About University of Idaho

Founded in 1889, University of Idaho. is a Public college. Located in Idaho, which is a city setting in Idaho, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 9,586 full time undergraduate students, and 2,194 full time graduate students.

The University of Idaho Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 16:1. There are 576 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at University of Idaho include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate75%
Application Deadline
Application Fee60
SAT Range930-1170
ACT Range21-27

Admissions at UI are considered Less Selective, with ,81% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 28 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 44% were in the top quarter, and 18% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at University of Idaho.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

University of Idaho REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    185 Students rated on-campus housing 3.6 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    145 Students rated off-campus housing 3.7 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    187 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 10 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    200 Students rated campus facilities 4.1 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    201 Students rated class size 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    199 Students rated school activities 4.1 stars. 41 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    201 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    201 Students rated academics 4.1 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of University of Idaho?

90 Students rated University of Idaho

Jaiydan - 08/03/2023

I absolutely recommend and love this school. It has taught me to go out of my comfort zone and let life take you where you need to be. I have not experienced anything negative with this school but only good things. I really appreciate all the help from the staff to professors and everyone who makes the college experience fun for me and others.

Kassie - 03/31/2023

I enjoy this school, I have made many new friends and I feel as though my professors care about my success. Even some of the professors have become my friends and mentors, which I think is very special. Overall, it is a safe campus and I do not feel uneasy walking about alone. I like the surrounding area as well.

Kaylee - 11/18/2022

The school is a great place to get your college education. The college is very affordable, and you can really see where your money goes in a good way. The staff and Professors are super helpful and very available. The weather is very diverse, so you get a little of everything. The campus also isn't too big, so it is very walkable compared to some other schools.

Oaklee - 07/28/2022

The University of Idaho is a small campus compared to most that has a very home like atmosphere. It is an extremely safe campus, I feel very comfortable going places alone. There is a wide diversity of people so you are likely to find where you fit in! I am a highly anxious person but moving here was one of the best decisions I ever made! Wonderful school!

University of Idaho FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at University of Idaho?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for University of Idaho is 75%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Hello, sayd I know for a fact that you have already applied for college in the summer and i know you feel nerous and unprepared, but heres a little information that i know will help get you by these next few years you are going to start at the very bottom of your classes but you will eventually raise your grades and feel more confident about yourself and your study habbits, try not to stay out so late mom gets worried everytime you call at 11 at night try to call her a bit earleir in the day if you can, when you go into your math class get a tutor we both know that math is our educational fault and we lose our understanding after a while dont be afraid to ask for help buddy its ok it dones't mean you're dumb it just means you're smart enough to get the right things done for yourself. oh and one more thing tell mathew that his car is gunna burn up if he doesnt sleep more and try to help him get back on track if you can, you know what to do keep it up.

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Small, community oriented and friendly because it is a small town and houses a variety of students.

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  4. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It is actually a fairly liberal school despite being in Moscow. The on-campus dining is pretty dismal, as is the on-campus dining facilities. The weather can also be pretty extreme, with temperatures reaching into negative numbers.

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are fun, smart, friendly people that know how to focus on school and how to have a good time on the weekend.

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  6. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The physical surroundings are boring. The Palouse is most beautiful in the autumn, but winter is horribly boring. It is also expensive.

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  7. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    It was the land grant college in the state of Idaho and since I was highly involved in FFA it was the best choice for me to stay in the mist of Agriculture.

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  8. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    The University of Idaho has one fault which is that there are many programs, that the school offers and many of the students there might not be rare of its exists; but entirely being honest the University of Idaho is the image of perfect.

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  9. What's unique about your campus?

    I would have to say the surrounding area is the best part of the school. I love the mountains and snow, so it makes it that much more fun.

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  10. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    the receation center, our engineering programs, law programs, student social life, fraturnaties an sororities

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  11. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Those not interested in drinking.

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  12. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The fun I am having.

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  13. What kind of person should attend this school?


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  14. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    The main bad stereotype that I see is the joke that our athletic department (football primarily) is pretty terrible, which is true. So if this is that you are looking for in a school, I would not recommend coming to the U of I. However, if you want a quality education that I and many other enjoy, and a fantastic engineering program, this is the right place.

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  15. What are the academics like at your school?

    There are different sizes of classes, some lectures will have up to 100 students while other classes only have 15-25 students. Studying depends on the students and how much time or effort they want to put into their education. Among the Greek community, houses are competitive with their grades which motivates the members to put their studies at a higher priority. The most unique class that I have taken was Vandal Success 101, which gave me tips on how to study and information on where different departments or resources were located.

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  16. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    The university is located in a small town, so the students are all very familiar acquaintances. Although the campus is small, this allows people to make many more connections on a personal level. I spend most of my time on campus at my sorority, but when I am not there, I like to study at the "fish bowl" located in the library. The University of Idaho is known for it's strong Vandal pride and support for all of the different sports teams. An experience that I will always remember from my time on campus is how welcoming the students and staff are towards incoming freshman, they have "walk" with the band and mascot dedicated to the new students.

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  17. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Greek Housing has a huge role in the University of Idaho. They house roughly 60{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of students on campus, and provide many activities and leadership roles for students. Another large group on campus is the University Honors Program. The Honors program provides housing, Honors-specific classes, and a variety of events for Honors students to participate in.

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  18. What are your classes like?

    Most of the classes, excluding some introductary lectures, are fairly small in size ranging from about 15- 50 students.

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  19. What do students complain about most?

    Homework, but I mean what student doesn't.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

97% of students attending University of Idaho receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 53% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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$30 - $48K
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$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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