ACT Score Comparison for Admission to Idaho Colleges

A Side-by-Side Comparison of ACT Admissions Data for Idaho Colleges

The College of Idaho
The College of Idaho. Photo Credit: The College of Idaho

After taking the ACT and getting your scores back, you may wonder how those scores compare with others applying to Idaho schools. Admissions standards vary quite a bit, so the table below can help you figure out if your ACT scores are on target for your favorite Idaho colleges. The table shows ACT scores for the middle 50% of matriculated students.

ACT Scores for Idaho Colleges (mid 50%)
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 CompositeEnglishMath
25%75%25%75%25%75%
Boise Bible College182819291726
Boise State University202620261926
BYU-Idaho202520251825
The College of Idaho------
Idaho State Universityopen admissions
Lewis-Clark State College182317231723
New Saint Andrews College------
Northwest Nazarene University202719282026
University of Idaho202620262027
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If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're in a good position for admission. If your scores are a little below the bottom number, keep in mind that 25% of enrolled students have scores below those listed.

Try to keep the ACT in perspective and recognize that a strong academic record typically carries more weight than standardized test scores. Also, some of the schools will look at non-numerical information and want to see a winning essay, meaningful extracurricular activities and good letters of recommendation. Factors such as legacy status and demonstrated interest can also make a difference. Some students with high scores (but a weak application) are rejected, while students with lower scores (but a strong application) can be admitted. So make sure that the rest of your application is complete and emphasizes your strengths.

Idaho has just a handful of four-year colleges, but prospective students will find that the state does offer schools that range from a tiny Bible college to a large state university.

 A school with open admissions is available to almost all applicants. A test-optional college doesn't require test scores, but if you have good scores, it's still a good idea to submit them. In some cases, to be considered for scholarships, a student is required to submit scores.

You can also check out these other ACT (and SAT) links:

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ACT Tables for Other States: AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | DC | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY

SAT Comparison Tables by State: AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | DC | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | 
LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | 
OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY

Most data from the National Center for Educational Statistics