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BLU BLUE IS TH YO U R F Average class size: 28 Student to faculty ratio 19:1 90 bachelor degrees $150 million of financial aid awarded 185 acres of campus
Everywhere you turn on campus, you can feel it. There’s an immeasurable level of enthusiasm in Bronco Stadium, excitement on the banks of the Boise River and wide-eyed moments of discovery in the classroom. This is feeling blue. Blue is not down, dejected and calm. It’s up, optimistic and bold. Blue makes you feel like you can do anything — and you usually do. After all, Boise State has everything you need to make it possible. Maybe it’s our unbeatable location in the heart of the capital — the hub of government, business, the arts, health care, industry and technology — and our strong connections to hundreds of companies and organizations in the region. Maybe it’s because we’re Idaho’s metropolitan research university, or that our campus is filled with spirit and excitement. Maybe it’s our breathtaking surroundings in the great outdoors — just minutes from snowboarding, mountain biking, camping and hiking. For all these reasons and more, you just can’t help feeling that Boise State is the university of opportunity.
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As a student, you’ll quickly discover that creating opportunities for you is our top priority. The more the better, we think. Why? Opportunity guarantees your success. Opportunity — whether it’s in the classroom, in the lab or on the playing field — prepares you with all the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to excel in the world of tomorrow. Opportunity provides you with a university experience like no other. Opportunity in all directions. Opportunity in all the right places. That’s Boise State.
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Clubs & Organizations
How to Apply
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Academics RESEARCH Being blue doesn’t mean sitting idly and staring at textbooks. At Boise State, it means "a-ha" moments you experience working side-by-side with your professors. It’s not like that everywhere. At most universities, only graduate students can participate in research. Our commitment to providing direct, hands-on learning for all our students results in unmatched research exposure and opportunity. You’ll work alongside faculty in a wide range of research projects, such as monitoring groundwater flow, studying brain functions or conducting community surveys. You’ll co-write papers with faculty mentors. You’ll present your own findings at Boise State’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference or at professional meetings around the country.
Besides providing you with opportunities to work with nationally recognized scholars, your research experience can also help open the door to graduate school or an exciting career. research.boisestate.edu
OUTSTANDING FACULTY The best teachers are those who are engaged, passionate about what they do and take a personal interest in your success. At Boise State, you’ll work with accomplished professors who are eager to collaborate and share their knowledge with you. Their achievements speak for themselves. Many of our professors are internationally recognized scholars, authors or lecturers. Others consult for governments and corporations worldwide or
Boise State Distinguished Educator in Residence Barbara Morgan became the first educator-astronaut in space in 2007 as a mission specialist for the STS-118 mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavor.
spearhead groundbreaking research. Equally as dedicated to their students as they are to their work in the community, our professors keep regular office hours so that you can ask questions, seek advice or simply get to know them on a more personal level. And although Boise State is regarded as a major metropolitan research university, you’ll find that full-time professors, not graduate assistants, teach most of your classes—even introductory courses.
FINISH IN FOUR You can learn a great deal about a university and the value of its education simply by taking a close look at the success of its students. At Boise State University, our number one priority is our students’ success, and we’ll do what it takes to help you achieve your goals. For instance, Finish in Four guarantees that you can complete a degree in four years if you follow a planned course of study. If not, Boise State will pay for the additional required courses. boisestate.edu/finish4
Faculty Spotlight NAME
Heidi Reeder, Ph.D. HOMETOWN
Eugene, Oregon PROFESSOR OF
Communication (Relational/ Organizational) EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
Learning is the way we grow and develop into heartier versions of ourselves. That’s why I give my students opportunities to gain information and experiences that transform how they see themselves and their social and professional environments.
The Bronco Pride here is getting increasingly stronger and more inclusive. Whatever your area of interest, you’ll find a program with an internationally known expert at the helm.
Download the myBoiseState mobile app and find campus life news, study groups, searchable campus maps and push notifications for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram posts: oit.boisestate.edu/ myboisestate-mobile
IN MY FREE TIME
Ali Komlenic HOMETOWN
Sacramento, California FAVORITE THINGS TO DO NEAR BOISE
I love hiking, camping, rafting, and so much more! I also love walking around downtown Boise and discovering all the local coffee shops ADVICE TO NEW STUDENTS
Find your passion and then do something about it. Start or join an organization that reflects what you want to do. It will provide you with support and connections.
I enjoy experimenting with new recipes, reading books in my scholarly area of interest and bike riding along the Boise River. MY FAMILY
My husband and I share a home with our small Burmese cat.
