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Rendering of new Honors College building

Honors College

Honors students outside residence hall

Every Major, Every Possibility, Every Day

Each year, more than 600 students representing every department on campus participate in the Honors College at Boise State. These students are ambitious, hard-working and fully engaged in their education. Students in honors courses enjoy small discussion-based classes with an average of 17 peers. Graduates from the program go on to receive national scholarships, land in top graduate schools around the world and begin exciting new careers.

Inspired Minds, Inspired Living

Rendering of new Honors College building The new Honors College and First-Year Residence Hall is under construction! The building will be move-in ready in fall 2017 and will feature Honors-dedicated living and learning facilities including dining areas, classrooms, study spaces and housing for 300 honors students. It will be located on University Drive across from the Student Union.


Small School Environment, Big School Opportunity

Student Spotlight: Allie Ostrander

Allie Ostrander runningHonors student and Boise State freshman Allie Ostrander qualified for the United States Olympic Trials this year. An Alaska native, Allie is a decorated distance runner who placed in the top 10 at the Olympic trails when competing against some of the best runners in the nation. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Allie is an outstanding student.

Allie also got the chance to compete in the World Mountain Running Championships in Wales this past summer. Allie represented the United States of America in the Championship race. She agrees that her experience was definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Learn more about Allie.