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Blue Turf Thinking is about breaking norms, blazing new trails and imagining the possibilities of what could be. It’s taking risks that matter and solving real-world problems. And we want you to be a part of it.

If you’re a prospective student who dreams big, embraces challenges, and wants to make a positive impact on the world, you’re in the right place!

Boldly Blue. Proudly Innovating.

What is Blue Turf Thinking?

Blue Turf Thinking is more than just a phrase; it’s a mindset.

It represents our commitment to cultivating an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and transformative ideas. Just like the iconic blue turf on our football field, Blue Turf Thinking stands out from the crowd.

Learn how below!


“Blue” is our driving force and our bold willingness to do things differently. Our impact breaks the mold because we ask different questions that provide new outcomes. Blue is what the world sees when we get our hands on a challenge.

Discover how bold ideas inspire us! 


“Turf” are the spaces where things get done. It’s here on our own campus and in our community. This is our turf, the place where change and innovation happens and touches the world.

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“Thinking” is our purpose. We take an interdisciplinary perspective to our academics. We are unapologetic about combining creativity, research, and our individual passions to do the unthinkable.

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Blue Turf Thinking in Action

The Powerful History of the Powwow
From Island to Idaho, Chloe Yalung Discovers the Gift of Continued Education
The Life of Orientation Leaders At Boise State
From Anxious to Exhilarated: Carsen’s Journey Rafting the Payette with Outdoor Programs
Why Choose Boise State University?


Boise State has been ranked one of the Top 50 Most Innovative Universities in the country by US News & World Report.

At Boise State, Broncos are encouraged to question the status quo, challenge conventional wisdom, and push the boundaries of knowledge.

As a student here, you’ll join a vibrant and inclusive community of thinkers, dreamers and doers. Our campus is a hub of creativity and collaboration, where you’ll have the chance to connect with fellow students who share your passion for making a difference.

Find out how innovation propels us forward
Academic Programs

Embrace Your Potential

By choosing Boise State University, you’re embarking on a journey of personal growth and discovery. Our institution is committed to helping you unlock your full potential, both academically and personally. We provide a wide range of academic programs, state-of-the-art facilities, and resources to ensure your success.

As a Blue Turf Thinker, you’ll have access to world-class faculty members who are not only experts in their fields but also dedicated mentors. They’ll guide you through your academic journey, encourage you to explore new ideas, and challenge you to reach new heights.

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Ready to ignite your future?

Join Boise State

If you’re ready to embrace a university experience that goes beyond the ordinary, Boise State University is the perfect choice. Join the ranks of the Blue Turf Thinkers and become a part of a community that celebrates new ideas.

So, what are you waiting for?

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