Location
Pocatello, ID
Undergrads
7,432
Tuition (in-state)
$17,870 ($6,070)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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Reviews 826 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's really very few things to do in Pocatello/Chubbuck. There's the arcade in the university, and there's a couple bars, but most of the people who go there are over 40 and don't really care to party.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not sure on this either, I don't really partake in sports, nor do I socialize much.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I didn't go to school one day out of fear that a snowstorm was going to come, and did not want to drive home in it, but it never came.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Again, I don't know too much about it, so my perception could be off.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: If there's been incidents on campus, I haven't heard of them.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The generals are easy to get through. The staff is very willing to work around disabilities if you have them.

4 College Freshman

Majors: With Computer Science in particular, it was easy to get an advisor to help me work out the kinks of the next few years for getting a degree in CS. I just have to complete 282 and then I can officially start on my degree.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The teachers for CS are great. I'm enjoying the first class to get started on the degree/minor, which is programming with Java. The workload is fair, not extremely easy, but not overtly difficult, it's right in the middle, where it should be. I enjoy it very much. Aside from a minor problem with the graders for this class, I don't have any problems with it. They grade mostly fairly, I've really only had deduction based on the fact that I didn't include a dollar sign to signify a dollar value, but it was not listed in the instructions to do so.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I'm not absolutely sure on everything, because I'm not in sports.

2 College Freshman

Diversity: You see middle eastern students, African exchange students, and a lot of Chinese and general White students.

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1 College Freshman

Scholarships: The staff is poorly informed and not knowledgeable and they care not in the least whether you attend or not due to financial aid. Absolutely the worst.

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2 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Its a small town that basically survives because of the college. However theres very little to do in way of activities such as skating bowling, or anything of the like.

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2 College Freshman

Computers: You can survive without a personal lap top for the first year of classes or so. After that you better get something or you'll suffer.

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1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You wont survive long in Pocatello if your a vegetarian or vegan.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Theres a greek chapter at ISU in name only. It doesn't mean anything.

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2 College Freshman

Athletics: There is little to no support for the college football, track, or other sport teams because they're not very good.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are not something that ISU students talk about openly or easily. You wont find out if someone does drugs until you know them for a while.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing situation in Pocatello is horrendous, with very few choices and those choices often being with slumlords.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: They have busses set on 15 minute intervals, so its not too terrible to use the bus route. Not exactly economical to commute from any distance though.

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1 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is no nightlife at Idaho State University. If your going to a bar, its likely to be filled with 40+ year old people.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus police make everyone constantly feel like criminals if you spend more than three minutes standing next to your car, and their parking violations are ridiculous.

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I need more vegetarian food.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I do not like this place.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Rules say that smoking is not allowed on campus, but I see many people smoke.

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5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The Public safety is right there to help you at whatever cause. you have no idea how much they help me when i need my car battery charged up when i need it they came straight to the rescue and were very nice.

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Eryn Lowe
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Communications/TV Broadcasting
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ISU is what someone might call "one of a kind." It has the city setting without actually being in a huge city. It is an institution with diverse programs, qualified professors, and a field of interest for any student. And although it is an Idaho university with an Idaho environment, out-of-state and international students are welcome and included. There is a club or student organization for everybody, and if that isn't your cup of tea, there is always the great Idaho outdoors to enjoy.

ISU has a wonderful hometown feel with multiple opportunities available. The student experience at ISU, and probably any college or university, really comes down to what the student wants out of it. Pocatello can be viewed as an amazingly boring town, or it can be a fun, chill place to just lay back and enjoy life. That is definitely the word for Pocatello and ISU life in general—chill. For the most part, students and professors are laid-back and easy-going. The ISU experience is what students make of it, but most likely that experience will be one of great memories and good times in good ol' Idaho.

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