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Preparing Your Student for College

Whether your student aspires to start their own business, disrupt an industry with innovative solutions, or give back to their community – an educational experience rich with opportunities inside and outside of the classroom prepares them for whatever lies beyond Boise State.

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Boise State's tuition is 20% lower than the average public university


of first-time undergraduate students receive some type of financial aid


With numerous scholarship opportunities available to non-residents, Boise State makes it possible for students to attain an affordable, quality education to improve their future. Learn about tuition costs, scholarships, and the value of a Boise State education.

Automatic Scholarships

Merit-based scholarships are awarded automatically to students with a 3.2 GPA or higher who submit their Boise State application materials by the posted deadline. Review information for nonresident scholarships (including the WUE).

Nonresident Scholarships

Cost of Attendance

Many factors contribute to your education budget, and we’re here to help. Figures on the Cost of Attendance page offer average costs for full-time undergraduate students with adjustments for automatic scholarships. Additional scholarships, grants and other types of aid are available through our Financial Aid office.

Cost of Attendance

It Pays to go to Boise State

Discover how former students are building careers with the experience and resources they gained at Boise State. An education at Boise State is an investment that will reap dividends for a student’s lifetime.
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Exploring Academics

Your student can choose from more than 200 areas of study, and have the chance to combine minors, certificates, internships and hands-on research to make the most of their major. At Boise State students don’t have to wait until grad school to learn from the best. Even undergraduates have opportunities to work alongside accomplished faculty, many of whom are recognized as national and international experts in their fields, and have access to state-of-the-art research opportunities and learning laboratories.

Internship and Career Opportunities

Boise is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and currently ranks number two on the Forbes list of 25 Best Cities for Young Professionals with several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets calling the city home. It’s no wonder nearly 52,000 graduates have chosen to live in the Treasure Valley after graduation. Each year, more than 1,200 students participate in our comprehensive internship program, gaining valuable experience in their field at both public and private institutions.

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Visit Boise State

Bronco Day is our largest signature campus event for prospective students and this year will be held on Saturday, October 14th 2023. Join us for Academics and Opportunities fairs, info sessions, drop in events, dorm tours and more. Or you can catch us on a daily campus tour or other special event throughout the calendar year!

Learn About Bronco Day

Visit Boise State

All About Boise, Idaho

Our vibrant partnerships across Idaho’s capital city offer the kinds of internships and student work experiences that will help them go beyond their major and launch them toward success, yet Boise’s tight-knit community offers a safe and friendly atmosphere in which every student can thrive. Visit our campus and see for yourself why Boise is one of the most talked-about cities in the country and the ideal college town.

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