Boise State University

1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725

About Boise State University

Boise State University is classified as a college or university with a large master’s program. Colleges and universities with a large master’s program typically award over 200 master’s degrees and less than 20 research doctorate’s during the academic year. This very large four-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 10,000 students or more. Up to 50% of degree-seeking students are enrolled full time, and fewer than 25% of undergraduates reside on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. Graduate degrees are available in up to half of the fields available to undergraduate majors, and the school awards research doctorate degrees in a variety of fields. Most of these graduate degrees are awarded in professional fields other than engineering, such as education, health professions, social work, or public policy. According to data for fall enrollment, 60-79% of undergraduates are enrolled as full-time students. This institution has a high transfer rate, with at least 20% of its undergrad students entering as transfers. Enrollment data shows that both graduates and undergraduates are enrolled at this institution. Over 90% of the student body are enrolled as undergraduates.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate16,693
Student Age% Under 2555%
 % 25 and Over45%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time68%
 % Part-time32%
Race/Ethnicity% White80.1%
 % Black1.8%
 % Asian3.3%
 % Latino6.3%
 % Native American1.1%
 % Race Unknown5.4%
 % International student2%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted65%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled67%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRequired
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRequired
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT42%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT65%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800570 / 800
 SAT Writing450 / 800540 / 800
 SAT Math470 / 800580 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite20 / 3625 / 36
 ACT English19 / 3625
 ACT Writing6 / 128 / 12
 ACT Math18 / 3625 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$50
 Graduate Application Fee$50
 In-State Tuition & Fees$5,300
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,756
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid73%
 % Undergraduates with Loans50%
 % Undergraduates with Grants72%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,188
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,020
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,020
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,128
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,424
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,860

Neighborhood Data for the Boise Area

Median Age35.3
Median Household Income$49,516
Total Population207,560
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.9% 50.1%
 Age 0-949.9%50.1%
 Age 10-1753.9%46.1%
 Age 18-2449.6%50.4%
 Age 25-2952.5%47.5%
 Age 30-3951.3%48.7%
Race/Ethnicity% White90.8%
 % Black1.4%
 % Asian3.2%
 % Latino7.1%
 % Native American0.7%
 % Pacific Islander0.3%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.6%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals per week can vary
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,020
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$7,020
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$675
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50055.8%24.6%3.1%
 $500 to $74925.7%58.9%0.0%
 $750 to $9993.3%12.6%37.6%
 Over $100015.3%3.9%11.7%
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