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Chances of getting into Boise State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.4%
Admission Difficulty for Boise State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low
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How hard is it to get into Boise State and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Idaho for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 11,639 out of 15,030 applicants were admitted making Boise State University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 52 percent. Boise State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 26% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Boise State University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boise State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
82%
SAT Scores for Boise State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Boise State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Boise State University?

Boise State University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #1 in Idaho for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 82 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Boise State University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1230 and Above Good >85%
1130 to 1230 Avg + 77%-85%
1030 to 1130 Avg - 66%-77%
930 to 1030 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 930 Low <54%
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Boise State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
42%
ACT Scores for Boise State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Boise State University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 26
ACT Math 75th 26
ACT Composite 75th 26
Average ACT Score 23

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Boise State?

Admission data indicates that Boise State regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 17 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #1 in Idaho for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Boise State University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Boise State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >85%
23 to 26 Avg + 77%-85%
20 to 23 Avg - 66%-77%
17 to 20 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 17 Low <54%
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Boise State GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Boise State University?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Boise State. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Boise State University was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #3 in Idaho for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.4 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Boise State accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Boise State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 24% Good
3.50 to 3.75 21% Good
3.25 to 3.50 19% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 19% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 13% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 1% Reach
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

73% of Boise State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Boise State University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 14%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 7%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Boise State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,263 6,767 15,030
Accepted 6,570 5,069 11,639
Acceptance Rate 80% 75% 77%
Enrolled 1,720 1,273 2,993
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 26% 25% 26%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2021 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 15, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Boise State University is $50.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Boise State University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Boise State University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Boise State University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142115 IPEDS survey data for Boise State University.

FAQs

Does Boise State University prefer SAT or ACT?

82% of students submit their SAT scores to Boise State. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Boise State University?

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Boise State. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Boise State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1230. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Boise State University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 26. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.