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COVID has disrupted life in every corner of the globe. We are committed to doing all we can as a university to minimize the spread of the virus and its traumatic consequences, but it will take the work of everyone on campus to pull this off. It may sound like a lot to ask, but we are Broncos — and we care about each other and our community. Learn More

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  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 B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

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

Maybe it’s our central location at the heart of the capital-the hub of government, business, health care, innovation, or our strong connections with hundreds of companies and organizations in the region. Maybe it’s because we’re Idaho’s metropolitan research university, or perhaps it’s our close proximity to the adventures that lie in the foothills along the Greenbelt or down the river. Maybe it’s the cutting-edge technology and academic success which fuels the University and surrounding community. No matter the reason, coming to Boise State will put you in a culture of innovation with opportunities in all the right places.

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
1030-1230
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$13,237 / 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
$10,131 / 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
18:1
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. 158 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 157 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
10
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
3
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
7
How Students Learn
  • All
    11%
  • None
    62%
  • Some
    27%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,104 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
9,792
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 109 responses
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Average; from the people i have met
    25%
  • Easy going having a good time
    17%
  • Passionate, school spirit
    9%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    7%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    6%
  • White
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
No data available  
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 197 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 247 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 115 responses
  • Bronco nation
    62%
  • Broncos
    15%
  • Supporting
    10%
  • Average
    3%
  • Friendly
    3%
  • Useful
    3%
  • Caring
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
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

Boise State University Reviews

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