POSITIVE CHANGES I SEE HAPPENING
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14 Boise State has built a robust internship program, and every year over 1,300 Boise State students participate in valuable internships throughout the state and beyond. Organizations include large international companies, small start-up businesses, state and federal agencies, and non-profit organizations. Boise State students have worked as interns for some of the leading companies in the nation. Others have interned for the Idaho Legislature and for the City of Boise. To get an idea of the opportunities in store for you, here are a few more examples of internships recently filled by Boise State students:
Examples of major companies/small businesses Boise State partners with often:
Cannes Film Festival Intern
Bogus Basin Snow School and Mountain Discovery Program Camp Counselor
Department of Environmental Quality
Boise City Department of Art and History Research and Web Content Editor
Idaho Transportation Department
Idaho Dance Theatre Dancer
Idaho Steelheads Media and Public Relations Intern
Fusion Magazine Graphic Design
St. Luke's Medical Center
Boise State Roof Top Garden Gardener and Beekeepers
Boise Art Museum Art in the Park Coordinator
aint Alphonsus Regional Medical S Center
YMCA Youth Leadership Program Intern
H ewlett Packard
Idaho Department of Commerce International Business Development Intern
B ureau of Land Management
Zoo Boise Animal Care Intern
McAlvain Group Project Management Intern for Construction Projects
Scentsy Latin American Market Intern
Change Makers Refugee Forum New Zealand Intern
Sun Valley Film Festival Production Assistant
For more information about Internships:
Fripp Island Resport Naturalist
U.S. Forest Service Watershed Project Intern
Vianney Gonzalez HOMETOWN
American Falls , Idaho MAJOR
Congressional intern for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand LOCATION
Washington D.C. HOW INTERNSHIP CORRELATED WITH STUDIES
I recognized the importance that the Small Business Committee has in creating an environment for business to prosper, not only in the U.S. but exporting abroad. That is why I decided to study International Business. FAVORITE PART ABOUT YOUR INTERNSHIP
I received a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Alumni pin and gained first hand experience inside of our nation's capitol. Photo courtesy of NASA
International Business with a minor in French
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Majors & Minors
A Addiction Studies (Minor) Anthropology (BS) Applied Mathematics (BS) Statistics Emphasis Applied Science (BAS) Art (BA, BFA) History of Art & Visual Culture (BA) Illustration (BFA) Visual Art (BA, BFA) Art Metals Emphasis Ceramics Emphasis Drawing and Painting Emphasis Interdisciplinary Art Studio Emphasis Photography Emphasis Printmaking Emphasis Sculpture Emphasis Athletic Training (BS) B Basque Studies (Minor) Biology (BS) Botany Emphasis Ecology Emphasis Environmental Biology Emphasis Human Biology Emphasis Microbiology Emphasis Molecular & Cell Biology Emphasis Zoology Emphasis Biology Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Business Accountancy (BBA) Internal Audit Option Business (Minor) Business and Economics Analytics (BA) Business Economics (BBA) Economics (BA) Quantitative Emphasis Entreprenuership Management (BBA) Finance (BBA) General Business (BBA) Human Resource Management (BBA) Information Technology Management (BBA) Internal Auditing (Minor) International Business (BBA) Marketing (BBA)
Nonprofit Management (Minor) Supply Chain Management (BBA) Sustainability (Minor)
C Canadian Studies (Minor) Chemistry (BS) ACS Certified Biochemistry Emphasis ACS Certified Professional Emphasis Biochemistry Emphasis Forensics Emphasis Chemistry Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Communication (BA) Cinema & Digital Media Studies (Cert) Journalism and Media Studies Emphasis Media Productions Emphasis Public Communication Emphasis Public Relations (Cert) Relational & Organizational Studies Emphasis Technical Communication (Cert) Criminal Justice (AS, BS) D Dance (Minor) Dispute Resolution (Cert) E Earth Science Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Education, Early and Special Education (BA) Education, Elementary Bilingual/ENL (BA) Education, Elementary, TESOL/ENL (BA) Education, Elementary (BA) Education, Secondary (BA,BS) Art Biology Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Science Economics, Social Science Electrical Engineering French Geosciences German History History, Social Science Mathematics Materials Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Physics Political Science, Social Science Sociology, Social Science Spanish Theatre Arts Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Minor) Civil Engineering (BS) Computational Science and Engineering (Minor) Computer Science (BS) Construction Management (BS) Cybersecurity (Minor) Electrical Engineering (BS) Industrial Engineering (Minor) Materials Science & Engineering (BS) Mechanical Engineering (BS) English (BA) Linguistics Emphasis Literature Emphasis Technical Communication Emphasis (Cert)
KEY AA Associate of Arts | AS Associate of Science | BA Bachelor of Arts | BS Bachelor of Science BAS Bachelor of Applied Science | BBA Bachelor of Business Administration | BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts BM Bachelor of Music | CERT Certificate
