University of Idaho: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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University of Idaho is a public university with an acceptance rate of 77%. Established in 1889, the University of Idaho is located on a residential campus in Moscow, Idaho. University of Idaho offers 300 academic programs and majors and a 15-to-1 student / faculty ratio. In athletics, the University of Idaho Vandals compete in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference.

Considering applying to University of Idaho? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, University of Idaho had an acceptance rate of 77%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 77 students were admitted, making University of Idaho's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 7,938
Percent Admitted 77%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 23%

SAT Scores and Requirements

University of Idaho requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 98% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 510 620
Math 500 600
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of University of Idaho's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Idaho scored between 510 and 620, while 25% scored below 510 and 25% scored above 620. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 500 and 600, while 25% scored below 500 and 25% scored above 600. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1220 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at University of Idaho.

Requirements

University of Idaho does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Idaho participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

University of Idaho requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 37% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 18 26
Math 19 26
Composite 20 26

This admissions data tells us that most of Idaho's admitted students fall within the top 48% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to University of Idaho received a composite ACT score between 20 and 26, while 25% scored above 26 and 25% scored below 20.

Requirements

University of Idaho does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, U of I superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of University of Idaho's incoming freshmen class was 3.41, and nearly 50% of incoming students had GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to University of Idaho have primarily B grades.

Admissions Chances

University of Idaho, which accepts over three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. Students with GPAs of 2.4 or above, and SAT composite scores of 1000 or higher, or ACT composite scores of 19 or above meet the initial requirements for admission to University of Idaho. However, University of Idaho's admissions process is not entirely numerical. The university also looks for applicants who have completed the school's core academic requirements. Applicants who do not meet the standard admissions criteria may appeal to the school's Admissions Committee.

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