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University of Idaho Overview

University of Idaho is a public institution situated in Moscow, Idaho. Moscow is a great place for students who enjoy small town life.

What Is University of Idaho Known For?

1,913 Undergraduate Awards
$31,835 Avg Cost After Aid
73% Acceptance Rate
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at U of I.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 86% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from U of I makes roughly $41,900 a year. This is 3% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.

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University of Idaho Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

U of I has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#306 Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at U of I.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Natural Resource Management Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Landscape Architecture Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Natural Resources Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Drama & Theater Arts Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Most Popular Natural Resources & Conservation Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Most Popular Writing Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#93 Most Popular Romance Languages Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#121 Most Popular Sociology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards U of I has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#24 Best Value Colleges for Natural Resources & Conservation College Factual
#26 Best Value Colleges for Computer Science College Factual
#61 Best Value Colleges for Computer & Information Sciences College Factual
#77 Highest Paid Computer & Information Sciences Graduates College Factual
#83 Highest Paid Business Administration & Management Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of Idaho?

Location of University of Idaho

Contact details for U of I are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 875 Perimeter Drive Ms 2282, Moscow, ID 83844-2282
Phone: 888-884-3246
Website: www.uidaho.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uidaho
Twitter: https://twitter.com/uidaho

How Do I Get Into U of I?

You can apply to U of I online at: www.uidaho.edu/admissions/apply

Admission Requirements for U of I

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into U of I?

73% Acceptance Rate
53% Of Accepted Are Women
98% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at University of Idaho is 73%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 47% of accepted students are men and 53% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 67%, and the acceptance rate for women is 80%.

Average Test Scores

About 98% of students accepted to U of I submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 620. Math scores were between 500 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Idaho  ( 510 to 620 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for University of Idaho  ( 500 to 610 )
200
800
U of I received ACT scores from 41% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 26. Math scores were between 19 and 26. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for University of Idaho  ( 19 to 26 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for University of Idaho  ( 19 to 26 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for University of Idaho  ( 20 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford University of Idaho?

$31,835 Net Price
52% Take Out Loans
5.9% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of U of I is $31,835. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At U of I, approximately 52% of students took out student loans averaging $5,731 a year. That adds up to $22,924 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at U of I is 5.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Idaho Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,749 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,392 undergraduate students at U of I, with 6,749 being full-time and 2,643 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  U of I

There are also 2,534 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,749 full-time undergraduates at U of I, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  U of I

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Idaho students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of U of I Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 101
Black or African American 82
Hispanic or Latino 749
White 5,072
International Students 278
Other Races/Ethnicities 467

Geographic Diversity

Idaho students aren't the only ones who study at University of Idaho. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 74 countries are represented at U of I. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal.

Online Learning at University of Idaho

1,004 Took All Classes Online
3,755 Took At Least One Class Online
2.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 4 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at U of I. In 2017-2018, 3,755 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at U of I has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 9th most popular in Idaho for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of U of I

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Idaho was 2.5%. This is the #1,860 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at U of I regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of U of I majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Curriculum & Instruction 11%
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 6%
Education 5%
Electrical Engineering 18%
Engineering 4%
General Psychology 3%
Geoscience Engineering 67%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 14%
Liberal Arts General Studies 14%
Psychology 2%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at U of I ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at U of I.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Geoscience Engineering #3
Forestry #4
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology #5
Natural Resource Management #9
Statistics #10
Electronics Engineering Technology #18
Other Engineering #19
Industrial Production Technology #21
Computer Engineering #24
Civil Engineering #28
Mechanical Engineering #29
Mathematics #30
Natural Resources & Conservation #31
Public Relations & Advertising #32
Electrical Engineering #36
Computer Science #43
Biological & Biomedical Sciences #44
Mathematics & Statistics #46
Sociology #53
History #56
History #56
Public Administration #83
Engineering #96
Curriculum & Instruction #115
General Psychology #127
Communication & Journalism #134
Engineering Technologies #140
Special Education #167
Teacher Education Subject Specific #173
Social Sciences #175
Psychology #177
Public Administration & Social Service #180
Educational Administration #220
Teacher Education Grade Specific #242
Computer & Information Sciences #347
Liberal Arts General Studies #465
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #465

