Boise State University

Boise State University

Boise, ID, USA
3.62 Average Rating

Boise State is a Carnegie doctoral research university that is home to more than 26,000 students from every state and more than 60 foreign countries. Our metropolitan campus runs along the banks of the Boise River, just a quick walk from the heart of Idaho’s largest city. Choose from more than 200 areas of study, and have the opportunity to combine minors, certificates, internships, hands-on research, work opportunities — and more — to make your educational experience as unique as our blue turf.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may 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

Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision May 1, 2021 June 1, 2021
Spring Regular Decision November 14, 2021

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
56%
Out-Of-State Students
34%
42%
Submitting ACT
82%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 23
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1140
0
1600

Academics

Key Academic Stats

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

Semester

See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
33%
20-39 Students
45%
40-99 Students
16%
100+ Students
3%
0
100
15%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
39%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
17:1
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$13,237
Calculate your net cost
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.
$8,060
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.
$24,980
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.
$11,246
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

0
100
58%
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.
26%
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.
26%
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.
$15,250
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.
$240

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
43%
57%
Student Organizations
300
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
14%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Broncos
School Colors
blue and orange
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boise
Seattle
Portland
Pocatello
Salt Lake City
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$43,100

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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