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Boise State University is located in Idaho
Boise State University
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1910 University Drive
Boise, Idaho 83725

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US$ 22,823: Graduate

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Boise State University, Idaho

Experience the American West at Boise State University!

At Boise State University in Idaho, you'll find a dynamic university full of opportunity, challenges and self-discovery. High-caliber teaching, exciting internships and a vibrant city converge to offer you a Real Education for the Real World.

Boise State University Highlights:

  • Eight academic colleges, offering more than 180 major fields of study
  • 35 masters and two doctoral programs, with graduate enrollment of 1,600 students
  • Exciting internship opportunities on campus and in the local business community
  • More than 160 student organizations, including an active International Students Association
  • International student advising and support services through the International Programs Office
  • Intensive English Program

Boise State University's campus lies along the banks of the beautiful Boise River. Boise, Idaho's capital city of 175,000 friendly people, combines urban cultural lifestyle with small town safety, cleanliness and hospitality. A short drive away from beautifully rugged mountains, Boise has a mild four-season climate and is the ideal central location for outdoor activities such as snow and water skiing, hiking, fishing, camping, whitewater rafting and exploring nearby wilderness areas. Boise is also the home of the largest university in the state of Idaho.

Boise State University enrolls 17,000 students, including more than 260 international students on campus representing more than 55 countries worldwide. Boise State is a metropolitan university reflecting the character of Idaho's capital city -- a center of business, government, technology, and culture -- and serving the needs of its students through undergraduate and graduate programs, research and public service. Talented faculty and superb location make Boise State one of the West's most exciting universities!

Boise State University, Idaho

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Academic Departments at Boise State University

College of Applied Technology: Business and Management Technology, Adult Basic Education, Construction Technology, Culinary Arts, Health and Human Services, Horticulture Technology, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Transportation Technology, Workforce Training

College of Arts and Sciences: Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Geosciences, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Theatre Arts

College of Business and Economics: Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing and Finance, Networking, Operations and Information Systems

College of Education: Counselor Education, Elementary Education and Specialized Studies, Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundation Studies, Kinesiology

College of Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Instructional and Performance Technology

College of Health Sciences: Health Studies, Nursing, Paramedic Program, Radiologic Sciences, Respiratory Therapy

College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs: Anthropology, Communication, Criminal Justice Administration, History, Military Science, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Social Work, Sociology

Interdisciplinary Minors: Addiction Studies, Canadian Studies, Dispute Resolution, Legal Assistant, Mexican American Studies, Multi-Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, Women's Studies

Admissions Details at Boise State University

To apply to Boise State University, applicants must provide the following materials. The deadline for materials to be received is 1 June for fall semester, and 15 October for spring semester.

  1. Completed International Student Undergraduate or Graduate Application
  2. Financial Statement for International Students
  3. Statement of Financial Support
  4. Certified copies of official records of each secondary or middle school, college or university, and / or professional and technical school attended
  5. Official TOEFL scores. Undergraduate admission requires a score of 500 (paper-based test) or 173 (computer-based test); graduate admission requires a score of 587 (paper-based test) / 240 (computer-based test). Note that some graduate programs have additional application requirements (for example, GMAT scores, letters of recommendation, etc.)
  6. $30 Application Fee

Conditional Admission: Students who have been enrolled for at least one eight-week session in Boise State's Intensive English Program (IEP), and have a TOEFL score above 450(PBT) / 133(CBT), may qualify for conditional admission. Based on recommendation by the IEP staff, students may enroll in up to seven credit hours of courses while continuing to study part-time in the IEP.

Boise State University, Idaho

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Intensive English Program: Boise State University offers an excellent Intensive English Program. The program is offered in two eight-week sessions during each spring and fall term, and two four-week sessions during summer. Students are placed in courses at their proficiency level, where they learn in a safe and confidence-building environment. Classes are adjusted each session according to student needs and interests, and emphasize student participation and interaction. IEP features include:

  • Small class size (12 or fewer students)
  • Professionally-trained instructors with experience living and teaching abroad
  • 20 to 23 class hours each week, focusing on academic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Practical language use skills in an American cultural context
  • Study strategies for academic success
  • TOEFL preparation, using both text-based and software materials
  • Computer and internet facilities
  • Culturally-oriented field trips throughout the community, state and region
  • Opportunities for additional conversation partnerships and social activities
  • Advising, counseling and other student support services
  • Access to on-campus housing and on-campus student employment (subject to F-1 visa regulations)
  • Full inclusion as members of our campus community

To apply for the Intensive English Program, applicants must send:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Official Financial Support Statement
  3. $100 non-refundable Application Fee

We look forward to welcoming you to Boise State University! For more info, review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we'll respond to you directly.