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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
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Idaho State is a public university located in Pocatello, Idaho. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,279 undergraduate students. The Idaho State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Business. Graduating 30% of students, Idaho State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.
About Idaho State University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference
Address
921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209
Website

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
$12,637/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,931/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
92%

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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.94 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.93 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,279Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,278
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • College Student
    40%
  • Working
    22%
  • Married with kids; Non-traditional students
    15%
  • Smart
    8%
  • Determined
    7%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Robots to the power that be
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
47%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.105 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.120 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Bengal Pride!
    44%
  • It's great!
    18%
  • It is a college
    16%
  • Great for health fields.
    5%
  • Very in tune with student needs
    5%
  • Perfectly fits my needs as a single mother!
    3%
  • Sneaky. Hidden costs
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
30%
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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I attended the Idaho Falls campus of Idaho State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in psychology. I found that it was easy to get involved on campus through volunteering, student government, clubs, and student activities. There are opportunities to support any level of involvement you are looking for! I was highly involved but not all of my friends were. I also felt that the staff and faculty I worked with really cared about me! They wanted me to succeed in and out the class room and checked in regularly. I made some wonderful friends and amazing mentors!
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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.
I am a transfer student to Idaho State University from the College of Southern Idaho. At first, I thought that I would be attending the University of Idaho, but after a long wait to hear back from the program director, I called ISU to see if they could offer the same program. They were wonderful to talk to and put together an online program in my area that would work for me! They have been great to work with and that is why I highly recommend going with Idaho State University!