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Albertson College of Idaho

Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1891
Affiliation: APCU
Academic calendar: Other
Undergraduate student body: 793
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $42,113,231
Admissions Address

2112 Cleveland Boulevard
Caldwell, ID 83605



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.6
Send application by: June 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John Klockentager
Admissions office telephone: (800) 224-3246
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: June 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered  
Early action
Send application by: December 15
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $300 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: N/A (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Lab 0 0
Foreign language 0 4
Social studies 0 2
History 3 3
Academic electives 3 3
Total academic units 15 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Very important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Very important
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 74%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 74%
Total applicants: 838
Total acceptances: 622
Total freshman enrollment: 211
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.


Male applicants: 311
Male acceptances: 223
Male freshman enrollment: 75
Female applicants: 527
Female acceptances: 399
Female freshman enrollment: 136
Out-of-state freshmen: 29%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A


2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 40%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 67%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 87%
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 82%
Average high school GPA: 3.6
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 61%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 - 640
Math: 490 - 630
Combined: 980 - 1270


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.1% 5.5%
600-699 30.9% 29.7%
500-599 33.6% 39.1%
400-499 24.6% 20.3%
300-399 1.8% 5.5%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


First-year students submitting ACT scores: 77%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 21 - 29
Math: 21 - 27
Composite: 22 - 28


Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 14.2% 21.0% 12.4%
24-29 50.6% 38.9% 44.4%
18-23 32.1% 32.7% 33.3%
12-17 3.1% 7.4% 9.9%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%


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