Idaho State University

921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, United States
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Overview of Idaho State University

About this school

Idaho State University, founded in 1901, is a public university. It includes a full vocational school along with its academic colleges and is able to offer programs on every level, from vocational certificates to doctoral degrees. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health-Related Professions and Pharmacy and the School of Applied Technology. The school is especially strong in the engineering technologies, including electronics, telecommunications and computing and in the life, health and physical sciences through the first professional Pharm.D. degree. The school has the only College of Pharmacy in Idaho, and it places an emphasis on health professions, biological sciences, physical sciences and pharmacy. Its 735-acre campus is located in a residential area of Pocatello, in the southeastern corner of Idaho.
  • Institution Type


    Public

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:10,683
    • Men:4,645 (43.5%)
    • Women:6,038 (56.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Idaho State University is minimally difficult: most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
1
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
Not reported
ACT Only
Recommended
Not reported
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
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
921 South 8th Avenue
City, State, Zip
Pocatello, ID  83209
Phone
(208) 282-2475
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 can 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
100% of 3,284 applicants were admitted
Women
100% of 1,806 applicants were admitted
Men
100% of 1,478 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,383 (42%) of 3,279 admitted students enrolled
Women
746 (41%) of 1,803 admitted students enrolled
Men
637 (43%) of 1,476 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
25%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
12%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
440-560 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
14%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
33%
• Score 300 - 400
11%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
3%
• Score 600 - 700
16%
• Score 500 - 600
40%
• Score 400 - 500
34%
• Score 300 - 400
6%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
18-25 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
7%
• Score 24 - 29
25%
• Score 18 - 23
48%
• Score 12 - 17
20%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - In-state: $7,166|Out-of-state: $21,942
  • Room & Board: - $7,024 (50.36930799569738%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (7.171029042667623%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $5,921 (42.459662961635%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Idaho State University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001620
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
994 (80.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
815 (82.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
807 (99.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
56 (6.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
49%
Average Award
$8,422
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 627 (77.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,691
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 533 (66.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,166
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 442 (54.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
149 (12.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,420

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
4,909 (75.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
4,269 (87.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,205 (98.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
205 (4.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
47%
Average Award
$8,733
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,176 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,803
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,067 (72.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,942
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,909 (45.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
531 (8.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,338

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$29,340
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

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


597

Part-Time Faculty


174

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


Not reported

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 29% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 36% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 9% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% 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: - 36% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 38% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 25% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


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
-

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
Not Reported
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


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

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


65.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


13.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


23.9%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


29.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (88)


  • Accounting
  • Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
  • Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
  • Anthropology
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
  • Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Botany/Plant Biology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
  • Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
  • Dietetics/Dietitian
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Finance, General
  • Fire Science/Fire-fighting
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • History, General
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Instrumentation Technology/Technician
  • Insurance
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Mechanics and Repairers, General
  • Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
  • Medical/Clinical Assistant
  • Microbiology, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Robotics Technology/Technician
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Statistics, General
  • Surveying Technology/Surveying
  • Welding Technology/Welder
  • Zoology/Animal Biology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, 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


Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Fine Arts, Master of Health Education, Master of Training and Development, Master of Physical Education, Master of Science, Master of Natural Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Counseling, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Public Health

Master's Programs of Study (66)


  • Allied Health--General
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Health Education
  • Health Physics/Radiological Health
  • History
  • Hydrology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management of Technology
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Operations Research
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Education
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Reading Education
  • Rhetoric
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Theater
  • Vocational and Technical Education

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


54,350

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,100 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
14.4 average low in January, 78 average high in September
Rain
97 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
150 mile(s) from campus in Salt Lake City, Utah
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Pocatello
Nearest Train Station
100 mile(s) from campus in Ogden, Utah

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


15% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


85%

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
Bengal
School Colors
Black and orange

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and field, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


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

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


6,278

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
10,683
Women
6,038
Men
4,645

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 1.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 1.2% Black/African-American
  • 13.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 76.6% White
  • 2.1% Unknown

International Students


5.0%

Average Age


25

Number of Graduate Students


1,940

Student Resources

Study resources