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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Idaho State is a public university located in Pocatello, Idaho. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,555 undergraduate students. The Idaho State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business Administration and Management. Graduating 29% of students, Idaho State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,000.
About Idaho State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209
Website
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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

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
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.89 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,555Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
26%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • College Student
    40%
  • Working
    22%
  • Married with kids; Non-traditional students
    15%
  • Smart
    9%
  • Determined
    7%
  • Robots to the power that be
    4%
  • Diverse
    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.100 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.115 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Bengal Pride!
    46%
  • It is a college
    18%
  • It's great!
    18%
  • 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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Idaho State University offers students plenty of choices of study, I have seen nothing but successful graduates employed in the field of their choice, the tuition has no hidden agenda, and there are constantly opportunities to be familiarized with everything that is going on in the school and on campus!
Idaho State University also has a great reputation nationwide for the quality of education received! I am an individual studying psychology. in the state of Idaho alone, mental illness is the highest in the nation. Idaho State University is highly recommended in this field of study! It is greatly appreciated to have the opportunity to study at a school that is acknowledged for having a reputable course in a career in psychology.
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Professors are incredibly helpful and truthfully care about the growth and success of the student. Lecture / classrooms are very accommodating and provide an intuitive space for learning. The campus itself is not lively in the slightest, and school pride appears to be extremely low when compared to other schools. The dorms are absolutely awful and not worth the money and the required meal plan for many of the housing options. My particular dorm has no AC, so the room felt like an oven for 5 months out of the academic year. For being an online-centric university, the campus Wi-Fi was awful in many spots, most notably in my dorm, leaving me to not be able to work on homework for a room I pay thousands for per semester. Overall, Idaho State Univeristy is an average school with average options to accommodate students with average degrees.
Great place to live, affordable and very safe! I am happy to be living in Boise, Idaho. The school has a brand new osteopathic medicine campus nearby which I will be attending. I am excited to start a career in osteopathic medicine and I am glad to be doing so at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.