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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


HANGING OUT ON 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.

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.



STUDYING WITH FRIENDS

AT THE STUDENT

UNION WORKING OUT AT

THE REC CENTER

COOL RESEARCH AND

INTERNSHIPS

GAME DAY GLORY


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AVERAGE CLASS SIZE

19-1

STUDENT FACULTY RATIO

88MIL

FINANCIAL AID AWARDED IN 2007-2008


THE BRONCO STADIUM S UB BOISE STATE, HOME OF THE BLUE TURF STUDENT

UNION

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? YOU CAN BE ONE OF THE THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WHO CHEER THE BRONCOS ON TO VICTORY.

ORANGE 28 STUDY LOUNGES ON CAMPUS AND A WIRELESS NETWORK PERFECT FOR SUNNY OUTDOOR STUDYING

AND BLUE

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.

Always on the cutting edge, Boise State is completely wireless. Connect your laptop or PDA to the campus network and the Internet from a variety of locations campus-wide. Don’t have a laptop? No problem. You can check out wireless laptops for free at the SUB.

Ryan Cooper

research assistant



WHERE THE ACTION IS

A Biology major Now in medical school, Cooper believes his undergraduate research at Boise State was invaluable in preparing him for his future career as a physician. He worked with professor Dr. Ken Cornell on research for antimicrobial drug development.

100 BACHELOR DEGREES TO CHOOSE FROM


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. 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




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, multipurpose gym, indoor running track, activity rooms 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 newly remodeled 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 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 300 international students from over 60 countries, offering you the chance to meet, learn from and make friends with people from around the world. 10

WHEN IT COMES TO HAVING OPPORTUNITY

BOISE STATE DELIVERS A PLACE WHERE FEELING BLUE IS A GOOD THING


Alpha Kappa Psi (Business)  /  American Advertising Federation Assoc.  /  American Chemical Society Student Affiliate  /  American Production and Inventory Control Society  /  American String Teachers Association  /  Anthropology Club  /  Archaeological Students Association  /  Art Metals Club  /  Associated Students of Computer Technology  /  Association of Information Technology Professionals  /  Association of Psychology Students  /  Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting)  /  Bilingual Education Student Organization  /  Black Holez Astronomy Club  /  Business Professionals of America  /  Chinese Club  /  Civil Engineering Club  /  Computer Science Club  /  Construction Management Club  /  Council for Exceptional Children  /  Delta Epsilon Chi (Marketing)  /  Drafting Club  /  Economics Association  /  English Graduate Association  /  English Majors Association  /  Environmental Health Club  /  Environmental Studies Association  /  Financial Management Association  /  German Club  /  Graduate Students in Communication  /  Health and Human Performance Club  /  Human Resource Association  /  Idaho Flute Society  /  Idaho Music Teachers Association  /  Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers  /  Institute of Transportation Engineers  /  International Business Organization  /  Kappa Kappa Psi (College/University Bands)  /  Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Criminal Justice)  /  Machinist Club  /  Master of Public Administration Student Association  /  Materials Science and Engineering Club  /  Mechanical Engineering Club  /  Music Educators National Conference  /  National Art Education Association  /  Organization of Student Social Workers  /  Philosophy Club  /  Political Science Association  /  Pre-Dental Club  /  Pre-Law Society  /  Pre-Med Club  /  Psi Chi (Psychology)  /  Ranger Club  /  Recreational and Small Engine Repair  /  Respiratory Therapy Students  /  Sculpture Club  /  Skills USA  /  Societas Biophilia (Biology)  /  Society of Exploration Geophysicists  /  Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers  /  Society of Women Engineers Club  /  Spanish Club  /  Student Association for Radiologic Technologists  /  Student Athletic Trainer’s Association  /  Student Nurses Association  /  Teacher Education Association  /  Theatre Majors Association  /  Union of Physics Students  /  University Symphonic Winds  / Visual Arts League  /  Arabic Club  /  Black Student Alliance  /  Boise American-Filipino Relations Club and Diversity Association  /  Hui-O-Aloha  /  Indian Student Association  /  Indian Student Council  /  International Student Association  /  Intertribal Native Council  / Japan Club  /  Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de AZtLan  /  Organización de Estudiantes Latino-Americanos  /  Scottish-American Society  / Vietnamese Student Association  /  Alpha Chi Omega Sorority  /  Alpha Kappa Lambda Fraternity  /  Alpha Xi Delta Sorority  /  Delta Beta Nu Sorority  /  Kappa Sigma Fraternity  /  Panhellenic Association  /  Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity  /  Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity  /  Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority  /  Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society (Criminal Justice)  /  Engineering Honor Society  /  Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society (Electrical Engineering)  /  Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society  /  Golden Key National Honors Society  /  Honors Student Association  /  Kappa Delta Pi Honors Society for Education  /  Lambda Nu National Honor Society (Radiological and Imaging Sciences)  /  National Society of Collegiate Scholars  /  Order of Omega  /  Phi Alpha Honor Society (Social Work)  /  Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society (History)  /  Pi Kappa Delta Honor Society (Forensics/Debate)  /  Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society (Political Science)  /  National Technical Honor Society  /  Sigma Gamma Epsilon  /  Honor Society (Geosciences)  /  Sigma Lambda Chi Honor Society (Construction)  /  Sigma Tau Delta Honor Society (English)  /  Baptist Campus Ministries  /  BRONCO LOVERS UNITED (BLUCRU)  /  Campus Bible Fellowship  /  Campus Ministry  /  Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship  /  Christian Student Alliance  /  Christian Students  /  Cornerstone Ministry  /  Engage Truth  /  Function  /  Hearts of Fire  /  Impact United  /  Intervarsity Christian Fellowship  /  Latter-Day Saint Student Association  /  Muslim Student Association  /  Saint Paul’s Student Group  /  Synergy  /  The Link  /  United Methodist Student Movement  / Vedic Philosophical and Cultural Society  /  Service/Special Interest  /  2nd Amendment Gun Club  /  Bronco connection  /  Amnesty International  /  Anime Club  /  Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians and Allies for