F Family Studies (Minor) G Gaming, Interactive Media, and Mobile (BS) Gender Studies (Minor) Geosciences (BS) Geology Emphasis Hydrology Emphasis Geospatial Information Analysis (Minor) Gerontology (Minor) Graphic Design (BFA) H Health Education & Promotion (BS) Health Science Studies (BS) General Health Science Emphasis Gerontology Emphasis Health Informatics and Information Management Emphasis Health Policy and Leadership Emphasis Prevention and Addiction Studies Emphasis Public Health Emphasis Science Emphasis History (BA) I Imaging Sciences (BS) Interdisciplinary Studies (BA, BS) K Kinesiology (BS) Athletic Training (BS) Biomechanics Emphasis Exercise Science Emphasis Health Education and Promotion (BS) Physical Education K-12 (BS) Pre-Allied Health Emphasis L Languages American Sign Language (Minor) Arabic Studies (Minor) Basque Studies (Minor) Chinese Studies (Minor) French (BA) German (BA) Iberian Studies (Minor) Japanese Studies (Minor) Korean (Cert) Spanish (BA) Latin American & Latino/a Studies (Minor) Latin (Minor) Romance Languages (Minor) Leadership and Human Relations (Cert) M Mathematics (BS) Mathematics Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Mexican American Studies (Minor) Military Science (Minor) Multidisciplinary Studies (BA) Music (BA) Music, Composition (BM) Music Education (BM) Music, Performance (BM)
N Native American Studies (Minor) Nursing (BS) P Philosophy (BA) Physical Education, K-12 (BS) Physical Science Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Physics (BS) Applied Physics Emphasis Astrophysics Emphasis Biophysics Emphasis Physical Science Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Physics Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Political Science (BS) American Government & Public Policy Emphasis International Relations and Comparative Politics Emphasis Public Law & Political Philosophy Emphasis Psychology (BS) R Radiologic Sciences (BS) Computed Tomography (Cert) Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Cert) Diagnostic Radiology Emphasis Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Cert) Refugee Studies (Minor) Respiratory Care (BS) S Social Science (AA, BS) Social Work (BA) Foundation of Refugee Services (Cert) Macro Practice for Refugee Services (Cert) Sociology (BS) T Theatre Arts (BA)
PRE-PROFESSIONAL DEGREES Pre-Dental Studies (BS) Biology Option Chemistry Option Pre-Medical Studies (BS) Biology Option Chemistry Option Pre-Speech Language Pathology (BS) Pre-Veterinary Medicine (BS) PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS The programs provide undergraduate studies in preparation Â for applying/transferring to a professional school but are not offered as degrees. Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Medical Laboratory Science Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dietetics Pre-Forestry & Pre-Wildlife Management Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Speech Language Pathology
Writing Emphasis English Teaching (BA) Environmental & Occupational Health (BS) Environmental Studies (BA) Ethnic Studies (BA)
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SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS
If your favorite childhood toy was a chemistry set, or you love to work through a science investigation just to get to the “a-ha” moment, then you’re already hard-wired for STEM. Science,
If you’re driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning and like to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution, STEM provides an excellent opportunity.
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will fuel the technical innovations that our economy needs in the future. Your scientific curiosity and critical thinking skills are the keys to closing the performance gap between America and other countries.
STEM STATION IS A CATALYST, A COMMUNITY, A CULTURE The STEM Station at Boise State University involves a consortium of more than a dozen National Science Foundation STEM education initiatives and research
Boise State’s commitment to developing
programs, in conjunction with partners
the next generation of innovators and
from Academic Affairs, Student Affairs,
educators comes through loud and clear
and Research and Economic Develop-
in the programs and services available to
ment. Together we further STEM stu-
students pursuing a STEM discipline, from
dent and faculty success by integrating
research-relevant seminars to interdisci-
learning and life, and teaching
plinary networking events plus social and
DISCOVER STEM! SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS Engage with faculty and other students in research and service-learning to address our world’s grand challenges of energy, environment, education and human health. STEM internships, residential colleges, learning communities, academic enhancement and specialized clubs also enhance learning and life. For more information about the STEM Station: stem.boisestate.edu
outdoor activities. There are specific scholarships available for STEM students, as well as study labs and additional academic services.
After participating in NASA's Microgravity University program for the past six consecutive years, Boise State was one of 19 universities chosen to pioneer their new Micro-g Next program.
