Chances of getting into Boise State University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Boise State and can I get accepted? The school has a 81% acceptance rate ranking it #4 in Idaho for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 8,712 out of 10,789 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 49 percent. Boise State University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 32% 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
Applicants Submitting SAT82%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|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 requires 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 #2 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>88%|
|1125 to 1220||Avg +||81%-88%|
|1030 to 1125||Avg -||71%-81%|
|935 to 1030||Reach||60%-71%|
|Less than 935||Low||<60%|
Boise State ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT42%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|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. The school ranks #1 in Idaho for highest average ACT composite score. 42 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Boise State University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>89%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||81%-89%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||74%-81%|
|19 to 21||Reach||65%-74%|
|Less than 19||Low||<65%|
Avg. High School GPA3.4
Typical High School GradesB+
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. 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 81% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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|
73% of Boise State University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||34%||32%|
Applications are DueMay 15, 2020
Days left to Apply114
Applicants have 114 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on May 15, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Boise State before the May 15 application deadline.
|SAT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Mar 14||Mar 27|
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Feb 8||Feb 19|
|Apr 4||Apr 14|
What are the requirements for admission to Boise State University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
82% of students submit their SAT scores to Boise State. 42% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
81% 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.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. 82% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.