Diversity  /  Breakdance

Club  /  Bronco Lovers United (Blu Crew)  /  Clean Water Club  /  College Democrats  /  College Republicans  /  Collegians Advocating

the

Life  /  Collision Coalition  /  Comic Book Club  /  Computer Network Gaming Club  /  Conflict Management Service Organization  /  Conservative

Student Coalition  /  Dead

Eight FILM Productions  /  Guitar Society  /  Hand Talk  /  Harvey Neef Maneline Dancers  /  Ichidan Grand Cosplay  /  Idaho Progressive Student

Alliance  /  Intelligent

Liberation

of

Design and Evolution Awareness  /  KAIZAN (Creative Thinkers Club)  /  Meistersingers  /  Model United Nations  /  Multilingual Student Advisory Board  /  Network of Enlightened Women  /  Orange Party  /  Organization for Gender Equality and Education  /  Outsiders  /  Photographic Arts Collective  /  Panchromatic Society  /  REACH Club  /  Red Circle Press  /  Returning Women’s Discussion Group  /  SAFE@Boise State  /  Scabbard and Blade  /  Single Parents Club  /  Social Dance Club  /  Spirit Squad  /  Sports Marketing Association  /  Student Alumni Association  /  Team Bronco  /  Travel for Success  /  Treasure Valley Association of the Education of Young Children Student Affiliate  /  Trio Student Association  / Vocal Jazz Ensemble  /  Arbiter (Student Newspaper)  /  ASBSU Student Government  /  Boise State University Boards and Committees  /  Cultural Center  /  Education Abroad/National Student Exchange  /  Homecoming Committee  /  Intramural and Campus Recreation  /  Martin Luther King Jr./Human Rights Celebration Committee  /  Service-Learning  /  Student Programs Board  / Volunteer Services Board  /  Women’s Center  /  Chaffee Hall Council  / John B. Barnes Towers Hall Government  /  National Residence Hall Honorary  /  Residence Hall Association  / for a complete list visit clubs.boisestate.edu

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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.

OUTSTANDING FACULTY

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.

