Idaho State University Reviews
ISU is a great place to really connect with professors and faculty. The only trick is that you have to initiate that connection. When you go out of your way to get help from a professor, ask about student organizations, or even how you can help out around campus, they'll definitely make your time better. There are also tons of internships that help students gain valuable exposure to the real world, and often land them full time positions. All in all, it's a great place to study.
I hand picked Idaho State University as a Californian who wanted partially to get out of my home state, but I new I wanted to get my RDH/BS degree/ license from a highly regarded school in the country. I had a GREAT experience at ISU. I am still great friends with many of my fellow graduates. I am a dental consultant and speaker and some would consider me an "expert in the field" I take that as a compliment but am very humbled by it as well!
I have seen better programs in high school than this school. if you want a diploma mill then fine but do not expect to learn anything. Teachers show up to classes and say..hmmm what share we cover today?... When they do present things much if it is wrong. For example: you must master washing cells. the classroom teachers have no real lab experience and consequently have no idea what they are talking about. This is a total waste of money if you want to actually learn anything.
The faculty at ISU is mostly wonderful. There are a few faculty members who are likable, but aren't very good at teaching. The entire faculty is very supportive and will work with students to ensure they meet their academic goals. The Meridian campus does not have the same resources the Pocatello campus has.
ISU was a great small school with so many opportunities for their students.
Idaho State University is an amazing school. The campus is very nice and safe and everyone is so friendly. There are tons of resources to help students acclimate to the college experience and there is a ton of diversity here on campus. Being a Nursing major with a minor in Psychology, my program is very competitive, which is an awesome challenge for me.
I loved my school very much. Sure, there are a few issues with advising that need to be worked out, but every school has at least one weakness. I think the biggest issue is that ISU needs to communicate better between departments. When you need something done it's often better just to do it yourself and follow up on all ends, don't ever expect anything to get taken care of. Overall though, the quality of my education was great and I felt very prepared. The campus is small which makes walking between classes a breeze, and it gives a community feeling. Idaho State also has many programs, clubs, and events that make your time in college memorable! I often went to concerts and plays on the quad, hiked up to the pillars overlooking campus, and enjoyed free movies at the Bengal Theater. The sports are decent, football is bad... Sorry guys, but other sports have claimed several division championships. However, if sports is either a top priority for scholarships or for entertainment, I would probably look into a different university. One of the things I loved about this university is how diverse it was. We are a non-traditional school. What this means is we have a TON of international students and students who range in ages from 18-65! It's neat to see learning in so many different faces, and from different places! It makes this campus culturally unique. Another great thing to mention is that we have a performing arts center that is ranked as one of the nicest in the nation. If you are into the arts, I suggest a play or musical performance! I needed to take out student loans because I had no savings for college, but Idaho State is actually a very reasonably priced school. You get a great value on your education; it's something you can feel good about! Even with rising tuition costs every year, Idaho State is well below many university prices. I suppose in the next few years unless something changes, prices will continue to rise, so take advantage while you can ;)
Idaho State University is an okay school to go to if you have no other choices. If you have the option to go anywhere else, I would greatly recommend doing so. Most of the professors/instructors are incompetent. They do not care if you learn what you need to learn. And from what I hear, they don't get paid enough to care anyway. The tuition is way too much for the education you get. The campus is scattered and not easily navigated.