Students Say

With its annual tuition for Idaho residents hovering around just $6,000, numerous students name “in-state tuition” and “bang for the buck” among their top reasons for attending the University of Idaho. There’s much more to love about the university, though, whether it’s “one of the best agricultural programs in the northwest,” “a great college of engineering,” “an excellent natural resources program” or “a great art program.” U of I takes a “progressive and modern attitude towards education” and fosters “tight-knit connections between the faculty [and] students.” Undergraduates are rewarded when they reach out: “UI has a lot to offer to those who seek help, resources, or advice.”

Overview

Applicants
8,515
Acceptance Rate
67%
Average HS GPA
3.41

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
19%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 580
SAT Math
460 - 590
ACT Composite
20 - 27

Deadlines


Regular
August 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

With its annual tuition for Idaho residents hovering around just $6,000, numerous students name “in-state tuition” and “bang for the buck” among their top reasons for attending the University of Idaho. There’s much more to love about the university, though, whether it’s “one of the best agricultural programs in the northwest,” “a great college of engineering,” “an excellent natural resources program” or “a great art program.” U of I takes a “progressive and modern attitude towards education” and fosters “tight-knit connections between the faculty [and] students.” Undergraduates are rewarded when they reach out: “UI has a lot to offer to those who seek help, resources, or advice.” While professors are “experts in their field,” and often “some of the most interesting and enlightening people I’ve ever met,” students offered them mixed reviews, saying their quality “varies substantially; some professors are dedicated to giving their students a engaging and hands-on experience while other professors seem to be stuck in the world of academia and care very little for the input of students in discussions.” Despite this, students feel loyal to U of I’s “holistic approach to education,” where “academics are only part of the focus.” They appreciate the university’s emphasis on “giving you experiences to prepare you for the real world with a balance of classroom instruction and hands on learning.” One student offers the ultimate endorsement: “If knowledge was a drug, we would be high all the time.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
696
with Terminal Degree
462

435
Men
261
Women
83
Minority
31
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
48%
Graduate in 5 years
89%
Graduate in 6 years
100%

Degrees

Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Dirk Kempthorne
Idaho Governor

Jim Lemley
Architect for the English Channel Tunnel

James McClure
U.S. Senator

Linda Copple Trout
Idaho Supreme Court Justice

Nancy Morris
Secretary of the Security Exchange Commisssion

Carol Ryrie Brink
Author; winner of John Newbery Medal

Jeffrey Ashby
Astronaut - 3 space shuttle missions

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
79
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 30

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,681

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,753

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,931

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$25,753

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
67%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,681

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$4,784
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$18,314
Required Fees
$2,000
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,232

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$1,264

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

In order to find their place, the typical U of I student “is very involved in campus life.” Students’ interests run the gamut, from “a lot of Greek students and outdoorsy students” to “a math oriented student looking for a technical degree.” Many students “are laid back and enjoy the outdoors,” and “party but know where to draw the line and get to work.” Students don’t take their education for granted: “The typical student is someone who knows they are paying for their education, and takes pride” in that fact. They bring hometown values to the campus, and are often “religious and from some type of country background, [as] not very many students [come] from bigger cities like Portland or Seattle.” “They are down-to-earth, friendly, kind, motivated, and many view family, friends, and social awareness [as] important.” For these reasons, U of I students are “really into community and the small town atmosphere.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,388
Out of State
23%

International
6%
Foreign Countries Represented
77

Demographics

1.35%
Asian
1.31%
African-American
9.32%
Hispanic
81.49%
Caucasian
1.82%
Unknown
5.54%
International

48% female
52% male
23% are out of state
83% are full time
17% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“There isn’t a lot to do in little Moscow,” and “life is pretty slow during the weekdays,” but on the weekends, students find “activities in the town and people blowing off steam at the bars or 18-and-up clubs” off campus. Because “there are a lot of Greek students”—indeed, “nearly half of campus is or has been affiliated to a fraternity or sorority”—“partying is undeniably one of the most widespread activities” and “Greek life is at the center of the campus social scene.” Whether you decide to rush or not may determine your social life entirely: “Unfortunately, non-Greeks and Greeks don’t always interact a whole lot.” Drinking and partying are hardly the only things to do, though: “There’s really strong volunteer programs all over campus and a ton of involvement opportunities through a host of clubs and organizations…student government provides weekly entertainment in the form of movies, concerts, speakers, and comedians.” Students also “enjoy the outdoors,” and “Hunting, fishing, and skiing are especially popular,” as well as “biking, hiking, running, mountain biking, ice skating and rock climbing.” They recommend ways to find your tribe: “Living in the dorms was a great way to meet new people that you could later move off campus with.” As with anywhere, the quality of your social life depends on who you spend it with: “Students usually find their group of friends early and keep them.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
23%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
73
First-Year Students living on campus
86%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
80

