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
80%
SAT Range
920-1140
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Boise State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,571/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,829/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,938/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,187/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,525/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,755/ year

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.128 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.127 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,034Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 80 responses
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  • Average; from the people i have met
    31%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Easy going having a good time
    18%
  • 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
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.167 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.217 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 85 responses
Report
  • Bronco nation
    64%
  • Broncos
    19%
  • Supporting
    7%
  • Average
    2%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Friendly
    2%
  • Useful
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
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 has been a great experience for me. I have lived in Boise my whole life and for the longest time I thought that I would never stay in state and go to Boise State University. When it came down to it I just could't find a different state that offered a university as good as Boise State. This college offers a home away from home experience, and you can be sure that you will make a ton of new friends with the same interests as you. I think that the university staff and educators all try really hard to provide a good experience. I know that I have been pleasantly surprised by how well my classes have been going this semester. As a freshman, I thought that my college classes would be extremely hard and that my professors wouldn't help me with anything, and that's not true at all. The athletic department provides a community feel, the campus is great, there is always something to do, student life is awesome, and the party scene is fun. You won't regret coming here!
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This school is fantastic! Right as you step off the plane you are placed in the beautiful city of Boise and see the campus immediately. As you first step on campus, you see lively people riding their bikes and running along as it is an extremely fit community. And if you arrive in the fall, you will taste first hand how amazing college sports can be. The entire city shuts down to watch their football team play and everyone is excited for it. Their studies are also superb in that they have nearly every major there is and many great teachers to help guide you on your path to success. Also, everything is relatively small so that it is easy to get around. Yet, it is big enough to give people the spacious, university lifestyle. Anyone who comes on campus will feel welcomed and appreciated into the family. Overall it is a nice paced environment with great people and a city that is growing by the day and waiting for more people to come and enjoy it.
I almost didn't come to school here because of the rating on the website, but now I'm here and can tell you that these ratings aren't a true representation of the school whatsoever. I can say I love this school and Boise with my whole heart. If you don't like football you better learn something because gamedays are the best! I live in Chaffee hall which is super social and I've met my best friends through it. The school is awesome and everyone here loves it. The place is a hidden gem. Basically every other person is from California and another plus is there's tons of fun things to do in the city and in the mountains. Come to school here!