About Boise State University
Boise State University is on the map and on the move. We stand uniquely positioned in Idaho as a metropolitan university empowered by a dynamic, high-tech economy and one of the most attractive regions in the nation.
From its earliest days, Boise State has been a place where students come first, with award-winning faculty dedicated to excellent teaching. As Boise has grown into a dynamic marketplace of ideas and products, the university has kept pace, transforming itself into a metropolitan university dedicated not only to an outstanding undergraduate experience, but also to advanced graduate studies and the pursuit of groundbreaking research and technology.
People throughout the nation and world are looking at Boise State in a new light. The success of the football program has provided a window to the university, and we have so much to be proud of at Boise State:
* Since 1990, a Boise State professor has been named the Idaho Professor of the Year 11 times in academic areas from political science and nursing to Spanish and history.
* The fall 2008 student body includes a record 21 National Merit Finalists, including 10 incoming National Merit Scholars.
* Our emerging research presence attracted a school record $28 million in grants and sponsored projects as Boise State scientists and students are committed to life-enhancing research from exploring nanotechnology to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
* We are Idaho's largest university with 19,667 students while maintaining an average class size of 28 students and a 18:1 student/faculty ratio. Our campus housing has increased by 63 percent, including residential colleges with faculty members living among the students.
* Our degree programs include four doctorate, 53 master's, 92 baccalaureate, and 14 graduate certificate programs within seven colleges - Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Public Affairs.
* We have national champions on our campus with the Talkin' Broncos—the student debate and speech team which won the national forensics crown in 2005—and the 2007 national champion Boise State University cheerleaders.
* One of our deans, Cheryl Schrader in the College of Engineering, received the 2005 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering mentoring from the White House.
* Of course, we have the world's only NCAA Division I blue football field as Bronco Stadium has been named one of the top 10 sports spots in America by ESPN.