Idaho State University campus

Overview

Applicants
3,889
Acceptance Rate
73%
Average HS GPA
3.21

GPA Breakdown

20%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
3%
1.00 - 1.99

Test Scores

SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 570
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
18 - 24

Other Admission Factors


Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
838
with Terminal Degree
471

470
Men
368
Women
55
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
4%
Graduate in 5 years
12%
Graduate in 6 years
18%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Women's Studies

  • Basic Skills

  • Basic Skills, General

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Insurance
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Programming, Specific Applications
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

  • Construction Trades

  • Carpentry/Carpenter
  • Electrician

  • Education

  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Education, General
  • Education, Other
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General
  • Educational/Instructional Media Design
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering

  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • Instrumentation Technology/Technician
  • Laser and Optical Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Hearing Sciences
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
  • Dentistry (DDS, DMD)
  • Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)
  • Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training (LPN, LVN, Cert. Dipl, AAS)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
  • Nursing, Other
  • Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
  • Occupational Therapy/Therapist
  • Pharmaceutics and Drug Design (MS, PhD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs (MS, PhD)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Statistics, General

  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians

  • Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
  • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Business Machine Repair
  • Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
  • Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Mechanics and Repairers, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Museology/Museum Studies
  • Systems Science and Theory

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • Physics, General

  • Precision Production

  • Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
  • Welding Technology/Welder

  • Psychology

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration
  • Social Work

  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC, ROTC)

  • Army JROTC/ROTC

  • Residency Programs

  • Dental Residency Program, Other
  • Family Medicine

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • Security and Protective Services, Other

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Technology Education/Industrial Arts

  • Technology Education/Industrial Arts

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Internship

Prominent Alumni


Stacy Dragilla
Olympic Gold Medalist (2000)

Roger Williams
Pianist/entertainer

Terrel H. Bell
Former secretary U.S. Dept. of Education

Hans Ashbaker
Opera Singer

James McClure
Former Senator

John Foreman
Movie Producer

William Peterson
Actor best known on "CSI"

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
4%
Graduate in 5 years
12%
Graduate in 6 years
18%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Classes
Interest Inventory
Opportunities at School

Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$3,318
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$13,120
Required Fees
$1,650
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,700
Transportation for Commuters
$1,344

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Nursing Scholarships
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
11,258
Out of State
6%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
63

Demographics

55% female
45% male
6% are out of state
68% are full time
32% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
7%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
20%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
142
Number of Honor Societies
8

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
7

1% join a fraternity
1% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Bengals)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Bengals)
9 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups: www2d.isu.edu/departments/stdorg/

Minority Support Groups: www.isu.edu/stdorg/index.shtml

Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
15

Average Number of PC's per Lab
51

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Scott Turner
Dir. Recruitment Services

Address
Administration 136 Stop 8011
P.O. Box 8054
Pocatello, ID 832098270

Phone
208-282-4422

Email
turnscot@isu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Idaho Museum of Natural History
Rock Climbing Wall at Reed Gym
L.E. and Thelma E Stephens performing Ar
Rendezvous Center
Particle Accelerator

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Ross Park Aquatic Center
Yellowstone National Park
Mink Creek Recreation Area
Pebble Creek Ski Area
Lava Hot Springs

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8am-5pm
208-282-4422

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Varies
Times: Mon-Fri by appointment
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Mon-Fri by Appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
info@isu.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
2-night maximum stay only; up to 3 free

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Situated approximately 10 miles from campus is the Pocatello Regional Airport. Call the Office of Enrollment Planning to make arrangements. Taxis are available for transportation from the airport to campus; call 208-282-1115.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-15, take the Clark St. exit and turn west into town on Clark St. to 8th Ave. Turn left on 8th Ave. and proceed to the stop light at 8th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, then turn right.

Local Accommodations
Accommodations in Pocatello offer convenience and value, but nothing out of the ordinary. One very basic, quite inexpensive hotel is situated just across the street from the university. Frequented regularly by university visitors, the Econolodge (835 S. 5th Ave.; 208-233-0451) offers special rates. If you're craving hustle and bustle, you might try the Red Lion (2055 Pocatello Creek; 208-233-2200), a 5-minute drive away. It has restaurants, an indoor pool, a weight room, a sauna, and evening entertainment in the lounge. Rooms are only slightly more expensive than the choice listed above. About 5 miles away is a Holiday Inn (1399 Bench Rd.; 208-237-1400) with an indoor pool, miniature golf, ping pong, a whirlpool and sauna, and fitness center privileges. Ameritel (1440 Bench Rd.; 208-234-7500) has a 24-hour pool, hot tub, and exercise room. It offers a deluxe continental breakfast and free HBO.