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University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho

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University of Idaho overview
Location Moscow, Idaho
Online uidaho.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
University of Idaho overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The University of Idaho, located in Moscow, Idaho, is a public research institution established in 1889. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Palouse region, the university is approximately 300 miles north of Boise and within driving distance of Spokane, Washington. The campus is characterized by a mix of Romanesque and Classical Revival architectural styles, contributing to its distinct academic atmosphere. Offering a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs, the University of Idaho is particularly recognized for its strong emphasis on research and its College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. The institution maintains a moderately selective admission process. Campus life is marked by a variety of on-campus living options, with residence halls and Greek housing available. The University of Idaho is also noted for its Vandal athletics, particularly in football, competing in the NCAA Division I Big Sky Conference.

In the most recent statistical year 13,393 prospective students applied, and 9,891 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,951 enrolled in the school.  8,409 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,098 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $6,182 plus fees of $2,214. Idaho is ranked 585 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Idaho is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

University of Idaho overview
SAT 990/1250
ACT 20/27
GPA 3.47

Applications Accepted

University of Idaho overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend

Idaho Resident Tuition

In State Costs for University of Idaho
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,232
Other Fees$2,214
Room and Board $9,898
Budget for Other Expenses$3,320
Total One Year Cost$22,846

Out of State Resident Tuition

Out of State Costs for University of Idaho
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,232
Other Fees$2,214
Room and Board $9,898
Budget for Other Expenses$3,320
Total One Year Cost$42,082

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$46,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Idaho students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 12%
Education 9%
Engineering 8%
Social Sciences 7%
Psychology 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142285 IPEDS survey data for University of Idaho.

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