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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B
U of I is a highly rated public university located in Moscow, Idaho. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,166 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the U of I acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 55% of students, U of I alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,800.
About University of Idaho...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
709 Deakin Ave
Moscow, ID 83844
Website

University of Idaho Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1230
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,997/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$6,993/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
71%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.106 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.117 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.117 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,166Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
2,719
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Varied
    40%
  • Friendly
    27%
  • Average
    18%
  • Intriguing
    7%
  • Brainwashed
    1%
  • Diverse
    1%
  • Machiavellian
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.134 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.159 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 74 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    32%
  • It's a new place to call home
    28%
  • Cute and small
    16%
  • Pretty
    4%
  • Rural
    4%
  • Small, boring, being worked on too much
    4%
  • Small and boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
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University of Idaho is an amazing and beautiful school. There's wide range of majors to choose, that I didn't even know existed! The staff and teachers are all very friendly and helpful every time I need help. Student life here is great because you get to meet so many different type of people, and people here accepts you for who you are. There is great room service and dorms as well. There's many fun events that the university always therefore, making a freshman student like me, feel welcome and experience different things every day. University of Idaho maybe known to be a party school, but to me is definitely not. The study environment here is perfect. There's so many things you can do to de-stress and just have fun while maintaining your grades. University of Idaho is definitely perfect for me and one I definitely recommend anyone.
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The University of Idaho is a very diverse campus that has a lot to offer for everyone. U of I is located in Moscow Idaho which is the perfect college town. It has both a home-like feeling, while also having things to do. Moscow has the best restaurants and small things to do, it is also located only 8 miles from Pullman Washington, which is another University town. I love the University of Idaho for its amazing programs. U of I has a wild selection of programs and majors that can satisfy almost anyone! The University of Idaho also has greek life which is an amazing opportunity for students to get involved not only on campus but also in the community. There are also very many clubs and other organizations at the University of Idaho that make U of I so diverse.
It was hard going off to college and being so far away from my family however, with time it became easier. U of I has so much to offer, and hopefully with recent changes in administration it will become even better! I recommend exploring the possibility of Greek life to get yourself more involved and social. I stayed in the Tower my first year, and I was very miserable. I have thoroughly enjoyed my classes thus far, except for STATS 251, but that could've been a lot better through a different instructor.