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University of Idaho
Moscow, ID
The University of Idaho, founded in 1889, is a public, comprehensive, land-grant institution. It is a residential campus with 90% of freshmen living on campus in a safe, rural environment. The university's engineering program had a 100% pass rate on the engineering exam in 1998. The school is located in the middle of mountains and other outdoor recreational opportunities. Its 1,450-acre campus and university farm are located in Moscow, 90 miles southeast of Spokane, WA.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 9,586
   Women 4,665 (48.7%)
   Men 4,921 (51.3%)
Graduate Students 2,194
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 76% of 5,953 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.41
SAT Math 522 average
460-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 532 average
470-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $20,640
Out-of-state: $35,448
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $7,232
Out-of-state: $22,040
  Room and Board $8,354
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $13,894
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 558
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 28% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes
Moscow Population 24,534
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 84% of freshmen, 42% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Joe Vandal
Sororities 22% of women participate
Fraternities 21% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
1.4% Black/African-American
10.4% Hispanic/Latino
4.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.1% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students 4.4% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning 77.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 29.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 10.0%