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Chances of getting into University of Idaho

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
74%
Admission Difficulty for University of Idaho
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Average 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into Idaho and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Idaho is 74%.  It ranks #2 in Idaho for lowest rate of acceptance. Idaho is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 7,398 out of 9,938 applicants were admitted.

The school has average admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent (SAT 990/1220 ACT 20/26). University of Idaho typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.44. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top half of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Idaho application fee is $60 and applications are due by May 1.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. University of Idaho is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to confirm the most up to date testing requirements.

Idaho SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
990-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT 
98%
SAT Scores for University of Idaho
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 500
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 990
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 1110

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

University of Idaho typically prefers applicants to be in the top 62 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 990 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 870. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1110 out of 1600. Idaho 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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

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 >84%
1105 to 1220 Avg + 74%-84%
990 to 1105 Avg - 60%-74%
875 to 990 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 875 Low <44%
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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 19
ACT Math 25th 18
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.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

University of Idaho admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
26 and Above Good >84%
23 to 26 Avg + 74%-84%
20 to 23 Avg - 60%-74%
17 to 20 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 17 Low <44%
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Idaho GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.44
Typical High School Grades 
B+

What GPA do you need to get into University of Idaho?

Applicants require above average high school grades to get into Idaho. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at University of Idaho was 3.44 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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Idaho accepts 74% of students who apply.

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High School GPA's for admitted University of Idaho students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 7.47% Good
3.75 to 3.99 24.34% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 19.6% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 17.8% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 13.57% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 14.36% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 2.58% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0.28% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

71% 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 18%
Top 25% of class 39%
Top 50% of class 71%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

University of Idaho admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 5,139 4,799 9,938
Accepted 4,015 3,383 7,398
Acceptance Rate 78% 70% 74%
Enrolled 757 668 1,425
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 20% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
May 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
215

Applicants have 215 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on May 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Idaho is $60.

Application Requirements

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

University of Idaho Application 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.

FAQs

Does University of Idaho prefer SAT or ACT?

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

What is my chance of getting into University of Idaho?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to Idaho. 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 University of Idaho?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 990 and 1220. 98% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for University of Idaho?

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.