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Academics

University of Idaho is truly a school that invests in its students. Despite its large size, the university manages to create a "personalized learning experience" for all undergrads. Idaho also provides numerous "networking opportunities" for their students. One lucky beneficiary explains, "Being here at UI, I've had the chance to meet many people in industry, which helped me land an internship at NASA JPL this past summer." Academically, Idaho offers students a wide range of stellar departments. However, undergrads especially like to tout the fantastic "engineering, agriculture, business and law programs." Fortunately, no matter what you choose to study, the university is "incredible at creating an environment [in which] to build great relationships between professors and students." Though it's certainly helped by the fact that "the faculty here really cares about the students and genuinely wants to see them succeed." Undergrads also value that their professors "don't want students who [simply] suck up information and then vomit it back on a test." Instead, they're hoping to form "well-educated students with the ability to think." They're also happy to "host study sessions [in preparation] for exams and quizzes, and they are willing to answer all of your questions." And, best of all, Idaho professors "are very interesting and really bring their lectures to life."

Student Body

On the surface, the student body at University of Idaho might appear a bit homogenous. After all, "most people are white" and it often feels like the vast majority hail from "Idaho, Washington or Oregon." Nevertheless, the "population is slowly becoming more and more diverse." This is partially thanks to a "surprising number of international students." In turn, "this creates a unique opportunity to learn from people of different cultures." Undergrads also take great solace in the fact that their peers are "all very, very friendly" and united in their "kindness." Simply stroll across campus and you'll notice that "everyone smiles and says hi." An ecstatic student rushes to add, "My peers are the most supportive and uplifting people I've ever been surrounded by…It's not uncommon to see students giving directions to lost tours or inviting perfect strangers to something like the farmers market or a film downtown." A lot of these Idaho Vandals also find common ground in their love of the outdoors, with many students looking to "take advantage of Moscow Mountain nearby for hiking, mountain biking, or snowshoeing." Finally, when it comes to political leanings, we're told that Idaho has an "unusually large number of libertarian-minded students here." Thankfully, most undergrads "are very respectful, even when they strongly disagree." As one contemplative student states, "We rarely talk about tolerance here, but we act on it daily."

Campus Life

Undergrads at Idaho happily report that "there are always a lot of activities going on around campus." For starters, the student recreation center is often a big draw where students can "work[ out, play a variety of indoor sports, take classes, climb the rock wall, or just hang[ out." Students also love to explore the "two arboretums on campus." Idaho also has "a very involved Greek system that is always holding a philanthropic event somewhere on campus or in the community." The university sponsors a number of great cultural affairs including "an amazing Jazz Festival, Native American celebrations, African Americans celebrations, and many many more throughout the year." In fact, "on the weekends there is almost always [an] event to attend that is hosted by an organization at the university, whether it is just for fun or to raise money for a cause." Finally, students also love taking advantage of everything hometown Moscow has to offer. As one pleased Vandal elaborates, "There is usually something going on every night, be it trivia nights at local restaurants, local musicians playing at a coffee shop, or a book signing at Book People."

Overview

Applicants
5,953
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.41

GPA Breakdown

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

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
470 - 590
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
460 - 580
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
450 - 560

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
510 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
500 - 600

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — August 1


Other Admission Factors

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Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
16:1
Total Faculty
725
with Terminal Degree
526

439
Men
286
Women
88
Minority
37
International

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
30%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

Majors

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences

  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agriculture, General
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Food Science
  • Horticultural Science
  • Range Science and Management

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Conservation Biology
  • Microbiology, General
  • Molecular Biology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation

  • Education

  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Technical Teacher Education

  • Engineering

  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
  • Industrial Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Geography
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Interior Design
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Voice and Opera


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

Notable Faculty

Michael B. Laskowski
Professor, Physiology, Department of Biology

David Thomas
Professor of Math, Mathematics

Debbie Storrs
Professor of Sociology, Sociology

Gary Williams
Professor of English, English

Dale D. Goble
Professor of Law, College of Law

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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
30%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
56%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$45,800

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$84,800

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$47,000

Percent High Job Meaning
58%

Percent STEM
19%


Students Say

A University of Idaho degree definitely connotes success. After all, according to PayScale.com, the average starting salary for recent graduates is $46,700. Even better, the average mid-career salary is $84,400. And, most importantly, 56 percent of Vandals report being in a job that holds meaning. These stats can partially be attributed to a fantastic career center that works diligently to foster relationships with a variety of companies and organizations. The office is able to attract companies such as Boeing, E & J Gallo Winery, Hecla Mining Company, Hewlett Packard, Paragon Films, Inc., Peace Corps and Seattle City Light to its annual career fairs. And, thanks to the center's numerous resume and interview workshops, students are fully prepared whenever a potential opportunity arises.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Dec 20

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,727

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$4,768

Average Need-Based Loan
$6,842

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,539

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$4,727

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition (In-State)
$5,346
Tuition (Out-of-State)
$21,670
Required Fees
$2,142
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,292

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$3,322
Transportation for Commuters
$894

On-Campus Room and Board
$8,670
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
9,586
Foreign Countries Represented
77

Demographics

1.33%
Asian
1.57%
African-American
9.82%
Hispanic
75.21%
Caucasian
1.62%
Unknown
5.73%
International

49% female
51% male
22% are out of state
76% are full time
24% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
36%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
85%

Campus Environment
Suburban

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
Disability Support Services

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Miriam Hertz

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
166
Number of Honor Societies
20

Number of Social Sororities
13
Number of Religious Organizations
13

21% join a fraternity
22% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

42% 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

76/99

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 -Lookout Pass, Silver Mt, Schweitzer
Zeppos Family Fun Center - Bowling, etc.
6. Salmon, Snake, and Clearwater rivers - recreation 7. Farmers' Market 8. Close to the Snake River, Selway-Bitterroot, Wilderness, Frank Church/River of No Return 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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