B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B+
Idaho State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209
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Idaho 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
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$13,301/ 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
    $14,319/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,170/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,539/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,267/ year
  • $110k+
    $19,526/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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.84 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,951Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
27%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 50 responses
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  • College Student
    40%
  • Working
    24%
  • Married with kids; Non-traditional students
    14%
  • Smart
    10%
  • Determined
    6%
  • Robots to the power that be
    4%
  • Struggling
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.95 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses
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My experience with Idaho State University has been fantastic! With all of the people I have met the atmosphere has been so friendly. All of my professors have been so helpful and making me want to achieve my goals. They push me to do my best and really give their own time to see each of their students succeed. My roommate is pretty great and the building manager in Schubert Heights is always available when we need him or someone is always available to help make our transition to college just a little bit easier.
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Everything has its own pros and cons, so does this University. I am an International student and i had high hopes with this college. The major setback for me was to complete General education requirement of 32 credits. It would take two semesters to finish them which meant loss of money and time. With some research i came to know that it is very much similar with every other college as well. Apart from this, other things are quite good. The college has economical tuition fees with the scope of multiple scholarships. The professors are also good. Pocatello City is also cheap and perfect for students who can survive with low hours of work and less money. Overall my experience at this University has been good.
Working in the Anthropology department for a number of years was quite enjoyable. I had so many good experiences with the faculty members and also enjoyed my classes immensely. There are several things about the University that I would change, including the lack of school spirit and the lack of challenging courses. Compared to other Universities, I felt as though I was not encouraged to be the bright academic I know myself to be. There was minimal encouragement from the University to participate in school events or activities. Other universities I have toured and visited have so much school support and comradery which brings the students together and creates a closer student bond with others.