Idaho State University

Idaho State University

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University (ISU) is a public university located in Pocatello, Idaho, United States. ISU is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research high and teaching institution founded in 1901, attracts students from around the world to its Idaho campuses. At the main campus in Pocatello, and at locations in Meridian, Idaho Falls and Twin Falls. ISU's six colleges offer academic study in the natural and physical sciences, humanities, performing and visual arts, education, engineering, business, pharmacy and technology, with a total of over 285 available programs. Enrollment for the fall semester in 2011 stood at 14,489 total students, making ISU the second-largest major university in the State of Idaho in terms of full-time enrollment. The student-teacher ratio at ISU is 17:1. On March 11, 1901, Governor Frank W. Hunt signed Senate Bill 53, thus establishing the Academy of Idaho, contingent upon private land donations being made for its site.