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FACULTY PROFILES > Physics professor Alex Punnoose’s

research in nanotechnology has garnered $4.1 million in research grants, three patents and collaboration opportunities with MIT.

> English professor Jeffrey Wilhelm

has written over 20 books and is the founder of the Boise State Writing Project, an organization dedicated to bringing high-quality professional development programs to the teachers of Southern Idaho.

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Working toward a future where common ailments such as arthritis, cleft palate and cartilage degeneration in knees have disappeared, biology professor Julie Oxford has received more than $9 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies to pursue biomedical research.

> Art professor Larry McNeil

was recognized in Washington, D.C., after his selection as one of only five artists nationwide to contribute to the Art in Embassies program. He was subsequently invited to attend the United Nations’ Seventh Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues earlier this year.


ENGAGED FACULTY

COLLABORATION

STUDY GROUP DELVING INTO TOPICS AND LEARNING INTERESTING

THINGS THAT APPLY TO

YOUR MAJOR STATE OF THE ART

FACILITIES AND AWARD

WINNING FACULTY

INNOVATION

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

ABOUND AT BOISE


Valuable

76 PERCENT OF STUDENTS COMPLETE AN INTERNSHIP OR RESEARCH PROJECT

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.

 oordinating public relations for the Special C Olympics of Idaho

 hooting and editing film and producing S stories at local TV and radio stations

 ssisting with engineering and development A on the Burlington Northern, Santa Fe Railroad

INTERNSHIPS

 onducting policy and economic analysis C with the US Department of State in London

 rganizing reproductive health and family O planning assessment in Ethiopia

 nalyzing wildlife and forest land A management with the US Forest Service

 eveloping marketing and media relations D promotional pieces for the Idaho Stampede and the Idaho Steelheads

Boise State has built a robust internship program designed to help you put theory into practice and apply what you’ve learned by getting you out of the classroom and into the world of business, government, health care, artistic organizations and nonprofit groups. Every year, hundreds of Boise State students receive valuable internships throughout the state and beyond. Some have worked as interns for some of the leading companies in the nation, including Micron, SuperValue (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: •

 esigning and implementing a nationwide D program with the American Red Cross for responding and preparing for disasters

ONE SUCCESS STORY >

Boise State filmmaker Saandra Steinfelt was among 150 students from across the nation who participated in an internship program at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival in France. The honors student assisted festival attendees and was even given the opportunity to screen a short of her documentary “We Can Change The World” at the Cannes Short Film Corner. Her film focuses on Idaho students who met the Dalai Lama during his visit to Sun Valley in 2005 and how the encounter affected their lives.

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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. At Boise State, 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 >

After engineering student Dave Estrada graduated in 2008, he was accepted to top graduate schools across the country, including Purdue, Penn State, Illinois and Michigan. He credits his success to the challenging classes and hands-on research he experienced as an undergraduate at Boise State.

STUDY ABROAD

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY IS A GREAT BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

WHERE HANDS ON LEARNING HELPS

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.

boisestate.edu/international/studyabroad_nse.html

GIVE UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE AND THE FOUNDATION NEEDED

TO DEFINE YOUR FUTURE. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

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Majors+ UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS Accountancy (BBA, BA, BS, Minor) Accountancy, Internal Audit Option (BBA, BA, BS, Minor) Accountancy/Finance (BBA, BA, BS) Addictions Studies Minor Anthropology (BA, Minor) Applied Mathematics (BS, Minor) Applied Science (BS) Art Education (BFA) Athletic Training (BS) Basque Studies Minor Biology (BS, Minor) Botany Emphasis Ecology Emphasis Environmental Biology Emphasis Human Biology Emphasis Microbiology Emphasis Molecular & Cell Biology Emphasis Zoology Emphasis Biomedical Engineering Minor Business Economics (BBA) Business Minor Canadian Studies Minor Chemistry, (BS, Minor) ACS Certified Biochemistry Emphasis Biochemistry Emphasis Business Emphasis Forensics Emphasis General Studies General Emphasis Geochemistry Emphasis Pre-Medical Emphasis Professional Emphasis Chinese Studies Minor Communication (BA, Minor)