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Cooperative
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Student Disability Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Gloria R. Jensen

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Documentation Requred for LD
Psychoeducational evaluation

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
17

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
10

14% join a fraternity
14% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

43% participate in intramural sports

Men's Sports (Vandals)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Vandals)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Washington State University

Sustainability

Green Rating
80

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
18

Average Number of PC's per Lab
28

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
90%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Computers purchases through the bookstore

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Danae Nagle
Manager of Campus Visits

Address
Office of Admissions and Campus Visits
Perimeter Drive MS 4253
Moscow, ID 83844-4253

Phone
208-885-6163

Email
futurestudents@uidaho.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Idaho Commons -common areas, food and meeting rooms
Student Recreation Center
Bruce M. Pitman Center
Kibbie Dome - athletics
6 different cafe-style shops on campus
6. 18 hole golf course 7. Frisbee Golf Course 8. Religious Centers

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Palouse Mall- Shops and Restaurants
Historic Downtown - coffee shops, stores and restaurants
Washington State U - 8 miles - coop programs
Ski Resorts - Silver, Schweitzer, Spokane
Zeppos Family Fun Center - Bowling, etc.
6. Salmon, Snake, and Clearwater rivers - recreation 7. Farmers' Market 8. Close to Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Frank Church/River of No Return Wilderness, Gospel- Hump Wilderness, Hells Canyon National Recreation Area in addition to three National Forests for hiking, climbing, camping opportunities.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
208-885-6163

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times
By appointment.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Future Student Services; futurestudents@uidaho.edu

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
futurestudents@uidaho.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Future Student Services; futurestudents@uidaho.edu

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Must be at least a junior in high school

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Free bus service available within town. Closest airport is 10 miles from campus, Pullman-Moscow Airport (PUW), Pullman, Washington. More extensive service available at Spokane International (GEG), 90 miles from campus. Northwest Trailways and Greyhound provide bus service to major cities in the Inland Northwest.

Driving Instructions to Campus
On US Highway 95, 85 miles south of Coeur d'Alene Idaho and 300 miles north of Boise Idaho. Directions to the University of Idaho, By car: From Spokane: 1.Take Hwy 195 South to Pullman 2.Turn left at signs to Pullman, and then right on Davis Way (Hwy 270) 3.Follow Davis Way until it intersects with N Grand Ave in downtown Pullman 4.Turn right on N. Grand Ave and get into the left lane 5.Turn left at the second stop light, following signs to Moscow 6.At the first stop light in Moscow, the highway changes from 270 to Hwy 8 7.Move to far right lane, and turn right at the second stop light on Perimeter Drive (the University Inn hotel is to the left before you turn) 8.Follow Perimeter drive and the signs to the Kibbie Dome From Coeur d' Alene 1.Take Hwy 95 South to Moscow 2.At Sixth Street turn right 3.Drive West until you come to Perimeter Drive 4.Turn Left on Perimeter Drive 5.Follow Perimeter drive and signs to the Kibbie Dome From the Boise/Southern Idaho 1.Proceed north on US 95 into Moscow 2.Turn left onto Sixth Street 3.Drive West until you come to Perimeter Drive 4.Turn Left on Perimeter Drive 5.Follow Perimeter drive and signs to the Kibbie Dome From Seattle/Tacoma: 1.Travel east on Interstate 90 over Snoqualmie Pass to Vantage Cross the bridge over the Columbia River and take exit #137 to Hwy 26 2.Take Hwy 26 to Colfax 3.At Colfax, turn right onto Main St (Hwy 195) 4.Continue on Hwy 195 to Pullman 5.Turn left at signs to Pullman, and then right on Davis Way (Hwy 270) 6.Follow Davis Way until it intersects with N. Grand Ave in downtown Pullman 7.Turn right on N. Grand Ave and get into the left lane 8.Turn left at the second stop light, following signs to Moscow 9.At Moscow the highway changes from 270 to Hwy 8 10.Move to far right lane and turn right at the second stop light on Perimeter Drive (University Inn hotel is to the left before you turn)Follow Perimeter drive and the signs to the Kibbie Dome

Local Accommodations
Several motels withing walking distance, others within easy driving distance. Prices start at $63.00 and up. For more information,contact New Student Services at 208-885-6163, or visit the following website: http://business.moscowchamber.com/list/mc/183-182-184 or http://www.pullmanchamber.com/visit-pullman/where-to-stay/
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Key Stats

8,515
Applicants
9,388
Size
67%
Acceptance Rate
1040
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists