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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?

3,966 Undergraduate Awards
$34,292 Avg Cost After Aid
84% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#69 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#164 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#269 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Boise State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Allied Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Other Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Education Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#35 Most Popular Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#72 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Most Popular English Language & Literature Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#165 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Boise State has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Highest Paid Construction Management Graduates College Factual

Where Is Boise State University?

Location of Boise State University

Contact details for Boise State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725
Phone: 208-426-1000
Website: https://www.boisestate.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoiseStateLive
Twitter: http://twitter.com/boisestatelive

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

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Boise State?

84% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
80% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Boise State University is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Boise State University  ( 470 to 580 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Boise State University  ( 470 to 580 )
200
800
Boise State received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Boise State University  ( 20 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Boise State University  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Boise State University  ( 21 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford Boise State University?

$34,292 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Boise State is $34,292. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

13,104 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,896 undergraduate students at Boise State, with 13,104 being full-time and 9,792 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Boise State

There are also 3,321 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,104 full-time undergraduates at Boise State, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Boise State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Boise State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Boise State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 287
Black or African American 192
Hispanic or Latino 1,761
White 9,686
International Students 184
Other Races/Ethnicities 994

Geographic Diversity

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

3,575 Took All Classes Online
9,530 Took At Least One Class Online
15.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Boise State. In 2017-2018, 9,530 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Boise State has changed over the last few years.

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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
Accounting 20%
Allied Health Professions 11%
Business Administration & Management 8%
Business, Management & Marketing 11%
General Business/Commerce 8%
Health Professions 1%
Human Resource Management 57%
Interdisciplinary Studies 17%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 12%
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6%
Social Sciences 3%

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
Nursing #210
Education #263
Health Professions #350

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 91 0 125 4 135 0 355
Nursing 0 0 308 0 17 5 330
Allied Health Professions 7 0 243 0 0 0 250
Social Work 0 0 62 0 169 0 231
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 64 122 36 0 222
Communication & Media Studies 1 0 215 0 4 0 220
General Business/Commerce 54 0 157 0 0 0 211
Other Health Professions 0 0 191 0 0 0 191
Accounting 0 0 128 0 41 0 169
Instructional Media Design 0 0 0 23 130 13 166
Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 151 0 0 0 151
General Psychology 0 0 149 0 0 0 149
General Biology 0 0 132 0 10 0 142
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 12 111 0 5 0 128
Computer Science 0 0 98 0 17 0 115
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 112 0 0 0 0 112
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 98 0 7 0 105
General English Literature 0 0 95 0 7 0 102
Marketing 0 0 100 0 0 0 100
Romance Languages 56 0 38 0 0 0 94
Health & Physical Education 0 0 66 0 26 0 92
Political Science & Government 0 0 87 0 4 0 91
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 81 0 0 0 81
Design & Applied Arts 0 0 77 0 2 0 79
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 58 2 7 0 67
Special Education 7 0 16 3 29 0 55
Civil Engineering 0 0 45 0 10 0 55
Electrical Engineering 0 0 45 0 5 2 52
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 49 0 2 0 51
Educational Administration 0 0 0 11 36 0 47
History 0 0 37 0 9 0 46
Communication & Journalism (Other) 43 0 0 0 0 0 43
Sociology 0 0 42 0 0 0 42
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 21 0 14 5 40
Construction Management 0 0 39 0 0 0 39
Writing Studies 7 0 12 2 15 0 36
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 36 0 0 0 36
General Social Sciences 0 9 27 0 0 0 36
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 27 4 31
Anthropology 11 0 15 0 5 0 31
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 30 0 0 30
Computer Information Systems 0 0 30 0 0 0 30
Public Health 0 0 11 4 13 0 28
Mathematics 0 0 20 0 6 0 26
Public Relations & Advertising 25 0 0 0 0 0 25
Materials Engineering 0 0 12 1 6 6 25
Public Administration 0 0 0 0 25 0 25
Chemistry 0 0 20 0 3 0 23
International Business 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 22 0 22
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 22 0 0 0 22
Music 0 0 12 0 8 0 20
Physics 0 0 19 0 0 0 19
Economics 0 0 18 0 1 0 19
Multilingual Education 0 0 9 0 6 0 15
General Education 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
American Sign Language 14 0 0 0 0 0 14
East Asian Languages 14 0 0 0 0 0 14
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 14 0 0 14
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 12 0 0 0 12
Germanic Languages 8 0 3 0 0 0 11
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 10 0 1 0 0 0 11
Computer Engineering 9 0 0 0 0 0 9
Dispute Resolution 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
Applied Mathematics 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Philosophy 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 0 0 1 5 6
Ethnic Studies 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Public Policy 0 0 0 0 0 5 5
Urban Studies 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Middle Eastern Semitic Languages 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Zoology 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
International Studies 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Communication Sciences 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Mental & Social Health Services 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Arts & Media Management 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Management Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Classical Languages & Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Organization & Advocacy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 360 133 3,473 240 862 45 5,113

References

*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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