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Reviews 2010 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Don't know anything about it

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus Security and the R.A.s are helpful and always around

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I like class styles and sizes for most of my classes. The majority of the professor's are helpful

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Getting a job on campus is relatively easy and they work around your schedule pretty well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some of the R.A.'s need to calm down, seriously.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: I love greek life. it's a lot different than other campuses, and people are way more accepting.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Don't know much, they look great. Football players are like gods around here. Intramurals are fun and everyone can get involved.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's a great school so far. Staff is friendly and helpful.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The general education professors are okay. The higher you go into your respective field is where you will find the professors who care and are passionate about what they are teaching. For upper division courses, it can be hard to find classes. Oftentimes, a certain class is only offered fall or spring but not both which can make scheduling a hassle. Also, there is usually only one section offered. This can be tricky if the class fills before your registration appointment and you absolutely need that class on your schedule. Aside from earlier general education courses, the classes are nice and small.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would say the value of a degree from Boise State University is moderate. Thanks to the football program, BSU is a recognizable name to a majority of the nation. The employers who recruit on campus are the same year after year. This isn't surprising as there aren't any jobs in Idaho to begin with.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There isn't generally crime on campus. The only area you need to worry about is the green belt which is used by students and civilians alike. This is where all the crime happens; mainly sexual assaults. Thanks to the BroncoAlert system, which every student can opt into using their school emails, anyone can report suspicious behavior. Also, if someone is assaulted, BroncoAlert is used to alert everyone to where it occurred and provide information about the assailant. They also offer a security service which anyone can call at anytime, to have a security guard accompany them on their walk to class or to their car so they can get their safely. They also have blue emergency poles scattered around campus, where you can press a button to alert security/police to an accident.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I like how they had housing options that included single-person rooms. However, suites that included multiple single-person rooms had no kitchen. The laundry room had 3 each of washers and dryers and about 90% of the time, only 1 of each was working. I also heard terrible things about Chaffee Hall which is where the shared rooms were. The bathrooms are apparently pretty disgusting. Finally, I understand that most of the cost comes from convenience of being directly on campus, but the cost of dorm residence is outrageous. The fact that rent for one single dorm room is more per month than a 2 bedroom house is absurd.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I didn't notice much of a Greek row when I first started school. It wasn't until year ago I noticed a few frats and sororities popping up. I can't say much about them as I haven't interacted when many Greek-involved students.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Overall, I am satisfied with my classes. The campus is beautiful and safe. My only concern is that the S.T.E.M. professors don't do the best job of uplifting and encouraging their female students to speak up and participate in class; in fact, more often than not, they encourage the female students to seek degrees in "easier" degrees. I have experienced this on several occasions, one so severely it influenced me to change majors entirely. I have also heard from several other female students who have experienced the same thing.

5 College Junior

Athletics: 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.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe overall but with all the news that are happening in this world, you just don't know when your scholl can be the next target. It's never safe out there but for now, it is pretty safe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All the professors are very engaging and helpful!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a variety of on campus and internshipa that are major related that is helpful for a student to gain experience prior to getting a real job!

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I've seen some apartments and dorms that my friends live in and they're pretty nice!

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: majority of the friends I made are in sororities and they're all very nice!

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Everyone goes crazy during football season at the blue turf!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I was able to take 5 classes that is 15 credits total by attending twice a week and my schedule worked out perfectly!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Another reason why I came to Boise State is because of how I felt on campus. During the evening, I loved seeing the bright blue poles that were in proximity to me so if I felt unsafe, I could run over and press the button to get help. Of course, there is the occasional issue on the Green Belt, but that is not necessarily "on campus". When I walk through the grounds of Boise State at night, I am not afraid and do not see or hear about any unsafe acts. I really enjoy this aspect of my school and the fact that my friends and I all feel very safe here.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: We have all had good and bad experiences with teachers. Overall, I feel like I have had a decent experience with my courses and professors. Throughout my favorite courses, I believe that they are great and that my professors are doing a great job at explaining the material. At other times, though, I have professors who are corrected multiple times throughout a lecture and do not help whatsoever. So, I am in the middle between this area.

There are barely any courses offered; this is a reason why I am transferring next year. Even if I am interested in taking one art or music class, I have to be an Art or Music major. So, there are not a lot of options to choose from since you have to pick from the small list of the Disciplinary Lens List to fulfill the requirements.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have seen many people who seem to have potential job opportunities and so on. Therefore, BSU's career prospects are okay since I feel like there are still many others who do not have the same opportunities. I rarely see employers recruiting on campus, except when there is the Career Fair that took place once or twice this year. I do know a lot of people employed through Boise State University, so there are student jobs for those who need them. Overall, I have never visited the Career Center or have utilized their services; it is not talked about much and since I am Undeclared, I do not have much of a reason to go.

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