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Phone: 208-885-6111
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: 208-885-9119
Student Union Building
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4264
Moscow, ID 83844-4264


Phone: 208-334-2999
Fax: 208-364-4035
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Coeur d'Alene

Phone: 208-667-2588
Toll-free: 888-208-2268
Fax: 208-664-1272
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Idaho Falls

Phone: 208-282-7900
Fax: 208-282-7929
1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Research Park
Phone: (208) 777-4700
Toll free: (888) 660-8477
Fax: (208) 777-4702
721 Lochsa Street
Post Falls, ID 83854

Points of Distinction

The University of Idaho is a nationally-recognized research institution committed to student success and academic excellence that delivers one of the best educational values in the Pacific Northwest.

We are the state’s flagship institution and one of only 72 national land-grant research universities founded to ensure all citizens have access to a high quality education. We lead in teaching and engaged learning in our undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional programs. We excel at interdisciplinary research, service to businesses and communities, and in advancing diversity, citizenship, and global outreach. Through our growing residential and networked campuses we develop leaders who will guide Idaho to global economic success, create a sustainable American West, and address our nation’s most challenging issues.

  • A Student-centered, Engaged Learning Environment
    Our unique geography, right-sized residential campus, and dedicated faculty provide aspiring leaders with the skills and abilities to challenge themselves and learn by doing.

    • Recognized by Forbes magazine as among the "Top 25 Value Colleges" in the nation.
    • Ranked in the top 11 percent out of 1,500 four-year universities in the nation by Time’s Money publication. Idaho was in the top three in the Northwest based on a combination of factors that include “educational quality, affordability and career outcomes.”
    • Ranked by U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 College Guide as 161st in the country, No. 88 among public colleges nationwide, and 5th among national universities in the Pacific Northwest.
    • Recognized by The Princeton Review as one of its nationwide “Best Colleges,” the top 15 percent in America, and one of the top 124 “Best Western Colleges” in its 2015 edition.
    • Continues to have a record number of National Merit Scholars – a leading public institution of higher education in the Pacific Northwest. This year we have a record number of national merit scholars (76), including 25 freshmen enrolled in Fall 2013.
    • Ranked by Outside Magazine in 2012 as one of the “Top 25 Colleges” in the nation that offers a combination of exceptional outdoor recreation activities, an active student culture, and affordability.
    • Maintains an 18-to-1 faculty-to-student ratio to ensure students receive the personal attention and support they need to have a transformational learning experience.
    • Provides enhanced executive education offerings, from the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute to the Executive Masters of Business Administration degree.
    • Offers a highly engaged residential campus and quintessential college town that provide a dynamic 24/7 living and learning environment that rivals that of all major public universities in America.
    • College of Law ranked a top-25 "Most Innovative" program by PreLaw magazine, fall 2013
  • World-class Research and Learning Opportunities
    Our students gain firsthand experience addressing global challenges, and bring contemporary knowledge and experience into their careers and lives.

    • Recognized by Washington Monthly magazine’s 2014 College Guide as No. 61 among national universities, second in the Northwest, based on social mobility, research, service and the value of the educational experience. Ranked 31st nationwide among universities for “Bang for Your Buck” – the economic value students receive for their dollar.
    • Ranked by Forbes magazine’s America’s 2013 Top Colleges as 150th among national research universities.
    • Classified by the prestigious Carnegie Foundation distinction for “high research activity” among national Research Universities.
    • The state’s leading research university, attracting grants and contracts of more than $100 million each year to fund innovative research and teaching – nearly three times the amount of all other Idaho universities.
    • Conducts cutting edge research in centers and facilities that make the University of Idaho the unrivaled choice for undergraduate research opportunities. In fact, most undergraduate students in research-related fields have opportunities to conduct hands-on research with their faculty mentors.
    • Winner of the National Medal of the Arts for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival – the first time the nation’s top arts honor has been bestowed upon a public university.
    • Leads Northwest team of researchers to better understand and plan for a changing climate in the Pacific Northwest, thanks to a $20 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
    • Leads a network of nine Idaho colleges and Universities in the largest bio-medical research project in Idaho’s history. The Idea Network of Biomedical and Research Excellence – INBRE – creates new, state-of-the-art research facilities and greater research opportunities for faculty and students statewide.
    • College of Law rated No. 15 nationwide in percentage of externships to student body - 47.8 percent - by PreLaw magazine, fall 2013.
  • A Commitment to Community Service and Statewide Economic Impact
    Our students, faculty and staff are engaged in a vast network of powerful partnerships through statewide campuses, laboratories, research and extension centers, and outreach programs. These resources provide connections to individuals, businesses and communities to help improve the quality of life of all Idaho citizens and secure the economic progress of our world.

    • Contributes nearly $1 billion to Idaho’s economy through the combined activities of the University and its alumni. That’s nearly 2 percent of the state’s economy.
    • Offers degree programs and community learning throughout the state of Idaho, with Extension offices in 42 counties and on three Indian reservations, and 11 regional research and extension centers.
    • Named to the Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service (PDF) again in 2013 and one of only five institutions in the Pacific Northwest awarded "with distinction" status. In 2011-2012, an estimated 3,800 students participated in international and local community service projects.
    • Increased outreach to non-traditional and minority students, including military veterans and their families, and Hispanic youth.
    • Recognized in 2013 by US News and World Report as the 35th "Best College for Veterans" nationwide for initiatives that help veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.  
    • Awarded more than 100,000 degrees since 1889.