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Boise State University

Boise, ID 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate84%

Boise State University Admissions

Boise State University is moderately difficult to get into. Boise State University admitted 84% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 16,795 students applied to Boise State University and 14,095 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to Boise State University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application costs $50.

Boise State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Boise State University's admissions stats.

Boise State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 54.7%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 7.59%
Waitlist No

Boise State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Boise State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 8 1

Applying Early to Boise State University?

Boise State University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Boise State University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Boise State University

Boise State University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Boise State University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Boise State University

Wondering what factors are considered by Boise State University during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Considered

Make sure to check with Boise State University for more information on admission factors.

Boise State University Application Requirements

Double check with Boise State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Boise State University?

Boise State University has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Boise State University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 54.7% of Boise State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 7.59% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Boise State University?

To be competitive with other Boise State University applicants, you should aim to score between 1030 and 1210 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Boise State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1210 and 25% of scored lower than 1030, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Boise State University students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Boise State University students scored 610 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at Boise State University, you should strive to earn between 21 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Boise State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 26, and three out of four students scored lower than 26 on the ACT.

A 21 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Boise State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 21.

More Information on Transferring to Boise State University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Boise State University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Boise State University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Boise State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Boise State University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Boise State University.

Does Boise State University accept transfer credits?

✅ Boise State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Boise State University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Boise State University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ Boise State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Boise State University?

✅ Boise State University is not test optional.

What is Boise State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Boise State University's acceptance rate is 84%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Boise State University?

❌ Boise State University does not offer early decision.

Want To Learn More About Boise State University?

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Boise State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Boise State University? Boise State University is a somewhat selective institution. The Boise State University acceptance rate is 84%. This means that the institution accepts 83 out of every 100 applicants.


Boise State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Boise State University is Aug 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Boise State University is Aug 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Boise State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

520 - 610

Boise State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

Not available

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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