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About Boise State University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College




Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


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%.

Online Education at Boise State University

  • 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 community is diverse. This presents a great opportunity to mingle with various cultures and backgrounds The faculty members and staff are supportive and helpful of the students. The professors are pioneers in their respective subjects and deliver quality content in their lectures.
  • 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.

Location & Contact


1910 University Dr


Email: N/A
Phone: 2084261000
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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:

  • #569-Top Colleges 2019
  • #209 in Public Colleges
  • #227 in Research Universities
  • #108 in The West

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)


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

1st Dec

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


SAT Range

1030 - 1220

ACT Range

21 - 26

Application Fee




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 admissions@boisestate.edu.

For more details about admissions for International applicants, contact the International Admissions Office at (208) 426-4367 or mail to interntl@boisestate.edu.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


Average Annual Cost


Books And Supplies


Other Fees


Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


Budget For Other Expenses


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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.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Registered Nursing, Administration,...

299 Graduates

Health Professions and Related Clin...

228 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

204 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

202 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

196 Graduates

Psychology, General

173 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

167 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

126 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

126 Graduates

Biology, General

118 Graduates


104 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

96 Graduates

Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, G...

96 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

93 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

80 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

79 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

79 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

71 Graduates

Computer Science

69 Graduates

Civil Engineering

63 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Rela...

63 Graduates

Political Science and Government

63 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

56 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

53 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

52 Graduates

Social Work

50 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

49 Graduates


49 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

46 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

41 Graduates


34 Graduates

Construction Management

33 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

33 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

29 Graduates


27 Graduates


25 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

25 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

23 Graduates

International Business

22 Graduates


20 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

17 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

17 Graduates


17 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

17 Graduates

Materials Engineering

15 Graduates

Applied Mathematics

14 Graduates

Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

14 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

13 Graduates


13 Graduates


10 Graduates


8 Graduates

Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multic...

6 Graduates

Business/Managerial Economics

6 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

6 Graduates

Public Health

6 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

5 Graduates

American Sign Language

4 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

3 Graduates

Germanic Languages, Literatures, an...

3 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

2 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




72% White

3% Unknown

2% Black

14% Hispanic

5% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

1% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$58,299 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,173/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

blue and orange

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Mountain West Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country




Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country





Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


Mobile Campus Emergency Alert


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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




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

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


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Students Receiving State Aid


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Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


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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