Boise State University

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world rank  568

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University Overview

Established in 1932, Boise State University is a non-profit public state higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Boise (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Idaho. Officially accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, Boise State University (BSU) is a very large (uniRank enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Boise State University (BSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 88 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 80-90% making this US higher education organization a least selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. BSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym BSU
Founded 1932
Motto Splendor Sine Occasu
Splendor Without End
Colours Blue and orange

University Location

Address 1910 University Drive
Boise
83725 Idaho
United States
Tel +1 (208) 426 1000
Fax +1 (208) 426 3765

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
7,500-10,000 US$
(5,500-7,400 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is recommended
- Recommendations are neither required nor recommended
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 80-90%
Admission Office 1910 University Drive
Boise 83725
(208) 426 1156
800 824 7017

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 30,000-34,999
Academic Staff 1,500-1,999
Control Type Public State
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

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Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
2000 Classification Masters Colleges and Universities I
Size & Setting Four-year, large, primarily nonresidential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions focus, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Boise State University's Library
Boise State University's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 482,848 physical volumes, 20,913 physical media, 11,259 digital/electronic medium and 256 licensed digital/electronic databases.
Housing Yes
Boise State University provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,158 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities


Year of first Accreditation

1941


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Idaho State Board of Education (ISBE)
  • American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
  • Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Open Education Global

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