Chances of getting into University of Idaho

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
77.2%
Admission Difficulty for University of Idaho
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Idaho and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #3 in Idaho for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 6,132 out of 7,938 applicants were admitted making University of Idaho 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 54 percent. University of Idaho typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 23% 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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Idaho SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1010-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
98%
SAT Scores for University of Idaho
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 500
SAT Composite 25th 1010
SAT Scores for University of Idaho
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1120

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

University of Idaho typically requires applicants to be in the top 59 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1010 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 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1120 out of 1600. The school ranks #3 in Idaho for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 98 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.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Idaho admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1220 and Above Good >85%
1115 to 1220 Avg + 77%-85%
1010 to 1115 Avg - 66%-77%
905 to 1010 Reach 54%-66%
Less than 905 Low <54%
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Idaho ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
37%
ACT Scores for University of Idaho
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 18
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for University of Idaho
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 Idaho?

Admission data indicates that Idaho 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 #2 in Idaho for highest average ACT composite score. 37 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Idaho.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Idaho 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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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.39
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into University of Idaho. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Idaho was 3.39 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #5 in Idaho for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.39 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Idaho accepts 77% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Idaho students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 28% Good
3.50 to 3.75 19% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 18% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 15% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 17% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 3% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

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

High School Class Rank for admitted University of Idaho students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 16%
Top 25% of class 42%
Top 50% of class 73%
Bottom 50% of class 27%
Bottom 25% of class 7%

Admission Statistics

University of Idaho admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,189 3,749 7,938
Accepted 3,317 2,815 6,132
Acceptance Rate 79% 75% 77%
Enrolled 730 704 1,434
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 22% 25% 23%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
57

Applicants have 57 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Aug 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Idaho before the Aug 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Jun 13 Jun 23
Jul 18 Jul 28

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to University of Idaho and what considerations affect admission decisions?

University of Idaho Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor 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 University of Idaho
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=142285 IPEDS survey data for University of Idaho.

Frequently Asked Questions

98% of students submit their SAT scores to Idaho. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

77% of those who apply are granted admission to Idaho. 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 1010 and 1220. 98% 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 20 and 26. 37% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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