Boise State University

2,127 reviews
  1. Boise, ID
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.83 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.82 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 39 responses
Report
  • Average; from the people i have met
    44%
  • Diverse
    26%
  • Easy going having a good time
    13%
  • Rich parents bought them cameros
    8%
  • White
    5%
  • Studious and determined, but fun.
    3%
  • Tired
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Data not available
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.127 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.176 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Bronco nation
    73%
  • Broncos
    23%
  • Caring
    3%
  • Useful
    3%

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%
67%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

2,127 reviews
  • Excellent
    259
  • Very Good
    789
  • Average
    831
  • Poor
    153
  • Terrible
    71
I have really enjoyed attending Boise State so far, everyone is really friendly and the environment is beautiful. There is always activities to do, such as biking the green belt, going up to the ski hill, on campus sports, going to the rec, walking downtown to get a bite to eat. However, the location is not only the best thing. The professors have been amazing so far, always willing to help when needed, and easy to talk to. BSU is definitely the school for me, the academic help and constant outdoor activities are outstanding. If I had to change one thing, it would have to be the food in the brc. Other than that, I truly enjoy going here.
  • Freshman
  • 10 days ago
My experience at Boise State was fantastic. The diversity and environment are two things I love about Boise State.
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago
Boise State University is a college I recommend to everyone. Its a diverse university in the Boise area with great education opportunities. It is located right downtown, for that social city feel, with beautiful parks surrounding. My school is great, I wouldn't change my decision of attending ever. You have many opportunities for club and academic involvement. Although the class sizes can be rather large, the professors take individual time to make sure their students are well versed in their teachings.
  • College Sophomore
  • 2 months ago