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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I live at home so I am not sure what it is like

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I wish that there were more options

3 College Freshman

Administration: They are strict enough to keep the students safe.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: it would be nice to receive more money to help pay

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The parties could use some work.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is of good quality and appealing to me.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus. I would like yo experience living on campus, but I was not able to afford it.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I've never really had any experience with Greeks on campus. I do know the captain or head of the fraternity at ISU and he' very nice doesn't act any different than a normal person on campus towards you.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I've always felt very safe on campus. I've never heard of any problems regarding anything health and safety relatedon campus. It's very rare and safe.

4 College Student

Campus Food: There are plenty of options on campus and many different seating places for students. My favorite is the coffee shop because t provides healthy options for students and fresh baked goods as well as sandwiches and fantastic coffees or smoothies all at a decent price.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Campus housing is always pretty convenient if you like to be near school. Plus all the athletes live on campus so that's always a great social and fun atmosphere.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of housing options off-campus and they're generally pretty nice places. The prices are decent, availability isn't really an issue, and they're never far from campus so you can get to school pretty fast. The parking s usually pretty good, plenty of space.

3 College Student

Party Scene: The parties during football season are great, there are tons and they're always super fun. But you can forget about parties during winter, good ones are few and far between.

3 College Student

Local Area: Pocatello is a pretty small town, and sometimes it' a great thing. But it can be hard to find something to do in your spare time, the recreation isn't all that great and neither are the activities. The mall is okay for a small town but it's not grand.

3 College Student

Majors: It's a lot of lectures that are dry. Some of the professors don't seem very enthused about what they're teaching and I don't gather a lot of information from the courses I want to be majoring in.

3 College Student

Athletics: Sports haven't really been a big part of college life for me at Idaho State no one talks about them very much, they're just kind of there.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I'm still trying to get my financial aid to come through which was supposed to come in at the end f the month but I haven't heard anything about since they emailed me about there being a delay.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I live off campus and prefer it.

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5 College Senior

Majors: I didn't have trouble getting into my program. It was all pretty standard.

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4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Everyone feels safety is important.

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5 College Senior

Administration: Everyone seems concerned and invested in student safety and enjoyment.

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4 College Senior

Local Area: It's a great town and the people are fabulous!

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: We don't have a stellar football team, but other teams are great. Rugby is a club, but one of our best teams. Girls soccer is another really good one. School spirit is normal, not a roaring over-the-top craziness.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: It may not be an art school, but we have stellar professors from great schools. The skills you learn from individual professors build on each other for a really well-rounded education. Classes are small, professors and students are on a first-name basis, they actually care about the students and their progress. It's a lot of work, you have to be self-motivated and dedicate time, but if you do, you'll blossom as an artist. Most of the classes are in one building, so it's easy to go from one 3-hour class to another and have time to take a lunch break even with a packed art schedule. we have such a variety of media--fiber arts, ceramics, paper making, sculpture, metals and jewelry, painting (acrylic and oil), watercolor, printmaking, anatomy(figure) drawing and painting, basic design, drawing, etc. and of course history courses.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: We have a wide variety of majors, and some of them are top ranked in the region or country. Psychology and Engineering are two really good well-known ones. Education is a rigorous and respected degree, as is pharmacy. It's a very affordable school, with a flat tuition fee for part-time students and a flat tuition fee for full-time students. None of that random fees for credit hours with room for hidden fees and crap like that. The only fees you might not expect are fees associated with individual classes, like lab fees, but they're very reasonable and it makes sense why they are applied. All of my professors explain what the fees go towards when there are fees.

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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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