STEM MAJORS Science
Pre-Forestry and Wildlife Management
Supply Chain Management
Health Sciences Studies
Materials Science & Engineering
Photo courtesy of NASA
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Being part of a community of scholars has distinct benefits that extend beyond the obvious:
Honors College Graduating with honors shows law, medical and other professional schools you have achieved excellence in a rigorous program. Talented, highly motivated students are drawn to the personalized attention of the Honors College, which brings together over 500 outstanding students each year from every major and background. Imagination and innovation fuel every aspect of the Honors College, from a challenging curriculum to the residential facility of Driscoll Hall, where your passion for learning is engaged both inside and outside the classroom.
Honors courses focus on collaborative learning, so theyâ€™re smaller and provide dynamic interactions between students and faculty. Honors professors are carefully selected from among the most enthusiastic and accomplished faculty members at Boise State. For more information about honors: honors.boisestate.edu
The camaraderie of other exceptional students with similar interests
World-class outdoor adventures in the mountains and rivers that surround Boise
Classes of no more than 25 students taught by outstanding professors
Priority registration for classes
Individualized academic advising
On-campus housing in Driscoll Hall
Fellowships for summer research projects and study-abroad programs
Career / graduate school counseling
Support for national prestigious scholarship applications
Recognition on your transcript and at commencement
BLUE I S A C O L O R T H AT T R A N S L AT E S I N ANY LANGUAGE.
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Micaela Smith HOMETOWN
Boise, Idaho MAJOR
Communication with Spanish and Art minors STUDY ABROAD LOCATION
Worldwide Campus / Study Abroad Boise State is your gateway to the world. As an education abroad student, you may use federal financial aid, earn credit and gain valuable career experience while studying in your choice of over 50 countries. Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, France, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Spain and Thailand are just a few of the places where our students have combined learning with living abroad.
San Jose, Costa Rica FAVORITE MEMORY FROM STUDYING ABROAD
NATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE If you ever wanted to catch a few waves in Hawaii between classes or experience the sweet hospitality of the South, the National Student Exchange (NSE) offers an academic and personal adventure without going overseas. Nearly 200 participating institutions welcome you to live and take classes in a dream location for up to one academic year. international.boisestate.edu
I watched the World Cup with my host family, and Costa Rica advanced much further than anyone expected that year. Even though their team lost, they all took to the streets celebrating because they were so excited to have gone so far. BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR STUDENTS WHO WANT TO STUDY ABROAD
Just go for it! You get so much more of a cultural experience than just touring. You get to know the neighborhoods, the families, and the fun little quirks of the shopkeepers. It's amazing.
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26 A spectacular mountain-high desert rises majestically from a lush green valley. Small town warmth meets big city amenities. This virtual treasure chest of resources and opportunities seems almost too good to be true. It’s not. It’s Boise, or as the locals call their Idaho capital, “Boy-Cee." The largest urban area between Portland and Salt Lake City, it’s home to more than 635,000 people. Yet remarkably, it manages to keep its friendly neighborhood charm intact in a beautiful sunny climate. According to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, Boise is one of the ten great places in America that “will only get better.” A young city with a median resident age of just 33 years, Boise also maintains a healthy creative class. Professionals who work as scientists, engineers, architects, educators, writers, artists or entertainers serve as the catalysts necessary for a thriving metropolis.
CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT Boise’s lively cultural and entertainment scene has plenty of things that’ll open your eyes. Enjoy the thriving music scene like Treefort or concerts in the Botanical Garden. Check out a variety of dance clubs, movie theaters or shops that cater to the college crowd. Discover no fewer than 15 museums, including the Boise Art Museum, Idaho Black History Museum, Basque Museum & Cultural Center, Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, World Center for Birds of Prey and Zoo Boise. Then take the short 10-minute walk back to campus. The only thing there may be a shortage of is time in between classes and studying.
Photo by Jeremy Conant at Treefort Music Festival
City Chicago Dallas Denver Great Falls Las Vegas Los Angeles Phoenix Portland Reno Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle
Distance 1, 696 Mi 1, 584 Mi. 835 Mi. 640 Mi. 667 Mi. 849 Mi. 952 Mi. 429 Mi. 422 Mi. 342 Mi. 639 Mi. 503 Mi.
Flight 3 Hr 30 Min. 4 Hr 57 Min. 1 Hr 50 Min. 3 Hr 37 Min. 1 Hr 40 Min. 2 Hr 10 Min. 2 Hr 0 Min. 1 Hr 15 Min. 1 Hr 36 Min. 1 Hr 5 Min. 1 Hr 40 Min. 1 Hr 25 Min.
