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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  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 7,269 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the U of I acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Psychology, Mechanical Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 56% of students, U of I alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $30,100.
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
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
930-1170
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$14,787/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,183/ year
  • $30-48k
    $12,476/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,549/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,549/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,891/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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.114 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.114 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,269Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 64 responses
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  • Varied
    41%
  • Friendly
    28%
  • Average
    19%
  • Intriguing
    8%
  • Brainwashed
    2%
  • Machiavellian
    2%
  • Mouth breather with sniffles.
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.131 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.156 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Beautiful
    34%
  • It's a new place to call home
    28%
  • Cute and small
    17%
  • Pretty
    4%
  • Rural
    4%
  • Small, boring, being worked on too much
    4%
  • Small and boring
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
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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The University of Idaho is am absolutely amazing school! We have wonderful professors that actually care about your education and well-being. There are so many clubs, organizations, and ways to get involved with this school. Also, the city of Moscow is so beautiful and welcoming to all new Vandals. The Vandal family is definitely strong at the University of Idaho and beyond. I am so proud to call myself a Vandal and attend such an amazing University.
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The University of Idaho is great place to get an education. I have gone to both Washington State University and the University of Idaho, and I believe the University of Idaho gives students a very high chance to succeed. I love the University of Idaho because to the faculty and staff, you are not just a number like you are at larger schools such as WSU. These people here actually care about you and take the time to get to personally know you and understand you and try and get the most out of you. Another thing is, professors at UI do all they can to help you find internships and jobs because they actually care and want everyone to succeed. I would highly recommend the University of Idaho. Go Vandals!
The University of Idaho is a very special and unique school. The school is located in Moscow which is a very safe cute and quirky town filled with spirit. The school offers a very supportive and engaging community. I would definitely encourage everyone to go greek! The greek system at Idaho is very strong and traditional having a home for everyone. Greek life has had such a big impact on making my college experience so much more valuable and memorable. The school offers a very wide variety of majors, clubs, sports, and activities. I wouldn't trade my experience for anything else.