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Boise State University

Boise, ID


  • Type
    4-year • Public
  • Campus Life
    Very Large • Urban
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
    Not available
  • Graduation Rate

Boise State University is a very large, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a city in an urban setting and is primarily a commuter campus. It offers certificate, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.

From the Institution

Boise State University provides an innovative educational environment that prepares students for success and advances Idaho and the world. The university is nationally recognized for its trailblazing innovation. Often described as "Blue Turf Thinking" after our iconic football field, this mindset shapes the scrappy, creative, and boundary-breaking style of our academic enterprise and of all of Bronco Nation. Boise State fosters a culture of innovation by encouraging the engagement of the whole community in our evolution and by building structures that incentivize creativity and bold new ideas. Providing this intellectually exciting and transformative experience, Boise State prepares students for the complex world they will enter. Boise State has risen on a stunning trajectory from a community college to a doctoral research university. It now embodies the best of both of these worlds-a strong focus on students and their wellbeing, alongside the transformative potential of research and its impacts on both student outcomes and on the world around us through discovery. A top choice for students from Idaho and across the West, Boise State boasts a huge impact on the region. Home to Idaho's largest graduate school, we also enroll more than one-third of all students in Idaho's public higher education system, and confer nearly half of all bachelor's degrees awarded by the state's public universities, setting records for the number of graduates for 10 straight years. Described by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a university that is "demonstrably on the move," Boise State was one of five universities in the nation recognized in 2017 by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities for innovative approaches to supporting students to improve retention and graduation rates. Boise State has earned a Carnegie Classification of a High Research Activity Doctoral Universities and Boise State's academic programs have earned accreditation or approval by specialized professional organizations and agencies.

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Important Dates

Dates are subject to change so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college’s website.

December 15
Regular Application Due
February 15
Financial Aid Application Due

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