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Chances of getting into The College of Idaho

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
48%
Admission Difficulty for The College of Idaho
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Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Average 
How hard is it to get into C of I and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at C of I is 48%.  It ranks #1 in Idaho for lowest rate of acceptance. C of I is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 1,778 out of 3,677 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 47 percent (SAT 1050/1240 ACT 21/26). The College of Idaho typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.63. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The C of I application fee is $0 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to The College of Idaho. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. .

C of I SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1050-1240
Applicants Submitting SAT 
-
SAT Scores for The College of Idaho
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for The College of Idaho
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 620
SAT Composite 75th 1240
Average SAT Score 1150

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to The College of Idaho?

The College of Idaho typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 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 950. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. C of I ranks #1 in Idaho for highest average SAT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The College of Idaho admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1240 and Above Good >64%
1145 to 1240 Avg + 48%-64%
1050 to 1145 Avg - 33%-48%
955 to 1050 Reach 20%-33%
Less than 955 Low <20%
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C of I ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
-
ACT Scores for The College of Idaho
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for The College of Idaho
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th N/A
ACT Math 75th N/A
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 C of I?

Admission data indicates that C of I 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 #3 in Idaho for highest average ACT composite score. 0 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to The College of Idaho.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

The College of Idaho admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >67%
23 to 26 Avg + 48%-67%
21 to 23 Avg - 36%-48%
19 to 21 Reach 25%-36%
Less than 19 Low <25%
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C of I GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.63
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into The College of Idaho?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into C of I. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at The College of Idaho was 3.63 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #1 in Idaho for highest average GPA. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to C of I will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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Admission Statistics

The College of Idaho admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,185 1,492 3,677
Accepted 1,042 736 1,778
Acceptance Rate 48% 49% 48%
Enrolled 136 131 267
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 18% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
174

Applicants have 174 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to The College of Idaho is $0. The school is free to apply to.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to The College of Idaho and what student information is used for admission decisions?

The College of Idaho Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at The College of Idaho
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142294 IPEDS survey data for The College of Idaho.

FAQs

What is my chance of getting into The College of Idaho?

48% of those who apply are granted admission to C of I. Admission competition is low and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for The College of Idaho?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1240. 0% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for The College of Idaho?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 0% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.