Idaho State University (ISU) was founded in 1901 and is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research and teaching institution. Located in Pocatello, Idaho, USA, this public university attracts students from all over the world. The main campus is in the town of Pocatello, with satellite campuses in Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Meridian.
With students coming from around the globe, ISU's enrollment of 14,489 (Fall 2011) makes ISU the second-biggest major university (for the state of Idaho) in terms of full-time enrollment. ISU's student-teacher ratio is 17 to 1.
ISU traces its roots back to March 11, 1901, when Gov. Frank Hunt gave the green light to Senate Bill 53. This legislation established the Academy of Idaho, which opened on May 1, 1901. Today it is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
ISU has six colleges with more than 285 programs. Some of the more popular areas of academic study are pharmacy and technology, business, engineering, education, performing and visual arts, humanities, and natural and physical sciences.
The school is broken up into seven colleges and departments:
- School of Arts and Letters
- School of Business
- College of Education
- College of Science and Engineering
- Division of Health Sciences
- College of Technology
- Graduate School
ISU offers around $10 million in scholarship disbursements yearly. It also offers varying kinds of federal financial aid, including loans, grants and work-study.
The Eli M. Oboler Library was completed in 1977 and named for its director in 1983. It has more than one million volumes, 4,573 active subscriptions and 242 computers.
Known as the Bengals, the ISU teams compete as a member of the Big Sky Conference in the NCAA Division I FCS. In addition to winning the NCAA Division I-AA national title in football, ISU has also garnered national titles in boxing.
Residence halls at ISU include Owen Hall, Turner Hall, Nichols Hall and Rendezvous Hall. On-campus student apartments include Puling Courts, Ridge Crest Townhomes, McIntosh Manor and Schubert Heights.
Family-student housing may be found at Pulling Courts, Ridge Crest and McIntosh Manor.
921 South 8th Stop 8270
Pocatello, ID 83209-8270
Fax: (208) 282-4511
Contact: Laura McKenzie
921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, ID 83209
Total undergrads: 10,547
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,551
Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,249
Graduate enrollment: 1,863
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $40
Online application fee: $40
Percent applicants admitted: 82%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 53%
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Studies B
Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A,B
Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Business, Management, & Marketing
Communications & Journalism
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Early Childhood Education B
Civil Engineering B
Civil Engineering/Technology A,C
English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A,B
Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Foreign Language & Literature
American Sign Language (ASL) A
Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Science B
History – General A,B
Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A
Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A,B
Mathematics – General A,B
Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Personal & Culinary Services
Philosophy & Religion
Precision Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology A,C
Psychology – General B
Public Administration & Services
Social Work B
Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies A
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor's degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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