As a nationally recognized research university and the state’s land-grant 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, the University of Idaho leads in teaching and engaged learning, and delivers one of the best educational values in the Pacific Northwest.
U of I is one of 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 educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise, and Idaho Falls; a research and Extension center in Twin Falls; plus Extension offices in 42 counties.
The Department of Student Involvement connects students to leadership opportunities in student government (Associated Students University of Idaho), socializing and learning, volunteerism, and social action. With more than 200 clubs and organizations, 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 Services provides services and resources students need to explore career options, get relevant experience, and make connections with potential employers.
Hire a Vandal, powered by Handshake, provides everything students need to kick-start their careers: 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.
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-and-a-half drive time from Moscow.
U of I provides a thriving residential campus, where living on campus is cost effective and provides the experience of a lifetime! Students develop socially and emotionally through interactions with diverse individuals. Beyond the classroom, students can enjoy nationally recognized recreational opportunities, Division I athletics, world-renowned performances, and lectures.
Make a difference
Many opportunities are available to show students how to make a difference, both at the local and global level. Service learning is a teaching strategy used at the University of Idaho to integrate course content with relevantcommunity service. Through assignments and class discussions, students reflect critically upon the service, increase their understanding of course content, gain a broader appreciation of the discipline, and enhance their sense of civic responsibility. With 110 service learning courses to choose from, students can apply classroom study to engage in meaningful service that makes a real impact in communities throughout Idaho.
Through partnerships with more than 160 community agencies, our students volunteer about 24,000 hours annually to service learning projects that have helped boost economies in rural towns. Student volunteers have enhanced tools for K-12 education locally and abroad; solved engineering problems for organizations; designed a community center; promoted charity events; improved sustainable practices on campus and in communities; removed 98 tons of trash from Idaho’s wilderness; and much more.
Through U of I organizations like the Department of Student Involve-ment and Center for Volunteerism and Social Action, students also have the option to participate in the Alternative Service Break program. This program empowers students to challenge themselves as leaders as they work to improve society. Students come together to help communities across the United States and internationally through service grounded in social justice issues such as rural and urban poverty, racism, domestic violence, access to housing and health care, homelessness, food insecurity, sustainability, education reform, and disaster recovery.
• Students from every state and 79 countries
• Student-faculty ratio: 16:1
• Location: Moscow, Idaho, with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise, and Idaho Falls; a research and Extension center in Twin Falls; plus Extension offices in 42 counties
• Founded: 1889
• Total enrollment: 12,000+
• Undergraduate majors: 94
• Research: Over $100 million annually (classified by Carnegie Foundation as higher 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: 1054
- 52% men and 48% women
- 36% first generation
- 2.3% international
• #1 among four-year Idaho public institutions in mid-career earnings, with alumni earning a median salary of $91,700 per year
— PayScale College Salary
• U of I College of Law ranked #8 in the nation by preLaw magazine based on the percentage of graduates who pass the bar, employment rate, tuition, cost of living, and debt level upon graduation
— preLaw magazine
• The top “College That Pays You Back” among four-year Idaho public institutions based on stellar academics, affordable tuition, and graduate career prospects
— The Princeton Review
• According to Peterson’s Class of 2016 data, U of I ranked among the nation’s top 185 public universities for lowest average student loan debt
• Ranks above all four-year Idaho public institutions for graduation rate and average graduate salary yet is second-lowest for cost and nearly $2,600 below the annual national median for four-year public universities
— US Department of Education
Division I Athletics
• Track & Field
• Swimming & Diving
• Track & Field
Participate in competition against other clubs in the region from baseball and climbing to lacrosse, soccer, and water polo.
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.