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BSU is the definition of, "You get whatBrightComputer Science
BSU is the definition of, "You get what you pay for." It is incredibly affordable for in-state students. For out-of-state students, I strongly recommend you find a better place to spend your money.Keep in mind that this is a very quid-pro-quo institution. Students are here to get a degree, faculty are here to get a paycheck. With few exceptions, the learning climate will be one of business-like efficiency.
5th Year Male -- Class 2017
Collaboration/Competitive: A, Education Quality: D
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Choosing BSU was a terrible mistake.Not so brightBusiness - Management and Administration
Choosing BSU was a terrible mistake. I came from California and was looking for something new and completely different. Boise has potential. Nice campus and great athletics. It is so terribly boring though and the academics suck. If you are looking for the "college experience" DO NOT COME HERE!!!! Big parties dont exist, and when you do find a party, it is super boring (my high school parties were 110% better.) Greek life here is pathetic. There are no houses and they dont throw good parties, but it is a nice way to meet people. If you want any kind of social life, i highly recommend any other school. Most students commute and live nearby. there is also an unusually large number of old people that attend BSU which was super weird. Like i would have an uncomfortable amount of 30+ old people in lower level classes. A lot of students also come from TINY towns and they think boise is the craziest place on earth because they're used to their farmtown. and no offense but they're usually pretty weird people. I would not recommend this school if you come from a nice, city/urban area. The weather here also sucks. From October-March its cold, windy, and gray/cloudy. It makes you want to stay inside all the time. Classes here are super easy to the point where you feel ike you're unproductive and wasting your money. Education in idaho is ranked #50 in the US and most students come from idaho so they are super behind. If you come from out of state you will feel extremely smart. And while that sounds like it would be a good thing, it really doesnt feel great to never be challenged. This really just seems like this was just a school everyone settled for. Boise is a nice town with a cool downtown, but honestly the school has nothing to offer and its really a bummer. I will be transferring after this year (my sophomore year) and while i am happy to have made the most out of my time here, i could not be more excited to leave and find a better school.
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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Boise Idaho has a lot to offer, especiallyBrightKinesiology
Boise Idaho has a lot to offer, especially if you enjoy the outdoors. I has had a lot of growth since I moved here 5 years ago. The seasons are beautiful, lots of hiking and biking trails, snowboarding is very close by, downtown has a lot of great restaurants and fun bars. Good shopping at many locations and the cost of living is very reasonable. Most people are very friendly in Boise, and a lot of people are very health conscious, eating healthy and exercising to stay fit which I like in a community. Of course you see the other extreme as well, but most of the younger college age and 20's and 30's are. The Saturday market is fun, and there are a lot of good entertainers that come to Boise, as well as hockey games, minor league baseball games, river floating, fair, rodeos and community events.

The school has the WUE scholarship for eligible out of state students which makes it very affordable. Tons of new on campus housing, and new instructional buildings going up every year. Of course, you cant miss the football games and tailgates, sooo fun and spirited as well as basketball. They offer a lot of intermural activities, as well as clubs, and the rec center is really nice.Winters do get cold and some snow, but it usually melts within a day, definitely not as severe as northern Idaho.

4th Year Female -- Class 2016
Individual Value: A, Education Quality: B+
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