Boise is a haven for nature lovers. Nestled between the Boise River and the Rocky Mountains, the area is known for hiking, camping, kayaking, skiing, river rafting, and hunting. Bike paths throughout the city further Boise's green reputation and provide an additional transportation option to students of Boise colleges and universities. An active downtown nightlife deepens Boise's appeal to the young adult crowd.
Students of Boise colleges and universities choose between the large, public Boise State University, and smaller private, religious, and technical schools. Boise State University is Idaho's largest school, with a fall 2007 enrollment of over 19,000 students. Student sports fans cheer on the Boise State Broncos, who boast multiple undefeated regular seasons. Boise colleges and universities are dedicated to student success.