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 thirteen thousand students.

Most of the students admitted to University of Idaho got an SAT score in the range of 1420 - 1750, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 20 - 26. We were able to estimate the University of Idaho average GPA (3.13 - 3.38) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 66% of all those students that apply are granted admission to University of Idaho, from which 34% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the University of Idaho acceptance rate in 2015 is going to be around 66%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall University of Idaho Acceptance Rate - Fall 2012


The overall acceptance rate for University of Idaho was reported as 65.6% in Fall 2012 with over 7,460 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

  • SAT Scores: 1420 - 1750
  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for University of Idaho has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2008-2009: 77.9%
  • 2009-2010: 78.8%
  • 2010-2011: 60.9%
  • 2011-2012: 60.9%
  • 2012-2013: 65.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 66.0%

How Does University of Idaho Compare?

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The acceptance rate for University of Idaho is eighteen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Eastern Washington University79.7%
Gonzaga University66.5%
The University of Montana94.2%
Central Washington University82.2%
Seattle University73.2%

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 2012)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to University of Idaho (Fall 2012)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 590
Math480 - 590
Writing460 - 570
Total Score1420 - 1750
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math20 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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