Overview

Applicants
10,788
Acceptance Rate
81%
Average HS GPA
3.47

GPA Breakdown

28%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

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ACT Test Scores

SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
440 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


Deadlines

Regular — May 15


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,508
with Terminal Degree
649

798
Women
710
Men
147
Minority
32
International

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
39%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting and Finance.
  • Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping.
  • Accounting.
  • Business Administration and Management, General.
  • Business/Commerce, General.
  • Business/Managerial Economics.
  • Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry.
  • Construction Management.
  • Finance, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
  • Operations Management and Supervision.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

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

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General.
  • Computer Science.
  • Information Science/Studies.
  • Information Technology.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Art Teacher Education.
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education.
  • Biology Teacher Education.
  • Business Teacher Education.
  • Chemistry Teacher Education.
  • Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services.
  • Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education.
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching.
  • Earth Science Teacher Education.
  • Education, General.
  • Educational/Instructional Technology.
  • Elementary Education and Teaching.
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
  • French Language Teacher Education.
  • German Language Teacher Education.
  • History Teacher Education.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.
  • Music Teacher Education.
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
  • Physics Teacher Education.
  • Psychology Teacher Education.
  • Social Science Teacher Education.
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education.
  • Special Education and Teaching, General.
  • Special Education and Teaching.
  • Speech Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS.

  • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology.
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Civil Engineering, General.
  • Computer Engineering, General.
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Materials Engineering.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Pre-Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.

  • Child Care Provider/Assistant.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Athletic Training/Trainer.
  • Chiropractic.
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist.
  • Dental Assisting/Assistant.
  • Dietetics/Dietitian.
  • Environmental Health.
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator.
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician.
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist.
  • Physician Assistant.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies.
  • Pre-Optometry Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.
  • Public Health, Other.
  • Radiologist Assistant.
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist.
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
  • Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling.
  • Surgical Technology/Technologist.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • HOMELAND SECURITY, LAW ENFORCEMENT, FIREFIGHTING AND RELATED PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.
  • Fire Protection, Other.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • General Studies.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Applied Mathematics, General.
  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Studies.
  • Forestry, General.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Geophysics and Seismology.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Administration.
  • Social Work.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Social Sciences, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Commercial and Advertising Art.
  • Design and Applied Arts.
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory.
  • Music Management.
  • Music Pedagogy.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music Theory and Composition.


Degrees

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

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Steve Appleton
Chairman and CEO of Micron Technology

Gary Bennett
Managed operations for Galileo and Ulysses spacecrafts

Marvin Bryant
Bacteriologist. Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences

John Carley
President and COO of Albertson's, Inc.

John Elorriaga
Chairman and CEO of U.S. Bancorp

Bernard Fisher
Air Force Medal of Honor for bravery

Francisco Garcia
Director of the Office of Migrant Education, US Dept. of Education

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
21%
Graduate in 5 years
39%
Graduate in 6 years
46%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,395

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,047

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,063

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
60%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,870

Financial aid provided to international students
No

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,259
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$21,341
Required Fees
$2,435
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$233
Transportation for Commuters
$1,574

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,835
Comprehensive Fee

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)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
22,064

Demographics

2.35%
Asian
1.68%
African-American
13.54%
Hispanic
73.41%
Caucasian
1.63%
Unknown
1.52%
International

57% female
43% male
34% are out of state
32% are full time
68% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Wendy Turner

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
300
Number of Honor Societies
12

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Broncos)
8 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Broncos)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Gymnastics
Skiing Downhill Alpine
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

62/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Ramon Silva
Associate Director of Admission

Address
1910 University Drive
Boise, Id 83725

Phone
208-426-1679

Email
orientationinfo@boisestate.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Student Union Building
Albertson's Stadium
Albertson's Library
Velma V. Morrison Center
Allen Noble Hall of Fame
Visual Arts Center Benjamin Victor Gallery


Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Saturday
8:00-5:00
208-426-1679

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation



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