2 6 10 12 14 18 22 24 26 30 32 36 37
The University Campus Life Community Clubs Faculty Internships Research Majors & Minors The City Recreation Athletics Boise Pride How to Apply Costs Scholarships Deadlines Visit Campus
BOISE STATE You can feel it in the air. It’s unmistakable. All across campus, from the south banks of the Boise River to the farthest deep blue reaches of Bronco Stadium, something truly remarkable is happening here. At Boise State, you get the sense that anything is possible. That you can go far. That everything you need to succeed is right before your eyes. 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 glows with spirit and excitement. is what sets Boise State Maybe it’s our breathtaking surroundings in the great outdoors—just minutes from snowboarding, mountain apart. No matter what you’re biking, camping and hiking. For all these reasons and seeking—an awesome learning more, you just can’t help feeling that Boise State is the experience, good times or a university of opportunity.
great career—you’ll find it all right here at Boise State.
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.
HANGING OUT ON CAMPUS
STUDYING WITH FRIENDS AT THE STUDENT
WORKING OUT AT THE REC CENTER COOL RESEARCH AND
INTERNSHIPS GAME DAY GLORY
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
STUDENT FACULTY RATIO
FINANCIAL AID AWARDED IN 2010-2011
THE S UB BRONCO STADIUM BOISE STATE, HOME OF THE BLUE TURF WHERE THE ACTION IS STUDENT
BRONCO PRIDE IS ALIVE AND WELL AT BOISE STATE. WHERE ELSE CAN YOU SATISFY YOUR URGE TO JUMP UP AND DOWN AND CHEER UNTIL YOUR MUSCLES ACHE?
#16 ORANGE AND BLUE RANK BY U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT FOR BEST UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING PROGRAM IN THE NATION
Connect with the library from your mobile device! Albertsons Library Mobile site provides library information straight to user’s fingertips.
Boise State University
BOISE STATE’S ETHNIC ORGANIZATIONS ARE AMONG THE MOST ACTIVE ON CAMPUS, PROMOTING CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION THROUGH EVENTS SUCH AS THE MOSAIC CAMPUS VISITATION PROGRAM, CINCO DE MAYO FIESTA, HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK, AND THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD, SONG, AND DANCE FESTIVAL.
is among the first honorees in the League of American Bicyclists’ new Bicycle Friendly Universities BACHELOR DEGREES program for having an exceptional TO CHOOSE FROM environment where bicycling can thrive.
ACRES OF CAMPUS WITH AN ARRAY OF STUDENT HOUSING OPTIONS Boise State’s picture-perfect campus encompasses more than 170 buildings and residence halls serving over 20,000 students and faculty. Its enviable location 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. Living on campus puts you in the center of campus life, seconds from classrooms and computer labs, minutes from the Boise River and downtown and a short distance from the great outdoors. New townhouse units for juniors and seniors are expected to open January 2012. For more information on our traditional residence halls, living-learning communities and on-campus apartments visit our housing site online.
MORE INFORMATION: housing.boisestate.edu
WHEN IT C
Community on Whatever you’re into, you won’t have to look hard on campus to find it. Energy, excitement and momentum. Go ahead. Get caught up in it. This is Boise State. Our award-winning, 90,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center features basketball courts, exercise and weight rooms, racquetball courts, a multipurpose gym, an indoor running track, activity rooms, a 17,000-square-foot aquatics center and one of the largest collegiate climbing walls in the United States. In the mood for a slice of pizza or game of foosball? The Student Union Building (SUB) unites an eclectic mix of amenities under one roof, including several eateries, a radio station, art gallery, bookstore, post office, billiards, bowling alley, cultural center—even a video and pinball arcade.
Get Involved 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 senate. 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 350 international students from over 60 countries, offering you the chance to meet, learn from and make friends with people from around the world.
