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Science & Engineering Profile

As a nationally recognized research university and the state’s flagship institution, the University of Idaho draws upon its research strengths and facilities to offer innovative undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional programs. 

As a nationally recognized research university and the state’s flagship institution, the University of Idaho draws upon its research strengths and facilities to offer innovative undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and professional programs. Committed to student success and academic excellence, University of Idaho leads in teaching and engaged learning and delivers one of the best educational values in the Pacific Northwest. 

The University is one of only 72 national land-grant research universities founded to ensure all citizens have access to a high-quality education.
The main campus is located in Moscow, Idaho, with centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls.

The Department of Student Involvement connects students to leadership opportunities in student government (ASUI), socializing and learning, volunteerism, and social action. With more than 200 clubs, there are options for every interest, from the Environmental Club, Photo Club, and Engineers Without Borders to the Golden Key Honor Society, Native American Student Association, and Organización de Estudiantes Latino Americanos.

Succeed with support
From tutoring and advising to counseling and peer mentoring, students have personalized academic, emotional, and social support to help them reach their fullest potential—in and outside the classroom.

Career help
The Career Center provides services and resources students need to explore options, get experience, and make connections with potential employers.
Vandal Career Connection provides everything students need to kick-start their career—job and internship postings, workshops, job fairs, and even practice dinners to teach the art of dining etiquette.
Career advisors work with students to choose a major, polish their résumé, find internships, and navigate the job market.

Surrounding area
Just minutes away from the forests, rivers, and lakes of northern Idaho, the University of Idaho is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so beautiful it was featured in National Geographic. For a taste of the city, Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, are just over an hour’s drive from Moscow.

Campus life
With a thriving residential campus, living is cost effective and provides an experience of a lifetime! Students develop socially and emotionally through interactions with diverse individuals. Walk to your classes and enjoy nationally recognized recreational opportunities, D-I athletics, and world-renowned performances and lectures.

With more than 125 years’ experience educating over 20,000 engineers, the College of Engineering delivers exceptional learning and research opportunities to students in a wide range of innovative fields, including robotics, cybersecurity, microelectronics, biomedical technology, aerospace, sustainability and many more. The College’s accredited programs have been recognized by the National Academy of Engineers as one of the top in the nation for infusing real-world experiences into engineering design education.

The College of Science offers undergraduate and graduate study in the fields of biology, microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, geography, geology, mathematics, statistics, and physics.
Faculty includes world-class
researchers who do groundbreaking work, and students have the opportunity to share in that excitement. Whether in the laboratory, in field work, or the classroom, students are engaged in active learning of science and scientific principles.

Undergraduate research
The University fosters a dynamic and vibrant undergraduate research community. Opportunities are abundant and diverse. Many of our students are in the lab within the first semester of being on campus.
If you are motivated and have the drive and ambition to conduct formal research, capture and report on your findings, and work with your advisor, you’ll find many research opportunities on campus.




Fast Facts
• Students from every state and 77 countries
• Student-faculty ratio: 17:1
• Location: Moscow, Idaho, with centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls
• Founded: 1889
• Total enrollment: 12,000
• Undergraduate majors: 85
• Research: $100 million annually (classified by Carnegie Foundation for high research activity)
• Nationally acclaimed Honors Program
• Nickname: Vandals
• Mascot: Joe Vandal
• Colors: Silver and Gold
• Entering freshman academic profile:
- Average high school GPA: 3.4
- Average ACT composite: 24
- Average SAT combined: 1051 
- 51% men and 49% women
- 36% first generation
- 2.3% international 


• Top three in the Northwest among four-year universities, based on a combination of factors that include educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes
— TIME’s Money publication

• In the top 15% of “Best Colleges” nationwide, as well as listing the University among the “Best Western Colleges”
— The Princeton Review

• College Scorecard places the University above all other public institutions in the state in regard to graduation rate and average salaries after graduation
— Department of Education

• Ranked in the top 50 schools in the West as having the “Best Bang for Your Buck”
USA Today

• #11 in the Pacific Northwest and #61 in the nation among universities that are America’s best in social mobility, research, service, and value of the educational experience
Washington Monthly magazine’s
2015 College Guide

• On the Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service, and one of only five institutions in the Pacific Northwest awarded “With Distinction” status 


Division I Athletics
• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Football
• Golf
• Tennis
• Track & Field

• Basketball
• Cross-country
• Golf
• Soccer
• Swimming & Diving
• Tennis
• Track & Field
• Volleyball

Sports Clubs
Participate in competition against other clubs in the region, from baseball and climbing to lacrosse, soccer, and water polo.

Intramural Sports
Compete or play recreational team sports with other students from across campus. Drawing 60–80 teams per season, the most popular sports include soccer, flag football, dodgeball, kickball, basketball, and Ultimate Frisbee.