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University of Idaho in Moscow

Learn about the University of Idaho in Moscow. Read about its admission info, financial aid, and degree programs to make an informed education decision.

About the University of Idaho

Founded in 1889, the University of Idaho is a public school located in the northern region of the state, on a 1,585-acre campus in Moscow, ID. Notable campus amenities include a 18-hole golf course, arboretum, botanical garden, and the state's largest library (holding over two million items). Students can take advantage of bike paths, a recreation center and sauna. Additional campus centers are located in Boise, Coeur d'Alene, and Idaho Falls.


The University of Idaho has eight undergraduate colleges that offer more than 130 majors. The graduate and law schools offer students more than 60 graduate programs. Areas of study include agriculture, business and economics, education, art and architecture, engineering, and science. Graduate students can pursue a law degree or engage in an interdisciplinary program of study. The university also offers distance education through online learning. As of May 2011, the school has awarded more than 109,000 degrees since 1894, including 80,233 bachelor's degrees and 3,654 law degrees.


Applications must be submitted by August 1. Incoming freshman students do not need to submit separate application forms for out-of-state tuition waivers and merit-based scholarships; new students are automatically considered for out-of-state tuition waivers and merit-based scholarships when the admissions office receives the complete application. A complete application includes the official high school transcripts, ACT or SAT test scores, an application fee, and the completed application form.

Students can complete their applications either online or by printing one to mail. Students can transfer credits earned from proficiency exams including Advanced Placement, College Level Examination Program and International Baccalaureate Credit examinations.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and fees for full-time, resident undergraduate students attending the University of Idaho were $6,212 for the 2012-2013 academic year. Out-of-state, full-time undergraduates paid $19,000 that same year. Additional annual expenses include room and board at $7,682, while books and supplies cost an estimated $1,474. The annual tuition and fees for resident and non-resident graduate students were $7,162 and $19,950, respectively. Students can apply for federal loans, grants, scholarships and work-study programs to finance their education.

School Type 4-year, public**
Degrees Offered Bachelor's, post-baccalaureate certificate, master's, post-master's certificate, doctorates**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Rural**
Student Body 9,586 undergraduate students and 2,726 graduate students in 2011**
Student Housing Seven residence housing communities, including halls and apartments*
Schools and Programs Eight colleges, plus a graduate and law school*; more than 130 undergraduate majors*, more than 60 graduate programs***
Student-Faculty Ratio 18 to 1*
Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients) In 2011:
Bachelor's: Psychology (125)
Master's: Educational Leadership and Administration (84)
Doctorate: Law (102)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rates 25% in four years
56% in six years
59% in eight years
(Students who began in 2003)**
Admission Rate 61% admitted (Fall 2011)**
Entering Class Size 1,722 (Fall 2010)**
First-Year Retention Rates 80% (full-time students)
23% (part-time students)
Average ACT Score of Admitted Students Middle 50% ACT scores: 20-26 in 2011**
Undergraduate Application Due Date August 1***
Tuition 2012-2013: $19,700 for Idaho residents; $32,488 for out-of-state students*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it) 2010-2011: Federal grants (38%), state and local government grants/scholarships (50%), institutional grants/scholarships (38%), federal student loans (54%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 84% in 2010-2011**

Sources: *University of Idaho in Moscow, **IES Data Center, National Center for Education Statistics, College Navigator, ***U.S. News & World Report

School Contact Information

  • Address: University of Idaho, Office of Admissions, Student Union Building Room 117, PO Box 444264, Moscow, ID 83844-4264
  • Phone: (208) 885-6326
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