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About Idaho State University

Idaho State University is a public, state school located in the urban setting of Pocatello, ID.

Founded in 1901, Idaho State University currently enrolls around 11,756 students a year, including 9,575 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

Admissions Facts About Idaho State University

Acceptance rate: 100%

Average GPA: 3.34

Does not offer early decision.

Doesn't offer early action.

Get ready! The 2022 regular decision application deadline for Idaho State University is August 1

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Idaho State University Acceptance Rate

Idaho State University is a slightly difficult school to get accepted to. Around 100 percent of all applicants are admitted to Idaho State University each year. Out of 4,248 applications received, 4,245 students received an admissions offer.

The average high school GPA for a student at Idaho State University is 3.34 out of 4.0.

Idaho State University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Is Idaho State University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and graduation rates

About 64 percent of students who start at Idaho State University return for their second year of college. Out of the 1,360 students who started at Idaho State University as first-time freshman, 222 graduate within four years.

Idaho State University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 33 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

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

The average starting salary for recent grads is $40,000 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $25,833 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

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 the real question to ask yourself: is Idaho State University a good school for YOU?

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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

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Idaho State University is Continuous processing.

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

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Idaho State University ACT Scores


ACT Range

18 - 26

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Idaho State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1770


Math SAT Range

400 - 650


Reading SAT Range

19 - 33

Idaho State University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Idaho State University is like? There are approximately 12,425 students enrolled at Idaho State University, including 10,365 undergraduate students and 2,060 graduate students. 58% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from ID and 8% percent of students are from other states.


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