University of Idaho

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School Overview

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.

University of Idaho Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (888) 884-3246
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 875 Perimeter Drive MS 2282, Moscow, ID 83844-2282
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 11,926
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 55%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,156 (68% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $8,304
Out-of-state Tuition: $27,540
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $8,704

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

University of Idaho Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Idaho.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 12163
Architecture and Related Services 233
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3988
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 482
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 27
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2111
Education 711131
Engineering 39139
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 211
English Language and Literature/Letters 32
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 51
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 152
History 311
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1421
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 111
Natural Resources and Conservation 4974
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 131
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 443
Psychology 111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4732
Visual and Performing Arts 133
Grand total 421387734

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Idaho and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $8,304
Out-of-state $27,540
Books and supplies $1,130

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $9,876
Out-of-state $29,112

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,380 96%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,337 93% $8,704
Student loan aid 753 53% $5,362

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,164 64% $8,735
Federal student loans 3,597 38% $6,397

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Idaho. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Idaho students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,071 3,782 4,289
Percent admitted 100% 74% 81%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 18% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Idaho Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 11,926
Undergraduate enrollment 9,392
Graduate enrollment 2,534

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Idaho Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
    • English Language
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
    • Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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