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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  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 6,137 undergraduate students. The Idaho State acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 36% of students, Idaho State alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,700.
921 S 8th Ave
Pocatello, ID 83209
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FCS
Athletic Conference
Big Sky Conference

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.

ISU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$13,135/ 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
$6,965/ 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
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
65%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.95 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.94 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
9
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
5
Online Bachelor's Programs
4
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    36%
  • On Campus
    56%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,137Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
4,264
Undergrads Over 25
24%
Pell Grant
47%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 59 responses
  • College Student
    42%
  • Working
    22%
  • Married with kids; Non-traditional students
    15%
  • Smart
    8%
  • Determined
    7%
  • Robots to the power that be
    3%
  • Struggling
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
46%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.106 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.121 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
  • Bengal Pride!
    43%
  • It's great!
    17%
  • It is a college
    16%
  • Great for health fields.
    5%
  • Perfectly fits my needs as a single mother!
    5%
  • Very in tune with student needs
    5%
  • Sneaky. Hidden costs
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
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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I feel that the support staff for anything doesn't really support or they are so busy that they can't get to everyone. This needs to be improved.
I lived in a dorm, where not only did the heat go out for an entire week, the cold winter wind blew right into our room. Both my roommate and I got sick. No electric heaters were offered or anything!

I didn't take on-line classes until campus closed and forced us to do classes online.
I will be a freshman here starting in the fall and I have appreciated how welcoming Idaho State University has been throughout my application process. We had a small hiccup because I almost didn't get my commitment deposit in on time due to not receiving my acceptance letter; however, we got it all sorted out and I cannot wait to start in the fall!