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Las Vegas Albuquerque
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Boise is one of the fastest-growing high-tech cities in the nation and home to several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets. The city has garnered national recognition from U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and Inc. for being a great place to live, work and study, as well as being dubbed one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. With stats like these, itâ€™s easy to see why nearly 41,000 alumni have chosen to live in the Treasure Valley (49,000 in Idaho) after graduating from Boise State.
Los Angeles San Diego
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30 The euphoria begins as you’re drifting on an inner tube along the river near campus. Then it ends with a full-on adrenaline rush at the ski hill or nearby mountain biking trails. Boise State is paradise for students who want to mix academics with easy access to pristine wilderness and outdoor adventures. It’s a place where you can catch air or a fish and be back in time for finals. Where you can be king or queen of the mountain and the classroom — all in the same day. Boise State earns rave reviews from snowboarders, skiers, mountain bikers, whitewater rafters and rock climbers, as well as students who like to swim, camp, fly fish and hike. A dream school if you like your mountains high, your powder deep, your rivers fast and furious and your forests teeming with wildlife. Boise State delivers nonstop wonder and thrills.
Never tried any of these adventures? Don’t sweat it. Our Outdoor Program eliminates the obstacles. Every year, we help hundreds of students participate in organized trips. Through wilderness seminars, you’ll learn techniques and safety strategies. And thanks to our extensive, four-season equipment rental program, you can get all the gear you need for an outing in the Idaho wilderness without breaking your student budget. Idaho offers more than 3,100 miles of whitewater river — more than any other state in the lower 48. At world famous Sun Valley you’ll find Bald Mountain. With a vertical drop of 3,400 feet, it’s widely considered the best single ski mountain in the world. Learn more at: rec.boisestate.edu/outdoor
5 minutes to entertainment downtown or biking the greenbelt 10 minutes to mountain biking in the foothills 20 minutes to hiking or floating the river 30 minutes to skiing and boarding 50 minutes to world class kayaking and rafting
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Boise State University is among the first honorees in the League of American Bicyclists’ new Bicycle Friendly Universities program for having an exceptional environment where bicycling can thrive.
Go seamlessly from your residence hall to the state-of-the-art rec center, to downtown and back again. This is life at Boise State. Our picture-perfect campus encompasses more than 198 buildings and residence halls serving more than 20,000 students and faculty. Being located in the heart of Idaho’s capital city means you’re never more than a short walk or a quick bike ride to scores of museums, cafes, movie theaters, stores and clubs.
Boise River and downtown and a short distance from the great outdoors. Your campus home is more than just a room — it’s a convenient place to study, socialize and just BE. New townhouse units for juniors and seniors provide the convenience of campus proximity in a posh setting. For more information on our traditional residence halls, livinglearning communities and on-campus apartments visit our housing site online. Learn more at: housing.boisestate.edu
HOUSING When you live on campus in one of seven residence halls for first year students, you’re in the center of campus life, seconds from classrooms and computer labs, minutes from the
LIVING LEARNING Living-Learning Communities (LLC) at Boise State create natural connections between the classroom and daily life. It's the best of both worlds — you can
enjoy all the usual advantages of living on campus in a residence hall, with the added benefit of living in a community of other students like you who enroll in academic classes together and share the same academic goals and interests. Having a ready-made support group makes all those college "firsts" a little less stressful, like the first meal in Boise River Cafe, or the first day of classes. Some LLCs have faculty in residence — how many college students can say they are neighbors with their professor?
LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES AT BOISE STATE:
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Business & Economics
College of Education: IDoTeach
College of Engineering
Leadership & Engagement
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Get Involved Here, the buzz on campus is equal to that in the classroom. Whatever you’re into, you won’t have to look hard to find it. Enthusiasm, excitement and momentum. Go ahead. Get caught up in it. This is Boise State. Our award-winning, 105,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center features basketball courts, exercise and weight rooms, racquetball courts, a multipurpose gym, an indoor running track, activity rooms, a 19,000-square-foot aquatics center and one of the largest collegiate climbing walls in the United States.
several eateries, a radio station, art gallery, bookstore, post office, pool tables and bowling.
In the mood for a slice of pizza or a game of foosball? The Student Union Building (SUB) unites an eclectic mix of amenities under one roof, including
Looking for ways to show off your Boise State pride or make new friends? Take in a big game or join a club. Help book bands or comedy acts. Sneak-preview films for the Student Programs Board or run for student government. Volunteer for a community service project like “Rake Up Boise” or march to the capital during the annual Martin Luther King Jr.
Human Rights Celebration. Boise State University cherishes and celebrates diversity as a core value shared by faculty, staff, students and the community. Every year, Boise State hosts over 900 international students from over 65 countries, offering you the chance to meet, learn from and make friends with people from around the world.
