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Boise State University

School Profile

  • Boise State UniversityPublic Four-year University in Boise, ID
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  • Acceptance Rate: 81%
  • Accreditation: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 17,574
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,578
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 16,485
Graduate Students: 2,093

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Administrative/Secretarial Services
  • Associate of Drafting and Design Technology
  • Associate of Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Legal Administrative Assistance
  • Associate of Medical Records Technology
  • Associate of Office Management
  • Associate of Radio/Television Broadcasting
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of American Literature
  • Bachelor of Anthropology
  • Bachelor of Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art - General
  • Bachelor of Art Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • Bachelor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biology Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Business/Managerial Economics
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Commercial/Advertising Art
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Construction Management
  • Bachelor of Construction/Building Technologies
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Education - General
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Elementary Education
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of English Literature (British)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Health
  • Bachelor of Exercise Sciences
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of French Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of GeophysicsSeismology
  • Bachelor of German
  • Bachelor of German Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Health/Physical Fitness
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of History Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
  • Bachelor of Information Sciences/Systems
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor of Marketing Management
  • Bachelor of Marketing Research
  • Bachelor of Materials Science
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Music - General Performance
  • Bachelor of Music Management/Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Music Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Music Theory/Composition
  • Bachelor of Operations Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Physics Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Planetary Sciences
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Science Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Speech Teacher Education
  • Certificate of Dental Assistance
  • Certificate of Farm/Ranch Management
  • Certificate of Fire Protection/Safety Technology
  • Certificate of Mechanics & Repair - General
  • Certificate of Nursing - Practical
  • Certificate of Power/Electric Transmission
  • Certificate of Surgical Technology

Online Undergraduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
  • Education
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering
  • English Language and Literature/Letters
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Health Professions, Clinical Sciences, and Social Services
  • History
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
  • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Art

Online Associate's Degrees

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • History
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Marketing
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Education
  • Nursing

Online Graduate Courses & Distance Class

  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing

Online Master's Degrees

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Health Professions, Clinical Sciences, and Social Services
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
  • Library Science
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


  • In-state tuition and fees: $4,865
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,868

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 170
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 583
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 231


Member: NCAA
Team name: Broncos


  • Ranked #67 Regional Universities (West)
  • Ranked #154 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #37 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #22 Top Public Schools
  • Ranked #166 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #165 Best Education Schools
  • Ranked #164 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #148 Public Affairs
  • Ranked #95 Social Work

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Admissions Address

1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-1156
(800) 824-7017
Fax: (208) 426-3765
Contact: Jenny Cardenas
Director of Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 65%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 65%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 5,845
Female applicants 2,744
Male applicants 3,101
Applicants accepted 3,771
Female applicants accepted 1,848
Male applicants accepted 1,923
Freshman enrollment 2,513
Female freshman enrollment 1,324
Male freshman enrollment 1,189
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list No
Applicants placed on wait list N/A
Students accepting place on wait list N/A
Students accepted from wait list N/A

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 93%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 93%
Average high school GPA 3.3
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3-3.7

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 42%
SAT Critical Reading average score 517
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 460-570
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 525
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 470-580
SAT Writing average score 498
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 450-540
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 65%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-25
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range 18-24
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range 18-25

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