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Boise State University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOISE, ID

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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A
  5. Athletics
    grade A
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

1910 UNIVERSITY DR
BOISE, ID 83725
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
From Boise State University

Boise State is famous for our blue football field, but that Blue Turf is more than just a place where we cheer on our Broncos. It’s a symbol of the innovative mindset that drives all we do.

We call it ‘Blue Turf Thinking.’ And it’s open to anyone and everyone who dares to think differently.

It’s about breaking norms, blazing new trails and imagining the possibilities of what could be. It’s having the opportunities of a big city without giving up the excitement of the great outdoors. It’s maximizing your potential and achieving more with the support of a tight-knit community. It’s taking risks that matter and solving real-world problems.

Located in the heart of Idaho’s rapidly growing capital city, Boise State is a public, metropolitan research university with over 200 areas of study led by accomplished faculty. Discover for yourself why US News & World Report ranks Boise State in the Top 50 national universities for innovation.

Blue Turf Thinkers wanted.

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Boise State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1030-1210
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,190 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$10,260 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 121 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 165 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 164 responses

Majors

Gaming, Interactive Media and Mobile Technology

The Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile Technology (GIMM) is a degree path ideal for students interested in technology development like designing cutting-edge apps and building virtual reality learning environments. You'll graduate knowing how to produce and manage innovative hardware and software in a field with high predicted job growth. Check out our Major Finder to explore 200+ majors!

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
5
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    53%
  • On Campus
    18%
  • Online
    29%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,973 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
7,790
Undergrads Over 25
21%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 114 responses
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Average; from the people i have met
    25%
  • Easy going having a good time
    16%
  • Passionate, school spirit
    10%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    8%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    5%
  • White
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
51%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 204 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 254 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 122 responses
  • Bronco nation
    61%
  • Broncos
    14%
  • Supporting
    10%
  • Average
    3%
  • Friendly
    2%
  • Sport-Centered
    2%
  • Useful
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 75 responses

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