HEUG Spotlight - Boise State University

The students, faculty, and staff at Boise State University are known for their grit and ambition. While they may be most famous for their iconic Blue Turf, they have built a metropolitan doctoral research university in the Northwest, with faculty and student researchers working to answer some of the most intriguing questions facing them today.



As Idaho’s largest university and its fastest-growing research enterprise, Boise State recently joined a consortium of research universities including Purdue, Rice, Georgia Tech, University of Michigan and Texas A&M in a $5 million foundation-funded effort to create long-term, hands-on applied research projects that will ensure undergraduate and graduate students get unprecedented experience tackling real-life problems in real time.

They’ve redesigned core classes to maintain a steady focus on building the skills students need to succeed, including problem-solving, communication, innovation, teamwork, ethics and diversity. The world is taking notice: In less than a decade, They’ve more than doubled their out-of-state student enrollment and boosted the number of bachelor’s, masters and doctoral degrees awarded each year by 52 percent.

In a decade of expansion, Boise State invested $70 million in athletics facilities that have become the envy of peers, at the same time spending another $200 million on academic, residential and other student-centered projects across campus.


Boise State’s faculty and staff are guided by one simple but powerful conviction: students are the future leaders, thinkers, and innovators of the American West, and that future begins in the classrooms of their campus, situated in the heart of Boise, Idaho, across the river from downtown, at the intersection of the region’s centers of government, technology, business and the arts.


On campus, Students are primed to jump into Boise’s rapidly growing professional and cultural scene, not only by their proximity to the state’s capital and bustling downtown core but by the superior education they receive at Boise State. Recently they’ve significantly revamped their undergraduate experience to make students more career ready.


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