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B
Overall Niche Grade
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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-
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
82%
Application Deadline
December 15
SAT Range
915-1150
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$11,711/ 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
    $11,735/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,134/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,081/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,059/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,675/ 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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.131 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.130 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,375Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
20%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 83 responses
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  • Average; from the people i have met
    30%
  • Diverse
    27%
  • Easy going having a good time
    17%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    8%
  • Passionate, school spirit
    5%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    5%
  • White
    5%

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.170 responses
Poll
58%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.220 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 88 responses
Report
  • Bronco nation
    64%
  • Broncos
    18%
  • Supporting
    7%
  • Average
    2%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Friendly
    2%
  • Useful
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
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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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.
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Boise State University - a great place to learn new knowledge and to create new social connections. It is located in Boise - one of the safest cities in the United States, and where the cultural diversity is respected. Boise State is the home of students from different states and countries, and it also has some interesting and exciting activities and programs for students. There are so many options covering different majors, minors, and courses; along with this, the student support at Boise State is really awesome!
It's a very diverse community where the people are friendly and the staff/faculty are very helpful, plus super informative and amazing resources on campus. Every one here is so nice and helpful, and they really do care about your education. It can be a bit overwhelming at at times because it's such a big university and there are so many majors to choose from, but it's all worth it to experience the bronco life!