Our Service-Learning program is the largest in the state engaging more than 27,000 students in giving an excess of 674,593 hours of service to community organizations.
Being part of the Greek community is time spent helping others in need. You have the ability to positively change our world, whether serving with an agency in Boise, or building a school in Jamaica.
Kauai, Hawaii FRATERNITY
Sigma Chi FAVORITE PART ABOUT FRATERNITY LIFE AT BOISE STATE
We support each other and help each other develop as people, as students, as leaders and as organizations. You can find a home, make life-long friendships, and make a difference in a fraternity or sorority.
Alpha Chi Omega Alpha Gamma Delta Alpha Omicron Pi Alpha Pi Sigma Lambda Theta Alpha Alpha Sigma Alpha Alpha Xi Delta Delta Delta Delta Sigma Lambda Gamma
Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Lambda Delta Sigma Phi Delta Upsilon Phi Delta Theta Phi Gamma Delta Pi Kappa Phi Sigma Chi Sigma Lambda Beta Tau Kappa Epsilon
MOST MEMORABLE BOISE STATE EXPERIENCE
Participating in Residential Housing Association, BroncoVenture Orientation, Dance Marathon, and Leadershape has taught me the value of service and leadership. I've become an active member of my community and made a real difference in the lives of others.
TRANSFER STUDENTS: Were you in a fraternity or sorority at your last campus, but your organization is not represented at Boise State? No problem. Chi Gamma is an organization for previously affiliated transfer students, a chapter of men and women from many different fraternities and sororities that donâ€™t have a presence at Boise State. You can participate in all the programs and events just like members of any other fraternity or sorority on campus.
Fraternities / Sororities
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Clubs And Organizations ACADEMIC + Alpha Mu Gamma + American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Student Branch + American Society of Civil Engineers + Anthropology Club + Archaeological Students Association + Association of Psychology Students + Athletic Training Student Association + Bilingual Education Student Organization + Biology Club + Boise State BroncoWorks + Boise State Linguistics Association + Boise State Physics and Astronomy Club + Business Professionals of America + Chemistry Club at Boise State + Communication Graduate Student Association + Computer Science Club + Economics Association + English Majors' Association + Financial Management Association + GeoScience Club + Human Resource Association + Information Technology and Supply Chain Management Association + Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers + Lambda Alpha Epsilon + Masters of Public Administration Association + Mechanical Engineering Club + Model United Nations Club + National Society of Black Engineers + Organization of Student Social Workers + Philosophy Club + PLAN + Political Science Association + Pre-Medicine Club + Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club + Psi Chi Chapter + Quiz Bowl Club + Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers + Sociology Club + Strive for College + Student Association for Respiratory Care + The Mechatronics Club
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American Institute of Graphic Arts Argentine Tango Club Art Metals Club Boise Sculptors Guild
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Boise State Dance Association Bronco Breakers Ceramics Club Cinema Society at Boise State Country Swing Dance Club Creative Writing Outlet Club Dead 8 Productions EDM Club Idaho Music Teachers Association National Association for Music Education Northenders Student Collective Photographic Arts Collective Red Circle Press Social Dance Club Super Art Soda Theatre Majors Association Vocal Jazz Choir
DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURAL + Afro-Black Student Alliance + Basque Club + Boise American-Filipino Relations Club and Diversity Association + BSU Korean Club + Chinese Club + French Club + German Club + Interested Men of Lambda Theta Phi, Latin Fraternity, Inc. + International Student Association + Intertribal Native Council + Italian Club + Japan Club + Korean Club + Kuwaiti Club + Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/ o de Aztlรกn + Nepalese Student Association + Refugee Alliance + Pride Alliance + Saudi Students Club + Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority + Spanish Club + Traditional Multicultural Expressions HONOR SOCIETIES + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Alpha Kappa Psi Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting) Chi Sigma Iota Eta Sigma Gamma Honors Student Association Kappa Delti Pi Honor Society for Education Lambda Nu Lambda Pi Eta National Society of Collegiate Scholars Phi Alpha Honor Society of Social Work Phi Alpha Theta: History Honors Society Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society Sigma Lambda Chi Society for Collegiate Leadership and Academics Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
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American Advertising Federation Association for Computing Machinery Women Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Civil Engineering Club Construction Management Association Idaho Universities Student CEC Chapter International Business Organization Materials Science Club Mathematics Club Pre-Dental Club Pre-Law Society Public Health Club Society of Women Engineers Student Association of Radiologic Technologists Student Nurses' Association The Wildlife Society