BOISE A PLACE WH
COMES TO HAVING OPPORTUNITY
EWHERESTATE DELIVERS FEELING BLUE IS A GOOD THING
A.L.P.H.A. / Active Minds / Air and Waste Management / Alpha Chi Omega / Alpha Gamma Delta / Alpha Kappa Lambda
Ambitious Corazones Alpha Pi Sigma Sorority, Inc. / American Advertising Federation Association / American Chemical Society
Anime Club / Anthropology Club / Arabic Club / Arcanum / Archaeological Students Association / Archery / Art Metals
Biblical Studies Center / Bilingual Education Student Organization / Biology Club / Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for
Boise State Chess Club / Boise State Fly Fishing Club / Boise State Invisible Children / Boise State Linguistics Association BSU Veterans Club / BSUCRU / Caliente, The Salsa and Latin Dance Club / Campus Bible Fellowship / Campus Ministry /
Abuse of Women / Collaboration Through Technology / College Access Network / College Democrats / College Republicans
Communication Graduate Student Association / Computer Science Club / Conflict Management Service Organization / Conservative Cycling / Dead Eight Productions / Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity / Delta Upsilon / Democracy Matters / Disc
Engineers Without Borders / English Majors Association / Entrepreneur Club / Environmental Studies / Eta Kappa Nu H Four Square Club / French Club / FUNCTION / Future Alumni Association (FAN) / Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society / Gender
Health and Human Performance Club / High Fidelity Record Club / Honors Student Association / Hui-O-Aloha / Human Eq
Idaho Music Teachers Association / Indian Student Association / Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers / Interested International Justice Mission / International Student Association / Intervarsity Christian Fellowship / Japan Club / Judo
Korean Club / Krav Maga / Kung Fu / Lacrosse (Men’s) / Lacrosse (Women’s) / Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Criminal Justice Administration Student ASSO. / Materials Science and Engineering Club / Mathematics Club / Mechanical Engineering Club
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan / Multilingual Student Advisory Board / Muslim Student Association / National National Society of Collegiate Scholars / Nepalese Student Association / Net Impact / Organizacion de Estudiantes
Social Workers / Outsiders / Paintball / Panhellenic Association / Phi Alpha Honor Society (Social Work) / Phi Alpha Theta
Philosophy Club / Pi Kappa Delta Honor Society (Forensics/Debate) / Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society (Political Science) / Political S
Pre-Law Society / Pre-Med Club / Pre-Veterinary Medicine / Psi Chi (Psychology) / Public Relations Student Society of America Rhythmic You / Rodeo / Rugby (Men’s) / Rugby (Women’s) / Saint Paul’s Student Group / Saudi Club / Scabbard and Blade / Sigma Lambda Beta / Sigma Lambda Chi Honor Society (Construction) / Slot Car Club / Snowboard and Ski
Society of Women Engineers Club / Sociology Students Association / Softball (Women’s) / Spanish Club / Sporting
Student Athlete Advisory Committee / Student Athletic Trainer’s Association / Student Nurses Association / Student The Corral / The Leadership Society / Theatre Majors Association / Track and Field
/ Triathalon Club / Trio Student
and Cultural Society / Vietnamese Student Association / Viola Club / Vocal Jazz Ensemble / Volleyball (Men’s) / V
ambda / Alpha Kappa Psi (Business) / Alpha Omega / Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society (Criminal Justice) / Alpha Xi Delta
hemical Society Student Affiliate / American Institute of Graphic Arts / American Water Resources Association / Anglers Metals Club / ASBSU / Association of Psychology Students / Autism Tolerance / Baseball / Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)
llies for Diversity (BGLAD) / Black Student Association / Boise American-Filipino Relations Club BARCADA / Boise Sculptors Guild
ssociation / Boise State Robotics / Book Club / Bowling / Breakdance Club / Bronco Boomers / BSU Foreign Film Club / Chi Sigma Iota / Chinese Club / Christian Students / Civil Engineering Club / Clarinet Club / Coalition Against the
epublicans / Colleges Against Cancer / Collegiate DECA / Comann Cultur na h-Alba Scottish Culture Club / Comic Book Club Conservative Student Coalition / Construction Management Club / Cornerstone Ministry / Creative Writing Outlet Club
isc / Ducks Unlimited / Economics Association / EDTECH Graduate Student Association / Engineering Honor Society Nu Honor Society (Electrical Engineering) / Euskal Taldea (Basque Club) / Fencing / Financial Management Association
ender Rights Network / German Club / Graduate Residential Scholars Club / Greenspeed / Guitar Society / Gymnastics
uman Equality and Rights Organization HERO / Human Resource Association / Ice Hockey Club (Men’s) / Idaho Flute Society
