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Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
Acceptance Rate100%

About Idaho State University

Idaho State University Overview

Idaho State University is a public, state school in the city of Pocatello, Idaho. Idaho State University was founded in 1901 and the school currently enrolls around 12,157 students per year, which includes 9,831 undergraduates. Idaho State University offers on-campus housing for students. The majority of students live on campus, and first year-students are required to live in campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Idaho State University!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Idaho State University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Idaho State University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in Greek life? Idaho State University has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Idaho State University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Idaho State University on the Student Life page.

2022 Idaho State University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 100%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate Info Not Available
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.4
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 76.6%
In-State Tuition $5,928
Out-of-State $23,382
Percent of Need Met 49%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $11,306

Is Idaho State University a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better view of what Idaho State University offers and if the school could be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Idaho State University

It is not difficult to get into Idaho State University. Around 100% of applicants get into Idaho State University each year. Last year, 4,495 students applied to Idaho State University and 4,488 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Idaho State University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 67% of students who start at Idaho State University return for their second year of college. 33% of Idaho State University undergrads graduate within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Idaho State University Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 86% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Idaho State University grads is $40,000 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Idaho State University

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Idaho State University meets 49% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $11,306 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $25,043 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Idaho State University.

Based on this information, how does Idaho State University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Idaho State University a good school for you?

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Where is Idaho State University?

Idaho State University is located in the urban setting of Pocatello, Idaho.

If you want to see Idaho State University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstates 15 and 86 to Pocatello, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Pocatello Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Idaho State University and Pocatello are like without leaving home.

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College Info

921 South 8th Avenue Pocatello, ID 83209

Campus Setting: Urban

Idaho State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Idaho State University is Continuous processing.

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

Idaho State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Idaho State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

920 - 1150


Math SAT Range

450 - 570


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

Idaho State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Idaho State University is like? There are approximately 12,157 students enrolled at Idaho State University, including 9,831 undergraduate students and 2,326 graduate students. 56% percent of students attend school full-time, 90% percent are from ID and 10% percent of students are from other states.


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