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Boise State University is a public institution that was founded in 1932. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,369, its setting is city, and the campus size is 180 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Boise State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 62. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,884 (2012-13); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,324 (2012-13).
Boise State University is located in the capital of Idaho, in the western part of the state. Boise State students can choose from about 170 academic programs, including several master’s degrees in fields such as business, education, and art. A few of Boise State’s unique academic features include the nation’s only degree in raptor biology, through which students research birds of prey, and a partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, which serves as a great resource for studying microelectronics.
Outside the classroom, students can join more than 200 campus clubs, study abroad in more than 50 countries, or check out one of the many annual school events, such as Earth Week and the International Food, Song and Dance Festival. Boise State is also home to unique athletic facilities for students to explore, including the recreation center with a 7,200-square-foot rock wall, and Bronco Stadium, with its famous blue turf football field. Student athletes can play at the intramural level or try out for one of the nearly 20 Boise State Broncos varsity teams, which compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference.
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|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Boise State University, it's important to note the application deadline is May 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 30. The application fee at Boise State University is $55. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 81.0 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||81.0%|
|Application deadline||May 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 30|
The student-faculty ratio at Boise State University is 19:1, and the school has 26.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Boise State University include: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Business/Commerce, General; Psychology, General; Speech Communication and Rhetoric; and Accounting. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 68.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||8|
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Boise State University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 17,369, with a gender distribution of 47.3 percent male students and 52.7 percent female students. Boise State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority||N/A|
|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Boise State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Boise State University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Boise State University, 90 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Boise State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||90%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
At Boise State University, 70.1 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $4,641.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|In-state tuition and fees||$5,884 (2012-13)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,324 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$6,462 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data