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About Boise

Boise State University resides in the heart of Idaho’s capital. Boise is well known for its beautiful scenery where locals can ski, bike, run, fish, and enjoy nature every day. Boise is also home to many local businesses and Idaho has been considered one of the “Top 10 Entrepreneurial States,” by CNN Money. We often praise our city for having a perfect balance of a “Big City” and “Small Town” feel.

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Schedule a visit

Explore Boise State University in person by scheduling an on-campus tour. The 2-hour tour is led by a Boise State University student that is able to answer questions that you or your student may have. Visit the Admissions website to schedule a tour.

Schedule a campus tour


Once your student has made the decision to become a Bronco, new student orientation will introduce them to the departments and resources available to them. There are orientation options for first-year students, transfer students, non-traditional students, international students, and for families. Orientation is the ideal opportunity for last minute questions to be answered, allows your student to receive help in registering for classes, as well as providing you and your student with information on all of the resources that are available to you.

New Student Orientation

On-campus activities

Once your student becomes a Bronco, they will probably be looking for opportunities to meet new friends and expand their network. Boise State University has more than 200 student organizations. Whether your student has a passion for sports, the arts, religion, or interest in a social fraternity or sorority Boise State University has an option for your student.

Learn more about student organizations