nterested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha (Lambda Alpha Theta) / Interfraternity Council / International Business Organization
Judo / Kappa Delta Pi / Kappa Kappa Psi (College/University Bands) / Kappa Sigma Fraternity / Karate, Shotokan / Kempo Justice) / Lambda Nu National Honor Society (Radiological) / Latter-Day Saint Student Association / Master of Public
Club / Meistersingers National Association
lpha Theta Honor Society
olitical Science Association
Model United Nations of
Organization of Student (History) / Phi Eta Sigma Pre - Dental
of America / Quiz Bowl / Racquetball / REACH Health Promotion Club / Red Circle Press / Respiratory Therapy Students
lade / Secular Student Alliance / Sigma Alpha Epsilon / Sigma Chi Fraternity / Sigma Gamma Epsilon Honor Society (Geosciences)
Ski Club / Soccer (Men’s) / Society of Exploration Geophysicists / Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
porting Arms / STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathmatics / Student Association for Radiologic Technologists tudent Programs Board / Sustainability Club / Taekwondo
/ Tau Kappa Epsilon / Teacher Education Association
tudent Association / United Methodist Student Movement / University Housing Association / Up ‘til Dawn / Vedic Philosophical / Volleyball (Women’s) / Volunteer Services Board / Waterpolo / Wilderness and Orienteering Club / Young Life
Collaborative 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 spearhead groundbreaking research.
FACULTY PROFILES >
Boise State professor and forensic DNA expert Greg Hampikian and the Idaho Innocence Project (IIP) are assisting in a highprofile international murder case in Italy as a result of disputed DNA evidence. Hampikian has helped exonerate eight wrongly convicted people around the nation; in four of those cases new DNA evidence identified the actual perpetrators.
> Special Education and Early Childhood Studies
associate professor Evelyn Johnson, has received a $20,000 federal grant to improve math instruction. “My goal is to connect Boise State’s special education teacher candidates with the best practices that help students struggling with math,” Johnson said. Her project is one of only five nationally to receive a Doing What Works grant.
Since 1990, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has named eleven Boise State professors “Idaho Professor of the Year.”
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.
A Boise State research team is the second in the country to help the U.S. Geological Survey use unmanned aircraft, or drones, for wildlife studies. Biology professor Jen Forbey and four students conducted their research by flying drones at 400, 200 and 100 feet, taking a swath of the landscape to determine habitat quality for two threatened species, the pygmy rabbit and sage grouse.
DELVING INTO TOPICS
AND LEARNING INTERESTING
THINGS THAT APPLY TO
STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES AND AWARD WINNING FACULTY
OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND AT BOISE
Valuable 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.
INTERNSHIPS Boise State has built a robust internship program and every year Boise State students receive valuable internships throughout the state and beyond. Our students have worked as interns for some of the leading companies in the nation, including Micron, SuperValu (formerly Albertsons), Simplot and Hewlett-Packard. Others have interned at the Idaho Legislature and for the City of Boise. To get an idea of what opportunities may be in store for you, here are a few more examples of internships recently filled by Boise State students: • Working with Ada County Marine Enforcement Unit to enforce state boating laws and conduct boat inspections • Identifying the best sound bites to be broadcast on Idaho PTV from taped interviews and live video of debates on the House and Senate floors
• Working on a marketing team for Daimler Chrysler in Germany providing factory tours to potential customers and visitors • Performing field studies on forest insect populations and plant pathologies for the Unites States Forest Service • Working with government organizations to research alternative energy and energy efficiency in office buildings and small businesses • Interpreting and monitoring the Spanish language broadcasts each Saturday on KBSU 730 AM • Conducting review of tax accounts for foreign subsidiaries of Micron Technology, Inc. • Creating a corporate wellness program for employees of local companies through the YMCA
ONE SUCCESS STORY >
Environmental Studies students Brock Lipple and
Drew Puccinelli created a plan for a pioneering organic garden project on the roof of the Student Union Building. Future plans include expansion to supply campus eateries with local produce and provide future generations of students opportunities to participate in a unique internship experience.
BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY IS A GREAT BANG
WHERE HANDS-ON LEARNI GIVE UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE AND THE FOU
TO DEFINE YOUR FUTURE. WHERE DO YOU
NG FOR YOUR BUCK
NING HELPS OUNDATION NEEDED
OU WANT TO GO?
RESEARCH At Boise State, research isn’t something you learn, it’s something you do—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.
TOP NOTCH PREPARATION
U.S. News and World Report ranks Boise State No. 5 in the western division of its “Keep an Eye on These Schools” list for master’s degree institutions that have “recently made striking improvements or innovations.”
> Senior biology major Lindsey Catlin co-authored a paper with Biology
professor Troy Rohn on a study he conducted which is the first to show the presence of the influenza A virus in brains of individuals who died of Parkinson’s disease. Rohn and Catlin were able to find the virus present in all 12 cases they tested. The study will have to be replicated with larger sample sizes, but it is an important first link to studies that have correlated a possible viral infection with contracting Parkinson’s disease later in life.
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 overseas. 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.
Majors+ UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
Addictions Studies (Cert, Minor) Anthropology (BA, Minor) Applied Mathematics (BS, Minor) Applied Science (BAS) Art (BA, BFA, Minor) Art Education (BFA) Graphic Design (BFA) History of Art & Visual Culture (BA, Minor) Illustration (BFA) Visual Art (BA, BFA, Minor)
Art Metals Emphasis Ceramics Emphasis Drawing and Painting Emphasis Interdisciplinary Art Studio Emphasis Photography Emphasis Printmaking Emphasis Sculpture Emphasis
Basque Studies (Minor)
Biology (BS, Minor) Botany Emphasis Ecology Emphasis Environmental Biology Emphasis Human Biology Emphasis Microbiology Emphasis Molecular & Cell Biology Emphasis Zoology Emphasis Biology Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Business and Economics Accountancy (BA, BBA, BS, Minor) Accountancy, Internal Audit Option (BBA) Accountancy/Finance (BBA) Business Economics (BBA) Business (Minor) Economics (BA, Minor) Finance (BBA, Minor) General Business (BBA) Information Technology Management (BBA, Minor)
Internal Auditing (Minor) International Business (BBA, Minor) Leadership Studies (Minor) Management (BBA, Minor) Entrepreneurship Mgmt Option Human Resource Mgmt Option
Marketing (BBA, Minor) Supply Chain Management (BBA) Canadian Studies (Minor) Chemistry (BS, Minor) ACS Certified Biochemistry Emphasis Biochemistry Emphasis Business Emphasis Forensics Emphasis General Emphasis Geochemistry Emphasis Pre-Medical Emphasis Professional Emphasis Chemistry Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Cinema & Digital Media Studies (Cert) Communication (BA, Minor) Media Productions Emphasis Media Studies Emphasis Public Communication Emphasis Relational & Organizational Studies Emphasis Communication/English (BA) Humanities/Rhetoric Emphasis Journalism Emphasis Public Relations (Cert) Conflict Management (Cert) Criminal Justice (AS, BA, BS) Dance (Minor) Dispute Resolution (Cert) Early Childhood Studies (BA) Earth Science Education (BS) Earth Science Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Education, Elementary (BA) Education, Elementary, Bilingual/ESL (BA)
Education, Special Education (BA) Education, Secondary Biology (BS) Chemistry (BS) Communication (BA) Economics, Social Studies (BA) English (BA) French (BA) German (BA) History (BA) History, Social Studies (BA) Mathematics (BA, BS) Physics (BS) Political Science, Social Science (BA, BS) Psychology, Social Studies (BA) Sociology, Social Science (BA) Sociology, Social Studies (BA) Spanish (BA) Theatre Arts (BA) Engineering Biomedical Engineering (Minor) Civil Engineering (BSCE, Minor) Computer Science (BSCS, Minor) Construction Management (BSCM, Minor) Electrical Engineering (BSEE, Minor) Materials Science & Engineering (BSMSE, Minor) Mechanical Engineering (BSME) English (BA) Linguistics Emphasis Literature Emphasis Technical Communication Emphasis (Cert) Writing Emphasis English Teaching (BA) Environmental & Occupational Health (BS) Environmental Studies (BA, Minor) Family Studies (Minor) Gender Studies (Minor) General Studies (BGS)
