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Boise State University is a public institution situated in Boise, Idaho. The city atmosphere of Boise makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

154 Undergraduate Degrees
485 Graduate Degrees
$34,292 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
84% Acceptance Rate

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Boise State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Boise State has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#26 Most Popular Teaching Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#101 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#166 Most Popular Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Boise State.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Multilingual Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Boise State University?

Location of Boise State University

Contact details for Boise State are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1910 University Dr, Boise, ID 83725
Phone: 208-426-1000
Website: https://www.boisestate.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BoiseStateLive
Twitter: http://twitter.com/boisestatelive

How Do I Get Into Boise State?

You can apply to Boise State online at: https://www.boisestate.edu/admissions/apply/

Admission Requirements for Boise State

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Boise State?

84% Acceptance Rate
56% Of Accepted Are Women
80% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Boise State University is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 44% of accepted students are men and 56% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 82%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.

Average Test Scores

About 80% of students accepted to Boise State submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 580. Math scores were between 470 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Boise State University  ( 470 to 580 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Boise State University  ( 470 to 580 )
200
800
Boise State received ACT scores from 48% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 20 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Boise State University  ( 20 to 26 )
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ACT Math Scores for Boise State University  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Composite Scores for Boise State University  ( 21 to 26 )
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36

Can I Afford Boise State University?

$34,292 Net Price
47% Take Out Loans
6.4% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Boise State is $34,292. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Boise State, approximately 47% of students took out student loans averaging $6,337 a year. That adds up to $25,348 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Boise State is 6.4%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Boise State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

13,104 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 22,896 undergraduate students at Boise State, with 13,104 being full-time and 9,792 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Boise State

There are also 3,321 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 13,104 full-time undergraduates at Boise State, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Boise State

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Boise State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Boise State Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 287
Black or African American 192
Hispanic or Latino 1,761
White 9,686
International Students 184
Other Races/Ethnicities 994

Geographic Diversity

Idaho students aren't the only ones who study at Boise State University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 71 countries are represented at Boise State. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Boise State University

3,575 Took All Classes Online
9,530 Took At Least One Class Online
15.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 7 bachelor’s degree and 6 master’s degree programs available online at Boise State. In 2017-2018, 9,530 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Boise State has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the most popular in Idaho for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Boise State

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Boise State University was 15.4%. This is the #723 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Boise State regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Boise State ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Boise State.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Curriculum & Instruction #46
Curriculum & Instruction #46
Instructional Media Design #49
Educational/Instructional Technology #49

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Boise State University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 0 23 130 13 166
Technology Education 0 0 82 0 0 82
Elementary Education 0 52 0 0 0 52
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 0 11 36 0 47
General Special Education 7 0 3 29 0 39
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 27 4 31
Mathematics Education 0 0 24 3 0 27
Counselor Education/School Counseling & Guidance Services 0 0 0 22 0 22
Science Education 0 0 0 20 0 20
English & Language Arts Education 0 13 0 4 0 17
History Education 0 16 0 0 0 16
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 0 0 16 0 0 16
Bilingual & Multilingual Education 0 9 0 6 0 15
General Education 0 0 14 0 0 14
Music Education 0 12 0 2 0 14
Elementary Special Education 0 13 0 0 0 13
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 0 12 0 0 0 12
Teacher Development & Methodology 0 6 2 0 0 8
Art Education 0 7 0 0 0 7
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 0 7 0 7
Early Childhood Education 0 0 0 7 0 7
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 0 3 0 0 0 3
Social Science Teacher Education 0 2 0 0 0 2
French Language Teacher Education 0 1 0 0 0 1
Spanish Education 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Special Education & Teaching 0 0 0 0 0 0
Biology Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chemistry Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drama & Dance Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Earth Science Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
German Language Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physics Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Psychology Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Speech Teacher Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 7 147 175 293 17 639

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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