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 $29,100.
NCAA Division I-FBS
Mountain West Conference
Boise State University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.121 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.143 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.142 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities233 Graduates
Health Professions228 Graduates
Respiratory Care Therapy127 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration126 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.182 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.232 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.75 responses
Boise State University Reviews
The city of Boise itself is absolutely beautiful! As for the university, the classes offered are very interesting. There's always something to do whether it's floating down the river or visiting Zoo Boise. The weather is not too extreme however snow often makes a winter appearance. Boise state is known for its athletics and games never fail to disappoint. Boise isn't just a college town, once you have gotten your degree from Boise State you can certainly turn Boise into your forever home.
Boise State University is beautiful! I couldn't ask for more. The campus is beautiful, the teachers are amazing, and you feel right at home. Coming from Hawaii I was a bit worried for the change but I was very comfortable. The teachers were very understanding and gave you their full undivided attention. One this I’d change is the parking. Parking is very limited on the campus and around the campus.
I am still a student here at Boise State University and I still love it here! Yeah...you'll always have some professors that go through the motions, but then! You meet the professors that will go out of their way, make room in their schedule, totally and completely honest, and motivates you even if you think you're at your lowest. I have made some many great and meaningful connections. I love it here and so did my mom and two older sisters. Now it's mine and younger sister's turn to finish our time here. And I'm super excited.