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Boise State University

Boise, Idaho

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Overview

Student Population
24,069
Boise State University overview
Location Boise, Idaho
Online boisestate.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Boise State University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Boise, Idaho, Boise State University is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 15,511 prospective students applied, and 12,020 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,845 enrolled in the school.  14,221 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 9,848 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $5,532 plus fees of $2,536. Boise State is ranked 740 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

Boise State is rated within the lower 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Boise State University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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SAT 1030/1210
ACT 21/26
Estimated GPA 3.37
Applications Accepted
77.5% 
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Applications Due Feb 15, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Idaho Resident Tuition
$5,532
In State Costs for Boise State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$2,536
Room and Board $12,327
Budget for Other Expenses$3,895
Total One Year Cost$25,530
Out of State Resident Tuition
$22,452
Out of State Costs for Boise State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$2,536
Room and Board $12,327
Budget for Other Expenses$3,895
Total One Year Cost$42,450

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
29% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Boise State University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 21%
Health Professions 17%
Education 8%
Social Sciences 6%
Communication 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142115 IPEDS survey data for Boise State University.

Current students may use the Boise State University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.