University of Idaho

University of Idaho

The University of Idaho is the state’s land-grant research university. From this distinctive origin and identity, we will enhance the scientific, economic, social, legal and cultural assets of our state and develop solutions for complex problems facing our society.

Top reasons to study here

  • Academic Excellence - Immerse yourself in hands-on research beyond the classroom, developing critical thinking skills, discipline and knowledge base.
  • Research Opportunities - You'll learn to look at the big picture, ask big questions and find answers that make a difference.
  • Campus Life - You’ll experience college in a beautiful, exhilarating and safe environment – one that provides you with world-class opportunities.

Bachelor's programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (2)
Law (1)

About

History

Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers.

Education

Our educational offerings will transform the lives of our students through engaged learning and self-reflection. Our teaching and learning will include undergraduate, graduate, professional and continuing education offered through face-to-face instruction, technology-enabled delivery and hands-on experience. Our educational programs will strive for excellence and will be enriched by the knowledge, collaboration, diversity and creativity of our faculty, students and staff.

Research

Exceptional research universities such as the University of Idaho prepare their students not just with today's knowledge but also with the ability to discover new knowledge, solve novel problems, lead and construct the future. We educate students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to meet the needs of Idaho and the world. We improve lives by creating knowledge and impact through our research, scholarship and creative activity.

Career

The world of work is vast, varied, and full of exciting possibilities. Because of this, the line between major and career is rarely straight. Below are resources to help you explore careers and majors including career assessments that ask questions to uncover your interests and strengths; data that dives deeper into industries, regions, and educational considerations; and other strategies for exploring your career interests and professional values.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
501 100
2019
601 -100
2018
501
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
601 -100
2020
501
2019
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
850 -81
2020
769 -91
2019
678
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The Office of the Dean of Students takes leadership in creating a compassionate, safe and vibrant residential campus community of choice. We promote educational and leadership experiences that prepare students to serve their communities and respect the dignity of all persons.

Student Services:

  • Academic Advising
  • Counseling & Testing Center
  • Career Services
  • Disability Support Services
  • Finances & Scholarships
  • International Programs Office
  • LGBTQA Office
  • Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Student Health Services
  • Student Support Services (TRIO) (SSS)
  • Tutoring and College Success
  • Vandal Health Education
  • Women's Center

Housing services

  • Engage - Vandal family and friends are right outside your door

Our dynamic residence halls are designed to promote student learning with positive social interactions. You will have unique opportunities to engage with fellow students, make new friends and discover new interests. Have the ultimate “college experience” right outside your door.

  • Fraternity and Sorority Life

The fraternity and sorority community is the largest and most vibrant community of students on-campus. Our community has been a cornerstone of U of I's legacy since the university was founded. With 34 recognized fraternities and sororities, our members make up approximately 23 percent of the student population here in Moscow.

Library services

The University of Idaho Library has grown from a single classroom located in the University Administration Building in 1892, to become the largest library in the state of Idaho, housing well over a million books and subscribing to almost ten thousand periodicals, in print and online. 

ICT services

WiFi, Internet Connectivity and Infrastructure

  • This section includes standards that involve accessing and connecting to university network resources and infrastructure. This includes cabling standards, network standards, and Internet connectivity.

Medical services

The health of our Vandal Family is important. That is why we partner with Gritman Moscow Family Medicine to provide a full range of healthcare needs on the Moscow campus. Two clinicians provide services to students, faculty and staff, making everything from wellness checks to illness diagnosis and treatment easy to access.

Student Life

Campus life

At U of I, you’ll get the authentic college experience. And living on our beautiful classic campus puts you at the center of it all. Whether you choose a residence hall or Greek house, living on campus makes it easy to find your crowd at student clubs, socials and campus hot spots. You’ll be surrounded by action — just steps from Vandal athletic events, student activities and shows, the award-winning Student Recreation Center, the annual Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival and so much more.

Sports facilities

The Student Recreation Center the primary resource for students, faculty, staff and alumni to workout and participate in recreational activities, including wellness classes, intramural sports and outdoor activities.

  • ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center 

The ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center is a multi-purpose, indoor athletic stadium and event venue. Also known as the Kibbie Dome, it is home of the Idaho Vandals and is used for intercollegiate sports competition including: football, basketball, soccer, tennis and indoor track and field.

  • ICCU Arena

Situated on the north side of the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center, the ICCU Arena has the potential to take the Vandal basketball teams to a new level of national attention and interest.

Student clubs

By taking leadership roles in student organizations, students may hone their organizational skills while forging important ties with the larger legal community. Student organizations participate in public service, bring distinguished speakers to the College, build community awareness of important issues, and much more.

Accreditation

  • Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB);
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Student Reviews

Discouraging science students
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

While the quality of the education is generally good, the stem tracks like the one I was in were filled with weed-out classes that were discouraging not just because of their difficulty but also the lack of learning involved in such classes. Most teachers were nice as were my fellow students, I just had a hard time coming up with motivation for what felt like busy work...

No Complaints
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Considering everything that is going on with Covid-19 the university is taking all the necessary steps and measures to make sure that the students and faculty are safe.

University of Idaho, pretty to look at, ugly to live in
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

I gained a lot education wise but I suffered a lot socially. Moscow, Idaho is a small town with not a lot to do, I wish to continue my education somewhere that has more experiences available to me. In fact my experience there was so poor that I had considered not going back to school at all, I have taken a year off instead and actually miss learning a lot and I intend to...

Moscow, Idaho, United States

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