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Idaho State University is a public institution that was founded in 1901. It has a city setting and the campus size is 1,100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Idaho State University's ranking in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, Tier 2. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,796 (2011-12); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,032 (2011-12).
The Idaho State University campus is located in the city of Pocatello, in the southeast corner of the state, about 160 miles north of Salt Lake City. Idaho State University also has regional campuses in Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Twin Falls. Students at ISU can study in more than 280 academic programs at the certificate level and at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degree levels. ISU offers graduate programs in business, education, and engineering, among other fields. Outside the classroom, ISU students can get involved in more than 130 campus clubs and more than 30 intramural sports.
The Idaho State Bengals varsity athletic teams are members of the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference, and compete in more than a dozen sports. Before every home football game, ISU fans gather to eat, drink, and enjoy live music during what’s known as BengalFest. Notable alumni include William Peterson, who starred in the CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Merril Hoge, ESPN commentator and former professional football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Chicago Bears.
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Students at Idaho State University have access to a wide variety of nationally recognized programs. More than 255 degree and certificate programs are available in the areas of health professions, business, pharmacy, technology, engineering, arts and sciences, and education. With more than 13,400 students, Idaho State University offers all the benefits of a metropolitan university, yet maintains the personal touch of a community college. A student-teacher ratio of 16:1 allows students to have meaningful interaction with the faculty. As the state designated leader in providing education for health professionals, ISU offers training for healthcare professionals across the state.
|School type||public, coed college|
When applying to Idaho State University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at Idaho State University is $40. It is selective.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
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|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Idaho State University is 16:1. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 59.3 percent.
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Idaho State University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Idaho State University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Idaho 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 Idaho State University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Idaho State University.
|Students who have cars on campus||80%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for School
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|In-state tuition and fees||$5,796 (2011-12)|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees||$17,032 (2011-12)|
|Room and board||$8,064 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data