Boise State University: Ranking & Review

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Boise Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 208 597
Top 4%

Boise State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate84%82%85%
Applicants8,8763,9984,878
Admissions7,4553,2924,163
Enrolled undergraduates2,7431,2081,535
Enrolled total (including graduate students)24,12110,48713,634

8,358 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,989 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $65.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores2,187
Percent of students submitting SAT scores80%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
525
Math
525

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,311
Percent of students submitting ACT scores48%
ACT Composite
23
ACT English
23
ACT Math
22

Boise State University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $21,932 $37,248
Off-campus $20,864 $36,180
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $8,337 and other expenses per full academic year.

Boise State University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,158 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $5,043 $20,359
Fees for full-time undergraduates $2,283 $2,283
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $305 $600
Tuition for Full-time graduates $6,471 $21,787
Fees for full-time graduates $2,283 $2,283
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $390 $685

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 73 587 157 817
Health Professions and Related Programs 13 714 36 8 771
Education 143 279 12 434
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 80 202 6 288
Engineering 217 25 9 251
Social Sciences 5 175 14 194
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 50 136 2 188
Psychology 162 162
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 124 16 140
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 135 4 139
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 118 15 2 135
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 15 110 2 127
English Language and Literature & Letters 9 73 24 106
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 78 23 101
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 93 3 96
Visual and Performing Arts 17 70 9 96
Physical Sciences 59 13 3 75
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 35 27 62
History 49 6 55
Mathematics and Statistics 32 7 39
Natural Resources and Conservation 29 29
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6 6
Philosophy and Religious Studies 5 5
Architecture and Related Services 4 4
Grand Total3403,168776364,320

A total of 3,508 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Boise State University.

At the master's and doctor's level 812 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate44%40%48%
  • Full-time retention rate - 80%
  • Part-time retention rate - 44%

General info

Alternative namesBoise State
BSU
Founded1932
MottoSplendor Sine Occasu
Splendor Without End
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, orange
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,713
Instructional FTE1,013
Research FTE32
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.boisestate.edu
Address1910 University Dr
Boise, Idaho, 83725
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone2084261000
Fax+1 (208) 426 3765

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