Boise State University

1910 University Dr, Boise, ID

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Questions and Answers about Boise State University

Audrey C.
1 year ago
What are the different clubs that Boise State University offers?
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Hi Audrey! You can see a full list of Clubs at Boise State here: Go Broncos!
Katherine F.
1 year ago
Are there online major options?
Boise State University
Hi Katherine! Great Question. We offer lots of Fully Online Degrees and Programs! Follow this link to check them out:
Allison Schweitzer S.
1 year ago
How much money can you make at the on-campus jobs at BSU?
Boise State University
Hello Allison! Our On-Campus jobs will range when it comes to pay depending on where you might be working. I recommend checking out the website linked to learn more about our platform we utilize for our On-Campus jobs called Handshake. There you can search through different positions and what they offer!
Sarah B.
1 year ago
Do Boise State University professors hold office hours and are there opportunities to connect with professors and teachers' assistants?
Boise State University
Hi Sarah! Yes our professors do hold office hours typically every week for students! The professor will have a set time they are available to assist to their students and will provide this information as the class begins! Additionally there are usually assigned Learning or Teaching Assistants as well that are happy to help students out!
Anna C.
1 year ago
Does Boise State University have on-campus jobs for students?
Boise State University
Hi Anna! Thank you for reaching out! We do have lots of awesome On-Campus jobs available for students! We use a platform called Handshake to post all these jobs! Visit the following website to learn more!
Jamie R.
1 year ago
Is the school culture at Boise State University more competitive or communal?
Boise State University
Hi Jamie! Boise State and the city of Boise are extremely community based! With our campus location being only a 15 minute walk to the heart of downtown Boise, students are able to have the best of both worlds. Students at Boise State tend to be very involved on campus and are excited to make the most of their experience!
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Majors offered at Boise State University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Academics at Boise State University

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Least Selective (81% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for Boise State University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer80k
Human Resources (HR) Manager76k
Software Developer70k
Mechanical Engineer67k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)64k
Project Engineer63k
Marketing Manager58k
Based on 9,877 student responses
51.5kAvg. Early Career Pay
84.8kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
55%in High-Meaning careers
14%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Boise State University

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Student reviews of Boise State University

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Recommended by

97% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Beautiful campus
Close to activities in a city
Welcoming student body
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Richard Nowland II



The academic, and administrative staff at BSU made my transition from high school almost uncomplicated. The advisor assigned to me has been accessible, and knowledgeable. Class availability is good, and obtaining class materials is quick, and convenient. There is a lot to do socially on campus. If you don't have a car, a bike, scooter, skateboard, or anything else with wheels is fine for getting around the campus. Campus shuttles are also available. The student body is large, around 25,000 so things like making new friends, finding academic or social groups, and getting tutoring are pretty easy.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The large student body, around 25,000 can make some class sizes be in the hundreds. It can also make it hard to talk directly with the professors without using email or making an appointment. In my opinion, the food in the dining halls is not home cooking and could use some work.

Mya Monson



It's been COVID - so obviously things aren't normal, but there are lots of social engagements and dining is coming back. I don't live in the dorms, so I don't have any experience with those.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Boise is a good area, clean, and easy to walk around campus with shuttles.

Ashton Syed
Coding And Computer Science
3D Modeling
Running + 14 others



Boise State has a lot of programs and is rapidly growing. They are increasingly well-renowned and have decent student engagement opportunities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The status-quo of instruction at Boise State does not justify the cost of tuition. Instruction is often disengaged, disorganized, unclear, and off-topic in relation to assignments and tests. A lot of instructors don't care about being good educators. There are an increasing number of fees with no ROI for students. The institution tacks hundreds of dollars in fees in addition to tuition for services that should be paid for elsewhere. During COVID, the institution made it next to impossible for students to get grant money whereas other institutions distributed it freely.

Bryson Kievit



close to downtown

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

gets very windy in the wintertime



I loved most of my classes and have had really great professors!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes I would run into issues with housing or graduation requirements and my questions wasn’t always answered.



BSU is a small enough campus you can walk across in about 25 minutes. It’s beautiful and there is a view of the foothills convection to the Boise Greenbelt and close to everything else. The view of the foothills, table rock cross, and the Albertsons stadium is amazing and all of the buildings are accommodating to everyone on campus.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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