minors Geoarchaeology (BA) Geophysics (BS) Geosciences (BS) Geology Emphasis Hydrology Emphasis Gerontology (Minor) Health Education & Promotion (BS) Health Informatics & Information Management (AS, BS) Health Science Studies (BS) General Health Science Emphasis Science Emphasis Health Services Leadership (Cert) History (BA, Minor) Interdisciplinary Studies (BA, BS) Kinesiology Athletic Training (BS) Exercise Science Biomechanics Emphasis (BS) Exercise Physiology Emphasis (BS) Fitness Evaluation & Programming Emphasis (BS)
K-12 Physical Education (BS)
Latin American & Latino/a Studies (Minor) Latin Language & Literature (Minor) Mathematics (BA, BS, Minor) Mathematics Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Mexican American Studies (Minor) Military Science (Minor) Modern Languages American Sign Language (Minor) Basque Studies (Minor) Chinese Studies (Minor) French (BA, Minor) German (BA, Minor) Japanese Studies (Minor) Spanish (BA, Minor) Multi-Ethnic Studies (BA, Minor) Music (BA, Minor) Music/Business (BA) Music, Composition (BM)
Music Education (BM) Music, Performance (BM) Native American Studies (Minor) Nursing (BS) Philosophy (BA, Minor) Physical Education, K-12 (BS) Physical Science Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Physics (BS, Minor) Physics Teaching Endorsement (Minor) Political Science (BA, BS, Minor) American Government & Public Policy Emphasis International Relations Emphasis Public Law & Political Philosophy Emphasis Psychology (BA, BS, Minor) Public Relations (Cert) Radiologic Science (AS, BS) Respiratory Care (AS, BS) Social Science (AA, BA, BS) Social Work (BA) Sociology (BA, BS, Minor) Special Education (BA) Theatre Arts (BA, Minor) Dance Option Design Option Directing Option Dramatic Writing Option Performance Option Stage Management Option
PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Chiropractic (Transfer) Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science (Transfer) Pre-Dental Hygiene (Transfer) Pre-Dental Studies (BS) Biology Option Chemistry Option
Pre-Dietetics (Transfer) Pre-Forestry & Pre-Wildlife Management (Transfer) Pre-Law (Transfer) Pre-Medical Studies (BS) Biology Option Chemistry Option
Pre-Occupational Therapy (Transfer) Pre-Optometry (Transfer) Pre-Pharmacy (Transfer) Pre-Physical Therapy (Transfer) Pre-Physician Assistant (Transfer) Pre-Speech Language Pathology (Transfer) Pre-Veterinary Medicine (BS)
Key AA AS Cert BA BS BAS BBA BFA
Associate of Arts Associate of Science Certificate Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Applied Science Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Fine Arts
BGS BM BSCE BSCM
Bachelor of General Studies Bachelor of Music Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science in Construction Management BSEE Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering BSMSE Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering
METROPOLITAN The capital of Idaho, Boise rises spectacularly from a lush, green valley surrounded by mountainous high desert. Home to more than 635,000 people, the Boise region is the largest urban area between Portland and Salt Lake City. Its nickname is Treasure Valley—for its “treasure chest of resources and opportunities.” Nationally recognized for its safety, quality of life and beautiful sunny climate, Boise is many things to many people. It’s a big city, but offers smalltown warmth. It’s fast paced, but also laid back. It’s sophisticated, but friendly too. According to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, SEATTLE GREAT Boise has all the FALLS ingredients for PORTLAND future success—one YELLOW BOISE STATE STONE of the ten great UNIVERSITY places in America that “will only get SALT SAN RENO DENVER LAKE FRANCISCO better.” A young CITY LAS city with a median VEGAS LOS ANGELES resident age of just 33 years, Boise PHOENIX also maintains a SAN DIEGO healthy creative class: professionals who work as scientists, engineers, architects, educators, writers, artists or entertainers and serve as the catalysts necessary for a thriving metropolis. 24
CULTURE & DIVERSITY Boise’s lively cultural and entertainment scene is just a 10-minute walk from campus. In the vibrant downtown area you’ll find coffeehouses, restaurants, movie theaters, dance clubs and shops that cater to the college crowd. You’ll 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. The Boise community and surrounding population centers are home to a dynamic population that makes the Treasure Valley one of the most vital and culturally significant regions in the Northwest.
