Boise State University

Men's MCLA Contact: Adam Smith
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22,033 Undergrads / 25,504 Students
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$12,558 Net Price
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81% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    MCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Public

  • Campus Type

    City: Medium

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
21% / 46%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Team Road Trips

The season usually starts with a good stretch of home games, but when it comes to road trips the team travels far and wide out to places like University of Colorado, Simon Frasier University in British Columbia, University of Utah, University of Arizona, University of Washington, and University of Oregon for divisional contests.

Recruit Commits
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Where Grads Live
  • Boise Idaho Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Portland Oregon Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Greater Salt Lake City Area
  • Pocatello Idaho Area
  • Spokane Washington Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Phoenix Arizona Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Las Vegas Nevada Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater San Diego Area
Where Grads Work
  • Micron Technology
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • St. Luke's Health System
  • Saint Alphonsus Health System
  • Boise School District
  • State of Idaho
  • Wells Fargo
  • J.R. Simplot Company
  • Idaho Power Company
  • College of Western Idaho
  • URS Corporation
  • Albertsons
  • US Army
  • Bodybuilding.com
What Grads Do
  • Operations
  • Sales
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Support
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare Services
  • Finance
  • Administrative
  • Media and Communication
  • Arts and Design
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Program and Project Management
Data from
Niche Grades
Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
460 - 580
510 - 600
1030 - 1250
20 - 26
19 - 26
21 - 26

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 440 - 550 for SAT; 7 - 8 for ACT

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SAT Reading

This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 10,789 4,718 6,071
% Admitted 81% 78% 83%
% Admits That Enroll 32% 34% 32%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.43
  • Accepted
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  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
  • Admission Considerations
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Health Professions (23%)
    Business (17%)
    Communication & Journalism (7%)
    Engineering (6%)
    Social Sciences (5%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (5%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (4%)
    Psychology (4%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (4%)
    Education (4%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (4%)
    Parks, Recreation & Fitness Studies (3%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (3%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    Physical Sciences (2%)
    Public Admin. & Social Services (2%)
    Foreign Languages (1%)
    History (1%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Athlete graduation rate
    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for students paying in-state tuition rate (public institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$7,694 $21,530
    Books & Supplies$1,200 $1,200
    Cost of Living$10,692 $10,692
    Personal Expenses$3,490 $3,490
    Sticker Price$23,076 $33,874

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    84% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship68%$10,533
    Federal Grants27%$4,746
    Pell Grants27%$4,498
    Other Federal4%$1,701
    State & Local Grants11%$3,197
    Institutional Grants52%$10,598
    Student Loans47%$6,337
    Federal Loans47%$5,140
    Other Loans5%$12,955

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $111 Million $4,365

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $22,750.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $14,635 $242

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 6.3%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 8,681 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $37,100

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 6.05 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 21% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 10 8
    Fondling 4 3
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault 6 2
    Burglary 19 4
    Motor Vehicle Theft 4 -
    Arson 1 -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, primarily nonresidential

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