FAST FACTS
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Location:Boise
Setting:Urban
Population:616,561
Enrollment:22,678
On Campus:11%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/15
  • Spring 01/12-05/08

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,320

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$3,906

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
77%Caucasian
2%African American
8%Hispanic
3%Asian American
1%Native American
3%International
6%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students


NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


The fresh, powder snow of Bogus Basin ski area sparkles just 16 miles from city center, while golfers play the greens below in the valley. Boise offers a quality of life rated as one of the best in the U.S., with scenic natural wonders, cultural diversity, and a progressive western attitude. Boise boasts over 1600 acres of parks linked by a 14-mile long "Green Belt" popular with bicyclists and joggers. The Boise River runs through the city, providing many recreational opportunities.
Founded in 1932, Boise State enrolls approximately 19,993 students who live both on and off campus. The campus is located near the center of Boise, allowing students easy access to the resources and recreation the city has to offer. Boise State hosts one of the west's top colleges of business, and biology and geology departments that use the outdoors as their classroom. Boise State also offers nationally accredited programs in health, business and education.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Basque Studies (minor), Canadian Studies, Chinese Studies (minor), Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Japanse Studies (minor), Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, Multi-Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drafting, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Human Biology, Microbiology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Relations, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry

Communications: American Sign Language, Communication, Electronic Media Production and Management, Film, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Organizational Communication, Scientific and Technical Communication

Computer Science: System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geohydrology, Geology, Geosciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Exceptional Children, French, Health Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education

Engineering: Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

English: English, Linguistics, Literature, Technical Writing, Writing

Environmental Studies: Ecology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Management

Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Arabic (some courses), Basque (some courses), Chinese (some courses), French, German, Japanese (some courses), Korean, Latin, Spanish

Forestry: Forest Management

General Studies: Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Chiropractic, Dental Hygiene, Dentristy, Dietetics, Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Kinesiology, Medical Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory Technology, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Radiologic Science, Respiratory Therapy

History: History

Industrial Studies: Construction Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Relations

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Directing, Dramatic Writing, Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Studies

Pre-Professional : Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Psychology

Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management

Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Nursing

Limitations
Business course require proof of pre-requisites to take upper division courses. Enrollment in upper division art courses require an application to the art department and submission of a portfolio prior to the March placement conference. Contact the NSE coordinator for details.

Notable Academic Programs
Business, Geosciences, Elementary Education, Secondary Education

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
Study Abroad Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 520 paper, 68 computer or N/A Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,320.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 17 ($166 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $250 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $1,060 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
ID Card: $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $360 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1044 per semester.

Financial Aid
Plan A
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.

For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001616

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 6/27/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Single: $3,906 (includes meals)
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $450
  • Proximity to campus: 0.5-2 miles
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $1600 per semester for 19 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.