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
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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.82 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 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 48 responses
Report
  • College Student
    40%
  • Working
    23%
  • Married with kids; Non-traditional students
    15%
  • Smart
    10%
  • Determined
    6%
  • 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.93 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Bengal Pride!
    42%
  • It is a college
    20%
  • 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 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
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Idaho State University Reviews

1,173 reviews
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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.
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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!
I enjoyed Idaho State overall. I was an athlete on the women's basketball team and the family community was amazing. No matter where we would go the community supported us. The diversity was very limited though. The majority of the diversity came from the athletics program. I was in the mathematics program but did a majority of my undergrad classes here. The professors were extremely nice and always willing to work with my busy athletic schedule. Overall, Idaho State is a good college but just lacks its own special flare.