Communication/English (BA) Communication/English Humanities/Rhetoric Emphasis Journalism Emphasis Computer Science (BSCS, Minor) Construction Management (BSCM, Minor)

minors

English, Literature Emphasis (BA, Minor)

Information Technology Management (BBA, BA, BS, Minor)

Social Science (AA, BA, BS)

Pre-Medical Technology

Social Work (BA)

Pre-Occupational Therapy

English, Technical Communication Emphasis (BA)

Illustration (BFA)

Sociology (BA, BS, Minor)

Pre-Optometry

Interdisciplinary Studies (BA, BS)

English, Writing Emphasis (BA)

Spanish (BA, Minor)

Pre-Pharmacy

International Business (BBA, BA, BS, Minor)

Supply Chain Management (BBA, BA, BS)

Pre-Physical Therapy

Japanese Studies (Minor)

Theatre Arts (BA, Minor) Dance Option Design Option Directing Option Dramatic Writing Option Performance Option Stage Management Option

Pre-Speech Language Pathology

AA

Associate of Arts

Visual Art (BA, BFA, Minor) Art Metals Emphasis Ceramics Emphasis Drawing and Painting Emphasis Interdisciplinary Art Studio Emphasis Photography Emphasis Printmaking Emphasis Sculpture Emphasis

AS

Associate of Science

BA

Bachelor of Arts

BS

Bachelor of Science

Environmental and Occupational Health (BS)

Criminal Justice (AS, BA, BS)

Environmental Studies (BA, Minor)

Dance Minor

Latin Language & Literature Minor Leadership Studies Minor

Earth Science Education (BS)

Exercise Science Biomechanics Emphasis (BS) Exercise Physiology Emphasis (BS) Fitness Evaluation & Prog Emphasis (BS)

Economics (BA, Minor)

Finance (BBA, BA, BS, Minor)

Marketing (BBA, BA, BS, Minor)

Education, Elementary (BA) Bilingual/ESL Emphasis (BA)

French (BA, Minor)

Mass Communication/Journalism (BA)

Gender Studies Minor

Mathematics (BA, BS, Minor)

General Business Management (BBA, BA, BS)

Military Science Minor

General Studies (BGS)

Multi-Ethnic Studies (BA, Minor)

Geoarchaeology (BA)

Music (BA, Minor)

Geophysics (BS)

Music Education (BM)

Geosciences (BS) Geology Emphasis Hydrology Emphasis

Music, Composition (BM)

Dispute Resolution Certificate Early Childhood Studies (BA)

Education, Secondary Anthropology, Social Studies (BA) Biology (BS) Chemistry (BS) Communication (BA) Economics, Social Studies (BA) French (BA) German (BA) History (BA) History, Social Studies (BA) Mathematics (BA/BS) Physics (BS) Psychology, Social Studies (BA) Political Science, Social Studies (BA/BS) Sociology, Social Science (BA) Sociology, Social Studies ((BA) Spanish (BA) Theatre Arts (BA) Engineering Civil Engineering (BSCE, Minor) Electrical Engineering (BSEE, Minor) Materials Science & Engineering (BSMSE, Minor) Mechanical Engineering (BSME) English Teaching (BA) English, Linguistics Emphasis (BA)

Geospatial Information Analysis Minor German (BA, Minor) Gerontology Minor Graphics Design (BFA) Health Informatics and Information Management (BS)

Management (BBA, BA, BS, Minor) Entrepreneurship Option Human Resource Mgmt Option

Mexican American Studies Minor

Music, Performance (BM) Music/Business (BA) Native American Studies Minor Nursing (BS) Paralegal Studies Minor Philosophy (BA, Minor) Physical Education, K-12 (BS)

Health Promotion (BS)

Physics (BS, Minor)

Health Science Studies (BS) General Health Emphasis Science Emphasis

Political Science (BA, BS, Minor) American Government and Public Policy Emphasis International Relations Emphasis Public Law and Political Philosophy Emphasis

