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Boise State University is Idaho's metropolitan research university, located in the state's main population center and capital city, a hub of government, business, the arts, health care, industry and technology. The campus is the home of 11 Idaho Professor of the Year honorees since 1990, the national award-winning Talking Broncos student debate and speech team and the two-time Tostitos Fiesta Bowl champion Bronco football team. Boise State has the fastest growing research program in Idaho and is the largest university in the state, with an enrollment of 19,993 students.
The university offers more than 165 fields of interest. Undergraduate, graduate and technical programs are available in seven colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences, and Social Sciences and Public Affairs. Students also can study abroad, participate in one of the largest internship programs in the Northwest, and work with professors on biomedical research to fight cancer, arthritis and Alzheimer's disease, among others.
Campus life offers adventure and activity. More than 200 student organizations, beautiful residence halls along the Boise River Greenbelt and a state-of-the-art Student Recreation Center provide opportunities for both individual development and fun. More than one million visitors come to campus annually for Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning speakers, Bronco football, the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Celebration and other events. Boise State is located less than an hour from skiing, whitewater rafting and a host of other outdoor recreational opportunities.