Boise State University

Graduates: 2104
Undergraduates: 16901
Graduates: 2104
Setting: Large four-year, primarily nonresidential
In-state Tuition: $4,309.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $16,909.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1
SAT / ACT / GPA: 1065 / 23 / 3.43
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 46:54
Campus Housing: Yes
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 77%

Boise State University is a public institution that was founded in 1932. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,653, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 180 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Boise State University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 65. Its in-state tuition and fees are $5,884 (2013-14); out-of-state tuition and fees are $17,323 (2013-14).
Boise State University is located in the capital of Idaho, in the western part of the state. Boise State students can choose from about 170 academic programs, including several master’s degrees in fields such as business, education, and art. A few of Boise State’s unique academic features include the nation’s only degree in raptor biology, through which students research birds of prey, and a partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, which serves as a great resource for studying microelectronics.

The Boise State Student Union serves as the center for campus life providing educational, cultural, social, recreational and leadership programs and services that are integral to the academic experience.

Boise State University was founded in 1932 as Boise Junior College by the Episcopal Church, which created the school from the earlier St. Margaret's School, an Episcopal school founded in 1892 in nearby Christ Chapel.
BSU's founding president was Middleton Barnwell, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Idaho. After two years the school became independent, and, in 1940, moved from St. Margaret's Hall to its present site along the south bank of the Boise River between Capitol Boulevard and Broadway Avenue.
In 1965, the school gained four-year status and began awarding baccalaureate degrees. Four years later, the school joined the Idaho state system of higher education and was renamed Boise State College. 

The campus is nestled along the south bank of the Boise River, directly across from Julia Davis Park and Downtown Boise. The primary campus covers 175 acres (708,000 m²), and includes more than 170 buildings.
As Boise State evolves into a Metropolitan Research Institution of Distinction, students and alumni are becoming increasingly involved in the University community.
The campus sits at an elevation of 2,700 feet (823 m) above sea level.

You’re always a Bronco, no matter where life takes you — and we’re here to help you stay connected. Since 1967, the Boise State University Alumni Association has given alumni around the world a chance to meet each other, celebrate and give back. There’s always a home for Broncos here.

Alumni Association:

Chief_administrator: Dr. Bob Kustra (President)
Phone: 2084261011
Geographic region: Rocky Mountains CO ID MT UT WY
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Undergraduate application fee: $50.00
Graduate application fee: $55.00
Member of National Athletic Association: Yes
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): Yes
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): Yes
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): Yes
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No