University of Idaho

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The University of Idaho (commonly known as the U of I but officially UI), as a rural land-grant university, has the biggest campus in the state. The campus sits 2,600 feet above sea level on the rolling hills of the Palouse region in Moscow, Latah County, Idaho. Besides the main campus in Moscow, the University of Idaho also has branch campuses in Boise, Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, and Coeur d’Alene. Additionally, the school has a research park in Post Falls (and several statewide extension offices.)

The University of Idaho is the oldest public university and is the state’s primary research university. UI has the distinction of enrolling more national merit scholars than all other Idaho institutions combined. In fact, in January 2012, UI had the highest number of National Merit Scholars enrolled of any school in the Northwest. This was more than the other flagship schools in the area that had significantly more students. UI has over 12,000 students enrolled with over 11,000 located on the Moscow campus.

The University of Idaho was Idaho’s only university for 71 years until 1963. The school also had the first law school, The University of Idaho College of Law, which was established in 1909, accredited by the ABA in 1925, and remained the only law school in the state until 2012. In addition to the law school, UI also offers 142 degree programs including specialists’ degrees, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, and doctoral degrees. Students can also get certificates of completion in over 30 different areas. The graduation rates are the highest in the state for public universities: 25% for 4 year and 53% for 6 year. UI also generates 74% of the state’s research money (in 2010 alone they had research expenditures of $100 million.)

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 444264

Moscow, ID 83844-4264

(208) 885-6326

(888) 884-3246

Fax: (208) 885-9119

Contact: Daniel Davenport

Director of Admissions and Student Financial Aid
Main Address

PO Box 442282

Moscow, ID 83844-2282

(208) 885-6111

Total undergrads: 9,241

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,718

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,542

Graduate enrollment: 2,224


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $40

Online application fee: $40

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business B
Agricultural Economics B
Agricultural science and technology B
Agricultural systems management B
Agronomy/Crop Science B
Animal Sciences B
Dairy Science B
Food Science B
Horticulture Science B
Livestock Management B
Pest Management B
Plant Sciences B
Range Science/Management B
Soil Science and Agronomy B

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B
Landscape Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B
Latin American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Applied music B
Art – General B
Dance B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Interior Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Management/Merchandising B
Music Theory/Composition B
Musical theater B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Bacteriology B
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Molecular Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Agricultural Education B
Art Teacher Education B
Business Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Health Teacher Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B
Trade/Industrial Education B


Agricultural Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Materials Science B
Mechanical Engineering B
Metallurgical Engineering B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
Foreign Language & Literature – General B
French B
German B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Premedicine B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies B


Applied Mathematics B
Mathematics – General B

Military Techonologies

Naval science B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Fire ecology and management B
Fishing/Fisheries B
Forest Resources Production B
Forestry – General B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B
Wildlife/Wilderness Management B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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