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 and work and study, as well as being dubbed one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. With stats like these, it’s easy to see why nearly 47,000 alumni have chosen to live in Boise after graduating from Boise State.
THE CAPITAL CITY OF IDAHO IS A
S THRIVING METROPOLI A MERE TEN MINUTES FROM CAMPUS
AND A CENTER OF BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT
THE GREAT Very few universities on earth can offer what Boise State can: unparalleled, instant access to pristine wilderness and great outdoor adventure.
A+ FOR ADVENTURE Boise State is paradise for students who want to mix adventure with academics. It’s a place where you can get engaged—and get rugged. 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, rock climbers, as well as students who like to swim, camp, fly-fish and hike. A dream school if you like your mountains high, Idaho offers more than 3,100 miles of your powder deep, your rivers fast and furious and your forests teeming with wildlife. Boise whitewater river—more than any other state State delivers nonstop wonder and thrills.
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.
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 issues. 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.
LEARN MORE: rec.boisestate.edu/outdoor
MINUTES TO FLY FISHING DOWNTOWN OR
BIKING THE GREENBELT
MINUTES TO MOUNTAIN
BIKING IN THE
MINUTES TO HIKING OR FLOATING
MINUTES TO BOARDING
MINUTES TO WORLD CLASS KAYAKING
CAMPING BONFIRES AND
ADVENTURES IN THE WIDE OPEN
IDAHO WILDERNESS JUST A HOP, SKIP AND JUMP FROM
BRONCO From the fame and glory of the football team to the individual performances of elite athletes, Bronco sports programs have drawn the attention of fans across the country and sparked a frenzy of interest in Boise State.
True blue pride
SEATING CAPACITY: 33,500
Any true Bronco fan will tell you that all of Boise State’s 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 something to cheer about at Boise State.
Appleton Tennis Center
Here you’ll experience Bronco sports in incredible venues as you cheer athletes competing in 19 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports in the Mountain West Conference.
The famous blue turf is the only Division I collegiate field of its kind in the world. The stadium recently underwent a $35.9 million addition to create a state-of-the-art facility.
Six courts and tremendous 360-degree views for fans make this one of the premiere collegiate facilities in the nation.
SEATING CAPACITY: 1,500
Taco Bell Arena Recognized as one of the finest sports arenas in the West, this facility has become one of the toughest places for Bronco opponents to pick up a win. The arena also hosts major concerts and performance events.
