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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B+
Boise State is an above-average public university located in Boise, Idaho. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 12,477 undergraduate students. The Boise State acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 46% of students, Boise State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725
About Boise State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference

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
81%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
1030-1220
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$12,558/ 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
$10,533/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
84%

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.154 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.153 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,477Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,267
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 106 responses
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  • Diverse
    28%
  • Average; from the people i have met
    25%
  • Easy going having a good time
    15%
  • Passionate, school spirit
    8%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    8%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    6%
  • White
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.193 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.243 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Bronco nation
    61%
  • Broncos
    14%
  • Supporting
    10%
  • Average
    3%
  • Friendly
    3%
  • Useful
    3%
  • Caring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
46%
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 is a great university due to the friendliness, community-based atmosphere, the numerous resources for active lifestyles, and the exceptional education offered. Boise State is a diverse place where you can meet someone new everyday with so many students attending. The professors at Boise State University love to interact with the students and care if they succeed. They want to get to know each student and want students to enjoy what they are learning. There is always something going on at Boise State that someone can be a part of weather it be activities, volunteering, internships or a football game. Boise State University is in the heart of Boise, so there are a lot of things to do on your free time and students are never bored especially on a Boise State Broncos Football night!
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I have enjoyed Boise State University! I currently am a full-time student, working a full-time job. I took the opportunity of attending an online program for Business Management strictly online. Let me tell you, this has not only given me the opportunity to continue on achieving my Bachelor’s but also provided a less expensive cost! The best thing is I can pursue my career, without moving from my home! Great University! There are online tutors and advisors that are available when you need them!
Local university located in a hidden gem of a city. Close to tons of outdoor recreation opportunities (e.g., skiing, hiking, backpacking, biking, etc). Campus is tidy and most of the administration is very helpful and thoughtful. The Graduate College is growing and values student input. Very reasonably priced for a graduate degree program!