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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.

Website: www.boisestate.edu/

Public
Co-ed
20,767
Undergraduate
Students
(55.7%) 11,568 Women
(44.3%) 9,199 Men
3,387
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 8,330 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.45
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $22,814
Out-of-state: $39,734
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,068
Out-of-state: $24,988
Room and Board
$9,760
Average Percent of Need Met
60%
Average Freshman Award
$10,963
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$27,870
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
757
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
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Campus Life

Boise Population
214,237
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
31% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buster Bronco
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

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
First-Year Students Returning
80.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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