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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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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I had the grades and the level of need to get plenty of scholarships. Outside scholarships, like from the government supplemented where I needed, but if they determine that you've received enough to fill your need, you can't qualify for need-based scholarships or work-study. So talk to them about that.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: I only party with friends, so it's always fun, happens pretty often, and it's safe. Maybe that's part of why we're a dry campus--it's safer; no real date-rape issue. I dunno what others party experiences are. I was never into getting drunk with strangers.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus. There are booths with buttons to call public safety which you're encouraged to use even if you just feel uncomfortable walking alone. We're rated one of the most safe campuses, and that probably because no one does anything to put themselves in danger and there are so many ways to get help. Public safety responds quickly I've been told (never needed it myself). It's a well-lit campus with plenty of security if you use common sense and don't go into a dark alley somewhere. You have friends (otherwise you wouldn't be out and about at night), so just don't be alone. And don't be alone with anyone you do t know well. I shoved a guy out of my dorm freshman year who pinned my roommate on the couch in the living room because he thought they were alone. He tried to joke like it wasn't a big deal, but we never saw him again, so he got the message to "get lost."

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living in Rendezvous is nice but pricey! Own bedroom, shared living room/kitchen (which you can't cook in unless you use the microwave. So that sucks). Turner ice heard is horrible. But much cheaper than rendezvous. The other dorms I hear mixed things about. I only lived in rendezvous. Then I moved to an apartment, which is much much better!! Much more responsibility, but also much more independent. And if you find a roommate it's pretty affordable! Let's be honest, housing in Pocatello is cheap compared to anywhere else, even for the "pricier" places.

As a freshman, live on campus to establish a social life (and get involved or living on campus is t going to help much. The convenience is what gives you the advantage, but only if you actively take advantage of it!). Then feel free to escape to cheaper or more independent living opportunities! :) That's what I did!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I love the little places downtown/in old town. We have the classic chain restaurants, but the hole-in-the-wall places like El Herradero or Thai Paradise are DELICIOUS, and give you lots of food for your money. The god here is good. It's the best thing about Pocatello. I won't go into too much detail--the fun part is exploring and finding a new place! Especially when you go to neighboring towns like Lava to enjoy the cheap (but pretty high quality) hot springs.

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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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