SEATING CAPACITY: 12,400
Harvey Neef Maneline Dancers thunder.boisestate.edu/manelinedancers
CHECK IT OUT ONLINE: broncosports.com
Boise State Cheerleaders thunder.boisestate.edu/cheerleaders Blue Thunder Marching Band thunder.boisestate.edu
Men’s Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Tennis Wrestling
Women’s Basketball Cross Country Golf Gymnastics Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Volleyball
Club Sports Anglers Baseball Bowling Cycling Disc Fencing Gymnastics Ice Hockey (M) Judo Karate Kempo Krav Maga Kung Fu (Shao-Lin) Lacrosse (M/W) Paintball Racquetball Rodeo Rugby (M) Ski/Snowboard Soccer (M/W) Softball (W) Taekwondo Track and Field Triathlon Volleyball (M/W) Wakeboard/Water Ski Water Polo
boise GOT state IT pride WE
HOME OF THE
BLUE TURF GET INTO THE SPIRIT INTO THE GAME
ORANGE IS OUR TRADITION
2x Fiesta BChampions owl
5 Conference Champions
and Diving, Women’s Gymnastics, Women’s Tennis, Wrestling and
Commissioner Cup Champions
student and guest
in three sports
academic All-WAC honors
Apply as a new freshman
APPLY AS A home school STUDENT
• Application for Admission
Visit our website for details:
• $50 application fee
APPLY with a ged
• Official HS transcript or GED scores • ACT or SAT results*
Visit our website for details:
*ACT or SAT scores not required if you are 21 or older
APPLY AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT
Apply as a transfer student
Visit our website for details:
• Application for Admission
• $50 application fee
Out of State Students
• Official transcripts from each college attended • Additional materials will be requested from students with fewer than 14 transferable semester credits
Boise State offers two programs that can reduce the cost of nonresident tuition: GEM and WUE. Refer to the fees table below for details. For more information:
freshman ADMISSIONS INDEX The Boise State Admission 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 here: admissions.boisestate.edu/index
Quality education is within your means. Use the sample budget below to help you plan for college expenses. This is the same budget used by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office to calculate your estimated costs for your year at Boise State. Use the Estimated Cost of Attendance Calculator at: admissions.boisestate.edu/estimator
Full-Time Fees for 2011-2012
Tuition Books and Supplies Housing Transportation Personal Expense 36
(Health insurance not included)
$5,566 $1,200 $7,276 $2,228 $2,962
$5,566 $1,200 $7,276 $2,538 $2,962
$8,349 $1,200 $7,276 $2,538 $2,962
$15,966 $1,200 $7,276 $2,538 $2,962
$19,232 $19,542 $22,325 $29,942
Scholarships Visit this website to find out how you can be considered for as many Boise State scholarships as possible:
financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships/howtoapply.shtml You will be considered for Boise State scholarships and nonresident tuition assistance programs if all admission materials are received by the Admissions Office no later than February 15th. You must have a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.00 GPA to be considered for merit scholarships. If you wish to be considered for need-based scholarships, you must also submit your FAFSA by February 15th.
important Deadlines Apply early to improve your likelihood of being admitted and securing on-campus housing. • 2012 Fall application deadline: May 15, 2012 • 2012 Fall scholarship application deadline: February 15, 2012 • 2013 Spring application deadline: November 15, 2012
Boise State visitation Programs Immerse yourself in activities during these programs that allow you to tour campus and interact with students. Live the life of a Bronco for the day!
• October 15, 2011 • January 14, 2012 • March 17, 2012 To reserve your spot go to:
• March 30, 2012 • April 6, 2012 • April 13, 2012 • April 20, 2012 • April 27, 2012 To reserve your spot go to:
Blue and Orange Saturdays
Yes, we even give campus tours on select Saturdays. Tours begin at 10 a.m. and include a 90-minute walking tour of campus and information session at 12:00 noon. Enrollment counselors will be on hand to answer your questions before or after your tour. • September 24, 2011 • November 5, 2011 • February 11, 2012 • March 3, 2012
• March 31, 2012 • April 14, 2012 • May 5, 2012
To reserve your spot go to:
individual campus visits Let us roll out the Blue Carpet for you! Campus visits include: • Guided walking tours • Information sessions with enrollment counselors • Opportunities to meet with faculty in your area of interest
Schedule your campus visit or take a virtual tour at:
To request more information about Boise State, visit:
Boise State University Admissions 1910 University Drive Boise, ID 83725-1320 Call: 208.426.1156 Toll Free: 1.800.824.7017 #1 admissions.boisestate.edu