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Founded in 1932, Boise State University. is a Public college. Located in Idaho, which is a city setting in Idaho, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 20,186 full time undergraduate students, and 3,668 full time graduate students.
The Boise State University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 726 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Boise State University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at BSU are considered Less Selective, with ,105% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 31 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
72% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 36% were in the top quarter, and 12% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Boise State University.
234 Students rated on-campus housing 3.5 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
212 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
316 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 18 % gave the school a 5.0.
347 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.
347 Students rated class size 3.8 stars. 21 % gave the school a 5.0.
347 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
349 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.
347 Students rated academics 3.9 stars. 35 % gave the school a 5.0.
111 Students rated Boise State University
I have really enjoyed the time I have spent at Boise State University and I am very excited to spend a few more great years here in this lovely city and make more memories with some amazing people. BSU was my first choice college and I am so glad I made the decision to come to this school, I have made some really great friends, done well academically, and have been able to find wonderful opportunities that I might not have been able to experience elsewhere. If you are looking at colleges, I would highly recommend BSU to anyone that is looking for a school that offers a homey atmosphere, wonderful academic programs, and a wide variety of work and extracurricular activities.
Boise stats has that small town big community feel. Students at Boise state are open and love to welcome new students. Diversity is big. There are many organizations to choose from that can fit your personal interests and background. Here at Boise state, there is no need to fit in. Everyone is welcome!
I love Boise State! There are always so many fun events that are lead every week to help the students have a break. Also the sport culture is very infectious! I went to one basketball game (which is usually not my favorite sport to watch), but now I go to as many as I can. They get the students involved so much! Campus is pretty safe, and when I don't feel safe, Boise state has many alarm polls around to call for help and campus security is very active to help you feel safe. I also love the BSU shuttle that helps to get students around campus faster. It has helped me so many times! The only things I don't like about Boise state is that I wish the food was better/more affordable and easier accessibility to get help with on campus housing. I had a lot of trouble with on campus housing. I applied for housing when it first opened but, first wasn't paired with the roommate I wanted, second wasn't given the housing set up I applied for, and third was not given a housing assignment until 10 days before the move in day.
Boise State University is a reputable college. Students will find the college a standard learning environment.
With its well equipped professors, students would get impacted upon positively.
Boise state University has a beautiful learning environment. I'll advise students looking for a healthy school system to apply to Boise State University.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Boise State University is 81%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
My college experience has given me the ability to get to know myself and how far I can push myself. I've learned how to manage my time to get my homework done, even after working 30 hours a week and taking care of myself and my responsibilities. I've been presented with my strengths and my weaknesses and an array of supporters who are willing to help me improve. I haven't had a lot of college time to experience, but if I continue to grow as a person as I have been, I think that the value is immeasurable.
Being a large university, the classes fill up extremely fast and sometimes it's hard to get into the ones you need.
Boise State is a accademically strong college that respects both the envirnment and the students that attend.
I wish I had known more about time management before I atteneded college.
Talented, helpful, accomplished and resourceful people.
Our school is more than likely best known for its football team. The Bronco's won their first fiesta bowl in 2007, which put them on the map, and they won again this year. So I'm pretty sure our school is best known for its football team.
Boise State happened to be less than an hour to both my parents' houses. It had church around the corner and my martial arts a little drive away. It gave me a pretty nice scholarship and had the Biology-Zoology major that I was looking for. I like school spirit and there couldn't be enough of that on BSU campus. I love attending the football games, that was an amazing part of BSU in the Fall. It's also a short walk to the grocery store and the theatre. So it was perfect for me.
Someone who is really in love with football would love this school. Other sports players seem like freshman teams and only football is varsity.
Boise State is an awesome school! Students are intelligent, caring, kind and looking toward the future with great hope and determination. In our quest for excellence, the parking situation seemed to be overlooked. There aren't enough on campus parking spaces for those of us who drive. This affects our ease in getting around campus, making it more difficult to get from place to place than it should be. Since Boise State is getting increasingly popular, fixing the parking would be beneficial for everyone involved. GO BRONCOS!
I brag that in my school the teachers help every student succeed in their classroom, even if that means a few hours of tutoring outside of class. I also brag that I love it on the campus, because it is a safe and positive environment for all walks of life.
