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Boise State University

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1932
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 17,042
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $64,763,213
Admissions Address

1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: July 12
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Barbara Fortin
Admissions office telephone: (208) 426-1156
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 12
Decision sent by:  
Accept offer by: No set date
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $40
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? No
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
http://admissions.boisestate.edu/applying.htm /applicat.htm  
Tuition deposit: None
Room deposit: $75 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 8 8
Mathematics 6 6
Science 6 6
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 0 0
Social studies 5 5
History 2 2
Academic electives 3 2
Total academic units 30 30

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Neither required nor recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 12
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: July 12
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Not considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Not considered
Character/personal qualities: Not considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Not considered
Work experience: Not considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 90%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 90%
Total applicants: 3,429
Total acceptances: 3,073
Total freshman enrollment: 2,560
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 1,637
Male acceptances: 1,436
Male freshman enrollment: 1,195
Female applicants: 1,792
Female acceptances: 1,637
Female freshman enrollment: 1,365
Out-of-state freshmen: 9%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 11%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 32%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 71%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 91%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
First-year students submitting GPA: 91%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 34%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 460 - 570
Math: 460 - 580
Combined: 920 - 1150


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 3.0% 2.0%
600-699 19.0% 21.0%
500-599 40.0% 41.0%
400-499 33.0% 30.0%
300-399 5.0% 6.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 71%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 17 - 23
Math: 18 - 24
Composite: 19 - 24


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.0% 3.0% 3.0%
24-29 25.0% 22.0% 29.0%
18-23 50.0% 50.0% 46.0%
12-17 22.0% 22.0% 22.0%
6-11 0.0% 3.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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