University of Idaho
Break through to a promising future
When you’re at the University of Idaho, you’re in the right place to chase your passions and strive for your goals. Study with your fellow scholars in the library (the largest in Idaho) or the Integrated Research and Innovation Center. Level up your involvement through the Honors Program or dozens of academic clubs.
Here, you’ll experience the thrill of learning. Build your knowledge in the classroom and put your knowledge to work with undergraduate research and real-world projects that extend way outside of the classroom.
Idaho and the world are our laboratory: Science students lace up their boots and pack up their tools to investigate everything from the melting Greenland ice sheet to social behavior of giraffes in South Africa to evolution on the Galápagos Islands. Engineering students tackle challenges in innovative fields like cybersecurity and biomedical engineering.
Along the way, you'll discover more about what it means to challenge yourself as a Vandal—and why the world needs YOU.
College of Engineering
For more than 125 years, the University of Idaho College of Engineering has been providing exceptional learning, training, and research experiences to students from Idaho and around the world.
At Idaho, we have one of the leading engineering programs in the Northwest. The National Academy of Engineering named the college among the Top 7 in the nation for “infusing real-world experiences into engineering education” through our undergraduate Senior Capstone Design Program.
We have world-class facilities and professors who are eager to work with students. You’re guaranteed to gain hands-on experience through unique undergraduate research opportunities, world-class research centers, and paid internship, assistantship, and fellowship programs. Students showcase their work at the annual Engineering Design EXPO, Women in Engineering Day, and more.
Our faculty and staff are dedicated to our students' success. The Micron Student Center Provides academic advising, career services, tutoring, and other support in one central location
College of Science
In the University of Idaho College of Science, you’ll learn science by doing science.
Innovation. Teamwork. Critical thinking. Problem solving. Communication. Quantitative reasoning. These skills are hallmarks of a degree from the College of Science. Our students learn how to solve societal problems through hands-on research opportunities using the latest technologies. Students learn while developing the skills employers and graduate and professional programs seek.
Beyond our exciting degree programs and engaging classes, University of Idaho students have unsurpassed opportunities to participate in the excitement of research, whether working in the lab with your favorite professor or spending the summer experiencing what it’s like to be a professional scientist through an internship program.
We believe the best preparation for a scientific career is to be part of a vibrant scientific community. Students share their work in the weird, wild, and profoundly challenging frontiers of science at the Student Research Expo. Active engaging clubs and student organizations connect students with each other.
#1 Best Value Public University in the West | U.S. News & World Report
One of the Best College Towns in America | WalletHub
One of the 35 Best Outdoor Schools in America | Best College Reviews
Ranked Most Beautiful Campus in Idaho | MSN
Ranked in the Top 8% College in the Nation | Princeton Review
• Founded: 1889
• Location: Moscow, Idaho, with educational centers in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Idaho Falls; nine Research and Extension Centers; and Extension offices in 42 counties
• Total enrollment: 11,800+ students
• Student demographic: From every US state and 73 countries
• Undergraduate majors: 93
• Student-faculty ratio: 15:1
• Research: Over $109.5 million annually (classified by Carnegie Foundation as higher research activity)
• Notable programs: 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: 23
- Average SAT combined: 1114
- 51% men and 49% women
- 28% first generation
- 2% international