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Idaho Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Idaho? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 4,476 out of 6,212 applicants or 72% were admitted making Idaho a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has challenging requirements for admission test scores. University of Idaho typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 3,086 3,126 6,212
Accepted 2,339 2,137 4,476
Acceptance Rate 76% 68% 72%
Enrolled 786 802 1,588
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 34% 38% 35%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to University of Idaho and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Idaho regularly accepts students with ACTs of 20 and above. 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. 51 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to University of Idaho.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1020 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 910. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 85 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.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1020 1240
SAT Reading 510 630
SAT Math 510 600
ACT Composite 20 26
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 20 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >81%
23 to 26 Avg + 72%-81%
20 to 23 Avg - 60%-72%
17 to 20 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 17 Low <47%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1240 and Above Good >81%
1130 to 1240 Avg + 72%-81%
1020 to 1130 Avg - 60%-72%
910 to 1020 Reach 47%-60%
Less than 910 Low <47%

Estimated GPA Requirements

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. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Idaho accepts 72% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

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 0% Low
2.00 to 2.25 0% Low

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

You have 71 days left until 2017 Fall term applications are due on Aug 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

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

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

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

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.



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