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  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 $29,100.
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.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,450/ year
  • $30-48k
    $11,268/ year
  • $49-75k
    $13,972/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,336/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,184/ year
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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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.143 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.142 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,477Undergrads
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 95 responses
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  • Average; from the people i have met
    28%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Easy going having a good time
    15%
  • Passionate, school spirit
    8%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    7%
  • White
    4%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    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.182 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.232 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 100 responses
Report
  • Bronco nation
    63%
  • Broncos
    16%
  • Supporting
    7%
  • Average
    3%
  • Useful
    3%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Friendly
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ 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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Boise State University Reviews

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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.
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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.