems to be pretty good. I haven't ever experienced any feelings of being unsafe on campus. Just be careful where you park because campus police are like vultures attracted to illegally parked vehicles.

    Greek Life

    Greek life could be a bit bigger here, but there are a few pretty prominent frats and sororities. They are all very friendly and helpful, so if you are interested, I encourage you to check it out.

    Clubs and Activities

    Like I have said prior to this, there are endless clubs and activities at ISU. It is a great place to get to know people and to try new things.

    Great for these types of students

    I think Idaho State University is great for all types of students. There are so many student activities aimed at many different demographics of students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Frazier Hall is supposedly haunted. It's and old building that's a bit creepy, so if you're into that sort of stuff, I would recommend checking it out. The pillars on Red Hill is another cool place to check out. It's a good place to take a date to see all of the city lights and have a nice, quiet place to get to know each other.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is a bit excessive, I think. That's college for you, though.

    What to do for fun

    Idaho State University has a ton of activities promoting student involvement on campus. There is always something going on. The surrounding areas are fun to explore also if you are into the outdoors.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of food options, but as an amateur bodybuilder, I don't eat much of what is on campus. I like to eat clean. There are some options for clean eating, but for the most part it is quick food for not much money.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus, so I don't know much about dorm life. I have friends that live in the dorms and they seem to enjoy it, so it must be alright.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are good here. Hard work and motivation is all that it takes to succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get everything done application wise early. If you are bad at procrastinating, you better change your ways rather quick.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is a pretty good school overall. The staff is helpful, there are lots of student involvement activities, and Pocatello is a comfortable town. The gym is very nice also.

  • 10/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very little crime happens at this campus. There really isn't much to say other than that.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life has a presence. However, it's not shoved in everybody's face like at other Universities. And the houses are all pretty far off campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for just about anybody. There is even a Brony club and those are hard to find.

    Great for these types of students

    People who enjoy quiet. The place is ideal for small families as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A campus-wide pillow fight. It gets pretty crazy.

    Bang for the buck

    The University is cheap. But there is so much reward! A lot to do, and hundreds of friends to make.

    What to do for fun

    Walk through campus. There are posters and chalk everywhere that tell of the amazing stuff that goes on there. And get involved in clubs. They not only keep you busy, but they are a lot of fun. Also, the theater is free and plays current movies.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plans are expensive. But to be fair, all colleges have expensive meal plans. The food is good but the premium nights aren't much better than what they serve anyway.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life is a blast. I have made friends that are going to last lifetimes and the way to do that is as simple as leaving your door open.

    Academic Rigor

    Very good classes that both challenge and work with you. I'm going to be honest and say that I'm not sure what Academic Rigor means but I'm going to give it my best shot. The teachers all have a number one interest in helping you out. They won't ever leave you in the dust.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus your first year. It is very rewarding and the friends I made in my residence hall will last me a lifetime. Not to mention all of the events and clubs you would miss out on if you're constantly off campus.

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is very quiet and family-oriented. I really enjoy how quiet and friendly it is. I feel at home there.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    I don't eat on campus, but it is affordable.

    Dorm Life

    I don't live in a dorm

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the program of study

    Tips for prospective students

    GO TO CLASS!!!

    In three sentences

    I love it. The atmosphere is great. The teachers are wonderful

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    it has been good

    Dorm Life

    Unsure I don't live on campus

    Tips for prospective students

    check it out talk to people if you do a campus visit.

    In three sentences

    I am attending at the Idaho Falls Campus, everyone is nice and it is easy to get around. They have a lot of activities on campus that you can take advantage of in your free time. It's just a great atmosphere with great people, and a good curriculum.

  • 01/27/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good, considering its prepared on a college campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are super strict. Some classes are kind of a joke. But im sure its this way at every college.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dont be afraid to get involved. There are many activities at ISU for students.

    In three sentences

    ISU is very focused on student involvement. ISU takes cheating and tests very seriously. ISU does a lot to take care of their student body.

  • 02/15/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    If you want Greek life in Idaho, go to U of I.

    Great for these types of students

    LDS who didn't get into BYU.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Allegedly there's a haunted bridge somewhere in Poky.

    What to do for fun

    There are on-campus activities pretty regularly, but I would recommend taking advantage of the close proximity to outdoor recreation.

    Food and Dining

    There seems to be quite a few options on campus other than the cafeteria.

    Dorm Life

    I never lived in the dorms, but stayed in them once in high school. When my mom picked me up, she said they looked the exact same as they did in the 70s. Hopefully they've changed the carpet and curtains since then. The layout of the dorm rooms is nice though, and you get privacy from your roommate.

    Academic Rigor

    I'm a graduate student, so I may be skewed on this, but it's a tough program. The faculty is great, though. Most of them will bend over backward to help students succeed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS). There are a lot of scholarships on there and the organization is pretty slick and easy. I recommend living in student housing as a freshman because it's on campus, they feed you and you make great friends.

    In three sentences

    ISU is the least sought after of the public, 4-year schools in Idaho. Tuition is relatively inexpensive for in-state and out-of-state students. Pocatello is kind of ugly, but students have access to many outdoor opportunities.

  • 02/28/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Always the best, one of the safest in the country

    Greek Life

    No too great.

    Clubs and Activities

    Too many to name. you can even make up your own school funded club.

    Great for these types of students

    For people who like the outdoors. there are a ton of activities like slip and sliding, cold butts and beers, free t shirts

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a thing called becoming a new Bengal where you walk up to the pillars and kiss someone at midnight. They hand out chapstick and mints!

    Bang for the buck

    One of the cheaper universities, but you get what you pay for

    What to do for fun

    You can walk around this little cute college town and visit all the stores. You can go to the gym or lay in the nice green grass.

    Food and Dining

    Gross, but you get used to it after awhile.!

    Dorm Life

    Some people are immature, but where are you going to go where there aren't any immature people. The carpet is gross and needs replacing and the water fountains taste nasty!

    Academic Rigor

    Great teachers that actually care about your grades if you don't slack

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring a lot of quarters for laundry because it adds up!

    In three sentences

    Idaho State University is a great school. The dorms are a little run down but they work. The food is not healthy and it's gross.

  • 04/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They are on my speed dial and so nice!

    Bang for the buck

    As an out of state student it is surprising that I pay as little as I do. I was offered very good aid and many scholarships were available to me.

    Food and Dining

    The SUB has very good food options. Jamba Juice and Einstein's are the best places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are very clean, but very old and not as updated as they could be.

    Academic Rigor

    It is a very easy course load.

    Tips for prospective students

    Learn to take opportunities when they come, their aren't very many of them.

    In three sentences

    A very non-traditional school with a wide range of majors available. It is a commuter school with many students over the age of 20. The weather is very unpredictable.