Boise State University Reviews
Boise State University offers so many opportunities to explore your interests. During my undergraduate degree, I was really interested in traveling and studying Spanish in a foreign country. Boise State gave me the tools and resources I needed to study in Spain for one year. It was the best year of my undergraduate program. I accomplished the main goal I had set for myself thanks to the help of the on-campus study abroad office. Boise state also hosts events that teach you about new cultures, poetry readings, hosts local and non-local authors for readings. The school really provides opportunities for personal growth.
This school has a lot of potential. My graduating year got the raw end of the stick, we never really got the classes we needed and if you failed a class it was hard to graduate on time. However, they have made great strides in trying to resolve this issue by redoing some of the curriculum in some of the classes and adding more classes that are diverse.
Boise is a great little community to go to school in. BSU has great academics and professors, but it also has great, and unique, extracurriculars (a Quidditch and Beekeeping team to name a few). Other perks of being a Bronco that I have particularly enjoyed are checking out laptops from the school, and riding the city and intercounty busses for free with my student ID.
I grew up in Idaho and I always told myself I'd go to college out of state, however, Boise State ended up offering me scholarships that I couldn't refuse. I was a little disappointed but after I started attending classes, getting involved in school activities and meeting new people, I was so grateful I'd decided to choose Boise State. The faculty was always super helpful, the sense of community was great, and the campus is beautiful. I feel as though some of the curriculum could have been tougher, but being in the social sciences, the curriculum is naturally less rigorous than say, economics. So, I could be wrong about the difficulty level. Overall, I'm very happy with my experience and would attend again in a heartbeat.
Marian is a small school. This comes with pros and cons. The pros are that the staff to student ratio is small, meaning that students are given personalized instruction and attention. The cons are that the smallness of the school includes a lack of diversity in the student body and limited resources on campus. Overall, a good school and solid education.
Boise State University offered a great program for Supply Chain Management. I feel that the program allowed me to understand the basics of Supply Chain, and has set me up for a great entry level position within Supply Chain. The curriculum was easy to manage, and was not too demanding. The professors were always available, and had a myriad of work experience under their belts that helped us better understand the applicable topics of Supply Chain, and how they apply to various industries.
I am originally from Arizona and was recommended to attend Boise State University (BSU) by my High School Athletic Trainer. All I knew about BSU was that they had a top notch Athletic Training Program and that they were home of the Smurf Turf. I decided to take a campus visit and upon an 18 hour car drive, I realized that this campus and city would be my future home, The surrounding area is covered in lush green trees and grass with the Boise River running right next to the campus and the foothills literally in the backyard. The people within this community were all very friendly and helpful and finally the campus was clean and full of welcoming faces! Once my undergraduate career at BSU started in the Fall of 2013, I was blown away. I was quickly engaged in extracurricular activities and taken under the wing of a program director who has helped me every step of the way to my commencement. However, the help from Dr. Steiner was not all I loved. My second year at BSU, I was accepted into the Athletic Training Program and was in awe with how invested every professor in the Kinesiology Department was for each student. Every classroom I entered full of questions, I would leave with a clear understanding and a sense of accomplishment. Thanks to this excellent academic environment, I finished my degree in four years and attained the confidence and knowledge to be a competent and proficient Athletic Trainer. Attending BSU has been the best decision I have made and my time here has opened the doors for me to attend graduate school at Western Michigan University Fall of 2017. For anyone that is looking for a school that has a lively student population, academic success, opportunities outdoors, or the next step to their future, I highly recommend taking a visit to Boise, Idaho and ground yourself to the pristine foundation that Boise State University has to offer!
Attending Boise State University was an experience I will always treasure. Boise is certainly a hidden gem of the USA and the entire town unites around the university, (especially when it comes to football and the athletic department). The many branches of administration put a great deal of effort into promoting diversity, academic progress, health awareness, and leadership. I would best describe the student body as having an abundance of enthusiasm and spirit. Student government and the academic advising office work hard to support their peers both intellectually and socially by planning a wide variety of campus events and workshops. There is always something exciting going on at campus and there are countless opportunities to make new connections or get involved. The professors are especially engaged with and supportive of students who reach out and demonstrate any effort in their classrooms. After expressing a candid interest in fieldwork to my professor, I became involved with advanced seismic research and eventually got to participate in graduate-level courses, which really made my resume stand out on future applications. I never felt like my back was against a wall or that I didn't have someone in my corner- I would absolutely recommend Boise State for college consideration.
Boise is a nice college town. It would do some good to have a bike. Otherwise parking a vehicle on campus could be pricey. The library is a nice quiet place to study, the higher you go up the more tranquil the noise. I attended four years here, and even to this day use the public computers for when i have to write a research paper for my job.
Boise State University is a great school with very supportive professors and advisors. The engineering department has interaction with NASA programs which is what brought me there initially. My experience at BSU overall was very good. If you will be living on campus, my recommendation is to apply to the Living Learning Communities as you will live in the same dorm facility as other students with the same major as yours. You make great lifelong friends and you also have someone to study with.