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Abraxans Airsoft Club Bowling Club Cycling Club at Boise State Freewrite: Creative Writing Club Idaho Outdoor Club Kendo Club League of Legends Mixed Martial Arts Club Nerf Club Ski and Snowboard Club Skydiving Club Slackers Snow Alliance Taekwondo Club The Ping Pong Club University Humans Vs. Zombies Club University Judo Club Weight Lifting Club
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Baha’I Campus Club Biblical Studies Center Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Christian Students CRU Foundation College Ministry Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Latter-Day Saint Student Association Muslim Student Association Orthodox Christian Fellowship Reformed University Fellowship St. Paul’s Catholic Student Group The Refuge Young Life
American Red Cross Club Autism Support Network Boise Community Adapted Education Bronco Dogs Organization Campus-Community Emergency Response Team and Moulage Club + Crafting for a Cause Club + Dance Marathon + Food Recovery Network + Integrated Engineering Solutions Club + Kappa Kappa Psi + Lions Club + Project SHINE + Special Olympics College + Student Foundation + Timmy Global Health + Veterans Club SOCIAL ISSUES + + + + + + + + +
Abolitionists4Life Counselors for Social Justice Green Energy Education Club Guardian Angels or Angels on Earth Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Net Impact ONE at Boise State Phi Sigma Rho Students & Other Broncos Enjoying Recovery SOBER + Students for Sensible Drug Policy + Tender Thoughts + United Students Against Sweatshops + VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood SPECIAL INTERESTS + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
A-Team Amateur Game Dev Club Animal Appreciation Club Anime Club Bhakti-Yoga & Kirtan Society Colleges Against Cancer Comic Book Club Conflict Management Student Organization Corral Creative Technologies Association Future Alumni Network Gender Studies Club Green Building Club International Video Festival Random Acts of Kindness, Etc. Club Ranger Challenge Rocket Club Scabbard and Blade Secular Student Alliance Shotokan Karate Club Smash Brothers Students Helping Integrate Fellow Transfers Sustainability Club University Signers
College Republicans Students for Liberty Young Americans for Liberty Young Dems at Boise State
IS THE CO INTENS
OLOR OF S I T Y.
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
Athletics FAC T S
3x Fiesta Bowl Champions. 3x Maaco Bowl Champions. 5 2014-2015 Conference Championships in football, men's basketball, women's basketball, gymnastics, and men's tennis. 5,000 free student and reduced guest football tickets. 2015 NCAA Division I men's and women's basketball tournament appearance. Sixty-seven percent of Bronco student-athletes were above a 3.0 grade-point average.
From the top of the stands and rafters to courtside, you can hear it. There’s a deafening roar like no other. Bronco Pride is alive and well at Boise State. This is a place where voices go hoarse, faces turn blue and muscles ache from jumping up and down. Any true Bronco fan will tell you that all of our sports teams enjoy a long and memorable history of thrills and successes. From men’s and women’s basketball to indoor and outdoor track & field, swimming and diving to tennis and wrestling, there's always heart-stopping action to cheer for at Boise State.
Blue and orange pride runs deep here. You can see it on every student in the stadium, and at times, on the painted faces of grandmas who call Boise home. This spirit of sportsmanship can be found both off the field and on as campus and community come together in incredible venues to cheer athletes competing in 20 men’s and women’s Division 1 intercollegiate sports. If you’re interested in being recruited as a student athlete, complete a recruit questionnaire at: broncosports.com
MEN’S SPORTS Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Tennis Wrestling
WOMEN’S SPORTS Basketball Cross Country Golf Gymnastics Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Sand Volleyball Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Volleyball
INTRAMURALS Break a sweat and play against other Boise State students, faculty and staff through the Intramural Sports Program. Bowling Basketball Golf Flag Football Soccer (indoor and outdoor) Softball Tennis (regular and table) Ultimate Disc Volleyball (regular and sand)
Geordan Martinez MAJOR
Colorado Springs, Colorado FAVORITE PART ABOUT BOISE
Boise has so much to offer with great restarants, the Saturday Farmer's Market, the movies and great weather. You can't beat it. ADVICE FOR NEW STUDENT ATHLETES
Manage your time wisely and find a happy medium between work and play.
FAC T S
20 - number of men and womenâ€™s intercollegiate sport teams at Boise State. 36,387 - seating capacity in Bronco Stadium. 360 - degree views at the premier Appleton Tennis Center. 6 - number of national championships the Boise State University Mane Line Dancers have won. 175 - number of students in the Blue Thunder Marching Band.
The Club Sports teams are more competitive than intramurals and may compete against other universities and clubs in the region. Baseball Hockey Lacrosse (M/W) Rodeo Rugby (M/W) Sporting Arms Soccer (M/W) Softball Track & Field Triathlon Ultimate Disc (M/W) Volleyball (M/W) Wakeboarding & Water Skiing Water Polo
BLUE IS THE COLOR
O F B O I S E S TAT E .
