University of Idaho

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University of Idaho can be found in Moscow, ID, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. University of Idaho has an enrollment of approximately twelve thousand students.

Most of the students admitted to University of Idaho got an SAT score in the range of 1010 - 1240, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 20 - 27. We were able to estimate the University of Idaho average GPA (3.06 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 78% of all those students that apply are granted admission to University of Idaho, from which 24% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of Idaho acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 71%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Idaho Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for University of Idaho was reported as 77.8% in Fall 2020 with over 8,070 college applications submitted to University of Idaho. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 27
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.45

How Hard Is It to Get into University of Idaho?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into University of Idaho, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Idaho has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 75.9%
  • 2017-2018: 73.1%
  • 2018-2019: 77.2%
  • 2019-2020: 77.8%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 71.2%

How Does University of Idaho Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Idaho is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Washington University95.7%
Gonzaga University61.9%
The University of Montana94.0%
Central Washington University84.9%
University of Washington-Bothell Campus74.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Idaho (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 630
Math500 - 610
Total Score1010 - 1240
ACT®Score Range
English19 - 26
Math19 - 27
Composite Score20 - 27
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