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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Some buildings are really nice and up to date such as Rendezvous. Other buildings such Garrison and Turner are not in the greatest shapes.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: We have tons of campus events every year--reaching over 8000! Between the movie theater and bowling alley on campus and all of the student events they hold every week...there is no way to be bored!! They are a ton of fun and a great way to spend your free time. One of my favorite traditions here is Bengal Wednesday! Happens every Wednesday (obviously) and you wear your bengal gear or colors and you can get free stuff!! Water bottles, pop/energy drinks, candy, more bengal's awesome!!!

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: We have a rendezvous center that contains classes and study areas and dorm rooms. It also has a food court area.

4 College Senior

Campus Quality: We have many activities such as concerts, game nights, clubs, or sport games.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Idaho State University is a small school focused on student participation. There is always a highly advertised event on campus that promotes alcohol- free student activity. It is a great was to meet new friends and because the school is so small, everyone knows everyone. I love that about my school.


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With the various facilities the University provides, ISU has plenty of activities to offer. Students wanting to chill can hit the SUB. Students wanting to do some weight lifting or play basketball can hit Reed Gym. Students wanting to become involved in theater have the luxury of the Stephens Performing Arts Center. The Holt Arena is a one-of-a-kind facility that provides students with intramural sports and varsity athletics.

Overall, the ISU facilities take care of a wide range of students. Then again, the facilities are old. The only thing to say is that this is an old campus. A lot of the buildings have been continuously updated and remodeled time and again. The University definitely strives to keep up with the maintenance of these old buildings. Reed Gym has had tremendous reconstruction in recent years, which will continue with the building of the new swimming pool. The Rendezvous Center compliments all of the other facilities on campus, giving students more entertainment, studying opportunities, housing possibilities, and just stuff to do!

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
46 acres
Student Centers
Pond Student Union
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
Eli M. Oboler Library
Popular Places to Chill
  • On the lawn of the quad
  • Student union
Bar on Campus
Bowling on Campus
Pond Student Union
Movie Theater on Campus
Pond Student Union. Students get in free with Bengal ID.
School Slang
  • The I: The school letter on the hill
  • The Mini Dome: The Holt Arena was once called the Mini Dome due to its dome shape. Mostly just the old people call it this, though.
  • The Pillars: The pillars overlook the campus and are located above the "I." Some consider this a makeout spot.
  • The quad: Grassy area in the middle of lower campus buildings where activities take place
  • The SUB: The student union building
  • The U: University of Utah (Salt Lake City)
  • The White Tent: If it is a White Tent event, be there! Free food and activities.
March through the Arch : The Arch was part of Swanson Hall, which was built in 1903 and torn down in 1973. The Arch was dedicated to the memory of ISU alumni who attended classes in this first building and in memory of Theodore Swanson, a member of the original board of trustees for the Academy of Idaho. It is an annual tradition for freshmen to march through the Arch. Thousands of new students have participated in the "March through the Arch" that preserves part of Idaho State University's history.
Urban Legends
Custodians of some of the old buildings, which date back to 1901 when the school was known as the Academy of Idaho, say they see people walking around the halls at night.
Favorite Things To Do
Bowling, concerts, Homecoming events, intramural sports, theatrical plays, watching movies The Pond Student Union Building has many forms of entertainment. Students can enjoy free movies every week with their Bengal ID. The Rendezvous Complex includes the ISU Spirit Shop, a 250-seat planetarium, a dining hall, and a cyber café. Reed Gymnasium is home to indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a basketball court, practice courts, table tennis facilities, racquetball courts, weight and aerobic rooms, and the largest climbing wall at any university.
Student Organizations Web Site
Student Newspaper
The Bengal
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Concert band
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Jazz band
  • Marching band
  • Music ensembles
  • Musical theater
  • Opera
  • Pep band
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Television station
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 78 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What are your favorite things to do around campus?    Based on 28 responses

  • 20% Late Night at the Union Activities
  • 18% Cultural events
  • 13% Rock climbing
  • 12% Tour the building I've never been in
  • 12% Dances
  • 12% Bingo
  • 7% Go to sporting events
  • 5% Fraternity parties
  • 2% Dont have these in meridian

What are your favorite campus events or traditions?    Based on 29 responses

  • 33% Homecoming
  • 29% March through the Arch
  • 22% True Bengal
  • 7% Mom's weekend
  • 4% Dad's weekend
  • 4% Vandal Friday
  • 2% We dont have these in meridian

How accommodating is this school to students with physical disabilities?    Based on 41 responses

  • 54% Very accommodating. The school does everything in their power to make sure the needs of every student are met.
  • 37% Pretty accommodating. The school has taken a lot of steps to accommodate the needs of students, but they've missed a few things.
  • 10% Slightly accommodating. The school has taken a few steps to accommodate students, but not nearly enough.
  • 0% Not accommodating. Students with physical disabilities are practically ignored here.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 81 responses

  • 19% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 48% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 32% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 1% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
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