Boise State University was founded in 1932 in the city of Boise, Idaho. Boise is the state capital in Idaho. It is also has the largest population in the state at 205,671 as of the 2010 census. The city is located in the southwestern part of the state near the Oregon border. The economy is supported by a good mix of manufacturing companies (Boise Cascade LLC, Micron Technology and Idaho Pacific Lumber Company) and service industry employers (Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft). The city has a large cultural presence with music clubs, theaters and museums.
Boise State University has a wide range of over 200 degree programs in Business/Economics, Science, Nursing, Arts, Environmental Health and Psychology. They offer 94 Baccalaureate degrees, 82 Master's degrees and 9 Doctorate programs. Their engineering program has been ranked amongst the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Their fast growing research programs in science and economics are making major contributions to both the community as well as the entire western region.
The Boise State Broncos have developed one of the best athletic programs in the region. After many years in the Western Athletic Conference, the school elected to join the Big East, but subsequently decided to stay in the WAC. They offer extensive programs in football, wrestling, basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball and baseball. The football program is considered one of the best in the country while playing in several BCS bowl games over the last decade.
Student life is active with many student clubs and organizations open for participation. The campus has seven residential halls and 12 fraternities and sororities. The campus also has dining facilities, recreational facilities and intramural sports.
The esteemed alumni include Butch Otter (Governor of Idaho), Doug Martin (NFL running back), Earl Boen (Actor with roles in "Naked Gum", "The Wonder Years", "L.A. Law" and "Seinfield") and Mike O'Callaghan (former Governor of Nevada).
Total undergraduate enrollment: 14756
Total institution enrollment: 16287
School type: 4-year public
School classification: Master's Colleges and Universities I: These institutions typically offer a wide range of baccalaureate programs, and they are committed to graduate education through the master's degree. They award 40 or more master's degrees per year across three or more disciplines.
Boise State University
1910 University Dr
Boise, ID 83725
Male undergraduate population: 45%
Female undergraduate population: 55%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctor's