Boise State is the hub of Bronco Nation and is located in the population center of the state and capital city. Innovative programs, award-winning faculty, and vibrant student culture add up to an outstanding educational experience at the metropolitan research university of Idaho.As one of the top public universities in the Northwest, Boise State University strives to be known not only for the finest undergraduate education in the region but also for outstanding research and graduate programs. With more than 23,000 students representing Idaho, the nation and the world, Boise State has a diverse population including many nontraditional students as well as those enrolling directly from high school. The breadth of programs and services Boise State offers, combined with its unique location, make it one of the best places in the nation to live and learn. Our metropolitan university has academic programs in eight colleges (Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Honors, Social Sciences and Public Affairs, and Graduate Studies) with a full-time faculty of more than 650. In addition, students can enhance classroom learning by interning with the State Legislature, government agencies, or one of the many private businesses or industries in the area. They also can study abroad in more than 50 countries. Boise State faculty members are dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and creative activity. Students have the opportunity to work with and study under some of the most respected scientists, artists, researchers and educators in the West. And more than 200 student organizations guarantee plenty of opportunity for fun.As the metropolitan research university in Idaho, Boise State University plays a crucial and growing role in the economic development and famed quality of life of our region. Located in the shadows of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Boise offers a variety of opportunities for growth, education and discovery. The largest metropolitan area for 300 miles in any direction, the city has repeatedly been listed in the Top 10 for business, careers and great outdoor recreation. With a growing reputation as one of the high-tech hotbeds in America, it is no surprise that Boise is often rated as one of the most livable cities in America. The City of Trees offers many unique attractions, including the Basque Museum and Cultural Center, Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and the World Center for Birds of Prey. Coffeehouses, restaurants, dance clubs and other businesses that cater to the college crowd are just a 10-minute walk from campus, making it easy to take advantage of the thriving cultural and entertainment scene of Boise. Despite its many big city amenities, Boise still offers a safe and comfortable small-town feel. Beyond Boise, you will find mountains, rivers and plenty of open outdoor space.