History (BA, Minor) History of Art and Visual Culture (BA, Minor) Inclusive Practices, Certificate in

Psychology (BA, BS, Minor) Radiologic Science (AS, BS) Respiratory Care (AS, BS)

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Pre-Physician Assistant Pre-Veterinary Medicine (BS)

Key

BBA Bachelor of Business Administration BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts

BGS

Bachelor of General Studies

PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

BM

Bachelor of Music

Pre-Architecture

BSCM Bachelor of Science in Construction Management

Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Clinical Laboratory Science Pre-Dental Hygiene Pre-Dental Studies, Biology Option (BS) Pre-Dental Studies, Chemistry Option (BS)

BSCE Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

BSCS Bachelor of Science in Computer Science BSEE Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering BSMSE Bachelor of Science in Materials Science & Engineering

Pre-Dietetics Pre-Forestry and Pre-Wildlife Management Pre-Law Pre-Medical Studies, Biology Option (BS) Pre-Medical Studies, Chemistry Option (BS)

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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 small-town warmth. It’s fast paced, but also laid SEATTLE GREAT FALLS back. It’s sophisticated, but PORTLAND YELLOW friendly too. According BOISE STATE STONE UNIVERSITY to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, Boise SALT SAN RENO DENVER LAKE FRANCISCO has all the ingredients for CITY LAS VEGAS future success—one of the LOS ANGELES ten great places in America PHOENIX SAN DIEGO 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 and serve as the catalysts necessary for a thriving metropolis.

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, 24

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. Boise community and surrounding population centers are home to a dynamic population that makes Treasure Valley one of the most vital and culturally significant regions in the Northwest.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Boise is one of the fastest-growing hightech cities in the nation and home to several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets. Ranked one of the best places in the country to live, Boise is also a great place to work. Forbes magazine ranks Boise #1 in the nation for business and careers. Inc.com says Boise is one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. And when it comes to unemployment, Boise consistently pulls in one of the lowest rates in America. With stats like these, it’s easy to see why more than 36,000 alumni have chosen to live in Boise after graduating from Boise State.

THE CAPITAL CITY OF IDAHO IS A

THRIVING METROPOLIS A MERE TEN MINUTES FROM CAMPUS AND A CENTER OF BUSINESS AND ENTERTAINMENT


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MINUTES TO FLY FISHING DOWNTOWN, OR

BIKING THE GREENBELT

10

THE GREAT

MINUTES

TO MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE 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.

ABUNDANCE

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

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FOOTHILLS

20 MINUTES TO HIKING OR FLOATING

THE RIVER

30 MINUTES

TO BOARDING

AND CROSS

COUNTRY

SKIING

50

MINUTES TO WORLD CLASS KAYAKING

AND RAFTING


NO BOUNDARIES

CAMPING BONFIRES AND

ADVENTURES IN THE WIDE OPEN

IDAHO WILDERNESS JUST A HOP, SKIP AND JUMP FROM

BOISE STATE

UNIVERSITY


Men’s Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Tennis Wrestling

Women’s

BRONCO

January 1, 2007. That was the day everything changed—at least in the eyes of the sports world. Boise State’s lastsecond, overtime victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the Fiesta Bowl catapulted the Broncos to international fame and glory. The wild finish made the game an instant classic and sparked a frenzy of interest in Boise State.

True blue pride The game may have put our championship football team and our university on the world map, but as any true Broncos fan will tell you, 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. Here you’ll experience Bronco sports in incredible venues as you cheer athletes competing in 18 men’s and women’s intercollegiate sports in the Western Athletic Conference.

CHECK IT OUT ONLINE:  broncosports.com

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Bronco Stadium The famous blue turf is the only 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.

SEATING CAPACITY: 32,000

Appleton Tennis Center 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.

