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Boise State University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

24,154 Students

84% Admitted

  • 24,121 full time
  • 7,837 part time
  • 7,179 men full time
  • 8,974 women full time
  • 8,876 applied
  • 7,455 admitted
  • 2,743 enrolled

20,744 Undergraduates

$7,080 Tuition/Year

  • 3,387 Graduates
  • 0 Non-Degree
  • $7,080 in state
  • $3,860 fees
  • $10,692 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Public
Campus Setting: Rocky Mountains Mid-size city
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Buster Bronco
School Colors: Blue & Orange
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Kailee from Boise, ID
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  • Boise State is actually a great school once you get past the people. There are a lot of professors who don't seem to care too much about their jobs as…

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  • Yonsoo from Boise, ID
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  • Boise State University is a beautiful school. It is very socialized with tons of campus activities such as sports. I enjoy going to school here as well as living in…

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  • Chyenne from Downey, ID
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  • One of the most accommodating schools, with a fantastic help/support system. I wanted to go to WSU, but now I'm doing everything in my power to stay with BSU! Don't…

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  • Joseph from Gold Bar, WA
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  • Boise State University located in scenic downtown Boise, Idaho is the perfect place to study your area of interest and live as a college student. Along with an electrifying college…

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Mission Statement

Boise State University is a public, metropolitan research university providing leadership in academics, research and civic engagement. The university offers an array of undergraduate degrees and experiences that foster student success, lifelong learning, community engagement, innovation and creativity. Research, creative activity and graduate programs, including select doctoral degrees, advance new knowledge and benefit the community, the state and the nation. The university is an integral part of its metropolitan environment and is engaged in its economic vitality, policy issues, professional and continuing education programming, and cultural enrichment.

Boise State University
  • Located in Boise, ID
  • Public
  • 24,154 students enrolled
  • 84% admitted
  • $7,080 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Brent from Kuna, ID
  • I am a past student here

    A great university in a city with a high quality of life. If you're into football, this is the place. You gotta love the blue turf!

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  • 2
  • Jayde from Boise, ID
  • I am a current student here

    I have lived in Boise most of my life and I am hitting the point in my life where I need to get away and experience new things. Boise State is a great University but it's not right for me.

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  • 5
  • Prabin from Boise, ID
  • I am a current student here

    Boise State s a small city and not as busy and complex as other cities in the US. Boise State University lies a perfect location surrounded by hills where you can go skiing during winder or go trekking during summer. This place is absolutely easy to get mingled in. At Boise State University you have all sort of activities to have fun and get together with friends. Very often, I goto the Student Recreation Center for playing Basketball, Ping Pong, Volleyball and Swimming. At the Student Union Building, we have 10 Pool boards and Bowling alley. These are some great places where you can make friends. During summer time, we enjoy rafting in the Boise river. We have several organizations where every student can find their thing of interest such as RJ, musician, soccer player etc. One of the biggest event is the Football. We have a big Football stadium here at Boise State University and during a game day every one is excited to goto the field. Tickets are free for students. Those without the ticket come out of their house, put on tents, have tailgate and watch the game on TV. Boise State University is a fun place to be!

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  • 5
  • Amanda from Emmett, ID
  • I am a current student here

    One thing that I know for a fact is that the Boise area is one of my favorites. It seems that everyone is always in a decent mood at least. If you smile at someone, you will get a smile back. If you have your hands full with books or anything else that a college student could get tangled up with, you know that there will be someone there to open a door for you. If you are not much for cold weather however, I recommend searching elsewhere. Boise, and Idaho for that matter, has only two seasons: Winter and Summer. There is not much of an in between. Fortunaetly if you are an outdoorsy type of a person than the Idaho area is perfect for you. Not only do we have a few amazing ski and snowboarding resorts, there is also the world famous rapids that our rivers have to offer. There are also amazing hiking areas and biking routes. Boise State University also makes sure that the students have offers annually for different types of trips to do different outdoor activities for cheap.

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