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Boise State Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Boise State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
84%
Admission Difficulty for Boise State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Boise State and can I get accepted? The school has a 84% acceptance rate. Last year, 7,455 out of 8,876 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 moderate requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent. Boise State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 37% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Boise State SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1020-1230
Applicants Submitting SAT
80%
SAT Scores for Boise State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1020
SAT Scores for Boise State University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 630
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1230
Average SAT Score 1130

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

Boise State University typically requires applicants to be in the top 57 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 80 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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 >90%
1125 to 1230 Avg + 84%-90%
1020 to 1125 Avg - 76%-84%
915 to 1020 Reach 64%-76%
Less than 915 Low <64%
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Boise State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
48%
ACT Scores for Boise State University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 21
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 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. 48 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Boise State University.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Boise State University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >91%
23 to 26 Avg + 84%-91%
21 to 23 Avg - 77%-84%
19 to 21 Reach 69%-77%
Less than 19 Low <69%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

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

You will need above average high school grades to get into Boise State University. 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. 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 84% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Boise State University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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

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%

Admission Statistics

Boise State University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,878 3,998 8,876
Accepted 4,163 3,292 7,455
Acceptance Rate 85% 82% 84%
Enrolled 1,535 1,208 2,743
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 37% 37% 37%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
May 15, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on May 15, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Boise State University and what considerations affect 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.