SEATING CAPACITY: 12,400

Basketball Cross Country Golf Gymnastics Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis Volleyball

Club Sports American Kenpo Karate Club Baseball Club Belegarth Bowling Club Boxing and Kickboxing Club Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club Chinese Shaolin Center Kung Fu Club Cycling Club Judo Club Kayak Club Lacrosse Club (Men’s) Men’s Rugby Team Men’s Volleyball Program Pool and Snooker Club Rodeo Club Seiryu Karate Club Shotokan Karate Club Sixxes Football Snowboard/Ski Club Soccer Club Swimming Club Table Tennis Coalition Taekwondo Club Tennis Crazed Triathlon Club Womens Lacrosse Club Women’s Softball Club Maneline Dancers Boise State Cheerleaders Blue Thunder Marching Band


boise state pride WE

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HOME OF THE

BLUE TURF GET INTO THE SPIRIT INTO THE GAME

BLUE AND ORANGE IS OUR TRADITION

LOUD PROUD

BRONCO

PRIDE

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Apply as a new freshman

APPLY AS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Scholarships

• Application for Admission

Visit our website for details:

You will be considered for merit and need-based scholarships if all of your admission materials are received in Admissions by February 15th. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to be eligible for merit scholarships. If you wish to be considered for need-based scholarships, you must also submit your FAFSA by February 15th.

admissions.boisestate.edu/international

• $40 application fee • Official HS transcript or GED scores

Out of State Students

• ACT or SAT results*

Boise State offers two programs that can reduce the cost of nonresident tuition: GEM and WUE. Refer to the fees table below for details.

* ACT or SAT scores not required if you are 21 or older

Apply as a transfer student • Application for Admission

For more information:

• $40 application fee

financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships

financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships

• Official transcripts from each college attended

Scholarship Deadline

• Additional materials will be requested from students with fewer than 14 transferable semester credits

The 2009-10 scholarship deadline is February 15, 2009.

Admission Deadlines

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. Some applicants in this range may be invited to participate in the Bridge Program. I J H I ! T D I P P M ! H QB ! S B O H F 4/25, 4/1:, 4/14, 3/:8, 3/:2, 3/97, 3/91, 3/85, 3/7:, 3/74, 3/68, 3/62, 3/57, 3/51, 3/45, 3/3:, 3/34, 3/28, 3/22, 3/17, 3/11, BDU TBU+ 47 2711 46 2691 45 2631 44 2581 43 2531 42 2491 41 2451 3: 2411 39 2371 38 2331 37 2291 36 2251 35 2221 34 2181 33 2141 32 ::1 31 :61 2: :21 29 981 28 941 27 891 26 851

Tuition Books and Supplies Housing Transportation Personal Expense

•2  009 Fall application deadline: June 30, 2009 •2  010 Spring application deadline: November 15, 2009

Immerse yourself in activities during this program that allows you to tour campus and interact with students. Live the life of a Bronco for the day!

Excellent Candidate for Admission

SCHEDULED Dates: • October 4, 2008 • January 10, 2009 • March 7, 2009

Possible Candidate for Admission

• April 3, 2009 • April 10, 2009 • April 17, 2009

To reserve your spot go to: Unlikely Candidate for Admission

admissions.boisestate.edu/discover

individual campus visits

Full-Time Fees for 2008-09

Apply early to improve your likelihood of being admitted and securing on-campus housing.

Discover Boise State Program

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.

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You may also apply for additional scholarships at:

Offered every weekday that the University is open, these visits include: • Guided tours • Information sessions

(Health insurance not included)

Idaho Resident

GEM Recipient

WUE Recipient

Nonresident

•O  pportunities to meet with faculty in your area of interest

$4,632 $1,136 $6,140 $1,512 $2,236

$4,632 $1,136 $6,140 $1,512 $2,236

$6,948 $1,136 $6,140 $1,512 $2,236

$13,208 $1,136 $6,140 $1,512 $2,236

Schedule your campus visit or take a virtual tour at: admissions.boisestate.edu/visitus

$15,656

$15,656

$17,972

$24,232


Boise State University Office of Admissions 1910 University Drive Boise, ID 83725-1320 Call: 208.426.1820 Toll Free: 1.800.824.7017 #4 boisestate.edu

Viewbook - Boise State University  
Viewbook - Boise State University  

2009-2010 Admissions Viewbook from Boise State University.

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