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Boise State University

Boise, ID 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

Boise State University Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to Boise State University, the regular decision application deadline is August 1 and the application fee 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 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 85%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 35%
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 August 1 ––

Applying Early to Boise State University?

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

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

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How To Get Into Boise State University

It is moderately difficult to get into Boise State University.

In 2021, Boise State University accepted 77% of all applicants, around 12,020 from the 15,511 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Boise State University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Boise State University

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

For Students Waitlisted to Boise State University

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

What Does Boise 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 are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

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
Standardized Test Scores Considered

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

Boise State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

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

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

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 reflects 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 considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 85% of Boise State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 35% 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 earn 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.

What is a Good ACT Score for Boise State University?

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.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

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

• Spring 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.

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

❌ Boise State University does not accept International Baccalaureate credits but does accept Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

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

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

What is Boise State University's acceptance rate?

✅ Boise State University has an acceptance rate of 77%.

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

❌ Boise State University does not offer early decision.

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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 77%. This means that the institution accepts 77 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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