Boise State University


At Boise State University opportunities for learning extend well beyond the four walls of our classrooms. As a metropolitan university nestled in the heart of Idaho's capital city, Boise State offers students the chance to integrate classroom learning with an active community filled with outdoor activities, lectures, concerts and athletic events.

Boise State University is home to more than 23,000 students studying in more than 200 areas of study. Students find a campus community that embraces their desire to be active participants in their education by engaging in undergraduate research, internships, study abroad programs, the Honors College and over 200 student organizations. Boise State provides a dynamic, stimulating environment that assists students in reaching their goals. Learn more about Boise State University at

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This institution offers the WUE rate to transfer students.

The WUE tuition rate applies to the majors listed below. If the major is not listed here, it is not eligible for the WUE rate:

Program Name   Degree Type(s)    
Accountancy   BA, BS    
Accountancy - Finance   BA, BS    
American Sign Language (ASL)   CERT    
Anthropology   BA, BS    
Applied Mathematics   BS    
Arabic   CERT    
Art Education   BA    
Arts and Sciences   ASSOC, No Degree    
Athletic Training   BS    
Basque   CERT    
Biology   BS    
Biology, Sec. Teacher Education   BS    
Business Economics, Business & Economics Analytics   BA, BS    
Chemistry   BS    
Chemistry, Sec. Teacher Education   BS    
Cinema/Digital Media   CERT    
Civil Engineering   BS    
Communication, Communication/English   BA    
Computer Information Systems   BA    
Computer Science   BS    
Construction Management   BS    
Criminal Justice   ASSOC, BA, BS    
Dispute Resolution   CERT    
Dual Childhood/Elementary Ed   BA    
Dual Special Ed/Childhood Studies   BA    
Dual Special Ed/Elementary Ed   BA    
Early Childhood Studies   BA    
Economics, Economics Quantitative Emphasis   BA    
Education, General   No Degree    
Electrical Engineering   BS    
Elementary Education   BA    
Elementary Education - Bilingual/ENL, TESOL/ENL   BA    
Engineering, General   No Degree    
English - Linguistics, Literature, Writing Emphases   BA    
English Teaching   BA    
English Tech, Technical Communication   CERT, BA    
Entrepreneurial Management   BA, BS    
Environmental and Occupational Health   BS    
Environmental Studies   BA    
Ethnic Studies, Multi-ethnic Studies   BA, BS    
Finance   BA, BS    
French   CERT, BA    
French Language Sec. Teacher Education   BA    
Games and Interactive Media Mobile   BS    
General Business, Business Bridge to Career   CERT, BA, BS    
General Studies   BA    
Geophysics   BS    
Geosciences   BS    
German   CERT, BA    
German Language Sec. Teacher Education   BA    
Graphic Design, Illustration   BA    
Health Ed & Promotion   BS    
Health Informatics and Information Management   ASSOC    
Health Informatics and Information Management   BS    
Health Science Studies   BS    
Health Science, General   No Degree    
History   BA    
History of Art and Visual Culture   BA    
History, Sec. Teacher Education   BA    
Human Resource Management   BA, BS    
Information Technology Mgmt   BA, BS    
Interdisciplinary Studies, Bach of Applied Sci, Geoarchaeology   BA, BS    
International Business   BA, BS    
Japanese   CERT    
K-12 Physical Education   BS    
Kinesiology and Exercise Science   BS    
Korean   CERT    
Latin   CERT    
Leadership & Human Relations   CERT    
Mandarin Chinese   CERT    
Marketing   BA, BS    
Mass Communication/Journalism   BA    
Materials Science and Engineering   BS    
Math   BA, BS    
Mathematics, Sec. Teacher Education   BA, BS    
Mechanical Engineering   BS    
Media Arts   BA    
Multidisciplinary Studies   BA    
Music Composition   BA    
Music - Business   BA    
Music - General   BA    
Music - Performance   BA    
Music Education   BA    
Networking and Telecommunications   BA    
Philosophy   BA    
Physics   BS    
Physics, Sec. Teacher Education   BS    
Political Science   BA, BS    
Pre-Art   No Degree    
Pre-Chiropractic   No Degree    
Pre-Dental   BS    
Pre-Dental Hygiene   No Degree    
Pre-Dietetics   No Degree    
Pre-Forestry and Pre-Wildlife Management   No Degree    
Pre-Medical Studies   BS    
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies   No Degree    
Pre-Optometry   No Degree    
Pre-Pharmacy   No Degree    
Pre-Physical Therapy   No Degree    
Pre-Physician Assistant   No Degree    
Pre-Speech Language Pathology   No Degree    
Pre-Veterinary Medicine   BS    
Psychology   BA, BS    
Psychology & Soc. Studies, Sec. Teacher Education   BA    
Public Health   BS    
Public Relations   CERT    
Refugee Services   CERT    
Respiratory Care   ASSOC, BS    
Social Science   ASSOC, BA, BS, No Degree    
Social Science (Anthro, Earth Sci, Econ, PoliSci, Soc), Sec.Teacher Education   BA, BS    
Social Work   BA    
Sociology   BA, BS    
Spanish   CERT, BA    
Spanish Language Sec. Teacher Education   BA    
Special Education - Opt 1 & Opt 2   BA    
Supply Chain Management   BA, BS    
Theatre Arts   BA    
Theatre Arts Sec. Teacher Education   BA    
Visual Art   BA    

Enrollment Information

Submit all admission materials by Boise State’s 2018 Fall Nonresident Application Priority Date on December 15, 2017.  All materials must be received by Boise State Admissions on or before the Application Priority date.

Have a permanent residence within one of the following participating states/U.S. territories:  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI).

Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.

New Entering Freshmen are eligible for the WUE scholarship with both a 3.20 cumulative unweighted high school GPA, and a composite SAT score of 1060 for exams taken March 2016 and later. For exams taken prior to March 2016, the combined critical reading and math requirement is 980. The minimum requirement for the ACT is a composite score of 21. Additional students will be considered based on resource availability. High School students with college credits will be considered based on their high school GPA and test scores.

New Transfer Students must have earned 26 or more semester credits from a regionally accredited institution of higher education with at least a 3.50 cumulative college GPA in order to be considered for this highly competitive award. (Students with less than 26 transfer credits are encouraged to submit a high school transcript and ACT or SAT scores to the Admission’s Office to be evaluated for scholarship consideration).

Be accepted as a degree-seeking student with an eligible undergraduate program. Please note that the over enrolled programs are closed to WUE participants. Students who choose an over enrolled major on their application for Boise State admission or within their Student Center will not be considered for the WUE. The closed majors include Nursing, Pre-Nursing, Radiology, and Pre-Radiology. Self-supported online programs are also closed to WUE participants. These programs are subject to change.

Contact Information

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1315
(208) 426-1664

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