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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
22,939
Undergraduate
Students
(56.8%) 13,023 Women
(43.2%) 9,916 Men
3,333
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 15,029 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.50
SAT Math
510-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
520-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
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
$11,059
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,052
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
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
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Buster Bronco
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
1.7% Black/African-American
13.8% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.5% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.5% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students
0.8%
First-Year Students Returning
79.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
25.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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