How hard is it to get into Idaho and can I get accepted? The school has a 74% acceptance rate ranking it #2 in Idaho for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,398 out of 9,938 applicants were admitted making Idaho a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 56 percent. University of Idaho typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
You must submit admission test scores with your application. University of Idaho is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||500|
|SAT Math 25th||490|
|SAT Composite 25th||990|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1110|
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. 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>83%|
|1105 to 1220||Avg +||74%-83%|
|990 to 1105||Avg -||63%-74%|
|875 to 990||Reach||50%-63%|
|Less than 875||Low||<50%|
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||19|
|ACT Math 25th||18|
|ACT Composite 25th||20|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||26|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>83%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||74%-83%|
|20 to 23||Avg -||63%-74%|
|17 to 20||Reach||50%-63%|
|Less than 17||Low||<50%|
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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|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
71% of University of Idaho freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||18%|
|Top 25% of class||39%|
|Top 50% of class||71%|
|Lower 50% of class||29%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||20%||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on May 1, 2022.
The cost for prospective students to apply to University of Idaho is $60.
What are the requirements for admission to University of Idaho and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|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|
|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.
98% of students submit their SAT scores to Idaho. 37% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.