Boise State University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Public

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Idaho


Boise State University is the largest university in Idaho. The university is made up of seven colleges with the College of Business and Economics being the most popular among undergraduates. Outdoor lovers with enjoy the location of Boise -- forests, desert, lakes and rivers are all within a short drive, and students will find many opportunities for hiking, fishing, kayaking and skiing. The city itself offers a wide range of cultural events. In athletics, the Boise State Broncos compete in the NCAA Division I Mountain West Conference for most sports.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Elementary Education, English, Health Professions, Marketing, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 19667
Total Grad Students: 2318
Undergraduate Students: 17349
Faculty: 622

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 32:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 28:1

Percent Male: 46%
Percent Female: 54%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 6%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 26%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

1910 University Dr
Boise Idaho 83725


Main Email:

Main Phone: 208-426-1011

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Ramon Vega Silva
Assistant Director, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
If you have earned at least 14 transferable credits and have a cumulative 2.25 GPA or higher, you will be admitted with regular admission. If you have earned an AA/ASor or are core certified and have a 2.00 GPA, you will be admitted with regular status.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
The minimum grade requirement for credit transfer is "C."

Credits (Min/Max):
University policy only allows for 70 credits of transfer work from a community college to be used for graduation. Your final 30 of 36 credits for a baccalaureate degree must be completed at Boise State University.

Test Scores for Applying:
If you have fewer than 14 transferable semester credits and are under 21, you are required to submit your SAT/ACT scores.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
BSU does not publish a requirement for a letter of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
BSU does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay. The application form does not request one.

Application Fee:
There is a $50 nonrefundable application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 20 25
English 19 25
Math 18 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 460 570
Math 480 580
Writing 450 550

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 85%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -85%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1200

Other Expenses: 5190

Room and Board: 7236

Tuition and Fees: 15966

Total Cost: 20662

Tuition and Fees – In-State: 5566

Total Cost – In-State: 19192

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Boise State University offers a wide array of financial aid oppurtunities. Please visit the Financial Aid Handbook at this website to learn more: (

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6290

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 83%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 52%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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