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University of Idaho

Moscow, ID 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate74%

University of Idaho Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into University of Idaho. The university admitted 74% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 13,393 students applied to University of Idaho and 9,891 were admitted.

If you are thinking about applying to University of Idaho, the fee for the application costs $60.

University of Idaho Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of University of Idaho's admissions stats.

University of Idaho 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 65%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 9%
Waitlist No

University of Idaho Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for University of Idaho.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to University of Idaho?

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

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

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Transferring to University of Idaho

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to University of Idaho

University of Idaho has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into University of Idaho?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding 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're strong.

Admissions Factors at University of Idaho

What does University of Idaho consider 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
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important

Make sure to check with University of Idaho for more information on admission factors.

University of Idaho Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Transcript of High School Record
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.2

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to University of Idaho have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 59.1% submitted a class rank. At University of Idaho 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 40% were in the top 25% and 70% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At University of Idaho, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 7.4%
3.75 and 3.99 29.1%
3.50 and 3.74 19.9%
3.25 and 3.49 15.3%
3.00 and 3.24 13.6%
2.50 and 2.9 11.5%
2.00 and 2.49 3.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to University of Idaho directly.

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

University of Idaho 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, 65% of University of Idaho's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for University of Idaho?

To be competitive with other University of Idaho applicants, you should strive to earn between 1000 and 1240 (or higher!) on the SAT. At University of Idaho 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1240 and 25% of scored lower than 1000, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of University of Idaho students scored 620 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of University of Idaho students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

To be most competitive at University of Idaho, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for University of Idaho'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 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for University of Idaho students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.

More Information on Transferring to University of Idaho

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

Transfer students can enroll in University of Idaho during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

University of Idaho Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to University of Idaho?

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

Does University of Idaho accept transfer credits?

✅ University of Idaho accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. University of Idaho accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ University of Idaho accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

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

✅ University of Idaho is not test optional.

What is University of Idaho's acceptance rate?

✅ University of Idaho's acceptance rate is 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at University of Idaho?

❌ University of Idaho does not offer early decision.

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University of Idaho Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into University of Idaho? University of Idaho is a somewhat selective institution. The University of Idaho acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.


University of Idaho Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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

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

University of Idaho SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1000 - 1240


Math SAT Range

490 - 620


Reading SAT Range

500 - 630

University of Idaho GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At University of Idaho, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.47. 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.

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

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