Boise State University Overview
Boise State University is a public institution situated in Boise, Idaho. The location of Boise State is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is Boise State University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Boise State.
- For the 2017-2018 academic year, 53% of the faculty were full-time.
Boise State University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Boise State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Boise State.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Boise State has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Boise State University?
Contact details for Boise State are given below.
|Address:||1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725|
How Do I Get Into Boise State?
You can apply to Boise State online at: https://www.boisestate.edu/admissions/apply/
Admission Requirements for Boise State
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Boise State?
Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.
Average Test Scores
About 80% of students accepted to Boise State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 580. Math scores were between 470 and 580.
Can I Afford Boise State University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Boise State, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,337 a year. That adds up to $25,348 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Boise State is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
Boise State University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 3,471 graduate students at the school.
Of the 12,787 full-time undergraduates at Boise State, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Boise State University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||195|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,701|
Idaho students aren't the only ones who study at Boise State University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 71 countries are represented at Boise State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.
Online Learning at Boise State University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Boise State has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in Idaho for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Boise State
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Boise State University was 15.4%. This is the #1,061 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Boise State regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Boise State majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Allied Health Professions||11%|
|Business Administration & Management||8%|
|Business, Management & Marketing||11%|
|Human Resource Management||57%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||12%|
|Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies||6%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Boise State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Boise State.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Allied Health Professions||#33|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#46|
|Instructional Media Design||#49|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Boise State University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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