ISU Description

The Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, is a distinguished university that offers more than 280 academic programs. Although the university is recognized as one of Idaho’s leaders in health and medical education, it offers outstanding academics in virtually every field.

The university’s facilities are state-of-the-art and feature only the most advanced technology and training equipment. Its upscale campus offers plenty of learning resources and research opportunities in fields like biological sciences, health, visual arts and technology.

The Pocatello campus provides an active, exciting community. When you are not studying, you will have numerous opportunities to enhance your college life.

Whether you want to catch an art show at the Davis Gallery, watch a play production at the Rogers Black Box Theatre or listen to a guest lecturer at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center, you will find that Pocatello offers a thriving cultural scene in addition to its academic resources.

The Idaho Museum of Natural History is another good resource for study and leisure, as are the Student Union and Oboler Library.

The university offers a wide array of academics through its six unique colleges:

  • Arts and Letters
  • Business
  • Education
  • Science and Engineering
  • Health Science
  • Technology

If you want to receive global experience during your college career, you can check out Idaho’s many study abroad programs.

The university requires that applicants be at least 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED. Certain areas of study may have additional admissions requirements. For more information, please contact ISU.

Students who file a FAFSA and demonstrate need will be considered for ISU financial aid through scholarships, Pell grants, direct loans and other federal programs.

Quick Facts about Idaho State University

Region

Northwest

Setting

Large Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Bengals

Nickname

ISU

Website

www.isu.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$4,180

Out-of-State Tuition

$15,416

Retention Rate

62%

Enrollment

12,621

Year Established

1901

ISU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  1 review
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave Idaho State University 5 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1978

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

The pharmacy program was the only available in Idaho. Well done program. No regrets. The athletic departments were lacking, but my interest is strictly accademic. I wouldn't change schools just for the athletic department. The library and on campus entertainment was average. There was a strong religious influence that I did not appreciate (Mormons).

Former Student - Last Attended 1978

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

I enjoyed the social life and the academics were excellent. In our area of study, pharmacy, this school is surpassed by none. I would highly recommend this pharmacy school program to any potential student.

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ISU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students
10,552
Freshman Class
3,171
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
12,621

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
84%
Graduate
16%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
1%
Asian
2%
Caucasian
81%
Latino
5%
Other
11%

International Students

International
2%
Domestic
98%

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