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Idaho State University

Pocatello, ID 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%

Idaho State University Admissions

Idaho State University is not difficult to get into. Idaho State University admitted 100% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 4,495 applications received in 2023, 4,488 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Idaho State University, the fee for the application is $50.

Students who apply to Idaho State University for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than .

Idaho State University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Idaho State University's admissions stats.

Idaho State University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 18.2%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 76.6%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 27.9%
Waitlist No

Idaho State University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Idaho State University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Considering Applying Early to Idaho State University?

Idaho State University may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Idaho State University directly for more information about early applications.

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

More on Idaho State University Admissions

Transferring to Idaho State University

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Idaho State University

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

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 given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating 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 prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Idaho State University

Curious about the factors that are considered by Idaho 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

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

Idaho State University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Idaho State University, all applicants 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)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

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

Students admitted to Idaho State University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 98% submitted a class rank. At Idaho State University 18.2% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 19.1% were in the top 25% and 27.3% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 8.1%
3.75 and 3.99 27%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 14.9%
3.00 and 3.24 12%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 6%

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 Idaho State University directly.

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

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 2022, 76.6% of Idaho State University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 27.9% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Idaho State University?

To be competitive with other Idaho State University applicants, you should aim to earn between 920 and 1150 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Idaho State University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1150 and 25% of scored lower than 920, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Idaho State University students scored 570 or higher and 75% of students scored 460 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Idaho State University students scored 580 or higher, and 75% scored a 460 or higher.

To be most competitive at Idaho State University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 26 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 26 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Idaho 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 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Idaho State University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Idaho State University

For transfer students, it is not 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) credits.

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

✅ Idaho State University is not test optional.

What is Idaho State University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Idaho State University is 100%.

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

🟨 Idaho State University may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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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.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

920 - 1150


Math SAT Range

450 - 570


Reading SAT Range

460 - 580

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 3.41. 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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