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Boise State University is located in Boise, Idaho. Originally, though, Boise State University was not a university at all. When first established in 1932, it was Boise Junior College and was founded by the Episcopal Church. Then, in 1969, it moved to the state education system and in 1974 was granted university status. I chose Boise State University because I like the location, the campus, and their football team is usually pretty good.

Boise State University requires uses a GPA and ACT composite for judging applicants, as well as your SAT Math/ Critical Reading score. All of these are organized into a graph, where the GPAs are on top and the ACT and SAT scores are on one side . There are three different shaded diagonals in the graph, representing Excellent Candidates, Possible Candidates and Unlikely candidates (this way is a little confusing to explain without a visual, so I will bring an example for the presentation). For class requirements, Boise State University requires eight semesters of english, six semesters of math, six semesters of natural sciences, five semesters of social stuies, two semesters of humanities/ foreign languages, and three semesters of other college prep classes. This is strange, as this is the first time I have seen a university or college want semesters instead of years of classes in high school. As for tuition, Boise State University’s rates differ for resident and non resident students.For a resident, the tuition is $20,346, and out of state was $33,400 after living expenses, books, and transportation. There was no mention on the WUE on the website, so Boise State must therefore not offer a WUE tuition. In 2012, 22,678 students were enrolled at Boise State University. Of those students, 81% were residents of Idaho, while 19% were out of state, and 54% are female compared to 45% female. The ethnicities of the students that attended Boise State in 2012 were 77% white, 2% African American, 3% Asian, 7% Hispanic, and 11% other.

Boise State University offers 239 majors and minors. The educational buildings on campus are: College of Arts/ Sciences, College of Business/ Economics, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences, and College of Social Sciences/ Public Affairs. The top three undergraduate degrees in terms of enrollment are Communication, Psychology, and Biological Sciences. The top three graduate degrees in terms of enrollment are Educational Tech, Social Work, and Business Administration. Boise State University also has a very good Computer Science program, with over 90% getting internships by their third year. Programs also starting to get national attention are: Biomolecular Science, Innovative Materials, Health and Public Policy, Sensors, and Nanoelectronics and Integrated Systems.

Boise State University’s location is truly one advantage of going to Boise State. Boise has recieved many honors in magazines such as being one of the “Healthiest Cities” (Women’s/ Men’s Health),...

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