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Idaho Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Psychology 0 122 0 6 0 128
Mechanical Engineering 0 87 0 14 2 103
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 74 0 25 0 99
Law 0 0 0 0 96 96
Electrical Engineering 0 74 1 15 2 92
Public Relations & Advertising 0 90 0 0 0 90
Marketing 0 85 0 0 0 85
Accounting 0 46 0 33 0 79
Business Administration & Management 17 60 0 0 0 77
Finance & Financial Management 10 52 0 0 0 62
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 57 0 0 0 57
Sociology 0 57 0 0 0 57
Civil Engineering 0 34 0 19 3 56
Human Resource Management 0 42 13 0 0 55
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 22 1 32 0 55
Natural Resource Management 0 7 0 42 5 54
Health & Physical Education 1 53 0 0 0 54
Natural Resources Conservation 0 26 0 24 1 51
Educational Administration 0 0 22 28 0 50
Computer Science 0 27 2 11 4 44
General Architecture 0 27 0 14 0 41
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 39 0 0 0 39
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 28 10 38
Forestry 0 34 3 0 0 37
Animal Science 0 28 0 8 0 36
Writing Studies 0 27 0 9 0 36
Romance Languages 0 35 0 0 0 35
Agricultural Economics & Business 0 30 0 3 0 33
Drama & Theater Arts 0 15 0 18 0 33
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 31 0 0 0 31
International Relations & National Security 0 30 0 0 0 30
Plant Sciences 0 19 0 7 3 29
General Biology 0 25 0 2 2 29
Wildlife Management 0 29 0 0 0 29
Graphic Communications 0 27 0 0 0 27
Business/Managerial Economics 0 26 0 0 0 26
Management Information Systems 0 25 0 0 0 25
Music 0 18 0 7 0 25
Chemistry 0 18 0 1 3 22
Political Science & Government 0 22 0 0 0 22
Fine & Studio Arts 0 18 0 4 0 22
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 21 0 0 0 21
Chemical Engineering 0 18 0 3 0 21
Landscape Architecture 0 6 0 14 0 20
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 19 0 0 0 19
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 19 0 19
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 2 10 6 0 0 18
Human Development & Family Studies 0 18 0 0 0 18
Applied Mathematics 0 17 0 0 0 17
Recreation Administration 0 7 0 10 0 17
Journalism 0 16 0 0 0 16
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 16 0 0 0 0 16
Food Science Technology 0 11 0 3 1 15
General Education 0 0 0 0 15 15
General English Literature 0 7 0 8 0 15
History 0 13 0 1 1 15
Geography & Cartography 10 2 0 2 1 15
Agricultural Mechanization 0 13 0 0 0 13
Agricultural Public Services 0 13 0 0 0 13
Mathematics 0 10 0 3 0 13
Philosophy 0 13 0 0 0 13
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 7 0 5 1 13
Design & Applied Arts 0 13 0 0 0 13
Anthropology 0 5 0 7 0 12
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 10 0 0 0 10
Physics 0 7 0 1 2 10
Public Administration 0 0 0 10 0 10
Biological Engineering 0 6 0 2 1 9
Materials Engineering 0 4 0 4 1 9
Statistics 0 2 3 4 0 9
Industrial Production Technology 0 3 0 5 0 8
Quality Control Technology 8 0 0 0 0 8
Nuclear Engineering 0 0 2 6 0 8
Fisheries Sciences 0 8 0 0 0 8
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 0 0 3 4 7
Teaching English or French 0 0 0 6 0 6
Other Engineering 0 0 0 6 0 6
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 6 0 6
Homeland Security 0 0 6 0 0 6
Zoology 0 0 0 2 3 5
Special Education 0 0 0 5 0 5
Area Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Agricultural Production 0 4 0 0 0 4
Computer Engineering 0 4 0 0 0 4
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 4 0 0 0 4
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 3 0 1 0 4
Geoscience Engineering 0 0 0 3 0 3
Economics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Urban & Regional Planning 0 0 2 0 0 2
Soil Sciences 0 0 0 1 0 1
Environmental Design 0 0 1 0 0 1
Biotechnology 0 1 0 0 0 1
Fire Protection 1 0 0 0 0 1
Arts & Media Management 0 1 0 0 0 1
Dance 0 1 0 0 0 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interior Architecture 0 0 0 0 0 0
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0 0 0
Student Counseling 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Agricultural Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Metallurgical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0
Family & Consumer Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veterinary Biomedical & Clinical Services 0 0 0 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 0 0 0
Child Development & Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 65 1,848 62 490 161 2,626

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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