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Idaho State University Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Idaho State University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.

Applying Early to Idaho State University?

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

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

Is Idaho State University Hard To Get Into?

Idaho State University is aslightly difficult school to get into. Idaho State University has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.

In 2021, Idaho State University accepted 100% of all applicants., around 4,245 of the 4,248 students who applied.

Schools that are slightly difficult to get into, like Idaho State University, MIN Admissions to applicants over 21 with GED is program not competitive.

Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.

What Does Idaho State University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Idaho State University

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Considered
Alumni/ae Relations Not Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Not Considered
Geographical Residence Not Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities Not Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Not Considered
First Generation Not Considered
Interview Not Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Not Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Not Considered
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Not Considered

Idaho State University Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to Idaho State University must submit the following items. Double check with Idaho State University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 2
Transcript of High School Record

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

Students admitted to Idaho State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.

Out of all students that were admitted, 76.82% submitted a class rank. At Idaho State University 13.81% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 34.3% were in the top 25% and 62.14% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At Idaho State University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 76.82%
3.75 and 3.99 23.2%
3.50 and 3.74 18.28%
3.25 and 3.49 14.67%
3.00 and 3.24 12.83%
2.50 and 2.9 16.26%
2.00 and 2.49 6.85%
Idaho State University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Idaho 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 2021, 75.5% of Idaho State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 46.5% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Idaho State University?

To be competitive with other Idaho State University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1150 and 1730 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Idaho State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1730 and 25% of scored lower than 1150, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Idaho State University students scored 640 or higher and 75% of students scored 21 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Idaho State University students scored 34 or higher, and 75% scored a 21 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Idaho State University?

To be most competitive at Idaho State University, you should strive to earn between 19 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Idaho State University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.

A 19 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Idaho State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 19.

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Transferring to Idaho State University

For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to Idaho State University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Idaho State University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term

Idaho State University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Idaho State University?

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

Does Idaho State University accept transfer credits?

Idaho State University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

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

Idaho State University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

Idaho State University. is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

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Idaho State University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Less Selective


How hard is it to get into Idaho State University? Idaho State University is a less selective institution. The Idaho State University acceptance rate is 100%. This means that the institution accepts 99 out of every 100 applicants.



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Idaho State University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

19 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

27 and Above


19 to 27


19 and Less


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Idaho State University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1150 - 1730


Math SAT Range

400 - 640


Reading SAT Range

21 - 34

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Idaho State University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Idaho State University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.34. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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