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Boise State University is a Public University with a metropolitan campus located in Boise, along the banks of the Boise River.
The university was founded in 1932, with just 70 students, 8 full time and 6 part-time faculty. Now, it has more than 26,270 students offered with around 200 programs. Programs include 68 Master’s, 93 Bachelor’s, 29 Graduate Certificate, and 14 Doctoral programs. Boise State has the nation’s only master’s degree in Raptor Biology. It now has 790 full time and 620 part-time faculty.
Boise State University is committed to personal and social development, educational excellence, and civic engagement. It strives to adhere to their core values of Academic Excellence, Care, Citizenship, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility, and Trustworthiness.
Boise State is renowned for its multiple inter-collegiate athletic teams under the name ‘Boise State Broncos’. The name represents an active and enthusiastic presence in Football, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Soccer, Gymnastics and Volleyball apart from many other sports.
Boise State Broncos have proved to have sturdy performance in Football and have won various Conference Championships and NCAA Championships.
Boise State University is designated as a doctoral research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. It has been accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
University's acceptance rate is 81%.
The online education platform at the university provides 36 programs pertaining to 11 majors.
The online programs are designed focused on the education requirements of working professionals and adult learners. Elimination of the semester schedule in the online programs facilitates a self-paced, flexible study opportunity. This is advantageous for students who wish to pursue higher education and want to incorporate it into their busy schedules without compromising their career-centric routine.
Some of the student reviews about the university are given below.
The online programs are designed with precision in content delivery and the schedule is flexible. Yet, the content quality is not compromised. Boise State University undergraduate tuition and fees for online programs are affordable. Prompt financial aids are also provided at the university.
Boise State University rankings have been reaching new heights for many years. As per Forbes rankings, it has been featured in the esteemed list of “
America's Best Employers By State 2019”. It also holds the following ranks:
US news report features the university with the below rankings:
#293-#381 in National Universities
#42 in Most Innovative Schools (tie)
#285 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
#134 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs (tie)
#99-131 in Best Business Schools
#146 in Part-time MBA (tie)
#50 in Best Education Schools (tie)
#140 in Best Engineering Schools (tie)
#78 In Earth Sciences (tie)
#135 In Best Fine Arts Programs (tie)
#90 In Best Public Affairs Programs (tie)
#77 In Social Work (tie)
Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.
Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.
1030 - 1220
21 - 26
High School GPA
Accept Common App
The admissions procedure at Boise is quite simple but requires an extensive number of documents.
The application form charges a non-refundable fee of $50 from undergraduate domestic students and $65 from graduate domestic students. For international students, the application fee is $85 (non-refundable) for undergraduate and $95 (non-refundable) for graduate programs. The applications at Boise are accepted on a semester basis. It also differs as per the type of applicant.
The university boasts an acceptance rate of 81%. This indicates a higher chance of getting enrolled. The average GPA required here is 3 .40. ACT/SAT score reports are mandatory for undergraduate admission and GRE/GMAT scores are required for graduate admission but only as per programs requirements.
For more details about admissions for domestic students, contact Boise State Admissions at 208-426-1156 or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details about admissions for International applicants, contact the International Admissions Office at (208) 426-4367 or mail to email@example.com.
Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.
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Books And Supplies
Room And Board
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The net price for studying at Boise State University comes to around $21,850.
The average annual cost of attendance amounts to nearly $38,787. It includes the following expenses:
Tuition Fees: $25,290
Books and supplies: $880
Other fees: $514
Room and Boarding: $9,079
Budget for other expenses: $2,458
Highest Degree Offered
The highest degree offered by the Institution.
Full-Time Retention Rate
Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.
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Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.
Research Funding per Student
Evening Degree Programs
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Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS
ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER
Two or more races
Non Resident alien
American Indian/Alaska native
1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander
Out Of State
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$58,299 per year
The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.
On Campus Housing Available
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The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around
Meal Plan Available
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Division Sports Nickname
blue and orange
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Mountain West Conference
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Track and Field
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Swimming and Diving
24-Hour Security Patrol
Campus Emergency Phones
24-Hour Escort Safety rides
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The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At BSU, $11,246 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at BSU costs around $4,173 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 43% male and 57% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
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Typical Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.
$182 - 334
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Out of 7,811 students
10% Still Enrolled
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Average Aid Per Year
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Students Receiving Institutional Grants
Aid awarded based on the family income.
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
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Apart from acquiring adequate knowledge about the admission requirements and applicant process, it is also important for applicants to know about the financial assistance provided by the university.
A financial aid package typically meets a student’s full financial need through a combination of scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans in order to meet the net price of $21,850.
The average financial aid required is $15,732. Around 61% of undergraduates receive financial aid from the college.
Students are required to ensure eligibility before applying for these aids. Eligibility factors range from nationality and citizenship to financial instability and military service background of the applicant. Upon confirmation of eligibility, students are required to fill in the FAFSA form.
After the submission of FAFSA and scholarship applications, applicants need to check BroncoMail and my.boisestate.edu.
Boise State University federal school code is 001616. The various financial aid provisions at the university are detailed below.
Federal Aids such as Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, Direct PLUS Loan, and the Federal Work-Study option.
Idaho Opportunity Scholarship is provided as State Aid.
Post 9/11 GI Bill is provided as the Military Aid along with the Tuition Assistance Program.
Boise State University scholarships such as the Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, and the True Blue Promise are provided as the Institutional Aids by the university along with Gem Scholarship, WUE Scholarship, and the Treasure Scholarship.
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