Boise State University (Boise State)

1910 University Dr, Boise, ID

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Boise State University is a public college that has a large number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Boise, ID, in a predominantly urban area. Approximately 20,000 students are enrolled per year at Boise State University.

Students can choose from many areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1390 - 1700 on the SAT and between 20 - 25 on the ACT is typical among students accepted to Boise State University. Boise State University accepts approximately 80 percent of applicants yearly. Of those applicants admitted, around 52 percent registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and out-of-state residents. In-state tuition costs close to $6,100 per year with out-of-state tuition costing $18,000 annually. Housing may be available for those that would like to live on-campus for a cost of $3,900 annually. This school may provide financial aid for students that qualify by way of grants and loans.

The mascot for Boise State University is the "Broncos", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs available:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the students Boise State accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Boise State University is about 22,000, with undergraduate students making up about 86% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $11,600. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $50 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • In-State: $4,800-$5,700
    • Out-of-State: $19,000-$22,580
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $270-$330 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $520-$630 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships67%$8,341
Receiving Student Loans52%$5,769

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Boise State University may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assistance to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Boise State University is around 38%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years9%
Graduating in 5 Years16%
Graduating in 6 Years7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dental Assistant Program
  • Music Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Boise State University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (Mountain West Conference)
  • Track and Field (Mountain West Conference)
  • Football (Mountain West Conference)
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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