Boise State University

2,144 reviews
  1. Boise, ID
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    A+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Boise State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Mountain West Conference
Address
1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725

Boise State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
910-1140
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$15,847/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,079/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,088/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,502/ year
  • $76-110k
    $18,391/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,574/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.121 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.125 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.124 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,155Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
23%
Pell Grant
33%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 77 responses
Report
  • Average; from the people i have met
    32%
  • Diverse
    23%
  • Easy going having a good time
    18%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    9%
  • Passionate, school spirit
    5%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    5%
  • White
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.164 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.214 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 82 responses
Report
  • Bronco nation
    63%
  • Broncos
    18%
  • Supporting
    7%
  • Average
    2%
  • Caring
    2%
  • Friendly
    2%
  • Useful
    2%

After Boise State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.75 responses

Reviews

2,144 reviews
  • Excellent
    271
  • Very Good
    809
  • Average
    840
  • Poor
    153
  • Terrible
    71
I almost didn't come to school here because of the rating on the website, but now I'm here and can tell you that these ratings aren't a true representation of the school whatsoever. I can say I love this school and Boise with my whole heart. If you don't like football you better learn something because gamedays are the best! I live in Chaffee hall which is super social and I've met my best friends through it. The school is awesome and everyone here loves it. The place is a hidden gem. Basically every other person is from California and another plus is there's tons of fun things to do in the city and in the mountains. Come to school here!
  • Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I love Boise State, it is such an amazing university with a very diverse arrange of departments and it has a beautiful green campus. You get to know so many people from all over the west coast and the classes are great and the professors are really wonderful people. Their staff is very attentive and provides a lot of help for any major. Campus is so well arranged and my classes are about a 5 minute walk from each other (at least this semester) and people are really nice and easy to talk to overall. This university makes you take pride in it and as we always say, Go Broncos!
  • Freshman
  • 3 months ago
The football program is amazing! Whether the team is great or mediocre, the stands are always packed! Tail-gating is a huge pull for the older patrons of the community. The entire stadium parking lot is full with tail-gaters set up everywhere. Students will wait in line all night to get their seats for each game.

The basketball program is also great. The student section is usually pretty full. A majority of seats are filled by community members; and each game they acknowledge different season ticket holders, some having had season tickets for over 40 years. It's not hard to feel the school spirit from students and community members alike.
  • College Junior
  • 9 months ago