BSU

Boise State University

1910 W University Dr, Boise, United States
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  • Total Documents
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  • Class Notes
    1
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    2
  • Currently Enrolled
    9
  • Previously Enrolled
    5

Overview of Boise State University (BSU)

About this school

Boise State is a public institution. It was founded as a junior college in 1932, became a four-year institution in 1965, joined the state system in 1969 and gained university status in 1974. Its 110-acre campus is located in downtown Boise.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:20,767
    • Men:9,199 (44.3%)
    • Women:11,568 (55.7%)

Location

Admission Information (BSU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Boise State University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
8
Mathematics
-
6
Science
-
6
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
5
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
May 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1910 University Drive
City, State, Zip
Boise, ID  83725-0399
Phone
(208) 426-1000 x1
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
-
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 8,330 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 3,776 applicants were admitted
Men
84% of 4,554 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
4,444 (65%) of 6,808 admitted students enrolled
Women
2,529 (84%) of 3,001 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,915 (50%) of 3,807 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.45
375 And Above
23%
3.50 - 3.74
24%
3.25 - 3.49
22%
3.00 - 3.24
18%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
23 average |20-26 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
6%
• Score 24 - 29
37%
• Score 18 - 23
49%
• Score 12 - 17
8%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (BSU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,326|Out-of-state: $22,642
  • Room & Board: - $7,750 (100.0%)
  • Other Expences: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Boise State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001616
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,634 (64.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,619 (99.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,548 (95.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
296 (19.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
62%
Average Award
$11,233
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 996 (64.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,975
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 937 (60.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,461
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 101 (6.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
141 (5.6%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,895

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
7,424 (60.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
7,332 (98.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
7,054 (96.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
990 (14.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
58%
Average Award
$10,136
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,991 (70.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,750
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 4,895 (69.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,486
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 208 (2.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
311 (2.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,111

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,974
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
3.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Leveraging Educational Assistance Program (LEAP)
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Leadership, Rodeo
Special Characteristics
Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Previous College Experience, Spouses of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,260

Academics & Instruction (BSU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


757

Part-Time Faculty


769

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


36%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 11% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 22% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 32% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 15% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 8% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 8% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 4% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 23% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 32% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 34% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 6% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
Over 100 students
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
818,392

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
900
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Boise State University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


80.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors (BSU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (87)


  • Accounting
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Bilingual and Multilingual Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Construction Management
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Drama and Dance Teacher Education
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Earth Science Teacher Education
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Finance, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
  • History Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Illustration
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology Teacher Education
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
  • Social Science Teacher Education
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Speech Teacher Education

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Engineering

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Kinesiology, Master of Physical Education, Master of Science, Master of Applied Anthropology, Master of Music, Master of Educational Technology, Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation, Master of Business Administration, Master of Social Work, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Applied Historical Research, Master of Health Science, Master of Engineering, Master in Teaching, Master of Science in Education, Master of Earth Science, Master of Athletic Leadership

Master's Programs of Study (56)


  • Accounting
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Distance Education Development
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geophysics
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • History
  • Hydrology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Kinesiology and Movement Studies
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing--General
  • Organizational Management
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public Policy
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • Science Education
  • Social Work
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Taxation
  • Technical Communication
  • Writing

Campus Life (BSU)

Location & Geography

Population


214,237

Nearest Metropolitan Area


287 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 80.9 average high in September
Rain
90 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
6 mile(s) from campus in Boise
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Boise
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boise

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


31% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


18%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buster Bronco
School Colors
Blue and orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Gymnastics
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
baseball, basketball, golf, swimming and diving, track and field, triathlon, water polo

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Boise State University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,477

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
20,767
Women
11,568
Men
9,199

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.3% Asian
  • 1.6% Black/African-American
  • 13.7% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 74.6% White
  • 2.4% Unknown

International Students


1.9% from 58 countries

Average Age


24

Number of Graduate Students


3,387

Student Resources (BSU)

Study resources