This is a good school for most people, as long as they can find a major to stick with.
A mixture of jocks and outdoors people. Both are very common on campus between our multiple varsity sports programs, our club and intramural sports programs, and our prime location in a great outdoors region.
Professors and staff at BSU know your name and tend to know a lot about you. It's very easy to talk to your advisers and the professors at the school. A lot of this comes with the opportunity to do leadership retreats with certain professors. Class participation is common, you will be called out to answer questions, which helps you to develop your public speaking skills. I'm personally apart of the school of health sciences and we have various clubs like pre-med club that I spend extra time outside of advising with my adviser and fellow students. There are tons of clubs ran by students and professors that can accommodate just about any interest you might have. I started attending the pre-med club meetings even before I started attending school there since I opted to start in the spring. My adviser Glenda was very helpful and kept me up to date on gatherings to help get me involved.
I absolutely love Boise State, they make you feel like family from the day you apply. My favorite thing so far is the faculty and advisers, they are all so very helpful and completely dedicated to your success at Boise State.If you've ever been to Boise I'm sure you noticed we're all very dedicated to our Broncos, on a typical game day just about everyone in town is wearing Bronco gear in support of our team. So obviously school pride is our thing, everyone is always happy to hear it when you say you attend Boise State,
On BSU's campus there are so many clubs and so many things to do. We have a club for just about everyone and their interest. If there isn't a club you want to join you can easily start one. We also have the recreation center which has group trips, rentals, a rock climbing wall, the gym, etc. I'm personally really interested in going on one of the night hikes with the rec center. Additionally I'm a part of the pre-med club, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), American Medical Student Association (AMSA), and I first learned about some of the volunteer opportunities from orientation. I personally spend a lot of my time volunteering and participating in webinars, meetings, etc to help me stay on the right track to accomplishing my goals. I'm looking forward to AMSA's annual convention which brings in well known health care providers to help us learn certain procedures, talk about admissions into medical school, and more. NSCS helps us to get involved, make a difference, use our skills to get scholarships for school, and then of course you have all the recreation that is offered by the school rather that be hiking, rafting, swimming, etc there are definitely things you can do on a Saturday night that doesn't involve drinking.
There are quite a few places on campus that are great for studying. I usually go to the library. There are 4 or 5 floors, each equipped with lots of tables, study nooks, and private study rooms. This makes it really easy to find a quiet place to study. My next favorite place is the Interactive Learning Center. The bottom level consists of a convenience store, Einstein Bagel Bros, and the technology assistance center. The upper levels consist of classrooms and lots of couches, chairs and tables to study at. The layout is completely open, so it is very nice. I also like studying in the upstairs of the Student Union. It is really quiet and there are a lot of couches to choose from :)
I am currently a new student at BSU. I haven't had the chance to sit in on my first class just yet, but I do have some information. Usually the classes you register for are fairly close or within the same general area of the campus. Most of mine are in Morrison Center, Math Center, etc. Since I have transferred to BSU it's obvious I will be spending a lot more time in class and for about 2-4 hours, 2-3 times a week per class. I used to have a seminar once a week and was pretty much on my own outside of that. It obvious at BSU you have more time with your professors and there are multiple channels to get a hold of them outside of class. The classrooms are pretty standard and clearly limit how many students will be in each class, which is good because you get a more attention during class and it's easier to connect with other students in your class.
My second day of classes it started to snow really hard here in Boise. of course most of us girls wear makeup and I just changed to a physician's formula mascara that is very different from most masscaras because it's not as waterproof. Anyway I have to walk to several building it the snow and slush plus it's still coming down. This story really proves how great of students BSU has, a random girl happened to notice me while she was walking to her next classes and mentioned to me that my mascara was running and helped me to clear the somewhat embarrassing mess on my face. I was so thankful she stopped to tell me about it because I more than likely wouldn't have even noticed at all. I rarely have to go to the bathroom since I only have 3 classes at the most on any given day and they're pretty close before I can go home. So random girl who helped me out thank you!
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
81% of students
attending Boise State University receive some sort of financial aid.
32% were awarded federal grants.
While 46% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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