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
How To Apply APPLY AS A NEW FRESHMAN ❚❚
Application for Admission: admissions.boisestate.edu/apply
Official high school transcript
ACT or SAT scores ( not required if over 21 ) admissions.boisestate.edu/freshman
APPLY AS A TRANSFER STUDENT ❚❚
Application for Admission
SCHOLARSHIPS Boise State University awards both merit- and need-based scholarships to qualifying students. Students seeking merit-based scholarships must have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.00, and students seeking need-based aid must submit their FAFSA by February 15th. All application materials must be received in Admissions by these dates to be considered: Fall Non-Resident Priority Scholarship Date: December 15th Fall Scholarship Deadline: February 15th To find out how you can be considered for as many Boise State scholarships as possible visit: financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships/
O fficial transcripts from each college attended
Additional materials will be requested from students with fewer than 14 transferable semester credits admissions.boisestate.edu/transfer
APPLY AS A HOME SCHOOL STUDENT Visit our website for more details: admissions.boisestate.edu/homeschool
APPLY WITH A GED Visit our website for details: admissions.boisestate.edu/GED
GEM/WUE SCHOLARSHIPS Boise State offers two highly-competitive programs that can reduce the cost of nonresident tuition: GEM and WUE. The GEM Scholarship is for qualified nonresidents that waives the full time nonresident portion of tuition for out-of-state students. The WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) is a regional tuition-reciprocity agreement that enables students from 15 western states and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands to enroll at Boise State at 150 percent of the institution's resident tuition. To meet the priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in Admissions by December 15, 2015. Students whose admissions materials arrive between December 16, 2015 and February 15, 2016 will be considered if scholarship resources remain available. See if you qualify for either scholarship at: financialaid.boisestate.edu/gemwue
APPLY AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
DO THE MATH
Visit our website for details: admissions.boisestate.edu/international
Find our estimated cost of attendance at: admissions.boisestate.edu/estimator
Full time for 2015-16
INDIVIDUAL CAMPUS VISITS
The Boise State Admissions Index is used to evaluate your admissibility to Boise State. It combines high school GPA and ACT or SAT scores, placing the most weight on GPA. Find your GPA across the top and your test score down the left side. Draw a line from each toward the center until they intersect. If the intersection indicates you are an Excellent Candidate, you are highly likely to be admitted. If you are a Possible Candidate, admission will depend on several factors, including your academic record, date of application, and class availability. Possible candidates may submit recommendations and a personal statement for a more comprehensive review. Will you be admitted? Find out online at: admissions.boisestate.edu/index
Let us roll out the Blue Carpet for you! Campus visits include: ❚❚
G uided walking tours
Information sessions with enrollment counselors
O pportunities to meet with faculty in your area of interest
Schedule your campus visit at: admissions.boisestate.edu/visitus
High School GPA Range SAT*
3.09+ 3.03+ 2.97+ 2.91+
2.86+ 2.80+ 2.74+
2.69+ 2.63+ 2.57+ 2.51+
2.46+ 2.40+ 2.34+ 2.29+ 2.23+ 2.17+
EXCELLENT CANDIDATE FOR ADMISSIO N
POSSIBLE CANDI DATE FOR ADMISSIO N
UNLIKELY CANDIDATE FOR ADMISSION
VISIT BOISE STATE
Apply early to improve your likelihood of being admitted and securing on-campus housing.
Blue and Orange Saturdays September 26, 2015 November 7, 2015 February 13, 2016 April 23, 2016 admissions.boisestate.edu/blueandorange
2016 Fall NonResident Priority Scholarship Date: December 15, 2015*
2016 Fall Scholarship Deadline:
February 15, 2016
2016 Fall Semester Application Priority Deadline:
Bronco Day April 2016 admissions.boisestate.edu/broncoday Discover Boise State October 10, 2015 January 16, 2016 March 5, 2016 admissions.boisestate.edu/discover Daily Campus Visits Experience the blue for yourself by visiting Boise State on a day that works for you. We offer two tours a day (Monday – Friday) to better accommodate your schedule. Join us for a Presentation and Campus Tour: Morning visit – 10 am Afternoon visit – 1 pm admissions.boisestate.edu/visitus
May 15, 2016
#BOISESTATE * To meet the priority date for nonresident scholarships, all admission materials for new and transfer students must be received in Admissions by December 15, 2015. Students whose admissions materials arrive between December 16, 2015 and February 15, 2016 will be considered if scholarship resources remain available.
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