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 brings learning to life!

Boise State University is home to over 19,000 students studying in over 190 different programs. Students find a campus community that embraces their desire to be active participants in their education. Students engage in undergraduate research, internships, study abroad programs, the Honors College and over 200 clubs and organizations. Boise State provides a dynamic, stimulating environment that assists students in reaching their goals. To learn more about Boise State University, check out

How much would I save with WUE?
Resident tuition:$4621
Nonresident tuition:$17473
WUE rate (Resident x 150%):$6932
WUE Savings:$10541

Important: The rates shown are taken from WICHE's Annual Tuition and Fees Report for AY2014 - 15 and do not include fees. Actual tuition rates may vary. These rates assume 30 credit hours per year. We strongly encourage you to verify these rates with the admissions office where you want to enroll.

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    
Anthropology   BA, BS    
Applied Mathematics   BS    
Art Education   BA    
Arts and Sciences   ASSOC, No Degree    
Athletic Training   BS    
Biology   BS    
Biology Teacher Education   BS    
Business Economics   BA    
Chemistry   BS    
Chemistry Teacher Education   BS    
Civil Engineering   BS    
Communication   BA    
Computer Science   BS    
Construction Management   BS    
Criminal Justice   ASSOC, BA, BS    
Early Childhood Studies   BA    
Early Childhood Studies   BA    
Earth Science Education   BS    
Economics   BA    
Education Secondary/K-12 Teaching   BA    
Electrical Engineering   BS    
Elementary Education   BA    
Elementary Education - Bilingual/ENL   BA    
Engineering, General   No Degree    
English - Linguistics & Writing Emphasis   BA    
English Teaching   BA    
English, Technical Communication Emphasis   BA    
Entrepreneurial Management   BA    
Environmental and Occupational Health   BS    
Environmental Studies   BA    
Ethnic Studies   BA, BS    
Finance   BA    
French   BA    
French Language Teacher Education   BA    
Game and Interactive Media Design   BS    
General Business Management   BA, BS    
General Undeclared   No Degree    
Geoarchaeology   BA    
Geophysics   BS    
Geosciences/Earth Science, General   BS    
German   BA    
German Language Teacher Education   BA    
Graphic Design   BA    
Health Ed & Promotion   BS    
Health Informatics and Information Management   BS    
Health Science - Undeclared   No Degree    
Health Science Studies   BS    
History   BA    
History of Art and Visual Culture   BA    
History Teacher Education   BA    
Human Resource Management   BA, BS    
Illustration   BA    
Imaging Sciences   BS    
Information Technology Mgmt   BA, BS    
Interdisciplinary   BA, BS    
International Business   BA    
K-12 Physical Education   BS    
Kinesiology and Exercise Science   BS    
Marketing   BA, BS    
Mass Communication/Journalism   BA    
Materials Science and Engineering   BS    
Math   BA, BS    
Mathematics Secondary Education   BA, BS    
Mechanical Engineering   BS    
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies   BA    
Music Composition   BA    
Music - Business   BA    
Music - General   BA    
Music - Performance   BA    
Music Education   BA    
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)   ASSOC, BS   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Philosophy   BA    
Physics   BS    
Physics Teacher Education   BS    
Political Science   BA, BS    
Pre-Audition Music   No Degree    
Pre-Chiropractic   No Degree    
Pre-Criminal Justice   No Degree    
Pre-Dental   BS    
Pre-Dental Hygiene   No Degree    
Pre-Dietetics/Dietitian (RD)   No Degree    
Pre-Forestry and Pre-Wildlife Management   No Degree    
Pre-Medical Studies   BS    
Pre-Nursing   No Degree    
Pre-Occupational Therapist   No Degree    
Pre-Occupational Therapy Studies   No Degree    
Pre-Optometry   No Degree    
Pre-Pharmacy Studies   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 Teacher Education   BA    
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist   ASSOC   Does Not Accept WUE Transfers 
Respiratory Care   ASSOC, BS    
Social Science   BA, BS, No Degree    
Social Science Teacher Education   BA, BS    
Social Work   BA    
Sociology   BA, BS    
Spanish   BA    
Spanish Language Teacher Education   BA    
Special Education   BA    
Supply Chain Management   BA, BS    
Theatre Arts   BA    
Theatre Arts Teacher Education   BA    
Visual Art   BA    

Enrollment Information

To be considered for a WUE Scholarship you must:

Submit all admission materials by December 15, 2016.  

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.

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.

New Entering Freshman must have at least a 3.20 cumulative unweighted high school GPA AND ACT composite 21 or SAT critical reading and math combined 980 to receive the WUE.  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).

Competitive Programs: Some programs are especially selective for this scholarship, and will require higher academic performance. These include: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Pre-Mechanical Engineering.

Contact Information

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

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