What is it Like to Attend Boise State University?

Keleah earned her bachelor’s degree in English Composition from Boise State University. She specializes in English tutoring, writing tutoring, phonics tutoring, and many related subjects. Check out her review of Boise State University below!

Describe the campus setting and transportation options.

Keleah: Boise State is incredibly urban, they have made a lot of great new upgrades to the campus to make it more safe and accessible for students. I loved being able to ride my bike to campus every day!

How available are the professors, academic advisers, and teaching assistants?

Keleah: I was a learning assistant for English professors and an assistant for academic advisors and they were all very welcoming and available to students. It was their mission to help as much as they could.  

How would you describe the dorm life—rooms, dining options, location, socialization opportunities with other students?

Keleah: The best part about dorm life was the meal replacement options. I could choose from burgers, tacos, or even pizza. This even allowed me to get out and about on campus to socialize with my peers.

Which majors/programs are best represented and supported?

Keleah: The English department was really good to me. They had a large faculty and staff who constantly opened their doors to students. This was one of the reasons I chose to be an English major; I could see how well the students in that department were supported.

How easy or difficult was it for you to meet people and make friends as a freshman? Does Greek life play a significant role in the campus social life?

Keleah: I had no trouble making friends on campus. The students who lived in the same area as I did freshman year ended up being great friends for much of my college career.

How helpful is the Career Center and other student support services?

Keleah: The Career Center was a great resource for me—they actually helped me create a resume and prep for an interview senior year when I began my job-hunting process.

How are the various study areas such as libraries, the student union, and dorm lounges? Are they over-crowded, easily available, spacious?

Keleah: During peak times in the semester, things would get a little crowded, but generally the libraries and student study areas were very relaxing and quiet and offered excellent areas for college kids to study.

Describe the surrounding town. 

Keleah: Boise is an incredible city that has been growing for what seems like forever. It maintains a small town vibe but offers all the fun and exciting adventures of big cities. It has certainly transformed into a college town where students roam the streets looking for new experiences.  

How big or small is the student body? Were you generally pleased or displeased with the typical class sizes?

Keleah: Boise State is somewhere in the middle in terms of class size. We have a large student population but plenty of faculty to support most subjects, so classes tend to be a bit smaller. In the STEM fields, there are naturally larger class sizes.

Describe one memorable experience with a professor and/or class. Perhaps one you loved the most or one you regret the most.

Keleah: I absolutely loved my British Romantic Literature class. My professor and I created such a fantastic rapport that by the end of the term she invited me to be her research assistant. It was really wonderful to get a chance to expand my network of contacts into the professional landscape.


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