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University of Idaho

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


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  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


University of Idaho, which is located in Moscow, ID is a public university. University of Idaho covers an area of 1,585 acres. The foundation of University of Idaho was laid down in the year 1889. The motto of the University of Idaho is A Legacy of Leading and its official colors are silver and gold. In addition to over 9,392 undergraduate students, UI also boasts of over 2,534 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 11,534 (total) 10,474 (Moscow). University of Idaho is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At UI around 72% are white, 10% belong to Hispanic ethnicity, and 7% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity. Further, around 90% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 51% of the students are females and 49% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 131 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Sarah Palin (Spokesperson, Commentator), Larry Craig (Politician), Sharon Allen (Businessperson), and Daniel Smith (American football player). University of Idaho's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I –, and Big Sky Conference. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. UI offers a total of 510 undergraduate and graduate programs, including both residential and online. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), ABA (American Bar Association), ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and ACEJMC (Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication). University of Idaho has around $291 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact




875 Perimeter Drive MS 2282


As long as US universities are concerned, the rankings which are provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere. The ranking of universities by Forbes is done keeping in mind common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others. Moreover, Forbes has placed University of Idaho at the 435th position among other national universities.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    Rolling Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1010 - 1220



  • ACT Range

    20 - 26

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Admission to the university is fairly easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. University of Idaho has 3 admission thresholds. To kickstart the admission process at UI, the candidates have to fill an application form and submit a fee of $60. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1010-1240, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 20 might also given admission but the average ACT score at University of Idaho is 23. The application process can be completed online. However, if needed, one can also visit the office at 875 Perimeter Drive MS 2282, Moscow, Idaho 83844-2282, or call (888) 884-3246.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to UI. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $31,438 per year. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Psychology, General

    113 Graduates

  • Mechanical Engineering

    86 Graduates

  • Public Relations, Advertising, and...

    83 Graduates

  • Marketing

    67 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    67 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    65 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    60 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    60 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    67 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    65 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    60 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    60 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    58 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    53 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    52 Graduates

  • Sociology

    48 Graduates

  • Human Development, Family Studies,...

    44 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    43 Graduates

  • Forestry

    42 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    39 Graduates

  • Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

    37 Graduates

  • Geography and Cartography

    34 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    34 Graduates

  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and...

    34 Graduates

  • Animal Sciences

    33 Graduates

  • Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

    33 Graduates

  • Chemical Engineering

    30 Graduates

  • Civil Engineering

    29 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    26 Graduates

  • Graphic Communications

    26 Graduates

  • Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

    26 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    25 Graduates

  • Agricultural Business and Managemen...

    24 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    22 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    21 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    21 Graduates

  • Architecture

    20 Graduates

  • Microbiological Sciences and Immuno...

    19 Graduates

  • Music

    19 Graduates

  • Apparel and Textiles

    18 Graduates

  • Business/Managerial Economics

    18 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    17 Graduates

  • History

    17 Graduates

  • Plant Sciences

    17 Graduates

  • Rhetoric and Composition/Writing St...

    17 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    16 Graduates

  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and...

    16 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    15 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    15 Graduates

  • Agricultural Public Services

    14 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    14 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Management and Po...

    14 Graduates

  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facil...

    14 Graduates

  • Agricultural Mechanization

    12 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    12 Graduates

  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Div...

    12 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    12 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    12 Graduates

  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

    11 Graduates

  • Applied Mathematics

    9 Graduates

  • Computer Engineering

    9 Graduates

  • Landscape Architecture

    9 Graduates

  • Physics

    9 Graduates

  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering

    8 Graduates

  • Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

    8 Graduates

  • Journalism

    8 Graduates

  • Materials Engineering

    8 Graduates

  • Anthropology

    7 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    5 Graduates

  • Dance

    5 Graduates

  • Economics

    5 Graduates

  • Food Science and Technology

    4 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    4 Graduates

  • Industrial Production Technologies/...

    3 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    3 Graduates

  • Quality Control and Safety Technolo...

    3 Graduates

  • Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

73% / 27%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$54,125 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname

Joe Vandal

School Colors

silver and gold

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Big Sky Conference

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)


Cross Country




Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by UI. At UI, $9,080 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. At University of Idaho, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the university offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 49% and 51%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$15,000 - $28,774

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$156 - $299

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at UI to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average financial aid at University of Idaho is around $6,528 and the federal grant is $4,727. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,378, while the institutional aid is $6,528. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at UI based on students' financial needs add up to $19,384,317 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $14,134,238.

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