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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 84%. Popular majors include Business, Nursing, and Communications. Graduating 44% of students, Boise State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,000.
About Boise State University...
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
84%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
940-1160
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$13,363/ 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
$8,258/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
94%

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.149 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.148 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,477Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
8,267
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 101 responses
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  • Diverse
    28%
  • Average; from the people i have met
    27%
  • Easy going having a good time
    16%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    8%
  • Passionate, school spirit
    8%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    6%
  • White
    4%

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.188 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.238 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Bronco nation
    61%
  • Broncos
    15%
  • Supporting
    8%
  • Average
    3%
  • Friendly
    3%
  • Useful
    3%
  • Caring
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$37,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
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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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!
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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!
Teachers are very understanding of my medical condition and they have lots of classes to chose from. Unfortunately counselors are hit and miss so you have to do a little research on your own regarding jobs and classes. Food on campus is ok, but there are not as many options at Southfork and Boise River Café as I would like. Tons of ways to get involved on campus with clubs and special events every week! Also, the shuttle is free to students and can be taken around campus or into downtown Boise!