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.

Website: www.uidaho.edu/

Public
Co-ed
9,885
Undergraduate
Students
(49.7%) 4,917 Women
(50.3%) 4,968 Men
2,187
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
73% of 7,087 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
554 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
570 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,300
Out-of-state: $37,624
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,488
Out-of-state: $23,812
Room and Board
$8,670
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Freshman Award
$13,930
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,145
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
679
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 24% 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
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Campus Life

Moscow Population
24,534
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Joe Vandal
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
1.3% Black/African-American
11.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.3% White
7.7% Unknown
International Students
4.4% from 57 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
875 Perimeter Drive
City, State, Zip
Moscow, ID 83844-2282
Phone
(208) 885-6326
Fax
(208) 885-6911
E-mail
futurestudents@uidaho.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Not available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
73% of 7,087 applicants were admitted
Women
80% of 3,424 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 3,663 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,114 (41%) of 5,180 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,046 (38%) of 2,739 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,068 (44%) of 2,441 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.41
3.75 and Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
554 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
5%
Score of 600 - 700
25%
Score of 500 - 600
46%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
570 average
510-620 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
7%
Score of 600 - 700
31%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
20-26 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
9%
Score of 24 - 29
39%
Score of 18 - 23
42%
Score of 12 - 17
10%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 20%
Top quarter: 42%
Top half: 74%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
In-state: $21,300
Out-of-state: $37,624
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $7,488
Out-of-state: $23,812
Room and Board
$8,670
Books and Supplies
$1,292
Other Expenses
$3,850
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 21
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001626
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,535 (88.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,142 (74.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,129 (98.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
379 (33.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
80%
Average Award
$13,930
Need-Based Gift
Received by 699 (61.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,537
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 853 (75.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,744
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 963 (85.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
495 (28.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,608

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
6,228 (79.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,050 (81.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
4,918 (97.4%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,573 (32.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$13,785
Need-Based Gift
Received by 3,463 (70.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,596
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 3,758 (76.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,806
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 3,175 (64.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,675 (21.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,239

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
59%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$25,145
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
2.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture, Architecture, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Dance, Journalism/Publications, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Junior Miss, Leadership, Rodeo
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Ethnic Background, First-Generation College Students, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Out-of-State Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,335
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Business and Management, General
  • Agricultural Communication/Journalism
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Mechanization, General
  • Agricultural Teacher Education
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Animal Sciences, General
  • Anthropology
  • Apparel and Textiles, General
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological/Biosystems Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Conservation Biology
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
  • Food Science
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
  • Forest Sciences and Biology
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Studies
  • Geography
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Horticultural Science
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • Interior Design
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Latin American Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology, General
  • Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Management
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Musical Theatre
  • Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism
  • Organizational Communication, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Range Science and Management
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Technical Teacher Education
  • Voice and Opera
  • Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management
  • Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Architecture
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
679
Part-Time Faculty
119
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 24% 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
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 41% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 23% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs
Over 100 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
2,684,135
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
510
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Athletic Training, Master of Architecture, Master of Music, Master of Science, Master of Natural Resources, Professional Science Master's, Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Economics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Consumer Economics
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Entomology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Film, Television, and Video Theory and Criticism
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Hydrology
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Management of Technology
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Theater
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Juris Doctor, Doctorate of Athletic Training

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Agronomy and Soil Sciences
  • American Indian/Native American Studies
  • Animal Sciences
  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computational Biology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Conflict Resolution and Mediation/Peace Studies
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • History
  • Hydrology
  • Law
  • Management of Technology
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering and Metallurgy
  • Microbiology
  • Natural Resources
  • Neuroscience
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Plant Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Recreation and Park Management
  • Special Education
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Vocational and Technical Education
  • Water Resources
  • Water Resources Engineering

Location and Setting


Boston Population
24,534
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
810 acres

Weather

Temperature
27.6 average low in January, 79.8 average high in September
Rain
113 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
Moscow
Nearest Train Station
80 mile(s) from campus in Spokane, Wash.

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, cooperative housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
36% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
64%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
contracted services with the city of Moscow police department

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Joe Vandal
School Colors
Silver and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf x x x x
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, skiing (cross-country), soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, weight lifting, wrestling

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student alumni relations board (sarb), associate students university of idaho (asui), vandal volunteers club, earth club, gender and sexuality alliance
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
9,885
Women
4,917 (49.7%)
Men
4,968 (50.3%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
7,166
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.7% Asian
1.3% Black/African-American
11.1% Hispanic/Latino
3.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
73.3% White
7.7% Unknown
International Students.
4.4% from 57 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
2,187

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.6%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
50%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
54.6%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
12.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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