Boise State University

Boise, ID, USA
3.62 Average Rating

Boise State University is a high-research public university founded in 1932 by the Episcopal Church and located in Idaho's state capital. Boise State offers 200 areas of study through seven academic colleges, which include an honors college as well as a graduate college, the last of which is the largest in the state. For undergraduate students, Boise State offers a Finish in Four program to encourage bachelor’s completion, as well as a Degree in 3 program, which allows students to graduate with a baccalaureate in participating degrees sooner. The university campus is home to a number of research institutions and centers, with more currently under construction such as the $50 million Micron Center for Materials Research. Boise State fields 18 men’s and women’s teams and its football Broncos are known for their trademark blue gridiron.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

0
100
81%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision November 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
56%
52%
Submitting ACT
81%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1046
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
25,504
Total Number of Undergrads
22,033
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
33%
20-39 Students
46%
40-99 Students
16%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
12%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
37%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$12,558
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$8,068
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,988
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,692
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
57%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
68%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,533
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
68%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,746
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,598

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
47%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,337
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$22,750
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$242
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
300
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
17%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Broncos
School Colors
Orange/Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boise
Seattle
Portland
Pocatello
Salt Lake City
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$37,100
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What Students Are Saying

3.62 Average Rating
Boise State University is a beautiful school. It is very socialized with tons of campus activities such as sports. I enjoy going to school here as well as living in the dorm on campus.
Yonsoo from Boise, ID
Boise State is a gorgeous campus. The people are very friendly and it is a nice place to live because you are so close to everything.
Kimberly from Meridian, ID
Boise is a lot of fun, but the school really tries (and succeeds) to squeeze every last penny out of you, and a lot of the faculty is of pretty low quality.
Nolan from Boise, ID
Boise State is a wonderful University to attend. I am in my second semester as a freshman and I love it.
Adrianna from Mountain Home, ID
After attending Boise State University for one year, i feel fully prepared for whats next in life. The school truly cares for you, and your goals. School spirit is out of this world leaving your college experience unforgettable!
Breanne from Stockton, CA

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