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Location | Boise
Population | 795,268
Enrollment | 26,162
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home & Host

Term Dates
Fall | 08/19-12/13
Spring | 01/13-05/09

Boise State University

Boise, ID


About This Campus

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 and by the Boise State campus, providing many recreational opportunities. Founded in 1932, Boise State enrolls approximately 24,000 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 (AACSB), engineering (ABET) and education.

Location Information

Boise State University is located in the capital of Idaho, Boise (Boy-see). It's located in a green valley surrounded by a mountainous high-desert. Home to more than 700,000 people, the Boise region is the largest urban area between Portland and Salt Lake City.
2024-2025 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Open
Campus Availability & Deadlines
2025-2026 Chance of Placement
Host Payment |Open
Home Payment |Excellent
Understand Chances of Placement


RegistrationClosed Programs
Nursing Mechanical Engineering

Business course require proof of pre-requisites to take upper division courses. Kinesiology course availability is very limited - consult with NSE coordinator. 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. Enrollment in some upper division Criminal Justice courses are limited.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Business
  • Geosciences
  • Political Science
  • Basque Studies (minor)

Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Anatomy, Anthropology... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550.00 paper, 68.00 computer or 68.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6.00
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Home Pay
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home/Host Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/08/24

Finances Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Pay resident-rate tuition to your host campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your home campus
  • Estimated cost: $5939.
  • Figures are based on full-time enrollment.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 16 ($252 per additional hour)
  • Home Payment: 16 ($252 per additional hour)

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit $250 Year Host & Home Mandatory
ID Card $25 Year Host & Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $400 Year Host & Home Optional
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Important Notes: Some university classes have special course, labs, or professional fees. If an NSE student (either Home or Host), enrolls in the courses they will be required to pay the fee or drop the class. These fees can't be waived. A full list of these fees can be found here https://www.boisestate.edu/sfs/boise-state-university-fees/other-fees-that-may-apply/complete-list-of-course-fees/ https://d

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/08/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1100
  • Proximity to campus: 0.5-2 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
We try to hold spaces for inbound NSE students. But, they need to let us know they are interested in on campus housing.

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
There are many different meal plans available at various rates for the semester. Click here for more information on meal plans https://infodesk.boisestate.edu/meal-plans/


Figures per Semester are current as of 05/08/24

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $920 per year.


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