Chances of getting into Boise State University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
80.7%
Admission Difficulty for Boise State University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
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 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
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 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Boise State University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Boise State ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
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 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. The school ranks #1 in Idaho for highest average ACT composite score. 42 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 >89%
23 to 26 Avg + 81%-89%
21 to 23 Avg - 74%-81%
19 to 21 Reach 65%-74%
Less than 19 Low <65%
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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. 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.

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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

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 6,071 4,718 10,789
Accepted 5,013 3,699 8,712
Acceptance Rate 83% 78% 81%
Enrolled 1,584 1,240 2,824
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 32% 34% 32%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 15, 2020
Days left to Apply
114

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

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.

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.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 42% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.