The University of Idaho set up its first campus ever in 1889 in Moscow, Idaho. Since then, it has managed to deliver its education through many branches to about 11,000 students. This high research, land-grant university of USA aims at finding solutions to complex societal issues in various subjects relating to science, economics, and social, etc.
The University offers more than 80 major programs and over 200+ student clubs and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The mission being community engagement and transformative education, U of I serve business and communities with a global reach and a strong faith in diversity.
The U of I Moscow offers Idaho’s only four-year law school and medical education through WWAMI. The student-athletes call themselves Vandals. The University provides various facilities, like their library with over 200 million holdings.
|Year of Establishment||1889|
|Type of University||Public|
|Student Faculty Ratio||14:1|
The campus of U of I Moscow is highly renowned for the rolling Palouse Hills surrounding the campus making it almost impossible for one to look away from that beauty. Only a few minutes away from this 1,600 acres campus, one can find a bustling town with about 24,000 residents and enjoy the town’s movie theatres, arts, cafes, and restaurants, etc. Idaho is considered to be among the Top 10 most affordable places to live for students by livability.com, 2018.
The university campus offers students with:
Considered to be at #15 Safest College Campus in America by alarms.org 2018, U of I Moscow provides on-campus residence halls. All first-year students are required to stay on-campus. Graduate students can choose to stay at on-campus or off-campus accommodations.
Graduate students are required to arrange for student housing before arriving at the university. They can stay in homestays, shared or rented apartments, etc. if planning to stay off-campus.
The university is highly known for its research and extension centers and for being the only 4-year medical and law school in Idaho. With more than 158 majors, U of I is known for its approach by the teachers with a student-teacher ratio of 14:1.
More than 300 academic programs are available which include majors, minors, certified degrees, Master’s, Doctorate professional practice and Doctorate (research), etc. taught through the eight academic colleges.
The university also offers combined degrees to students. U of I Moscow is mostly known for its Psychology (general) major. All the academic programs are offered through the university’s colleges of Agricultural and Life Science; Education, Health and Human Services; Engineering; Natural Resources; Art and Architecture; Letters, Arts and Social Science; Science; and Business and Economics.
Application: To apply, one must visit the official website, fill online application and select the programs of interest.
Application Fee: 60 USD (No application fee for Idaho residents)
Application Deadline: For admissions to the University of Idaho, undergraduate students must complete their admission application by June 1 for the fall semester, October 1 for the spring semester, and March 1 for the summer session.
For graduate admissions, students must complete their admission applications by May 1 for the fall semester; October 1 for the spring semester; and March 15 for the summer session.
|Exam||Minimum Required Scores|
|International UG Basic Tuition Fee||27,540 USD|
|International Graduate Basic Tuition Fee||29,122 USD|
|Housing And Meals||9,080 USD|
|Health Insurance||1,903 USD|
|Books And Supplies||1,130 USD|
|Other Expenses||3,306 USD|
U of I offers several financial aid options to its students. The university awards various tuition waivers and scholarships to both domestic and international students.
A few of the financial aid options are:
Idaho International Waiver Scholarship: All eligible new undergraduate students are eligible for the international waiver scholarship. The scholarship waiver is renewable for four years if the student maintains a cumulative University of Idaho GPA of 2.5.
|High school GPA||Scholarship Waiver Amount (in USD)|
|GPA||Scholarship Waiver Amount (in USD)|
Other distinguished awards include the Boren Scholarship for International Study, Critical Language Scholarships, Goldwater Scholarship (Most of these are for US or Russian students), etc.
U of I Moscow provides off-campus and on-campus work opportunities. It also provides work-study options to students with financial crises. The income earned in work-study is taxable. Paychecks for the same are issued every two weeks. To apply for a work-study opportunity, one must first complete the FAFSA form.
For on-campus and off-campus work opportunities, one will have to find a job through JLB according to their programs. The pay scale will depend upon the working hours and the talent of the students. To find jobs, one must sign in as a current student and search according to their programs.
The Student Alumni Relations board was created in 1969. Since then, it has managed to maintain a healthy relationship between the students and the alumni of the U of I Moscow. Through the Vandal Vibe Newspaper, the alumni of the university stay connected. Each year, the alumni association even awards the most outstanding alumni of the year. The U of I Alumni Association is a network of over 1,07,000 alumni.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$26,736 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|University of Idaho Enrollment||14032|
|Average Graduation Rate||48.3%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$26,736 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$28,224 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$1,292 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$8,670 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$3,850 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$8,670 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$3,850 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$3,734 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$3,322 / Year|
|Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Arts Programs||National Association of Schools of Art and Design|
|Law Programs||American Bar Association|
|Language Programs||Commission on English Language Program Accreditation|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Programs||Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
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35.3-38.7 [Out of 100]
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30.8-34.6 [Out of 100]
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11.8-24.1 [Out of 100]
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30.8-34.6 [Out of 100]
based on 1 student ratings
It was affordable and in the state. I love the campus and the small town. It's a loving community. I also really wanted to be apart of the Greek life on campus. It is the perfect distance from home for me so that I felt like I was close but never too close.
I have really enjoyed the course curriculum through my first two years. I enjoy the fact that we have seminars that we have to take our freshman and junior years that help prepare us for college and life.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary