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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Boise State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725

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

Acceptance Rate
82%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
915-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,711/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,735/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,134/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,081/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,059/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,675/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
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.130 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.129 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,375Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Average; from the people i have met
    30%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Easy going having a good time
    17%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    9%
  • Passionate, school spirit
    5%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    5%
  • White
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.169 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.219 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Bronco nation
    63%
  • Broncos
    18%
  • Supporting
    7%
  • Average
    2%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Friendly
    2%
  • Useful
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
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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Boise State University Reviews

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Boise State University - a great place to learn new knowledge and to create new social connections. It is located in Boise - one of the safest cities in the United States, and where the cultural diversity is respected. Boise State is the home of students from different states and countries, and it also has some interesting and exciting activities and programs for students. There are so many options covering different majors, minors, and courses; along with this, the student support at Boise State is really awesome!
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Boise state has some really good teachers! The campus is not only beautiful, but also extremely safe! This college doesn't have too many students, making it easy to get individual help from teachers/aids. Fraternities and sororities aren't a very big deal here which can make activities a little boring at times.
I have enjoyed my academic adventure at Boise State! They offer online classes for just about all their courses. The cost for a degree is still relatively a good deal. And living in Boise is great! Unfortunately some of their programs aren't as heavily funded as others, like the Anthropology department. Which is too bad.