Chances of getting into University of Idaho

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
73.1%
Admission Difficulty for University of Idaho
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsChallenging
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Idaho and can I get accepted? The school has a 73% acceptance rate ranking it #1 in Idaho for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 5,180 out of 7,087 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 challenging requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 46 percent. University of Idaho typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 30% 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
1090-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
98%
SAT Scores for University of Idaho
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 530
SAT Composite 25th 1090
SAT Scores for University of Idaho
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 630
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1200

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 requires applicants to be in the top 43 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 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 980. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #2 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

University of Idaho admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >82%
1195 to 1300 Avg + 73%-82%
1090 to 1195 Avg - 61%-73%
985 to 1090 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 985 Low <48%
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Idaho ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
41%
ACT Scores for University of Idaho
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 19
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 #3 in Idaho for highest average ACT composite score. 41 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 >82%
23 to 26 Avg + 73%-82%
20 to 23 Avg - 61%-73%
17 to 20 Reach 48%-61%
Less than 17 Low <48%
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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 GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Idaho accepts 73% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted University of Idaho students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
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 3,424 3,663 7,087
Accepted 2,739 2,441 5,180
Acceptance Rate 80% 67% 73%
Enrolled 777 760 1,537
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 31% 30%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Aug 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
318

Applicants have 318 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
Oct 5 Oct 18
Nov 2 Nov 15
Dec 7 Dec 20
Mar 14 Mar 27
May 2 May 15
Jun 6 Jul 15
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Oct 26 Nov 14
Dec 14 Dec 24
Feb 8 Feb 19
Apr 4 Apr 14
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.