C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Idaho State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AA
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Application Website
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Idaho State University

Cost

Net Price
$13,695/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,059/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,710/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,097/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,957/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,089/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.80 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,214Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
29%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • College Student
    39%
  • Working
    24%
  • Married with kids; Non-traditional students
    15%
  • Smart
    11%
  • Determined
    4%
  • Robots to the power that be
    4%
  • Struggling
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
48%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.91 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Bengal Pride!
    42%
  • It is a college
    19%
  • It's great!
    19%
  • Great for health fields.
    4%
  • Perfectly fits my needs as a single mother!
    4%
  • Sneaky. Hidden costs
    4%
  • Very in tune with student needs
    4%

After Idaho State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

Idaho State University Reviews

1,166 reviews
All Categories
ISU has a lot of fun activities to do on campus. I wish they would invest in better teachers. They don't have a lot of places, they need updated. Their food options are poor. Safety is great, they are always there for you. Parking is the absolutely WORST! Overpriced & no space!
Review Idaho State University
All teachers are very forward. If they care about your grade and how you learn, they make that clear. Same goes for those who don't care, because "your grades don't effect their paycheck." Whether interested in your grades or not, teachers do put maximum effort into their lectures and helping, if you ask for help. They know giving you a good grade won't help you if you don't work for it, but are not against a good grade if you want it and are striving for it. ISU also has amazing tutors who are fluent in many learning styles. Only thing to note, ISU officials, like anyone in life, won't help or see you need help unless you ask. I do not party, school is for learning and nothing else to me, so I am unaware of party scene. Food on campus or across the street from campus is great, and ranges from many well known resturaunts. Pocatello has clubbing and fun stuff to do if students get board or have time around studies. ISU was built with every type of student's interests in mind.
My overall experience as an older student, has been great! It is not an easy thing to decide to go back to college when you are older. Idaho State University bridges the gaps. Giving excellent guidance, with understanding of the challenges faced by a older student.